Next Concert:

Stockholm (S), Bergwaldhallen Thu 30.05.2024


Tchaikovsky/ Saint-Saëns/ Ginastera

Ari Rasilainen
Münchner Rundfunkorchester

Sony Classical

Release Date: August 2006

Tchaikovsky: Rokoko Variationen
Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile
Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso
Saint-Saëns: Concert for Violooncello No 1
Ginastera: Pampeana No. 2 op. 21

Sol Gabetta and her gorgeous Giovanni Battista Guadagnini cello of 1759 combine in a recording of outstanding quality to produce the most beautiful cello sound l have ever heard an disc. Just sample track five, the third of the Rococo. Variations, where the instrument sings in a way that recalls Jacqueline du Pré sublime Elgar.The young Argentinian can be a little capricious in her tempos and phrasing, but here is such innate musicanship in every twist and turn of the score that she readlly persuades me that the composer would have wished it that way. (The Strad Magazine 2006)