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British Cello Phenomenon - CC1010


The exceptional tradition of British cello playing is celebrated on this exclusive 2-CD set, which gathers together many of the key cellists from the early years of the recording era to the present day. Here are such rarities as Sir John Barbirolli playing Bach; Beatrice Harrison, the Delius dedicatee, playing the Elegy; William Pleeth, one of the leading English cello teachers of his time, playing Rubbra with the composer at the piano; as well as performances from the current cello stars of the concert platform. Specially featured is the rediscovered recording of Jacqueline du Pré playing Rubbra?s Soliloquy, made during a performance with the Newbury String Players and conducted by her brother-in-law Christopher Finzi. With over two hours of music, this is a unique historical document.

This new release comes at the unbelievable price of only £10.00 for both CDs when ordered online.

The full collection comprises:
CD1 CC1010a

  1. Douglas Cameron/National Symphony Orchestra; Rossini Overture William Tell (Part 1)

  2. John Barbirolli/Ethel Bartlett; Bach Gamba Sonata BWV1027 (Adagio)

  3. WH Squire/Hamilton Harty; Godard Berceuse de Jocelyn

  4. Beatrice Harrison/Orchestra/Eric Fenby; Delius Elegy

  5. Cedric Sharpe/Cecil Dixon; Popper Polonaise de Concert Op14

  6. Felix Salmond/Piano; Grieg To Spring

  7. Lauri Kennedy/Dorothy Kennedy; Popper Hungarian Fantasy

  8. Anthony Pini/Ensemble; Saint-Saëns Softly Wakes my Heart (Samson & Dalila) Op4

  9. Raymond Clark/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Constant Lambert; Tchaikovsky Vision Scene (Sleeping Beauty Op66 Act 2)

  10. Reg Kilbey/Jack Byfield; Massenet Élégie

  11. William Pleeth/Edmund Rubbra; Rubbra Sonata in G minor Op60 (Vivace flessibile)

  12. Alan Dalziel/John Constable; Fauré Élégie

  13. Thomas Igloi/Clifford Benson; Fauré Sonata No2 Op117 (Andante)

  14. Keith Harvey/Linn Hendry; Debussy arr Harvey Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

  15. Jacqueline du Pré/Newbury String Players/Christopher Finzi; Rubbra Soliloquy

CD2 CC1010b
  1. Norman Jones/Philharmonia/Gardelli; Verdi Overture I Masnadieri (part)

  2. Denis Vigay/Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Neville Marriner; Suppé Overture Morning, Noon & Night (part)

  3. Derek Simpson/Ernest Lush; Schubert Arpeggione Sonata (Allegretto)

  4. Douglas Cummings; Bach Suite in D minor BWV 1008 (Allemande)

  5. & (Courante)

  6. Moray Welsh; Dutilleux Strophe No3

  7. Christopher van Kampen/Ian Brown; Janácek Pohadka III

  8. Raphael Wallfisch/Linn Hendry; Castelnuovo-Tedesco Figaro

  9. Colin Carr; Kodály Solo Sonata Op8 (Allegro molto vivace)

  10. Alexander Baillie/Dominic Harlan; Glière Albumblätter No5

  11. & No12

  12. Robert Cohen/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Litton; Walton Concerto (Allegro appassionato)

  13. Steven Isserlis/Stephen Hough; Fauré Après un rêve

  14. Tim Hugh; Handel arr. Halvorsen Theme and Variations

  15. Clive Greensmith/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Carl Davis; Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs (Tom Bowling)

  16. Paul Watkins/BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davies; Holst Invocation

Total Time for CD1 and CD2 2:37:08