Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof Penderecki
Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020) conducting his oratorio "Seven Gates of Jerusalem" at the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, in 2001. Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major – Alexander Warenberg, Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Judith Kubitz

The young Dutch cellist Alexander Warenberg (b. 1998, Voorburg) plays Dmitri Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major, Op.107, with Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under τhe German-born, Sorbian musician and conductor Judith Kubitz. Recorded in Concert Hall of the 21st Century in Amsterdam, on October 25, 2016.

Alexander Warenberg has won the National Cello Competition 2016. He also won the Audience Prize. The jury praised his exceptional talent and musicality. Alexander studied with Monique Bartels at the Sweelinck Academy for young talents and the preparatory programme and currently studies in Germany.

The National Cello Competition is inextricably linked to the Cello Biennale Amsterdam. Dutch or in The Netherlands studying cello talent may present themselves in three rounds to an international jury.

The Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major, Op.107, was composed in 1959 by Dmitri Shostakovich. It is perhaps the most popular 20th Century cello concerto. Shostakovich wrote the work for his friend Mstislav Rostropovich, who committed it to memory in four days and gave the premiere on October 4, 1959, with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in the Large Hall of the Leningrad Conservatory. The first recording was made in two days following the premiere by Rostropovich and the Moscow Philharmonic, under the baton of Aleksandr Gauk.

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

♪ Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major, Op.107 (1959)

i. Allegretto
ii. Moderato
iii. Cadenza – Attacca
iv. Allegro con moto

Alexander Warenberg, cello

Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Conductor: Judith Kubitz

National Cello Competition, Cello Biennale Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Concert Hall of the 21st Century, Amsterdam), October 25, 2016

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See also

Dmitri Shostakovich – All the posts

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