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The Legendary Pablo Casals


Release Date: 02/09/1999 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 67008   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohannes BrahmsJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pablo CasalsOtto SchulhofMieczyslaw Horszowski
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There is almost no point in writing a review of a recording by the master cellist and humanitarian, Pablo Casals. He represents the birth of the cello soloist and his artistry is quite simply unparalleled. This recording brings together some of the best of his performances. Casals, unlike many modern interpreters, was always careful to personalize his performances without ever intruding upon the music or the concepts of the composer. Casals was not the most technical cellist ever, but he is proof that flawless technique does not make for musicianship. And Casals is no slouch, either! These are all remastered recordings from the 1930s, and are real performances rather than recordings that were pieced together in the editing room. The Brahms Read more is thrilling, the Bach joyous and the Beethoven stately. This is a great starter CD for a Casals collection. Enjoy! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pablo Casals (Cello), Otto Schulhof (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1930 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10: no 2 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pablo Casals (Cello), Otto Schulhof (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1930 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano), Pablo Casals (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/28/1936 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 29 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pablo Casals (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/02/1938 
Venue:  Paris, France 
Length: 16 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007 (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Prélude (Moderato)
Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007 (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Allemande (Molto moderato)
Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Courante (Allegro non troppo)
Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007 (1988 Digital Remaster): IV. Sarabande (Lento)
Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007 (1988 Digital Remaster): V. Menuett I & II (Allegro moderato)
Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007 (1988 Digital Remaster): VI. Gigue (Vivace)
Cello Sonata No. 3 in A, Op.69 (1994 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro ma non tanto
Cello Sonata No. 3 in A, Op.69 (1994 Digital Remaster): II. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Cello Sonata No. 3 in A, Op.69 (1994 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace
Menuet in G, WoO 10 (1994 Digital Remaster)
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op.99 (1994 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro vivace
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op.99 (1994 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio affettuoso
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op.99 (1994 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro passionato
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op.99 (1994 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro molto

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