Alis Weilerstein Tours with new CD

Alisa Weilerstein – DVORAK: Cello Concerto
Release Date: 6 June 2014

American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, described by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the most extraordinary” soloists of her generation, follows her critically acclaimed Decca debut recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with a vital new interpretation of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, coupled with some of his best-known melodies.

This Dvorak recording casts visionary light on the Czech composer’s epic concerto, connecting directly with its passionate heart

Alisa Weilerstein’s all-Dvorak programme includes the haunting melody from his “New World” Symphony, popularly known as Going Home; his song Lasst mich allein, the beautiful Silent Woods and more…

This album captures the essential spirit of one of the greatest of all Romantic composers, reflecting Dvorak’s deep-rooted love for his homeland

Alisa Weilerstein joins forces with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and its Czech Music Director, Jiøí Bìlohlávek in a terrific and deeply authentic musical partnership. This radiant performance of the Cello Concerto was recorded in Prague’s Rudolfinum, where Dvorak himself conducted the Czech Philharmonic’s inaugural concert in 1896. Other works on the album recorded in the USA – Dvorak’s adopted second homeland –include Rondo in G minor, Songs My Mother Taught Me and Slavonic Dance No.8

“[Weilerstein] played her parts with exquisite tone, agile fingering, graded filigree and layer upon layer of nuance, at the same time, she entwined her phrases around various instrumental solos, joining them, weaving in and over them, clinging to the orchestral fabric, yet standing distinct – as if Dvoøák were sending her the still-wet-inked score, straight from his head to her heart and hands .” Huffington Post


Antonin Dvorak

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104

Lasst mich allein, Op.82 (arr. Lenehan)

Rondo in G minor

Goin’ Home (arr. Lenehan)

Songs my Mother taught me (arr. Grünfeld)

Silent Woods

Slavonic Dance No.8 in G minor

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Artist Title Version Track Time
Alisa Weilerstein Dvorak Cello Concerto – I. Allegro 00:14:42
Alisa Weilerstein Dvorak Cello Concerto – II. Adagio, ma non troppo 00:11:23
Alisa Weilerstein Dvorak Cello Concerto – III. Finale – Allegro moderato – Andante – Allegro Vivo 00:12:36
Alisa Weilerstein Lasst Mich Allein – Dvorak 00:04:18
Alisa Weilerstein Rondo in G minor – Dvorak 00:06:57
Alisa Weilerstein Goin’ Home – Dvorak 00:05:42
Alisa Weilerstein Songs My Mother Taught Me – Dvorak arr. Heinrich Grünfeld 00:02:14
Alisa Weilerstein Silent Woods – Dvorak 00:05:03
Alisa Weilerstein Slavonic Dance No.8 in G minor – Dvorak 00:04:09


Monday 7 July Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House Sydney NSW
Tuesday 8 July Recital Centre Melbourne

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