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  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Pablo Casals
  2. Suite for solo cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Paul Tortelier
  3. Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Mstislav Rostropovich
  4. Cello Concerto, for cello, strings & continuo in G major, RV 413: 1. Allegro  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Lynn Harrell  - Pinchas Zukerman
  5. Cello Concerto, for cello, strings & continuo in B minor, RV 424  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Han-Na Chang  - Christopher Warren-Green  -  London Chamber Orchestra
  6. Cello Concerto in G minor: 1. Allegro  - Georg Matthias Monn  - Valda Aveling  - Valda Aveling  - John Barbirolli  - Jacqueline du Pré  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  7. Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b/1: 1. Moderato  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Mstislav Rostropovich
  8. Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b/2 (Op. 101): 3. Finale: Allegro  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Iona Brown  - Truls Mørk  -  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
  9. Sonata for cello & continuo in C major, G. 6 (Six Sonatas No. 2)  - Luigi Boccherini  - Maggie Cole  - Steven Isserlis
  10. Cello Concerto in B flat major, G. 482: 1. Allegro moderato  - Luigi Boccherini  - Hans-Martin Linde  -  Linde Consort  - Wouter Moller
  11. Sonata for cello & continuo in G major, G. 5 (Six Sonatas No. 3): 2. Allegro militaire  - Luigi Boccherini  - Maggie Cole  - Steven Isserlis
  12. Cello Concerto in G major, G. 480: 3. Allegro  - Luigi Boccherini  - Steven Isserlis  - Juha Kangas  -  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  13. Sonata for cello & piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69: 3. Adagio cantabile -  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Paul Tortelier  - Eric Heidsieck
  14. Sonata for cello & piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69: 4. Allegro vivace  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Paul Tortelier  - Eric Heidsieck
  15. Sonata for cello & piano No. 5 in D major, Op. 102/2  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Jacqueline du Pré  - Stephen Kovacevich
  16. Sonata for arpeggione & piano in A minor ("Arpeggione Sonata"), D. 821: 2. Adagio  - Franz Schubert  - Paul Tortelier  - Robert Weisz
  17. Kinderszenen No. 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7  - Robert Schumann  - Paul Tortelier  - John Newmark
  18. Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129: 2. Sehr lebhaft  - Robert Schumann  - Natalia Gutman  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Kurt Masur
  19. Song without Words for cello & piano in D major, Op. 109  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Jacqueline du Pré  - Gerald Moore
  20. Introduction and Polonaise brillante for cello & piano in C major, Op. 3, CT. 148  - Frédéric Chopin  - Natalie Clein  - Charles Owen
  21. Prelude for piano No. 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169  - Frédéric Chopin  - John Lenehan  - Julian Lloyd Webber
  22. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 65, CT. 204: 3. Largo  - Frédéric Chopin  - Daniel Barenboim  - Jacqueline du Pré
  23. Introduction and Variations on "Dal tuo stellato soglio" from Rossini's "Mosè", for violin & orchestra, MS 23  - Niccolò Paganini  - Paul Tortelier  - Paul Tortelier  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Maude-Martin Tortelier
  24. Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191 (Op. 104): 1. Allegro [Excerpt]  - Antonin Dvorák  - Mariss Jansons  - Truls Mørk  -  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  25. Silent Woods (Klid), for cello & piano (arr. from From the Bohemian Forest, B. 133), B. 173 (Op. 68/5)  - Antonin Dvorák  - Libor Pesek  -  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra  - Timothy Walden
  26. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38: 2. Allegretto quasi menuetto  - Johannes Brahms  - Daniel Barenboim  - Jacqueline du Pré
