Somervell: Works for piano and orchestra

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COMPOSERS: Somervell
LABELS: Hyperion
WORKS: Normandy, Highland Concerto; Cowen Concertstück
PERFORMER: Roscoe; BBC Scottish SO/Brabbins
CATALOGUE NO: Hyperion CDA

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Roscoe extracts unexpectedly unalloyed pleasure from three long-forgotten British works for piano and orchestra. Somervell’s Normandy variations is really impressive; Cowen’s Concertstück scintillates. Calum MacDonald