Cello Concertos.


Dmitry Shostakovich:

  • Cello Concertos Numbers 1 and 2.

This is the first recording of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under their new artistic director, Vasily Petrenko.

Vasily Petrenko is one of the foremost interpreters of Shostakovich’s symphonies.

We get to hear the following:


  • Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
  • Cello Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 126

Performed by Truls Mørk (cello), with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko conducting.

Truls Mørk is one of the most respected cellists playing today. He is a committed performer of contemporary music, and whose recordings have won both the Gramophone and ICMA Awards.

Shostakovich’s cello concertos were written for Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich during the 1950’s and 60’s. Besides major virtuosity, the concertos also include substantial symphonic elements, which add to its grandeur.

Here is Truls Mork in Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 – I. Allegro:



And next, here is Truls Mork in Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto Number 1, third movement Cadenza:



Finally, let me end with the beautiful “Vocalise” by Rachmaninov, as performed by Mr. Mork:


Tags: Truls Mørk, cello, Shostakovich, Concertos, Vocalise, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff