What we have here is an interesting amalgam of two Aussie violin concertos by Peter Racine Fricker and Don Banks played by Yfrah Neaman, originally released on the Argo record label, and one by a Brit, David Morgan (who later emigrated to Canada where he died at a relatively young age) played by Erich Gruenberg. All three concertos are fascinating in their own way. The Fricker is tonal and warmly orchestrated, but the lyricism is restrained. The Banks is serial, spikier and more exotically orchestrated. Both are superbly recorded. The Morgan Concerto originally appeared on a 1978 Lyrita release coupled with the same composer's work Contrasts. This is the most memorable concerto on the disc. Written in 1967 while the composer was studying in Prague it is in many respects a reflection of the political events of the era. It was premiered by Gruenberg at the Royal Festival Hall in 1974 and received a rapturous reception. This is hardly surprising as it is heartfelt music which communicates directly to the listener. Stylistically the concerto inhabits a world of English Waltonian lyricism which is by turns suffused with the aleatoric folk language of Lutoslawski and the marching stridency of Shostakovitch. If this sounds odd, musically it works, it speaks, and after several listenings, inexorably worms its way pleasurably under the skin. Of the three extracts provided by Amazon at 4,5 and 6 the middle one gives the best representation of this multi-faceted work. The recording is not perhaps as crystal clear as the Banks and Fricker, and the orchestral performance is not as well rehearsed as the 1974 premiere, but for all that this is an essential listening experience and a work to cherish. It would be marvellous to have the work back in the performing repertoire, although goodness knows what has happened to the parts. In the meantime it is heartwarming to have this, as with many other recordings of lesser known British music, re-issued by Lyrita.