Notes & Reviews:
When it was originally released in 1995, this album was the very first to be devoted to works for cello ensemble, a genre which has since become much more popular. The release includes mainly works of the Romantic school, with gorgeous melodies and rich harmonies from the four cellos, for example in the Mainardi Notturno and the works by Marie Dare. Many of the pieces here were first recordings and these still remain the only recordings for some. Variety is provided by neo-classical pieces by Rodrigo and Aeschbacher, and the classical-period Trio by Cervetto. Cello Spice was an ensemble of four leading cellists from Scottish orchestras, including Gillian Copp, Alison Lawrance, John Davidson and Mark Bailey, now best known for his work with the Edinburgh Quartet.