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Classics - Martinu: Cello Concertos 1 & 2, etc / Wallfisch, Belohlavek

Album Summary

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Concerto for Cello no 1, H. 196 (3 versions)
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Concerto for Cello no 2, H. 304
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Concertino for cello, wind & brass ensemble, percussion & piano in C minor, H. 143
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Notes & Reviews:

The Cello Concertos Nos 1 and 2 by Bohuslav Martinu are fully characteristic of the composer and demonstrate the French influence on his work. They contain some of his best music and are here complemented by an early Cello Concertino. 'CD Review' said of the original release: "Whatever else may be on your "must" list of classical CDs to buy, move it all down a notch and put this on top. The two full-scale Martinu Concertos on this disc can stand honorably with the few cello concertos ever programmed. Wallfisch brings a compelling mix of technical and expressive insight... Not enough can be said for Chandos' vibrant recording which puts real life-blood in the cello sound."

Gramophone Magazine
Recorded in 1991, Wallfisch's consummate virtuosity and considerable lyrical gifts illuminate Martinu's solo writing like no other.



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>Martinu, Bohuslav : Concerto for Cello no 1, H. 196 (3 versions)
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
  • Notes: Spanish Hall, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic (06/24/1991-06/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 08/1930-10/1930

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Concerto for Cello no 2, H. 304
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
  • Notes: Spanish Hall, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic (06/24/1991-06/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Concertino for cello, wind & brass ensemble, percussion & piano in C minor, H. 143
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
  • Notes: Spanish Hall, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic (06/24/1991-06/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 12/15/1924