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Maurice Gendron – Charm and Cello (FLAC)

Maurice Gendron - Charm and Cello (FLAC)

Maurice Gendron – Charm and Cello (FLAC)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Boccherini, Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvořák, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Peter Schubert, Robert Schumann, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Maurice Gendron, Jean Françaix
Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker, L’Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi, Pablo Casals, Karl Rankl
Number of Discs: 4
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Profil Medien
Catalogue: PH18091
Release: 2019
Size: 930 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
01. I. Nicht zu schnell
02. II. Langsam
03. III. Sehr lebhaft

Schubert: Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’, D821
04. I. Allegro moderato
05. II. Adagio
06. III. Allegretto

CD 02
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5 No. 1
01. I. Adagio sostenuto
02. II. Allegro moderato
03. III. Allegro vivace

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2
04. I. Allegro con brio
05. II. Adagio con molto sentimento d`affetto
06. III. Allegro – Allegro fugato

Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38
07. I. Allegro non troppo
08. II. Allegretto quasi menuetto
09. III. Allegro

CD 03
01. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
02. I. Allegro
03. II. Adagio ma non troppo
04. III. Finale. Allegro moderato

CD 04
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101)
01. I. Allegro moderato
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Rondo. Allegro

Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major, G482
04. I. Allegro moderato
05. II. Andante grazioso
06. III. Rondo. Allegro

Maurice Gendron (1920–1990) played on an instrument that now bears his name. It is a Stradivari cello of 1693, and in honour of this great cellist it is now known as the “Gendron, Lord Speyer” cello. Gendron felt himself born under a lucky star. After studies in his birthplace Nice, where he already showed exceptional promise, he moved to Paris. His stupendous ability and charming manner soon spread his reputation, and in the artistically inclined French capital he attracted the attention of such prominent figures as Picasso, Mauriac and Cocteau. The end of the Second World War opened the doors of the world’s concert halls to him. One early highlight was the European first performance of the Prokofiev Cello Concerto op. 58 with the Philharmonic Orchestra under Walter Süsskind in London in 1945. Pablo Casals himself, the revered role model of all twentieth-century cellists, invited Gendron to make music with him. So did the violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who invited him to make up a trio together with his sister Hephzibah.

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