Pablo Casals speaking of the Schumann Cello Concerto:
It is one of the finest works one can hear – from beginning to end the music is sublime.
This, the first of the great romantic cello concertos, gives us a chance to compare the playing/interpretive skills of an older generation of cellists (Gendron, Piatigorsky, Fournier, etc.) – here represented by André Navarra – with the present generation of players (list too long to even contemplate) with Steven Isserlis as their representative.
What do you think? Do you favour the old school or does the younger blood have more appeal? Maybe you think they’re different but equally valid. I know which I’d prefer, but there’s not a great deal in it.
Your comments are welcome.
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