Thursday, December 27, 2007

Yo- Yo on Charlie Rose - Great Interview

11 minutes in Yo-Yo performs Appalachian Waltz by Mark O'Connor

Brahms - piano quartet c-moll, 3d m. - Dimitri Miller

Alexander Kalashkov - violine
Sofya Lebed' - viola
Dmitry Miller - cello
Irina Osipova - piano
live in Rachmaninov hall of Moscow conservatory

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Lo Saturnalia, Natulis Sol Invictus, etc.. from the Cello Geek.

This is my new tree topper.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Shostakovich - Suzana Stefanovic (SC 80)

Suzana Stefanovic (Cello) and Ilona Timchenko (Piano), 1st movement Allegro non Troppo

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Carlos Prieto - Suite No. 3 for Cello Solo in C Major

Gustavo Dudamel / SBYOV Shostakovich Symphony 10 II. Allegro

BBC Proms 2007: Prom 48
Royal Albert Hall
August 19, 2007

Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Friday, December 21, 2007

A Cellist’s Companion: A Comprehensive Catalogue of Cello Literature

More than three hundred years after the violoncello became established as a solo instrument, A Cellist’s Companion: A Comprehensive Catalogue of Cello Literature is the first comprehensive catalogue of the literature for violoncello. The hard-cover edition can be purchased with the order form on this website. A paperback edition is available from Inquiries can be made to

A Cellist’s Companion is the culmination of more than thirty-five years of meticulous compilation of cello repertoire. A catalogue of this scope has never been published. Approximately 45,000 titles written by over 15,000 composers are listed alphabetically by composer, and ordered by opus number, and alpabetically by title. This unique project to compile all music ever written for cello solo – published or unpublished – is intended to be a reference work that will quickly become every cellist’s companion.

The categories of cello repertoire include: cello solo, cello with electronics or tape, cello and piano, cello and orchestra, cello duos and ensembles, duos with other instruments, cello solo and chamber ensemble, two or more solo instruments and orchestra, cello and voice, methods and studies. With the exception of cello ensemble music, chamber music works have been excluded unless the cello has a solo function. Unlike other catalogues which list only published music available at the time of the catalogue’s publication, A Cellist’s Companion: A Comprehensive Catalogue of Cello Literature includes all known works, spanning over 300 years. Published music, out-of-print editions, unpublished manuscripts, titles mentioned only in reference books, self-published works, and works mentioned only in reviews have all been included. The formidable scope of the project, combining seemingly unimportant fragments of information from multiple sources has made it possible to piece together work-lists by famous and unknown composers, as well as cellist-composers such as Romberg, Dotzauer, Davidoff, and Fitzenhagen.

Published editons are the primary source of information. Secondary sources include reference works, such as Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Riemann’s Musik Lexicon, and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, as well as publisher’s catalogues, library catalogues, handbooks, music information services, the back covers of sheet music, announcements, magazine articles, composer’s websites, and concert reviews. Although many titles have been translated into English, whenever possible titles have been left in their original language. Multiple spellings of composer’s names are cross-referenced to the main spelling. Arrangements are cross-referenced to the original composer’s work. Many collections are also cross-referenced to the original work(s). The appendices include a list of publishers, library sigla, a bibliography with a short list of internet sites, and an index of works by instrumentation.

Read more here

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No. 11 - Wendy Warner

Transcription for cello and piano, by Piatigorsky of Scriabin's piano Etude Op. 8 No. 11. Unedited recording of live recital by Wendy Warner, violoncello, and Iriina Nuzova, piano, at the Phillips Collection of Art Concert Series.

Schubert - Piano Trio No.1 - I. Allegro moderato

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Hephzibah Menuhin (piano)
Maurice Gendron (violoncello)

Steven Isserlis/Why Handel Waggled His Wig

I apologize for forgetting to add Isserlis to the favorite cellist poll - I have a feeling he is probably the cellist many have in mind when choosing other in the poll.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Yo-Yo Ma: Elgar Cello Concerto

Yo-Yo Ma with Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony in this performance from 1997

Monday, December 10, 2007

Haydn C- Major III Movement - J.L. Webber

A very lively performance of the last movement from Haydn's Cello Concerto in C.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Bach Cello Suite no 3. Jean-Guihen Queyras

I bought his new CD last week and I find it very enjoyable. His unique voicing complements the music without "mudding the waters."

You can pick up your copy here

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Pierre Fournier plays Dvořák cello concerto.

Cello: Pierre Fournier
Conductor: Nikolaus Aeschbacher
Orchestra: NHKSymphonyOrchestra
Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall 1954

Ist Movement

3rd Movement