Bach: Cello Concerto in C Minor
Daniil Shafran, Gennady Rozhdestvensky & The State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR
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||Cello Concerto in C Minor: I. Allegro Molto Ma Maestoso||Daniil Shafran, Gennady Rozhdestvensky & The State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR||4:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cello Concerto in C Minor: II. Adagio Molto Espressivo||Daniil Shafran, Gennady Rozhdestvensky & The State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR||6:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cello Concerto in C Minor: III. Allegro Molto Energico||Daniil Shafran, Gennady Rozhdestvensky & The State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR||3:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Not a great performance
I've played this concerto, so I'm familiar with it, and I was displeased with this reading. It sounds sloppy and messy, and I was puzzled to hear him transpose part of the third movement down an octave. A strange recording that sounds under-rehearsed.
I too have played this piece, both from the orchestra part and the solo cello part and I must say, I'm impressed with this recording. Although I must admit, I'm not a stickler for reading the music exactly as written. I prefer to...mix it up a but and add some of the personality of the musician playing. It always makes it interesting to hear what each cellist adds to the piece. If I just heard the same thing over and over again, I might as well just listen to the same CD. Personally, I liked it quite a bit!
...and to think that modern music these days developed from the 60's. Better think again, and listen to one of the greatest composers to walk this earth.