Haylock, Sinfini Music
(August 8th, 2013)
"British cellist Richard Harwood has created a unique
album of film music that works stunningly well without the pictures themselves....This
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."
Walker, Classical Ear
(August 16th, 2013)
"Throughout 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 premiere recordings."
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Brown, BBC Music Magazine
"Music for solo cello by film composers: an engaging idea
delivered by Harwood with fire."
A. Kennedy, Film Score Monthly
"Overall this is an excellent album of solo concert music
with great performances of all the works in question."
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Hugill, Planet Hugill (August 16th, 2013)
"This fascinating disc is a compilation
of concert music written by some well known film composers. But what makes it
so striking is that Richard Harwood has assembled a group of pieces written for
solo cello, not a genre you would associate with composers like Ennio Morricone
and Miklos Rosza....Harwood's performances are exemplary in all respects."
Beek, BeekBlog (August 25th, 2013)
album, released by Resonus Classics, is available digitally only and has genuine
appeal. Its a fascinating window into non-film music by film composers and the
performance by the in-demand cellist is at times truly virtuosic and reveals a
deep appreciation of the material."