Dvořák: Cello Concerto; Reger: Suite; Francaix: Fantasy
Anja Thauer
Label
DG
Catalogue No.
4822181
Barcode
00028948221813
Format
1-CD
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ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Anja Thauer, cello
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Zdeněk Mácal

MAX REGER
Suite in A minor for Solo Cello, Op. 131c No. 3

JEAN FRANÇAIX
Fantaisie pour violoncelle et piano

Anja Thauer, cello
Jean Françaix, piano

ANJA THAUER’S COMPLETE DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON RECORDINGS RELEASED INTERNATIONALLY ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME

Recording information

Recording Producers: Rainer Brock (Dvořák); Karl Faust (Reger, Françaix)
Balance Engineers: Günter Hermanns (Dvořák); Heinz Wildhagen (Reger, Françaix)
Recording Engineer & Editor: Wolfgang Werner (Dvořák)
Recording Locations: Studio Rahlstedt, Hamburg, Germany, 28–29 March 1968 (Dvořák); Kulturraum, Bamberg, Germany, 11 July 1964 (Reger, Françaix)

Reviews

‘Unaccompanied cello music, even as agreeably consonant as this three-movement Reger Suite in A minor, is only bearable when it is superbly played. It is here, with fine tone and impeccable intonation. … Anja Thauer is already among the elect as a cellist’ (Reger, Françaix) Gramophone

‘Anja Thauer is clearly an extremely gifted cellist both technically and in her character as an artist …  Zdeněk Mácal … contributes an accompaniment of real character and individuality … These two artists in collaboration give us an untraditional interpretation of the concerto in the very best sense of that adjective; that is, they refuse to accept the way parts of it are conventionally played and give it as if they had never heard anyone else in it before … Miss Thauer’s technique is triumphant so the most difficult double-stopping at speed is perfectly tuned and completely assured.’ Gramophone