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Quite surprised to find little mention of Isserlis on this thread although there is so much other great stuff maybe I shouldn't be surprised. I love his phrasing and that cello tone is inimicable - it sounds like a high mileage instrument!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haydn-Concertos-Symphony-Concertante-Classical/dp/B003P93HLC/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1463316191&sr=1-1&keywords=isserlis+haydn

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Quite surprised to find little mention of Isserlis on this thread although there is so much other great stuff maybe I shouldn't be surprised. I love his phrasing and that cello tone is inimicable - it sounds like a high mileage instrument!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haydn-Concertos-Symphony-Concertante-Classical/dp/B003P93HLC/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1463316191&sr=1-1&keywords=isserlis+haydn

Agree that he is under-appreciated very much everywhere! Maybe it was to do with his humble and unflashy demeanour. Plus he is not Russian or American.

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The Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano, together with the very entertaining sets of variations he wrote for the same combo.

The Rostropovitch set is a must-hear

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Complete-Music-Cello-Piano/dp/B0000041A9/

Fournier and Kempff authoritative older style Beethoven

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Music-Cello-L-Van/dp/B000001GY1/

and a brilliant, relatively modern account by Wispelwey and Lazic

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Complete-Cello-Sonatas-Variations/dp/B0007Z47YI/

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The Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano, together with the very entertaining sets of variations he wrote for the same combo.

The Rostropovitch set is a must-hear

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Complete-Music-Cello-Piano/dp/B0000041A9/

Fournier and Kempff authoritative older style Beethoven

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Music-Cello-L-Van/dp/B000001GY1/

and a brilliant, relatively modern account by Wispelwey and Lazic

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Complete-Cello-Sonatas-Variations/dp/B0007Z47YI/

I'd second the choice of works and add a superb recording and period instrument performance by Anner Bylsma with Jos van Immerseel piano on Sony Vivarte.

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The first Crooked Still album has astonishing cello...Rushad Eggleston.

Also Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal's Musique de Nuit - kora and cello much of which is recorded on a rooftop in Bamoko. Fantastic recording with great soundstage including distant traffic and sheep - totally mesmerising music.

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Not pure cello, but have a listen to the Piano Guys .....Some good electric and acoustic cello playing.

More traditional. ..yo yo ma' s version of Copelands Appellation Spring is very good

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Ha Keith - you already done me the piano guys at your bakeoff. Excellent. Thanks!

Re Mr Ma, appalachian controllee shurely?

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Musica Nuda Magoni & Spinetti

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I heard this for the first time at the NAS, and love it. Its a bit more contemporary than those listed previously, but the cello intro to 'I will survive' is something to behold !

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I love Rach's Cello Sonata.

Sudbin played in Oxford last month but I was unable to attend the concert...

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Recently acquired this recording, mainly because I'm a Sudbin fan. Wonderful performances and fantastic audio quality:

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I love Rach's Cello Sonata.

Sudbin played in Oxford last month but I was unable to attend the concert...

R

Share the enthusiasm for this wonderful disc and the playing of Sudbin generally. His recent Scarlatti is a fabulous recording.

on the subject of the Rachmaninov, there is a beautiful recording of the Andante movement with Horowitz and Rostropovich, part of the 'Concert of the Century' given at Carnegie Hall in 1978. Horowitz was never an enthusiastic accompanist so it's a rare treat.

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Can I put in a mention of Gerald Finzi's Cello Concerto - for preference in the Lyrita recording with Yo Yo Ma.

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On 05/07/2016 at 19:51, peteAllen said:

Recently acquired this recording, mainly because I'm a Sudbin fan. Wonderful performances and fantastic audio quality:

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This thread is proving to be very expensive! This is now on order.

I recently visited Pomp and Circumstance in Harrogate searching for some of the albums in this thread and came out with this wonderful CD recommended by the owner....

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Super Wammer

Sadly the Austrian cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff died yesterday aged just 65.

I don't have any of his recordings but enjoyed his playing many times on the radio.

Anyone have any particular recommendation for something played by him?

Wishing all you classical fans a very merry Christmas!

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