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The British Cello Phenomenon: A Survey Of 29 Great Performers

Du Pre,Jacqueline
Release Date: 03/01/2004 
Label:  Cello Classics   Catalog #: 11010   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gioachino RossiniJohann Sebastian BachBenjamin GodardFrederick Delius,   ... 
Performer:  Douglas CameronEthel BartlettSir John BarbirolliW.H. Squire,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerEric FenbyConstant LambertChristopher Finzi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Newbury String Players
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A real Treasure trove of recordings from the 1920s to the present day tracing the wealth of cellistic talent that has emerged from the British Isles. Newly restored examples by the earliest British cellists to record, W.H. Squire, John Barbirolli, Beatrice Harrison and Douglas Cameron accompany rarities from cellists such as William Pleeth Lauri Kennedy, Anthony Pini, Raymond Clark and Derek Simpson. There is a previously unpublished recording by Jacqueline du Pré, whilst the star cellists of today are of course represented: Alexander Baillie, Colin Carr, Robert Cohen, Clive Greensmith, Tim Hugh, Steven Isserlis, Christopher van Kampen, Raphael Wallfisch, Moray Welsh and Paul Watkins. In total this release features 29 cellists and Read more nearly 160 minutes of star playing on 2 CDs. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Guillaume Tell: Overture - Excerpt(s) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Douglas Cameron (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027: 1st movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ethel Bartlett (Piano), Sir John Barbirolli (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3. Jocelyn, Op. 100: Ah! ne t'éveille pas encor "Berceuse" by Benjamin Godard
Performer:  W.H. Squire (Cello), Sir Hamilton Harty (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4. Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra: Elegy by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Beatrice Harrison (Cello)
Conductor:  Eric Fenby
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5. Concert Polonaise for Cello and Piano, Op. 14 by David Popper
Performer:  Cedric Sharpe (Cello), Cecil Dixon (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 6, In Springtime by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Felix Salmond (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7. Hungarian Fantasy for Cello and Piano by David Popper
Performer:  Laurie Kennedy (Cello), Dorothy Kennedy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
8. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre ŕ ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Anthony Pini (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
9. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Vision of Aurora by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Raymond Clark (Cello)
Conductor:  Constant Lambert
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
10. O doux printemps d'autrefois by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Reg Kilbey (Cello), Jack Byfield (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1869; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
11. Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 60: Vivace flessibile by Edmund Rubbra
Performer:  William Pleeth (Cello), Edmund Rubbra (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
12. Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Alan Dalziel (Cello), John Constable (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
13. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 117: Andante by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Clifford Benson (Piano), Thomas Igloi (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1921; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
14. Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Keith Harvey (Cello), Linn Hendry (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
15. Soliloquy, Op. 57 by Edmund Rubbra
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Christopher Finzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Newbury String Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 
Length: 15 Minutes 29 Secs. 
16. I masnadieri: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Norman Jones (Cello)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
17. Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Performer:  Denis Vigay (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
18. Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821: 3rd movement, Allegretto by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Derek Simpson (Cello), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 13 Secs. 
19. Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: 2nd movement, Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Douglas Cummings (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
20. Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: 3rd movement, Courante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Douglas Cummings (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
21. Strophes (3) sur le nom de Sacher: Strophe no 3 by Henri Dutilleux
Performer:  Moray Welsh (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975/1982; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
22. Fairy tale: 3rd movement by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Christopher Van Kampen (Cello), Ian Brown (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-1923; Brno, Czech Republic 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
23. Figaro Variations from Rossini’s "The Barber of Seville" by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), Linn Hendry (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Modern 
Written: Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
24. Sonata for Cello solo, Op. 8: 3rd movement, Allegro molto vivace by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Colin Carr (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Modern 
Written: 1915; Hungary 
Length: 11 Minutes 42 Secs. 
25. Pieces (12) for Cello and Piano, Op. 51: no 5 by Reinhold Gliere
Performer:  Alexander Baillie (Cello), Dominic Harlan (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
26. Pieces (12) for Cello and Piano, Op. 51: no 12 by Reinhold Gliere
Performer:  Dominic Harlan (Piano), Alexander Baillie (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
27. Concerto for Cello: 2nd movement, Allegro appassionato by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Robert Cohen (Cello)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
28. Aprčs un ręve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano), Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
29. Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations in G minor after Handel: Theme and Variations by Johan Halvorsen
Performer:  Timothy Hugh (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
30. Fantasia on British Sea Songs, for orchestra: Tom Bowling by Sir Henry Wood
Performer:  Clive Greensmith (Cello)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Period: Modern 
Written: United Kingdom 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
31. Invocation, Op. 19 no 2/H 75 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Paul Watkins (Cello)
Conductor:  Andrew Davies
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Length: 9 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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