For the Record, Op. 72: Ning Feng's Elgar and Finzi Violin Concertos; Cellist Natalie Clein

January 4, 2019, 2:53 PM · Welcome to "For the Record,"'s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

Ning Feng
Violinist Ning Feng.

Elgar & Finzi: Violin Concertos
Ning Feng, violin
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting

Chinese violinist Ning Feng, prizewinner at the Hanover International, Queen Elisabeth, Yehudi Menuhin International and International Paganini Competitions, performs violin concertos by Edward Elgar and Gerald Finzi, whose 1927 violin concerto received its first performance in 1999 and is performed here for the first time since then. BELOW: Ning Feng talks about the Elgar Violin Concerto:

Works by Rebecca Clarke, Bridge & Vaughan Williams
Natalie Clein, cello
Christian Ihle Hadland, piano

Cellist Natalie Clein performs Rebecca Clark's "Viola Sonata" on cello, along with several works by Frank Bridge, including his Cello Sonata as well as three short works: Serenade, Spring Song and Scherzo. The recording also includes Vaughan Williams’s Six Studies in English Folk Song. BELOW: Natalie Clein performs the Cello Sonata by Frank Bridge last November at Wigmore Hall, with pianist Yeol Eum Son.

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January 5, 2019 at 05:14 PM · Regarding the Finzi, I would like to be clear that this is not the same concerto as the concerto for small orchestra and violin?

January 8, 2019 at 06:55 PM · Hi Philip, I don't know the answer to that one! If you find out, would you share? :)

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