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Haydn: Cello Concertos / Truls Mork, Iona Brown


Release Date: 07/04/2000 
Label:  Virgin Classics Special Import Catalog #: 45014   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Truls Otterbech Mork
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Truls Mork brings an unusual lyrical tenderness to these perennially popular concertos. He can certainly produce a big, gutsy tone where appropriate, but what lingers in the mind is the delicacy and suppleness of Mork's cantabile phrasing and his beautiful range of colour in piano dynamics.

"Playing a rare early eighteenth-century Domenico Montagnana cello, Truls Mork brings an unusual lyrical tenderness to these perennially popular concertos. He can certainly produce a big, gutsy tone where appropriate, as in his imposing initial entry in the C major work; and the agility of his bowing is never in question, as you can hear in the finale of the same concerto, where he responds eagerly to the dramatic and comic
Read more potential of Haydn's bravura episodes, with their wide leaps and staccato repeated notes. But what lingers in the mind is the delicacy and suppleness of Mork's cantabile phrasing and his beautiful range of colour in piano dynamics...it's a long time since I've enjoyed the D major as much as this...
The expert Norwegian Chamber Orchestra accompany crisply and attentively."

-- Richard Wigmore, Gramophone [6/1994]

"Truls mork gives characterful readings of both concertos, full of individual touches. The outer movements of the C major are daringly fast, though th opening movement of the D major brings a surprisingly relaxed approach. Both the slow movements are romantically spacious."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Truls Otterbech Mork (Cello)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1761-1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo 
Length: 24 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Truls Otterbech Mork (Cello)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo 
Length: 25 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Cadenza: Maurice Gendron 

Customer Reviews

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 Love This PerformanceI December 6, 2013 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "When choosing the best recording of iconic works, I am careful to read and listen first. This is my one and only for these two masterpieces and I could not be happier!" Report Abuse
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