  27. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 3. Andante [Excerpt]  - Johannes Brahms  - Stephen Hough  -  BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Timothy Hugh  - Andrew Davis
  28. Concerto for violin, cello & orchestra in A minor ("Double"), Op. 102: 3. Vivace non troppo [Excerpt]  - Johannes Brahms  - Myung-Whun Chung  - Renaud Capuçon  - Gautier Capuçon  -  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
  29. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 99: 4. Allegro molto  - Johannes Brahms  - Daniel Barenboim  - Jacqueline du Pré
  30. Allegro appassionato, for cello & piano (or orchestra) in B minor, Op. 43  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Han-Na Chang  -  Saint Cecilia Academy Orchestra  - Antonio Pappano
  31. The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Christopher van Kampen  -  Nash Ensemble  - Susan Tomes  - Ian Brown
  32. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33: 1. Allegro non troppo  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Carlo Maria Giulini  -  Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra  - Mstislav Rostropovich
  33. Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24  - Gabriel Fauré  - Paul Tortelier  -  Orchestre Capitole Toulouse  - Michel Plasson
  34. Sonata for cello & piano in A major (arr. from "Sonata for violin & piano"): 4. Allegretto poco mosso  - César Franck  - Daniel Barenboim  - Jacqueline du Pré
  35. Sonata for cello & piano in A minor, Op. 36: 2. Andante molto tranquillo  - Edvard Grieg  - Truls Mørk  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  36. Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in A major, Op. 33: Introduction - Theme - Variations 1, 2 & 7  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Robert Cohen  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Zdenek Mácal
  37. Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47  - Max Bruch  - Han-Na Chang  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Mstislav Rostropovich
  38. Salut d'amour, for violin & piano, Op. 12  - Vernon Handley  - Edward Elgar  - Natalie Clein  -  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  39. Pieces (2) ("Chanson de matin" & "Chanson de nuit"), for violin & piano (later orchestrated), Op. 15: Chanson de matin  - Vernon Handley  - Edward Elgar  - Natalie Clein  -  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  40. Don Quixote, fantastic variations for cello & orchestra, Op. 35 (TrV 184): [Excerpt]  - Richard Strauss  - Paul Tortelier  -  Dresden Staatskapelle  - Rudolf Kempe
  41. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Han-Na Chang  -  Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra  - Leonard Slatkin  -  Hazell
  42. Cello Concerto (orchestral part lost; reconstructed by C. Mackerras and D. Mackie): 3. Molto vivace  - Arthur Sullivan  - Julian Lloyd Webber  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Charles Mackerras
  43. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 1. Adagio - Moderato  - Vernon Handley  - Edward Elgar  - Natalie Clein  -  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  44. Pieces (4) for cello & piano, Op. 78: Romance  - Jean Sibelius  - Truls Mørk  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  45. El Cant Dels Ocells for cello & piano  - Pablo Casals  - Han-Na Chang  -  Saint Cecilia Academy Orchestra  - Antonio Pappano
  46. Music for Children, easy pieces (12) for piano, Op. 65: Marche  - Sergey Prokofiev  - Paul Tortelier  - Paul Tortelier  - Gregor Piatigorsky
  47. Cinderella, ballet, Op. 87: Adagio  - Sergey Prokofiev  - Mstislav Rostropovich  - Alexander Dedyuhkin
  48. Adiós Nonino, tango  - Astor Piazzolla  -  12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
  49. Cello Symphony, for cello & orchestra, Op. 68: 4. Passacaglia: Andante allegro  - Benjamin Britten  - Benjamin Britten  -  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra  - Mstislav Rostropovich
  50. Schelomo, rhapsody for cello & orchestra (or piano): [Excerpt]  - Ernest Bloch  - Leonard Bernstein  -  Orchestre National de France  - Mstislav Rostropovich
