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Leonard Rose: The Complete Concerto & Sonata Recordings


Release Date: 05/25/2018 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985490172  
Composer:  Heitor Villa-LobosErnest BlochCamille Saint-SaënsLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Bidu SayaoLeonard RoseMieczyslaw HorszowskiLeonid Hambro,   ... 
Conductor:  Heitor Villa-LobosDimitri MitropoulosEugene OrmandyBruno Walter,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cello OctetPhilharmonic Symphony OrchestraPhiladelphia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 14 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Pure gold” is how the New York Times once described the playing of Leonard Rose. To mark the centennial of the renowned American cellist’s birth, Sony Classical is pleased to announce a comprehensive reissue of his concerto and solo chamber discography on this extensive release. Made for American Columbia over a quarter century from 1949 to 1974, the recordings include Rose’s collaborations with three of America’s finest orchestras – those of New York, Philadelphia and Cleveland – under their iconic conductors Dimitri Mitropoulos, Bruno Walter, George Szell, Leonard Bernstein and Eugene Ormandy. Leonard Rose often told his students that playing in an orchestra was the best way to prepare for a solo career. He spoke from experience. By the Read more age of 20 he was Toscanini’s NBC Symphony principal cellist. The next season he was Artur Rodzinski’s principal in the Cleveland Orchestra, and when Rodzinski moved to the New York Philharmonic in 1943, Rose followed him there as principal. Two years later, he made his recording debut, as solo cellist in Villa-Lobos’s beloved Cantilena, accompanying soprano Bidú Sayão under the composer’s direction. In 1947, he was a part of a trio accompanying tenor Christopher Lynch in an album of Irish folksongs. The first release of those rare early Rose recordings – the folksongs were previously available only on 78s – are included as a bonus for Rose completists in the new Sony Classical release.

Disc One contents of the 78rpm recordings released for the first time in this set:

**Moore-Traditional: The minstrel boy (Christopher Lynch, tenor; John Wummer, flute; Leonard Rose, cello; Laura Newell, harp)
**Traditional: The garden where the praties grow (Christopher Lynch, tenor; John Wummer, flute; Leonard Rose, cello; Laura Newell, harp)
**Spencer-Glover: The rose of Tralee (Christopher Lynch, tenor; John Wummer, flute; Leonard Rose, cello; Laura Newell, harp)
**Sargent-Traditional: The Palatine's daughter (Christopher Lynch, tenor; John Wummer, flute; Leonard Rose, cello; Laura Newell, harp)
**Brennan-Ball: A little bit of heaven (Christopher Lynch, tenor; John Wummer, flute; Leonard Rose, cello; Laura Newell, harp)
**Traditional: A Ballynure ballad (Christopher Lynch, tenor; John Wummer, flute; Leonard Rose, cello; Laura Newell, harp)
**Olcott-Graff-Ball: When Irish eyes are smiling (Christopher Lynch, tenor; John Wummer, flute; Leonard Rose, cello; Laura Newell, harp)
**Moore-Traditional: The young man moon (Christopher Lynch, tenor; John Wummer, flute; Leonard Rose, cello; Laura Newell, harp)
**Lover-Lohr: You'd better ask me (Christopher Lynch, tenor; John Wummer, flute; Leonard Rose, cello; Laura Newell, harp)

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REVIEW:

This set celebrates a cellist whose consistently beautiful playing and quiet influence on his key pupils was a thing of wonder. His two recordings of Bloch's Schelomo, both included here, showcase his eloquence and beauty of tone. The Ormandy-led versions of Lalo's Concerto, Saint-Saens First, and Fuare's Elegie are similarly alluring.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Bidu Sayao (Soprano), Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Heitor Villa-Lobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cello Octet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 01/26/1945 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City  
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language:  Portuguese  
2.
Schelomo by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1916; USA 
Date of Recording: 1951 
3.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 1951 
4.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Leonid Hambro (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Leonid Hambro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
7.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Leonid Hambro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Norway 
8.
Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Leonid Hambro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1953 
Venue:  New York City, NY, USA 
Length: 20 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in A major by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Leonid Hambro (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 05/1953 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
10.
Sonate da camera (6) for Cello and Basso continuo: no 3 in G major by Martin Berteau
Performer:  Leonid Hambro (Piano), Leonard Rose (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1748; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1953 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 53 Secs. 
11.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Leonid Hambro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
12.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Leonid Hambro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
13.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Length: 34 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  John Corigliano (Violin), Leonard Rose (Cello), Walter Hendl (Piano)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
16.
Schelomo by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1916; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/29/1961 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 21 Minutes 2 Secs. 
17.
Concerto for Piano, Op. 38 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  John Browning (Piano), Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
18.
A Song of Orpheus by William Schuman
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
19.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
20.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/22/1967 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 16 Minutes 46 Secs. 
21.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
22.
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
25.
Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
26.
Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1967 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 24 Minutes 52 Secs. 
27.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
28.
Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Leonard Rose (Cello)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1967 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 7 Minutes 14 Secs. 
29.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano), Leonard Rose (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 13 Minutes 21 Secs. 
30.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 2 in D major, BWV 1028 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano), Leonard Rose (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1973 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 15 Minutes 13 Secs. 
31.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano), Leonard Rose (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1973 
Venue:  Eaton's Auditorium, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 13 Minutes 33 Secs. 

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 Leonard Rose retro a significant item July 4, 2018 By Gary Lemco (San Jose, CA) See All My Reviews "The assembly of CBS recordings by Leonard Rose restores a fine legacy by a major musician. Rose sought celebrity status, and almost despite himself, he attained it. His having to work with ego-maniac Isaac Stern did not help. . .but we have notable work with Eugene Istomin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. The Rose collaborations with conductors Mitropoulos, Szell, Ormandy, and Bernstein remain priceless." Report Abuse
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