Offenbach: Cello Concertos

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Before hearing Jacques Offenbach's works for cello and orchestra, abandon any expectations of serious concerto writing, and prepare instead for musical comedy, albeit of an instrumental variety. Offenbach's habitual tunefulness and tendency to compose medleys undermines conventional notions of form and development, and his Concerto militaire in G major is far from orthodox. While the cello is featured prominently and given many choice passages for virtuosic display, the stringing of one infectious melody after another makes ...

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  1. Concerto militaire, for cello & orchestra in G major
  2. Deux âmes au ciel, for cello & piano, Op. 25
  3. Introduction et valse mélancolique, for cello & piano, Op. 14
  4. Rêverie au bord de la mer, for cello & piano
  5. La course en traîneau, etude caprice for cello & piano
  6. Concerto rondo (Concertino), for cello & orchestra in G major
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Offenbach: Cello Concertos
2005, CPO

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