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CHAN 10715

Dvorak: Concerto/Dohnanyi: Konzertstuck

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release date: March 2012

Originally recorded in 1988


London Symphony Orchestra

Charles Mackerras

Raphael Wallfisch



St Jude's Church, Central Square, London NW11


Ralph Couzens


Ralph Couzens

Janet Middlebrook


Record Label
Chandos Classics


Orchestral & Concertos

Total Time - 64:14
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Concerto, Op. 104

  in B minor - in h-Moll - en si mineur  
  for Cello and Orchestra  
1 I Allegro 15:07
2 II Adagio, ma non troppo 11:59
3 III Finale. Allegro moderato 12:57


  premiere complete recording  

Konzertstuck, Op. 12

  in D major - in D-Dur - en ré majeur  
  for Cello and Orchestra  
4 Allegro non troppo - 5:33
5 Adagio - 6:51
6 Tempo I 11:47

This album on the Chandos Classics label, is a  re-release of our recording of Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B minor and the Konzertstück for Cello and Orchestra by Dohnányi (CHAN 8662), performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Charles Mackerras, with Raphael Wallfisch the featured soloist.

The Cello Concerto in B minor by Dvorák has become one of his most popular works, and perhaps the most popular concerto ever written for the instrument. He was asked to write this piece by a friend of Wagner, the cellist Hanuš Wihan. Initially reluctant, Dvorák stated that the cello was indeed a fine orchestral instrument but totally insufficient for a solo concerto. Fortunately, he changed his mind upon hearing Victor Herbert’s Second Cello Concerto performed in concert, in 1894. The resulting Cello Concerto is richly inventive, full of deep feeling, and perfectly fitted to the cello. Dvorák combined his experience as an orchestral player with an understanding of the cello’s distinct textural qualities to produce a grand and emotionally intense work, one of his finest achievements.

Ernst von Dohnányi was highly acclaimed as a pianist-composer, and widely regarded during his lifetime as a successor to Liszt. As a composer, however, he had more in common with Brahms than with Liszt, despite his Hungarian heritage, and his creative output was not limited to the piano. His Konzertstück in D major is in fact a full-scale cello concerto, in three interconnected parts. A lyrical rhapsody, it begins quietly, the cello emerging out of the orchestra and seeming to sing, until parting with a sense of regret at the end.

"...If you didn’t aquire this Chandos disc when it first came out, it’s a good buy at its rereleased budget price. You probably already have half a dozen Dvorak cello concertos on your shelf, but this is a fine, if not exceptional, one, and the Dohnanyi is a worthwhile addition to any collection."

Jerry Dubins - Fanfare - September/October 2012

"... The Chandos disc is a modern recording, the musicians caught in full, rich and detailed sound. There are good notes from Gerald Larner that you can also read in French or in German if the whim takes you. This is a superb disc that can be confidently recommended, even if - and this would be really perverse - you want only one version of the Dvorák in your collection..."
William Hedley - - 23 July 2012


"Expectations run high for any disc of Charles Mackerras conducting Dvorák, and this one doesn’t disappoint. He is at the top of his game here, and with an orchestra and soloist to match..."

Gavin Dixon - - 31 May 2012

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