Pablo Casals: Song of the Birds / Cello Encores | Alto ALC1193

Pablo Casals: Song of the Birds / Cello Encores


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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC1193

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 6th February 2012



1. Cant dels Ocells (Song Of The Birds) (Trad./Orch.Casals)                       
2. Sant Marti del Canigo (Trad./Orch.Casals)                                                
Prades Festival Orchestra

3. Nana (from Seven Spanish Popular Songs) (De Falla), with Eugene Istomin (piano)

4. Aria (from Organ Pastorale in F) (J S Bach)                                           
Perpignon Festival Orchestra

5. Recitative (from Organ Concerto No.3) (J S Bach/Trans.Rosanoff), with Eugene Istomin (piano)

6. Allemande (from Cello Suite No.1 in G major) (J S Bach)
7. Prelude (from Cello Suite No.5 in C minor) (J S Bach)
8. Adagio (from Piano Sonata No.9 in D major) (Haydn) (arr.), with Eugene Istomin (piano)

Five Pieces in Folk Style (Schumann) with Leopold Mannes (piano)
9. Vanitas, vanitatum: mit humor                                                                      
10. Langsam                                                                                                          
11. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen                                                           
12. Nicht zu rasch                                                                                                  
13. Stark und markiert
Five Concert Pieces for Cello and Piano (Couperin), with Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano)
14. Prelude            
15. Siciliene
16. La Tromba
17. Plainte
18. Air de diable
19. Melody in F (Rubenstein), with Nikolai Mednikoff (piano)

From 1950 Casals became a celebrity again ....He founded the Prades Festival where many recordings were made including, in 1954, his most sought-after recording after the Bach Suites: an arrangement by his brother of an old Catalan Christmas song Cant del Ocells (Song of the Birds). This piece …was very dear to Casals, so much so that he almost always ended his recitals with this tune.“ - James Murray

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