Deryk responds to Mimi Ezust:
>>Harvard Radio (they are online and streaming at www.whrb.org) is doing
>>a chronological survey of Vaughan Williams. ...
>I just heard for the first time, the violin concerto in d minor,
>>Concerto Academico, conducted by Previn and played beautifully by James
>By an odd coincidence I've just finished listening to a Pearl disc of
>premiere recordings by the Boyd Neel Orchestra: Britten's Simple Symphony
>and Bridge Variations and RVW's Concerto Academico and Tallis Fantasia.
>This is close to being a desert island disc for me and I listen to it
>several times a week.
I agree, a terrific recording, and of particular interest to me as my
teacher, the late Max Gilbert was the principal viola of the Boyd Neel
and is heard to good effect in this disc. Anyone interested can also
hear him on disc with Kathleen Ferrier in the two Brahms songs (now
available on Naxos 8.111009). This recording was a particular inspiration
to me when I came to record them myself.