Raphael Wallfisch

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Biography

Born: June 15, 1953; London, England  
Raphael Wallfisch is one of the leading English cellists of his generation. His repertory is vast, taking in nineteenth century staples by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Dvorák, as well as twentieth century standards by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Respighi, and Barber. Yet he has also focused much attention on works by British composers, too, from Elgar, Delius, and Bax to Maxwell Davies, MacMillan, Simpson, and Tavener. Wallfisch has recorded extensively Read more for many labels, including Chandos, Nimbus, and Naxos.

Wallfisch was born in London on June 15, 1953. His mother was a cellist and his father a pianist. Young Raphael, after studies on the violin and piano, turned to the cello at age eight. His list of teachers is impressive: at home he studied with Amaryllis Fleming (1967-1969) and Derek Simpson (at the Royal Academy of Music from 1970-1973), and abroad with Amadeo Baldovino (Italy; 1969) and Gregor Piatigorsky (the U.S.).

It was through his studies with Piatigorsky in California that he was given the opportunity to perform in several private recitals with Jascha Heifetz. Wallfisch won first prize in Florence, Italy, at the Gaspar Cassadň International Cello Competition in 1977. Thereafter, his career grew in several directions: as a soloist he regularly appeared in recitals and with British orchestras; in 1980 he began a 12-year stint playing in a duo with his father, Peter, while serving as a professor of music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He would later teach cello at the Zürich Winterthur Konservatorium and Hochschule in Mainz, Germany.

