The Greatest Cello Concertos

The Greatest Cello Concertos

by Truls Mørk



A quick glance at Truls Mørk's large discography shows his versatility in all genres of cello music, with a strong focus on chamber works and contemporary compositions. Even so, this Erato box set consists entirely of his performances of cello concertos, recorded between 1991 and 2008. The cello concertos of C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Schumann, Elgar, Dvorák, Shostakovich, Myaskovsky, and Britten represent the instrument's core repertoire, and other concerto-like works are included, such as Bruch's "Kol Nidrei," Bloch's "Schelomo," Tchaikovsky's "Rococo Variations," and Prokofiev's "Symphony-Concerto," as well as innovative modern works by Pärt, Dutilleux, and Kernis. Collaborating with conductors Bernard Labadie, Iona Brown, Paavo Järvi, Myung-Whun Chung, Mariss Jansons, Simon Rattle, and Eiji Oue, Mørk plays with his familiar combination of polished technique, gorgeous timbres, and flexible rhythms and dynamics, which have become identifiable qualities of his playing, though his rubato and dramatic gestures are more pronounced in Romantic works. Because of the different venues and recording dates, the sound quality is slightly variable though quite good throughout.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2013
Label: Emi Classics
UPC: 5099961581029
catalogNumber: 158102


  1. Air, version for cello & orchestra (created for Truls Mørk)
  2. Musica Celestis, for string orchestra
  3. Colored Field, concerto for cello & orchestra (new version created for Truls Mørk)
  4. Tout un monde lointain. . ., concerto for cello & orchestra
  5. Cello Concerto in C minor, Op. 66
  6. Pro et contra, concerto for cello & orchestra
  7. Sinfonia Concertante for cello & orchestra in E minor, Op. 125: 4. Andante con moto (alternate finale)
  8. Sinfonia Concertante for cello & orchestra in E minor, Op. 125
  9. Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126
  10. Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
  11. Cello Symphony, for cello & orchestra, Op. 68
  12. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
  13. Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191 (Op. 104)
  14. Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in A major, Op. 33
  15. Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
  16. Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
  17. Schelomo, rhapsody for cello & orchestra (or piano)
  18. Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b/1
  19. Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b/2 (Op. 101)
  20. Concerto for cello, strings & continuo ("No. 3") in A major, H. 439, Wq. 172
  21. Concerto for cello, strings & continuo ("No. 2") in B flat major, H. 436, Wq. 171
  22. Concerto for cello, strings & continuo ("No. 1") in A minor, H. 432, Wq. 170

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