Stephen Watson: Cello Concerto


Compact Disc

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Halle Orchestra, with  Alexander Baillie (Cello)

Completed in 1999, the Cello Concerto was first performed in a BASF concert on 21 June 2000 in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, by the same artists who have made this premier recording. The Concerto embodies a traditional as well as a personal approach to concerto form: traditional, in the sense of virtuoso writing for the solo instrument, yet personal since there is no contest between the soloist and the orchestra – both elements are often integrated and each is of equal prominence.

1.  Adagio – Moderato
2. Adagio – Andante – Adagio
3. Allegro