- Cello Concerto.
On this CD, the fine Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta focuses her attention on Late Romantic cello repertoire.
Ms. Gabetta’s excellent live recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto is the primary selection of a new album from one of classical music’s most thrilling and successful young stars.
The specific selections on this CD are:
- Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5
- Rondo in G minor for cello & orchestra, Op. 94, B. 181
- Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
- Sospiri, Op. 70
- Salut d’amour, Op. 12
- La Capricieuse, Op. 17
- Adagio con variazioni for cello and orchestra
Performed by Sol Gabetta (cello), with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mario Venzago conducting.
In addition to Elgar’s concerto, Ms. Gabetta’s new release features three of Elgar’s miniatures, the introspective ‘Sospiri’ and the light-hearted, romantic salon pieces ‘Salut d’amour’ and ‘La capricieuse’, in new arrangements for cello and orchestra.
The album also includes Antonín Dvorák’s ‘Waldesruh’ and ‘Rondo’ and Ottorino Respighi’s rarely recorded ‘Adagio con variazioni’.
Ms. Gabetta displays an amazing technique and a very beautiful cello tone from her 1759 Guadagnini cello as she covers a wide range of these beautiful pieces.
MusicWeb International wrote on the 20th May 2013:
“I love the way she finds nobility tinged with melancholy in the glorious main theme [of the Elgar’s first movement] which is delightfully underlined…Gabetta’s moving and beautifully played recording of the Elgar is one that I will certainly return to often.”
Here is Sol Gabetta playing the Elgar Cello Concerto:
And next, here she is in Elgar’s Sospiri Op. 70:
And finally, here is D. Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Opus 107:
Tags: Sol Gabetta, Cello, Dvorak, Elgar, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mario Venzago