Dvorak, Lalo Cello Concertos (2015)

Dvorak, Lalo

Johannes Moser

Jakub Hrusa

“The unifying motif between these two Cello Concertos is a sense of yearning: from far away, Dvorák yearned for his homeland and an unfulfilled love, whereas Lalo yearned for the typically Spanish flair and the Mediterranean temperament. As I spend most of the year on tour, the sense of yearning is very familiar to me, it is my constant companion. Therefore, I am delighted that PENTATONE has provided me with a musical home port. And for my first release, I cannot imagine a better partner than Jakub Hrusa with the PKF - Prague Philharmonia.”

- Johannes Moser

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Jakub Hrusa

Born in the Czech Republic and described by Gramophone as ‘on the verge of greatness’, Jakub Hruša is Chief Conductor Designate of the Bamberg Symphony, Permanent Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (TMSO), and served as Music Director and Chief Conductor of PKF – Prague Philharmonia from 2009 to 2015.
He is a regular guest with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio Franc

Johannes Moser

Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists”, German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras as well as the Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Tokyo Symphony, Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras. He works regularly with conductors of the highest level including Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Jurowski, Franz Welser-Möst, Manfred Honeck, Christian Thielemann, Pierre Boulez, Paavo Jarvi and Semyon Bychkov, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Gustavo Dudamel.

Known for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre, his passionate focus on new music, and his commitment to reaching out to young audiences, Moser aims to present classical music in ways with which listeners of all ages can engage and connect. He was a recipient of the prestigious 2014 Brahms prize, and his recordings have earned him three ECHO Klassik awards and the Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. In 2015 Moser signed an exclusive contract with PENTATONE, and has released albums with the cello concertos of Dvo?ak and Lalo (2015), works for cello and piano by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev (2016, awarded with a Diapason d’or and ECHO Klassik 2017) and Elgar and Tchaikovsky cello concertos (2017). Born into a musical family in 1979 as a dual citizen of Germany and Canada, Moser began studying the cello at the age of eight. He was the top prize winner at the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition, in addition to being awarded the Special Prize for his interpretation of the Rococo Variations.

Johannes Moser performs on a 1694 Andrea Guarneri cello, generously on loan from a private collection.

photo: provided in Press Release by PENTATONE

PKF-Prague Philharmonia

The PKF – Prague Philharmonia, originally called the Prague Philharmonia, was founded in 1994 on the initiative of worldfamous conductor, Jirí Belohlávek. Shortly after its establishment, the PKF – Prague Philharmonia joined the ranks of the most respected Czech orchestras and it garnered great renown in Europe as well as around the world.
The PKF – Prague Philharmonia is praised for its characteristic sound, created in large part by the key focus of its repertoire: Viennese Classicism. 
The repertoire also includes Romance compositions, as well as modern and contemporary music, performed within a Special Concert series unique among the range of Czech orchestras.
On the threshold of the 2015–2016 season, respected French conductor Emmanuel Villaume is taking over the orchestra’s reins. His predecessor in the post of Chief Conductor and Music Director was Jakub Hruša, a representative of the younger generation. The second Chief Conductor was Swiss conductor and flautist, Kaspar Zehnder. The ensemble’s founder and globally celebrated Czech conductor, Jirí Belohlávek, was at its helm until 2005 when he was named the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate.

 

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Dvorak, Lalo Cello Concertos (2015)

Dvorak, Lalo

Johannes Moser

Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Engineer: Jean Marie Geijsen
Recording location: Studio One of the Bavarian Radio Munich
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Dvorak Cello Concerto in b op 104 Allegro
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Dvorak Cello Concerto in b op 104 Adagio ma non troppo
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Dvorak Cello Concerto in b op 104 Finale Allegro Moderato
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Lalo Cello Concerto in d Prelude Lento Allegro maestoso
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Lalo Cello Concerto in d Intermezzo Andantino con moto
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Lalo Cello Concerto in d Introduction Andante Allegro vivace
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