Pablo Casals: The Complete Published EMI Recordings (9 CD box set, FLAC)
Pablo Casals: The Complete Published EMI Recordings (9 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 9 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 1.42 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD1
J.S.Bach – Cello Suite No.1 in G, BWV 1007
1. 1. Prelude
2. 2. Allemande
3. 3. Courante
4. 4. Sarabande
5. 5. Menuetto I & II
6. 6. Gigue

J.S.Bach – Cello Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008
7. 1. Praeludium
8. 2. Allemande
9. 3. Courante
10. 4. Sarabande
11. 5. Menuetto I & II
12. 6. Gigue

J.S.Bach – Cello Suite No.3 in C, BWV 1009
13. 1. Praeludium
14. 2. Allemande
15. 3. Courante
16. 4. Sarabande
17. 5. Bourree I & II
18. 6. Gigue

CD2
J.S.Bach – Cello Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV 1010
1. 1. Prelude
2. 2. Allemande
3. 3. Courante
4. 4. Sarabande
5. 5. Bourree I & II
6. 6. Gigue

J.S.Bach – Cello Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV 1011
7. 1. Prelude
8. 2. Allemande
9. 3. Courante
10. 4. Sarabande
11. 5. Gavotte I & II
12. 6. Gigue

J.S.Bach – Cello Suite No.6 in D, BWV 1012
13. 1. Prelude
14. 2. Allemande
15. 3. Courante
16. 4. Sarabande
17. 5. Gavotte I & II
18. 6. Gigue

CD3
Beethoven – Cello Sonata No.1 in F, Op.5 No.1
1. 1. Adagio sostenuto
2. 2. Allegro
3. 3. Allegro vivace
with Mieczyslaw Horszowski – Piano

Beethoven – Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.5 No.2
4. 1. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo –
5. 2. Allegro molto piu tosto presto
6. 3. Rondo (Allegro)
with Mieczyslaw Horszowski – Piano

Beethoven – Cello Sonata No.3 in A, Op.69
7. 1. Allegro ma non tanto
8. 2. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
9. 3. Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace
with Otto Schulhof – Piano

Beethoven – Menuett in G, WoO 10 No.2
with Otto Schulhof – Piano

CD4
Beethoven – Cello Sonata No.4 in C, Op.102 No.1
1. 1. Andante – Allegro vivace
2. 2. Adagio – Tempo d’andante – Allegro…
with Mieczyslaw Horszowski – Piano

Beethoven – Cello Sonata No.5 in D, Op.102 No.2
3. 1. Allegro con brio
4. 2. Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto
5. 3. Allegro – Allegro fugato
with Mieczyslaw Horszowski – Piano

Brahms – Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99
6. 1. Allegro vivace
7. 2. Adagio affetuoso
8. 3. Allegro passionato
9. 4. Allegro molto
with Mieczyslaw Horszowski – Piano

CD5
Dvorak – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
1. 1. Allegro
2. 2. Adagio Ma non Troppo
3. 3. Finale (Allegro Moderato)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, George Szell

Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
4. 1. Adagio – Moderato
5. 2. Lento – Allegro Molto
6. 3. Adagio
7. 4. Allegro – Moderato – Allegro ma non troppo
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

8. Bruch – Kol Nidrei, Op.47
London Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

CD6
Beethoven – Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 ‘Archduke’
1. 1. Allegro moderato
2. 2. Scherzo-Allegro & Trio
3. 3. Andante cantabile ma pero con moto
4. 4. Allegro moderato – Presto
with Alfred Cortot – Piano & Jacques Thibaud – Violin

Schubert – Piano Trio in B flat, No.1 D898
5. 1. Allegro moderato
6. 2. Andante un poco mosso
7. 3. Scherzo-Allegro & Trio
8. 4. Rondo-Allegro vivace – Presto
with Alfred Cortot – Piano & Jacques Thibaud – Violin

9. Beethoven – 7 Variations in E flat Wo046 on ‘Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fluhlen’
with Alfred Cortot – Piano

CD7
Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49
1. 1. Molto allegro ed agitato
2. 2. Andante con moto tranquillo
3. 3. Scherzo – Leggiero e vivace
4. 4. Finale – Allegro assai appassionatto
with Alfred Cortot – Piano & Jacques Thibaud – Violin

Schumann – Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.63
5. 1. Mit Energie und Leidenschaft
6. 2. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
7. 3. Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung
8. 4. Mit Feuer
with Alfred Cortot – Piano & Jacques Thibaud – Violin

9. Beethoven – 10 Variations in G, Op.121a on ‘Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu’
with Alfred Cortot – Piano

