Saturday, June 25, 2016

Concertos for Cello & Winds: M. Larsson Gothe, Concerto for Cello & Winds - Martinů, Concertino for Cello, Winds, Percussion & Piano - Ibert, Concerto for Cello & Winds - H. Rosenberg, Symphony for Winds & Percussion - BIS 2002

To those of you who woke up this morning thinking "oh, I am really going to need a cello mingling with a wind section to get through this day" I say do not worry; you will soon be satiated for sure. A lovely recording this, and as far as the actual music most of you will likely only know the Martinů, and the Ibert. I didn't know anything about Mats Larsson Gothe before this disc, and I have a handful of the neglected Swedish composer Hilding Rosenberg discs (I do recall a good one on CPO) someplace. In the booklet notes Gothe Larsson says that his concerto grew to be an homage to Lutosławski, and was inspired by the Polish master's cello concerto. It's the true 'contemporary' work here, and it's a good opener. The Martinů Concertino is an early work (another version can be heard on a Supraphon disc I posted some time ago), and it's a tie for "favorite" along with the charming and unorthodox Ibert Concerto. Favorites on this disc that is, not in the repertoire. Hilding Rosenberg's Symphony is...indeed a symphony and in no way a concerto. Although the Symphony imo is lacking in personality compared to the rest of the program, it is still a fine and engaging enough listen.

Enjoy everyone



raglen said...


Tzadik said...

Hi raglan happy you like it!