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Squire: Miniatures for Cello & Piano / Gledhill, Imai


Release Date: 07/08/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8571373   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver GledhillTadashi Imai
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

William Henry Squire was Britain's leading cellist from the late 1890's to the late 1920's and a prolific artist in the early recording era. He composed a series of exquisite miniatures for the instrument, the finest of which are collected here for the first time. They were written largely between the ages of 18 and 33, often with specific audiences in mind - whether Promenade Concerts, recital platform or grade examinations - and include his signature pieces, Serenade, Op. 15 and his enigmatic tribute to Dvorak, the Chansonnette, Op. 22. Five of the twenty have never before been recorded.

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William Henry Squire was Britain’s leading cellist from the late 1890s to the late 1920s and a prolific artist in
Read more the early recording era. He composed a series of exquisite miniatures for the cello, the best of which are collected here for the first time. They were written largely between the ages of 18 and 33, often with specific audiences in mind—whether Promenade Concerts, recital platform or grade examinations—and include his signature piece, Sérénade, and his enigmatic tribute to Dvorák, Chansonnette. Five of the 20 have never before been recorded so this really is quite a discovery, and quite an achievement for young cellist, Oliver Gledhill.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Petits morceaux (4), Op. 5: No. 1, Romance by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890 
2.
Gavotte humoristique, Op. 6 by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890 
3.
Scène de bal, Op. 8 by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890 
4.
Sérénade, Op. 15 by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892 
5.
Morceaux de salon (4), Op. 19: No. 3, Minuet by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893 
6.
Morceaux de salon (4), Op. 19: No. 4, Mazurka by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893 
7.
Album de morceaux caractéristiques, Op. 20, Book 1: No. 2, Gondoliera by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895 
8.
Album de morceaux caractéristiques, Op. 20, Book 2: No. 5, Danse rustique by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895 
9.
Chansonnette, Op. 22 by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896 
10.
Tarantelle, Op. 23 by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896 
11.
L'adieu by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896 
12.
Tzig-Tzig by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898 
13.
Bourrée, Op. 24 by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902 
14.
Humoresque, Op. 26 by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
15.
Morceaux melodiques (6) by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903 
16.
Prière by William Henry Squire
Performer:  Oliver Gledhill (Cello), Tadashi Imai (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904 

Featured Sound Samples

4 Petits morceaux, Op. 5: No. 1, Romance
Gavotte humoristique, Op. 6
Scene de bal, Op. 8

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 DELIGHTFUL, UNOBTRUSIVE MUSIC October 2, 2016 By Lawrence K. (Needham, MA) See All My Reviews "Perfect background music for my waiting room and playing bridge. Well-performed, well-constructed pieces by an unknown (to me) composer that are full of pleasure, whimsy, and tunefulness. A great CD for more easy-listening moments." Report Abuse
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