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Essential Cello

Essential Cello / Various
Release Date: 02/23/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 88582   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiJohann Sebastian BachFranz Joseph HaydnLuigi Boccherini,   ... 
Performer:  Han-Na ChangMstislav RostropovichSteven IsserlisMaggie Cole,   ... 
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-GreenMstislav RostropovichJuha KangasKurt Masur,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash EnsembleBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra members
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Cello in B minor, RV 424: Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Han-Na Chang (Cello)
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1: 1st movement, Moderato by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1761-1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 9 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in G major, G 5: 1st movement, Allegro militare by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello), Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Concerto for Cello in G major, G 480: 3rd movement, Allegro by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Period: Classical 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2: Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano), Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129: 3rd Movement, Sehr lebhaft by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Natalia Gutman (Cello)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Introduction and Variations from Rossini's Mosè "Dal tuo stellato soglio" by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello), Maude-Martin Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  Paul Tortelier
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1819 
Length: 8 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191: 1st movement, Allegro - Excerpt(s) by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Truls Otterbech Mork (Cello)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: Czechoslovakia 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double": 3rd movement, Vivace non troppo - Excerpt(s) by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Gautier Capuçon (Cello)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99: 4th movement, Allegro molto by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Robert Cohen (Cello)
Conductor:  Zdenek Macal
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Natalie Clein (Cello)
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Natalie Clein (Cello)
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Don Quixote, Op. 35: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Han-Na Chang (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
El cant del ocells by Pablo Casals
Performer:  Han-Na Chang (Cello)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Adios nonino by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; Argentina 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Enrico IV: Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Schelomo by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1916; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107: Excerpt(s) by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
The Protecting Veil: no 4, The Incarnation by John Tavener
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Elfentanz, Op. 39 by David Popper
Performer:  Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Bachianas brasileiras no 1 for 8 Cellos: Fugue "Conversa" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra members
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Cello Concerto in B minor RV 424: I Allegro non molto
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Prélude
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Allemande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Courante
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in C Major, Ho. VIIb/1 (Cadenzas: Benjamin Britten) (1999 Digital Remaster): I. Moderato - Cadenza
Sonata No. 5 in G major for cello and continuo G5: II. Allegro militare
Concerto in G major for cello and orchestra G480 : III. Allegro
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5 in D Op. 102/2 (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con brio
Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129: Sehr lebhaft - (Cadenza) - Im Tempo - Schneller
Prelude in E minor Op. 28 No. 4
Introduction and Variations on 'Dal tuo stellato soglio' from Rossini's 'Mosé' Op. 24 (arr Tortelier) (1991 Digital Remaster)
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104): I. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102: Third movement: Vivace non troppo
Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major Op. 99 (1968 Digital Remaster): IV - Allegro molto
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 33 (2001 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro non troppo -
The Carnival of the Animals - zoological fantasy: The Swan
Variations on a Roccoco Theme, Op.33 (1995 Digital Remaster): Introduction - Theme - Variations I, II & VII
Elégie Pour Violoncelle & Orchestre En Ut Mineur/in C Minor Op.24 (2001 Digital Remaster)
Chanson de matin Op. 15 No. 2 (arr. Julian Milone)
Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85: I. Adagio - moderato
Don Quixote Op.35 extract
Vocalise Op.34 No.14
El Cant dels Ocells (Song of the Birds)
Addios Nonino (arr.Julio Medaglio)
Schelomo (1987 Digital Remaster)
Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb Op.107 (2006 Digital Remaster): Allegretto
Clair de lune (Suite Bergamasque) (2007 Digital Remaster)
The Protecting Veil: The Incarnation
Dance of the Elves Op. 39 (1997 Digital Remaster)
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1: III. Fugue (Conversa)

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