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R 195
Cellist Zuill Bailey's 2010 recording of J.S. Bach's Suites for Solo Cello (TEL3197802) went straight to the top of the Billboard classical chart. His new Telarc album is devoted to the music of Brahms, and includes the Sonatas in E minor, opus 38 and F major, opus 99 alongside several rarely-recorded song transcriptions. Bailey's musical partner here is his longtime friend, the pianist Awadagin Pratt.

Zuill Bailey made his Telarc debut with Russian Masterpieces for Cello early in 2009, a disc which featured music by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Towards the end of last year he joined forces with pianist Simone Dinnerstein in a critically acclaimed recording of Beethoven's Complete Works for Piano and Cello. Since then his recording of J S Bach's cello suites has been a massive success particularly in the USA where it spent four weeks in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard classical chart, and even made the Top 30 in the New Artists chart.

Along with Brahms' Cello Sonatas in E Minor and F Major, the album includes the composer's “Sonatensatz”, the so-called “F-A-E Scherzo”, which comes from a collaborative violin sonata composed by Brahms, Robert Schumann and fellow composer Albert Dietrich. It is heard here transcribed for the cello from the violin original. Also featured on the disc are transcriptions for cello and piano of seven of his songs including the ever-popular 'Wiegenlied' (Lullaby), 'Melodien,' 'Sapphische Ode' (Sapphic Ode), 'Feldeinsamkeit' (Solitude in the Fields), 'Minnelied' (Love Song) and 'Lerchengesang' (Lark Song).

Zuill Bailey (cello) & Awadagin Pratt (piano)

Composers

Brahms, Johannes (1833-97)

Works

Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38
Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Brahms: Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86 No. 2
Brahms: Lerchengesang Op. 70 No. 2
Brahms: Liebestreu, Op. 3 No. 1
Brahms: Minnelied Op. 71 No. 5
Brahms: Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4
Brahms: Sonatensatz (Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata), WoO 2
Brahms: Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105 No. 1
Brahms: Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)
Publication date: 2011-04-18
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: CD's / CD's

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  CD's / CD's
R 150
'Never Far Away' features four orchestral pieces by Chinese composer Bright Sheng, Shanghai Overture, the short ballet The Nightingale and the Rose, and Tibetan Love Song and Swing. The title piece, Never Far Away is a wonderful harp concerto that stretches the instrument's capabilities to the limit. It was commissioned and is performed by the pre-eminent soloist Yolanda Kondonassis.

Hailed by The New York Times for her “powerful playing and musicianly energy,” Yolanda Kondonassis is considered one of the world's foremost harpists. She made her solo debut at age 18 with The New York Philharmonic and has since appeared as guest artist with countless orchestras around the world. This disc marks her fifteenth on the Telarc label.

Bright Sheng has been a trendsetter in the world of composition. In 2001, he was selected to receive the MacArthur Foundation's prestigious “Genius Award.” The award called Sheng “an innovative composer who merges diverse musical customs in works that transcend conventional aesthetic boundaries. He bridges East and West, lyrical and dissonant styles, and historical and contemporary themes to create elegant compositions with a distinctive signature.

Composers

Sheng, Bright (b.1955)

Works

Sheng: Never Far Away for Harp and Orchestra
Sheng: Shanghai Overture
Sheng: The Nightingale and The Rose
Sheng: Tibetan Love Song and Swing
Publication date: 2009-10-26

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