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Cello Variations - works by Martinu, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Popper, Rossini, Beethoven / Istvan Vardai, cello; Walter Delahunt, piano

Album Summary

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Variations on a theme of Rossini for Cello and Piano
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Variations on a Slovak folksong for Cello and Piano
>Popper, David : Fantasy on Russian Themes for cello & piano
>Rossini, Gioachino : Sins of Old Age, Book 9, for piano, violin, cello, harmonium et al.
>Paganini, Niccolò : Introduction and Variations on "Dal tuo stellato soglio" from Rossini's "Mose", for violin & guitar
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

  • The young Hungarian cello virtuoso Istvan Vardai has won numerous international competition prizes since 2000, the latest being the highly prestigious 2012 PRIX Montblanc.
  • The Kronberg Academy prepares exceptionally gifted young violinists, violists and cellists for solo careers on the world stage.
  • Mr. Vardai is partnered here with the distinguished Canadian pianist Walter Delahunt.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
We end with a Paganini piece based on a theme from Rossini's Mose in Egitto. Originally for violin and orchestra, it employed only the violin's low G string, thereby inspiring cellists to use their high A string, preferable to transposing it down an octave. The results are most impressive when Vardai commands played with the panache and accuracy. Finally there is audience applause. This is a most enjoyable and beautifully arranged program played with perfection.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2012-09-29_2012-10-02&2013-).



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Works Details

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Variations on a theme of Rossini for Cello and Piano
  • Performers: Walter Delahunt (Piano); István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2012-09-29_2012-10-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 10/1942

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17
  • Performers: Walter Delahunt (Piano); István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2012-09-29_2012-10-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/30/1829

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66
  • Performers: Walter Delahunt (Piano); István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2012-09-29_2012-10-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Variations on a Slovak folksong for Cello and Piano
  • Performers: Walter Delahunt (Piano); István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2012-09-29_2012-10-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 03/12/1959

>Popper, David : Fantasy on Russian Themes for cello & piano
  • Performers: Walter Delahunt (Piano); István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2012-09-29_2012-10-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rossini, Gioachino : Sins of Old Age, Book 9, for piano, violin, cello, harmonium et al. :: Thème et variations, for piano & cello in A minor (Péchés de vieillesse, book 9)
  • Performers: Walter Delahunt (Piano); István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2012-09-29_2012-10-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Introduction and Variations on "Dal tuo stellato soglio" from Rossini's "Mosè", for violin & guitar
  • Performers: Walter Delahunt (Piano); István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2012-09-29_2012-10-02&2013-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1819