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Berlin Classics    0017682BC

Richard Strauss: Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel; Don Quixote. Claudio Bohóhquez, Dresdner Philharmonie / Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. © 2004 Berlin Classics

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.

Copyright © 16 July 2005 Tess Crebbin, Germany


Richard Strauss - Bohórquez - Frühbeck de Burgos

0017682BC DDD Stereo FIRST RELEASE 77'40" 2004 Berlin Classics

Christine Biwank, viola; Claudio Bohórquez, cello; Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Don Juan - tone poem after Lenau Op 20 (1888); Till Eulenspiegels lustige streiche - tone poem Op 28 (1894-5); Don Quixote - fantastic variations on a theme of knightly character, for cello, viola and orchestra Op 35 (1896-7)


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