With a strong Hungarian flavour – suggesting open plains, folk music, and a boisterous wedding celebration – Carl Davis’s Clarinet Concerto (1984) is positively cinematic in scope. As might be expected from this acclaimed composer of music for stage and screen, this 25-minute work is instantly accessible and treats the soloist to material that is both lyrical and passionate.

‘A work that deserves to enter the repertoire, attractive but not flippant, and clearly music by a confident composer who knows what he is doing and why.’
Musical Opinion (Robert Matthew-Walker), 1 May 2008