Children's Cello

Children's Cello

by Steven Isserlis
     
 

There's a lot to be said for this album as an actual pedagogical device -- buy one for the young cellist in your life. In a world where the musical tuition of young people is too often standardized and dull, this disc has a touch of the eccentric, of the personal, of the kind of music teacher you tell stories about years after the fact. It offers 30 short pieces… See more details below

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There's a lot to be said for this album as an actual pedagogical device -- buy one for the young cellist in your life. In a world where the musical tuition of young people is too often standardized and dull, this disc has a touch of the eccentric, of the personal, of the kind of music teacher you tell stories about years after the fact. It offers 30 short pieces suitable for the student cellist, with piano, mostly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They begin with a short work played entirely on the open strings of the cello and with one hand on the piano, moving up to recital-level works -- and then concluding with a set of pieces dedicated to the son of cellist Steven Isserlis. One humorous ghost story with narration is composed by Isserlis himself, and another by pianist Stephen Hough. The best thing about the disc is that it includes not only famous short cello pieces but also, as Isserlis says, "more or less unknown pieces that somehow caught our fancy." The 48-second "Lulu Waltz" of Sibelius is a charming snatch of melody that distills the quiet elegance of works like "The Swan of Tuonela" down into a few gestures, and even the very easy pieces will hold a listener's (or a parent's) interest. Everything is introduced in detail in the rather snarky booklet notes, with emphasis in many cases on stories behind the pieces or on how these two musicians happened to encounter them. The sum total is an impression of two adult musicians immersed in a vital web of connections and in a spirit of exploration -- an impression guaranteed to further the education of any young cellist.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2006
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318590015629
catalogNumber:
1562
Rank:
144166

Tracks

  1. Berceuse Orientale, for cello & piano  - Ludwig Lebell  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  2. Mad as a Hatter, for cello & piano  - Sheila Nelson  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  3. Tarantella, for cello & piano  - Alfred Earnshaw  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  4. Six Israeli Melodies, for cello & piano: Kinnereth (Tune: Haninah Karchevsky, arr. Stutchew  - Joachim Stutschewsky  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  5. Six Israeli Melodies, for cello & piano: Wanderer's Song (Oriental Melody, arr. Stutchewsky  - Joachim Stutschewsky  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  6. A Merry Dance, for cello & piano  - Adam Carse  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  7. A Sunday Evening in Autumn, for cello & piano  - Francis Purcell Warren  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  8. Cradle Song, for cello & piano  - Francis Purcell Warren  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  9. The Swans Glide on the Bishop's Palace Moat, for cello & piano  - John Graves  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  10. Danse rustique, for cello & piano  - William Henry Squire  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  11. Minuet in A major, arrangements (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5 [aka Op. 13/5], G. 275)  - Luigi Boccherini  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  12. With Miriam by the River, for cello & piano  - Gavin Bryars  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  13. 12 Easy Pieces, for cello & piano: Gavotte  - Arnold Trowell  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  14. Tempo di valse (Lulu Waltz), for cello & piano in F sharp minor  - Jean Sibelius  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  15. Work(s): Melody  - George Dyson  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  16. Spring Song, for violin (or cello) & piano  - Frank Bridge  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  17. Berceuse for violin & piano, Op. 40/2  - Amy Beach  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  18. La Cinquantaine, for piano "The Golden Wedding"  - Gabriel Marie  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  19. La Foi, for cello & piano  - Georg Eduard Goltermann  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  20. Work(s): Serenade  - Francis Poulenc  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  21. Serenade, for cello & piano  - Joseph Tuby  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  22. Berceuse, for violin & piano (or orchestra) in D Major, Op. 16  - Gabriel Fauré  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  23. Gavotte for cello & piano in D Minor, Op 23  - David Popper  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  24. Song without Words for cello & piano in D major, Op. 109  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  25. Requiebros for cello & piano  - Gaspar Cassadó  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  26. Archangel's Lullaby, for cello & piano  - Howard Blake  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  27. Frogs Dancing on Water Lilies, for cello & piano (or string orchestra)  - Olli Mustonen  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  28. Angelic Song, for cello & piano  - Stephen Hough  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  29. Angelic Dance, for cello & piano  - Stephen Hough  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli
  30. The Haunted House, for cello & piano  - Steven Isserlis  - Stephen Hough  - Steven Isserlis  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Horst A. Scholz  - Robert Suff  - Sara Fanelli  - Sara Fanelli

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