The 6th work realized by Colin Matthews from a short score draft of the first movement, Molto allegro, of an unfinished clarinet concerto, the Mazurka elegiaca for 2 pianos of 1941, and an unfinished orchestral sketch from the early 1940s, thought to be all that survives of a projected "Sonata for orchestra."
Words of the 1st work by Arthur Rimbaud.
Les illuminations : for high voice and string orchestra (1939), with 3 additional songs orchestrated by Colin Matthews. Phrase ; Aube ; À une raison (31:29)
Rondo concertante : 1930, for piano and strings (14:58)
In memoriam Dennis Brain : 1958, for 4 horns and strings (3:53)
Untitled fragment (1930) for strings (2:44)
Variations (1965) for solo piano (6:26)
Movements for a clarinet concerto (c1942) / realized by Colin Matthews (17:50).
Sandrine Piau, soprano ; Rolf Hind, piano ; Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins, Peter Francomb, and Chris Griffiths, horns [members of Northern Sinfonia] ; Michael Collins, clarinet ; Northern Sinfonia ; Thomas Zehetmair, conductor.
Recorded in Hall One at the Sage Gateshead, Jan. 14-15, 2009 (Les Illuminations and related songs) and May 22-23, 2008 (all other works).