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Singing Cello - Art songs by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Suk, Mahler, Rachmaninov, de Falla, Liszt, Fauré, Kreisler performed by cello & piano / Istvan Vardai, cello; Julien Quentin, piano

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Mondnacht ("Es war als hätt der Himmel..."), song for voice & piano (Liederkreis), Op. 39/5
>Schumann, Robert : Zwielicht ("Dämm'rung will die Flügel spreiten"), song for voice & piano (Liederkreis), Op. 39/10
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Albumblatt for piano in E minor, Op. 117
>Suk, Josef : Serenade for cello & piano in A major, Op. 3/2
>Mahler, Gustav : Die zwei blauen Augen, song for low voice & piano (or orchestra) (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen No
>Mahler, Gustav : Ich hab'ein glühend Messer, song for low voice & piano (or orchestra) (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesell
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Pieces (2) for cello & piano, Op. 2
>Falla, Manuel de : Suite Populaire Espagnole
>Liszt, Franz : Romance oubliée, for viola (or violin, or cello) & piano, S. 132 (LW D16)
>Fauré, Gabriel : Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1
>Schumann, Robert : Wehmut ("Ich kann wohl manchmal singen"), song for voice & piano (Liederkreis), Op. 39/9
>Schumann, Robert : Auf einer Burg ("Eingeschlafen auf der Lauer"), song for voice & piano (Liederkreis), Op. 39/7
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
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Notes & Reviews:

"Cantare!" - was the instruction Verdi often gave orchestral players. A member of the cello section took this to heart all his life. His name was Arturo Toscanini who, as a conductor, always strived to make orchestral players 'sing'. and this is what many excellent instrumental musicians do, whenever they play an original work for the instrument or a transcription. This programme by the baritone of the string family also proves that one cannot get tired of instrumental singing.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
There is a feeling of vocality. The Mendelssohn 'Albumblatt', the Suk Serenade, Op. 3:2, and the two Rachmaninoff Pieces, Op. 2 were actually written for the cello. Most of the other pieces are transcriptions from songs, the Schumann from his Liederkreis, Op. 39, the Mahler from Songs of a Wayfarer.

All of this music is pleasant to hear and supports the reputation of the cello as a singing instrument. Vardai is a young and talented player who puts the music across with enthusiasm, joined by the just as polished Quentin. The sound is on Hungaroton's usual high level, so if a program of this nature agrees with you, by all means sing along.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015).



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>Schumann, Robert : Mondnacht ("Es war als hätt der Himmel..."), song for voice & piano (Liederkreis), Op. 39/5
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Zwielicht ("Dämm'rung will die Flügel spreiten"), song for voice & piano (Liederkreis), Op. 39/10
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Albumblatt for piano in E minor, Op. 117
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?06/1836-07/1836

>Suk, Josef : Serenade for cello & piano in A major, Op. 3/2
  • Performers: Julien Quentin (Piano); István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mahler, Gustav : Die zwei blauen Augen, song for low voice & piano (or orchestra) (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen No
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?12/1883-?/1885

>Mahler, Gustav : Ich hab'ein glühend Messer, song for low voice & piano (or orchestra) (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesell
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?12/1883-?/1885

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Pieces (2) for cello & piano, Op. 2
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Falla, Manuel de : Suite Populaire Espagnole
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926

>Liszt, Franz : Romance oubliée, for viola (or violin, or cello) & piano, S. 132 (LW D16)
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Fauré, Gabriel : Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Schumann, Robert : Wehmut ("Ich kann wohl manchmal singen"), song for voice & piano (Liederkreis), Op. 39/9
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Auf einer Burg ("Eingeschlafen auf der Lauer"), song for voice & piano (Liederkreis), Op. 39/7
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Performer: István Várdai (Cello)
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studio (04/17/2015-04/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910