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Miniatures & Folklore / Works for cello by Moszkowski, Wieniawski, Kreisler / Gavriel Lipkind, cello

Audio Samples

>Moszkowski, Moritz : Guitarre, Op. 45 no 2
>Henryk Wieniawski : Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16
>Albéniz, Isaac : Espana, Op. 165
>     Tango
>Dinicu, Grigoras : Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
>Gabrielli, Domenico : Ricercar for cello solo no 5 in C major
>Tcherepnin, Alexander : Songs and Dances, Op. 84
>     2. Tartar Dance
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Music for Children, Op. 62
>     Waltz
>Glazunov, Alexander : Arabian Melody, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/5
>Paul Ben-Haim : Music for Violoncello
>     Lively
>Scriabin, Alexander : Romance for horn & piano
>Stutschewsky, Joachim : Oriental Dance
>Tsintsadze, Sulkhan : Chonguri, for cello
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 43 in E minor, Op. 102/1
>Popper, David : Elfentanz (Dance of the Elves), for cello & piano, Op. 39
>Fauré, Gabriel : Allegresse, for piano in C major (Huit pieces breves), Op. 84/7
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Lullaby in a storm, song for voice & piano (16 Children's Songs), Op. 54/10
>Duport, Jean-Louis : Etude for cello no 7 in G minor
>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : The Little White Donkey, for piano (no 2 from "Histories")
>Cassadó, Gaspar : Suite Espagnole
>     Intermezzo e Danza Finale
>Bloch, Ernest : Jewish Life, Op. 1
>     Prayer
>Piatti, Alfredo : Caprices (12), Op. 25
>     no 5
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
>Kreisler, Fritz : Tambourin Chinois

Album Summary

>Moszkowski, Moritz : Guitarre, Op. 45 no 2
>Henryk Wieniawski : Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16
>Albéniz, Isaac : Espana, Op. 165
>Dinicu, Grigoras : Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
>Gabrielli, Domenico : Ricercar for cello solo no 5 in C major
>Tcherepnin, Alexander : Songs and Dances, Op. 84
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Music for Children, Op. 62
>Glazunov, Alexander : Arabian Melody, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/5
>Paul Ben-Haim : Music for Violoncello
>Scriabin, Alexander : Romance for horn & piano
>Stutschewsky, Joachim : Oriental Dance
>Tsintsadze, Sulkhan : Chonguri, for cello
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 43 in E minor, Op. 102/1
>Popper, David : Elfentanz (Dance of the Elves), for cello & piano, Op. 39
>Fauré, Gabriel : Allegresse, for piano in C major (Huit pieces breves), Op. 84/7
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Lullaby in a storm, song for voice & piano (16 Children's Songs), Op. 54/10
>Duport, Jean-Louis : Etude for cello no 7 in G minor
>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : The Little White Donkey, for piano (no 2 from "Histories")
>Cassadó, Gaspar : Suite Espagnole
>Bloch, Ernest : Jewish Life, Op. 1
>Piatti, Alfredo : Caprices (12), Op. 25
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
>Kreisler, Fritz : Tambourin Chinois
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Folkloristic flavors and origins together with the picturesque-ness and compactness of the Miniature serve as a perfect framework for an exciting investigation of the very limits of cello playing. Each of the 23 pieces introduces an element that goes beyond the common notion of what is possible to do with the cello. The daring proactive style of playing could be seen as a revival of the late-19th-century romantic virtuoso tradition of string playing.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jerusalem Music Center, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Israel.



Reviews

Interesting Collection of Miniatures
On this recording, Gabriel Lipkind has put together a collection of “miniatures”, many with folklore roots – and all of them challenging to play. To his credit, Mr. Lipkind has gathered together treasures from quite a few different composers (Wieniawski, Gabrielli, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Mendelssohn, Faure, Bloch, Brahms, Kreisler, and others) that all seem to fit together. Many of the pieces feature Alexandra Lubchansky on piano, and these two musicians (as indicated in the liner notes) definitely know each other well having performed duets in years past. You can hear how much they are enjoying being able to play together again.

Particularly noteworthy (and fun!) are Wieniawski’s Scherzo-Tarantella Op. 16, the Albeniz Tango, Mendelssohn’s Song Without Words No. 43 (which is distractingly gorgeous), Tchaikowsky’s Lullaby (hauntingly beautiful, with the piano and cello seemingly intertwined – this is an amazing piece), and Kreisler’s Chinese Tambourin.

As for the liner notes, they don’t go into a great deal of detail on each piece. But they do convey the feelings of the artists, provide some background into the original instrument(s) the piece was written for, and give a conceptual context into the overall collection. This is a fun set of short pieces, and is wonderful if this kind of thing is what you are in the mood for. Recommended.

Submitted on 01/05/12 by KlingonOpera 
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Works Details

>Moszkowski, Moritz : Guitarre, Op. 45 no 2
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1890.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1890

>Henryk Wieniawski : Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1855

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : España, Op. 165 :: Tango
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Dinicu, Grigoras : Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906

>Gabrielli, Domenico : Ricercar for cello solo no 5 in C major
  • Performer: Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Tcherepnin, Alexander : Songs and Dances, Op. 84 :: 2. Tartar Dance
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Music for Children, Op. 62 :: Waltz
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1935

>Glazunov, Alexander : Arabian Melody, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/5
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882-1885

>Paul Ben-Haim : Music for Violoncello :: Lively
  • Performer: Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974

>Scriabin, Alexander : Romance for horn & piano
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Stutschewsky, Joachim : Oriental Dance
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Tsintsadze, Sulkhan : Chonguri, for cello
  • Performer: Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 43 in E minor, Op. 102/1
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 06/01/1842

>Popper, David : Elfentanz (Dance of the Elves), for cello & piano, Op. 39
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Allégresse, for piano in C major (Huit pièces brèves), Op. 84/7
  • Performer: Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Lullaby in a storm, song for voice & piano (16 Children's Songs), Op. 54/10
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Duport, Jean-Louis : Etude for cello no 7 in G minor
  • Performer: Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : The Little White Donkey, for piano (no 2 from "Histories")
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Gaspar Cassadó (1897 - 1966) : Suite Espagnole :: Intermezzo e Danza Finale
  • Performer: Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bloch, Ernest : Jewish Life, Op. 1 :: Prayer
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1924.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Piatti, Alfredo : Caprices (12), Op. 25 :: no 5
  • Performer: Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Kreisler, Fritz : Tambourin Chinois
  • Performers: Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano); Gavriel Lipkind (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1905