Accompanied by Orchestre de Paris, young French cellist Gautier Capuçon plays Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191, the last solo concerto of the Czech composer. Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Filmed in the Salle Pleyel in Paris and directed by François-René Martin.
The concerto was written in 1894-1895 for Dvořák’s friend, the Czech cellist Hanuš Wihan (5 June 1855 – 1 May 1920), but was premiered in London in 1896 by the English cellist Leo Stern (5 April 1862 – 10 September 1904).
The piece is in the standard three-movement concerto format:
- Allegro (B minor then B major)
- Adagio, ma non troppo (G major)
- Finale: Allegro moderato – Andante – Allegro vivo (B minor then B major)
Dvořák’s cello concerto is widely regarded as one of the greatest cello concertos ever written.
- Cello Concerto (Dvořák) on Wikipedia