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Coke Cello Sonatas

24 December 2019

For release on 3 January 2020 on Lyrita!

The next step in my exploration of Roger Sacheverell Coke's music.

The three cello sonatas featuring on this disc frame the years 1936 to 1941, a very productive period in Coke’s life in which he also composed his second symphony (dedicated to Rachmaninov), the third and fourth piano concertos, a set of 24 preludes for piano, the opera The Cenci, the second and third piano sonatas, the first violin sonata, the Poem for cello, piano and small orchestra, as well as several sets of songs and other smaller pieces. This output is all the more remarkable given that Coke was already showing signs of the mental illness that would have a major impact on his creativity in later years, regularly leading to his hospitalisation for several months at a time.

Please visit my shop to find out more about the recording and scores which will be available from 3 January 2020.

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With Raphael Wallfisch and Adrian Farmer after our recording

Raphael Wallfisch & Simon Callaghan (c) Oscar Torres 1