Dvorak Cello Concerto, Staat Berlin, BarenboimDeutsche Grammophon
Praised by The Washington Post for playing with "an easy warmth, drawing the orchestra after him like a halo around a candle flame," cellist Kian Soltani follows his DG debut album, Home, with a Dvořák album centered on the famous cello concerto. Featuring Maestro Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin, the concerto is paired with five arrangements of beloved Dvořák pieces, three of which Soltani arranged himself.
Kian Soltani plays some terrific Dvorak / ClassicsToday
There have been so many recordings of Dvořák's Cello Concerto that it's difficult to work up much enthusiasm for yet another one. However, as I always say, a great performance is its own justification, no doubt about it, this is a great performance. Kian Soltani plays the piece vigorously, first and foremost. Even the more lyrical passages, such as the second subject of the first movement, th...
What a tone Kian Soltani produces on his 'Dvorak Cello Concerto' with Staatskapelle Berlin under Barenboim / theWholeNote
Kian Soltani is the soloist in the Dvořák Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim conducting the Staatskapelle Berlin in a performance recorded live in concert at the Berlin Philharmonie in October 2018 (Deutsche Grammophon 00028948360901 kiansoltani.com/discography). Barenboim has been general music director of the orchestra since 1992, and the lengthy but lovely orchestral start to the con...
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