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Album of the Week

Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) albums each week. Hear selections from the album on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music.

September 14, 2020

Kian Soltani: Dvořák Cello Concerto

Kian Soltani: Dvořák Cello Concerto

DG 483.6090

Cellist Kian Soltani shares his interpretation of Antonín Dvořák’s towering Cello Concerto in our Album of the Week. He’s joined by conductor Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle in a performance full of both subtlety and passion. Also on the recording are five arrangements of short works by Dvořák arranged by Soltani for himself plus a chamber ensemble of cellists from the Staatskapelle.

Be sure to check out Classical Breakdown podcast Episode 5 that features Soltani. He speaks about performing as soloist with an orchestra, working with Maestro Barenboim...and his experience with karate.