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historic musical bits: Paul Tortelier “Cello Sonata in D minor” by Debussy (1959)


Paul Tortelier “Cello Sonata D minor” Debussy

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make music part of your llife series: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture


Jacqueline du Pré plays Schumann – Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129|NY Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conducting: great compositions/performances


Jacqueline du Pré plays Schumann – Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 (1/2)

Jacqueline du Pré plays Schumann – Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

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Horowitz plays Schumann Blumenstück (1966 live): great compositions/performances


Horowitz plays Schumann Blumenstück (1966 live)

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 16 in D Major, K. 451 (Vladimir Ashkenazy),: great compositions/performances


Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 16 in D Major, K. 451 (Vladimir Ashkenazy)

Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto 1 & 2, Suite for Cello & Orchestra Op.16, and other works – S. Isserlis: make music part of your life series


Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto 1 & 2, Suite for Cello & Orchestra Op.16, and other works – S. Isserlis

Isaac Stern – Beethoven, Thriple Concerto For Piano, Violin, Cello & Orchestra Op.56: great compositions/performances


Isaac Stern – Beethoven, Thriple Concerto For Piano, Violin, Cello & Orchestra Op.56

Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 | Daniel Barenboim: great compositions/performances


Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 | Daniel Barenboim

Español: Sonata para Piano nº12 en La bemol Mayor, Op. 26

* 1st Movement (Andante con Variazioni)
* 2nd Movement (Scherzo, Allegro Molto)
* 3rd Movement (Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un Eroe)
* 4th Movement (Allegro)

Work: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloist: Daniel Barenhoim

Preston-Friedman-Kreger Trio Plays Beethoven Trio in B-flat Major, WoO 39: great compositions/performances


Preston-Friedman-Kreger Trio Plays Beethoven Trio in B-flat Major, WoO 39

Beethoven: Sonata cello & piano op. 102 nº 2. Rostropovich – Richter: great compositions/performances


Beethoven: Sonata cello & piano op. 102 nº 2. Rostropovich – Richter

Granados, Intermezzo from Goyescas – Jacqueline du Pré: great compositions/performances


Granados, Intermezzo from Goyescas – Jacqueline du Pré

Franz Schubert – Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double-bass, in A major, D 667 “The Trout: great compositions/performances


Franz Schubert – Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double-bass, in A major, D 667 “The Trout

STRAVINSKY – Suite Italienne: make music part of your life series



STRAVINSKY – Suite Italienne

Ludwig van Beethoven – 12 Variations on “See the Conqu’ring Hero comes” WoO 45: make music part of your life


Ludwig van Beethoven – 12 Variations on “See the Conqu’ring Hero comes” WoO 45

Prazak Quartet & Zemlinsky Quartet : Felix Mendelssohn String octet E-flat major Op. 20: great compositions/performances


Prazak Quartet & Zemlinsky Quartet : Felix Mendelssohn String octet E-flat major Op. 20

Jacqueline du Pre – Lalo cello concerto – part 1 (playlist of 4 videos): great compositions/performances


Jacqueline du Pre – Lalo cello concerto – part 1 (playlist of 4 videos)

Alexander Borodin: String Quartet no. 2 in D: Great compositions/performances


Alexander Borodin: String Quartet no. 2 in D

ANTONIN DVORAK.- Rhapsody en Re mayor Op. 45 Nº1: great compositions/performances



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ANTONIN DVORAK.- Rhapsody en Re mayor Op. 45 Nº1

ANTONIN DVORAK.-
Rhapsody en Re mayor Op. 45 Nº1

1. Allegro con moto
2. Allegro ma non troppo-Moderato
3. Andante maestoso-Allegro assai

Orquesta Filarmónica Checa
Director: Václav Neuman
Fecha y año de composición 1878
Dedicatoria Baron Paul von Dervies
Estilo Romantic

Instrumentación: Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Triangle, Harp, Violins I, Violins II, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses.

