Amilcare Ponchielli, Concertos
At the beginning of April 2011 the latest CD with Giuliano Sommerhalder was released by the label MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm), featuring Concertos for wind instruments by the great Italian composer, Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886), the teacher of Puccini and Mascagni. Apart from the three Trumpet Concerti (two of which are World Premiere Recordings in the symphonic version) performed by Giuliano Sommerhalder, it also includes the Oboe Capriccio, performed by Giuliano's brother Simone, as well as the Euphonium Concerto, performed by Swiss virtuoso Roland Fröscher.
Five extremely demanding pieces, a true discovery, accompanied by the Mecklenburgische Staastkapelle Schwerin and conducted by Matthias Foremny.
Further details at www.mdg.de