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Playlists for April 29 – May 3: Cello Concertos

Monday

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

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major (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 B-flat 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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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 E-Flat Major, Op. 107, I
Zurich Tonhalle Orch/Zinman; Bohorquez, vc.
Vox 994
5:59

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

2 Responses to “Playlists for April 29 – May 3: Cello Concertos”

  1. Dvorah says:

    What a great program! Thanks for sharing the beauty of music! How is the Cello so soulful? I feel the sounds in the deepest part of myself.

    blessings,
    dv

  2. Linda McDougall says:

    Thank you, thank you for an absolutely gorgeous week of cello. I know I’ve all these pieces, but your way of putting them together with passion, sensitivity and skill makes them turn the computer into a concert hall.

    And you do this all the time, Maestro, as your many fans attest.

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