Maria Kliegel

Biography

Born: November 14, 1952; Essen, Germany  
Finding her career expending quickly after winning the 1981 Concours Rostropovich in Paris, Maria Kliegel achieved celebrity for both her commanding live performances and her extensive discography on the Naxos label. Her repertory is wide and varied, embracing compositions of her own time as well as standard works from the Baroque period forward. She has lived up to Mstislav Rostropovich's assessment: "the best cellist I've heard since Jacqueline Read more du Pré."

After undertaking studies with Janos Starker at Indiana University, Kliegel began winning first prizes in several competitions in America and Europe, including the First German Music Competition, and was chosen for the Concerts with Young Artists program. After enjoying the publicity that followed her first prize in the Rostropovich competition, she began touring and was accompanied by Rostropovich himself. Her attractive appearance brought offers of television appearances, and by 1990 her recording of Alfred Schnittke's first cello concerto brought acknowledgement from the composer himself that hers was a definitive interpretation. For Naxos, Kliegel has recorded most of the core cello repertory, becoming in the process a leading cellist in worldwide sales. The concertos of Beethoven, Bloch, Brahms, Bruch, Dohnányi, Dvorák, Elgar, Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich, Schumann, Tavener, and Tchaikovsky have all been preserved on disc, as have numerous chamber works by such composers as Gubaydulina, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Schubert. Several of these recordings were honored as editor's choices. Another major recording project has been the complete Haydn concertos with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. Beginning in 1986, Kliegel has conducted master classes at the Cologne Music Academy. In 1999, she participated in two events honoring the 75th birthday of her teacher Janos Starker. The first took place in Kronberg at the International Cello Academy; the second was held at Indiana University, where she performed with the Indiana University Philharmonic directed by Rostropovich. Kliegel performs on the ex-Gendron Stradivarius of 1693 owned for three decades by Maurice Gendron. In addition to her concert performances and recording projects, Kliegel has won acknowledgement for her broader services to music. In 1998 she was appointed a board member of the Deutscher Musikrat; she was also awarded the North-Rhine Westphalia Order of Merit. Read less

Biography

Born: November 14, 1952; Essen, Germany  
Finding her career expending quickly after winning the 1981 Concours Rostropovich in Paris, Maria Kliegel achieved celebrity for both her commanding live performances and her extensive discography on the Naxos label. Her repertory is wide and varied, embracing compositions of her own time as well as standard works from the Baroque period forward. She has lived up to Mstislav Rostropovich's assessment: "the best cellist I've heard since Jacqueline Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Section 1
Annunciation
The Incarnation
Lament of the Mother of God at the Cross
Christ is Risen!
The Dormition of the Mother of God
The Protecting Veil
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Finale: Allegro moderato - Andante - Allegro vivo
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Rondo alla polacca
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegretto
I. Allegro espressivo
II. Menuetto: Allegro
III. Adagio cantabile
IV. Finale: Allegretto
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio -
III. Finale: Agitato e molto espressivo
I. Adagio - Allegro con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Tempo di menuetto
IV. Tema con variazioni: Andante
V. Scherzo: Allegro molto e vivace
VI. Andante con moto alla marcia - Presto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante cantabile con variazioni
III. Menuetto: Quasi allegro
IV. Finale: Prestissimo
I. Adagio - Allegro con brio
II. Larghetto quasi andante
III. Scherzo
IV. Allegro molto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Finale: Allegro commodo
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivo
I. Allegro risoluto
II. Larghetto
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Scherzo: Allegro assai
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Adagio -
I. Allegro vivace
II. Largo con espressione
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro
II. Andante tranquillo sostenuto
III. Allegro moderato
I. Prelude: Moderato assai
II. Serenade: Andantino
III. Scherzo: Allegro grazioso
IV. Romance: Adagio
V. Finale: Allegro con brio
I. Maestoso, largamente - Tranquillo
II. Scherzo con variazioni: Allegro animato
III. Romanza: Poco adagio
IV. Allegro non troppo grazioso
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressivo
III. Presto
I. Poco sostenuto - Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegretto
III. Allegretto ma non troppo
IV. Finale: Allegro
Theme
Variation I
Variation II
Variation III
Variation IV
Variation V
Variation VI
Varaition VII
Variation VIII
Variation IX
Varaition X
Variation XI
Variation XII
Variation XIII
Variation XIV
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuet I and II
VI. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuet I and II
VI. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Gavotte I and II
VI. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Bourree I and II
VI. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Bourree I and II
VI. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Gavotte I and II
VI. Gigue
I. Andante - Allegro vivace
II. Adagio - Tempo d'Andante
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto
III. Allegro fugato
Theme: Allegretto
Variation I
Variation II
Varaition III
Variation IV
Variation V
Variation VI
Variation VII
Variation VIII
Variation IX
Variation X: Allegro
Variation XI: Adagio
Variation XII: Allegro
Thema
Variation I
Variation II
Variation III
Variation IV
Variation V
Variation VI
Variation VII
Variation VIII
Variation IX
Variation X
Variation XI
Variation XII
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Adagio
V. Menuetto: Moderato
VI. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro, ma non tanto
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Adagio cantabile -
IV. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro moderato
II. Poco adagio, quasi andante
III. Rondo: Allegro moderato
I. Adagio sostenuto - Allegro
II. Allegro vivace
Thema: Andante
Variation I
Variation II
Variation III
Variation IV
Variation V: Si prenda il tempo un poco piu vivace
Variation VI: Adagio
Variation VII: Allegro, ma non troppo
I. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo - Allegro molto piu tosto presto
II. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto
I. Prelude: Lento - Allegro maestoso
II. Intermezzo: Andantino con moto - Allegro - Presto
III. Introduction: Andante - Allegro Vivace
I. Andante non troppo
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro serioso, non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento: Presto
Section 1
Annunciation
The Incarnation
Lament of the Mother of God at the Cross
Christ is Risen!
The Dormition of the Mother of God
The Protecting Veil
I. Adagio - Moderato
II. Lento - Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro, ma non troppo
Pesante moderato
Largo
Allegro vivace
Largo
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Rondo alla polacca
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegretto con moto
III. Allegro non troppo
I. Allegro moderato e maestoso
II. Allegro non troppo
I. Allegro maestro ma appassionato
II. Adagio (con grand' espressiono)
III. Allegro molto vivace
I. Fantasia: Adagio di molto
II. Allegro con spirito - Molto adagio
I. Allegretto
II. Moderato
III. Cadenza
IV. Allegro con moto
I. Largo
II. Allegretto
III. Allegreto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro con brio
III. Largo
IV. Finale: Allegro


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