An interesting CD, which has brought together a popular piece like Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto and two other 20th century works for this instrument, united by the wonderful performance of Robin Clavreul who is not only an excellent performer but also a musician featuring good taste, love and feeling for the characteristics of each of the works. His interpretation of every work is remarkable for its lyricism and expression, virtuosity, humour and temperament. Most impressing are the timbre inventions and the brilliance of metre and rhythm in Milhaud's Concerto in particular. Owner of a superb instrument made in 1768 by Lorenzo Carcassi in Florence, the cellist demonstrates a wealth of sounds which can rarely be heard today. Both the conductor, Fabrice Bollon, also from Paris, and the soloist are markedly attracted by new music and lead the Orchestral Ensemble through the world of Honegger and Milhaud.

HONEGGER · MILHAUD · CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS · CONCERTOS FOR CELLO

$9.99Price
  • Track Listing

    ARTHUR HONEGGER

    [1] Andante 5'48"

    [2] Lento 5'00"

    [3] Allegro marcato 4'54"

    DARIUS MILHAUD

    [4] Nonchalant 4'42"

    [5] Grave 6'08"

    [6] Joyeux 3'08"

    CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS

    [7] Allegro non troppo 5'52"

    [8] Allegretto con moto 4'28"

    [9] Tempo primo 1'08"

    [10] Un peu moins vite 7'27"

    DDD 48'29"

  • Participating

    Robin Clavreul - cello
    ORCHESTRAL Ensemble
    Fabrice Bollon, conductor