Josef Rejcha (1752-1795) - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in A major, Op. 4 28:18
1. Allegro moderato 11:34
2. Largo maestoso 10:45
3. Rondo. Allegro 5:50
Josef Rejcha (1752-1795) - Concerto for Two Violins (violin and cello) and Orchestra in D major, Op. 3 21:32
4. Allegro 10:42
5. Romance. Andante 5:58
6. Rondo. Allegro 4:42
Josef Rejcha (1752-1795) - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in D major 19:21
7. Allegro con brio 9:10
8. Adagio 5:20
9. Allegro 4:42
Mikael Ericsson - cello, Jana Vlachova - violin
Czech Chamber Orchestra, conductor Ondrej Kukal
- Josef Rejcha's numerous compositions span a variety of genres.
- Rejcha extensively explored the sound qualities of the string instruments, working with expressive melodies and colourful instrumentation.
- His concertos for violin, violin duo, cello and violin with cello were extraordinarily popular in his day.
- Rejcha had fundamental influence on the early works of two composers - his nephew Antonín Rejcha (1767-1836), theorist and later professor at Paris Conservatory, and Ludwig van Beethoven.