JAN KRTITEL VANHAL (1739-1813): Symphonies in C, Bryan C 9 and in E Minor, Bryan e 2, Cello Concerto in C, Weinmann IId:C1.
Catalogue Number: 02N029
Reference: 777 612-2
Description: Neither symphony is otherwise available on disc and both might be first recordings. The C major is in three movements (1773-74) and the other adds a minuet (1771-73). The details of construction may be different from what Haydn was doing at the same time (the notes make a big deal of this) but the effect is the same. Vanhal wrote four cello concertos, three in C. Unfortunately, this concerto duplicates one of the C major concerto on the Hungaroton release of 2010 (10M030) but this performance is much more vigorous. Note: the orchestra uses modern instruments except for the horns, trumpets and timpani. István Várdai (cello), Camerata Schweiz; Howard Griffiths.