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Cello Heroics I: Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto / Gavriel Lipkind, cello

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Cello Heroics was created to take a deeper look at the concertante literature for cello: "The Heroes of the Cello." It is a carefully planned recording series wherein every composition is seen as a "Hero," and each is celebrated as a stand alone production especially planned to serve the needs of that work. The Cello Heroics recording series aims to become an exhaustive anthology of the concertante repertoire for cello, but also serves as a kind of touring diary of cellist Gavriel Lipkind. "There is a reason why composers chose to write a concerto instead of a chamber work or a piece for a solo instrument. The concertante style in itself lends a certain heroic framework to the music. In a concerto, the voice of the soloist is superimposed to that of a group of players - an ensemble or an orchestra. This superimposing implies, on one level or another, a certain "confrontation" of the soloist "against" the group. Therefore, most concerti - or otherwise concertante pieces - carry within them an intrinsic "heroic" quality resulting from the very fact that the piece has been orchestrated as a concerto." Gavriel Lipkind

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall of the Polish Radio.


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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
  • Performer: Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Conductor: Misha Katz
  • Ensemble: Sinfonia Varsovia
  • Notes: Composition written: 1850.
  • Running Time: 25 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1850