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Whettam: Complete Cello Works / Rummel, Sinfonia da Camera, Woolaston Festival Orchestra


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Paladino Music   Catalog #: 41  
Composer:  Graham Whettam
Performer:  Martin Rummel
Conductor:  Ian HobsonGraham Whettam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia da CameraWoolaston Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

British composer Graham Whettam (1927-2007) was largely self-taught and was highly popular in the United Kingdom in the 1950s and 1960s. Regarded by the Sunday Times as “a natural symphonist,” he composed a dozen symphonies between his mid-twenties and his death. While these formed the core of his repertoire, he also contributed some large-scale concertos, several shorter symphonic and concertante works, numerous chamber and instrumental pieces, and some vocal and choral works. His pieces are invariably dramtic, feature skillful construction and a deep sense of poignancy. His Cello Concerto from 1999 is his last concerto and an appealing mix of various traditions of the twentieth century from Mahler to Shostakovich. Cellist Martin Rummel, Read more alongside the Sinfonia da Camera and the Woolaston Festival Orchestra present here Whettam’s entire output for cello. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto drammatico for Cello by Graham Whettam
Performer:  Martin Rummel (Cello)
Conductor:  Ian Hobson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia da Camera
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; England 
2.
Romanza for Cello Solo No. 1 by Graham Whettam
Performer:  Martin Rummel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
3.
Romanza for Cello Solo No. 2 by Graham Whettam
Performer:  Martin Rummel (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2000; England 
4.
Sonata for Cello Solo by Graham Whettam
Performer:  Martin Rummel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990/1996; England 
5.
Ballade hébraïque for Cello and Orchestra by Graham Whettam
Performer:  Martin Rummel (Cello)
Conductor:  Graham Whettam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Woolaston Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; England 

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