Cyril Scott – Clarinet Quintet / Clarinet Trio
– Piano Trios Nos 1 & 2
– Cornish Boat Song

Robert Plane, clarinet | Gould Piano Trio | Mia Cooper, Violin | David Adams, Viola
(CHAN 10575)

‘This is an extremely important addition to the corpus of Cyril Scott’s recorded music. For one thing, four out of the five works are premiere recordings. Secondly, the playing by the Gould Piano Trio and the clarinet soloist Robert Plane is both convincing and sympathetic. Scott’s music covers a wide range of styles and musical language – and each works needs a different approach. This awareness of the composer’s ‘periods’ has been well attended to.’
Musicweb International

‘Chandos continues to fly the flag for neglected 20th-century British music with this excellently played selection of Cyril Scott’s chamber music. All the major works here, except the first piano trio, were composed after the second world war, and all but the clarinet quintet are recorded here for the first time. Taken individually, the pieces are impressive – fluent, and well structured, with the Debussyan influences of especially the first piano trio well integrated into what is fundamentally a late romantic idiom.’
The Guardian

‘Both in this piece and in the Clarinet Quintet that follows, Robert Plane is an eloquent and impassioned clarinettist. The playing is full-blooded and committed and, as you listen to the music, you begin to realise that Scott had a distinctive and individual voice and that he was a composer of real imagination and merit.’
International Record Review

‘Between them Chandos and Dutton have totally transformed the Cyril Scott discography in the past few years, so that we begin to know this elusive and prolific composer much better; but there are still treasures to find. Chandos continues the process with a valuable disc of chamber music. Only the amiable 1951 Clarinet Quintet has been recorded before, but it’s the 1955 Clarinet Trio that seems the most striking and characterful work here. The excellent Gould Trio are the stalwarts of this enjoyable disc.’
BBC Music Magazine


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