St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra
Tamami Honma, piano
Dutton Laboratories Epoch
'…intriguing orchestral programme of pieces dating mostly from the 1970s. Despite the disparity in dates there is remarkable stylistic consistency…the 'Concertante Variations…why this later work is not better known amazes me, frankly…The largest piece, by virtue of its internal cohesion and gravitas rather than mere duration, is the Second Piano Concerto…Listen past the dissonance of the opening minute: what emerges, like order from chaos, is one of the finest post-war piano concertos. Tamami Honma…plays brilliantly, as do the splendid St Christopher Chamber Orchestra of Vilnius under Donatas Katkus's smart direction. Excellent sound, too. Very strongly recommended.'
Guy Rickards, Gramophone, 3/1/2004