Jesús Villa-Rojo

Concerto Nº 2 (Second Version) 1983

Concerto Nº 2 (Second Version)

1 Mov. – Allegro Impetuoso

  • CD Ref. 8.570443
  • Naxos

The Second Cello Concerto, here performed in its second version with string orchestra, is a work of paramount importance in Jesús Villa-Rojo’s career. It was composed in 1983.

CD Review in the ‘RITMO’ Magazine, March 2008

(translated from Spanish)

“The performances are flawless, with Asier Polo’s superb playing a highlight.”

CD Review in the ‘CC Compact’ Magazine

(translated from Spanish)

Above all, the clarity and precision of the sound stand out. The oboist Hansjörg Schellenberger displays the same skill in projecting the sound, and Asier Polo, a leading cellist in Spain, shows virtuosity in giving life to his solo line.

CD Review in the ‘Scherzo’ Magazine

(translated from Spanish)

“This is a ‘concertante’ work in every respect. It’s dramatic, with varying moods, and it requires a soloist of the highest level – a role that Polo couldn’t have fulfilled better. A disc worthy of being introduced to everyone, not just to contemporary music fans.”