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Andre Navarra plays Cello Works


Release Date: 10/19/2018 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 18017  
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnLuigi BoccheriniAntonín DvorákRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  André Navarra
Number of Discs: 10 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

André Navarra (1911–1988), together with Pierre Fournier and Maurice Gendron, was acknowledged as one of the “three great” French cellists who left their mark on the European concert life of their era. He was born in Biarritz, won first prizes at the age of 13 and 16, and gained early practical experience in chamber-music ensembles before celebrating his solo debut in 1931 with the Concerts Colonne. After a stupendous competition win in 1937 in Vienna he began an international career that was to last for more than three decades. In parallel, Navarra began teaching: starting in 1949 (until 1979) he was professor at the Paris Conservatoire; from 1953 he also taught at the Accademia in Siena and at the Vienna College of Music, and from Read more 1958 to 1986 he was a member of the illustrious teaching team at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie in Detmold, where his colleague on violin Tibor Varga taught. He can be heard playing with Varga on this extensive release.

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REVIEW:

This desirable and generally well-transferred set features a wide range of recordings spanning the length and breadth of the fine cellist André Navarra’s career, the latest being from 1984 when he was well into his seventies and still playing with a full, vibrant tone. There are two versions of the Schumann Concerto, the broader one under Barbirolli (recorded live in 1962), the other from 11 years earlier under André Cluytens, both with ravishing accounts of the slow movement. In the Dvorák Concerto under Rudolf Schwarz, Navarra plays with great vitality and no lack of passion. Between this set and the Prague recordings on Supraphon’s equally recommendable collection you have a fairly comprehensive representation of Navarra’s art.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Concerto for Cello in B flat major, G 482 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1785 
3.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
4.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
5.
12 Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder Op. 85: Abendlied, Version for violoncello and piano by Robert Schumann
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849 
6.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1962 
7.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1951 
8.
Concerto for Cello in E minor by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USSR 
9.
Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Liverpool, England 
10.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
11.
Concerto for Cello no 3 in A major, Wq 172/H 439 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1753; Berlin, Germany 
12.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
15.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
16.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
17.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
18.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
19.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
20.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
21.
Cantos populares españoles (20): no 8, Saeta by Joaquin Nin
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1923 
22.
Cantos populares españoles (20): no 7, Granadina by Joaquin Nin
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1923 
23.
Sonatas da camera (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 6: no 6 in D major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1737; Italy 
24.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in A major: 1st movement, Adagio by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical 
25.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in A major: 2nd movement, Allegro by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical 
26.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in G major, G 5 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1770 
27.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 10 in E major by Giuseppe Valentini
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
28.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
29.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 6 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Germany 
30.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 6, Jota by Enrique Granados
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
31.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
32.
Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
33.
Danse du diable vert by Gaspar Cassadó
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
34.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
35.
Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
36.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
37.
Papillon for Cello and Piano in A major, Op. 77 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
38.
Elégie for Cello and Piano by Jules Massenet
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; France 
39.
Pieces (2) for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 20: no 2, Sérénade espagnole by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Russia 
40.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
41.
English Suite no 6 in D minor, BWV 811: Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
42.
Pieces (3) for Cello and Piano by Louis Maingueneau
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
43.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 3, Fandango by Enrique Granados
Performer:  André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 

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