Cello Music of the 19th-20th Centuries

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Cello Music of the 19th-20th Centuries

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1001079
  • Recorded: 1979, 1980, 1992
  • Release: 2008

The 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries are marked as a period of golden age of exceptional flourishing of cello music. The necessary prerequisites for it were created by firm establishment of the cello over viola da gamba in the 18th century. The expressive means of the cello were rich and technical potential was great. By the second half of the 19th century the cello had widely been used as a solo, ensemble and orchestra instrument. The contents of this programme are mainly aimed at the recreation of the atmosphere of chamber performance in the close circle of connoisseurs and amateurs. Cello music was born and developed in depths of that atmosphere. Besides Beethoven’s “Trio” that is a classical sample of this genre and Davidov’s works, “Serious Song” from Brahms’ last composition is included in the programme. This is a characteristic example of the composer’s latest style. There are also Glazunov’s works of various periods and some of his interpretations of popular works. The composer wrote “Romance without words” at the age of 16; Yuri Semenov was the first who had the piece recorded on the radio.

Track list

  • 1 Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 11 - "Gassenhauer": I. Allegro con brio 
    Yuri Semenov, Anatoly Sheludyakov, Sergey Sorokin (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    09:55
  • 2 Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 11 - "Gassenhauer": II. Adagio 
    Yuri Semenov, Anatoly Sheludyakov, Sergey Sorokin (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    03:56
  • 3 Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 11 - "Gassenhauer": III. Tema con variazioni 
    Yuri Semenov, Anatoly Sheludyakov, Sergey Sorokin (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    06:25
  • 4 Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121: I. Denn es gehet dem Menschen (Arr. Anatoly Nikitin) 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Johannes Brahms)
    03:55
  • 5 Péchés de vieillesse, Vol. IX: No. 10 Une larme, thème et variations 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Gioachino Rossini)
    02:34
  • 6 Silhouetten, Op. 41: II. Waltz 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Karl Davydov)
    04:22
  • 7 3 Salon Pieces, Op. 30: I. Andante 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Karl Davydov)
    03:35
  • 8 3 Salon Pieces, Op. 30: II. Moderato con moto 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Karl Davydov)
    04:23
  • 9 3 Salon Pieces, Op. 30: III. Vivace 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Karl Davydov)
    03:48
  • 10 The Golden Cockerel: Hymn to the Sun (Arr. Alexander Krein) 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)
    04:07
  • 11 5 Romances, Op. 4: IV. Arab Melody 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Alexander Glazunov)
    02:28
  • 12 2 Pieces for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 20: II. Sérénade Espagnole 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Alexander Glazunov)
    02:42
  • 13 Chant du ménestrel, Op. 71 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Alexander Glazunov)
    03:59
  • 14 Romance Without Words 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Alexander Glazunov)
    05:20
  • 15 Elegy in D-Flat Major, Op. 17 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Alexander Glazunov)
    08:38
  • 16 Romance 
    Yuri Semenov, Mikhail Muntian (Alexander Scriabin)
    02:03