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Haydn - Cello Concertos

Composer Joseph Haydn
Paul Hindemith
Performer Christian Poltéra
Münchener Kammerorchester
Period Classical
Catalogue Number BIS-2507 SACD
EAN 7318599925073
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Aug 2022
Total time 61'20

Joseph Haydn once remarked: ‘I was not a magician on any instrument, but I knew the power and effect of all of them.’ This knowledge he used to good effect in his cello concertos, composed some twenty years apart for two different cellists in ‘his’ orchestra at the court of Prince Esterhazy. Both works are firmly established in the concert repertoire, but this has not always been the case. &&&

Concerto No. 1 in C major was long believed to be lost and it was only in 1961 that a set of parts were discovered in the Prague National Museum. The D major concerto, on the other hand, was never lost, but for a very long time there was doubts concerning its provenance. Only when Haydn's manuscript was found in 1954 could the work’s authorship be clarified beyond doubt. These two jewels in the cello repertoire are here performed by the acclaimed Swiss cellist Christian Poltéra who also directs the Münchener Kammerorchester. Closing the disc is a work composed some 150 years later: the composer and viola player Paul Hindemith wrote his Trauermusik for himself to perform at a concert commemorating the death of George V of England in 1936. It is here heard in the version for cello and strings.
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  Joseph Haydn
  Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob.VIIb No. 1 22'47
01 I. Moderato 9'10
02 II. Adagio 7'10
03 III. Finale 6'27
  Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob.VIIb No. 2 23'28
04 I. Allegro moderato 13'45
05 II. Adagio 4'58
06 III. Rondo 4'45
  from Symphony No. 13 in D major, Hob.1 No. 13
07 II. Adagio 6'38
  Paul Hindemith
  Trauermusik 7'18
08 1. Langsam 3'18
09 2. Ruhig bewegt 0'46
10 3. Lebhaft 1'04
11 4. Choral Für deinen Thron tret ich hiermit 2'10
  Album total 61'20
ComposerHaydn, Joseph
Hindemith, Paul
CelloPoltéra, Christian
OrchestraMünchener Kammerorchester
DirectionPoltéra, Christian

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