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Pieter Wispelwey
Walton Cello Concerto etc

WALTON Cello Concerto

1 I  Moderato 8.59
2 II Allegro appassionato 6.38
3 III Tema ed improvvisazioni 15.29
 
Sydney Symphony
Jeffrey Tate
Cello 1760 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini
 
BLOCH Suite no.1 for solo cello
4 Prelude  3.31
5 Allegro  2.27
6 Canzona 3.43
7 Allegro 2.21
LIGETI Sonata for solo cello
8 I Dialogo. Adagio, rubato, cantabile 4.30
9 II Capriccio. Presto con slancio 3.47
10 WALTON 10 Passacaglia for solo cello   6.59
11 BRITTEN Ciaconna from Cello Suite no.2  7.02
Cello 1698 Antonio Stradivarius ‘Magg’
 
Total timing: 66.22

Catalogue No: ONYX4042

We are delighted to announce the signing of one of the world’s greatest cellists, Pieter Wispelwey, who after many years on the Channel Classics label has decided to move to ONYX. In this outstanding recording of mid- 20th century cello music, Pieter makes his first recording of the great Walton Cello Concerto
 
Pieter recorded the Walton in Australia in 2007 in several live concerts with the excellent Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the experienced baton of the British conductor Jeffrey Tate. This recording has been expertly edited from the live concerts (applause omitted). The rest of the recording was made in studio conditions in Holland.
 
The works for solo cello are cleverly interrelated and brings discoveries such as the Bloch Suite (written at exactly the same time as the Walton Concerto in 1957), the early Ligeti Sonata (1948-53) and two works written for Rostropovich: Britten’s Ciaconna from the 2nd suite and one of Walton’s own contributions to the ground bass form, the Passacaglia.
 
For the concerto Wispelwey plays his normal Guadagnini cello but for the solo cello works he was thrilled to be able to record on the great Magg Stradivarius from 1698

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Walton, William
Cello Concerto: I Moderato
09:11
2
Walton, William
Cello Concerto: II Allegro appassionato
06:44
3
Walton, William
Walton: Cello Concerto: III Tema di improvvisazioni
15:42
4
Bloch, Ernest
Suite No 1 for solo cello: Prelude
03:32
5
Bloch, Ernest
Suite No 1 for solo cello: Allegro
02:28
6
Bloch, Ernest
Suite No 1 for solo cello: Canzona
03:44
7
Bloch, Ernest
Suite No 1 for solo cello: Allegro
02:28
8
Ligeti, György
Sonata for solo cello: I Dialogo. Adagio-rubato-cantabile
04:31
9
Ligeti, György
Sonata for solo cello: II Capriccio. Presto con slancio
03:54
10
Walton, William
Passacaglia for solo cello
07:06
11
Britten, Benjamin
Ciaccona
07:03

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Duration
Complete/Excerpt
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1. Walton: Cello Concerto: I Moderato
1:00
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2. Walton: Cello Concerto: II Allegro appassionato
1:04
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3. Bloch: Suite No 1 for solo cello: Allegro
1:04
Excerpt
4. Ligeti: Sonata for solo cello: II Capriccio. Presto con slancio
1:04
Excerpt
5. Walton: Passacaglia for solo cello
1:31
Excerpt