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Tchaikovsky, Cui, Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov / Isserlis, Gardiner


Release Date: 12/10/2007 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 91134  
Composer:  César CuiAlexander GlazunovPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,   ... 
Performer:  Steven Isserlis
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[Steven Isserlis's] lightness of touch, and crisp, clean bravura add to the overall feeling of refinement, which is matched by John Eliot Gardiner's stylish accompaniment. In Variation No. 5 [of the Rococo Variations] the soloist's reserve brings an elegiac feeling to the melodic line, while Gardiner's woodwind decorations are comparably gentle. Similarly, the very Russian Andante sostenuto (Variation No. 7), is phrased with a slightly understated eloquence, which also suits Glazunov's Melodie from his Two Pieces and the two engaging Cui Morceaux... The recording is admirably truthful and naturally balanced. -- Ivan March, Gramophone [10/1990] "[Steven Isserlis's] lightness of touch, and crisp, clean bravura add to the overall feeling of refinement, which is matched by John Eliot Gardiner's stylish accompaniment. In Variation No. 5 [of the Rococo Variations] the soloist's reserve brings an elegiac feeling to the melodic line, while Gardiner's woodwind decorations are comparably gentle. Similarly, the very Russian Andante sostenuto (Variation No. 7), is phrased with a slightly understated eloquence, which also suits Glazunov's Melodie from his Two Pieces and the two engaging Cui Morceaux... The recording is admirably truthful and naturally balanced. -- Ivan March, Gramophone [10/1990] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Morceaux (2) for Cello and Orchestra/Piano, Op. 36 by César Cui
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Russia 
2.
Pieces (2) for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 20 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Russia 
3.
Andante cantabile for Cello and Strings, Op. 11 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1886-88; Russia 
4.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
5.
Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
6.
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 4, Nocturne in C sharp minor by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
7.
Serenade for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 37 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
8.
Chant du ménéstrel, Op. 71 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Written: 1900 

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