Cello Music of the 19th-20th Centuries

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