Penderecki: Viola Concerto & Cello Concerto No. 2

Naxos: 8572211

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Penderecki: Viola Concerto & Cello Concerto No. 2

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572211
(8.572211)

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th Aug 2011

Barcode:

0747313221172

Length:

57 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Penderecki: Viola Concerto & Cello Concerto No. 2


Penderecki:

Viola Concerto

Grigori Zhislin (viola)

Cello Concerto No. 2

Tatjana Vassiljeva (cello)


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Penderecki’s concertos are amongst the most communicative, emotionally charged, and important works of the second half of the twentieth century. The Second Cello Concerto was written for Rostropovich and its exploration of Romantic intensity reflected a change in Penderecki’s musical language. Its rich harmonies and dramatic power ensure unfl agging interest. Opening with an expressive soliloquy for the soloist, the brooding and complex Viola Concerto incorporates a broad range of techniques from the composer’s maturity into a taut and compact time-span. Grigori Zhislin has long been associated with this work, whilst Antoni Wit is one of the composer’s greatest champions, whose ‘authoritative insight’ (American Record Guide) has been acknowledged in the Symphony No. 3 and Threnody on Naxos 8554491.

Krzysztof Penderecki: Viola Concerto

Lento

Vivace

Meno mosso

Vivo

Tempo I (Lento)

Vivo

Lento (Tempo I)

Krzysztof Penderecki: Cello Concerto No. 2

Andante con moto

Vivo

Tempo I

Allegretto

Lento

Allegretto

Poco meno mosso

Tempo I

Gramophone Magazine

November 2011

“The journey could hardly be called eventful but there are some passages that are at least quite light on their feet, almost witty. Fine performances, and recordings that are a touch over-resonant but still perfectly acceptable, make the Naxos disc a useful library acquisition.”

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