Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Alisa Weilerstein (cello); Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor)
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  1. Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
  2. Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126
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The American cellist Alisa Weilerstein was a Russian history major at Columbia University. Whether that gives her special insight into the music of Shostakovich is debatable, but whatever the case, this is an unusually strong reading of Shostakovich's pair of cello concertos, both emotionally intense works dating from the later part of his career. Weilerstein's strength is that she can do both the suppressed and the tortured sides of Shostakovich during this period. These can and do appear in the same work. The Cello ...

Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 2016, Decca

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