Shostakovich: Cello Concertos

 
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SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Cello Concertos
Alban Gerhardt, WDR Sinfonieorchester / Jukka-Pekka Saraste

[ Hyperion / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 28 August 2020

Alban Gerhardt writes admiringly of Rostropovich and the legacy of marvellous works he inspired, but on the evidence of these extraordinary accounts of two of them, he need fear no comparisons with his great Russian forebear.

"Gerhardt, one of the finest [contemporary cellists] before the public, plays both works with an intensity, bravura and scrupulous attention to the score, honouring Rostropovich's championship of these masterpieces without copying them...Fascinating complements to Rostropovich's own, highly personal accounts of scores with which he is indelibly associated." - The Sunday Times

Tracks:

Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 - I. Allegretto
Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 - II. Moderato
Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 - III. Cadenza -
Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 - IV. Finale: Allegro con moto
Cello Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 126 - I. Largo
Cello Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 126 - II. Scherzo: Allegretto -
Cello Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 126 - III. Finale: Allegretto