Tag Archives: cello
Contemporary pieces, some agitation and tension, play most!
From two Dutch/German composers Witte and Hutschenruyter, lovely, Romantic pieces. Play!
Cellist Saeunn Thorstensdottir plays these very abstract solo pieces by Icelandic composers. Plucking, squeaking and other sounds. Halgrimsson’s lyrical. Play!
One concerto each by Strauss and Grieg, neither of whom is known for chamber works. Grieg struggled with his piece.
Caitlin Sullivan performs these (mostly) solo works by contemporary composers, including Andres, Kahane, Snider and others–nice, slow and abstract. Play!
These sonatas cover all of the emotional range from rage to tranquillity. Excellent!
Mike Block’s exploration of Bach and other composer’s Bach-like pieces. Play!
Solo cello/electronic pieces by young Mexican composers–classical/avant–some quite lovely. Play most!
Cellist performs diverse pieces including some from Lithuanian composers, his ethnic background. Play!
Cello and piano works by these Romantic, and Impressionist French composers. Play!
The title refers to 3 Russian composers (Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff) plus some contemporary works by the Beatles, Pussy Riot and Viktor Tsoi. Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’ Reilly perform. Play most!
Mostly elegant and gracious works for cello & piano, modern and contemporary. Play
Somber, elegant and modern pieces for solo cello by Ligeti, Sallinen, Rozsa and more. Play!
Cellist Walters performs abstract/avant works by Deyoe, Berio, Smith and others, ranging from droning, tapping and slapping. Sounds from a cello that you wouldn’t expect.
Modern works for piano and cello, varying in style and very interesting! Play! With works by Glass, Rota, Schnittke and Korngold.
A collection of modern, abstract solo cello works, including Henze, Stockhausen, Britten and Sciarrino, amongst others. Play!
Stylistically varying pieces for cello with piano: “classical”, Latin, jazz, Impressionistic…Play!
Cellist Michael Nicholas performs varied classical/abstract to avant-garde solo cello works with some electronics. Play most!
The unifying characteristic for these pieces is that they are by Jewish heritage composers (not necessarily following the faith), generally varying stylistically from classical to modern classical. Play most!
Matt Haimovitz performs works by a wide ranging group of composers taken from his other recordings. Avant-garde, Classical, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles–something for everyone! Play!
Works either for or transcribed for cello solo or with piano, by Beethoven, Schnabel and Moor, showing the variety of works over time from this area. Play!
Cello and piano sonatas by 3 Russian composers, two considered “un-Russian”, writing “formalist perversions” and whose pieces were condemned. Kabalevsky was not in this group. Lovely pieces, varied tempi and all very emotive. Play!
Avant-garde works for solo cello, some with prepared strings by various composers. Sample due to length.
Italy was the source of string music in the 18th century, and Spain very much adopted both the Italian composers and their influences–gracious. Play!
A mix of pieces, some difficult, Shatin’s “For the Birds” fun!