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Modernistfan
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Salonen Cello Concerto

Post by Modernistfan » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:46 pm

Well, a recording of the Salonen Cello Concerto is scheduled for release in March according to Presto Classical. This is, in fact, with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist and is on Sony Classical (not Deutsche Grammophon). I do not have full details as of yet; as the duration of the Cello Concerto is about 38 minutes, that would make a very short full-price CD, so I am hoping that there is something else on the CD; the duration of Karawane is 28 minutes, so that would definitely fit. At this point, I do not even know the orchestra. I will definitely get this (it will be my first Yo-Yo Ma CD purchase in probably 15 years or more).

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Re: Salonen Cello Concerto

Post by Heck148 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:20 am

I heard the premiere of this work, live in Chicago with Salonen conducting, Ma as soloist...

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Re: Salonen Cello Concerto

Post by Modernistfan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:44 am

Well, I have more complete information. The orchestra is the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Cello Concerto is the only work on the disc; no Karawane. That makes it rather a short CD, but I will definitely get it. Hopefully, Karawane shows up on another CD with Salonen conducting, most likely on Deutsche Grammophon.

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Re: Salonen Cello Concerto

Post by Rach3 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:31 pm

I should probably try again, but his Piano Concerto was a one-hear for me. I suspect the Cello Concerto may be different:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho4sXjRHppE ( A brief overview of the work with cellist Alstaedt )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO1pI09bWBs ( A conversation between Salonen and Ma )

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Re: Salonen Cello Concerto

Post by Belle » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:37 pm

I'd like to be able to hear the Cello Concerto by the talented and absolutely delectable Salonen. Please post it when it becomes available.

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Re: Salonen Cello Concerto

Post by Rach3 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:00 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:31 pm
I should probably try again, but his Piano Concerto was a one-hear for me.
I find I did hear the Salonen Piano Concerto ( 2007 ?) twice, not just once, about 10 years ago. Listened today third time to the DGG debut recording with Yefim Bronfman,Salonen,LA Phil, the PC written for Bronfman with Bronfman’s personality,sound in mind, per the composer in his YT clip with MA I posted earlier. Here is that DGG :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ji2hn8 ... NL&index=2

Must admit liked it a little more this 3rd time, after 10 years !! Especially the slow mov. (!). The first and last movs. still mainly rather dense “chatter” to me. Not a purchase , yet. Guess like fine wine, I improve with age ?? Not likely. More tolerant ? "Tolerance" not the accepted “elderly” progression, but more likely , with 10 more years of additional exposure to “ new “ music. Helpful that Salonen is “ tonal”. ( And , helpful there is cheap shiraz here ? )


My first hearing today of his Violin Concerto ( 2009 ) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n0kZc3Utpc

Leila Josefowicz and the Philharmonia Orchestra, "digitally released 26 May 2014" per the YT, was recorded by DGG with the violinist and composer with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra released 2012. Again , per the YT notes, written for the violinist. Wonderful work !!!; more listenings needed ; enjoyed much more than his Piano Concerto.

Looking forward to the Cello Concerto.

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Re: Salonen Cello Concerto

Post by Rach3 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 am

Just downloaded a 320kbs mp3 from Presto Classical of the Salonen VC DGG recording I mentioned.

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Re: Salonen Cello Concerto

Post by Rach3 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:27 pm

Belle wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:37 pm
I'd like to be able to hear the Cello Concerto by the talented and absolutely delectable Salonen. Please post it when it becomes available.
Here 'tis.
Recorded Sunday,Feb.24,2019 at Royal Festival Hall, London, Truls Mork ,cellist, Salonen conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra , Concerto starts about 19:44 in to the broadcast :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002r9n

Impressive on first hearing , not sure whether it will wear for me as well as his Violin Concerto does , but plan more hearings. As with his Violin Concerto, prefer his Cello Concerto to his Piano Concerto. Audience liked the Cello Concerto. The Cello Concerto a bit more introspective, complex, to my ears, than his Violin Concerto.

A Sony cd of this work with Yo Yo Ma , Salonen, LA Phil is to be released March 8 per Presto Classical.
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Re: Salonen Cello Concerto

Post by Rach3 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:34 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:27 pm
>>> Concerto starts about 19:44 in to the broadcast :

Maybe closer to 16:30.

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Re: Salonen Cello Concerto

Post by Rach3 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:06 am

After couple more hearings, will acquire the Sony recording when the initial price comes down.

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