Andre Navarra plays Cello Works

Release Date: 10/19/2018
Label: Profil
Catalog Number: PH18017
Performer: André Navarra
Number of Discs: 10

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$41.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
André Navarra (1911–1988), together with Pierre Fournier and Maurice Gendron, was acknowledged as one of the “three great” French cellists who left their mark on the European concert life of their era. He was born in Biarritz, won first prizes at the age of 13 and 16, and gained early practical experience in chamber-music ensembles before celebrating his solo debut in 1931 with the Concerts Colonne. After a stupendous competition win in 1937 in Vienna he began an international career that was to last for more than three decades. In parallel, Navarra began teaching: starting in 1949 (until 1979) he was professor at the Paris Conservatoire; from 1953 he also taught at the Accademia in Siena and at the Vienna College of Music, and from 1958 to 1986 he was a member of the illustrious teaching team at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie in Detmold, where his colleague on violin Tibor Varga taught. He can be heard playing with Varga on this extensive release.

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REVIEW:

This desirable and generally well-transferred set features a wide range of recordings spanning the length and breadth of the fine cellist André Navarra’s career, the latest being from 1984 when he was well into his seventies and still playing with a full, vibrant tone. There are two versions of the Schumann Concerto, the broader one under Barbirolli (recorded live in 1962), the other from 11 years earlier under André Cluytens, both with ravishing accounts of the slow movement. In the Dvorák Concerto under Rudolf Schwarz, Navarra plays with great vitality and no lack of passion. Between this set and the Prague recordings on Supraphon’s equally recommendable collection you have a fairly comprehensive representation of Navarra’s art.

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Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
2. Concerto for Cello in B flat major, G 482 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1785 ;
3. Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895 ; USA
4. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Germany
5. 12 Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder Op. 85: Abendlied, Version for violoncello and piano by Robert Schumann
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ;
6. Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Germany
7. Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Germany
8. Concerto for Cello in E minor by Aram Khachaturian
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; USSR
9. Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Liverpool, England
10. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1919 ; England
11. Concerto for Cello no 3 in A major, Wq 172/H 439 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1753 ; Berlin, Germany
12. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
15. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915 ; Spain
16. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915 ; Spain
17. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915 ; Spain
18. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915 ; Spain
19. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915 ; Spain
20. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915 ; Spain
21. Sonatas da camera (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 6: no 6 in D major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1737 ; Italy
22. Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in A major: 1st movement, Adagio by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical
23. Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in A major: 2nd movement, Allegro by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical
24. Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in G major, G 5 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1770 ;
25. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 10 in E major by Giuseppe Valentini
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Baroque
26. Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; Paris, France
27. Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 6 by Richard Strauss
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880-1883 ; Germany
28. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 6, Jota by Enrique Granados
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Spain
29. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Spain
30. Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1914-1916 ; Spain
31. Danse du diable vert by Gaspar Cassadó
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
32. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
33. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
34. Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
35. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; France
36. Papillon for Cello and Piano in A major, Op. 77 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; France
37. Elégie for Cello and Piano by Jules Massenet
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; France
38. Cantos populares españoles (20): no 8, Saeta by Joaquin Nin
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1923 ;
39. Cantos populares españoles (20): no 7, Granadina by Joaquin Nin
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1923 ;
40. Pieces (2) for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 20: no 2, Sérénade espagnole by Alexander Glazunov
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887-1888 ; Russia
41. Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823-1828 ; Vienna, Austria
42. English Suite no 6 in D minor, BWV 811: Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1715 ; Weimar, Germany
43. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 3, Fandango by Enrique Granados
Performer: André Navarra (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Spain
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