Mischa & Lily Maisky: 20th Century Classics (2CD)

Deutsche Grammophon
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Mischa Maisky, Lily Maisky

This very personal album, dedicated to Mischa Maisky’s young son Mateo, features all new recordings with his daughter Lily Maisky (piano).

The album takes listeners on a captivating journey through works from the 20th century. Original compositions and arrangements for cello reveal the diversity of an event-filled age with a cellist whose mastery of the cantabile and dance-like qualities of the repertoire is breathtaking.

Includes a second disc with a multi-track recording of Bachianas Brasileiras no.1 by Villa-Lobos, with Mischa playing all eight cello parts - a truly captivating interpretation.

Also on CD 2, a world premiere recording: the fascinating Cello Concerto by Benjamin Yusupov a recording with the Lucerner Sinfonieorchester under the direction of the composer himself.

20-page booklet with liner notes by musicologist Wolfgang Rathert (En/De) and a text by the composer Yusupov himself introducing his Cello Concerto (En).

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  • Bartok, Bela
    Romanian folk dances (6) for piano, Sz56 BB68 (arr. cello and piano)
  • Bloch, Ernest
    From Jewish Life
    » no.1 Prayer
  • Britten, Benjamin
    Cello Sonata in C major, op.65
  • Piazzolla, Astor
    Le Grand Tango
  • Prokofiev, Sergei
    Romeo and Juliet, op.64
    » Dance of the Girls with Lilies
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri
    The Limpid Stream: Ballet Suite op.39a
    » IV Adagio
  • Stravinsky, Igor
    » Russian maiden's song (arr. Markevitch)
  • Villa-Lobos, Heitor
    Bachianas Brasileiras no.1
    » II Preludio (Modinha)
  • Webern, Anton
    Little Pieces (3) for cello and piano, op.11
    Pieces (2) for cello and piano
  • Yusupov, Benjamin
    Cello Concerto