by the English Music Festival
contains Robin's Violin Concerto,
along with Stanford's second violin concerto
and Holst's Walt Whitman overture.
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EM Records discs continue to attract a high profile and extremely positive reviews in particular, The Fire That Breaks From Thee: Violin Concertos by Stanford and Milford, has been praised in the musical press, with Malcolm Hayes in the BBC Music Magazine commending Marshall-Lucks solo playing, whose handsome tone (full but never gross) and laser-like tuning are remarkable in themselves, and Robert Matthew-Walker commenting in International Record Review that I have no doubt that Milfords Violin Concerto is one of the great discoveries of twentieth-century English music to come to light in the twenty-first. Andrew Achenbach, meanwhile, of Gramophone, noted of the Milford: dashingly committed treatment it enjoys, too, from Rupert Marshall-Luck, who receives uncommonly fine support from Owain Arwel Hughes at the helm of the BBC Concert Orchestra, and went on to agree with Matthew-Walker, that to my mind, this powerfully affecting 38-minute canvas undoubtedly constitutes a major find and lovers of the English pastoral tradition should lose no time in making its acquaintance.
Em Marshall Luck, November 2014