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Ernst Toch (1887-1964): Impromptu, Op. 90c
Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995): Toccata Capricciosa, Op. 36
Ennio Morricone (b. 1928): Riflessi
John Williams (b. 1932): Three Pieces
Christopher Gunning (b. 1944): Variations on a Slavic Theme
Dario Marianelli (b. 1963): I Think I Do Remember Him
Alex Heffes (b. 1971): Theme from 'Touching the Void'
Fernando Velazquez (b. 1976): Tarde, una tarde de mayo
Benjamin Wallfisch (b. 1979): Prelude
Richard Harwood, cello
Talented young cellist Richard Harwood makes his Resonus debut with this album of solo concert works by major film composers.
Composing Without the Picture features works by John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Ernst Toch and Miklos Rozsa together with world premiere recordings of works by Christopher Gunning (“Variations on a Slavic Theme”), Dario Marianelli (“I Think I Do Remember Him”), Alex Heffes (“Theme from Touching the Void”), Fernando Velazquez (“Tarde, una tarde de mayo - Late one afternoon in May”) and Benjamin Wallfisch (“Prelude”).
Richard Harwood has performed concerti and recitals in major venues including London’s Royal Albert Hall, all of the Southbank Centre venues, Wigmore Hall, Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Thomaskirche (Leipzig), and the Auditorium du Louvre (Paris). In addition to his concert work, Richard’s discography includes a critically acclaimed debut album for EMI Classics.
Producer, recording and editing engineer: Adam Binks
[...] the performer in question is so completely and utterly in control of the expressive and technical dimensions of his instrument and its repertoire [...] This is music that in fact speaks very clearly without the picture, and Harwood's excellent recording does much to reinforce this view.'
'[...] it’s a generous offering, and it features some real gems'
- The Strad