Cello Concertos Edition

Cello Concertos Edition
Artist Various artists
Format 15 CD
Cat. number 95782
EAN code 5028421957821
Release December 2018

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This set brings together outstanding performances of landmark works from the full range of the cello concerto’s relatively short history, from the Baroque to the end of the last century. Before 1800 few important cello concertos were written – with the exception of works by composers of stature such as C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Boccherini and Vivaldi. The latter’s typically inventive and diverse cello concertos with eloquent slow movements are almost certainly the very first composed for this instrument.

That most of the great cello concertos were composed after the Baroque or Classical period is rather ironic, since the ever-larger orchestral forces of the 19th century and beyond required much more care from the composer to avoid overwhelming the solo cellist in the lower register. Dvořák scored his magnificent cello concerto (1894–5) for a weighty orchestration, containing three trombones and tuba, but his experience enabled him to judiciously manage the solo/orchestra balance. The result is an epic work brimming with melodies and embracing a wide range of emotions. Alongside Dvořák, Schumann and Saint-Saëns brought full recognition to cello concertos. In 1850, Schumann’s cello concerto became the first major concerto for this instrument since Boccherini’s examples from 1780.

20th-century composers have made the cello a standard concerto instrument. Among the most notable from the first half of the century is Elgar’s, composed in 1919, in which the English composer explores introspective and meditative expression.

Polish composer Witold Lutosławski, one of the outstanding musical minds of the latter half of the 20th century, employs avant-garde techniques in his concerto (1969–70) along with the typical drama of soloist/orchestra confrontation.

This CD set offers an extensive anthology of the Cello Concerto on 15 CDs.
The deep resonant and eloquent sound of the cello is able to express the widest spectrum of human emotions, from intimately whispering, mournfully lamenting to passionately singing.
The first cello concertos were written in the Baroque, when the instrument shed its modest role as part of the continuo group to take its place as solo instrument in a concerto setting. During the Classical and Romantic era surprisingly few concertos were written, while the 20th century yielded some of the greatest masterworks in the genre.
The set contains concertos by Vivaldi, Platti, Porpora, Monn, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Boccherini, Leo, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Dvorak, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Finzi, Lalo, Bruch, Fauré, Bloch, Ginastera, Kabalevsky, Khachaturian, Lutoslawski.
Excellent performers, including Francesco Galligioni, Adriano Maria Fazio, Stefano Veggetti, Enrico Bronzi, Jan Vogler, Maria Kliegel, Alexander Rudin, Raphael Wallfisch, Julius Berger, Zara Nelsova, István Várdai, Alexander Kniazev, Tim Hugh, Timora Rosler and Dmitri Yablonsky.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D Minor, RV 405: I. —
  2. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D Minor, RV 405: II. Adagio
  3. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D Minor, RV 405: III. Allegro
  4. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 417: I. Allegro
  5. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 417: II. Andante
  6. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 417: III. Allegro
  7. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D Major, RV 403: I. Allegro
  8. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D Major, RV 403: II. —
  9. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D Major, RV 403: III. Allegro
  10. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in F Major, RV 410: I. Allegro
  11. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in F Major, RV 410: II. Adagio, solo a piacimento
  12. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in F Major, RV 410: III. —
  13. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A Minor, RV 420: I. Andante
  14. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A Minor, RV 420: II. Adagio
  15. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A Minor, RV 420: III. Allegro
  16. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Major, RV 414: I. Allegro molto
  17. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Major, RV 414: II. Andante
  18. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Major, RV 414: III. Presto
  19. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 416: I. Allegro
  20. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 416: II. Adagio
  21. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 416: III. Allegro

Disk 2

  1. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A Minor, RV 418: I. Allegro
  2. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A Minor, RV 418: II. —
  3. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A Minor, RV 418: III. Allegro
  4. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in C Minor, RV 401: I. Allegro non molto
  5. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in C Minor, RV 401: II. Adagio
  6. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in C Minor, RV 401: III. Allegro ma non molto
  7. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Major, RV 413: I. Allegro
  8. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Major, RV 413: II. Largo
  9. Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in G Major, RV 413: III. Allegro
  10. Nicola Antonio Porpora: Cello Concerto in G Major: I. Adagio
  11. Nicola Antonio Porpora: Cello Concerto in G Major: II. Allegro
  12. Nicola Antonio Porpora: Cello Concerto in G Major: III. Adagio
  13. Nicola Antonio Porpora: Cello Concerto in G Major: IV. Allegro
  14. Georg Matthias Monn: Cello Concerto in G Minor: I. Allegro moderato
  15. Georg Matthias Monn: Cello Concerto in G Minor: II. Adagio
  16. Georg Matthias Monn: Cello Concerto in G Minor: III. Allegro non tanto

Disk 3

  1. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Cello Concerto in A Major, D-WD 654: I. Allegro
  2. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Cello Concerto in A Major, D-WD 654: II. Largo e cantabile
  3. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Cello Concerto in A Major, D-WD 654: III. Presto
  4. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto grosso in D Major, D-WD 538: I. Grave – Allegro – Adagio –Grave – Allegro – Adagio
  5. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto grosso in D Major, D-WD 538: II. Allegro
  6. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto grosso in D Major, D-WD 538: III. Allegro
  7. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto grosso in D Major, D-WD 538: IV. Adagio
  8. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto grosso in D Major, D-WD 538: V. Allegro
  9. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Cello Concerto in D Minor, D-WD 657: I. Non tanto allegro
  10. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Cello Concerto in D Minor, D-WD 657: II. Adagio
  11. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Cello Concerto in D Minor, D-WD 657: III. Alla breve. Fuga
  12. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto grosso in C Major, D-WD 539: I. Adagio
  13. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto grosso in C Major, D-WD 539: II. Allegro
  14. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto grosso in C Major, D-WD 539: III. Adagio
  15. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto grosso in C Major, D-WD 539: IV. Allegro
  16. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto grosso in C Major, D-WD 539: V. Allegro
  17. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Cello Concerto in D Major, D-WD 650: I. Allegro
  18. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Cello Concerto in D Major, D-WD 650: II. Adagio
  19. Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Cello Concerto in D Major, D-WD 650: III. Allegro

Disk 4

  1. Leonardo Leo: Cello Concerto in D Major, L.10: I. Andantino grazioso
  2. Leonardo Leo: Cello Concerto in D Major, L.10: II. Con bravura
  3. Leonardo Leo: Cello Concerto in D Major, L.10: III. Larghetto con poco moto
  4. Leonardo Leo: Cello Concerto in D Major, L.10: IV. Fuga
  5. Leonardo Leo: Cello Concerto in D Major, L.10: V. Allegro molto
  6. Leonardo Leo: Cello Concerto in A Major, L.20: I. Andantino grazioso
  7. Leonardo Leo: Cello Concerto in A Major, L.20: II. Allegro
  8. Leonardo Leo: Cello Concerto in A Major, L.20: III. Larghetto
  9. Leonardo Leo: Cello Concerto in A Major, L.20: IV. Allegro
  10. Leonardo Leo: Sinfonia concertata in C Minor, L.30: I. Andante grazioso
  11. Leonardo Leo: Sinfonia concertata in C Minor, L.30: II. Fugato
  12. Leonardo Leo: Sinfonia concertata in C Minor, L.30: III. Larghetto
  13. Leonardo Leo: Sinfonia concertata in C Minor, L.30: IV. Allegro

Disk 5

  1. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Wq. 170: I. Allegro assai
  2. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Wq. 170: II. Andante
  3. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Wq. 170: III. Allegro assai
  4. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 171: I. Allegretto
  5. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 171: II. Adagio
  6. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 171: III. Allegro assai
  7. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq. 172: I. Allegro
  8. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq. 172: II. Largo
  9. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq. 172: III. Allegro assai

Disk 6

  1. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, G.479: I. Allegro
  2. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, G.479: II. Adagio
  3. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, G.479: III. Allegro assai
  4. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 3 in G Major, G.480: I. Allegro
  5. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 3 in G Major, G.480: II. Adagio
  6. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 3 in G Major, G.480: III. Allegro
  7. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, G.477: I. Allegro
  8. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, G.477: II. Largo
  9. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, G.477: III. Allegro
  10. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-Flat Major, G.482: I. Allegro moderato
  11. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-Flat Major, G.482: II. Andantino grazioso
  12. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-Flat Major, G.482: III. Rondò. Allegro

Disk 7

  1. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1: I. Moderato
  2. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1: II. Adagio
  3. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1: III. Finale. Allegro molto
  4. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major, Hob. VIIb:4: I. Allegro
  5. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major, Hob. VIIb:4: II. Adagio
  6. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major, Hob. VIIb:4: III. Allegro
  7. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2: I. Allegro moderato
  8. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2: II. Adagio
  9. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2: III. Allegro

Disk 8

  1. Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129: I. Nicht zu schnell
  2. Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129: II. Langsam
  3. Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129: III. Sehr lebhaft
  4. Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 33: I. Allegro non troppo – II. Allegretto con moto – III. Tempo I
  5. Gabriel Fauré: Élégie, Op. 24
  6. Max Bruch: Kol nidrei, Op. 47

Disk 9

  1. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33
  2. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nocturne No. 4, Op. 19
  3. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso in B Minor, Op. 62
  4. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 11: II. Andante cantabile
  5. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33
  6. Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 49: I. Allegro
  7. Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 49: II. Largo, molto espressivo
  8. Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 49: III. Allegretto

Disk 10

  1. Antonín Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104: I. Allegro
  2. Antonín Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104: II. Adagio ma non troppo
  3. Antonín Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104: III. Finale. Allegro moderato
  4. Antonín Dvorák: From the Bohemian Forest, Op. 65: V. Silent Woods
  5. Antonín Dvorák: Rondo in G Minor, Op. 94
  6. Ernest Bloch: Schelomo, B.39

Disk 11

  1. Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio – Moderato
  2. Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: II. Lento – Allegro molto
  3. Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: III. Adagio
  4. Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: IV. Allegro – Moderato – Allegro ma non troppo
  5. Gerald Finzi: Cello Concerto, Op. 40: I. Allegro moderato
  6. Gerald Finzi: Cello Concerto, Op. 40: II. Andante quieto
  7. Gerald Finzi: Cello Concerto, Op. 40: III. Rondo. Adagio – Allegro giocoso

Disk 12

  1. Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107: I. Allegretto
  2. Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107: II. Moderato
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107: III. Cadenza
  4. Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107: IV. Allegro con moto
  5. Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 126: I. Largo
  6. Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 126: II. Allegretto
  7. Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 126: III. Allegretto

Disk 13

  1. Édouard Lalo: Cello Concerto in D Minor: I. Prélude. Lento – Allegro maestoso
  2. Édouard Lalo: Cello Concerto in D Minor: II. Intermezzo. Andantino con moto – Allegro – Presto
  3. Édouard Lalo: Cello Concerto in D Minor: III. Introduction. Andante – Allegro vivace
  4. Witold Lutoslawski: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

Disk 14

  1. Alberto Ginastera: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 50: I. Metamorfosi di un tema
  2. Josep Gallés: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 50: II. Scherzo sfuggevole
  3. Josep Gallés: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 50: III. Nottilucente
  4. Josep Gallés: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 50: IV. Cadenza e finale rustic
  5. Josep Gallés: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 36: I. Adagio molto appassionato
  6. Josep Gallés: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 36: II. Presto sfumato – Trio notturnale
  7. Josep Gallés: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 36: III. Assai mosso ed esaltato – Largo amoroso

Disk 15

  1. Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 77: I. Molto sostenuto – Allegro molto e energico – Tempo I –Cadenza
  2. Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 77: II. Presto marcato – Cadenza
  3. Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 77: III. Andante con moto – Allegro agitato – Molto tranquillo
  4. Aram Ilyich Khachaturian: Cello Concerto in E Minor: I. Allegro moderato
  5. Aram Ilyich Khachaturian: Cello Concerto in E Minor: II. Andante sostenuto
  6. Aram Ilyich Khachaturian: Cello Concerto in E Minor: III. Allegro