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The Romantic Cello: Concertos & Showpieces by Dvorák, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Chopin et al. / Zara Nelsova, Julius Berger, Luca Fiorentini et al.; Various Artists

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191
>Dvorak, Antonin : From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33
>Fauré, Gabriel : Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonata for cello & piano no 1 in B flat major, Op. 45
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas
>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (3 Fantasy Pieces) for clarinet (or cello or violin) & piano, Op. 73
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : The Golden Cuckerel
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 51
>Chopin, Frédéric : Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3
>Falla, Manuel de : Suite Populaire Espagnole
>Debussy, Claude : Sonata for Cello and Piano
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Notes & Reviews:

This invaluable survey of that most Romantic of instruments includes both the classic concertos of the era, by Dvorák and Saint-Saëns, as well as a generous selection of encores and showpieces, performed by a variety of cellists from this and earlier generations. Including Zara Nelsova, in whose classic interpretation of the Dvorák one may readily hear the admiration evinced by the composer's friend Brahms who, on hearing the work, remarked that he would have composed a concerto for the instrument himself had he realized the possibilities inherent in a combination that may present certain problems of balance, pitting the mellow voice of the solo instrument against a full orchestra, but that yet may be overcome through a sensitive songfulness that came beautifully and naturally to Dvorák. Brahms, of course, can be considered to have made good his omission with the late flowering of the Double Concerto. His expansive E minor Sonata is here, alongside the deft turns of Mendelssohn's first sonata (in a performance by Luca Fiorentini on a rare Strad cello), as well as more lyrical sonatas by Chopin and Rachmaninoff, treasured by cellists for their juicy melodies and the opportunity to engage with the idioms of composers who largely wrote for the piano. The last disc opens with perhaps the most famous of all cello encores, The Swan, from Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals, which seems perfectly to capture the potential both for melancholy and for imitation of the human voice which places the cello alone among the string family. The most beautiful cello music of Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Dvorák, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and many more.


Works:

Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Zara Nelsova (Cello)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Bohemia

From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68/B 133: no 5, Silent Woods by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Zara Nelsova (Cello)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: Bohemia

Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Zara Nelsova (Cello)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895; USA

Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Julius Berger (Cello)
Conductor: Florian Merz
Orchestra/Ensemble: South Westphalia Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850; Germany
Date of Recording: 1994
Venue: Schütz Hall, Hilchenbach, Germany
Length: 21 Minutes 58 Secs.

Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1830; Poland

Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer: Klára Würtz (Piano), Timora Rosler (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915; France

Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
Conductor: Dwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872; France

Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
Conductor: Dwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881; Liverpool, England

Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
Conductor: Dwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; France

Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
Conductor: Dwight Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zilina State Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876; Russia

Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915; Spain

Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915; Spain

Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915; Spain

Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915; Spain

Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer: Klára Würtz (Piano), Timora Rosler (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915; Spain

Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer: Klára Würtz (Piano), Timora Rosler (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915; Spain

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in B flat major, Op. 45 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Luca Fiorentini (Cello), Stefania Redaelli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838; Germany

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria

Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; France

Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Performer: Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1914-1916; Spain

Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexander Russakovsky (Cello), Amber Shay Nicholson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901; Russia

Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Vittorio Ceccanti (Cello), Simone Gragnani (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Herre-Jan Stegenga (Cello), Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1865; Austria

Golden Cockerel: Hymn to the sun by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1907; Russia

Pezzo capriccioso in B minor, Op. 62 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Written: 1887

Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912-1915; Russia

Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Wladislav Warenberg (Cello), Sara Crombach (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849; Germany



Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (01/02/2012-01/04/2012); Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (01/02/2012-01/04/2012); Fazioli Hall, Sacile, Italy (01/02/2012-01/04/2012); Remonstrantse Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (01/02/2012-01/04/2012); Rsch Recital Hall at SUNY, Fredonia, Italy (01/02/2012-01/04/2012); Sala Congressi del Parco naturalistico in Onara, Padua, (01/02/2012-01/04/2012); Schützenhalle Hilchenbach, Germany (01/02/2012-01/04/2012); St. Louis (01/02/2012-01/04/2012); Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy (01/02/2012-01/04/2012); Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (01/19/2013-01/23/2013); Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (01/19/2013-01/23/2013); Fazioli Hall, Sacile, Italy (01/19/2013-01/23/2013); Remonstrantse Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (01/19/2013-01/23/2013); Rsch Recital Hall at SUNY, Fredonia, Italy (01/19/2013-01/23/2013); Sala Congressi del Parco naturalistico in Onara, Padua, (01/19/2013-01/23/2013); Schützenhalle Hilchenbach, Germany (01/19/2013-01/23/2013); St. Louis (01/19/2013-01/23/2013); Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy (01/19/2013-01/23/2013); Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (05/29/2001-05/30/2001); Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (05/29/2001-05/30/2001); Fazioli Hall, Sacile, Italy (05/29/2001-05/30/2001); Remonstrantse Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (05/29/2001-05/30/2001); Rsch Recital Hall at SUNY, Fredonia, Italy (05/29/2001-05/30/2001); Sala Congressi del Parco naturalistico in Onara, Padua, (05/29/2001-05/30/2001); Schützenhalle Hilchenbach, Germany (05/29/2001-05/30/2001); St. Louis (05/29/2001-05/30/2001); Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy (05/29/2001-05/30/2001); Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (05/29/2012/05/30/2012); Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (05/29/2012/05/30/2012); Fazioli Hall, Sacile, Italy (05/29/2012/05/30/2012); Remonstrantse Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (05/29/2012/05/30/2012); Rsch Recital Hall at SUNY, Fredonia, Italy (05/29/2012/05/30/2012); Sala Congressi del Parco naturalistico in Onara, Padua, (05/29/2012/05/30/2012); Schützenhalle Hilchenbach, Germany (05/29/2012/05/30/2012); St. Louis (05/29/2012/05/30/2012); Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy (05/29/2012/05/30/2012); Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (06/28/2000); Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (06/28/2000); Fazioli Hall, Sacile, Italy (06/28/2000); Remonstrantse Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (06/28/2000); Rsch Recital Hall at SUNY, Fredonia, Italy (06/28/2000); Sala Congressi del Parco naturalistico in Onara, Padua, (06/28/2000); Schützenhalle Hilchenbach, Germany (06/28/2000); St. Louis (06/28/2000); Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy (06/28/2000); Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (08/30/1994-09/03/1994); Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (08/30/1994-09/03/1994); Fazioli Hall, Sacile, Italy (08/30/1994-09/03/1994); Remonstrantse Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (08/30/1994-09/03/1994); Rsch Recital Hall at SUNY, Fredonia, Italy (08/30/1994-09/03/1994); Sala Congressi del Parco naturalistico in Onara, Padua, (08/30/1994-09/03/1994); Schützenhalle Hilchenbach, Germany (08/30/1994-09/03/1994); St. Louis (08/30/1994-09/03/1994); Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy (08/30/1994-09/03/1994); Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (09/2006); Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (09/2006); Fazioli Hall, Sacile, Italy (09/2006); Remonstrantse Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (09/2006); Rsch Recital Hall at SUNY, Fredonia, Italy (09/2006); Sala Congressi del Parco naturalistico in Onara, Padua, (09/2006); Schützenhalle Hilchenbach, Germany (09/2006); St. Louis (09/2006); Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy (09/2006); Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (10/02/2000-10/04/2000); Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (10/02/2000-10/04/2000); Fazioli Hall, Sacile, Italy (10/02/2000-10/04/2000); Remonstrantse Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (10/02/2000-10/04/2000); Rsch Recital Hall at SUNY, Fredonia, Italy (10/02/2000-10/04/2000); Sala Congressi del Parco naturalistico in Onara, Padua, (10/02/2000-10/04/2000); Schützenhalle Hilchenbach, Germany (10/02/2000-10/04/2000); St. Louis (10/02/2000-10/04/2000); Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy (10/02/2000-10/04/2000); Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (1977); Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (1977); Fazioli Hall, Sacile, Italy (1977); Remonstrantse Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (1977); Rsch Recital Hall at SUNY, Fredonia, Italy (1977); Sala Congressi del Parco naturalistico in Onara, Padua, (1977); Schützenhalle Hilchenbach, Germany (1977); St. Louis (1977); Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy (1977).



