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CELLO CONCERTOS, NOS. 1 & 2
8573517 | 747313351770
1 CD | SRP: US $12.99 CA $12.99
COMPOSER: Victor Herbert
ARTIST: Mark Kosower (cello) • Ulster Orchestra • JoAnn
01-03. Cello Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 8
04-06. Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 30
07. Irish Rhapsody for Grand Orchestra
• Irish-born Victor Herbert was one of the most celebrated
names in American music in the late-nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries. A cellist, conductor, and composer of
light operas, he was also a recording artist.
• His two Cello Concertos are full of gracious melodies, the
D major having a songlike slow movement and a spirited
Polonaise finale that earned praise at its 1885 première in
• The E minor Concerto, scored for a large orchestra, is
more tightly constructed then the First and it was hearing
this work that inspired Herbert’s superior at the National
Conservatory in New York, Antonín Dvořák, to write his own
great B minor Cello Concerto.
• JoAnn Falletta served as the Principal Conductor of the
Ulster Orchestra from 2011 to 2014, with whom she made
her debut at London’s prestigious Proms and has recorded
music of Gustav Holst, E.J. Moeran, and John Knowles Paine.
Her Naxos recordings include the double GRAMMY® Awardwinning
disc of works by John Corigliano and GRAMMY®
nominated discs of works by Tyberg, Dohnanyi, Fuchs,
Schubert, Respighi, Gershwin, Hailstork, and Holst.
• Cellist Mark Kosower recorded Ginastera’s Concertos on
8572372. About this release Fanfare wrote: “Even in the
composer’s most demanding passages, there’s no sense that
the cellist is being pushed beyond his limits, and his sound
remains rich and full throughout the cello’s range.”
• The Ulster Orchestra was founded in 1966, the orchestra’s
sixty-three full-time musicians form the region’s only
professional symphony orchestra and celebrates its 50th
anniversary in the 2016/17 season.
RELEASE DATE: 04/08/16
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