For me the nicest surprise on this collection was/is Cyril Scott's Harpsichord Concerto (how many of you knew that Scott composed a harpsichord concerto?? I sure didn't until I bought this disc!) which is a lovely and exciting addition to the repertoire, not to mention something of a curiosity - British composers are not exactly noted for writing concertos for harpsichord (off the top of my head I can only think of Walter Leigh's "Concertino for Harpsichord and String Orchestra", John Rutter's "Suite Antique" which technically isn't a concerto, and then I believe Gordon Jacob wrote something for harpsichord and strings, although I don't think it was a concerto. Frankly I'm too lazy to look it up right now!) The concerto opens with a touch of Moeran, Debussy, and even Martinu - to my ears anyhow. The work is clearly Cyril Scott's alone, however there is a touch of dreamy, almost Debussian exoticism which remains in the flute and strings. Scott's Harpsichord Concerto was written in the same year as his Cello Concerto, and although the premiere performance was apparently well received, 70 years went by until a second performance was given.
I would post complete Cyril Scott discs but to my happy surprise I recall that other bloggers have done so over the past few years. I'm not sure if the early Marco Polo discs have been posted actually - those I would share if they haven't been already. I would have to go blog-hopping to check.
I'm going to end here and pick up again with more album information tomorrow as I am at my parents (being here is currently the only way I can upload at a decent rate, and since I stopped by anyhow I brought this disc with me to share) and it's getting late. Time to get back to my cozy apt. with my oh-so-cozy 56k modem speeds. Aaaargggh indeed!!