Praised by New York Newsday for “extraordinary musicianship...forceful, sophisticated and entirely in the spirit of the music,” American cellist Brinton Averil Smith's performances have elicited rave reviews around the world, praising virtuosic performances and musical ideals rooted in the golden age of string playing.
Miklós Rózsa’s Toccata capricciosa, Op. 36 for solo ’cello. Written in 1979 and dedicated to the memory of Gregor Piatigorsky, this short work is among the most challenging in the repertoire. Hungarian composer Miklós Rózsa is better known for his work as a composer of film music, including the scores of Spellbound and Ben Hur, but he continued to lead a ’double life’ as a successful classical composer. He writes "Toccata Capricciosa is not an elegy: rather it reflects something of PIatigorsky’s incomparable vitality, open-heartedness, buoyancy and bravado, qualities which... are sadly missing in many performing artists today"
Inspired by the personality, prodigious technique and musicality of the cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Cello Concerto is a work of imposing scale and virtuosity.
Sonate pour violon & piano n°1, op.13 - Romance, op.28, Fileuse, op.80 n°2 - Sicilienne, op.78 - Berceuse, op.16 - Sérénade toscane - Andante, op.75 - Clair de lune, op.46
Miklós Rózsa: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 31 / Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 32 (Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 5)
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 Time: All Day
Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895–1968) Cello Concerto Transcriptions for Cello and Piano Brinton Averil Smith, Cello Evelyn Chen, Piano Houston Symphony Kazuki Yamada Inspired by the personality, prodigioushttps://www.brintonaverilsmith.com/event-detail.html?event-id=14all-162018814