CD8
Haydn – Piano Trio in G Hob.XV:25, Op.73 No.2
1. 1. Andante
2. 2. Poco adagio cantabile
3. 3. Rondo all’ongarese-Presto
with Alfred Cortot – Piano & Jacques Thibaud – Violin

Brahms – Double Concerto in A minor, Op.102
4. 1. Allegro
5. 2. Andante
6. 3. Vivace ma non tanto
with Jacques Thibaud – Violin & Pablo Casals Orchestra, Alfred Cortot

Boccherini – Cello Concerto in B flat (ed. Grutzmacher)
7. 1. Allegro moderato
8. 2. Adagio non troppo
9. 3. Rondo – Allegro
London Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

8. Boccherini – Sonata No.6 in A – Adagio & Allegro
with Blas Net – Piano

CD9
1. Tartini – Cello Concerto in D – II. Grave ed espressivo
2. Dvolak – Songs my mother taught me (arr. Grunfeld)
3. Rimsky-Korsakov – Fight of the Bumblebee (arr. Sttrimer)
4. Haydn – Sonata for violin and viola No.1 in C – III. Tempo di minuetto (arr. Piatti)
5. J.S.Bach – Solo Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor – II. Andante (arr. Siloti)
6. Mendelssohn – Song without words in D Op.109
7. Vivaldi – Concerto Op.3 No.11 in D minor – II. Largo
8. Valentini – Gavotte (arr. Piatti)
9. Laserna – Tonadilla (arr. Cassado)
10. J.S.Bach – Orchestral Suite No.3 in D – II. Air (arr. Siloti)
11. Schumann – Traumerei
with Otto Schulhof – Piano
12. Pablo Casals – Festivola

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Enrique Casals
13. Heroica
14. Tarragona
15. Lluny

Julio Garreta
16. La Rosada
17. Innonimada

Sarerra Puigferrer
18. Dubte

The most relevant musical artist of the XX Century!

In honor to the truth, the life of Casals was not only fascinating, enriching and exciting, but besides genuinely productive. Casals brought back the cello, the divine majesty as soloist instrument since the first half of the XIX Century, achieving an enviable pinnacle with the set of cello sonatas of Beethoven, Archiduke Trio, Brahms double Concerto among other musical gems. It could be said that during the second half of the XIX Century, the cello assumed a secondary role. The works composed by Schumann, Lalo, Saint Saens and Dvorak were charm and gentle but isolated the instrument of its innate expressive possibilities, to become another accompanist instrument. Over the first decades of the XX Century, Prokoviev, Shostakovich, Kachaturian and Villalobos at some extent, intended to restore the cello the first order role that had had during the XVII Century.

Casals – like no other musician – worked without rest around the cello as prima voice. He understood better than no one, the enormous relevance of Bach respect the Suites for solo cello. And so decade and a half of his life, was devoted to show the world the forgotten treasures that nestled behind the dusty and yellow pages.

On the other hand, his enriching experience with so many emblematic musicians, thinkers and composers widened his vision about the importance of the sound of this noble instrument. As we may realize, he consecrated his musical activity as chamber musician like no other soloist artist. And this wave grew around the world. Since the times of Fritz Busch, the emergence of the Budapest, Vegh, Hungarian, Parrenin and Griller Quartets, would lead him to materialize one of his most coveted expectations:his maxim achievement,the creation of Prades Festival in 1950 to commemorate the second bicentenary of Bach’s death. This Festival still resounds over the actual generations of musicians.

As a matter of fact,Puerto Rico and Marlboro Festivals(We should not forget Mitzuko Ichida grew up as musician at Marlboro)were sublime echoes of Prades. And the countless musicians (Szigetti, Vegh, Grumiaux, Stern, Horzowski, Kapell, Serkin, Istomin,Tortellier, Fuchs and Rose, among so many others) made possible the chamber music acquired status relevance and at the same time made every musician grew up to unsuspected levels as soloists and interpreters.

This invaluable compilation is part of the musical history of the XX Century. As hard listener, you will have to reencounter yourself with admirable versions of the Trio Thibaud – Cortot – Casals, his notable contributions with Otto Schulhoff and Horskowski in the early thirties, his unforgettable cello suites, his unique and until now unequalled version of the Dvorak’ s cello Concerto that certainly would be this brief comment would surmount its goal.

For the new generations of young people, it’s an excellent opportunity to listen with sublime sound without those unerring distortions of the well reminded LP format.

So in order to preserve the memory of this sublime and exceptional human being, you should not miss this first order edition that justifies plainly the undeniable transcendence of this master of masters.

A glorious master jewel in your invaluable musical collection.

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