Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Enrico Dindo, cello

> 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. 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

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Shostakovich wrote two cello concertos for his great friend Mstislav Rostropovich. The works are here performed by the cellist Enrico Dindo, whom Rostropovich himself described as 'a cellist of exceptional qualities, a complete artist and a formed musician, with an extraordinary sound which flows as a splendid Italian voice'. Dindo is accompanied by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda, an exclusive Chandos artist.

BBC Music Magazine
The performance of Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto is particularly distinguished. Dindo musters tremendous energy and rhythmic dynamism in the outer movements while a vocally-inflected lyricism is ever-present throughout the despairing threnody of the Moderato. His apporach to the cadenza is wonderfully fluid and he draws special attention to the inner details... Noseda once again demonstrates his consummate artistry as a concerto accompanist.

International Record Review
Dindo is a magnificent cellist, and he has the technical measure of these very different but equally great compositions; he is very well partnered by Gianandrea Noseda and the Danish orchestra and the recording quality is first-class, but there remains a lasting impression that Dindo's technical mastery overrides his musical understanding.

The Arts Desk
There's a dark magic in the way that the Italian cellist Enrico Dindo unfolds his opening monologue, matched by Gianandrea Noseda's careful colouring of the muted first orchestral entry. The central Scherzo, based on an Odessa folk song, features some fabulous orchestral bassoon playing, but it's the finale which really haunts... Terrific, and Dindo's bravura approach gives this elusive piece much more presence than usual, helped by Noseda's brilliant solo winds.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Koncerthuset, DR Byen, Copenhagen (2010-04-09_2010-04-10&2011-).



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
  • Performer: Enrico Dindo (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Ensemble: Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Koncerthuset, DR Byen, Copenhagen (04/09/2010-04/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1959

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126
  • Performer: Enrico Dindo (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Koncerthuset, DR Byen, Copenhagen (04/18/2011-04/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1966