Howells: Concertos & Dances

Howells: Concertos & Dances

Kathryn Stott (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)


What a sea change there has been in public opinion in the last ten years or so which has made the recording of the music here not only possible but desirable. Two of the works had not been heard between their first performances (Three Dances, 1915; Piano Concerto, 1925) and 1989 when the present writer put together a Howells ‘Composer of the Week’ series on Radio 3, concentrating for the first time on the orchestral music. It was a revelation.

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