  51. Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 22: 2. Andante sostenuto  - Samuel Barber  - Jukka-Pekka Saraste  - Ralph Kirshbaum  -  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  52. Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107: 1. Allegretto  - Dmitry Shostakovich  - Paul Tortelier  - Paavo Berglund  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  53. Sonata for cello & piano in D minor, Op. 40: 4. Allegro  - Dmitry Shostakovich  - Dmitry Shostakovich  - Mstislav Rostropovich
  54. Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126: 2. Scherzo: Allegretto  - Dmitry Shostakovich  - Mariss Jansons  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Truls Mørk
  55. The Protecting Veil, for cello & orchestra: The Incarnation  - John Tavener  - Steven Isserlis  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  56. Canticle of the Sun (Sonnengesang), for cello, 2 percussionists & chorus: [Excerpt]  - Sofia Gubaídulína  - Simon Carrington  -  London Voices  - Neil Percy  - Mstislav Rostropovich  - Ryusuke Numajiri
  57. Concerto, for cello & orchestra (or piano) No. 1, Op. 136: 1. Nonchalant  - Darius Milhaud  -  Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra  - Janos Starker  - Walter Süsskind
  58. Moto perpetuo, for violin & guitar (or orchestra) in C major, Op. 11, MS 72  - Niccolò Paganini  - Paul Tortelier  - John Newmark
  59. Zapateado, for violin & piano, Op. 23/2  - Pablo de Sarasate  - Paul Tortelier  - John Newmark
  60. Allegretto in the Style of Boccherini, for violin & piano  - Fritz Kreisler  - Gerald Moore  - Janos Starker
  61. Tamborino  - Felice Giardini  - Paul Tortelier  - Maude-Martin Tortelier
  62. March & Scherzo for piano, Op. 33 ter (arr. from The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33): March (Love of Three Oranges)  - Sergey Prokofiev  - Mstislav Rostropovich  - Alexey Zybtsev
  63. La Gitana for violin & piano (after an 18th century Arabo-Spanish Gypsy song)  - Fritz Kreisler  - Pierre Fournier  - Pierre Fournier  - Gerald Moore
  64. L'Heure exquise, for voice & piano (No. 5 from Chansons grises)  - Reynaldo Hahn  - John Lenehan  - Julian Lloyd Webber
  65. Granadina  -  Joaquin Nin  - Paul Tortelier  - John Newmark  - Pawel (Paul) Kochanski
  66. Sadko, opera in 3 (or 5) acts: Chant hindou  - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  - Julian Lloyd Webber  - Catrin Finch
  67. Gopak (Hopak), for violin & piano, transcribed by Dushkin from the opera Sorochintsï Fair  - Modest Mussorgsky  - Gerald Moore  - Janos Starker
  68. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3  - Claude Debussy  - Mstislav Rostropovich  - Alexander Dedyuhkin
  69. Caprice for solo violin in B flat major ("The Devil's Chuckle"), Op. 1/13, MS 25/13  - Niccolò Paganini  - Fritz Kreisler  - Gerald Moore  - Janos Starker
  70. Pièce en forme de Habanera, arrangement(s) for solo instrument & keyboard  - Maurice Ravel  - Paul Tortelier  - John Newmark
  71. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Frank Braley  - Gennady Papin  - Gautier Capuçon
  72. Elfentanz for cello & piano, Op 39 "Dance of the Elves"  - David Popper  - Mstislav Rostropovich  - Alexander Dedyuhkin
  73. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: Arioso  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Gerald Moore  - Janos Starker
  74. The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan)  - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  - Pierre Fournier  - Gerald Moore  - J. Strimer
  75. Suite for solo cello No. 1, Op. 72: 4. Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto  - Benjamin Britten  - Mstislav Rostropovich
  76. Cinderella, ballet, Op. 87: Waltz - Coda  - Sergey Prokofiev  - Mstislav Rostropovich  - Alexander Dedyuhkin
  77. Hungarian Rhapsodies for cello & piano (or orchestra), Op 68  - David Popper  - Gerald Moore  - Janos Starker
  78. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1, for 8 cellos, A. 246: 3. Fugue: Conversa  - Heitor Villa-Lobos  -  12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
  79. Untitled CD-ROM Track  -  Unspecified

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