>Next on the program was a rarity, the Britten Violin Concerto. ...
>I just didn't take to it, for some reason. Still, Zimmermann
>and the NSO played the piece as if they believed in it, and I think I'm
>going to give it another shot. I will probably get the recent CD by
>Daniel Hope, who pairs the Britten VC with the newly revised Berg VC.
I haven't heard Daniel Hope, but may I suggest Lydia Mordkovitch and
Richard Hickox on Chandos (with the coupling of a rich neo-Romantic
concerto by John Veale) - CHAN9910? It emphasizes the Spanish links
and is just a wonderful performance, generally speaking. You can read
my review at http://www.classicalcdreview.com/veale.htm