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Masters of the Bow: Cello

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
This collection is billed as "a collection of the most popular works for cello performed by the greatest cellists of our time" and while one could quibble about the inclusion of, say, the Intermezzo from Granados' "Goyescas" and the exclusion of, say, any Brahms, or about the inclusion of Christina Walewska and the exclusion of Anner Bylsma, one could not dispute that this is a collection of most of the popular works by many of the greatest cellists of our time. Because with Pablo Casals' brilliant Allegro con brio from Beethoven's "Cello Sonata No. 5," with Janos Starker's soulful Sarabande from Bach's "Cello Suite No. 3," with Pierre Fournier's sparkling Gigue from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
This collection is billed as "a collection of the most popular works for cello performed by the greatest cellists of our time" and while one could quibble about the inclusion of, say, the Intermezzo from Granados' "Goyescas" and the exclusion of, say, any Brahms, or about the inclusion of Christina Walewska and the exclusion of Anner Bylsma, one could not dispute that this is a collection of most of the popular works by many of the greatest cellists of our time. Because with Pablo Casals' brilliant Allegro con brio from Beethoven's "Cello Sonata No. 5," with Janos Starker's soulful Sarabande from Bach's "Cello Suite No. 3," with Pierre Fournier's sparkling Gigue from Bach's "Cello Suite No. 6," with Mischa Maisky's songful "Ave Maria" of Schubert, with Lynn Harrell's exquisite "Élégie" of Fauré, with Maurice Gendron's lovely "The Swan" from "The Carnival of the Animals," and with 22 other glorious examples of cello playing at its best, it would be vain to dispute the billing's extraordinary claims. While certainly not for the dedicated listener, this set is a wonderful introduction to the art of playing the cello.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2003
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947284925
  • Catalog Number: 000020902
  • Sales rank: 74,472

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements - Camille Saint-Saëns & Penny Bennett (3:18)
  2. 2 Suite for solo cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: Sarabande - Johann Sebastian Bach & Penny Bennett (3:25)
  3. 3 Pezzo capriccioso, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in B minor, Op. 62 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Vienna Symphony Orchestra (9:11)
  4. 4 Vocalise, transcriptions for various instruments, Op. 34/14 - Sergey Rachmaninov & Penny Bennett (7:15)
  5. 5 Suite for solo cello No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012: Gigue - Johann Sebastian Bach & Penny Bennett (4:05)
  6. 6 Sonata for cello & piano No. 5 in D major, Op. 102/2: Allegro con brio - Ludwig van Beethoven & Pablo Casals (7:56)
  7. 7 Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b/2 (Op. 101): 3. Rondo (Allegro) - Franz Joseph Haydn & Penny Bennett (5:51)
  8. 8 Sonata for cello & continuo No. 4 in B flat major (Six Sonatas No. 4), Op. 14/4, RV 45: 3. Largo - Antonio Vivaldi & Penny Bennett (4:39)
  9. 9 Intermezzo, arranged for cello & piano by Cassadó (from "Goyescas") - Enriqué Granados & Penny Bennett (4:04)
  10. 10 Silent Woods (Klid), for cello & orchestra (arr. from From the Bohemian Forest, B. 133), B. 182 (Op. 68/5) - Antonin Dvorák & Penny Bennett (6:09)
  11. 11 Introduction and Polonaise brillante for cello & piano in C major, Op. 3, CT. 148 - Frédéric Chopin & Penny Bennett (7:48)
  12. 12 The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan) - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov & Penny Bennett (1:14)
  13. 13 Cello Concerto No.1 in D major, Op. 8: 2. Andante - Scherzo - Victor Herbert & Neville Marriner (6:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6) - Franz Schubert & Penny Bennett (5:31)
  2. 2–3 Adagio & Allegro for horn (or violin or cello) & piano in A flat major, Op. 70 - Robert Schumann & Penny Bennett (9:34)
  3. 3 Nocturne for string orchestra (arranged by Malcolm Sargent from String Quartet No. 2) - Alexander Borodin & Penny Bennett (4:04)
  4. 4 Sonata for arpeggione & piano in A minor ("Arpeggione Sonata"), D. 821: 3. Allegretto - Benjamin Britten & Franz Schubert (10:32)
  5. 5 Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47 - Max Bruch & Vladimir Ashkenazy (10:12)
  6. 6 Scherzo-tarantelle, for violin & piano in G minor, Op. 16 - Henryk Wieniawski & Penny Bennett (4:47)
  7. 7 Pieces for Children Big and Small (12), for piano, 4 hands, Op. 85: Abendlied - Robert Schumann & Penny Bennett (3:57)
  8. 8 Guitarre, for piano, Op 45 - Moritz Moszkowski & Penny Bennett (3:05)
  9. 9 Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24 - Gabriel Fauré & Penny Bennett (6:49)
  10. 10 Irish Tune from County Derry - Anonymous & Penny Bennett (3:44)
  11. 11 Ritual Fire Dance, for orchestra (from "El Amor brujo") - Manuel de Falla & Penny Bennett (3:12)
  12. 12 Elite Syncopations, for piano - Scott Joplin & Penny Bennett (2:50)
  13. 13 Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1 - Gabriel Fauré & Penny Bennett (3:06)
  14. 14 Quatuor pour la fin du temps, for violin, cello, clarinet & piano, I/22: Louange al'Eternite de Jesus - Jean Françaix & Olivier Messiaen (8:18)
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