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Pieter Wispelwey - Walton: Cello Concerto, Passacaglia (2009)

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Pieter Wispelwey - Walton: Cello Concerto, Passacaglia (2009)

Pieter Wispelwey - Walton: Cello Concerto, Passacaglia (2009)
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Walton's concerto was commissioned by Russian cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, whose reputation as a performer was such that he inspired works by no less than Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Hindemith. Though the concerto was not very well received by critics following its first performance, it is probably the result of Walton's singular aesthetic sensibility and place- perceived as an old-fashioned Romanticism in the post-war period. Wispelwey's performance effortlessly shifts through the strong rhythmic passages and the moments of serenity called for by Walton's composition. The recording also includes three compositions for solo cello: Bloch's Suite no. 1, Ligeti's Sonata for solo cello, and Walton's Passacaglia. The CD is book-ended with Britten's Ciaccona (Cello suite no. 2, op.80) which will clearly establish why Wispelwey is considered one of the foremost Britten interpreters.
WALTON Cello Concerto

1 I Moderato 8.59
2 II Allegro appassionato 6.38
3 III Tema ed improvvisazioni 15.29

Sydney Symphony
Jeffrey Tate
Cello 1760 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini

BLOCH Suite no.1 for solo cello
4 Prelude 3.31
5 Allegro 2.27
6 Canzona 3.43
7 Allegro 2.21
LIGETI Sonata for solo cello
8 I Dialogo. Adagio, rubato, cantabile 4.30
9 II Capriccio. Presto con slancio 3.47
10 WALTON 10 Passacaglia for solo cello 6.59
11 BRITTEN Ciaconna from Cello Suite no.2 7.02
Cello 1698 Antonio Stradivarius ‘Magg’

Total timing: 66.22
We are delighted to announce the signing of one of the world’s greatest cellists, Pieter Wispelwey, who after many years on the Channel Classics label has decided to move to ONYX. In this outstanding recording of mid- 20th century cello music, Pieter makes his first recording of the great Walton Cello Concerto

Pieter recorded the Walton in Australia in 2007 in several live concerts with the excellent Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the experienced baton of the British conductor Jeffrey Tate. This recording has been expertly edited from the live concerts (applause omitted). The rest of the recording was made in studio conditions in Holland.

The works for solo cello are cleverly interrelated and brings discoveries such as the Bloch Suite (written at exactly the same time as the Walton Concerto in 1957), the early Ligeti Sonata (1948-53) and two works written for Rostropovich: Britten’s Ciaconna from the 2nd suite and one of Walton’s own contributions to the ground bass form, the Passacaglia.

For the concerto Wispelwey plays his normal Guadagnini cello but for the solo cello works he was thrilled to be able to record on the great Magg Stradivarius from 1698
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