American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, described by BBC Music Magazine as one of the most extraordinary soloists of her generation, follows her critically acclaimed Decca debut recording of Elgar s Cello Concerto with a vital new interpretation of Dvorak s Cello Concerto, coupled with some of his best-known melodies.
This Dvorak recording casts visionary light on the Czech composer s epic concerto, connecting directly with its passionate heart.
Alisa Weilerstein s all-Dvorak programme includes the haunting melody from his New World Symphony, popularly known as Going Home; his song Lasst mich allein, the beautiful Silent Woods and more...
This album captures the essential spirit of one of the greatest of all Romantic composers, reflecting Dvorak s deep-rooted love for his homeland
Alisa Weilerstein joins forces with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and its Czech Music Director, Jiøí Bìlohlávek in a terrific and deeply authentic musical partnership. This radiant performance of the Cello Concerto was recorded in Prague s Rudolfinum, where Dvorak himself conducted the Czech Philharmonic s inaugural concert in 1896. Other works on the album recorded in the USA Dvorak s adopted second homeland include Rondo in G minor, Songs My Mother Taught Me and Slavonic Dance No.8