Enescu: Symphonie Concertante / Symphony No. 1
Catalog: ODE 1198-2
Mork; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Lintu
Composed by: Enescu, George
The final release of Ondine’s George Enescu (1881–1955) symphony cycle includes two neglected masterpieces: the 1st Symphony, filled with youthful energy, and the poetic and lyric Symphonie concertante for Cello and Orchestra. The soloist of the Symphony concertante is the award-winning cellist Truls Mørk. Enescu wrote both works at a relatively young age: the Symphonie concertante at age 20, while the 1st Symphony was premiered when the composer was 25. Even so, Enescu had already by then created for himself an impressive career as a composer with several large-scale works. The Ondine recordings with Hannu Lintu and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra have proved to be extremely successful. The first release of the Enescu cycle received a Gramophone Award Nomination in 2013. Hannu Lintu and the orchestra also received a GRAMMY nomination for their recording of Rautavaara’s Kaivos Opera.