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‘Remarkable display’ (BBC Music Magazine ****)
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Released in de Saram’s 80th birth year

Arnold BAX (1883–1953)
1  Rhapsodic Ballad

György LIGETI (1923–2006)
Sonata for Solo Cello
2  I. Dialogo
3  II. Capriccio

Luigi DALLAPICCOLA (1904–1975)
Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio
4  I. Ciaccona: Con larghezza
5  II. Intermezzo: Allegro, con espressione drastica
6  III. Adagio

Gaspar CASSADÓ (1897–1966)
Suite for Solo Cello
7  I. Prelude – Fantasia
8  II. Sardana – Danza
9  III. Intermezzo e danza finale

Recorded at Monkswood Studios, Waltham Abbey, Essex, 28–29 April 2015
Engineered and edited by Jonathan Mayer
Mastered by FHR (Jonathan Mayer and David Murphy)
24bit, 96kHz hi-resolution recording and mastering
Booklet notes by Richard Whitehouse
Album photo by David Murphy

Press Quotes

“This is an excellent album, one of the finest solo cello recordings I’ve ever heard. Highly recommended!” (Art Music Lounge – ‘WHAT A PERFORMANCE 2019 Winner’)

“Rohan de Saram’s mastery has for decades now been a fixture in the classical music world, and his artistry through this mixed menu of a recital never flags for an instant… (a) remarkable display” (performance **** / recording **** BBC Music Magazine)

“In short, this disc is a credo of devotion, raptly played and recorded, and offering just one of the many musical autobiographies that could be gifted to a musician as adaptable, questing and resourceful as Rohan de Saram.” (Musicweb International)

“…and this valuable recording, made in 2015, is released to celebrate his 80th anniversary. It is characterised by a remarkable diversity. In this technically difficult and committing repertoire, Rohan de Saram displays a confidence which is not affected by the age and which is marked by a great musical intelligence” (**** Classic Voice)


More Rohan de Saram on FHR:

ROHAN DE SARAM 20th Century British Works for Solo Cello (includes première recordings)