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Concerto debut for Sibelius’s great-grandson

11 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

From the BIS record blurb: Great-grandson of composer Jean Sibelius, Lauri Porra began playing the cello at the age of six, but later switched to bass guitar. In addition to his work as a composer for orchestra, film and media, he is a member of the heavy metal band Stratovarius with which he has recorded […]

Maestro falls sick. His brother steps in

Vladimir Jurowski has cancelled this weekend’s concerts with the Israel Philharmonic. His brother Dmitr (pictured) is flying out to replace him in a Haydn cello concerto and Mahler 7. Next message from the Israel Phil: The cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker has cried off.   Before you ask: No, she doesn’t have a sister.

How Classical Music Molds Itself To A Given Historical Moment

When David Patrick Stearns first heard Jacqueline du Pre's 1970 recording of the Dvo?ák Cello Concerto, he thought she "sounded like a freedom fighter." Turns out he was right: she had played the work in a protest concert shortly after the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Stearns looks at other examples, from Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting […]

Composer Bent Sørensen Wins $100K Grawemeyer Award

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The prize was given for his triple concerto L'isola della Città (The Island in the City), for violin, cello and piano. The five-movement work (played through continuously) was written for the Danish ensemble Trio Con Brio and The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and was premiered in Copenhagen in January 2016." (includes video)

We Can't Scare People Off

I gotta say, I am discouraged to see concert write-ups like this on the SFS web page: DVO?ÁK’S CELLO CONCERTO WITH THE SF SYMPHONY Conductor Krzysztof Urban?ski leads an exhilarating program of virtuosic showpieces, featuring Dvor?a?k’s...Show More Summary

BBC Proms 2017–Elias, Weir, Turnage, and INSPIRE

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Sequenza21

The Prom presented on August 9 by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth, featured the first performance of Brian Elias’s Cello Concerto, which was a BBC commission. It was written for and is dedicated to Natalie Clein, who had to withdraw from the concert due to illness. The soloist in her […]

Premiere of Brian Elias' new cello concerto at the BBC Proms

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Leonard Elschenbroich Brian Elias Cello Concerto; Leonard Elschenbroich, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ryan Wigglesworth; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Jill Barlow on Aug 9 2017 Star rating: 3.0 A complex and rewarding...Show More Summary

Yo Yo Ma asks audience to search for conductor’s dog

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

This happened yesterday at Tanglewood: After Yo-Yo Ma’s performance of the Schumann Cello Concerto at Tanglewood the cellist, who considers conductor David Zinman one of his great mentors and friends, took a microphone to make a public plea to the 13,924 concert-goers to help find Mr. Zinman’s four-month-old Cuban Havanese puppy Carlito, who was lost […]

Is there a jinx on second cello concertos?

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week: The second concerto for cello by Dmitri Shostakovich is the least ingratiating of the six he wrote, two for each major instrument. Opening with a gloomy, growling monologue, the solo part is matched in misery by the orchestra. The concerto was written in 1966 and first performed by […]

An election on Schumann's birthday

It's Schumann's birthday. Here is Steven Isserlis, one of today's greatest Schumannians, in his Cello Concerto. The composer finished its proofreading six days before he threw himself into the Rhine.There's a bitter irony that this Brexit-focused general election is on Schumann's birthday. Show More Summary

Take two cellists: Manchester Camerata's 'The Play Off'

8 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Manchester Camerata, conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy, will premiere Colin Riley's double cello concerto Warp and Weft at Manchester Cathedral on 8 June 2017, featuring as soloists two talented young cellists Guy Johnston and Gabriella Swallow. Show More Summary

What it’s like to audition at Juilliard. When you’re 11.

The first round of auditions for Juilliard’s pre-college program is by video. From December to March my son practiced for three hours a day to prepare. At the end of March we recorded him playing Cello Concerto in A minor by Saint Saens, and we sent it off to Juilliard. The results of the first round came quickly....

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Concerto for Yo-Yo Ma

9 months agoMusic / Classical : Sequenza21

Yo-Yo Ma Premieres Salonen Concerto in New York March 15, 2017 Sequenza 21 By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – One of the most eagerly anticipated New York premieres of 2017 was Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto, written for Yo-Yo Ma. It had been presented shortly before by the Chicago Symphony, and buzz had grown around […]

Label news: Two recordings coming up of long-lost cello concerto

9 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The cellos concerto by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, unheard since its premiere in 1935, is about to appear on two new recordings. Raphael Wallfisch tells us he recorded it last April in Berlin for CPO and is awaiting release. Brinton Averil Smith, who gave the second public performance this weekend in Houston, is recording it for Naxos. […]

A major cello concerto gets its first hearing since Piatigorsky’s premiere, 82 years ago

9 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Houston Symphony’s principal cello Brinton Averil Smith has resurrected Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s lost Cello Concerto, last heard at its 1935 world premiere by Gregor Piatigorsky, conducted by Arturo Toscanini. He’s playing it over the Easter weekend. Here’s a clip: Apparently, Piatigorsky had exclusive rights to the concerto and refused to let anyone else play it. Then he […]

Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns to the Shostakovich Cello Concerto

10 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Sheku Kanneh-Mason The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain's Spring residency will culminate in a pair of concerts conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, at Leeds Town Hall (8 April) and the Barbican (9 April) in which Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 1. Show More Summary

Watch: Salonen and Yo Yo Ma discuss composer panic

11 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Esa-Pekka’s cello concerto for Yo-Yo premieres in Chicago on March 9, 10 and 11. photo: Todd Rosenberg

SFist Reviews: Mason Bates's Cello Concerto with Berkeley Symphony

Mason went full acoustic, and that meant filling up the stage to the gills with musicians, the usual string, brass, woodwind suspects but also harp, piano, celesta, and a list of percussions that reads like poetry. [ more › ]

Poetic exploration: Dresden Festival Orchestra in Schumann

12 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Schumann Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 2; Jan Vogler, Dresden Festival Orchestra/ Dresdner Festspielorchester, Ivor Bolton; Sony Classical Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 20 2017 Star rating: 4.0 The first disc from the Dresden festival...Show More Summary

Completely entrancing: CPE Bach cello concertos from Nicolas Altstaedt & Arcangelo

12 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

CPE Bach Cello Concertos; Nicolas Altstaedt, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen; Hyperion Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 17 2017 Star rating: 5.0 CPE Bach's undeservedly neglected concertos in vivid performances Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach had...Show More Summary

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