THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
CHÁVEZ Symphony No. 2 (“Sinfonia India”)
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 (“Organ Symphony”)
"I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again." Saint-Saens said this of his final symphonic work – which has become a favorite not only for its beautiful melodies but for its dramatic use of the organ.
This striking work is paired with Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto, one of the most difficult—and perhaps the most popular—of all 20th century cello concertos.