Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Great Czech's Great Cello Concerto

Yesterday [From July, 2014-updated in 2017] on the Tales classical music weekend I featured one of my favorite composers, Antonin Dvorak.  I gave five examples of great music from the Romantic Czech composer to give you a reason why I consider Dvorak one of my favorites.  I did not include my favorite piece from Dvorak, his great cello concerto, in order to save it for today's post.  Most people want to save the dessert for the last part of their meal in order to save the best for last, so, I saved this luscious treat for last. 

On yesterday's post I got this wonderful reply from a twitter friend and great and knowledgeable classical music enthusiast's  @PamelaGordon2:  "OMG; no highlighting of his exquisite cello concerto? I am telling Yo-yo Ma on you ;-))"

I love her most appropriate word exquisite and hope she doesn't mind if I borrow that in describing the greatest cello concerto ever composed.  Thanks Pamela and thanks Antonin Dvorak for this exquisite and at the same time exciting music.

Dvorak scored his masterpiece in B minor with 3 movements: 1. Allegro, 2. Adagio ma non troppo, and 3. Allegro-Andante-Allegro vivo.

Please turn up the volume to hear the exciting final movement of the great Czech's great cello concerto.  

Note: This awesome video on You Tube was posted by Jakob Koranyi , great cellist from Sweden who gives this magnificent virtuoso performance. You might want to subscribe to him on You Tube.

Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B-minor, Movement 3, Allegro Moderato:

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