JOSEF REICHA (1752-1795): Cello Concerto in A, Op. 4/1, CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826): Grand pot-pourri, Op. 20, FRANZ DANZI (1763-1826): Variations on "Là ci darem la mano", LOUIS SPOHR (1784-1859): Violin Concerto No. 8 in A Minor, Op. 47 (arr. Friedrich Grützmacher [1832-1903]).
Catalogue Number: 03M036
Reference: NI 5868
Description: The biggest work here is Reicha's 26-minute concerto whose date is not given (if known) but which the notewriter suspects might be the one to which Leopold Mozart was referring when he told Wolfgang of a work "much in your own manner" and, in truth, it is very Mozartian in manner and style. Grützmacher's mid-19th century transcription of Spohr's "in modo di scena cantante" concerto sounds great on the cello. Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Northern Chamber Orchestra; Nicholas Ward.