Charming Cello: Best Loved Classical Cello Music

Release Date: 8/9/2019
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8578173
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The ancient origins of the modern cello came from India and the Far East, arriving in Europe through Arab trade routes. By the time of the instrument’s advanced construction in the mid-18th century, the greater volume of sound and versatility that could be achieved contributed to its development both as a solo and an ensemble instrument. People often cite the cello as their favorite string instrument on account of its similarity to the human voice, the warmth of tone, the dramatic quality of the upper register and the instrument’s directness of communication. All of these unique qualities are represented by the works in this essential collection.
Works on This Recording
1. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Csaba Onczay (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
2. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Gabriel Schwabe (Cello)
Conductor: Marc Soustrot
Orchestra/Ensemble: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; France
3. Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
Period: Baroque
4. Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821: 2nd movement, Adagio by Franz Schubert
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello), Kristin Merscher (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69: 2nd movement, Allegro molto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello), Nina Tichman (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1: 1st movement, Moderato by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1761-1765 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
7. Stücke (5) im Volkston for Cello and Piano, Op. 102: no 1, Vanitas vanitatum "Mit humor" by Robert Schumann
Performer: Gabriel Schwabe (Cello), Nicholas Rimmer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Germany
8. Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
9. Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19: 3rd movement, Andante by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Michael Grebanier (Cello), Janet Guggenheim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; Russia
10. Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009: 5th movement, Bourée 1 and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Csaba Onczay (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Germany
11. Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65: 2nd movement, Scherzo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Franz Bartolomey (Cello), Madoka Inui (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; Paris, France
12. Allegro appassionato for Cello and Orchestra/Piano in B minor, Op. 43 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Gabriel Schwabe (Cello)
Conductor: Marc Soustrot
Orchestra/Ensemble: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; France
13. Pieces (2) for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 20: no 2, Sérénade espagnole by Alexander Glazunov
Performer: Alexander Rudin (Cello)
Conductor: Igor Golovschin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887-1888 ; Russia
14. Pièce en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello), Raimund Havenith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907 ; France
15. Suite italienne for Cello and Piano: 2nd movement, Serenata by Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Tatjana Vassilieva (Cello), Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
16. And the Bridge is Love by Howard Goodall
Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
17. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1919 ; England
18. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1919 ; England
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