Variations for Orchestra (Improvisations) (with works by George Butterworth & Cyril Scott)
Christopher Nickol (organ) Aleksei Kiseliov (cello) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates
[ Dutton Epoch SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/May/2016 ]
George Butterworth's Fantasia dates from the year of his death, 1916. Before being sent to fight in France he destroyed several manuscripts, but left intact some 93 bars of full score of the Fantasia from which conductor Martin Yates has realised and...
Concertos (Incls 'Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra')
Claes Gunnarsson (cello) Anders Jonhall (flute) Urban Claesson (clarinet) / Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Thord Svedlund
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Jul/2008 ]
"The present Chandos issue is another disc to show that the music of Russia is a much broader church than the image presented by Shostakovich and Prokofiev. These works could in the broadest sense be said to belong on the same shelf and sector as the...
Variations on a Nursery Tune, Op. 25 / Konzertstück in D major for Cello and Orchestra Op. 12 (with works by Goldmark)
Cristina Ortiz (piano) New Philharmonia Orchestra / Janos Starker (cello) Philharmonia Orch / Sarah Chang (violin) Gurzenich-Orchester Kölner Philh
[ EMI Gemini / 2 CD - released 20/May/2009 ]
Karl Goldmark (1830-1915) was a son of a poor Jewish cantor in Keszthely, a town on the west bank of Lake Balaton in Hungary. He was sent to Vienna at the age of 14 to study and he stayed there for the rest of his life.
WILLIAM WALTON / CONSTANT LAMBERT
Ballet Music (Including The Wise Virgins)
Cynthia Fleming (violin) Karen Stephenson (cello) / BBC Concert Orchestra / Barry Wordsworth
[ ASV / CD - released 12/Aug/2004 ]
World-premiere recordings of two delightful ballet scores, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Triple Concerto / Symphony No 7
Daniel Barenboim (piano/conductor), Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello) / West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 15/May/2020 ]
"This is a fine, generously-filled and well-recorded album of Beethoven's music, in traditional performances that are very good." MusicWeb May 2020
ELGAR / WALTON / BRITTEN / DELIUS / KNUSSEN / TIPPETT / RODNEY-BENNETT
Best of British from the 2007 BBC Proms [2 CD set]
Daniel Hope (violin), Philip Dukes (viola) Christian Poltéra, Paul Watkins (cello) / BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, Jiríi Belohlávek
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD - released 14/Jul/2014 ]
This special priced two-CD set features selected highlights from the 2007 BBC Proms season, compiled to a survey of the best of British music of the last 100 years. The Album captures the world premiere performance of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett's...
Cello Concertos Nos 1 & 2 (with Beethoven - Romances)
Daniel Müller-Schott (cello) / The Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti
[ ORFEO / CD - released 10/Mar/2013 ]
ELGAR / WALTON
Elgar & Walton Cello Concertos
Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn
[ ORFEO / CD - released 18/Apr/2006 ]
"The Elgar and Walton cello concertos make a perfect coupling and this is the second time André Previn has conducted the pairing on disc. The first, some 20 years ago, had Yo-Yo Ma, still near the beginning of his career, and the LSO. Here he's...
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1998/99); Musica profana (1997); Symphony No.6 (2000)
David Geringas (cello) / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paavo Jarvi
[ BIS / CD - released 23/Jun/2003 ]
The complete symphonic output of this fascinating composer, who in 2000 died at the age of 50, has been documented.
The Canticle of the Sun by St Francis of Assisi (1997); Hommage a Marina Tsvetayeva (1984)
David Geringas (cello) Percussionists of Danish National Symphony Orchestra / Danish National Choir / Stefan Parkman
[ Chandos Classics / CD - released 12/Nov/2003 ]
Sofia Gubaidulina is one of the word's most famous living composers and her music has a tremendous worldwide following.
BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS
Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56 / Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102 (with other concertos)
David Oistrakh (violin), Lev Oborin, Sviatoslav Knushevitsky & Pierre Fournier / Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Malcolm Sargent
[ EMI Gemini / 2 CD - released 20/Apr/2007 ]
"These are illustrious performances and make a splendid coupling at mid-price...Collectors not already possessing these performances may be confidently urged to acquire this disc, which deserves to be a best-seller again." (Gramophone)
Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major, Op.107 / Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99
David Oistrakh (violin) Paul Tortelier (cello) / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Berglund / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Maxim Shostakovich
[ EMI Encore / CD - released 12/Feb/2007 ]
2006 was the Shostakovich centenary year so the first general release on CD of these two classic recordings is particularly relevant. Both Tortelier and Oistrakh were among the most prominent and well-loved musicians of their day.
EUGEN D'ALBERT / MAX BRUCH / ERNST von DOHNANYI
Albert / Bruch / Dohnanyi: Cello Concertos
David Pia (cello) / Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Ulf Schirmer
[ Farao / CD - released 1/Aug/2016 ]
"[Pia's] endeavours certainly don't disappoint. He captures the introspective and haunting quality of the music. With his fervent, burnished tone he takes us on a journey of pathos and nostalgia." MusicWeb May 2016
Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
Denis Matsuev, Daniil Trifonov (pianos) Mario Brunello, Gautier Capuçon (cellos) Alena Baeva, Vadim Repin (violin) / Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev
[ Arthaus DVD / 8 DVD Box Set - released 1/Jul/2015 ]
Nobody is better suited to undertake such a challenge than Valery Gergiev and his Mariinsky Orchestra. Over a period of a year all 15 Symphonies and 6 Concertos have been recorded at Salle Pleyel in Paris. What an adventure for the artists and the...
Keys To The City [piano concerto] / And Suddenly It's Evening / Cello Concerto
Paul Watkins (cello) Jeremy Denk (piano) / Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Sanderling
[ Chandos / CD - released 13/Jan/2003 ]
'Picker's opera has a great deal of energy and is performed here by a group of accomplished singers, in a recording that captures the orchestral textures and Graeme Jenkins's dedication to the score.' Gramophone
Cello Concerto / Concerto-Rhapsody
Dmitry Yablonsky (cello) / Moscow City Symphony Orchestra / Maxim Fedotov
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Mar/2010 ]
The Naxos series devoted to the orchestral music of Aram Khachaturian continues with his two works for cello and orchestra. The Cello Concerto, whose brooding emotional unease did not endear it to the authorities at a difficult time for Soviet...
István Várdai (cello) Pannon Philharmonic, Tibor Bogányi
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - released 1/Dec/2014 ]
Debut release on Brilliant Classics by István Várdai, a young Hungarian of prodigious talents, of the complete works for cello and orchestra by Tchaikovsky.
Piano Concerto in D / Cello Concerto / Overture to 'Pelleas and Melisanda'
Peter Donohoe (piano) Raphael Wallfisch (cello) / BBC Concert Orchestra, Martin Yates
[ Dutton Epoch / CD - released 29/Apr/2013 ]
"The indefatigible Martin Yates has rescued and edited substantial early works by Cyril Scott, including a previously unknown Piano Concerto and Cello Concerto: Donohoe and Wallfisch show they contain music of surprising merit." (BBC Music)
Elgar: Cello Concerto / Enigma variations
Jacqueline Du Pre (cello) / Philadelphia Orchestra & London Philharmonic, Daniel Barenboim
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 1/Oct/2016 ]
Philip Dukes (viola) Robert Cohen (cello) Gordon Hunt (oboe) / Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Ola Rudner
[ BIS / CD - released 1/Nov/1999 ]