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Dvorak, Lalo: Cello Concertos / Moser, Hrusa, Prague Philharmonia

Dvorak / Lalo / Prague Philharmonia / Hrusa
Release Date: 09/11/2015 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186488   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákEdouard Lalo
Performer:  Johannes Moser
Conductor:  Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

German-Canadian international soloist Johannes Moser recently signed an exclusive recording contract with Pentatone. For his debut Pentatone recording, he chose to record the pinnacle of repertoire for cello and orchestra, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor. In this monumental work Dvorak explores the entire spectrum of human emotion, very much inspired by his own experiences, ranging from exhilarating bursts of life in New York City to the devastating tragedy of his unfulfilled love. Moser completes his debut album with the Cello Concerto by Edouard Lalo. It is a work of great verve that fully embodies Spanish flair combined with romantic spirit. German-Canadian international soloist Johannes Moser recently signed an exclusive recording contract with Pentatone. For his debut Pentatone recording, he chose to record the pinnacle of repertoire for cello and orchestra, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor. In this monumental work Dvorak explores the entire spectrum of human emotion, very much inspired by his own experiences, ranging from exhilarating bursts of life in New York City to the devastating tragedy of his unfulfilled love. Moser completes his debut album with the Cello Concerto by Edouard Lalo. It is a work of great verve that fully embodies Spanish flair combined with romantic spirit. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Johannes Moser (Cello)
Conductor:  Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/2015 
Venue:  Forum Karlin in Prague 
Length: 38 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Johannes Moser (Cello)
Conductor:  Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 01/2015 
Venue:  Forum Karlin in Prague 
Length: 26 Minutes 35 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Super Super Audio October 1, 2015 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "I came late to multi-channel Super Audio recordings, but even with my modest audio setup, I’ve really come to appreciate the extra dimensions it brings as I listen to new CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs of classical music. The expansive, dramatic Dvorak Cello Concerto is the perfect piece to show off Super Audio, and this new Pentatone disc immerses one in a concert hall setting with a strong orchestra and a superb cellist. Johannes Moser’s playing is vivid, tender and tragic, but with strong support from conductor Jakub Hrusa, he keeps this often emotional music from veering into melodrama. The Lalo Concerto isn’t at the same high level as the Dvorak, which is very much a tough act to follow. Since the work has such a different sound world, though, it is here a real joy to listen to. The German-Canadian Moser seems to have a special feeling for French music, as he made clear with his very first recording, of Saint-Saens’ music for cello and orchestra. This is very highly recommended." Report Abuse
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