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Vieuxtemps & Saint-Saëns Cello Concertos - CC1033

Vieuxtemps & Saint-Saëns Cello Concertos

Peter Martens • cello
Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra • Bernhard Gueller


Henri Vieuxtemps' fiendishly difficult but beautifully melodius Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor is the central work on this CD, which also includes Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto no.1, as well as his Allegro Appassionato, which is seldom heard in its orchestral guise.

All these works are French / Belgian in origin and pioneered by the leading Belgian cellists of the day.

South African cellist Peter Martens, who himself enjoys Belgian ancestry, is partnered by Bernhard Gueller, showcasing the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at its very best.

Henri Vieuxtemps
Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.46

Camille Saint-Saëns
Cello concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33

Camille Saint-Saëns
The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals

Gabriel Fauré
Elégie, op.24

Camille Saint-Saëns
Allegro appassionato, op.43