In advance of his concerti with the London Mozart Players, you can catch Raphael Wallfisch next Monday on BBC Radio 3 In Tune talking about this concert and also his new, soon to be released, disc of the music of exiled Jewish composers.
Raphael Wallfisch photographed, to rapturous applause, at the end of his performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by David Hill at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
“Soloist Raphael Wallfisch’s performance eschewed the usual head-tossing abandon; instead it was contained, as if always holding something in reserve, and none the worse for that” Evening Standard
Raphael Wallfisch and the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Milton have been busy recording Karl Weigl’s Cello Concerto. The work, despite its composition in 1934, has never been performed.
Wallfisch’s performance will appear in a series of recordings with Classic Produktion Osnabrück (CPO) of cello music by Jewish composers who lost their voices in exile. Many of the composers to be included in the series — Weigl, Hans Gál, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Berthold Goldschmidt, Franz Reizenstein, Robert Starer, and Ernest Bloch — had a connection either to Wallfisch’s parents, who were exiles themselves, or to his teacher Gregor Piatigorsky.
Raphael Wallfisch and John York are looking forward to celebrating their successful 35-year collaboration in 2018 and you are invited to choose the programme. Click the link below to find out how it works
Click here to view Raphael in a open-hearted interview. Raphael also performs some great repertoire, including works by Debussy and Bloch