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The Romantic Cello

Romantic Cello / Various
Release Date: 02/24/2015 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94934  
Composer:  Antonín DvorákRobert SchumannFrédéric ChopinClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Zara NelsovaJulius BergerTimora RoslerKlára Würtz,   ... 
Conductor:  Walter SusskindFlorian MerzDwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony OrchestraSouth Westphalia PhilharmonicZilina State Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This invaluable survey of that most Romantic of instruments includes both the classic concertos of the era, by Dvorák and Saint-Saëns, as well as a generous selection of encores and showpieces, performed by a variety of cellists from this and earlier generations. Including Zara Nelsova, in whose classic interpretation of the Dvo?ák one may readily hear the admiration evinced by the composer's friend Brahms who, on hearing the work, remarked that he would have composed a concerto for the instrument himself had he realized the possibilities inherent in a combination that may present certain problems of balance, pitting the mellow voice of the solo instrument against a full orchestra, but that yet may be overcome through a Read more sensitive songfulness that came beautifully and naturally to Dvo?ák. Brahms, of course, can be considered to have made good his omission with the late flowering of the Double Concerto. His expansive E minor Sonata is here, alongside the deft turns of Mendelssohn's first sonata (in a performance by Luca Fiorentini on a rare Strad cello), as well as more lyrical sonatas by Chopin and Rachmaninoff, treasured by cellists for their juicy melodies and the opportunity to engage with the idioms of composers who largely wrote for the piano. The last disc opens with perhaps the most famous of all cello encores, The Swan, from Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals, which seems perfectly to capture the potential both for melancholy and for imitation of the human voice which places the cello alone among the string family. - Brilliant Classics Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Zara Nelsova (Cello)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Bohemia 
2.
From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68/B 133: no 5, Silent Woods by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Zara Nelsova (Cello)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Bohemia 
3.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Zara Nelsova (Cello)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
4.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Julius Berger (Cello)
Conductor:  Florian Merz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South Westphalia Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Schütz Hall, Hilchenbach, Germany 
Length: 21 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5.
Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
6.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Klára Würtz (Piano), Timora Rosler (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
7.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello)
Conductor:  Dwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
8.
Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello)
Conductor:  Dwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Liverpool, England 
9.
Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello)
Conductor:  Dwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
10.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello)
Conductor:  Dwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
11.
Canciones populares espańolas (7): no 1, El pańo moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
12.
Canciones populares espańolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
13.
Canciones populares espańolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
14.
Canciones populares espańolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
15.
Canciones populares espańolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Klára Würtz (Piano), Timora Rosler (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
16.
Canciones populares espańolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Klára Würtz (Piano), Timora Rosler (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
17.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in B flat major, Op. 45 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Luca Fiorentini (Cello), Stefania Redaelli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
18.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
20.
Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
21.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexander Russakovsky (Cello), Amber Shay Nicholson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
22.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vittorio Ceccanti (Cello), Simone Gragnani (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
23.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Herre-Jan Stegenga (Cello), Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
24.
Golden Cockerel: Hymn to the sun by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1907; Russia 
25.
Pezzo capriccioso in B minor, Op. 62 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Written: 1887 
26.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
27.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 

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