Probably you've never heard of composer Lionel Sainsbury? I did'nt. He didn't compose many works for orchestra - there's a wonderful violin concerto available on Dutton too - but he's still young and I only can encourage him to compose more. His music is so romantic and beautiful it even sounds like Dvorak has returned! Yes, it's easy on the ear and to understand, but who cares considering there're not so many cello concertos to be played in concert halls if you compare this with piano concertos.
Never heard of John Foulds? Pity on you, serious classical music guys and girls know him. There're some wonderful orchestral and vocal music CD's to be had from Amazon and the like. I really hope you'd buy some of his music. It's tonal and modern when placed in it's properly understanded time line. This cello concerto too deserves to be heard very often. It's as good and great as the Finzi, or the Walton, or any other much played cello concerto. Who said there're no fine `British' cello concertos except Walton do have to look at this pair. Wonderful! And recording, presentation, interpretation etc. are at the normal high Dutton standard! Bravo!