发行公司：℗ 2005 harmonia mundi
作曲家：Antonín Leopold Dvořák
乐团演奏：Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Possibly it's Queyras's profound understanding of the baroque cello and of the aesthetic of "historically informed performance" than makes his cello so lovingly voice-like. Think of a voice like that of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, a voice that can project beauty on every note of its range and warmth at ever level of dynamics. That's Queyras's cello. Besides, his bowing is far more precise than Ma's, and it makes his quick passages both elegant and eloquent, while Ma's sound only vigorous. This is unquestionably the best performance of the Dvorak I've ever heard.
Some reviewers elsewhere have objected to the recording technology of this CD. They accurately point out that the cello is close-miked, while the orchestra is miked for a more general ambience. Thus, they say, the sound you hear is unlike any sound you would hear in alive performance. And so it is, but all for the better! What you hear is what the cellist himself hears while playing: his own voice in his own space, in dialogue with the orchestra BEHIND him. The concerto form is always potentially such a agon, soloist against symphony. A cello concerto risks much, in that the cello doesn't easily hold its own against 20 violins and a ragtag of other instruments. The forces used by the Prague Orchestra in this recording are not so small - 14 violins, for instance, and three horns - but conductor Jiri Behohlavek reins them in and makes the ensemble sound as tight as a chamber orchestra.
Then, happy day, the CD is rounded out with the finest music Dvorak ever wrote, the "Dumky" Trio #4 for piano, violin, and cello, rather than the oft-paired Cello Concerto by Victor Herbert - Ma's match-up - which I'd be willing never to hear again. Pianist Alexander Melnikov and violinist Isabelle Faust clearly share the same aesthetic as Queyras; they seem to listen "through' each other with generous ensemble. Altogether this is a 'magnificent' CD. Note that there seem to be several 'editions' or releases of it, at different prices, including in in SACD.
01. Dvorák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104, B 191 - 1. Allegro
02. Dvorák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104, B 191 - 2. Adagio, Ma Non Troppo
03. Dvorák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104, B 191 - 3. Finale: Allegro Moderato
04. Dvorák: Piano Trio #4 In E Minor, Op. 90, B 166, 'Dumky' - 1. Lento Maestoso
05. Dvorák: Piano Trio #4 In E Minor, Op. 90, B 166, 'Dumky' - 2. Poco Adagio
06. Dvorák: Piano Trio #4 In E Minor, Op. 90, B 166, 'Dumky' - 3. Andante
07. Dvorák: Piano Trio #4 In E Minor, Op. 90, B 166, 'Dumky' - 4. Andante Moderato
08. Dvorák: Piano Trio #4 In E Minor, Op. 90, B 166, 'Dumky' - 5. Allegro
09. Dvorák: Piano Trio #4 In E Minor, Op. 90, B 166, 'Dumky' - 6. Lento Maestoso