CD of the Month for 015/01/2014


  • Cello Concerto, and more.

American cellist Alisa Weilerstein follows her acclaimed recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with a new interpretation of Dvorák’s Cello Concerto, coupled with some of his best-known melodies.


This all-Dvorák program includes the haunting melody from his “New World” Symphony, popularly known as “Going Home”; We also get to hear his song “Lasst mich allein”, the beautiful Silent Woods and more…

Alisa Weilerstein joins forces with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and its Czech Music Director, Jiří Bělohlávek in a terrific and deeply authentic musical partnership.

Here are the selections: Dvorak:

  • Four Songs, Op. 82: No. 1, ‘Leave Me Alone’
  • Rondo in G minor for cello & orchestra, Op. 94, B. 181
  • Goin’ Home
  • Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5
  • Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Op. 46

Performed by Alisa Weilerstein (cello), with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek conducting

This excellent performance of the Cello Concerto was recorded in Prague’s Rudolfinum, where Dvorak himself conducted the Czech Philharmonic’s first concert in 1896.

Here is a video of Alisa Weilerstein, playing Dvořák’s “Goin’ Home”:  


And next, here is Alisa Weilerstein in the Dvořák Album Trailer:  


Finally, here is Alisa Weilerstein performing the great Elgar Cello Concerto: