(May 31, 2014): Samuel Barber – Concerto for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 22

From the 1989 album, Barber, Cello Concerto / Britten, Symphony for Cello & Orchestra. Yo Yo Ma is to cello soloist here, during a prolific period for him, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (David Zinman, cond.).  The Barber Cello Concerto dates to November 1945, which premiered in 1946 with Raya Garbousova and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  It was first recorded in 1950 by Zara Nelsova and the New Symphony Orchestra.

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