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Violonchelo Espanol / I Musici, Turovsky


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 29897   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaspar CassadóAlexander GlazunovIsaac AlbenizEnrique Granados,   ... 
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

First, if you love music for cello and orchestra, you'll certainly enjoy the program and especially the spirited playing and luxurious tone of celebrated cellist, conductor, and I Musici de Montréal founder Yuli Turovsky. As the disc's title suggests, the music--nearly all of it arrangements or re-scorings--is Spanish in origin or is based on folksong and dance and employs many of the distinctive features--turns and ornaments--most immediately recognizable as Spanish popular melodic style. In that regard, there's definitely a sameness to the pieces here, all melody-centered, most dance-oriented--which means the highly distinctive rhythms exemplified in pieces such as Albéniz's Malaguena, Falla's Seguidilla Murciana, Jota, and Read more Polo, or Cassadó's Requiebros.


Several of the works, such as the Ritual Fire Dance from Falla's El amor brujo and the abovementioned Requiebros, are well-known concert pieces, but other highlights include Cassadó's Sonata in the Old Spanish Style (skillfully scored for string orchestra and cello from its original piano/cello version by Madeleine Messier), which is packed with lovely, lyrical singing melodies and lively rhythms, its wonderfully wistful, moody slow movement leading to an equally amiable yet lighter-hearted theme-and-variations finale. This last contains a delightful variation that calls for the cellist to play an extended pizzicato in the manner of a guitar.


Throughout, Turovsky conveys the spirit of each work with tireless energy and an easy command of style that shows a deeply-felt commitment to the music. He's having fun, he's impressing us with his facile technique in the numerous virtuoso passages, yet he's also completely together with his orchestra. It's a great show, a well-spent hour with music that, while not originally for this particular configuration of instruments, sounds here as if written for it.
--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Requiebros by Gaspar Cassadó
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Madeleine Messier. 
2.
Chant du ménéstrel, Op. 71 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Written: 1900 
3.
Pieces (2) for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 20: no 2, Sérénade espagnole by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Russia 
Notes: Arranger: Julien Proulx. 
4.
Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71: no 9, Malagueña by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1887; Madrid, Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Julien Proulx. 
5.
Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Madeleine Messier. 
6.
Sonata nello stile antico spagnuolo by Gaspar Cassadó
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Rome, Italy 
7.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
8.
Petite Suite for Piano: no 6, Sérénade by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Russia 
Notes: Arranger: Madeleine Messier. 
9.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Madeleine Messier. 
10.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 2, Seguidilla marciana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Madeleine Messier. 
11.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Madeleine Messier. 
12.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Madeleine Messier. 
13.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Madeleine Messier. 
14.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Madeleine Messier. 
15.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Madeleine Messier. 
16.
In the style of Albeniz by Rodion Shchedrin
Performer:  Yuli Turovsky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USSR 
Notes: Arranger: Julien Proulx. 

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