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Hans Gál, Edward Elgar: Cello Concertos / Antonio Meneses, cello

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>Gál, Hans : Concerto for Cello, Op. 67
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello

Album Summary

>Gál, Hans : Concerto for Cello, Op. 67
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This year Antonio Meneses celebrates the 30th anniversary of winning the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition, which launched the cellist's brilliant international career and a string of acclaimed recordings including a half-dozen for Avie. His latest for the label includes a couple of firsts: the world premiere recording of the Cello Concerto by Hans Gál, and Antonio's first recording of the Elgar Concerto.

Gramophone Disc of the Month
A true virtuoso.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
Meneses hasn't the richest sound I have heard, but his technique is excellent and he plays with musical insight and involvement in the deep emotions of these pieces. Cruz and the Northern Sinfonia blend beautifully. In other words, though his Elgar is not as richtoned as Du Pre or Rostropovich, it is moving and a fine representation of the piece. Still, I will be keeping this primarily for the Gal - a 33-minute piece of great depth and musical beauty. This is its first recording - and a good one!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hall One, The Sage Gateshead, UK (01/05/2012-01/07/2012).



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>Hans Gál (1890 - 1987) : Concerto for Cello, Op. 67
  • Performer: Antonio Meneses (Cello)
  • Conductor: Claudio Cruz
  • Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
  • Notes: Hall One, The Sage Gateshead, UK (01/05/2012-01/07/2012)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Antonio Meneses (Cello)
  • Conductor: Claudio Cruz
  • Notes: Hall One, The Sage Gateshead, UK (01/05/2012-01/07/2012)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919