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Stephen Paxton - CC1021

Stephen Paxton
Sonatas and Concerto

Sebastian Comberti

Ruth Alford • Maggie Cole • The Pantheon Band

Sonatas Op. 1 nos. 1 + 4
Sonatas Op. 4 nos. 5 & 6
Concerto in G
Played on period instruments
World Première Recordings


This disc explores the music of an all-but-forgotten Englishman, Stephen Paxton, who flourished in London in the late 18th century. Famous as a composer of glees and catches he wrote a large number of works for his own instrument, the cello. Mostly recorded here for the first time Sebastian Comberti brings these forgotten works to light accompanied by a continuo team of Ruth Alford and Maggie Cole, with The Pantheon Band.