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The British Cello Phenomenon: A Survey of 29 Great Performers

Audio Samples

>Rossini, Gioachino : Guillaume Tell
>     Part 1.
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027
>     Adagio
>Godard, Benjamin : Jocelyn, Op 100
>     Berceuse
>Delius, Frederick : Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra
>     Elegy
>Popper, David : Polonaise de Concert for cello & piano, Op 14
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
>Popper, David : Hungarian Fantasy, for cello & piano
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>     Softly Wakes my Heart
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
>     Act 2. Vision Scene
>Massenet, Jules : Elégie
>     O doux printemps d'autrefois, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.1")
>Rubbra, Edmund : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor Op 60
>     Vivace flessibile
>Fauré, Gabriel : Elegie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
>Fauré, Gabriel : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 117
>     Andante
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Rubbra, Edmund : Soliloquy, Op. 57
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I masnadieri
>     Overture (Excerpt)
>Suppé, Franz von : Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821
>     Allegretto
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
>     Allemande
>     Courante
>Dutilleux, Henri : Strophes (3) sur le nom de Sacher
>     Strophe no 3
>Janacek, Leos [Composer] : Pohadka (Fairy Tale), for cello & piano ("The Story of Tsar Berendyey"), JW 7/5
>     III
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Paraphrase on Rossini's "Largo al factotum"
>Kodaly, Zoltan [Composer] : Sonata for solo cello, Op. 8
>     Allegro molto vivace
>Glière, Reinhold : Albumblatter (Album Leaves), for cello & piano, Op. 51
>     no 5
>     no 12
>Walton, William : Concerto for Cello
>     Allegro appassionato
>Fauré, Gabriel : Apres un reve, Op. 7 no 1
>Halvorsen, Johan : Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations in G minor after Handel
>     Theme and Va
>Wood, Henry J. : Fantasia on British Sea Songs
>     Tom Bowling
>Holst, Gustav : Invocation, Op. 19 no 2/H 75

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Guillaume Tell
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027
>Godard, Benjamin : Jocelyn, Op 100
>Delius, Frederick : Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra
>Popper, David : Polonaise de Concert for cello & piano, Op 14
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
>Popper, David : Hungarian Fantasy, for cello & piano
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
>Massenet, Jules : Elégie
>Rubbra, Edmund : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor Op 60
>Fauré, Gabriel : Elegie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
>Fauré, Gabriel : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 117
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Rubbra, Edmund : Soliloquy, Op. 57
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I masnadieri
>Suppé, Franz von : Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
>Dutilleux, Henri : Strophes (3) sur le nom de Sacher
>Janacek, Leos [Composer] : Pohadka (Fairy Tale), for cello & piano ("The Story of Tsar Berendyey"), JW 7/5
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Paraphrase on Rossini's "Largo al factotum"
>Kodaly, Zoltan [Composer] : Sonata for solo cello, Op. 8
>Glière, Reinhold : Albumblatter (Album Leaves), for cello & piano, Op. 51
>Walton, William : Concerto for Cello
>Fauré, Gabriel : Apres un reve, Op. 7 no 1
>Halvorsen, Johan : Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations in G minor after Handel
>Wood, Henry J. : Fantasia on British Sea Songs
>Holst, Gustav : Invocation, Op. 19 no 2/H 75
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Works Details

>Rossini, Gioachino : Guillaume Tell :: Part 1.
  • Performer: Douglas Cameron (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027 :: Adagio
  • Performers: Ethel Bartlett (Piano); John Barbirolli (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Godard, Benjamin : Jocelyn, Op 100 :: Berceuse
  • Performers: W.H. Squire (Cello); Hamilton Harty (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1888

>Delius, Frederick : Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra :: Elegy
  • Performer: Beatrice Harrison (Cello)
  • Conductor: Eric Fenby
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930

>Popper, David : Polonaise de Concert for cello & piano, Op 14
  • Performers: Cedric Sharpe (Cello); Cecil Dixon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
  • Performer: Felix Salmond (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Popper, David : Hungarian Fantasy, for cello & piano
  • Performers: Laurie Kennedy (Cello); Dorothy Kennedy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Softly Wakes my Heart
  • Performer: Anthony Pini (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Act 2. Vision Scene
  • Performer: Raymond Clark (Cello)
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Massenet, Jules : Elégie :: O doux printemps d'autrefois, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.1")
  • Performers: Reg Kilbey (Cello); Jack Byfield (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1866

>Rubbra, Edmund : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor Op 60 :: Vivace flessibile
  • Performers: William Pleeth (Cello); Edmund Rubbra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Elégie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
  • Performers: Alan Dalziel (Cello); John Constable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 117 :: Andante
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Thomas Igloi (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Performers: Keith Harvey (Cello); Linn Hendry (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Rubbra, Edmund : Soliloquy, Op. 57
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Conductor: Christopher Finzi
  • Ensemble: Newbury String Players
  • Running Time: 15 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I masnadieri :: Overture (Excerpt)
  • Performer: Norman Jones (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Franz von Suppé (1819 - 1895) : Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien
  • Performer: Denis Vigay (Cello)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 :: Allegretto
  • Performers: Derek Simpson (Cello); Ernest Lush (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1824

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 :: Allemande
  • Performer: Douglas Cummings (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 :: Courante
  • Performer: Douglas Cummings (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Dutilleux, Henri : Strophes (3) sur le nom de Sacher :: Strophe no 3
  • Performer: Moray Welsh (Cello)
  • Notes: Composition written: 05/02/1976-??/??/1982.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Pohádka (Fairy Tale), for cello & piano ("The Story of Tsar Berendyey"), JW 7/5 :: III
  • Performers: Christopher Kampen (Cello); Ian Brown (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Paraphrase on Rossini's "Largo al factotum"
  • Performers: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello); Linn Hendry (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Zoltán Kodály (Composer) (1882 - 1967) : Sonata for solo cello, Op. 8 :: Allegro molto vivace
  • Performer: Colin Carr (Cello)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Reinhold Glière (1875 - 1956) : Albumblätter (Album Leaves), for cello & piano, Op. 51 :: no 5
  • Performers: Dominic Harlan (Piano); Alexander Baillie (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Reinhold Glière (1875 - 1956) : Albumblätter (Album Leaves), for cello & piano, Op. 51 :: no 12
  • Performers: Dominic Harlan (Piano); Alexander Baillie (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Walton, William : Concerto for Cello :: Allegro appassionato
  • Performer: Robert Cohen (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1956-1975

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1
  • Performers: Stephen Hough (Piano); Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Halvorsen, Johan : Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations in G minor after Handel :: Theme and Va
  • Performer: Timothy Hugh (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Wood, Henry J. : Fantasia on British Sea Songs :: Tom Bowling
  • Performer: Clive Greensmith (Cello)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Holst, Gustav : Invocation, Op. 19 no 2/H 75
  • Performer: Paul Watkins (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davies
  • Running Time: 9 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1911