ANDRÉ CAPLET (1878-1925): Epiphanie (d’après une légende èthiopienne) for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 22, ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904): Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104.
Catalogue Number: 12X009
Label: Ars Musici
Reference: ARS 38 301
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Caplet’s single-movement 21-minute work dates from 1923 and depicts the journey of the Magi to Bethlehem and taxes the soloist in music of mostly impressionistic flavor with perhaps a dash of Prokofiev. The only other recording of in its orchestral form (there’s at least one cello-piano disc out there) that we know of is a 2002 EMI which, of course, is out of print. Sorry about the coupling but what can one do? Nadège Rochat (cello), Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Benjamin Levy.