In the 1980s Wallfisch gained an international reputation from his appearances throughout Europe and the U.S. In 1982 he started a long relationship with the English label Chandos: among his earliest recordings were a coupling of the Barber Cello Concerto and the Shostakovich First Cello Concerto (1982) and a disc of Tchaikovsky works that included the original version of the Rococo Variations (1983). Over the next decade or so he would make more than 20 recordings for Chandos. Since the 1990s he has branched out his recording activity to include other labels. Among later recordings is his two-disc set of the complete works for cello by Shostakovich on Nimbus (2006). Shostakovich was also featured, along with J.S. Bach and Tchaikovsky, in his successful concert tours of the U.K. and Germany in the fall of 2006. Read less
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    Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 - Sonatas Nos. 9 & 10; Sonatinas Nos. 1 & 2; Cello Sonatas
    Label: Somm   Catalog: 256 Release Date: 03/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Peter Donohoe,  Raphael Wallfisch
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    Patric Standford: Symphony No. 1; Cello Concerto; Prelude To A Fantasy
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 571356 Release Date: 02/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Patric Standford
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch
    Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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    British Music For Cello And Piano / Wallfisch, Terroni
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 571361 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Wordsworth,  Joseph Holbrooke,  William Busch
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch,  Raphael Terroni
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    British String Concertos
    Label: Lyrita   Catalog: 2346 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Samuel Coleridge-Taylor,  Gustav Holst,  Gerald Finzi,  William Busch  ... 
    Performer:  Lorraine McAslan,  Emanuel Hurwitz,  Kenneth Sillito,  Cecil Aronowitz  ... 
    Conductor:  Nicholas Braithwaite,  Imogen Holst,  David Atherton,  Sir Adrian Boult  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Schumann: Cello Concerto; Works For Cello & Piano / Wallfisch, York, Willen
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5916 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch,  John York
    Conductor:  Niklas Willén
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    Andrzej Panufinik: Concertos - Symphonic Works, Vol. 8
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777687 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrzej Panufinik
    Performer:  Alexander Sitkovetsky,  Raphael Wallfisch,  Ewa Kupiec
    Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
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    Arnold Cooke: Three String Sonatas
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 571362 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Cooke
    Performer:  Raphael Terroni,  Susanne Stanzeleit,  Morgan Goff,  Raphael Wallfisch
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    The Best Of C.p.e. Bach
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94932 Release Date: 06/24/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
    Performer:  Manfred Pernutz,  Karl-Heinz Schroter,  Eckart Haupt,  Christine Schornsheim  ... 
    Conductor:  Didier Talpain,  Hartmut Haenchen,  Jörn Boysen,  Jonathan Morton  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solamente Naturali,  Musica Poetica,  Scottish Ensemble  ... 
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    British Music For Cello And Piano / Raphael Wallfisch, Raphael Terroni
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 571352 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Wordsworth,  William Busch,  Kenneth Leighton,  Arnold Cooke
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch,  Raphael Terroni
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    Maurice Jacobson: Theme And Variations, The Music Room, Mosaic / Julian Jacobson
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 571351 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Jacobson
    Performer:  Julian Jacobson,  Mariko Brown,  Raphael Wallfisch,  Jennifer Johnston
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    Bloch: Schelomo; Voice In The Wilderness; Caplet: Epiphanie; Ravel: Kaddish
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5913 Release Date: 04/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  André Caplet,  Maurice Ravel,  Ernest Bloch
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch
    Conductor:  Benjamin Wallfisch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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    C.P.E. Bach Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94640 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
    Performer:  Anna Starr,  Joaquim Guerra Codina,  Machiko Takahashi,  Eckart Haupt  ... 
    Conductor:  Didier Talpain,  Hartmut Haenchen,  Jörn Boysen,  Roland Kieft  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solamente Naturali,  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra,  Musica Poetica  ... 
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    Dohnanyi, Liszt, Kodaly / Raphael Wallfisch, John York
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5901 Release Date: 07/09/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Ernö von Dohnányi,  Zoltán Kodály
    Performer:  John York,  Raphael Wallfisch
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    EMI Eminence - The Original Jacket Collection [50-CD Set]
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 393872 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Richard Strauss,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  William Byrd  ... 
    Performer:  David Nolan,  Jonathan Small,  George Malcolm,  William Bennett  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Anton Rickenbacher,  Vernon Handley,  George Guest,  George Malcolm  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cambridge St. John's College Choir  ... 
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    Delius & Grieg: Complete Works For Cello & Piano / Wallfisch, York
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5884 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frederick Delius,  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch,  John York
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    Patric Standford: Symphony No. 1; Cello Concerto; Prelude To A Fantasy
    Label: British Music Society   Catalog: 441 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Patric Standford
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch
    Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
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    Lionel Sainsbury, John Foulds: Cello Concertos
    Label: Dutton Laboratories/Vocalion   Catalog: 7284 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lionel Sainsbury,  John Foulds
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch
    Conductor:  Martin Yates
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    Trio - Mendelssohn, Schumann / Shaham, Erez, Wallfisch
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5875 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Hagai Shaham,  Raphael Wallfisch,  Arnon Erez
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    Great Baroque Masterpieces
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501061 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Georg Philipp Telemann  ... 
    Performer:  Nadja Schubert,  Daniel Rothert,  Corinne Chapelle,  Karl Kaiser  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl,  Kevin Mallon,  Bradley Creswick,  Jozef Kopelman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra,  Aradia Ensemble,  Northern Sinfonia  ... 
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  • 20.
    Julius Klengel: A Celebration
    Label: Cello Classics   Catalog: 11024 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Julius Klengel,  Bernhard Cossmann,  David Popper
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch,  Julius Klengel,  Martin Ennis,  Sebastian Comberti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cello Classics Ensemble
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  • 21.
    Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Dohnanyi: Konzertstuck / Mackerras, Wallfisch, LSO
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10715 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Ernö von Dohnányi
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Ravel, Poulenc, Debussy, Delius / Tasmin Little
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 0858582 Release Date: 11/29/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frederick Delius,  Francis Poulenc,  Maurice Ravel,  Claude Debussy
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch,  Tasmin Little,  Piers Lane
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Kenneth Leighton: Complete Chamber Works For Cello
    Label: British Music Society   Catalog: 439 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Kenneth Leighton
    Performer:  Raphael Terroni,  Raphael Wallfisch
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    Arnold: Cello Concerto; Symphony For Strings; Fantasy For Recorder And String Quartet
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572640 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Malcolm Arnold
    Performer:  John Turner,  Raphael Wallfisch,  Esther Ingham,  Carl Raven
    Conductor:  Richard Howarth,  Nicholas Ward
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Sinfonia,  Northern Chamber Orchestra
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    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4, Triple Concerto
    Label: Royal Philharmonic Masterworks   Catalog: 28700 Release Date: 08/09/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Michael Roll,  Jean-Jacques Kantorow,  Raphael Wallfisch
    Conductor:  Howard Shelley
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Biography

