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Haydn - Cello Concertos

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Catalogue numberBIS-2507 SACD
Release date2022-08-05
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time61:20

Joseph Haydn once remarked: ‘I was not a magician on any instrument, but I knew the power and effect of all of them.’ This knowledge he used to good effect in his cello concertos, composed some twenty years apart for two different cellists in ‘his’ orchestra at the court of Prince Esterhazy. Both works are firmly established in the concert repertoire, but this has not always been the case.

Concerto No. 1 in C major was long believed to be lost and it was only in 1961 that a set of parts were discovered in the Prague National Museum. The D major concerto, on the other hand, was never lost, but for a very long time there was doubts concerning its provenance. Only when Haydn's manuscript was found in 1954 could the work’s authorship be clarified beyond doubt. These two jewels in the cello repertoire are here performed by the acclaimed Swiss cellist Christian Poltéra who also directs the Münchener Kammerorchester. Closing the disc is a work composed some 150 years later: the composer and viola player Paul Hindemith wrote his Trauermusik for himself to perform at a concert commemorating the death of George V of England in 1936. It is here heard in the version for cello and strings.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Haydn, Joseph
  Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob.VIIb No. 1 22:47
01 I. Moderato 09:10 $ 1.10 USD
02 II. Adagio 07:10 $ 0.86 USD
03 III. Finale 06:27 $ 0.77 USD
  Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob.VIIb No. 2 23:28
04 I. Allegro moderato 13:45 $ 1.65 USD
05 II. Adagio 04:58 $ 0.60 USD
06 III. Rondo 04:45 $ 0.57 USD
  from Symphony No. 13 in D major, Hob.1 No. 13
07 II. Adagio 06:38 $ 0.80 USD
  Composer: Hindemith, Paul
  Trauermusik 07:18
08 1. Langsam 03:18 $ 0.40 USD
09 2. Ruhig bewegt 00:46 $ 0.09 USD
10 3. Lebhaft 01:04 $ 0.13 USD
11 4. Choral Für deinen Thron tret ich hiermit 02:10 $ 0.26 USD
  Album total 61:20
ComposerHaydn, Joseph
Hindemith, Paul
CelloPoltéra, Christian
OrchestraMünchener Kammerorchester
DirectionPoltéra, Christian

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