R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentleman
C. Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in L minor Op. 33
M. Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
S. Prokófiev: Symphony no. 1 in D Major Op. 25 «Classical»
Pablo Ferrández, violoncel
Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae
Tomàs Grau, director
There are paradoxes surprising … In the midst of war and on the eve of the Russian Revolution, the young Prokofiev, modernist provocateur occur to him to compose a symphony “classic” inspired by Haydn! Richard Strauss, German genius if any, has been in love with the great French classical period, Molière and Lully.
The 1st Cello Concerto of Saint-Saëns is very romantic. It was one of the workhorses of American Casals seasons. But Saint-Saëns later opted for classical and loved Rameau …
Ravel, although it was not very big cepat, wanted to go to war, where he drove an ambulance. His Tombeau de Couperin is a tribute to young composers and musicians killed in combat.
Pablo Ferrández, winner of the 2012 Beca Pau Casals continues since an international career very bright. And the Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae, under the musical direction of Tomàs Grau, has become an essential set in Catalan musical life.