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>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191
  • Performer: Zara Nelsova (Cello)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 37 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Dvorak, Antonin : From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68
  • Performer: Zara Nelsova (Cello)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/28/1893

>Dvorak, Antonin : Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94
  • Performer: Zara Nelsova (Cello)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
  • Performer: Julius Berger (Cello)
  • Conductor: Florian Merz
  • Notes: Schützenhalle Hilchenbach, Germany (08/30/1994-09/03/1994)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1850

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33
  • Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
  • Conductor: Dwight Bennett
  • Notes: Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (10/02/2000-10/04/2000)
  • Running Time: 18 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1872

>Fauré, Gabriel : Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24
  • Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
  • Conductor: Dwight Bennett
  • Notes: Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (10/02/2000-10/04/2000)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
  • Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
  • Conductor: Dwight Bennett
  • Notes: Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (10/02/2000-10/04/2000)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33
  • Performer: Timora Rosler (Cello)
  • Conductor: Dwight Bennett
  • Notes: Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Czech Republic (10/02/2000-10/04/2000)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69
  • Performers: Timora Rosler (Cello); Klára Würtz (Piano)
  • Notes: Sala Conggressi del Parco naturalistico in Onara, Padua, Italy (01/19/2013-01/23/2013)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807-1808

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonata for cello & piano no 1 in B flat major, Op. 45
  • Performers: Luca Fiorentini (Cello); Steffania Redaelli (Piano)
  • Notes: Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona, Italy (01/02/2012-01/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/13/1838

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38
  • Performers: Philippe Entremont (Piano); Herre-Jan Stegenga (Cello)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1865

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65
  • Performers: Vittorio Ceccanti (Cello); Simone Gragnani (Piano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845-1846

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19
  • Performers: Amber Nicholson (Piano); Alexander Russakovsky (Cello)
  • Notes: Rosch Recital Hall at SUNY, Fredonia, Italy (05/29/2012-05/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
  • Performers: Sara Crombach (Piano); Vladislaw Warenberg (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas :: Intermezzo
  • Performers: Sara Crombach (Piano); Vladislaw Warenberg (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1913-1915

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (3 Fantasy Pieces) for clarinet (or cello or violin) & piano, Op. 73
  • Performers: Sara Crombach (Piano); Vladislaw Warenberg (Cello)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
  • Performers: Sara Crombach (Piano); Vladislaw Warenberg (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62
  • Performers: Sara Crombach (Piano); Vladislaw Warenberg (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : The Golden Cuckerel :: Hymn to the Sun
  • Performers: Sara Crombach (Piano); Vladislaw Warenberg (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1906-1907

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 51
  • Performers: Sara Crombach (Piano); Vladislaw Warenberg (Cello)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1882

>Chopin, Frédéric : Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3
  • Performers: Timora Rosler (Cello); Klára Würtz (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (05/29/2001-05/30/2001)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829-1830

>Falla, Manuel de : Suite Populaire Espagnole
  • Performers: Timora Rosler (Cello); Klára Würtz (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (05/29/2001-05/30/2001)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926

>Debussy, Claude : Sonata for Cello and Piano
  • Performers: Timora Rosler (Cello); Klára Würtz (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (05/29/2001-05/30/2001)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915