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CD Review: Walton's Violin Concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony

Classical CDs Weekly: Prokofiev, Skempton, Walton

by Graham Rickson The Arts Desk

July 29, 2017

“Far more substantial is Anthony Marwood’s intelligent reading of the sultry Violin Concerto. The work usually leaves me cold, but this taut performance is a keeper, especially in the long closing movement where the reprise of music from the concerto’s opening is devastatingly effective. The coda’s fireworks are sensational.”

Anthony Marwood in trio concert with Thomas Adès and Steven Isserlis at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall

Subduing Ravel’s Challenging Trio

by Anthony Tommasini The New York Times

March 21, 2010

“When Mr. Marwood and Mr. Isserlis took up that theme, their sound was focused yet spectral and haunting. This refreshingly unvoluptuous take on the piece continued in the incisive, spiky account of the macabre, scherzolike second movement and the almost medieval austerity the players brought to the subdued and inexorably slow Passacaille. While the finale had the requisite whirlwind energy, the crunchy, incisive playing never allowed the music to sound flashy.”