Cello Heroics Series: a soloist's diary -
one concerto, one cellist, one conductor, one orchestra, one album.
The Cello Heroics recording series aims to become an exhaustive anthology of the concertante repertoire for cello (The Heros of the Cello), but also serves as a kind of touring diary of solo cellist Gavriel Lipkind. A carefully planned recording series wherein every composition is seen as a 'Hero', and each is celebrated as a stand alone production especially planned to serve the needs of that specific work.
Besides regular audio CD albums, the series also includes Sheet-Music Editions of the cello part (with Lipkind's fingerings and bowing), as well as highly exclusive high resolution multimedia (deluxe) editions.
(Gavriel Lipkind about Cello Heroics:) 'There is a reason why composers chose to write a concerto instead of a chamber work or a piece for a solo instrument. The concertante style in itself lends a certain heroic framework to the music. In a concerto, the voice of the soloist is superimposed to that of a group of players, an ensemble or an orchestra. This superimposing implies, on one level or another, a certain 'confrontation' of the soloist 'against' the group. Therefore, most concerti, or otherwise concertante pieces, carry within them an intrinsic 'heroic' quality resulting from the very fact that the piece has been orchestrated as a concerto.'