Marc Coppey, Lawrence Foster – Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:00:07 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Classical
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This live recording of the two Shostakovich cello concertos continues audite’s cooperation with Marc Coppey, who approaches both works with boundless energy and without any sentimentality.
Dmitri Shostakovich wrote two concertos for the cello, and both are dedicated to the most eminent Soviet cellist of his time: Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1959 he wrote his first cello concerto, whose musical language is almost classical but which also reveals an enormous panorama of moods, gestures and “stories”. Seven years later, Shostakovich composed his second concerto; it builds on the confessional intensity of the first concerto but seems gloomier in character and is infused with threnodic tones. In this concert recording, Coppey performs alongside the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Lawrence Foster in the new Katowice concert hall.
Also in 2021, Coppey will release his next CD on audite, dedicated to works by Kodály (Solo Sonata, Sonata for Cello and Piano, Duo for Cello and Violin); partners of Marc Coppey are Barnabás Kelemen (violin) and Matan Porat (piano). And the next recording project is already fixed, too: in April 2021, Coppey will record the solo concertos of Saint-Saëns and Lalo for audite, as well as Fauré’s Elégie and Boëllmann’s Variations symphoniques.
1. Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107: I. Allegretto (06:09)
2. Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107: II. Moderato (11:08)
3. Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107: III. Cadenza (05:40)
4. Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107: IV. Allegro con moto (05:01)
5. Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 126: I. Largo (12:58)
6. Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 126: II. Allegretto (04:18)
7. Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 126: III. Allegretto (14:53)