Live in concert Recreation – Großes Orchester Graz
Natalie Clein: Haydn Cello Concertos
Natalie Clein, Violoncello
recreation – Großes Orchester Graz
Only two authentic cello concertos by Joseph Haydn have
survived: the first in C major, composed in the convoluted manner
of the early 1760s, and the second in D major in the classical style
of the 1780s.
This live concert recording featuring Natalie Clein and the recreation
- Großes Orchester Graz under the direction of Michael Hofstetter
immerses the listener in the soundscape of the Haydn period.
Playing on a 1777 Guadagnini, Natalie Clein decided to reflect
the spirit of Haydn’s sound world by playing on gut strings rather
than steel. She also chose to use a lighter bow than usual.
She improvised the cadenzas, which is entirely in keeping with
the performance practice of Haydn’s time. In doing so, this
recording melds both historical and living performance practices.
Born in the United Kingdom, Natalie Clein came to widespread
attention at the age of sixteen when she won both the BBC Young
Musician of the Year and the Eurovision Competition for Young
Musicians in Warsaw. Described by The Times as ‘mesmerising’
and ‘soaringly passionate’, she has built a distinguished
career, regularly performing at major venues and with
The recreation – Großes Orchester Graz brings together musicians
from many European nations and unites many guest musicians