Four Visions of France

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Four Visions of France

French Cello Concertos

Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), DSO Berlin, Alexandre Bloch

  • Label: Orfeo
  • Catalogue No: C988211
  • Length: 69 minutes

"It is not by chance that luminous textures and sensual orchestral colors are considered essential features of French music. Its history features great names renowned for their art of instrumentation and sensitive use of timbres, who include the composers of the cello concertos on this recording: Camille Saint-Saëns, whose instrumentation technique always combines color with transparency, Édouard Lalo, who was highly esteemed by Claude Debussy for the wealth of color in his works, and Arthur Honegger, who painted striking soundscapes not only in his Cello Concerto but in his works without a large orchestra as well. Often it is the fine shadings and delicate transitions that characterize the tone colors of French music and are responsible for its delightful charm. Daniel Müller-Schott – Opus Klassik award winner 2019 – appealingly combines five works from the French sound kaleidoscope on his newest album with the DSO Berlin and Alexandre Bloch ‘Four Visions of France’."


Fauré: Élégie in C minor, Op. 24
Honegger: Cello Concerto
Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Saint-Saëns: Romance in F major, Op. 36