This is a simply marvellous issue, of excellent transfers of English cellists, some now legendary, playing a fascinating range of music, with something for all tastes. Yes, often we get a single movement of a multi-movement work, but this is always made clear; and yes, we get some arrangements of works written for other instruments, but what's the harm in that? The arrangements for cello of Debussy's Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Grieg's To the Spring are both remarkably successful, and add to one's appreciation of the originals. The two Fauré items, played by Isserlis and Igloi, show the cello at its most irresistible, noble and elegaic. For me there is a particular fascination in hearing William Pleeth play a movement of the cello sonata Rubbra wrote for him, while the longest item in the collection is his pupil Jacqueline Du Pré playing the Rubbra Soliloquy for Cello and Strings, in exactly the manner in which I remember Pleeth himself playing it fifty years ago, that is, with stunning intensity and warmth of tone, a real revelation of the power of Rubbra's music when in the right hands; this item alone is worth the price of the whole collection.