Lalo, Casals: Cello Concertos Jan Vogler

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Label: Sony Classical/Sony Music

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Concertos

Artist: Jan Vogler

Composer: Enrique Casals (1892-1986), Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)

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  • Edouard Lalo (1823 - 1892): Cello Concerto in D Minor:
  • 1Lalo: Cello Concerto in D Minor: I. Prélude. Lento - Allegro maestoso12:33
  • 2Lalo: Cello Concerto in D Minor: II. Intermezzo. Andantino con moto - Allegro presto06:38
  • 3Lalo: Cello Concerto in D Minor: III. Introduction. Andante - Rondo. Allegro vivace07:01
  • Enric Casals (1892 - 1986): Cello Concerto in F Major:
  • 4Casals: Cello Concerto in F Major: I. Allegro moderato14:23
  • 5Casals: Cello Concerto in F Major: II. Adagio doloroso07:57
  • 6Casals: Cello Concerto in F Major: III. Finale.Tempo di sardana09:54
  • Total Runtime58:26

Info for Lalo, Casals: Cello Concertos

The renowned cellist and artistic director of the Moritzburg Festival Jan Vogler has recorded two beautiful romantic cello concertos together with 45 outstanding young musicians of the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra under the direction of its chief conductor Josep Caballé Domenech. And one of them is even a world premiere recording: the Cello Concerto in F major by Enrique Casals (1892-1986), brother of the famous Pablo Casals, who was himself an outstanding violinist and conductor as well as a gifted composer. It is an extremely colourful cello concerto, has a typically Catalan character and yet is clearly inspired by German late Romanticism.

The second concerto is the famous Cello Concerto by the French composer Édouard Lalo (1823-1892), who celebrates his 200th birthday in 2023. His masterpiece combines Spanish folklore with influences from Beethoven and Schumann - an excellent work with a demanding symphonic section in which orchestra and soloist engage in a lively dialogue.

Jan Vogler, cello
Moritzburg Festival Orchestra
Josep Caballé-Domenech Vogler, conductor

Jan Vogler
distinguished career has seen him perform with renowned conductors and internationally acclaimed orchestras around the world. His strong classical foundation has allowed him to push the boundaries of his sound, creating an ongoing dialogue with contemporary composers and performers. He regularly premieres new works, most recently compositions by celebrated composers Tigran Mansurian (with WDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Semyon Bychkov), John Harbison (with Mira Wang, the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Udo Zimmermann (Bavarian Radio Orchestra) and Wolfgang Rim (Duo Concerto with Mira Wang). A prolific and multi-award-winning recording artist, Jan records exclusively for SONY Classical. His newest release is Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Serenade melancholique and Meditation with the HR-Sinfonieorchester, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Other recent CD’s include Concerti a Venezia with La Folia Baroque Orchestra, the Schumann album “Dichterliebe” with Hélène Grimaud, and his critically acclaimed and award-winning recording of Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (2012).

Highlights of the 2015-2016 season include the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Duo Concerto with Mira Wang and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, concert appearances with the Boston Symphony conducted by Andris Nelsons, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra led by Alain Altinoglu, the Dresden Philharmonic with Juanjo Mena, the Singapore Symphony, Leipzig Radio Orchestra led by Kristjan Järvi, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg with Ivor Bolton and the Dresden Festival Orchestra, also with Ivor Bolton. As well Jan undertakes a German recital tour in January 2016 with pianist and frequent collaborator Martin Stadtfeld. Jan Vogler has been Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival near Dresden since 2001, and Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival since October 2008. In 2006, he received the European Award for Culture and in 2011 the Erich-Kästner Award for tolerance, humanity and international understanding. For his recording of Bach’s six Suites for cello solo he was awarded the ECHO Klassik 2014 award in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year (cello)”.

Jan Vogler plays the Stradivari 'Ex Castelbarco/Fau' 1707 cello and shares his time between New York City, where he lives with his wife and two daughters, and Dresden, Germany.

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