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Children´s Cello

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1562
Release date2006-04-30
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

BBC Music Magazine 5 stars.

In this recital of known and unknown gems from the repertoire for aspiring cellists, Steven Isserlis and Stephen Hough make full use of their consummate musicianship in carving each of the 30 tracks into beautiful miniatures. Pieces that cello students have played – and their teachers (not to mention parents) have heard – over and over again stand out as fresh as if they were composed for this occasion.
The programme ranges progressively from Ludwig Lebell’s Berceuse, which only employs open strings, to Cassadó’s Requiebros, described in Isserlis’s own liner notes as 'something holding real challenges for the young cellist (and indeed for the fast-aging one!)'.
It’s not only the level of technical difficulties that varies: the styles are almost as many as the pieces themselves. A number of different idioms – English, French, Hungarian and Israeli, Victorian, Baroque and contemporary – are all conveyed in accents that ring completely true.
This unique disc was inspired by after-dinner serenades at Steven Isserlis’s home, where his son Gabriel would perform his current cello assignments, sometimes accompanied by Hough. (Gabriel’s contribution to the enterprise is attested to by the final section on the disc, Gabriel’s Corner, made up of works composed for him by, among others, Isserlis and Hough themselves.) Isserlis writes: 'Eventually, we decided that we wanted to play some of the pieces ourselves, for our own sakes as much as for those of the children we were hoping to inspire – and thus this album was born.' The performers’ enjoyment certainly shines through during the full 81 minutes of the disc – an enjoyment that will be shared by every listener, whatever his or her connection to the noble art of cello playing. A bonus, in the form of actor Simon Callow narrating a ghost story with a twist over the sound effects of Steven Isserlis’s The Haunted House, makes the disc a truly special experience.
 
Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Lebell, Ludwig
  Berceuse Orientale
01 Berceuse Orientale 01:47 $ 0.37 USD
 
 
  Composer: Nelson, Sheila
  Mad as a Hatter
02 Mad as a Hatter 00:33 $ 0.12 USD
 
 
  Composer: Earnshaw, Alfred
  Tarantella
03 Tarantella 01:22 $ 0.29 USD
 
 
  Composer: Stutchewsky, Joachim
  Kinnereth (tune by Haninah Karchevsky)
04 Kinnereth (tune by Haninah Karchevsky) 02:22 $ 0.50 USD
 
 
  Composer: Stutchewsky, Joachim
  Wanderer’s Song (Oriental Melody)
05 Wanderer’s Song (Oriental Melody) 02:36 $ 0.55 USD
 
 
  Composer: Carse, Adam
  A Merry Dance
06 A Merry Dance 01:47 $ 0.37 USD
 
 
  Composer: Warren, Francis Purcell
  A Sunday Evening in Autumn
07 A Sunday Evening in Autumn 02:22 $ 0.50 USD
 
 
  Composer: Warren, Francis Purcell
  Cradle Song
08 Cradle Song 01:09 $ 0.24 USD
 
 
  Composer: Graves, John
  The Swans glide on the Bishop’s Palace moat
09 The Swans glide on the Bishop’s Palace moat 01:51 $ 0.39 USD
 
 
  Composer: Squire, William Henry
  Danse Rustique
10 Danse Rustique 02:41 $ 0.56 USD
 
 
  Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
  Minuet (arr. Goltermann)
11 Minuet (arr. Goltermann) 03:43 $ 0.78 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bryars, Gavin
  With Miriam by the River
12 With Miriam by the River 03:30 $ 0.74 USD
 
 
  Composer: Trowell, Arnold
  Gavotte from 12 Easy Pieces
13 Gavotte from 12 Easy Pieces 01:48 $ 0.38 USD
 
 
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
  Lulu Waltz
14 Lulu Waltz 00:48 $ 0.17 USD
 
 
  Composer: Dyson, George
  Melody
15 Melody 02:38 $ 0.55 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bridge, Frank
  Spring Song
16 Spring Song 02:24 $ 0.50 USD
 
 
  Composer: Beach, Amy
  Berceuse 06:53
17 Berceuse 03:06 $ 0.65 USD
 
 
  Composer: Marie, Gabriel Prosper
  La Cinquantaine
18 La Cinquantaine 03:30 $ 0.74 USD
 
 
  Composer: Goltermann, Georg
  La Foi
19 La Foi 03:33 $ 0.75 USD
 
 
  Composer: Poulenc, Francis
  Serenade (arr. Maurice Gendron)
20 Serenade (arr. Maurice Gendron) 01:55 $ 0.40 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tuby, Joseph
  Serenade
21 Serenade 02:31 $ 0.53 USD
 
 
  Composer: Fauré, Gabriel
  Berceuse 06:53
22 Berceuse 03:47 $ 0.79 USD
 
 
  Composer: Popper, David
  Gavotte, Op. 23
23 Gavotte, Op. 23 04:39 $ 0.98 USD
 
 
  Composer: Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix
  Song Without Words, Op. 109
24 Song Without Words, Op. 109 04:39 $ 0.98 USD
 
 
  Composer: Cassadó, Gaspar
  Requiebros
25 Requiebros 04:52 $ 1.02 USD
 
 
  Composer: Blake, Howard
  Archangel’s Lullaby
26 Archangel’s Lullaby 01:31 $ 0.32 USD
 
 
  Composer: Mustonen, Olli
  Frogs Dancing on Water-Lilies
27 Frogs Dancing on Water-Lilies 03:07 $ 0.65 USD
 
 
  Composer: Hough, Stephen
  Angelic Song
28 Angelic Song 02:12 $ 0.46 USD
 
 
  Composer: Hough, Stephen
  Angelic Dance
29 Angelic Dance 01:29 $ 0.31 USD
 
 
  Composer: Isserlis, Steven
  The Haunted House
30 The Haunted House 04:03 $ 0.85 USD
 
  Album total 78:15
CelloIsserlis, Steven
PianoHough, Stephen
ComposerBeach, Amy
Blake, Howard
Boccherini, Luigi
Bridge, Frank
Bryars, Gavin
Carse, Adam
Cassadó, Gaspar
Dyson, George
Earnshaw, Alfred
Fauré, Gabriel
Goltermann, Georg
Graves, John
Hough, Stephen
Isserlis, Steven
Lebell, Ludwig
Marie, Gabriel Prosper
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix
Mustonen, Olli
Nelson, Sheila
Popper, David
Poulenc, Francis
Sibelius, Jean
Squire, William Henry
Stutchewsky, Joachim
Trowell, Arnold
Tuby, Joseph
Warren, Francis Purcell
NarratorCallow, Simon

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