Martin, Honegger & Schoeck: Three Cello Concertos


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Martin, Honegger & Schoeck: Three Cello Concertos



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30th April 2012




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Martin, Honegger & Schoeck: Three Cello Concertos


Cello Concerto

Martin, F:

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra


Cello Concerto Op. 61



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The Swiss cellist Christian Poltéra here performs works by Frank Martin, Arthur Honegger and Othmar Schoeck.

This follows a series of discs from Poltéra that were dedicated to these three composers. His disc of Frank Martin’s music (BISCD1637) was a Gramophone Editor’s Choice.

Frank Martin: Cello Concerto

I. Lento - Allegro moderato - Lento

II. Adagietto

III. Vivace selvaggio ed aspro - Cadenza - Vivace

Arthur Honegger: Cello Concerto

Cello Concerto

Othmar Schoeck: Cello Concerto, Op. 61

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante tranquillo - Piu lento - Tempo I

III. Presto

IV. Lento - Molto allegro

Gramophone Magazine

July 2012

“Poltera connects convincingly with the overall mood of [the Honegger]...The lyrical interweaving of soloist and orchestra [in the Schoeck] is beautifully realised on this memorable recording...although Poltera enjoys a fairly prominent place on the sound stage, his contributions never hog the limelight unduly. First-rate in every way.”

MusicWeb International

July 2012

“Christian Poltéra performs throughout with style and sensitivity. His playing never sounds self-conscious. He delivers bold playing that he projects extremely well. Under Tuomas Hannikainen the Malmö Symphony Orchestra is highly responsive and cannot be faulted.”

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