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The Sound Of Cellos - The Yale Cellos Play Favorites


Release Date: 12/11/1992 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3042   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann PachelbelAntonio VivaldiTomaso AlbinoniNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,   ... 
Performer:  Dennis ParkerBejun MehtaXin-Hua MaElizabeth Sawyer,   ... 
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vroon, American Record Guide: I hadn't planned to review this myself. I just wanted to hear David Popper's Requiem. It was written for three cellos and piano; but here there are seven cellos to a part, and the effect is rich and does resemble a male chrous, as Bejun Mehta points out in his notes. Bejun Mehta! Once a marvelous boy soprano, he now has a new voice: the cello. His solo in the Rachmaninoff was the second item I listened to. Beautiful! His arrangement really works! As you can see, I was getting hooked. For one thing, the sound is seductive. I decided to go for baroque to see if I could break the spell: Veracini. Again, this was a Bejun Mehta arrangement, and again it was apt and rewarding. Vivaldi was next, logically, and my Read more favorite movement from The Four Seasons, the Largo from 'Winter', was very good. I saved the Scott Joplin for last. By now I was very happy with the sound of cellos in a group. But Joplin? I don't even like Joplin on the violin. But this is a witty and resourceful arrangement for four cellos. The rhythm is there all the way, the cellos do all kinds of tricks, and it really is entertaining. If I had to send this to a critic I'd have to buy one for myself. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Charles Tucker 
2.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Dennis Parker (Cello)
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Bejun Mehta 
3.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Length: 12 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
4.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Laszlo Varga 
5.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Notes: Arranged: Bejun Mehta
Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
6.
Concerto for Oboe no 3 in G minor, HWV 287 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Xin-Hua Ma (Cello), Dennis Parker (Cello)
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1703-1705; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Length: 9 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Laszlo Varga 
7.
Requiem for 3 Cellos and Orchestra, Op. 66 by David Popper
Performer:  Elizabeth Sawyer (Piano)
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Length: 9 Minutes 28 Secs. 
8.
Elfentanz, Op. 39 by David Popper
Performer:  Mark Tanner (Cello)
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: Romantic 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Mark Tanner 
9.
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Charles Tucker 
10.
Largo for Violin and Piano in F sharp minor by Francesco Maria Veracini
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Bejun Mehta 
11.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Dennis Parker (Cello)
Conductor:  Aldo Parisot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Cellos
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  Sprague Hall, Yale Univ, New Haven, Conn 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Bejun Mehta 

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