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CD cover - Flos Campi VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Flos Campi
Paul Silverthorne - Viola
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Paul Daniel - Conductor
Naxos (8.557276)
Gramophone - December 2004
Editor's Choice Recording of the Month


...the superb Paul Silverthorne...



The Guardian - 10th December 2004
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The symphony is superbly contrasted with a masterpiece from the 1920s: the visionary piece, Flos Campi, for viola and orchestra, inspired over its six sections by the Song of Solomon, with Paul Silverthorne a superb soloist
Edward Greenfield



CD Review BBC Radio 3 - 20 November 2004

“...such a sensuous performance...”
Andrew McGregor



Musicweb - November 2004

But what makes the disc essential is the reading of Flos Campi... a vivid and powerful recording. What sets this performance apart, however, is the extraordinarily eloquent playing of Paul Silverthorne. He communicates so readily that his instrument takes on an almost personal identity. He is a natural guide through this most elusive work. Sample the final section, “Set me as a seal upon thine heart”, a passage which in its mixture of radiance and ecstasy recalls the close of the Fifth Symphony, profoundly moving in this performance.
William Hedley



Classic FM Magazine - January 2005

.Paul Silverthorne's playing is a major plus.
Malcolm Hayes



BBC Music Magazine - January 2005

...Paul Silverthorne's eloquent playing...
Stephen Johnson



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