Ponchielli’s wind concertos are among the most virtuosic of the romantic era. The euphonium concerto calls for the highest technical and tonal versatility. These young soloists form an outstanding partnership with the Mecklenburg State Orchestra.
“The music itself is all appealingly wrought and displays an almost extravagant level of melodic fecundity. Don't expect the sweeping, veristic style of La Gioconda, however...The soloists are all excellent. Giuliano Sommerhalder's clear, open tone transcends the stereotype of the virtuoso trumpeter. He shapes the ornamental bits and the cantabiles alike with a natural-sounding flexibility”