1878 fue un año importante para Antonín Dvorák : Dvorák amigo de Johannes Brahms le ayudó a levantar desde el pozo de la oscuridad haciendo los arreglos para la publicación alemana de sus Duetos moravos; en consecuencia, recibió el encargo del primer volumen de sus Danzas eslavas que, hasta el día de hoy, siguen siendo, junto con el “Nuevo Mundo” Symphony, Dvorák música más conocidas. Estos eventos marcan el inicio de Dvorák llamado períodos eslavo “(finales de 1870 a principios de 1880), durante el cual él respondió directamente a la demanda del público y de los deseos de su editor por componer música explícitamente bohemio / Checo / Morava de tono, el estilo, y en cierta medida, de diseño. Las tres eslava rapsodias para orquesta, op. 45, de 1878, son las más grandes manifestaciones de esa financieramente rentable vena musical.

El primero de los tres eslava rapsodias en re mayor, op. 45/1, fue compuesto durante febrero y marzo de 1878 y por lo tanto en realidad es anterior a las Danzas eslavas; N º 2 en sol menor y n º 3 en La bemol mayor que siguió en el otoño y principios del invierno, respectivamente. La orquesta empleada es bastante grande; el contingente habitual de los vientos y las cuerdas se ve aumentada por el arpa y una brigada de percusión de tamaño considerable. Las tres piezas se unen para formar un ciclo de clases, aunque casi nunca se oye hablar de ellos interpretados juntos como un conjunto.
La característica más memorable del N º 1 es el episodio-march como central, mientras que el No. 2 se distingue por sus numerosos cambios entre 3/4 y 4/4. La tercera eslava Rhapsody se abre con un solo de arpa cuya sustancia es inmediatamente absorbido por los instrumentos de viento, y procede a explorar una serie de melodías de buen carácter; la gran culminación parece disolverse elusively sin una resolución final, pero al final dos acordes brillantes dibujar la pieza a la cadencia que anhelamos

1878 was an important year for Antonín Dvorák: Dvorák friend Johannes Brahms helped him lift from the pit of darkness making arrangements for the German publication of his Moravian Duets; consequently, he was commissioned the first volume of his Slavonic Dances that until today, remain, along with the “New World” Symphony, Dvorák‘s music known. These events mark the beginning of Dvorák Slavonic called periods (late 1870s to early 1880s), during which he answered directly to the public demand and the wishes of his editor to compose music specifically Bohemian / Czech / Moravian tone , style, and to some extent, design. Slavic Three rhapsodies for orchestra, op. 45, 1878, are the largest demonstrations that financially rewarding musical vein.

The first of the three Slavonic Rhapsodies in D major, op. 45/1, was composed during February and March 1878 and therefore actually predates the Slavonic Dances; No. 2 in G minor and No. 3 in sun-flat major followed in the fall and early winter, respectively. The orchestra employed is quite large; the usual contingent of winds and strings is augmented by harp and percussion brigade of considerable size. The three pieces come together to form a cycle of classes, but almost never hear of them performed together as a whole.
The most memorable feature of the No. 1-march is the central episode, while No. 2 was distinguished by its many changes between 3.4 and 4.4. The third Slavonic Rhapsody opens with a harp solo whose substance is immediately absorbed by the wind instruments, and proceeds to explore a number of tunes of good character; seems to dissolve the grand climax elusively without a final resolution, but in the end two bright chords drawing the piece to the cadence that yearn

Bedřich Smetana – Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15: make music part of your life series


Peter Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33 (make music part of your life series)


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Peter Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
DIMITRI MASLENNIKOV (cello),
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin
CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH (conductor)

Yo-Yo Ma


Yo-Yo Ma

World-famous American cellist Yo-Yo Ma was born in France to Chinese parents in 1955. A musical prodigy, he gave a public recital in Paris at age six and his first performance at Carnegie Hall at age nine. He later attended the prestigious Julliard School of Music and ascended rapidly to the highest rank of international soloists, winning the Avery Fisher Prize in 1978. What became of a centuries-old cello valued at $2.5 million that Ma accidentally left in a New York City taxi in 1999? More… Discuss

