Cello Swoon (2CD)

ABC Classics & Jazz
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Various Artists

For over 20 years, the ‘Swoon’ segment on ABC Classic FM’s Breakfast show has been a beloved oasis of calm and beauty, a chance to shut out the noise and busyness of everyday life, and drink in the loveliness of pure music. The first CD compilation cemented Swoon’s place in the hearts of the Australian public all those years ago, and it has remained the nation’s most popular classical brand ever since.

This double album presents some of Australia’s finest cellists playing over two hours of cello music to make you swoon, from the Baroque elegance of Bach’s cello suites and sweeping Classical concertos by Haydn, Dvořák and Elgar to modern minimalist masterpieces by Arvo Pärt and Ludovico Einaudi.  

Featuring soloists including Sally Maer, Li-Wei Qin, Catherine Jones and Umberto Clerici, and ensembles including the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian Haydn Ensemble and the Tasmanian, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.

Track Listing


PUCCINI O mio babbino caro
FIORENZA Cello Concerto in F major: III. Largo
TOURNIER Promenade à l’automne
BACH Cello Suite No. 2: IV. Sarabande
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor: 
II. Adagio ma non troppo
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme: Variation No. 3 
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme: Variation No. 6 
CASALS Song of the Birds
HORNER A Gift of a Thistle from Braveheart
HAYDN Cello Concerto in C major: II. Adagio
VIVALDI Concerto for Violin and Cello in G major: II. Andante
BOISMORTIER Sonata for Cello and Cello Continuo in D minor: I. Andante
TRADITIONAL Unst Bridal March


HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga
BIZET Pearl Fishers Duet
BACH Cello Suite No. 1: I. Prelude
ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor: 
I. Adagio – Moderato
PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel
DVOŘÁK Lasst mich allein
TRADITIONAL Wild Mountain Thyme
ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor: III. Adagio
EINAUDI I giorni
VIVALDI Cello Concerto in A minor: II. Largo
FIORENZA Cello Concerto in D major: III. Largo
BOISMORTIER Sonata for Cello and Cello Continuo in D minor: III. Sarabanda
FARRELLY Isle of Innisfree
BACH Sinfonia (Arioso) from Cantata BWV156