Nashville Symphony Review ' "DAUGHERTY"

01.15.17
Giancarlo Guerrero, Nashville Symphony
American Record Guide

Michael Daugherty's Tales of Hemingway (2015) is a four-movement cello concerto inspired by material from the writings of the novelist. I is a from a short story ("The Two Hearted River"), a beautiful slow movement depicting the devastated returning soldier. II is a fantasy on For Whom the Bell Tolls with plenty of roaring Spanish battle music. III is a sad cantilena on The Old Man and the Sea, and the finale is more Spanish drama from The Sun Also Rises. The cello writing is suitably specatucaly and expressive, and Mr Bailey gives a brilliant performance.