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Romantic Cello / Ma, Starker, Harnoy, Isserlis, Piatigorsky


Release Date: 04/04/2000 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63665   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskySir Edward ElgarFrederick DeliusMax Bruch,   ... 
Performer:  Yo-Yo MaJános StarkerOfra HarnoySteven Isserlis,   ... 
Conductor:  Yuri TemirkanovLeonard SlatkinSir Charles MackerrasChristoph Eschenbach,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic OrchestraPhilharmonia OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This selection contains both ADD and DDD recordings.
ROMANTIC CELLO is a greatest-hits collection that offers several much-beloved nineteenth-and early twentieth-century cello works of a soaring melodic nature, performed by a veritable all-star team of cellists. There is quite a lot of variety here. The past is evoked fancifully by Peter Tchaikovsky in the courtly 'Rococo Variations' and with bittersweet nostalgia by Edward Elgar in the first movement of his moody Cello Concerto. An intense prayer is offered by Max Bruch in his 'Kol Nidrei,' and good old-fashioned heroics are supplied by Antonin Dvorak in the finale to his Cello Concerto. Doing the playing chores are Yo-Yo Ma (heard live in Saint Petersburg), Janos Starker, Ofra Harnoy,
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Works on This Recording

1.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  St. Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 18 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3.
Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra by Frederick Delius
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Fenby 
4.
Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Ofra Harnoy (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Liverpool, England 
Date of Recording: 02/1990 
Venue:  Town Hall, Watford, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 57 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129: 3rd Movement, Sehr lebhaft by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Stadium, Stade, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129: 2nd movement, Langsam by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Stadium, Stade, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Adagio for Cello and Orchestra in G major, Op. 38 by Woldemar Bargiel
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Stadium, Stade, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191: 3rd movement, Allegro moderato by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Date of Recording: 2/22/1960 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 13 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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