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Kabalevsky: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

ALC 1116 - Kabalevsky: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
ALC 1116 - Kabalevsky: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Kabalevsky: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

 

Marina Tarasova

Veronika Dudarova / Symphony Orchestra of Russia

Catalogue Number: ALC 1116
Number of Discs: 1



“Tarasova has a vibrant intensity, enormous tonal eloquence and a dazzling technique. … [T]he poignant ending of the [Cello Concerto No.2’s] middle movement comes off beautifully.” — Penguin Guide

Marina Tarasova’s recordings of Soviet-era cello repertoire for Olympia Records met with unanimous critical acclaim from the music press, but remained elusive for many collectors seeking out these often hard-to-find CDs when they were initially issued. Alto is pleased to return to international availability Tarasova’s recordings of the two cello concertos of Dmitri Kabalevsky, whose music was among the most popular of the Soviet era. The CD also includes two Kabalevsky rarities for violin and piano.

Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Cello Concerto No.1 in g minor “Muzgiz”
  • I. Allegro 7:06
  • II. Largo-Molto espressivo 5:04
  • III. Allegro-Allegro molto 6:45
  • Cello Concerto No.2 in c minor “Muzyka” 30:59
  • Improvisato for Violin and Piano * 4:18
  • Rondo for Violin and Piano * 6:58

Marina Tarasova, cello
Veronika Dudarova / Symphony Orchestra of Russia
* Natalia Likhopoi, violin / Ludmila Uritskaya, piano