Cello Concertos (15CD)

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This set brings together outstanding performances of landmark works from the full range of the cello concerto’s relatively short history, from the Baroque to the end of the last century. Before 1800 few important cello concertos were written – with the exception of works by composers of stature such as C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Boccherini and Vivaldi. The latter’s typically inventive and diverse cello concertos with eloquent slow movements are almost certainly the very first composed for this instrument.

That most of the great cello concertos were composed after the Baroque or Classical period is rather ironic, since the ever-larger orchestral forces of the 19th century and beyond required much more care from the composer to avoid overwhelming the solo cellist in the lower register. Dvořák scored his magnificent Cello Concerto (1894–5) for a weighty orchestration, containing three trombones and tuba, but his experience enabled him to judiciously manage the solo/orchestra balance. The result is an epic work brimming with melodies and embracing a wide range of emotions. Alongside Dvořák, Schumann and Saint-Saëns brought full recognition to cello concertos. In 1850, Schumann’s Cello Concerto became the first major concerto for this instrument since Boccherini’s examples from 1780.

20th-century composers have made the cello a standard concerto instrument. Among the most notable from the first half of the century is Elgar’s, composed in 1919, in which the English composer explores introspective and meditative expression.

Polish composer Witold Lutosławski, one of the outstanding musical minds of the latter half of the 20th century, employs avant-garde techniques in his concerto (1969–70) along with the typical drama of soloist/orchestra confrontation.

Recorded 1974, 1991, 1994–2001, 2005, 2007–2011 & 2014 in Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia & UK

Contains new liner notes by Philip Borg Wheeler on the composers and music.

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Tracklisting:

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D minor, RV405

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G minor, RV417

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D Major, RV403

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in F major, RV 410

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A minor, RV420

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto for piccolo cello, strings & continuo in G major RV 414

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G minor, RV416

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A minor, RV418

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in C minor, RV401

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G major, RV413

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Porpora: Cello Concerto in G major

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Monn: Cello Concerto in G minor

  • Soloists of Cappella Neapolitana
  • Adriano Maria Fazio (cello)

Platti: Cello Concerto in A (D‐WD654)

  • Ensemble Cordia
  • Stefano Veggetti (cello)

Platti: Concerto grosso in D (D‐WD 538)

  • Ensemble Cordia
  • Franziska Romaner (cello)

Platti: Concerto for cello & orchestra in D minor, Op. 657

  • Ensemble Cordia
  • Stefano Veggetti (cello)

Platti: Concerto grosso in C (D‐WD 539)

  • Ensemble Cordia
  • Stefano Veggetti (cello)

Platti: Cello Concerto in D (D‐WD 650)

  • Ensemble Cordia
  • Stefano Veggetti (cello)

Leo: Cello Concerto in D major, L10

  • Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim
  • Vladislav Czarnecki
  • Julius Berger (cello)

Leo: Cello Concerto in A major, L20

  • Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim
  • Vladislav Czarnecki
  • Julius Berger (cello)

Leo: Sinfonia concertante in C minor for cello & strings, L30

  • Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim
  • Vladislav Czarnecki
  • Julius Berger (cello)

Bach, C P E: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Wq. 170 (H432)

  • Scottish Ensemble
  • Jonathan Morton
  • Raphael Wallfisch (cello)

Bach, C P E: Cello Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Wq. 171 (H436)

  • Scottish Ensemble
  • Jonathan Morton
  • Raphael Wallfisch (cello)

Bach, C P E: Cello Concerto No. 3 in A major, Wq. 172 (H439)

  • Scottish Ensemble
  • Jonathan Morton
  • Raphael Wallfisch (cello)

Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 6 in D major, G479

  • Accademia i Filarmonici di Verona
  • Enrico Bronzi
  • Enrico Bronzi (cello)

Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 7 in G major, G480

  • Accademia i Filarmonici di Verona
  • Enrico Bronzi
  • Enrico Bronzi (cello)

Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 4 in C major, G477

  • Accademia i Filarmonici di Verona
  • Enrico Bronzi
  • Enrico Bronzi (cello)

Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major, G482

  • Accademia i Filarmonici di Verona
  • Enrico Bronzi
  • Enrico Bronzi (cello)

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1

  • Virtuosi Saxoniae
  • Ludwig Güttler
  • Jan Vogler (cello)

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101)

  • Virtuosi Saxoniae
  • Ludwig Güttler
  • Jan Vogler (cello)

Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major, Hob.VIIb:4

  • Virtuosi Saxoniae
  • Ludwig Güttler
  • Jan Vogler (cello)

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

  • Žilina Chamber Orchestra
  • Dwight Bennett
  • Timora Rosler (cello)

Fauré: Élégie in C minor, Op. 24

  • Žilina Chamber Orchestra
  • Dwight Bennett
  • Timora Rosler (cello)

Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47

  • Žilina Chamber Orchestra
  • Dwight Bennett
  • Timora Rosler (cello)

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Igor Golovschin
  • Alexander Rudin (cello)

Tchaikovsky: Nocturne for cello & small orchestra (or cello & piano), Op. 19 No. 4

  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Igor Golovschin
  • Alexander Rudin (cello)

Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62 for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano)

  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Igor Golovschin
  • Alexander Rudin (cello)

Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)

  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Igor Golovschin
  • Alexander Rudin (cello)

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Igor Golovschin
  • Alexander Rudin (cello)
  • revised version by W. Fitzenhagen

Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 49

  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Igor Golovschin
  • Alexander Rudin (cello)

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

  • Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Walter Susskind
  • Zara Nelsova (cello)

Dvorak: Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5

  • Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Walter Susskind
  • Zara Nelsova (cello)

Dvorak: Rondo in G minor for cello & orchestra, Op. 94, B. 181

  • Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Walter Susskind
  • Zara Nelsova (cello)

Bloch, E: Schelomo

  • Russian State Symphony Orchestra
  • Evgeny Svetlanov
  • Alexander Kniazev (cello)

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Michael Halász
  • Maria Kliegel (cello)

Finzi: Cello Concerto, Op. 40

  • Northern Sinfonia
  • Howard Griffiths
  • Tim Hugh (cello)

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107

  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Valery Polyansky
  • Alexander Ivashkin (cello)

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 126

  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Valery Polyansky
  • Alexander Ivashkin (cello)

Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor

  • Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
  • Michael Halász
  • Maria Kliegel (cello)

Lutosławski: Cello Concerto

  • Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Antoni Wit
  • Andrzej Bauer (cello)

Ginastera: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 50

  • Bamberger Symphoniker
  • Lothar Zagrosek
  • Mark Kosower (cello)

Ginastera: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 36

  • Bamberger Symphoniker
  • Lothar Zagrosek
  • Mark Kosower (cello)

Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 77

  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Igor Golovschin
  • Alexander Rudin (cello)

Khachaturian: Cello Concerto in E minor

  • Moscow City Symphony Orchestra
  • Maxim Fedotov
  • Dmitry Yablonsky (cello)