Gemma Rosefield’s Stanford CD “first-class”

13 December 2011

Gemma Rosefield’s latest CD of Stanford’s complete works for cello and orchestra has been garnering tremendous critical and popular acclaim. Under Andrew Manze’s direction and with the support of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Gemma gives stunning performances that “do the piece proud”.

“Gemma Rosefield obviously has technique to burn and is sensitive to mood and atmosphere”
Classic FM Magazine

“Stanford’s sturdy, Brahmsian Cello Concerto and the folksong-rich Third Irish Rhapsody are the highlights here, superbly played by Gemma Rosefield”
BBC Music Magazine

“Rosefield plays with disarming character and freshness; her technique, too, is enviably sure and tone beguilingly rounded”

“Rosefield plays Stanford’s music with a real feeling for period style, using graceful portamentos and displaying a deep lyricism […] Rosefield’s solo entry in the Cello Concerto is immediately notable for its graceful, delicate phrasing […] her tone is full but not forceful [… she] never sacrifices beauty of tone in the bravura passages, and her playing of the Irish Rhapsody no. 3 exudes tenderness”
The Strad

“The performance is refined and strongly characterised by Rosefield”
International Record Review

“cellist Gemma Rosefield plays with warm-hearted poeticism and unfussy sensibility”
The Scotsman

“Gemma Rosefield plays magnificently, addressing the technical hurdles with assurance, her sterling musicianship and beautiful tone shaping the poetic episodes with sensitivity”, “Gemma Rosefield plays marvellously, all boxes ticked.”

For more information about the disc and to hear some excerpts, please visit Hyperion Records’ website.

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