Born: June 15, 1953; London, England  
Raphael Wallfisch is one of the leading English cellists of his generation. His repertory is vast, taking in nineteenth century staples by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Dvorák, as well as twentieth century standards by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Respighi, and Barber. Yet he has also focused much attention on works by British composers, too, from Elgar, Delius, and Bax to Maxwell Davies, MacMillan, Simpson, and Tavener. Wallfisch has recorded extensively Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Stücke im Volkston Op.102: I. Vanitas vanitatum Mit Humor
Stücke im Volkston Op.102: II. Langsam
Stücke im Volkston Op.102: III. Nicht Schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
Stücke im Volkston Op.102: IV. Nicht zu rasch
Stücke im Volkston Op.102: V. Stark und markirt
Romanzen Op.94: I. Nicht schnell
Romanzen Op.94: II. Einfach, innig
Romanzen Op.94 III. Nicht schnell
Phantasiestücke Op.73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
Phantasiestücke Op.73: II. Lebhaft, leicht
Phantasiestücke Op.73 III. Rasch und mit Feuer - Schneller
I. Elegy
II. Scherzo
III. Theme and Variations: Theme
III. Theme and Variations: Variation I: Allegro inquieto
III. Theme and Variations: Variation II: Ostinato
III. Theme and Variations: Variation III: March
III. Theme and Variations: Variation IV: Appassionato
III. Theme and Variations: Variation V: Waltz
III. Theme and Variations: Variation VI: Chorale
I. Allegro non molto
II. Andante
III. Minuetto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Finale: Allegro moderato
I. Allegro
II. Lento
III. Vivace
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante moderato
III. Allegro - Andantino - Tempo I
I. Moderato
II. Andante poco moderato
III. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Allegro giusto
III. Andante con moto
I. Allegro con moto - Meno mosso -
II. Scherzo and Trio: Allegro molto e ritmico (il piu presto possibile) -
III. Lentissimo: Molto sostenuto
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Presto inquieto
III. Adagio -
IV. Passacaglia: Andante allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante grazioso
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante lentarello
III. Allegro e con moto
I. Maestoso
II. Largo cantabile
III. Allegro comodo
I. Allegro deciso
II. Larghetto -
III. Allegro
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto deciso, alla marcia
I. Allegro moderato
II. Nocturne: Lento - Andante con moto
III. Molto vivace
I. Molto sostenuto - Allegro molto energico -
II. Presto marcato -
III. Andante con moto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante quieto
III. Rondo: Adagio - Allegro giocoso
I. Allegro con moto - Meno mosso
II. Scherzo and Trio: Allegro molto e ritmico [il piu presto possibile] - Moderato e dolce
III. Lentissimo: Molto sostenuto
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. The Mockery
II. The Reproaches
III. Dearest Wood and Dearest Iron
Allegro non molto
Adagio
Allegro ma non molto
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Affettuoso (Adagio)
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Andante
III. Minuetto
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto (Andante poco mosso)
II. Adagio
III. Allegro ma non molto
I. Allegro
II. Largo cantabile
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro non molto
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante e spiritoso
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo e sempre piano
III. Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro molto
II. Allegro - Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Tempo moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Moderato e sostenuto
II. Poco largamente
III. Con moto e marcato
I. Massig schnell
II. Ruhig bewegt - Sehr lebhaft - Im fruheren langsamen Zeitmass
III. Marsch: Lebhaft - Trio [nach einem alten marsch] - Lebhafter
No. 1. Prayer
No. 2. Supplication
No. 3. Jewish Song
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Vivace non troppo
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante moderato
III. Allegro - Andantino - Tempo I
I. Moderato
II. Andante poco moderato
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Finale: Allegro moderato
I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegro appassionato
III. Lento - Allegro molto
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto deciso, alla marcia
I. Allegretto
II. Moderato
III. Cadenza
IV. Allegro con brio