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Re: Dvorak's Cello Concerto
« Reply #100 on: March 06, 2017, 04:53:30 AM »
The last one I had really enjoyed was Angelica May, a Rostropovich pupil.  Her Martinu is also great.



+1 for May/Neumann (and her Martinu, too). May is more on the lyrical side than many but as (perhaps) dark horses go she's aces.
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Re: Dvorak's Cello Concerto
« Reply #101 on: March 06, 2017, 11:59:36 AM »
amw, Radoslaw Szulc is the concertmaster for the Bavarian Radio SO and has quite a nice sideline as an accompanist on concerto recordings; I love his Mozart concertos with Frank Peter Zimmermann. Listening to the Ferrández recording now.

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Re: Dvorak's Cello Concerto
« Reply #102 on: March 06, 2017, 09:51:20 PM »
Maria Kliegel, Heinrich Schiff and Raphael Wallfisch respectively.
Huh, I was going to guess Schiff and Ma for 2 & 3.

I listened to the entire Wallfisch recording, which raised my opinion of his artistry significantly, and which is enjoyable in the heroic extraverted tradition. Schiff's recording is honestly more to my taste though, reminding me of Queyras (and their performances of that long F# are also similar, so, yeah >.>) in its adherence to the other, elegiac tradition of readings in this piece. Kliegel I actually have heard before and guess just didn't recognise.

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Re: Dvorak's Cello Concerto
« Reply #103 on: April 22, 2021, 09:07:04 AM »
I'm listening to the Maria Kliegel/Halasz recording for the first time (as I run through the Naxos complete Dvorak published orchestral works box set), and I must say I am preferring this version to the other version I have of the Cello Concerto in my collection (Rostropovich/Karajan).

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Re: Dvorak's Cello Concerto
« Reply #104 on: April 22, 2021, 09:48:16 AM »
I'm listening to the Maria Kliegel/Halasz recording for the first time (as I run through the Naxos complete Dvorak published orchestral works box set), and I must say I am preferring this version to the other version I have of the Cello Concerto in my collection (Rostropovich/Karajan).

Hi Ray - boy, I've been collecting and culling the Dvorak & Elgar Cello Concertos for years - for Dvorak I also have and enjoy the Kliegel performance (reviews attached for those interested); my only other recording is w/ Pierre Fournier from the early '60s paired w/ Bruch and Bloch, although that performance w/ Szell is paired w/ many other combinations.  Dave :)