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Reviews: Walton Concerto

Rave Reviews for Marc Taddei'sCollaboration
with Violist Helen Callus...

"Marc Taddei draws playing from the New Zealand [Symphony] Orchestra that is warm in its lyricism and incisive in Walton's characteristic syncopations"

Greenfield speaks of the "most beautiful account I have ever heard of the Walton concerto."


Gramophone, September 2006, Reviewer Edward Greenfield

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July 2006 "Orchestral Disc of the Month", Reviewer Jeremy Nicholas

"Engagingly partnered… throughout by Marc Taddei and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra" see Full review

Classic FM Magazine (UK)

"Splendidly committed accompaniments from the New Zealanders and Marc Taddei round out a most worthwhile release."

STRAD Magazine August 2006 (UK)

"As a compilation of essential English music for viola and orchestra this CD is a vital release. Feel absolutely no hesitation in rushing out and buying it as soon as the shops are open!

"This CD must be one of the best issues of 2006 …" see Full Review

Musicweb International RECORDING OF THE MONTH,
Reviewer John France

"As a collection of early twentieth century British music for viola and orchestra this disc is pretty much unbeatable."

Musicweb International, Reviewer Rob Barnett

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Recording session photos from Wellington, February 2005

Sanctuary Classics CD of the month, May 2006

Helen Callus (viola)

Marc Taddei / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

  • William WALTON (1902-1983) Viola Concerto in A minor (1928-29, rev 1962)
  • Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Suite for viola and orchestra (Group I) (1934)
  • Herbert HOWELLS (1892-1983) Elegy for viola, string quartet and string orchestra (1917)
  • York BOWEN (1884-1961) Viola Concerto in C minor, Op.25 (1907) (cadenza by Helen Callus)
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