Dvořák: cello concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191

The South Birmingham Sinfonia and Cellist Thomas McMahon be performing this well-known concerto as part of the Summer 2016 concert.

This well-known concerto was written in 1894–1895 and is scored for full orchestra and consists of three movements,

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio, ma non troppo
  3. Finale: Allegro moderato – Andante – Allegro vivo

The piece has remained popular since Dvořák's time. Brahms (friend and mentor to Dvořák) is reported as saying: "If I had known that it was possible to compose such a concerto for the cello, I would have tried it myself!"