Walton & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos

The outstanding British cellist Jamie Walton is joined by the Philharmonia Orchestra under Alexander Briger. This album includes William Walton's 1975 revision to the final movement of the Cello Concerto, which has never before been recorded or publically performed (as well as a performance of the original final movement).

This release completes an Anglo-Russian trilogy of recordings by Jamie with this orchestra and conductor, proceed by pairings of Elgar & Myaskovsky and Britten & Shostakovich. Both discs were released to great critical acclaim.

SIGCD220  72 minutes 18 seconds
'The elegiac quality in [the Walton] very much suits Jamie Walton's style,with his sweet, smooth cello tone, but he is also capable of powerfully attacking the vigorous writing … [the Shostakovic ...
BBC Music Magazine
'With the Philharmonia alert both to the brio and to the underlying pensive traits of the concerto, Jamie Walton has an ideal partner, echoed in a performance of the Shostakovich that is lithe, pungen ...