OUT NOW | Cellist Mats Lidström’s New Album: ‘Shostakovich & Lidström: Works for Cello & Orchestra’ [LISTEN]

BIS Records has announced the release of Swedish cellist Mats Lidström‘s new album: 'Shostakovich & Lidström – Works for Cello & Orchestra'


BIS Records has this month announced the release of Swedish cellist Mats Lidström‘s new album: Shostakovich & Lidström – Works for Cello & Orchestra. 

Recorded with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestrathe disc features Shostakovich’s 1st Cello Concerto – coupled with Mats Lidström’s original virtuosic cello arrangement to Rigoletto Fantasy for solo cello.

“Recording Shostakovich’s masterpiece is a privilege …” Mats has told the Violin Channel.

“But, during my years at Juilliard, a source of fascination amongst my violin friends was comparing Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with the Carmen Fantasy by Franz Waxman … their endless discussions for or against have remained an inspiration to create something similar for my instrument,” he has said.

Track previews available now on Amazon and iTunes:

Shostakovich & Lidström – Works for cello & orchestra |CD|

Mats Lidström, cello

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Release Date: June 1, 2018