In her second compact disc, released by Gega New, the cellist Kalina Krusteva has included two magnificent concertos giving testimony to her performing mastership. For they require not only virtuosity, free from any type of technical impediments, but also a very specific emotionality, along with experience in the dramaturgy, which is very specific for both the concertos by Schumann and Elgar. Kalina Krusteva's recording speaks eloquently of her brilliant creative development (a pupil of the Prof. Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music in Sofia, graduate of the Royal Academy of Music - London, holder of diplomas from master classes for cellists given by Misha Mayski, Robert Cohen, Steven Isserlis, etc.)


  • Track Listing

    ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in A minor, op. 129
    [1] Nicht zu schnell 12'53"
    [2] Langsam 4'31"
    [3] Sehr lebhaft 8'06"
    EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, op. 85
    [4] Adagio. Moderato 7'36"
    [5] Lento. Allegro molto 4'47"
    [6] Adagio 4'33"
    [7] Allegro ma non troppo 10'42"
    DDD 53'18"
  • Participating

    Kalina Krusteva, cello

    Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductors: Boris Hinchev, Milen Natchev