FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

IN THE CATEGORY OF BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION

BRUCE WOLOSOFF- CONCERTO FOR CELLO & ORCHESTRA

Recorded by cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A Billboard Classical Top Ten Album

"It’s exceedingly rare to encounter a major new work by a living composer which, without widespread exposure over an extended period of time, can be declared an instant masterpiece, but in my opinion, American composer Bruce Wolosoff (b. New York City, 1955) has pulled off that coup.  

 

There will be those critics, no doubt, who will tsk-tsk Wolosoff for writing a work that is filled with real melody, rhythmic drive, urgent drama, and sweeping orchestral vistas. In other words, Wolosoff has composed a concerto in the true Romantic tradition, and it’s of such compelling beauty that it doesn’t take more than one listening to fall in love with it.

 

If I’m guilty of hyperbole, so be it, but I honestly believe that in the history of great cello concertos—and really, how many of those are there?—Wolosoff’s joins them as one of the truly great ones.

 

Urgently recommended.”  Jerry Dubins, FANFARE

Artist: Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Grzegorz Nowack & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Title: Wolosoff: Concerto For Cello & Orchestra

Category: Best Contemporary Classical Composition