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make music part of your life series: Leopold Hofmann – Cello Concerto in D major, Badley D3


 

 

 

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Leopold HofmannCello Concerto in D major, Badley D3

 

Tim Hugh (cello)
Northern Sinfonia
Leopold Hofmann – Cello Concerto in D major, Badley D3
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio un poco andante
III. Allegro molto

 

 

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make music part of your life series: F. GEMINIANI, Concerto Grosso No.12 in D minor “La Follia”, Ensemble 415


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F. GEMINIANI, Concerto Grosso No.12 in D minorLa Follia“, Ensemble 415

Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, 1687 – 1767

Concerto Grosso for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Strings & Continuo No. 12 in D minor “La Follia” (after Corelli Op.5/12) [Variations 1-8/Variations 9-14/Variations 15-24] 0:08

 

 

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HISTORIC PERFORMANCES: Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1 Op.33 In A Minor – Jacqueline Du pré


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Camille Saint-Saëns composed his Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 in 1872, when the composer was 37 years old. He wrote this work for the Belgian cellist, viola de gamba player and instrument maker Auguste Tolbecque. Tolbecque was part of a distinguished family of musicians closely associated with the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, France’s leading concert society. The concerto was first performed on January 19, 1873 at a conservatoire concert with Tolbecque as soloist. This was considered a mark of Saint-Saëns’ growing acceptance by the French musical establishment.

Sir Donald Francis Tovey later wrote “Here, for once, is a violoncello concerto in which the solo instrument displays every register without the slightest difficulty in penetrating the orchestra.” Many composers, including Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff, considered this concerto to be the greatest of all cello concertos.

The work can be split into three different sections as follows:

  1. Allegro non troppo
    The concerto begins unusually. Instead of the traditional orchestral introduction, the piece begins with one short chord from the orchestra. The cello follows, stating the main motif. Soon, countermelodies flow from both the orchestra and soloist, at times the two playfully “calling and answering” each other.
  2. Allegretto con moto
    This turbulent opening movement leads into a brief but highly original minuet, in which the strings are muted, and which contains a cello cadenza.
  3. Tempo primo
    A restatement of the opening material from the first movement opens the finale. While Saint-Saëns uses the finale mainly as a recapitulation of earlier material, he concludes it with the introduction of an entirely new idea for the cello.

Saint-Saëns very often uses the solo cello here as a declamatory instrument. This keeps the soloist in the dramatic and musical foreground, the orchestra offering a shimmering backdrop. The music is tremendously demanding for soloists, especially in the fast third section. This difficulty has not stopped the concerto from becoming a favourite of the great virtuoso cellists.

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Enescu – Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in F minor, Op. 26


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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: 
Enescu – Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in F minor, Op. 26 (1898)

[1] Allegro molto moderato
[2] Allegretto scherzando 14:30
[3] Molto andante 22:09
[4] Presto 34:16

Andrei Csaba (cello)
Dan Grigore (piano)

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Make Music Part of Your Life series: Gabriel Fauré – Élégie pour violoncelle et piano – Germaine Thyssens Valentin & Robert Salles


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Gabriel Fauré – Élégie pour violoncelle et piano
– Germaine Thyssens Valentin & Robert Salles

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Fauré in early middle age

The Élégie (Elegy), Op. 24, was written by the French composer Gabriel Fauré in 1880, and first published and performed in public in 1883. Originally for cello and piano, the piece was later orchestrated by Fauré. The work, in C minor, features a sad and sombre opening and climaxes with an intense, fast-paced central section, before the return of the elegiac opening theme.

