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Martin: Concerto for Cello, etc / Poltéra, Stott, Ollila-Hannikainen, et al

Album Summary

>Martin, Frank : Concerto for Cello
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Guardian
There's a sameness in Martin's cello writing, which all too frequently consists of juxtaposing long, looping melodies with scampering passages in six-eight time or flurried pizzicato arpeggios. Poltéra, committed and subtle as always, can't quite disguise the resulting thinness. The Malmo Symphony Orchestra under Tuomas Ollila-Hannikainen are his laid-back accompanists in the Concerto, while pianist Kathryn Stott joins him for the Ballade. Left to her own devices, Stott also performs the Eight Preludes for Piano dating from 1944. They rank among Martin's finest works and are, ironically, the best things on the disc.

Gramophone Magazine
Many music lovers will not have been exposed to much of Frank Martin's music... I was quite bowled over in discovering the Cello Concerto, so eloquently and sensitively played here. It is no exaggeration to state that this rapt performance presents this noble concerto with an inspirational intensity to compare with the celebrated Du Pré/Barbirollo recording of the Elgar Concerto.

BBC Music Magazine
Poltéra delivers an utterly compelling and committed performance, and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra under Tuomas Ollila-Hannikainen provides both sensitive and dynamic support. Stott... gets a welcome opportunity to demonstrate her own credentials as a soloist, providing an outstanding performance of the Eight Preludes, Martin's most substantial work for piano. All in all, a wonderful disc.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Frank Martin's Cello Concerto, so eloquently and sensitively played here, is a real discovery. It is no exaggeration to state that this rapt performance presents this noble concerto with an inspirational intensity to compare with the celebrated Du Pré/Barbirolli recording of the Elgar Concerto... This disc, given state-of-the-art recording makes an ideal introduction to Martin's music.



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>Martin, Frank : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Christian Poltéra (Cello)
  • Conductor: Tuomas Ollila
  • Ensemble: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern