Tag Archives: cello

Shostakovich & Kabalevsky–Cello Sonatas

These sonatas cover all of the emotional range from rage to tranquillity. Excellent! Advertisements

Echoes of Bach

Mike Block’s exploration of Bach and other composer’s Bach-like pieces. Play!

Codificaciones

Solo cello/electronic pieces by young Mexican composers–classical/avant–some quite lovely. Play most!

Celebrating David Geringas

Cellist performs diverse pieces including some from Lithuanian composers, his ethnic background. Play!

Faure, Franck, Ravel & Poulenc

Cello and piano works by these Romantic, and Impressionist French composers. Play!

Troika

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!

The British Cello

Mostly elegant and gracious works for cello & piano, modern and contemporary. Play

Afierossis–Solo Cello

Somber, elegant and modern pieces for solo cello by Ligeti, Sallinen, Rozsa and more. Play!

Ashley Walter-Sweet Anxiety

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.

Different Things

Modern works for piano and cello, varying in style and very interesting! Play! With works by Glass, Rota, Schnittke and Korngold.

Cello Style

A collection of modern, abstract solo cello works, including Henze, Stockhausen, Britten and Sciarrino, amongst others. Play!

Laura Metcalf–First Day

Stylistically varying pieces for cello with piano: “classical”, Latin, jazz, Impressionistic…Play!

Transitions

Cellist Michael Nicholas performs varied classical/abstract to avant-garde solo cello works with some electronics. Play most!

Narratives on Life–Music for Cello & Piano

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!

Orbit–Music for Solo Cello (1945-2014)

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!

Cello Music from Austria-Hungary

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!

Sonatas by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Kabalevsky

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!

Solitude–Works for Solo Cello

Avant-garde works for solo cello, some with prepared strings by various composers. Sample due to length.

The Cello in Spain–Boccherini & Other 18th Century Musicians

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!

Sounds Nature–Works for Cello & Electronics

A  mix of pieces, some difficult, Shatin’s “For the Birds” fun!

The New Cello Vol.2–European Composers

Mostly contemporary, atonal works, difficult.

Moto Continuo–New Works for Cello & Piano Trio

Contemporary works, with edginess and not fully lyrical, interesting.

British Works for Cello and Piano Vol. 4

Gracious works with modern elements.

Simca Heled Live II

A mix of early Classical/classical and modern pieces for solo cello or with accompaniment. Play most!

Cilea, Boellman, Magnard–3 Sonatas for Cello & Piano

Romantic, yet diverse works by 3 composers born within 4 yrs of each other. Play!