This is a Strauss CD with three works. The most gripping part is the fascinating cello playing of Claudio Bohórquez in op 35, the Don Quixote fantastic variations on a theme of Knightly Character
[listen -- track 6, 0:00-1:24].
Together with the excellent Dresdner Philharmonic, under the baton of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Bohórquez shows just why he is currently billed as one of the best young cellists around.
A student of the late Boris Pergamenschikow, and also his assistant, and the winner of the Pablo Casals cello competition, the young cellist guides his instrument through the ten variations with the exceptional skill that could truly be expected by an emerging master cellist. This is a very promising début CD indeed, and one hopes to hear more, much more, of this fine artist.