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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (T. Mørk, Oslo Philharmonic, Petrenko)

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release date: July 2014

Recorded in 24 Bit / 48Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2014


Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra


Vasily Petrenko


Truls Mork



Oslo Concerthall, Oslo, Norway


Record Label


Orchestral & Concertos


Total Time - 64:55
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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (T. Mørk, Oslo Philharmonic, Petrenko)

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Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107

1 I. Allegretto 05:59
2 II. Moderato 11:41
3 III. Cadenza 06:13
4 IV. Allegro con moto 04:52

Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 126

5 I. Largo – 14:31
6 II. Scherzo: Allegretto – 04:34
7 III. Finale: Allegretto 17:05
 Truls Mork Soloist
  Vasily Petrenko Conductor

This exciting new release with Truls Mørk and Vasily Petrenko continues Ondine’s successful series of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) recordings.

The recording includes Shostakovich cello concertos, which are among the composer’s best-known works, performed by one of the most respected and prestigious contemporary cellists, Truls Mørk, together with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko.

Shostakovich’s virtuosic cello concertos were written for Mstislav Rostropovich during some of the composer’s most fruitful years in the 1950s and 1960s. Besides dashing virtuosity the concertos include also substantial symphonic elements: the second cello concerto was originally intended as a symphony by the composer but later evolved into a concerto.

 This recording is the first release of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under their artistic director Vasily Petrenko, a star conductor of the younger generation, who has recently also recorded an ongoing and award-winning recording cycle of the Shostakovich symphonies.


 "... his [Finley] sense of musical phrase is unfailing; he’s got a sensitivity to literary nuance, coupled with a clarity of enunciation, that few singers can match; and most important of all, his interpretations, for all their emotional immediacy, are marked by an astonishing level of intellect and care. He’s heard in peak form on this new release... Given the particular choices of language and orchestration, of course, there’s really no competition for this release. Even with a bulging catalog, though, this would be a top priority."

Peter J Rabinowitz - Fanfare - September/October 2014

 "... powerful performances and near audiophile level sound. In fact, I would go so far as to say that this is potential Want List material."

Arthur Lintgen - Fanfare - September/October 2014

 "... This is a must."

Raymond Tuttle - Fanfare - November/December 2014

 "An hour of brilliant bleakness from Petrenko and Mørk... a stunning account of both works."

Greg Keane - Limelight (Australia) - 5 February 2015

                       Supersonic Pizzicato

"Almost twenty years after his recording with Mariss Jansons, Truls Mørk comes back to both of the Shostakovich concertos, with more power, more supremacy and more deepness. Emotionally, these recordings are among the most intense, with heartbreaking slow movements and breathtaking climaxes."

Remy Franck - Pizzicato-lu - 11 September 2014

               ***** (Exceptional Album)

Alberto Cantú – Musica magazine (Italy) – July/August 2014                      

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