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Kodály: Music For Cello Vol 2 / Kliegel, Preucil, Jandó


Release Date: 01/25/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554039   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Maria KliegelJénö JandóWilliam Preucil
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A gifted cellist himself, Zoltán Kodály wrote a small but consistently excellent amount of works for his own instrument. After the monumental Sonata for cello solo and that for cello and piano (Naxos 8553160), Maria Kliegel completes her survey of Kodály's cello music with a series of shorter works, all blessed by a strong sense of color and a deep feeling of nostalgia. The Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (1st Book) works well in this clever transcription written for Pablo Casals in 1951. The Sonatina and the Hungarian Rondo both explore thematic material with folk origins or inspiration, the former in a darker, more impressionistic style, the latter with an abundance of bold rhythms and tuneful, Read more rhapsodic, Hungarian-flavored outbursts. With its rich polyphony and relentless motion, the short and vehement Capriccio makes an impressive addition to the solo cello literature, while the moving Adagio walks along the same Debussian harmonic path as the Sonatina. Finally, the three-movement Duo for violin and cello (1914) sums up the different qualities described above to realize a perfect masterpiece, where broad melodies are matched by sumptuous textures to create an atmosphere of passionate introspection. Thanks to her incisive playing, splendid musicianship, and round, warm tone, Maria Kliegel easily finds the music's expressive heart. Her partners show an equal affinity for this fascinating sound world. An excellent introduction to Kodály's music.

--Luca Sabbatini, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatina for Cello and Piano by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello), Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1922; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Clara Wieck Auditorium 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Capriccio for Cello solo by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Kulturhalle, Remchingen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
3.
Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  William Preucil (Violin), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Kulturhalle, Remchingen, Germany 
Length: 29 Minutes 10 Secs. 
4.
Prelude and Fugue for Cello and Piano in D minor (J.S. Bach: BWV 855) by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Clara Wieck Auditorium 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
5.
Adagio for Violin/Viola/Cello and Piano by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Clara Wieck Auditorium 
Length: 9 Minutes 14 Secs. 
6.
Hungarian Rondo by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Clara Wieck Auditorium 
Length: 11 Minutes 10 Secs. 

Sound Samples

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue for Cello and Piano (arr. Z. Kodaly): I. Prelude
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue for Cello and Piano (arr. Z. Kodaly): II. Fugue
Cello Sonatina: Sonatina for Cello and Piano
Adagio (arr. for cello and piano): Adagio for Cello and Piano
Capriccio: for Solo Cello
Magyar rondo (Hungarian Rondo): Hungarian Rondo for Cello and Piano
Duo, Op. 7: I. Allegro serioso, non troppo
Duo, Op. 7: II. Adagio
Duo, Op. 7: III. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento: Presto

Customer Reviews

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 Everything Beautiful January 22, 2014 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "This is simply a superb recording in all respects. The performers show a deep understanding of the music and the cellist plays a gorgeous sounding instrument. The 73+ minutes is generous for a modest price. Buy confidently." Report Abuse
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