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Saint Saens - Cellokonzert

  • St. Lukas Church 3 Bernburger Straße Berlin, Berlin, 10963 Germany (map)

Im Rahmen der

International Masterclasses

mit Prof. Colin Metters im September 2015

Orchester: Berlin Sinfonietta





J. Haydn - Symphony No.104 in D major
R. Schumann - Cello Concerto in A minor op.  129
C. Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto in A minor op.  33
L. v. Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 36

Camille Saint-Saëns composed his Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 in 1872, when the composer was 37 years old. He wrote this work for the Belgian cellist, viola de gamba player and instrument maker Auguste Tolbecque. Tolbecque was part of a distinguished family of musicians closely associated with the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, France’s leading concert society. The concerto was first performed on January 19, 1873 at the Paris conservatoire concert with Tolbecque as soloist. This was considered a mark of Saint-Saëns’ growing acceptance by the French musical establishment.

Camille Saint-Saens

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