Oh, why did Beethoven never compose a cello concerto? Many a cellist must have listened to Beethoven's majestic Violin concerto with watering mouths, tormented by that one question. But a cello concerto like that does not exist. Or does it?
The American cellist Nicolas Hersh did not let it go. He took one of Beethoven's Cellosonatas and arranged them for cello and orchestra. A chance like that could not be ignored by an adventurer like Mario Brunello: that is why he brings the 'rebirth' of a fresh 'cello concerto' with flying colours.
Classics of which the ink has not yet dried.
Experience the first world premiere of Van de Poll's spacial sounds in Les sonorités au loin, music inspired by Beethoven. After which Brunello puts the crown on this Beethoven concert, with Richard Strauss' swansong: Metamorphosen. In this swansong Strauss cites among others the mourning march from Beethoven's Third Symphony. A touching lament for German culture, destroyed completely by the Second World War.
Van de Poll
Les Sonorités aux loin (world premiere)
Beethoven (arr. Hersch)
Sonata for cello and orchestra in A