John's CD of the week: Alban Gerhardt: Casals Encores

This sensational new release from German cellist Alban Gerhardt recaptures the novelty of the much-loved encores performed by the Spanish Catalan cellist Pablo Casals, who was universally recognised as one the world’s greatest exponents of cello music.

Casals had a vast repertoire of intimate encores which were adored by his audiences, and this yet-to-be-released disc features transcriptions of pieces by composers including Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Boccherini and Wagner.

Also featured are works by some lesser-known names who John Suchet will be profiling when he features this album as his CD of the Week this week.

All performances see Gerhardt joined by the pianist Cecile Licad.

Join John Suchet just after 10am every day this week to hear tracks from this CD.