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Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85; Tchaikovsky: 'Rococo' Variations, Op. 33; Nocturne for cello & orchestra; Andante Cantabile; Pezzo Capriccioso / Johannes Moser, cello; Orch. de la Suisse Romande

Audio Samples

  1. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio - Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: II. Lento - Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro ma non troppo
  5. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33, TH 57 (Original Version): Thema. Moderato assai quasi andante $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33, TH 57 (Original Version): Theme. Moderato simplice $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33, TH 57 (Original Version): Var. 1, Tempo della thema $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33, TH 57 (Original Version): Var. 2, Tempo della thema $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33, TH 57 (Original Version): Var. 3, Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33, TH 57 (Original Version): Var. 4, Allegro vivo $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33, TH 57 (Original Version): Var. 5, Andante grazioso $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33, TH 57 (Original Version): Var. 6, Allegro moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33, TH 57 (Original Version): Var. 7, Andante sostenuto $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33, TH 57 (Original Version): Var. 8 & Coda. Allegro moderato con anima $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — 6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133: No. 4, Nocturne (Version for Cello & Orchestra) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11, TH 111: II. Andante cantabile (Version for Cello & String Orchestra) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Elgar & Tchaikovsky — Pezzo capriccioso in B Minor, Op. 62, TH 62 $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 11
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The profoundly moving, elegiac lyricism of Elgar and the wistful charm and brilliance of Tchaikovsky are on full display in this irresistible new release from Pentatone played with consummate virtuosity by the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Andrew Manze. Composed at the end of the First World War, Elgar's powerful Cello Concerto in E minor is one of his best-loved and most deeply-felt works. The soloist's wrenching chords which open the work announce a mood of profound resignation and loss - gone is the youthful swagger of his earlier works, replaced instead with lonely introspection and longing, especially in the sublimely beautiful Adagio. The cello is given free rein in the vigorous final movement but the opening mood prevails as an anguished outburst from the cello brings the work to a close. No such dejection hangs over Tchaikovsky's delightful Variations on a Rococo Theme which ooze elegance, ineffable charm and daring displays of technical brilliance. While teh Pezzo capriccioso finds Tchaikovsky in a more restrained mood, with the Nocturne and Andante Cantabile he wears his romantic heart full on his sleeve. The great Russian writer Leon Tolstoy is said to have wept when he heard the Andante Cantabile and its sumptuous theme shows Tchaikovsky's unerring gift for haunting melodies. It remains a special gem in the repertoire. The cellist Johannes Moser is no stranger to these works. Winner of the top prize at the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition, he was also awarded the Special Prize for his interpretation of the Variations on a Rococo Theme. Described by Gramophone as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists" and by the LA Times as a musician who "...connects with the audience in a way that only great artists do", this is Moser's third recording for Pentatone.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland (07/2016).



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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Johannes Moser (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Ensemble: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Running Time: 27 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33
  • Performer: Johannes Moser (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Running Time: 9 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19
  • Performer: Johannes Moser (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 11 :: Andante Cantabile
  • Performer: Johannes Moser (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Running Time: 6 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62
  • Performer: Johannes Moser (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887