Daniel Müller-Schott, cello – Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias – Rossen Milanov, conductor – May 30, 2014 – Radio Nacional España –
Over to Spain this week for a performance by Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias, led by Bulgarian conductor Rossen Milanov and featuring German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott in music of Casablancas, Elgar and Berlioz. It was recorded on May 30, 2014 in the Felipe de Oviedo Auditorium in Asturias.
Starting off the concert with a performance of Tres Epigramas para Orquesta by the Catalan composer Benet Casablancas. Then diving over to familiar territory with the Elgar Cello concerto featuring Daniel Müller-Schott as soloist and condcluding with Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique.
Since the 1990s, Benet Casablancas’ music enjoys an increasing international diffusion. His “New Epigrams” (1997), which have been performed all around the world (USA, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Venezuela, Croatia, Lituania, Japan, etc.), represented Spain at the ISMC World Music Days Vilnius (2008). Also in 2008, the “Seven Scenes of Hamlet” had its UK premiere in a performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and in 2009 his work “Alter Klang. Impromptu for Orchestra” was first played in the Netherlands and Belgium by the NJO of the Netherlands, in Sweden by the Malmö Symfoni Orkester and performed again in Belgium by the Orchestre National de Belgique. In the chamber field, the Arditti Quartet gave the premiere of Casablancas’ “String Quartet n.3”. In December 2009 he was invited to visit Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka), where he gave lectures and master-classes and attended several concerts which included the JP Prémière of his set of “Haiku”.
German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott is noted for his technical ability, intellect, and passion. Often cited for his imaginative interpretations of the standard classical repertoire, he is also deeply committed to promoting contemporary music, with composers like André Previn and Peter Ruzicka having dedicated cello concertos to him.
Respected and admired by audiences and musicians alike, Rossen Milanov is currently the Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra and newly appointed Chief Conductor of the Slovenian RTV Orchestra in Ljubljana.
Noted for his versatility, Milanov is also a welcomed presence in the worlds of opera and ballet. He has collaborated with Komische Oper Berlin (Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk), Opera Oviedo with the Spanish premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Mazzepa and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle (awarded best Spanish production for 2015), Opera Columbus (Verdi’s La Traviata).
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