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Euro-Cello...Late Night

Posted at 3:10 AM on July 21, 2010 by Ward Jacobson
Filed under: Programs

Tonight's Euro Classic comes from the Teatro Monumental in Madrid. It's a concert recorded in October, 2008, featuring a concerto by a French composer who hit the big time with a work that called upon his Spanish ancestry.

Edouard Lalo specialized in French Chamber Music during the 19th century. But it was his Symphony Espanol (1873) that was his breakout achievement. Four years later, he followed it up with another work bursting with Spanish elements, the Cello Concerto (d minor). Cellist Xavier Phillips joins the RTVE Symphony Orchestra (also known as the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, which services RTVE, the Spanish National Broadcasting Network).

If you're up late tonight, be sure to tune in to Classical MPR, just after midnight.