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Rohan de Saram Plays Hans Pfitzner and John Mayer
"In 1935, the German composer Hans Pfitzner wrote a rousing cello concerto for Rohan de Saram's teacher, Gaspar Cassado. With an abundance of irresistible qualities, the work possesses extraordinary richness and delight. A self-described anti-modernist, Pfitzner's best known work is the post-Romantic opera Palestrina, loosely based on the life of the great sixteenth-century composer. This recording, featuring de Saram accompanied by the Netherlands Radio Orchestra led by Bohumil Gregor, marks the work's first appearance on CD. The concerto is coupled with two Indian influenced chamber works by John Mayer, the 'Prabhanda' for cello and piano and the 'Ragamalas' for cello and tanpura."