a work of searing beauty, masterly orchestration and emotional profundity – one of the greatest violin concertos to have emerged from these musically fecund shores; only once heard, never recorded – lost to generations. It is this work, Robin Milford’s Violin Concerto, that pioneering label EM Records has now resurrected, allowing it inspirational delights to be heard again at last.


Its companion piece will be no less a ground-breaking recording. Stanford’s exquisite Second Violin Concerto shows the power of its composer at his most authoritative and expressive. Dramatic intensity, high virtuosity and melting lyricism combine to glorious effect in this recently-discovered treasure.


This recording, which took place in January 2014 at Watford Colosseum with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes, and violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck, whose recent discs for EM Records have met with glowing critical acclaim, is by far the most ambitious project that EM Records has been privileged to undertake. We need your help to make this recording the outstanding success we know it will be. Please join with us in celebrating these two remarkable concertos and assist us in enabling them see the light of day, thus bringing joy and pleasure to music-lovers worldwide.


Our promotional video for this project can be viewed using the player below. This short film features an interview with the Director of EM Records, Em Marshall-Luck; and an extract from the beautiful second movement of Stanford’s Violin Concerto no.2, performed in the composer’s own version for violin and piano by Rupert Marshall‑Luck and David Owen Norris.


We are inviting music enthusiasts to contribute to the success of this exciting and groundbreaking new recording by becoming subscribers. For a suggested minimum donation of £50, supporters will receive the following:


A mention as a named subscriber in the CD booklet
A pair of free tickets to the launch event
A complimentary signed copy of the CD immediately upon its release


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A highly rewarding double-disc collection. Bax’s Sonata explodes with pent-up energy... Williams’s rich, expansive sound is well caught.
EMR CD007-8 | Classical Music
deeply committed and discriminating performances... Marshall-Luck’s ability to spin cantabile lines with the subtlest of phrasal inflections pays dividends.
EMR CD006 | The Strad
If in any way you like English music then this disc is a must. Even if you don’t, this disc is a must. In fact, you have little choice: buy it, please.

EMR CD005 | MusicWeb International

Whether on violin or viola, Marshall-Luck plays with ideal purity over the widest range... Matthew Rickard’s piano-playing is also impressive.
EMR CD003 | Gramophone
David Owen Norris’s performances convey exactly the sense of contained delight I’m sure Quilter would have wanted.
EMR CD002 | BBC Music Magazine
an ideal combination of enterprising programming, some impressive musical archaeology, and superb playing.
EMR CD001 | International
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