Nina Kotova
Dvořák Cello Concerto

Serenade for winds in D minor, Op. 44 In spite of his belief that the cello was best heard in the context of chamber music, Antonín Dvořák’s concerto for the instrument is acknowledged as one of the finest in the repertoire. Written in 1895, towards the end of Dvořák’s years in America, the work is remarkable for it’s symphonic quality; while the cello is undoubtedly the principle protagonist, it enjoys a more complex relationship with the orchestra than that of mere soloist and accompaniment.

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in B Minor, Op 104

1. I Allegro
2. II Adagio ma non troppo
3. III Finale, Allegro moderato

Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44

4. I Moderato
5. II Tempo di minuetto
6. III Andante con moto
7. IV Moderato, quasi tempo di marcia

Nina Kotova: Cello
Philharmonia Orchestra
Andrew Litton

Total Playing Time 62:44

“She tackles the greatest cello concerto, demonstrating what a strong and individual artist she is.”

– Gramophone (2008)

“Nina Kotova, with her bright tone and charmingly impetuous manner, gives an ardent, sensitively phrased account — flexible in tempo, but firmly structured.”

– The Sunday Times (2006)

“This performance demonstrates that, however distinguished the competition on CD, there is always room for a new interpretation with something distinctive to say. Kotova highlights an appealing trace of inwardness in the opening movement, while the Adagio finds her alternately singing and pleading the solo line. The finale is full of temperament.”

– Financial Times (2006)