This very special edition includes a world-class cellist, one of the very best symphony orchestras and the young conductor Kristjan Järvi who has made a name for himself around the world. Carter composed his cello work at the age of 93 and it demands investigation as does the music of Zimmermann.
“The Concerto has an absorbing trajectory, encompassing a wide variety of moods and textures but never losing that arresting quality of pithy and deeply felt expression that is Carter at his best. This performance is not put in the shade by comparison with the work's dedicatee, Fred Sherry...the recorded sound has a winning combination of depth and immediacy.”
9th October 2010
“The contrasting works make an excellent coupling; and soloist Jan Vogler is a wonder whether scurrying in fury or collapsing in lyrical sighs. Taken from a live concert, the recordings have great presence, and Kristjan Järvi’s handling of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra is exceptionally sharp.”
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