Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33

The Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 was written by Saint Saens in 1872. Though most known for his traditional-style works, the composer made the whole concerto in one flowing movement, itself consisting of three fused parts linked through clever transitions. It premiered in Paris in 1873. Many composers, including Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff, considered it to be the greatest of all cello concertos. After the complications and difficulty of writing it, he vowed never again to write a concerto for cello because he found it too "restrictive." However, he did write a second and ... more

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Recording Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 - I. Allegro non troppo Download
Recording Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 - II. Allegretto con moto Download
Recording Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 - III. (Tempo primo) Download

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