Dvorak: Cello Concerto / Weilerstein
American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, described by the New York Times as one of the most exciting American cellists of the new 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 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, Jiri Blohlavek 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 Philharmonics inaugural concert in 1896. Other works on the album were recorded in the USA, Dvorak's adopted second homeland.