Starring: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernhard Gueller, Peter Martens.
Conductor Bernhard Gueller
Soloist Peter Martens (cello)
Elgar Cello Concerto
Schubert Symphony No 5
This, the first symphony concert performed and recorded since lockdown, celebrated a welcome return to symphonic music making following chamber music appearances in the National Arts Festival, the Klein Karoo Klassique and its own Symphonic Masterpieces in Miniature. The Elgar Cello Concerto is dedicated to the internationally renowned Russian cellist Alexander Buzlov, who died last year at the age of 37. Peter Martens says, "Sasha was a sublime artist, the finest cellist I ever had the privilege to play chamber music with. He was a great musician, but a most humble man." Buzlov had performed the Walton Cello Concerto with the CPO two years before.
This is the CPO's annual tribute concert to the late philanthropist Huberte Rupert.