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Andante Cantabile - Romantic Music For Cello And Orchestra


Release Date: 02/19/2002 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8555764   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnSergei RachmaninovPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAnton Rubinstein,   ... 
Performer:  Ludovít KantaVytautas SondeckisAlexander RudinMaria Kliegel,   ... 
Conductor:  Peter BreinerDavid GeringasIgor GolovchinJean-François Monnard,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella IstropolitanaLithuanian Chamber OrchestraMoscow Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A COMPILATION of favourite tunes for the cello is almost guaranteed to be moody and relaxing. And sure enough, its woody tones - in the hands of Christian Benda, Ludovic Kanta, Vytautus Sondeckis, Maria Kliegel and Alexander Rubin - draw a melancholy veil over gorgeous slow movements from concertos by Haydn and Stamitz, Elgar and Dvorak, and arrangements of popular classics such as Rubinstein's famous Melodie and Rachmaninov's Vocalise. Things go upbeat for a moment in Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble-Bee, but other than that, it's a clear case of soothing the senses."

- Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman, January 28, 2002
"A COMPILATION of favourite tunes for the cello is almost guaranteed to be moody and relaxing. And sure enough, its woody tones - in the hands of Christian Benda, Ludovic Kanta, Vytautus Sondeckis, Maria Kliegel and Alexander Rubin - draw a melancholy veil over gorgeous slow movements from concertos by Haydn and Stamitz, Elgar and Dvorak, and arrangements of popular classics such as Rubinstein's famous Melodie and Rachmaninov's Vocalise. Things go upbeat for a moment in Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble-Bee, but other than that, it's a clear case of soothing the senses."

- Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman, January 28, 2002
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2: 2nd movement, Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Ludovít Kanta (Cello)
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vytautas Sondeckis (Cello)
Conductor:  David Geringas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
3.
Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42: no 3, Mélodie by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vytautas Sondeckis (Cello)
Conductor:  David Geringas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
4.
Melodies (2) for Piano, Op. 3: no 1 in F major by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Vytautas Sondeckis (Cello)
Conductor:  David Geringas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Russia 
5.
Chant du ménéstrel, Op. 71 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Alexander Rudin (Cello)
Conductor:  Igor Golovchin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1900 
6.
Pieces (2) for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 20: no 2, Sérénade espagnole by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Alexander Rudin (Cello)
Conductor:  Igor Golovchin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Russia 
7.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Vytautas Sondeckis (Cello)
Conductor:  David Geringas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
8.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Jean-François Monnard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
9.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191: 2nd movement, Adagio ma non troppo by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
10.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
11.
Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Gerhard Markson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Liverpool, England 
12.
Concerto for Cello in G major: Romance by Carl Stamitz
Performer:  Christian Benda (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
13.
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 4, Nocturne in C sharp minor by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Gerhard Markson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
14.
Andante cantabile for Cello and Strings, Op. 11 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vytautas Sondeckis (Cello)
Conductor:  David Geringas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1886-88; Russia 

Sound Samples

Cello Concerto No. 1 in G major: Romance
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob.VIIb:2: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major: Adagio
14 Songs, Op. 34 (arr. for cello and orchestra): Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 (arr. for cello and orchestra)
Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42 (arr. for cello and orchestra): Melodie for cello & orchestra, Op. 42, No. 3
2 Melodies, Op. 3: Melodie in F major, Op. 3, No. 1
6 Morceaux, Op. 19 (arr. for cello and orchestra): Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. 19, No. 4
Chant du menestrel, Op. 71
String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 (version for orchestra): String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11: Andante cantabile
Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Tsar Saltan: Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Carnival of the Animals (arr. For cello and orchestra): Carnival of the Animals: XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan) (arr. for cello and orchestra)
2 Pieces, Op. 20: Serenade espagnole, Op 20, No. 2
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191: Cello Concerto in B minor, OP. 104: Adagio ma non troppo
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: Cello Concerto in E minor, OP. 85: Adagio
Kol nidrei, Op. 47: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47

Customer Reviews

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 Not Terribly Impressive July 24, 2012 By Sydney  Merritt (Ithaca, NY) See All My Reviews "I thought from the listed selections that there would be some worth listening to but there were just a few. The performance in my limited opinion was more " milk and honey" and not agressive cello music that I had hoped to hear." Report Abuse
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