Cello Concertos Edition

Release Date: 1/18/2019
Catalog Number: BRI95782
Number of Discs: 15

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This set brings together outstanding performances of landmark works from the full range of the cello concerto’s relatively short history, from the Baroque to the end of the last century. Before 1800 few important cello concertos were written – with the exception of works by composers of stature such as C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Boccherini and Vivaldi. The latter’s typically inventive and diverse cello concertos with eloquent slow movements are almost certainly the very first composed for this instrument. That most of the great cello concertos were composed after the Baroque or Classical period is rather ironic, since the ever-larger orchestral forces of the 19th century and beyond required much more care from the composer to avoid overwhelming the solo cellist in the lower register. Dvorák scored his magnificent cello concerto (1894–5) for a weighty orchestration, containing three trombones and tuba, but his experience enabled him to judiciously manage the solo/orchestra balance. The result is an epic work brimming with melodies and embracing a wide range of emotions. Alongside Dvorák, Schumann and Saint-Saëns brought full recognition to cello concertos. In 1850, Schumann’s cello concerto became the first major concerto for this instrument since Boccherini’s examples from 1780. 20th-century composers have made the cello a standard concerto instrument. Among the most notable from the first half of the century is Elgar’s, composed in 1919, in which the English composer explores introspective and meditative expression. Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski, one of the outstanding musical minds of the latter half of the 20th century, employs avant-garde techniques in his concerto (1969–70) along with the typical drama of soloist/orchestra confrontation.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Cello in D minor, RV 405 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Francesco Galligioni (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque
2. Concerto for Cello in G minor, RV 417 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Francesco Galligioni (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque
3. Concerto for Cello in D major, RV 403 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Francesco Galligioni (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque
4. Concerto for Cello in F major, RV 410 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Francesco Galligioni (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque
5. Concerto for Cello in A minor, RV 420 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Francesco Galligioni (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque
6. Concerto for Cello in G major, RV 414 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Francesco Galligioni (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque
7. Concerto for Cello in G minor, RV 416 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Francesco Galligioni (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque
8. Concerto for Cello in A minor, RV 418 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Francesco Galligioni (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque
9. Concerto for Cello in C minor, RV 401 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Francesco Galligioni (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque
10. Concerto for Cello in G major, RV 413 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Francesco Galligioni (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque
11. Concerto for Cello in G major by Nicolo Porpora
Performer: Adriano Fazio (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Neapolitana
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century ; Italy
12. Concerto for Cello in G Minor by Georg Matthias Monn
Performer: Adriano Fazio (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Neapolitana
13. Concerto grosso in D major, D-WD 538 (after Corelli's Op. 5/1) by Giovanni Benedetto Platti
Performer: Franziska Romaner (Cello), Isabella Bison (Violin), Andrea Rognoni (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Cordia
Period: Classical
14. Concerto grosso in C major, D-WD 539 (after Corelli's Op. 5/3) by Giovanni Benedetto Platti
Performer: Franziska Romaner (Cello), Andrea Rognoni (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Cordia
Period: Classical
15. Concerto for cello & strings in A major, D-WD 654 by Giovanni Benedetto Platti
Performer: Stefano Veggetti (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Cordia
Period: Baroque
16. Concerto for cello & strings in D minor, D-WD 657 by Giovanni Benedetto Platti
Performer: Stefano Veggetti (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Cordia
Period: Classical
17. Concerto for cello & strings in D major, D-WD 650 by Giovanni Benedetto Platti
Performer: Stefano Veggetti (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Cordia
Period: Classical
18. Concerto for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in A major, L 20 by Leonardo Leo
Performer: Julius Berger (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1737-1738 ; Italy
19. Concerto for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in D major, L 10 by Leonardo Leo
Performer: Julius Berger (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1737-1738 ; Italy
20. Concerto for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in C minor, L 30 by Leonardo Leo
Performer: Julius Berger (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1737-1738 ; Italy
21. Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Wq 170/H 432 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
Conductor: Jonathan Morton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: ?1750 ; Berlin, Germany
22. Concerto for Cello no 2 in B flat major, Wq 171/H 436 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
Conductor: Jonathan Morton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: ?1751 ; Berlin, Germany
23. Concerto for Cello no 3 in A major, Wq 172/H 439 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
Conductor: Jonathan Morton
Orchestra/Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: ?1753 ; Berlin, Germany
24. Concerto for Cello in D major, G 479 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: Enrico Bronzi (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Accademia I Filarmonici
Period: Classical
Written: by 1771 ;
25. Concerto for Cello in G major, G 480 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: Enrico Bronzi (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Accademia I Filarmonici
Period: Classical
Written: by 1771 ;
26. Concerto for Cello in C major, G 477 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: Enrico Bronzi (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Accademia I Filarmonici
Period: Classical
Written: by 1771 ;
27. Concerto for Cello in B flat major, G 482 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: Enrico Bronzi (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Accademia I Filarmonici
Period: Classical
Written: ?1785 ;
28. Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Jan Vogler (Cello)
Conductor: Ludwig Güttler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Virtuosi Saxoniae
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1761-1765 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
29. Concerto for Cello no 4 in D major, H 7b no 4 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Jan Vogler (Cello)
Conductor: Ludwig Güttler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Virtuosi Saxoniae
Period: Classical
30. Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Jan Vogler (Cello)
Conductor: Ludwig Güttler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Virtuosi Saxoniae
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
31. Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Julius Berger (Cello)
Conductor: Florian Merz
Orchestra/Ensemble: South Westphalia Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Germany
32. Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
Conductor: Dwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
33. Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
Conductor: Dwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; France
34. Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Liverpool, England
35. Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
Conductor: Tibor Bogányi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Russia
36. Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 6, Thème original et variations by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
Conductor: Tibor Bogányi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Russia
37. Pezzo capriccioso in B minor, Op. 62 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
Conductor: Tibor Bogányi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1887 ;
38. Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
Conductor: Tibor Bogányi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
39. Concerto for Cello no 1 in G minor, Op. 49 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer: Alexander Rudin (Cello)
Conductor: Igor Golovchin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948-1949 ; USSR
40. Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Zara Nelsova (Cello)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895 ; USA
41. Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Zara Nelsova (Cello)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Bohemia
42. From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68/B 133: no 5, Silent Woods by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Zara Nelsova (Cello)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
43. Schelomo by Ernest Bloch
Performer: Alexander Kniazev (Cello)
Conductor: Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915-1916 ; USA
44. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer: Tim Hugh (Cello)
Conductor: Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
Period: Romantic
Written: 1919 ; England
45. Concerto for Cello, Op. 40 by Gerald Finzi
Performer: Tim Hugh (Cello)
Conductor: Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
46. Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Alexander Ivashkin (Cello)
Conductor: Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1966 ; USSR
47. Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Alexander Ivashkin (Cello)
Conductor: Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; USSR
48. Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer: Andrzej Bauer (Cello)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
49. Cello Concerto by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer: Andrzej Bauer (Cello)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: Modern
Written: 1966-1970 ;
50. Concerto for Cello no 2, Op. 50 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer: Mark Kosower (Cello)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1980-1981 ; Argentina
51. Concerto for Cello no 1, Op. 36 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer: Mark Kosower (Cello)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968 ; Argentina
52. Concerto for Cello in E minor by Aram Khachaturian
Performer: Dmitry Yablonsky (Cello)
Conductor: Viktor Fedotov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; USSR
53. Concerto for Cello no 2, Op. 77 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer: Mark Kosower (Cello)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; USSR
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