When Delos offered to release my debut solo CD, I began poring through forums, blogs, and other sources on the internet to see what lesser known music was out there. I was hoping to find a concerto or piece for cello and chamber orchestra, because I planned to record at least part of the disc with the fantastic Gateway Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Wolynec. I ran across a forum called Unsung Composers at http://www.unsungcomposers.com where someone conveyed that there really should be a good recording of this concerto available. I had never heard of this work. I immediately found the solo cello part and started reading through the main themes on my own. Right after playing the lyrical, yet almost folksy, opening melody, I knew that this had to be the piece I was looking for.