Looking through the Rootham worklist (on the most helpful Rootham website) I notice three string quartets, a quintet, and a piano trio. I know nothing of these works, but given the utterly wondrous lyricism of Rootham's writing I'd love to hear these works. Are there recordings tucked away in BBC archives that Lyrita might obtain? We are fortunate to live in times when there is a generous profusion of top-notch young quartets and chamber musicians around. Last year, for example, the Villiers Quartet produced fascinating recordings of the Robert Still quartets and I'm told they're currently working on the three quartets of Peter Racine Fricker. Would be wonderful if such a quartet looked at the Rootham quartets. I'm sure these quartets have considerable merits and thoroughly deserve performance and recording. Such a project would also seem right up the street of EM Records. How about it, Em?
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