Dvorak & Martinu - Cello Concertos | Alpha ALPHA731

Dvorak & Martinu - Cello Concertos

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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA731

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 23rd April 2021

Contents

Artists

Victor Julien-Laferriere (cello)
Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege

Conductor

Gergely Madaras

Works

Dvorak, Antonin

Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104

Martinu, Bohuslav

Cello Concerto no.1, H196

Artists

Victor Julien-Laferriere (cello)
Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege

Conductor

Gergely Madaras

About

The winner of the very first Queen Elisabeth Competition for cellists in Brussels in 2017, Victor Julien-Laferrière also won the Victoire de la Musique Classique in 2018 in the category ‘Soloist of the Year’, and joined Alpha Classics in 2019 for several recordings. After a first recital album devoted to Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Denisov in the company of the pianist Jonas Vitaud, he now presents two cello concertos by Antonín Dvořák (op.104) and Bohuslav Martinů (no.1, H196), accompanied by the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Gergely Madaras.

The two composers, born in Bohemia in 1841 and 1890 respectively, shared a strong attachment to the music of their homeland and a significant American experience – even if the reason for their travels was very different: Dvořák was director of the National Conservatory of New York from 1892 to 1895 (during which time he composed the ‘New World’ Symphony and this Cello Concerto) while Martinů emigrated to the United States during the Second World War and remained there until 1953, composing dozens of successful pieces.

With this recording, Victor Julien-Laferrière couples two key works for his instrument by eminent members of the Czech school.

“Julien-Laferrière has a Gallic tone in the best possible sense: focused and nimble, capable of intense sweetness” – Gramophone

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