Vieuxtemps: Violin and Orchestra Works - Souvenir de Russie / Old England / Duo brillant
Reto Kuppel (violin) Kirill Bogatyrev (cello) / Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
[ Naxos / CD - due 10/Jun/2020 ]
Henry Vieuxtemps was a towering figure in the line of 19th-century violinist-composers, receiving admiration from Wagner, Chopin and Berlioz. A virtuoso in the Paganini tradition, Vieuxtemps was also one of the first to employ a full Romantic...
Gunning: Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto / Birdflight
Richard Harwood (Cello) Harriet Mackenzie (Violin) / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[ Signum / CD - due 19/Jun/2020 ]
Gunning's Violin Concerto was composed after inspiration whilst the composer was out hiking in Wales. The violin is supposed to represent ducking and weaving, rather like the insects and animals found in the Welsh hills and valleys.
Alexa Still (flute) Katherine Hebley (cello) Andrew Uren (bass clarinet) Sam Hunt (poet) / Auckland Chamber Orchestra / Peter Scholes
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 12/Oct/2009 ]
For their debut disc ACO and Music Director Scholes have recorded four of Anthony Ritchie's smaller-scale orchestral works.
Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne (with Villa-Lobos's Bachianas brasileiras Aria and Dansa)
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) / English Chamber Orchestra / Jeffrey Tate with Lynn Harrell (cello)
[ Double Decca / 2 CD - released 21/Feb/2006 ]
"Not only are there lovely floating songs, but also cheeky little 'stories' that are told in song as well, and the whole album is brilliantly complied and structured. It is an absolute joy!" (Amazon.com)
Strauss, (R.) - Don Quixote, Op. 35 / Cello Sonata / etc
Daniel Müller-Schott (cello) / Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis, with Herbert Schuch (piano)
[ ORFEO / CD - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
During his long and exceptionally fruitful creative life, Richard Strauss (18641949) composed only a few works for the cello. Only three have survived and small as that number may seem, those cello works are critical to the composers development....
Haglund: Flaminis Aura
Ernst Simon Glaser, cello Gothenburg Symphony / David AfkhamTrio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen; Julia Kretz-Larsson, violinMalmö Symphony Orchestra
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 30/Jun/2017 ]
This composer portrait opens with Tommie Haglund'sfirst score for full orchestra -the cello concerto Flaminisaura. Composed in 2001 and rewarded 13 years later with Sweden's most important composition prize, the work is in a single movement with a...
Shostakovich: The Cello Concertos
Gautier Capuçon (cello) / Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
[ Erato / Warner Classics / CD - released 30/Oct/2015 ]
"[there is] much to admire here, particularly in the way both soloist and orchestra ratchet up the emotional temperature throughout the course of the second movement [of the Second Concerto]" BBC Music Magazine, December 2015
Hauser, London Symphony Orchestra
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 7/Feb/2020 ]
Hauser, the dynamic young cellist who rocketed to fame as half of the genre-busting worldwide musical sensation 2Cellos, now releases his solo album.
Isaac Stern plays Brahms
Isaac Stern (violin), with Leonard Rose (cello), Emmanuel Ax (piano) Jamie Laredo (viola) / Philadelphia Orch, Eugene Ormandy / New York Philh, Zubin
[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 19/May/2018 ]
"The Brahms Double Concerto impresses largely for the closeness of the rapport with Leonard Rose; the solo concerto has some wonderful things too - phrases that speak or passagework that flashes like swordplay." (Gramophone)
WILLIAMS / MORRICONE / BONFA / PREVIN / BERNSTEIN / LEGRAND / etc
John Williams Conductor
Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell (violins) Yo Yo Ma (cello) / Pittsburg Symphjony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, John Williams
[ Sony Classics / 20 CD Box Set - released 20/Jan/2018 ]
In 1980, composer John Williams became one of the most visible conductors on the planet after being named Music Director of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Since then he has lead hundreds of high-profile concerts with the Pops and with many other leading...
JOSEF HAYDN / LUIGI BOCCHERINI
Haydn / Boccherini: Cello Concertos
Jacqueline du Pre (cello) / English Chamber Orchestra / London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim
[ Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues / CD - released 20/Apr/2016 ]
"These Jacqueline du Pré performances have been classics for decades and now sound better than ever in their latest remastering." (MusicWeb)
ROBERT SCHUMANN / CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Schumann & Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos
Jacqueline du Pre (cello) / New Philharmonia Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim
[ Warner Classics Original Jacket / CD - released 16/Dec/2017 ]
"Impressively remastered, spectacular in its realism, with well-defined detail, superb warmth and body, and fine perspective."
Tavener: The Protecting Veil / In Alium
Maria Kliegel (cello), Eileen Hulse (soprano) / Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Jan/2014 ]
"Maria Kliegel gives a rich and songful account... Under the direction of Takuo Yuasa, the Ulster Orchestra gives an exquisite performance, the string textures warm and well rounded, particularly in the melting beauty of 'The Dormition of the Mother
RAUTAVAARA / SIBELIUS / SALLINEN / PINGOUD / KAJANUS / ENGLUND / etc
Suomi - Finland 100 - A Century of Finnish Classics
Marko Ylönen (cello) / Finnish Radio Symphony / Helsinki Philharmonic / Karelia Philharmonic / Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra / etc
[ Ondine / 5 CD Box Set - released 10/Dec/2016 ]
2017 marks the centenary of Finland's independence. This 5 CD collection encompasses works by native composers from 1917 to the present and reflects the flourishing talent, artistry and experimentation of Finland's classical music scene. These...
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (with Dvorak - Cello Concerto)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan
[ Deutsche Grammophon The Originals / CD - released 1/Jan/2001 ]
"the intensity of lyrical feeling and the spontaneity of the partnership between Karajan and Rostropovich ensures the position of their disc at the top of recommendations for this peer among nineteenth century cello concertos." Rosette. Penguin...
ANTONIN DVORAK / CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Dvorak / Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) / London Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini
[ Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues / CD - released 25/Mar/2017 ]
'Rostropovich, the master cellist, has a deep understanding of the Dvorak Concerto. Here his playing is coloured by the grace of Giulini's interpretation and by the beautifully lyrical accompaniment.' (Gramophone)
EVE DE CASTRO-ROBINSON
Releasing the Angel
David Chickering (cello) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Young
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 22/Jul/2011 ]
Eve de Castro-Robinson crafts her material like a musical sculptor. Intensity, whimsy, poetry, theatricality and unpredictability are heard in her music, which ranges from these large scale orchestral canvasses to intimate solos, vocal and...
Perú Negro, Synesthésie, Lord of the Air & América Salvaje
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, with Jesús Castro-Balbi (cello)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 31/Jul/2015 ]
Born in Lima, Peru in 1978, Jimmy López is one of the most admired among the younger generation of South American Composers.
Ireland - Music for String Orchestra
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) / Orchestra of the Swan, David Curtis
[ Naxos / CD - released 15/Jun/2016 ]
"The British Music Society and the John Ireland Trust are to be thanked for supporting such an enterprising album" (MusicWeb June 2016)
Elgar: Cello Concerto / etc
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ Decca / CD - released 31/Jan/2020 ]
Award-winning British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns with Elgar, a brand new album of works anchored around Elgar's Cello Concerto - arguably the best-known work in the classical canon written for solo cello.