MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Cello Concerto, Op. 43, Concertino for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 43bis, Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 52.
Catalogue Number: 07W054
Reference: 555 234-2
Description: The Concertino (1948) and the Cello Concerto (1956) have Jewish roots, while the Fantasy of 1954 is a piece with a typically Polish character. If the Concertino, in which the orchestra is extraordinarily sparingly used and the violoncello practically plays a solo, may be described as the composer’s »lyrical journal« in music notes, then the Cello Concerto derived from it has even more clearly been written for the grand stage. It is more fully developed, the work has assumed a new character, and the orchestra plays a more important role in it. Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra; Łukasz Borowicz.