20th Century Works for Solo Cello

Born in Berlin in 1935, Wolfgang Boettcher became principal cellist in Karajan's Berlin Philharmonic at the age of 22. He left in 1976 to teach and pursue a solo career. This disc of 20th century works for solo cello contains pieces by composers who were personal friends of Wolfgang Boettcher including Hindemith, Ligeti and Lutoslawski.



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Review "Solo works tend to be personal for the composer, the performer, and the listener. This album allows its listener to get into the minds of some of the greatest musical geniuses of 20th century. Wolfgang Boettcher takes on a unique approach to the selections and his style is very clean. Every note gets a chance to make it to the listeners ear- something that is often forgot about by many performers. When all of these elements come together in a single album, it is worth listening to."- Matthew T. Close
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