FRANÇOIS SERVAIS (1807-1866): Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 5, Morceau de Concert, Op. 14, Fantaisie burlesque sur le "Carnaval de Venise", Op. 9, La Romanesca.
Catalogue Number: 08O004
Label: Fuga Libera
Description: Servais was a pioneer in virtuosic playing techniques for cellists and wrote most of his music for himself to show them off. The Op. 5 concerto was recently offered on cpo (08N004) but this new release offers his Morceau - effectively his second concerto, a single-movement work of 15 minutes divided into fast-slow-fast sections. No other CD versions are available of this or of the orchestral versions of the other shorter works. Didier Poskin (cello), KBS Symphony Orchestra; Patrick Davin.