The young cellist Christoph Heesch is releasing a revolutionary CD on GENUIN. The prizewinner of the Fanny Mendelssohn Sponsorship Award plays four cello concertos from 1924-25, each of which is a sensation in itself. The composers Paul Hindemith, Jacques Ibert, Bohuslav Martinů and Ernst Toch wrote exciting music for an exciting time: they broke all conventions and put the solo instrument and orchestra in a new relationship to each other. Christoph Heesch throws himself into these virtuoso, melodious, cumbersome works with verve. In short: absolutely worthwhile works that you do not want to listen to anywhere else than from this CD.
"As an accomplished chamber musician, Christoph Heesch is used to listen to his companions and to enter in a true interactivity with them. So, together with the ensemble Eroica, he proves an inspired performer in an appealing program." Pizzicato, September 2018, Remy Franck
Music Web International
"Heesch is an excellent guide to these four concertos, brought together on a single disc that provides great pleasure."
Review on the Music Web International by Richard Kraus, November 2018