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Kabalevsky, Khachaturian: Cello Concertos / Lidström, et al

Album Summary

>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 2, Op. 77
>Khachaturian, Aram : Concerto for Cello in E major
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
This coupling offers performances of two works which, if not masterpieces, are still sufficiently rewarding to be in the regular concert repertory... This is followed by a sinuous Armenian theme from the wind which the cello takes up ruminatively, with well-judged espressivo. Yet it's the energetic main theme that dominates and the soloist is carried along on its impetus, while ardently recalling the secondary material, finally leading to an exciting sequential coda. The finale offers the busy, rumbustious Khachaturian we know so well from the Violin Concerto. This composer's major works (with the exception of the Violin Concerto) can seem rather inflated, but here the combined concentration of Lidström and Ashkenazy minimises this impression. As an encore we're given a beautiful, restrained account of Rachmaninov's Vocalise. The recording is of high quality and well balanced, but a shade over-resonant, though the ear adjusts.



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Works Details

>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 2, Op. 77
  • Performer: Mats Lidström (Cello)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 27 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1964
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Khachaturian, Aram : Concerto for Cello in E major
  • Performer: Mats Lidström (Cello)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 31 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1946
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34 :: no 14, Vocalise
  • Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano); Mats Lidström (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Studio