Salonen Cello Concerto
The star power of Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen can be seen not only in the success of his solo works, three of which are concertos, but also in the fact that this 2017 Cello Concerto gets a major-label release all by itself even though it's just slightly over 35 minutes long. It's a lovely work that calls for virtuoso-level technical intensity from the soloist (effortlessly provided here by Yo-Yo Ma) without setting up an athletic structure of soloist display and tutti foundation as in a traditional concerto. Sample the first movement, where the solo cello emerges slowly, weaves in and out of the music, and departs equally gradually. "I imagined the solo cello line as a trajectory of a moving object in space," Salonen writes in an elegant booklet note, "being followed and emulated by other lines/instruments/moving objects." This structure bears little resemblance to traditional concerto form, although it may well evoke Debussy or Dutilleux. In the work's three-movement form, however, the work is...
- Condition: New
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- New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
- Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
- Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
- Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
- Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
- Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
- Format: Compact Disc
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- Label: SONY MUSIC
- UPC: 190759284827