an ambitious performer would release a disc of unfamiliar music by a group of
composers known mainly for their film music. And when it turns out that this aptly
titled disc consists of pieces for solo instrument only, one starts to question
the sanity of such a venture. But you needn't worry when the performer in question
is so completely and utterly in control of the expressive and technical dimensions
of his instrument and its repertoire as Richard Harwood."
ap Siôn, Gramophone
a generous programme, warmly captured by the Resonus recording team, Harwood's
resonant cello ranges widely from the rigorous old-school workouts of Ernst Toch
and Miklós Rózsa to a descriptive contribution from John Williams (with its plucked
and picked passages imitating a banjo), to the restrained post-modernism of some
of the performer's contemporaries, who provide him with no fewer than five world
Walker, Classical Ear
for solo cello by film composers: an engaging idea delivered by Harwood with fire."
Brown, BBC Music Magazine
extraordinary recital is rounded off by five world premieres....Harwood plays
them all with supreme dedication and musical insight, captured in exemplary sound
of stunning realism."
Haylock, Sinfini Music