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Cello Concerto in C Major, Opus 20 (D’Albert)

(Eugen D’Albert)

This concerto was written in 1899 and opens with the oboe, followed by the clarinet, playing the main theme before the solo cello takes over.

The United States premiere of the work was performed by the cellist, Frits Gaillard, in Los Angeles in 1926.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra recordings
Cello Concerto in C major,
Hyperion 67544 (CD: The Romantic Cello Concerto-1)
Conductor –  Carlos Kalmar
Cello – Alban Gerhardt
(This recording was made from a concert in Caird Hall, Dundee on the 17th and 18th December 2004 and won a 2006 Midem Classical Award.)

Here is the first movement of the concerto performed by Antonio Meneses with the Basler Sinfonie-Orchester…