|Richard Jeremy Drakeford|
Cello Suite No. 2
Songs & Dances of Mourning, Op. 12
Rohan de Saram (Cello)
Released in Rohan de Saram’s 80th birth year. The present collection follows on from an earlier release [FHR49] and is devoted to works that were written for and were premièred by Rohan de Saram, his championing of new and unfamiliar music having been a hallmark of a career which now stretches back across six decades. A repertoire that is as extensive as it is varied in overall range, encompassing as this does many of those stylistic traits that have emerged during the post-war era and which here eschew the mutual exclusiveness that has too often proved an obstacle to the reception of contemporary music. A vindication, if such were necessary, of Rohan de Saram’s advocacy.