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    Cello music recommendations

    I seem to be developing a liking for Cello music.

    Can anybody recommend a well recorded album of Cello music ? From chamber to symphony, as long as it is a high quality cellist and recording then I'm not too fussed.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJ View Post
    I seem to be developing a liking for Cello music.

    Can anybody recommend a well recorded album of Cello music ? From chamber to symphony, as long as it is a high quality cellist and recording then I'm not too fussed.

    Thanks in advance.
    Well, you've got a huge selection of music to choose from.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brahms-Cello...0807556&sr=1-1

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bach-Cello-S...0807905&sr=1-1

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dvor%C3%A1k-...0808001&sr=1-1

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...Y5AFY417JR5ZPX

    I'm sure that you'll receive lots of other suggestions.

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    Thanks chaps, instantly helpful as usual. I've gone for your choice Teddy Ray and Dvorak from yours Russ.

    Looking forward to them both.
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    The Jacqueline Du Pre 1965 recording of the Elgar cello concerto on EMI is considered by many to be the definitive recording.

    There are any number of albums with the Elgar concerto paired up with something else. Take your pick really, but try to get a listen to that recording.

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    Perhaps this very recent recording of Bach's Cello Suites may be to your liking. At least you can have a listen to parts of all the tracks to see what you think. Here is the link:

    http://www.linnrecords.com/recording...lo-suites.aspx

    Linn also have various other cello recordings - http://www.linnrecords.com/search.aspx?query=cello

    A particular favourite CD of mine which includes the cello is - http://www.linnrecords.com/recording...erti-hdcd.aspx

    Happy listening to your newly found taste for the cello.

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    Last edited by Fergie; 04-03-2012 at 02:54 PM.

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    I'm a big fan of the cello too!

    I'd definitely second the Rostropovich / Bach recording (bargain copy available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bach-Cello-S.../dp/B00127ITJ4). But, as possibly the greatest cello pieces ever, it is worth getting a range of recordings. Heinrich Schiff, Yo-yo Ma, and Isserlis are great too.

    Possibly my favourite cello recording is also with Rostropovich, and Britten no less: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Schubert-Sch.../dp/B000KQGOBI

    Isserlis's Brahms Cello sonatas mentioned are also good but actually I think I prefer his album of Schumann more: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Schumann-Mus...Piano-Isserlis

    Some more Rostropovich: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rostropovich.../dp/B000062R5A

    The EMI Jacky Du Pre collection is worth getting for 14 cds including the famous cello concerto recording: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jacqueline-D.../dp/B000V9P4YM

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    Many thanks Pete - just ordered the Rostropovich / Bach album.

    Looking forward to receiving it

    Lefty

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    I speculatively bought this recently:

    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/H...undi/HMG501758

    I've been impressed by the Alkan, which is a substantial and melodic work. There are
    also a few pieces by Liszt.

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    [QUOTE=peteAllen;1211163]I'm a big fan of the cello too!


    Isserlis's Brahms Cello sonatas mentioned are also good but actually I think I prefer his album of Schumann more: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Schumann-Mus...Piano-Isserlis

    [QUOTE]

    Get's my vote as well - had the pleasure of hearing him play these works live.

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    Rostropovich/Britten in the Schubert Arpeggione - is absolutely superb! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterh View Post
    The Jacqueline Du Pre 1965 recording of the Elgar cello concerto on EMI is considered by many to be the definitive recording.
    Seconded.

    Cello definitely has the edge on violin, imho.
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    SWMBO is a cellist so we tend to have a lot of cello music around.
    You've had some good recomendations, especially the Du Pre boxset.

    This set is also very good and never strays far from the CDP

    (click the pic for an Amazon link)
    At 8 for 6 CDs of EMI recordings it's well worth picking up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howlindawg View Post
    SWMBO is a cellist so we tend to have a lot of cello music around.
    You've had some good recomendations, especially the Du Pre boxset.

    This set is also very good and never strays far from the CDP

    (click the pic for an Amazon link)
    At 8 for 6 CDs of EMI recordings it's well worth picking up.
    Just ordered this via the link thanks for the recommendation, Repped
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    The Bach Cello Suites were mentioned below. I think they are wonderful and have this version by Zuill Bailey http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bach-Cello-S...t_mus_ep_dpi_3
    Last edited by Parkandbike; 07-03-2012 at 05:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madvinyljunkie View Post
    Just ordered this via the link thanks for the recommendation, Repped
    Hope you like it.
    Thanks for the Rep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howlindawg View Post
    Hope you like it.
    Thanks for the Rep!
    No Probs look forward to listening to it I'll let you know how I get on
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicedoc441 View Post
    Rostropovich/Britten in the Schubert Arpeggione - is absolutely superb! :-)
    Yes! Please everyone: get this recording, you don't know what you're missing out on! It is definitely in my top 10 classical CDs of all time.

    Here is the link again: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Schubert-Sch.../dp/B000KQGOBI

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteAllen View Post
    Yes! Please everyone: get this recording, you don't know what you're missing out on! It is definitely in my top 10 classical CDs of all time.

    Here is the link again: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Schubert-Sch.../dp/B000KQGOBI
    At 5.28 it's got to be had
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