NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN (b.1937): Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 85, ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934-1998): Cello Concerto No. 1.
Catalogue Number: 08W048
Description: During a visit to Kapustin in Moscow ten years ago, the composer entrusted cellist Runge with the notes for his first cello concerto, which, unlike the second one, had neither been performed nor recorded. The work, vibrant with energy, combines colorful symphonic music with the grooving sound of the big band tradition, and the virtuosity of a Charlie Parker with the chamber music intimacy of a Miles Davis into a new and fulminant musical diction. Eckart Runge (cello), RSO Berlin; Frank Strobel.