Best Cello 100

Best Cello 100

     
 

For fans of the cello, this 2009 six-disc set contains the crème-de-la-crème of the instrument's repertoire and performers. Conveniently grouped by era, it begins with complete performances of three of Bach's "Suites for solo cello" and ends with excerpts from Tavener's "The Protecting Veil" and …  See more details below

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For fans of the cello, this 2009 six-disc set contains the crème-de-la-crème of the instrument's repertoire and performers. Conveniently grouped by era, it begins with complete performances of three of Bach's "Suites for solo cello" and ends with excerpts from Tavener's "The Protecting Veil" and Gubaidulina's "The Canticle of the Sun." In between are movements from the best-known concertos by Haydn, Dvorák, Saint-Saëns, Elgar, Barber, and more; and from sonatas by Boccherini, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Shostakovich, with the complete "Sonata No. 5" by Beethoven, played by the legendary Jacqueline du Pré. Broadening the variety are Saint-Saëns' well-loved "The Swan," Bruch's "Kol Nidrei," and an arrangement of Piazzolla's "Adiós Nonino," plus an entire disc of showpieces and favorite encores. The one disappointment is that some of the tracks are not even complete movements, which is bothersome when the major part of a track is the orchestral opening of a concerto and the soloist is barely heard at all. Anyone looking to learn who's who in the cello world need look no further. EMI has culled performances by the 20th century's greatest cellists from its archive: Pablo Casals, Paul Tortelier, du Pré, Mstislav Rostropovich, Janos Starker, Pierre Fournier. Other talented artists include Julian Lloyd Webber, Steven Isserlis, Truls Mørk, and the rising stars of the late 20th century Han-Na Chang, Natalie Clein, and Gautier Capuçon. Given recording dates ranging from the 1950s (including a few mono tracks) to the 2000s, the sound quality varies from performance to performance, but is generally good, if not excellent. The Best Cello 100 delivers on the title's promise and is recommended for casual fans of and those just getting to know the instrument.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/2009
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099996427521
catalogNumber:
64275

Tracks

  1. Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
  2. Suite for solo cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
  3. Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
  4. Cello Concerto, for cello, strings & continuo in G major, RV 413: 1. Allegro
  5. Cello Concerto, for cello, strings & continuo in B minor, RV 424
  6. Cello Concerto in G minor: 1. Allegro
  7. Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b/1: 1. Moderato
  8. Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b/2 (Op. 101): 3. Finale: Allegro
  9. Sonata for cello & continuo in C major, G. 6 (Six Sonatas No. 2)
  10. Cello Concerto in B flat major, G. 482: 1. Allegro moderato
  11. Sonata for cello & continuo in G major, G. 5 (Six Sonatas No. 3): 2. Allegro militaire
  12. Cello Concerto in G major, G. 480: 3. Allegro
  13. Sonata for cello & piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69: 3. Adagio cantabile -
  14. Sonata for cello & piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69: 4. Allegro vivace
  15. Sonata for cello & piano No. 5 in D major, Op. 102/2
  16. Sonata for arpeggione & piano in A minor ("Arpeggione Sonata"), D. 821: 2. Adagio
  17. Kinderszenen No. 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
  18. Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129: 2. Sehr lebhaft
  19. Song without Words for cello & piano in D major, Op. 109
  20. Introduction and Polonaise brillante for cello & piano in C major, Op. 3, CT. 148
  21. Prelude for piano No. 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169
  22. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 65, CT. 204: 3. Largo
  23. Introduction and Variations on "Dal tuo stellato soglio" from Rossini's "Mosè", for violin & orchestra, MS 23
  24. Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191 (Op. 104): 1. Allegro [Excerpt]
  25. Silent Woods (Klid), for cello & piano (arr. from From the Bohemian Forest, B. 133), B. 173 (Op. 68/5)
  26. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38: 2. Allegretto quasi menuetto
  27. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 3. Andante [Excerpt]
  28. Concerto for violin, cello & orchestra in A minor ("Double"), Op. 102: 3. Vivace non troppo [Excerpt]
  29. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 99: 4. Allegro molto
  30. Allegro appassionato, for cello & piano (or orchestra) in B minor, Op. 43
  31. The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements
  32. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33: 1. Allegro non troppo
  33. Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24
  34. Sonata for cello & piano in A major (arr. from "Sonata for violin & piano"): 4. Allegretto poco mosso
  35. Sonata for cello & piano in A minor, Op. 36: 2. Andante molto tranquillo
  36. Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in A major, Op. 33: Introduction - Theme - Variations 1, 2 & 7
  37. Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
  38. Salut d'amour, for violin & piano, Op. 12
  39. Pieces (2) ("Chanson de matin" & "Chanson de nuit"), for violin & piano (later orchestrated), Op. 15: Chanson de matin
  40. Don Quixote, fantastic variations for cello & orchestra, Op. 35 (TrV 184): [Excerpt]
  41. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
  42. Cello Concerto (orchestral part lost; reconstructed by C. Mackerras and D. Mackie): 3. Molto vivace
  43. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 1. Adagio - Moderato
  44. Pieces (4) for cello & piano, Op. 78: Romance
  45. El Cant Dels Ocells for cello & piano
  46. Music for Children, easy pieces (12) for piano, Op. 65: Marche
  47. Cinderella, ballet, Op. 87: Adagio
  48. Adiós Nonino, tango
  49. Cello Symphony, for cello & orchestra, Op. 68: 4. Passacaglia: Andante allegro
  50. Schelomo, rhapsody for cello & orchestra (or piano): [Excerpt]
  51. Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 22: 2. Andante sostenuto
  52. Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107: 1. Allegretto
  53. Sonata for cello & piano in D minor, Op. 40: 4. Allegro
  54. Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126: 2. Scherzo: Allegretto
  55. The Protecting Veil, for cello & orchestra: The Incarnation
  56. Canticle of the Sun (Sonnengesang), for cello, 2 percussionists & chorus: [Excerpt]
  57. Concerto, for cello & orchestra (or piano) No. 1, Op. 136: 1. Nonchalant
  58. Moto perpetuo, for violin & guitar (or orchestra) in C major, Op. 11, MS 72
  59. Zapateado, for violin & piano, Op. 23/2
  60. Allegretto in the Style of Boccherini, for violin & piano
  61. Tamborino
  62. March & Scherzo for piano, Op. 33 ter (arr. from The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33): March (Love of Three Oranges)
  63. La Gitana for violin & piano (after an 18th century Arabo-Spanish Gypsy song)
  64. L'Heure exquise, for voice & piano (No. 5 from Chansons grises)
  65. Granadina
  66. Sadko, opera in 3 (or 5) acts: Chant hindou
  67. Gopak (Hopak), for violin & piano, transcribed by Dushkin from the opera Sorochintsï Fair
  68. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3
  69. Caprice for solo violin in B flat major ("The Devil's Chuckle"), Op. 1/13, MS 25/13
  70. Pièce en forme de Habanera, arrangement(s) for solo instrument & keyboard
  71. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
  72. Elfentanz for cello & piano, Op 39 "Dance of the Elves"
  73. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: Arioso
  74. The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
  75. Suite for solo cello No. 1, Op. 72: 4. Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto
  76. Cinderella, ballet, Op. 87: Waltz - Coda
  77. Hungarian Rhapsodies for cello & piano (or orchestra), Op 68
  78. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1, for 8 cellos, A. 246: 3. Fugue: Conversa
  79. Untitled CD-ROM Track

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