On this page I have listed some of my most popular discs, there are links below to more Chamber Music, Viola and Orchestral/Concerti, Film & TV Music and Recital

Best of British 20th Century Classics
A Song of Summer (1929-30)

Triple Concerto

BBC Proms
Live from Royal Albert Hall, London
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis
DG Concerts
DG: 4777352

Bax: Phantasy;
Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
Four Orchestral Pieces; Overture, Elegy and Rondo
Dukes/BBC Philharmonic/Davis
Chandos RecordsCHAN 10829

All three of these rarely heard works come from the first half of Bax’s career as a composer. The earliest is the lightweight but charming set of Four Orchestral Pieces from 1914, recorded here for the first time.

Sir Andrew Davis is among the most distinguished interpreters of British music today and here turns to the works of Sir Arnold Bax. With the inclusion of the Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra, this disc marks the completion of Chandos’s long project to record Bax’s complete orchestral music over time. Full Guardian Review

Geoffrey Burgon
Viola Concerto ‘Ghosts of the Dance’ (2008)
Merciless Beauty (1996-97)
Cello Concertoo (2007)

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano g burgon
Philip Dukes viola
Josephine Knight cello
City of London Sinfonia
Nicholas Ward – leader

Chandos Records

Thanks to Geoffrey Burgon’s highly successfully career in film and television soundtracks, his concert music sits comfortably among those composers working in a modern tonality. Both concertos are recent and given their world premiere recordings here. The Viola Concerto, written in 2008 for Philip Dukes, gets its subtitle from (Read on)

Rebecca Clarke
Rebecca Clarke
( 1886-1979)
Viola Music

Philip Dukes
Sophia Rahman
Robert Plane
Daniel Hope

Rebecca Clarke’s music is often described (along with that of Vaughan Williams) as English impressionism, but her style ranges from lush post-romantic (as in the passionate Viola Sonata, her best-known work) to the taut neo-classicism of Stravinsky (as heard in her Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale).

Sally Beamish
Viola Concerto
Cello Concerto “River”
Tam Lin
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor; Ola Rudner
Artists:Robert Cohen ; Philip Dukes; Gordon Hunt
Label: BISbeamish

“Utterly compelling performances superbly recorded” Classic CD
“I recommend this disc most strongly” Gramophone
“The performances have that sense of deep commitment and precision missing in so many recordings of modern music.” Fanfare

Sally Beamish’s music has been underrepresented on CD for far too long. This superb release puts right that omission but it does much more than that: it provides first-rate performances of three of her most dramatic and personal compositions in excellent digital sound. (read on )

Catalogue No: BIS-CD-971

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
The Film Music of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

Murder on the Orient Express the film music front
Far from the Madding Crowd
Lady Caroline Lamb*
Elegy for Viola and Orchestra
Nicole’s Theme from ‘Tender is the Night’
Love Scene from ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral

Philip Dukes viola*
BBC Philharmonic
Rumon Gamba

Chandos Cat. No. CHAN 9867


Chamber Music

Film & TV


Viola and Orchestral Concerti