Wendy Warner - Haydn and Myslivecek Cello Concertos
The prize-winning cellist joins forces with Camerata Chicago for Haydn's concertos - and a rarity from a Czech composer. Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 16 September 2013.
Cellist Wendy Warner shot to fame when she won the International Rostropovich Competition in Paris in 1990. Since then she has gone on to perform all over the world.
On this, her brand new album, she collaborates with Camerata Chicago to profile the much-loved cello concertos of Haydn, bringing her romantic sensibilities and great excitement to works that are usually played in a less expansive way.
Interspersed between these two concertos is a little-known one by Josef Myslivecek, a Czech composer who was much admired by Mozart. The concerto dates from after Haydn's first cello concerto and may have been influenced by it. But it has a very unusual slow movement which is quite a discovery.