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Saint-Saens, Lalo & Martin: Works for Cello & Orchestra / Yang, Hofstetter, Giessen Philharmonic


Release Date: 05/13/2016 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 1838  
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsFrank MartinEdouard Lalo
Performer:  Wen-Sinn Yang
Conductor:  Michael Hofstetter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gießen Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This purely French program prepared by Wen-Sinn Yang and Michael Hofstetter contains works for cello by Camille Saint-Saens, Edouard Lalo, and Frank Martin. Camille Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor was composed for Belgian viola da gamba player, cellist, and instrument maker, Auguste Tolbecque. Sir Donald Francis Tovey wrote of the piece: “Here, for once, is a violoncello concerto in which the solo instrument displays every register without the slightest difficulty in penetrating the orchestra." Many composers such as Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich, considered Saint-Saens’ concerto to be the finest concerto of all time. Wen-Sinn Yang began his career as principal cellist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Read more Orchestra at the young age of 24. Since then he has recorded over 20 CDs, and has won numerous awards. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Wen-Sinn Yang (Cello)
Conductor:  Michael Hofstetter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gießen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
2.
Ballade for Cello and Orchestra by Frank Martin
Performer:  Wen-Sinn Yang (Cello)
Conductor:  Michael Hofstetter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gießen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; Switzerland 
3.
Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Wen-Sinn Yang (Cello)
Conductor:  Michael Hofstetter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gießen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 

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