Composition

In 1880, having completed his First Piano Quartet, Fauré began work on a cello sonata. It was his frequent practice to compose the slow movement of a work first, and he did so for the new sonata.[1] The completed movement was probably premiered at the salon of Camille Saint-Saëns in June 1880. The movement, like the quartet, is in the key of C minor. Whether the rest of the sonata would have been in that key is unknown: Fauré never completed it, and in January 1883 the slow movement was published as a stand-alone piece under the title Élégie.[1]

Jules Loeb, dedicatee and cellist at the premiere
Pablo Casals, who premiered the orchestral version

The first performance of the work under its new title was given at the Société Nationale de Musique in December 1883 by the composer and the cellist Jules Loeb to whom the piece is dedicated.[2][n 1] The Élégie was a great success from the outset,[1] and the conductor Édouard Colonne asked Fauré for a version for cello and orchestra. Fauré agreed, and that version was premiered at the Société Nationale in April 1901, with Pablo Casals as soloist and the composer as conductor.[2

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Mendelssohn Cello Sonata no.2 Natalia Gutman & Viacheslav Poprugin



Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy sonata for cello and piano op.58 in D major
1.Allegro assai vivace 0:02
2.Allegretto scherzando 8:48
3.Adagio 13:42
4.Molto allegro e vivace 18:15

Natalia Gutman cello
Viacheslav Poprugin piano

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Max Bruch – Cancona für Violoncello und Orchester op. 55



Max Bruch (1838-1920) – Cancona für Violoncello und Orchester B-Dur op. 55

Julius Berger – Violoncello
Nationales Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Polen
Antoni Wit – Dirigent

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MAKE MUSIC PART OF YOUR LIFE SERIES: Fritz Kreisler – Miniature Viennese March



Vienna Brahms Trio
Boris Kuschnir (violin), Orfeo Mandozzi (violoncello), Jasminka Stancul (piano)
Tempo di marcia
Palais Ferstl, Vienna, 9th December 2009

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Manuel de Falla – Suite populaire espagnole [Daniil Shafran, Nina Musinian]


 

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A cello player in the partially destroyed National Library, Sarajevo, during the war in 1992. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Suite populaire espagnole, arranged from “Siete Canciones populares españolas” (1914)

I. El Paño moruno [0:00]
II. Nana [2:05]
III. Cancion [4:49]
IV. Polo [6:06]
V. Asturiana

 

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Español: Estatua de Manuel de Falla en la Avenida de la Constitución de Granada (España). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

[7:25]
VI. Jota [9:57]

A suite for cello and piano, arranged by French cellist Maurice Maréchal (1892-1964) from a setting of popular songs by Spanish composer Manuel Falla (1876-1946).

Cellist: Daniil Shafran
Pianist: Nina Musinian

 

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Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49



Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49
in D minor / D-moll / en ré mineur (1839)

Klaviertrio Amsterdam
Klara Würtz, Piano
Joan Berkhemer, Violin
Nadia David, Cello

 

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847): Violin Concerto in D Minor



Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Violin Concerto in D Minor
ARTHUR GRUMIAUX – Violin

New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor:  Jan Krenz,  1972

 

Schubert – “Ständchen” D957



FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
*arrangement

Schwanengesang” D957

Lieder: “Ständchen” (Serenade) orginally for tenor and piano, arranged for cello and piano in D minor 

Performed by Anne Gastinel, cello
Claire Désert, piano

 

Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191



Antonín DvořákCello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 Complete All
The Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191, by Antonín Dvořák was the composer’s last solo concerto, and was written in 1894–1895 for his friend, the cellist Hanuš Wihan, but premiered by the English cellist Leo Stern
Structure
The piece is scored for a full romantic orchestra (with the exception of a 4th horn) containing two flutes (second doubling piccolo), two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, three horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle (last movement only), and strings, and is in the standard three-movement concerto format:
Allegro (B minor then B major)
Adagio, ma non troppo (G major)
Finale: Allegro moderato — Andante — Allegro vivo (B minor then B major)

 

Antonín Dvořák – Romance for Violin & Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11



Rudolf Firkusny, piano. Ruggiero Ricci, violin. Zara Nelsova, cello. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind

Antonín Dvořák – Romance for Violin & Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11 9’51

 

F.MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY- PIANO QUARTET in F minor Op.2- Adagio



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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847 ) Piano Quartet in F minor op.2 – Adagio.
The Schubert Ensemble of London:
William Howard : Piano .
Simon Blendis : Violin.
Douglas Paterson : Viola.
Jane Salmon : Cello.
Recording 1998, St,George”s Brandon Hill, Bristol.
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Photography / Artwork and Video :
PETER SCHNEIDER.
2012 .

