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Offline Daverz

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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2017, 08:07:12 PM »
Yes, CPE Bach Wq 172 is a good choice.  A deeply felt slow movement.

I also forgot a particular favorite: Guarnieri's Choro for Cello.

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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2017, 08:57:32 PM »
Great list! I could've easily included the Atterberg (though not one of his better works IMO) and Villa-Lobos 2. The Lutosławski is a fascinating work which I feel will grow on me with repeated listening. I found the Khachaturian concerto a bit disappointing but I must revisit. Must check out the Moeran and Englund concertos.

Atterberg's best concerto is the piano one, but the cello concerto doesn't disappoint me, it has some dreamy melodies. The war-time cello concerto by Khachaturian is engaging: it possesses enough drama to represent the dark moments of that conflict. I find the 2nd mov. especially atmospheric and pensive with help of those mysterious flutes. And yes, you should check out the Moeran's and the Englund's. I find them strong as well.

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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #62 on: October 05, 2017, 02:55:04 AM »
I also forgot a particular favorite: Guarnieri's Choro for Cello.
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Yes! Great to hear this performance again, which I had on vinyl in the 1980s but didn't see again in the digital age. Great stuff, great composer.
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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #63 on: October 05, 2017, 04:38:22 AM »
Must hear the Guarnieri - a fine composer.
New list (probably the same as the old one in a different order  ::))

Kabalevsky 2
Moeran
Miaskovsky
Mckewen: Hills o' Heather
Bliss
Bridge: Oration
Dvorak
Honegger
Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness
Bloch: Schelomo
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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #64 on: October 05, 2017, 05:47:00 AM »


Not quite a list, and more than just 10, but hard to beat as a compilation, as interpretations and as value for money !

The Kernis (Colored Field) and Miaskovsky are beautiful works. Only Lutoslawski is missing among favourite cello concertos.


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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #65 on: January 03, 2019, 12:30:17 PM »
Time for a new list:

Dvorak B minor
Shostakovich no. 1
Finzi
Vasks no. 1
Atterberg
Gulda (seriously! :D)
Barber
Herbert no. 2
Haydn D major
Walton

And, because this is a GMG poll after all, allow me to extend it to top 15 ;D:

Saint-Saëns 2
Sainsbury
Moeran
Rautavaara no. 1
Schnittke no. 1
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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #66 on: January 03, 2019, 06:22:46 PM »
Prokofiev (Sinfonia Concertante)
Lutosławski
Shostakovich No.2
Dvořák
Weinberg
Dutilleux (Tout un monde lointain)
Myaskovsky
Zimmermann (en forme de 'pas de trois')
Sciarrino (Variazioni)

I guess a fairly mainstream list & I'm not sure how many of them I'd be able to fit on a deserted island.

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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2019, 10:23:41 AM »
Prokofiev (Sinfonia Concertante)
Lutosławski
Shostakovich No.2
Dvořák
Weinberg
Dutilleux (Tout un monde lointain)
Myaskovsky
Zimmermann (en forme de 'pas de trois')
Sciarrino (Variazioni)

I guess a fairly mainstream list & I'm not sure how many of them I'd be able to fit on a deserted island.

Nice list, not “mainstream” at all! I could’ve included the Weinberg, Dutilleux, and Myaskovsky concerti myself. I’ll have to check out the Zimmermann and Sciarrino works.
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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2019, 03:12:38 PM »

Top cello concertos imho:

1. Anton Rubinstein - Cello concerto N1: https://youtu.be/0IVGOYSTFyQ
2. Anton Rubinstein - Cello concerto N2: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/8Y4Q/UrUDdYHMg

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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #69 on: January 04, 2019, 03:50:16 PM »
Top cello concertos imho:

1. Anton Rubinstein - Cello concerto N1: https://youtu.be/0IVGOYSTFyQ
2. Anton Rubinstein - Cello concerto N2: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/8Y4Q/UrUDdYHMg

Interesting choices! I’ll have to give them a listen.
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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2019, 10:53:47 AM »
Lutoslawski
Dutilleux
MacMillan
Elgar
Dvorak
Finzi
Penderecki 2
Ginastera 2
Shostakovich 2
Bliss

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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #71 on: August 04, 2020, 03:58:11 PM »
Today’s list:

Atterberg
CPE Bach A major
Dvorak B minor
Finzi
Honegger
Kabalevsky no. 2
Pizzetti
Shostakovich no. 2
Walton
Weinberg
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Re: Top 10 Favorite Cello Concerti
« Reply #72 on: October 17, 2020, 07:39:32 PM »
Casella (I don't know why I had overlooked it, absolutely terrific piece)
Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Dvorak "the famous one"
Finzi
Honegger
Linde
Lutoslawski
Kabalevsky 2
Martinu 2
Shostakovich 1