Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this rarity
Ancerl and Sádlo recorded Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto in June 1968, just before the Russian invasion of Prague, in response to which the conductor took the painful decision to leave his homeland. The performance begins slightly heavily, with a deliberate tempo; the recording, warm to the point of slight boxiness, increases the feeling. Of course, one of the joys of hearing the Czech Phil either on disc or live is their wonderfully woody tone. Though here they seem unable to put a sharper edge on their playing, this is in keeping with Sádlo, who doesn’t see the first movement as very anguished. His (sadly uncredited) horn counterpart reinforces the impression by skipping along quite lightly.
Due to an unexpected digital error on track B2, please DL the fixed B2 and replace the old one.
Composer: Arthur Honegger, Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Miloš Sádlo
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karel Ančerl, Václav Neumann
Vinyl 1969 (1981)
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 904 MB
Literature available on Honegger’s Cello C oncerto suggests this concerto is often considered as a composition that resonates with Les Six traditions. While reflecting currents of Les Six, the Cello Concerto also features departures from Erik Satie’s and Jean Cocteau’s ideal for French composers to return to simplicity. Both characteristics of and departures from Les Six examined in this concerto include metric organization, thematic and rhythmic development, melodic wedge shapes, contrapuntal techniques, simplicity in orchestration, diatonicism, the use of humor, jazz influences, and other unique performance techniques.
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Analyzed Folder: /96k Honegger, Shostakovich – Cello Concerti_dr.txt ———————————————————————————————-
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR12 -0.56 dB -16.18 dB A Honegger – Concerto For Violoncello And Orchestra (In One Movement).flac
DR12 -0.29 dB -17.42 dB B1 Shostakovich – Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major For Violoncello And Orchestra, Op. 107 – Allegretto.flac
DR12 -0.67 dB -19.59 dB B2 Shostakovich – Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major For Violoncello And Orchestra, Op. 107 – Moderato.flac
DR11 -1.58 dB -18.68 dB B3 Shostakovich – Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major For Violoncello And Orchestra, Op. 107 – Cadenza.flac
DR12 -0.54 dB -16.30 dB B4 Shostakovich – Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major For Violoncello And Orchestra, Op. 107 – Allegro Con Moto.flac ———————————————————————————————-
Number of Files: 5
Official DR Value: DR12
- Cello [Violoncello] – Miloš Sádlo
- Composed By – Arthur Honegger (tracks: A), Dmitri Shostakovich (tracks: B1 to B4)
- Conductor – Karel Ančerl (tracks: B1 to B4), Václav Neumann (tracks: A)
- Cover – Miloslav Žáček
- Engineer [Sound And Cut] – František Burda, Miloslav Kulhan
Orchestra – Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
- Recording Supervisor [Recording Director] – Dr. Eduard Herzog, Zdeněk Zahradník
- Sleeve Notes – Dr. Kamil Šlapák
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