ALFREDO PIATTI (1822-1901): Concertino for Cello and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 18, Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 26 (First Recordings), ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129 (First Recording of Original Version).
Catalogue Number: 04V040
Label: Dutton Epoch
Reference: CDLX 7371
Description: We’ve had Piatti releases for solo cello and cello chamber pieces but now we get two full-sized concertante works from c.1862 (Concertino) and c.1873 and give collectors of romantic concerti two new pieces full of lyrical beauty and virtuosic technical demands. The cellist here performs her own edition of the Schumann using the original manuscript which ended up in a library in Krakow. She noted “hundreds of differences” from the original in previous editions. Josephine Knight (cello), Royal Northern Sinfonia; Martin Yates.