 

Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97 BEETHOVEN, Trio in B flat major for Piano, Violin, Violoncello Op.97 “Erzherzog – Trio”


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Piano: Stefan Mendl 
Violin: Wolfgang Redik 
Violoncello: Marcus Trefny

Robert Schumann, Blumenstück – Sviatoslav Richter



Robert Schumann
Blumenstück op.19 (1839)
Sviatoslav Richter

Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D. 821 : Alexandre Debrus, cello & Alexander Mogilevsky, piano



Franz Schubert
Arpeggione sonata in A minor D. 821

1. Allegro moderato 14’20
2. Adagio 04’03
3. Allegretto 11’27

Alexandre Debrus, cello
Alexander Mogilevsky, piano

From the CD “Pavane Records” ref.: ADW 7541

http://www.alexandredebrus.com

Alexandre Debrus was born in 1976, into a family of musicians, his father Raoul Debrus and his mother Eliane Debrus-Boucher, were respectively lead viola and cello to the RTBF Symphony Orchestra in Belgium. At the age of four he started to play the cello under the guidance of his mother. He was studying with Luc Dewez (Mons and Waterloo in Belgium), Mischa Maisky (Siena), Mark Drobinsky (Siena and Paris), Yvan Monighetti (Basel) and Mstislav Rostropovich (Beloeil in Belgium). He gives numerous concerts in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, Serbia, Italy, Spain, Greece, the United States, Russia, Argentina, Japan and to China. He recorded 19 CD as soloist and with chamber music ensemble under different labels, such as Pavane Records, BMG-RCA, Victor Read Seal, EMI Classics and Artès Classics. Continue reading

Leopold Hofmann (1738-1793) Cello Concerto in D major (Badley D3) Tim Hugh Cello


Leopold Hofmann Cello Concerto in D major (Badley D3) Tim Hugh Cello

1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio un poco andante
3. Allegro molto

Tim Hugh Violoncello, Conductor
Northern Sinfonia
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Rie Sinclair – High Time (KGRL FPA Live Session) 720p HD



Rie Sinclair recorded her FPA Live Session @ Tranzformer Studio 09.22.09. C

Mixed and Engineered by Bryan Carlstrom. Allison Ash on piano and Noelle Crabtree on cello. Recorded with Sony HDR-FX1000 1080/30p

J.Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1 in C major – M. Rostropovich and Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields


 

 


Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich, KBE (Russian: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopol’dovič Rostropovič, pronounced [rəstrɐˈpɔvʲɪtɕ]; March 27, 1927 – April 27, 2007), known to close friends as Slava, was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He was married to the soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. He is widely considered to have been the greatest cellist of the second half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest of all time. In addition to his outstanding interpretations and technique, he was well-known for his commissions of new works which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before or since. He gave the premieres of over 100 pieces.[1]

Rostropovich was internationally recognized as a staunch advocate of human rights, and was awarded the 1974 Award of the International League of Human Rights.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mstislav_Rostropovich

The Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1, by Joseph Haydn was composed around 17611765 for longtime friend Joseph Franz Weigl, then the principal cellist of Prince Nicolaus‘s Esterházy Orchestra.

The work was presumed lost until 1961, when musicologist Oldřich Pulkert discovered a copy of the score at the Prague National Museum. Though some doubts have been raised about the authenticity of the work, most experts believe that Haydn did compose this concerto.
(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cello_Concerto_No._1_in_C_(Haydn)