A bracing excursion to the Indian subcontinent via the Scottish Highlands: the compelling force of Scottish Modernism that is Erik Chisholm makes a welcome reappearance on Hyperion. Matthew Trusler and Danny Driver are the committed soloists in the two large-scale concertante works.
The excellent Matthew Trusler makes light of the solo part’s technical hurdles, while Martyn Brabbins and a fired-up BBC Scottish SO give of their considerable best…Benefiting from impeccable production values throughout, this absorbing release deserves a hearty welcome. Gramophone
The Dance Suite, premiered in 1933 by Chisholm himself, shows what a fine pianist he must have been…Perhaps the outstanding listening experience, however, occurs in From the True Edge of the Great World…All three works are graced with excellent performances and recordings, with Matthew Trusler and Danny Driver each delivering solo playing of panache. BBC ****