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Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Prokofiev: Cello Sonata, Op.119 / Leonard Elschenbroich, cello; Netherlands PO; Litton

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 119
>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Pieces (30) for Children, Op. 27
>Prokofiev, Sergey : The Stone Flower
>Prokofiev, Sergey : The Love for Three Oranges
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Adagio for cello & piano (arr. from Cinderella, Op. 87), Op. 97bis
>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 2 in C major, Op. 77
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich’s Onyx début of sonatas by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich was greeted with universal praise by critics worldwide. For his second release, he gives a blistering performance of the little-known second Cello Concerto of Kabalevsky with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrew Litton. Recorded live in the Concertgebouw, it reveals this powerful concerto to be a neglected masterpiece worthy of a regular place in the repertoire.

Irish Times, 7th November 2014
If you only know [Kabalevsky] through his children's pieces, you may be surprised by the weight of his 1964 Second Cello Concerto, in which Elschenbroich also finds an affecting wistfulness.

The Telegraph, 24th November 2014
The concerto is not exactly a stranger to the catalogue, but Elschenbroich's performance...makes a highly distinguished addition to an emotionally multifaceted work...Elschenbroich, with Andrew Litton and the Netherlands Philharmonic, captures the fluctuating moods perceptively and with striking immediacy and depth of feeling.

International Record Review, February 2015
A wonderfully played and atmospherically recorded CD.

BBC Music Magazine, February 2015
Never has this often underestimated work [the Prokofiev Sonata] seemed more rich in incident and so eloquently expressive.

MusicWeb International, 3rd March 2015
Beautifully played by Elschenbroich and splendidly recorded this Onyx release is worth obtaining for his magnetic performance of Kabalevsky's Second Cello Concerto. It's a real find.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Then its on to Kabalevsky's little-known but powerful Concerto 2 in C, written even later than the 1950 Prokofieff sonata - in 1964. It is considerably more modern-sounding than the Prokofieff and highly virtuosic in its technical demands. This performance is remarkably effective and well recorded. It stands up well among the rival readings in the Cello Overview (March/April 2009).



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>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 119
  • Performers: Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello); Alexei Grynyuk (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/24/2012-11/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Pieces (30) for Children, Op. 27 :: Novelette
  • Performers: Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello); Petr Limonov (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/24/2012-11/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937-1938

>Prokofiev, Sergey : The Stone Flower :: Waltz
  • Performers: Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello); Petr Limonov (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/24/2012-11/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1948-1953

>Prokofiev, Sergey : The Love for Three Oranges :: March
  • Performers: Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello); Petr Limonov (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/24/2012-11/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1919

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Adagio for cello & piano (arr. from Cinderella, Op. 87), Op. 97bis
  • Performers: Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello); Petr Limonov (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/24/2012-11/26/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 2 in C major, Op. 77
  • Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Notes: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (02/22/2014-02/23/2014)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1964
  • Studio/Live: Live