Naxos Records has this week announced the release of American cellist Brinton Averil Smith’s new album: Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Cello Concerto.
The disc features the never-before recorded Cello Concerto in F major, Op.72 by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968) – with conductor Kazuki Yamada and the Houston Symphony.
“I read about this concerto in Piatigorsky’s autobiography ‘Cellist’ when I was a boy … and was searching for it since my student days at Juilliard …” Brinton has told The Violin Channel.
“I’ve always loved the music of the Hollywood composers, Korngold, Rozsa and Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and bringing this concerto back to the public eye after being lost for more than 80 years was a long term dream of mine …” he has said.
“I hope that listeners will be able to enjoy this live recording of the first professional performance of this concerto in over 80 years … and see the work for it’s melodic and compositional merit.”
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Cello Concerto |CD|
Briton Averil Smith, Cello
Houston Symphony, Kazuki Yamada
Evelyn Chen, Piano
Release Date: June 15, 2018