ADRIEN FRANÇOIS SERVAIS (1807-1866): Cello Concerto No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 5 Souvenir de Spa, Op. 2, Fantaisie et Variations brillantes sur la Valse de Schubert intitulée le Désir, Op. 4, Grande Fantaisie sur des motifs de l'Opéra Le Barbier de Séville de Rossini, Op. 6.
Catalogue Number: 08N004
Reference: 777 542
Description: The vast array of virtuosic techniques employed here were invented or made possible by Servais' emphasis on new bowing techniques, work on left-hand technique and, of course, using the endpin which was also his innovation, meaning one didn't have to squeeze the cello between one's calves. Yes, this is mostly dazzling salon music with orchestral rather than piano accompaniment, but what's wrong with some high-caloric musical intake every now and then? Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), Munich Radio Orchestra; Terje Mikkelsen.