The Great Celli Orchestra
Celli Orchestra No. 1
Great Celli Orchestra
A Digital Studio Recording Under the Artistic and Technical Direction of the Composer.
total playing time: 47’44”
label: Polyphonic Strings
THE COMPOSER ON HIS CELLO CONCERT No. 1
CLASSIC-Life: Mr. Hübner, there are different recordings of great cello orchestras. Such an orchestra set-up is absolutely unusual.
PETER HÜBNER: Yes – you could say that. In cello concerto No. 1, the cello solo is accompanied by a very large cello orchestra, which is about the size of a large philharmonic orchestra.
But this extravagance is worthwhile, in my opinion, as the special sound character of the cello, and its personal expression, are thus supported by many of its kind.
Otherwise, you never have the opportunity to hear such a large cello orchestra – here you have it.
The same applies to the two other pieces of work, The Great Celli Orchestra No.1 and No. 2. It is astonishing what richness of sound the celli are able to produce in almost the entire range of hearing. I shall continue to extend this series.