Torleif Thedéen - ©Tony Sandin

Torleif Thedéen
©Tony Sandin

‘Often this piece is played too heroically throughout: cellists feel as though they should perform it as loudly as possible to compete with the orchestra, and they do not bring out the contrasting moods’

Torleif Thedéen speaks about performing the first movement of Lalo’s Cello Concerto to The Strad. In the video above, Johannes Moser plays the work with the NHK Orchestra conducted by Jesús López Cobos.

Thedéen continues The Strad’s marked-up sheet music series in association with Henle Verlag with the first movement of Lalo’s Cello Concerto– giving bowings, fingerings and ideas for interpretation in our August 2017 issue. Download now on desktop computer or through The Strad App.

Lalo cover

Lalo example


Torleif Thedéen’s recording of the Lalo Cello Concerto with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra can be purchased here:



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