A Celebration of Cellos

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Catalogue No: DDA 25002
EAN/UPC: 5028117500225
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Release Date: October 1995
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Discs: 1
Sample: "Chant" (extract) by Marie Dare

This was probably the first CD anywhere totally devoted to original works for three or four cellos, wonderful music which has been shamefully neglected. Cello Spice is a group of Scotland’s finest cellists, namely Alison Lawrence, Gillian Copp, John Davidson and Mark Bailey.

Track Listing

    Giacobbe Cervetto:

  1. I. Trio in B flat for Three Violoncellos, op 1 no. 2 − Allegro (4:45)
  2. II. Trio in B flat for Three Violoncellos, op 1 no. 2 − Adagio (2:50)
  3. III. Trio in B flat for Three Violoncellos, op 1 no. 2 − Allegro (3:55)
  4. Walther Aeschbacher:

  5. I. Suite for Four Violoncellos, op. 44 − Frisch, sehr bestimmt (2:27)
  6. II. Suite for Four Violoncellos, op. 44 − Scherzo – Geschwind (1:18)
  7. III. Suite for Four Violoncellos, op. 44 − Adagio molto (3:19)
  8. IV. Suite for Four Violoncellos, op. 44 − Andante energico e con moto (2:07)
  9. Enrico Mainardi:

  10. Notturno (7:27)
  11. Joaquín Rodrigo:

  12. I. Dos piezas Caballerescas − Madrigal (2:33)
  13. II. Dos piezas Caballerescas − Danza de cortesia (2:32)
  14. Marie Dare:

  15. I. Six Pieces for Cello Quartet − Elegie (4:03)
  16. II. Six Pieces for Cello Quartet − Chant (4:26)
  17. III. Six Pieces for Cello Quartet − Valse (2:21)
  18. IV. Six Pieces for Cello Quartet − Aria (3:15)
  19. V. Six Pieces for Cello Quartet − A Day-Dream (1:48)
  20. VI. Six Pieces for Cello Quartet − Rustic Dance (2:56)
  21. Nigel Don:

  22. Quartet for Cellos, op. 7 (7:04)
  23. Anita Hewitt-Jones:

  24. Serenade – A Spanish Dance (5:07)
  25. MIchael Norris:

  26. Rumba (3:17)

Reviews

Fanfare

Cello Spice is a group of virtuosos who prove their mastery with this delightful recording. Divine Art’s sound is clear and crisp despite the recording having been made in a church. I really en¬joyed this festival of cello music and think that cellists, cello students, and those that just love the sound of the instrument will want to own this disc.

” —Maria Nockin
Martin Anderson

A disc of unknown music for three and (mostly) four cellos may not seem among the most obvious proposals for inclusion on your must-buy list of CDs, but this one simply demands to be heard and enjoyed, in the same deep glow of warm contentment as comes from a glass of Laphroaig taken in a […]

” —Martin Anderson
American Record Guide

this is a most attractive and unusual collection

” —Moore