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Otaka,Hisatada (1911-1951) - Cello Concerto (1943)


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« on: March 16, 2021, 08:45:45 am »

Otaka,Hisatada  (1911-1951) -  Cello Concerto  (1943)
Violoncelliste : Ko Iwasaki,dir : Hiroshi Wakasugi
1- Allegro energico e passionato (13.56)
2- Lento cantabile con variazioni (11.24)
3- Adagio espressivo -- Allegro con brio (13.25)

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2021, 08:21:19 pm »

This is a most atttractive Cello Concerto and considering that it was composed some years after the Sinfonietta, it is actually more backward-looking (and I mean that as a compliment). It's unfailingly lyrical but sometimes with a rhythmic bite thart reminds me of Walton. I shall try to listen to it again as I'm sure repeated hearings will only serve to reinforce its quality.
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