William Mathias - Clarinet Concerto* • Harp Concerto • Piano Concerto No.3

Gervase de Peyer, clarinet
Osian Ellis, harp
Peter Katin, piano
New Philharmonia Orchestra*
London Symphony Orchestra
David Atherton, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1995 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.325
UPC/EAN: 5020926032522
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 71.12
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

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"This Lyrita CD brings together in a very attractive coupling three of Mathias’s colourful, approachable concertos in excellent recordings made in the 1970s. … the impact of the opening of the Clarinet Concerto has me marvelling not only at the vivid immediacy and sense of presence of the recording but at the compelling imagination of the soloist….the Harp Concerto prompts Mathias to create evocative, highly characteristic shimmering textures…superbly played by the work’s dedicatee, Osian Ellis…Mathias wrote his Piano Concerto No.3 for himself to play, and more than ever the outer movements bring jazzily syncopated writing like Walton with a difference, here incisively played by Peter Katin" Edward Greenfield, Gramophone

Concerto for Clarinet, Opus 68 William Mathias 17.40
1 1. Allegro vivo 6.31
2 2. Lento espressivo 6.02
3 3. Allegro molto vivace 5.07
Concerto for Harp, Opus 50 William Mathias 26.32
4 1. Moderato 8.43
5 2. Adagio appassionato 10.29
6 3. Allegro vivo 7.20
Concerto for Piano no.3, Opus 40 William Mathias 26.58
7 1. Allegro energico 9.33
8 2. Adagio, sempre flessibile 9.47
9 3. Allegro con brio 7.38