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Cello Concertos (FREE)

For many music lovers, the cello's melodic capacity and deep timbre represent the pinnacle of musical expression. This week we'll explore some of the great works written for this instrument and the musicians that made them famous.

 
Program 1

Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante,Op. 12 (excerpt)
Russian Nat’l Orch/Pletnev; Maisky, vc.
DG 449821
:52

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Maor (excerpt)
Tafelmusik/Lamon; Bylsma
HM 7757-2
1:24

Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in a minor, RV 418
Tafelmusik/Lamon; Bylsma
Sony 48044
9:47

Leo: Cello Concerto in D Major, II
Ensemble Strumentale; Bonucci, vc.
Koch Europa 350-263
4:54

Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in Bflat Major
Philharmonia Orch/Giulini; Starker, vc.
EMI 68745
22:16, :38

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, II & III
Tafelmusik/Lamon; Bylsma
HM 7757-2
10:29

Program 2

Schumann: Cello Concerto in a minor, Op. 129
Westphalian Symphony Orch/Landau; Varga, vc.
Vox 5027
24:08

Kraft: Cello Concerto in C Major, III
Tafelmusik/Lamon; Bylsma, vc.
HM 7757
5:57

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in a minor, Op. 33
City of Birmingham Sym Orch/Frémaux; Tortelier, vc.
EMI 69386
18:27

 

Program 3

Lalo: Cello Concerto in d minor, II
ORTF Nat’l Orch/Maazel; Ma, vc.
CBS 35848
6:19

Brahms: Concerto in a minor for Violin & Violoncello, III
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy; Heifetz, v.; Feuermann, vc.
RCA 61736
7:34, 2:24

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 96
Oslo Phil/Jansons; Mørk, vc.
Virgin 63287
18:33

Strauss: Don Quixote (excerpts)
Met Opera Orchestra/Levine; Grossman, vc.
DG 447762
15:55

 

Program 4

Strauss: Don Quixote (excerpts)
Cleveland Orch/Szell; Fournier, vc.
Sony 63123
12:15

Dvorák: Cello Concerto in b minor, Op. 104
Czech Philharmonic Orch/Szell; Casals, vc.
EMI 62953
11:51, 1:35

Dvorák: “Lasst Mich Allein” fr. Lieder, Op. 82
Kirchschlager, ms.; Deutsch, p.
Sony 73716
4:28

Elgar: Cello Concerto in e minor, Op. 85, IV
Philadelphia Orch/Barenboim; du Pré, vc.
Sony 60394
12:03

Barber: Cello Concerto in a minor, Op. 22, II
Baltimore Symphony/ Zinman; Ma, vc.
CBS 44900
7:26

 

Program 5

Bloch: Schelomo
Concertgebouw/Haitink; Harrell, vc.
Lon 414162
21:24

Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante,Op. 125, I
Russian Nat’l Orch/Pletnev; Maisky, vc.
DG 449821
10:36

Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68
Moscow Phil/ Britten; Rostropovich, vc.
EMI 62828
3:58

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in EFlat Major, Op. 107, I
Zurich Tonhalle Orch/Zinman; Bohorquez, vc.
Vox 994
5:59

Villa-Lobos: Bachiana Brasiliera No. 5 (excerpt)
Cello Octet/VillaLobos; Sayao, s.
Sony 62355
5:00

 

 

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