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NSO's Cellists in Penderecki

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K. Penderecki, Concerto Grosso No. 1 (inter alia), I. Monighetti, A. Noras, R. Kwiatkowski, Warsaw NPO, A. Wit
(Naxos, 2008)
Charles T. Downey, At NSO, a rewarding introduction
Washington Post, May 1
The list of pieces performed for the first time by the National Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach continues to grow. This week’s concerts introduce Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concerto Grosso for Three Cellos and Orchestra, a piece premiered in 2001, to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Three of the NSO’s cellists, from the often-overlooked middle of the section, took the solo parts Thursday night and brought rather different timbres and musical personae to this long, intricate and ultimately rewarding work.

Penderecki’s earlier, more experimental music is hard to love... [Continue reading]
National Symphony Orchestra
Music by Strauss, Penderecki, Beethoven
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Eschenbach's Beethoven: no. 3 and no. 7 in 2012, no. 5 in 2011, no. 9 in 2010, nos. 1 and 2 last year

NSO's cello section featured in not the best light in Villa-Lobos in March

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