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

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‘de Saram’s potent musical personality shines through’ (BBC Music Magazine ****)
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Released November 2019

Released in de Saram’s 80th birth year

Rohan de Saram cello

20th Century British Works for Solo Cello

Richard DRAKEFORD (1936–2009)
1. Suite No. 2 (1957-59)

David MATTHEWS (1943–)
2. Songs and Dances of Mourning (1976)

Hilda PAREDES (1957–)
3. Zuhuy Kak (1997)

James DILLON (1950–)
4. Eos * (1999)

John MAYER (1929–2004)
5. Sannyasin 

All works written for Rohan de Saram

Tracks 1-3 & 5 appear on CD for the first time
Tracks 1, 2 & 5 première recordings
Tracks 3 première studio recording

Press Quotes

“… a tireless adventurer in new music, marks his 80th birthday with a very personal collection, almost a musical ‘This is Your Life’. …de Saram’s potent musical personality shines through.” (**** BBC Music Magazine)

“The recording is in honour of the cellist 80th birthday and is certainly a fine tribute to his playing and his championing of contemporary music.” (larkreviews)

“Overall, then, this is a fine album of interesting music, played by an excellent artist committed to promoting modern works. Well recommended!” (artsmusiclounge– ‘WHAT A PERFORMANCE 2019 Winner’)

“As a founding member of the Arditti Quartet he became known for playing the most ferociously difficult contemporary works, but his repertory and scope of enthusiasm has always been much wider than that, as this varied and well balanced recital clearly demonstrates.” (Records International)

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