Cello Concerto

This disc is a phenomenal testament to Carter’s work this side of the millennium—Dialogues (2003), Boston Concerto for orchestra (2002), ASKO Concerto (2000), and the Cello Concerto (2001)—though you might lament that they chose to use British forces for most of this record (even the Boston Concerto—a BSO commission!). The Cello Concerto features the beloved Fred Sherry as soloist, in place of Yo-Yo, who premiered the piece. Even if Carter normally leaves your ears feeling a little dizzy, there will likely find much to love and connect with in this concerto. The opening moments inspired our own Frank Oteri to his best pronouncement of the week: “Could this be Carter’s best chord ever?”


—MS