Saturday Suggestions 2/2
Today I’d like to talk about a couple of recordings that I find very interesting.
The second of these is titled:
“Malipiero, Ghedini & Casella: Works for Cello & Orchestra”
The truly wonderful cello soloist is Nick Shugaev, with the Rostov Academic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valentin Uryupin.
Firstly the interest is about the composers themselves. Italian twentieth century composers who deserve to be far better well-known, especially as they produced a prolific and rich legacy of works, and very favourably featured the cello!
Maybe you might like to start here:
But then secondly, the sound of the soloist Nick Shugaev is wonderful. Crystal clear, he carries so well over the orchestra (good technical engineers here too), and the intonation is absolutely spot on. You can sense that he is totally involved with the works that he is performing. I consider this CD to be a most important addition for the repertoire of all cello lovers, and I wish him all the very best of luck….
Ah, and he is also active on Facebook, in case you’d like to know more:
And his web page: