Giants of the Cello | Documents 600294

Giants of the Cello

Label: Documents

Cat No: 600294

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 12th February 2016



This 10-CD box set contains some of the world’s best classical cellists: Jacqueline du Pré, Pablo Casals, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pierre Fournier, Paul Tortelier, Gregor Piatigorsky and Emanuel Feuermann. These high-class interpretations include some of the most significant recordings of all-time.

The set features accompanying artists of the highest order, including Friedrich Gulda, Rudolf Serkin, Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein and others. They perform concertos and chamber music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Walton, Bruch and others.

CD 1:
J.S. BACH: Cello Suite no.1 in G major, BWV 1007
1. I. Prélude
2. II. Allemande
3. III. Courante
4. IV. Sarabande
5. V. Menuet I & II
6. VI. Gigue
Cello Suite no.2 in D minor, BWV 1008
7. I. Prélude
8. II. Allemande
9. III. Courante
10. IV. Sarabande
11. V. Menuet I & II
12. VI. Gigue
Jacqueline du Pré (cello)

CD 2:
ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85
1. I. Adagio. Moderato - II. Lento. Allegro molto
2. III. Adagio
3. IV. Allegro. Moderato. Allegro ma non troppo
Pablo Casals (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult; recorded 1945
J.S. BACH: Cello Suite no.3 in C major, BWV 1009
4. I. Prelude
5. II. Allemande
6. III. Courante
7. IV. Sarabande
8. V. Bourrée I & II
9. VI. Gigue
Cello Suite no.4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
10. I. Prélude
11. II. Allemande
12. III. Courante
13. IV. Sarabande
14. V. Bourrée I/II
15. VI. Gigue
Pablo Casals (cello); recorded: 1936 (4-9), 1939 (10-15)

CD 3:
Sonata for Piano & Cello no.1 on F major, op.5 no.1
1. I. Adagio sostenuto. Allegro. Adagio. Presto
2. II. Rondo: Allegro vivace
Sonata for Piano & Cello no.5 in D major, op.102 no.2
3. I. Allegro con brio
4. II. Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto
5. III. Allegro. Allegro fugato
6. 7 Variations on “Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozarts “Zauberflöte”
Pablo Casals (cello), Rudolf Serkin (piano); recorded: 1951 (1-2, 6), 1953 (3-6)

CD 4:
BRAHMS: Double Concerto in A minor op. 102
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Andante
3. III. Vivace non troppo. Poco meno allegro
David Oistrakh (violin), Pierre Fournier (cello), Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera; recorded: 1956
4. BRUCH: Kol Nidrei (Adagio on Hebrew Melodies), op.47
Pierre Fournier (cello), Orchestre Lamoureux Paris, Jean Martinon; recorded: 1960
SAINT-SAËNS: Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33
5. I. Allegro non troppo
6. II. Allegretto con moto
7. III. Tempo I
Pierre Fournier (cello), Philharmonia Orchestra, Walter Susskind; recorded: 1947
8. The Swan (from The Carnival of the Animals)
Pierre Fournier (cello), Gerald Moore (piano); recorded: 1946

CD 5:
DVORÁK: Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104
1. I. Allegro vivo
2. II. Adagio ma non troppo
3. III. Finale: Allegro moderato
Pierre Fournier (cello), Berliner Philharmoniker, George Szell; recorded: 1961
BEETHOVEN: Sonata for Piano & Cello no.3 in A major, op.69
4. I. Allegro ma non tanto
5. II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
6. III. Adagio cantabile. Allegro vivace
Pierre Fournier (cello), Friedrich Gulda (piano); recorded: 1959

CD 6:
ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85
1. I. Adagio. Moderato
2. II. Lento. Allegro molto
3. III. Adagio
4. IV. Allegro. Moderato. Allegro ma non troppo
Paul Tortelier (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent; recorded: 1953
J.S. BACH: Cello Suite No. 5 C minor, BWV 1011
5. I. Prélude
6. II. Allemande
7. III. Courante
8. IV. Sarabande
9. V. Gavotte I & II
10. VI. Gigue
Cello Suite No. 6 D major, BWV 1012
11. I. Prélude
12. II. Allemande
13. III. Courante
14. IV. Sarabande
15. V. Gavotte I & II
16. VI. Gigue
Paul Tortelier (cello); recorded: 1960

CD 7:
PROKOFIEV: Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra op. 125
1. I. Andante
2. II. Allegro gusto
3. III. Andante con moto
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling; recorded: 1954
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto no.1 in E flat major, op.107
4. I. Allegretto
5. II. Moderato
6. III. Cadenza
7. IV. Allegro con moto
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy; recorded: 1959
8. Adagio (Cinderella)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (piano); recorded: 1954

CD 8:
SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129
1. I. Nicht zu schnell
2. II. Langsam
3. III. Sehr lebhaft
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky; recorded: 1960
Piano Trio no.1 in D minor, op.63
4. I. Mit Energie und Leidenschaft
5. II. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
6. III. Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung
7. IV. Mit Feuer
Emil Gilels (piano), Leonid Kogan (violin); Mstislav Rostropovich (cello); recorded: 1958

CD 9:
WALTON: Cello Concerto
1. I. Moderato
2. II. Allegro appassionato
3. III. Tema con improvvisazioni
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch; recorded: 1957
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio A minor op. 50
4. Pezzo elegiaco: Moderato assai
5. A. Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
6. I. Variazioni
7. II. Più mosso
8. III. Scherzando: Allegro moderato
9. IV. L’istesso tempo
10. V. L’istesso tempo
11. VI. Tempo di valse
12. VII. Allegro moderato
Artur Rubinstein (piano), Jascha Heifetz (violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)

CD 10:
BRAHMS: Double Concerto in A minor, op.102
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Andante
3. III. Vivace non troppo. Poco meno allegro
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in B flat major, op. 97 “Archduke”
4. I. Allegro moderato
5. II. Scherzo: Allegro
6. III. Andante cantabile, ma però con moto
7. IV. Allegro moderato. Presto
Emanuel Feuermann (cello)

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