(featuring the soloists Antonio Meneses & Werner Thomas-Mifune, backed by The Bamberger Symphoniker conducted by Georg Schmohe)
The Italian composer, Giorgio Federico Ghedini (1892-1965) had almost reached the age of fifty, before his international, artistic breakthrough occurred, namely with his work, "Architecture for Orchestra", in the Very Early 1940s, completed while his nation was experiencing its fascist era ... It was ten years later, that the piece featured on this highly-collectable Compact Disc, Concerto for Two Cellos & Orchestra, was composed.
Concerto per Orchestra et due Violoncelli Concertanti, by Ghedini (rec.Jan'90 ; 29:50) :-
1) I Allegro molto moderato e tranquillo 2) II Caccia nell'Olmeneta (Allegro vivace) 3) III Molto adagio 4) IV Allegro quieto.
Bernhard Romberg (1767-1841), the German cellist and composer who died more than fifty years before Ghedini's entry into the world, was part of an already-distinguished musical family. Indeed, he spent much of his early years as a musician, making concert tours with his equally-famous cousin, the violinist Andreas ... Romberg's concerto derives its obvious originality from the full exploitation of the possibilities offered by two soloists in harmony.
Concertino für 2 Violoncelli und Orchester Op.72, by Romberg (rec.Jan'90 ; 17:36) :-
5) I Allegro maestoso 6) II Andante grazioso 7) III Rondo, con Allegrezza.
The CD is in VG+ condition.