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The Art of Gregor Piatigorsky

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Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Artur Schnabel (piano), Artur Rubinstein (piano), Ralph Berkowitz (piano)

Philadelphia Orchestra, N.Y. Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, CBS Symphony Orchestra, A. Hilsberg, F. Reiner, J. Barbirolli, A. Wallenstein, Paul Hindemith

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Contents

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 33

Work length19:05
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Alexander Hilsberg
  • Recorded: 10 April 1949

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Work length26:07
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • Fritz Reiner
  • Recorded: 4 April 1943

I. Nicht zu schnell

Track length11:27

II. Langsam

Track length4:37

III. Sehr lebhaft

Track length10:03

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Work length26:07
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir John Barbirolli
  • Recorded: 10 November 1940

I. Adagio - Moderato

Track length7:00

II. Lento - Allegro molto

Track length4:29

III. Adagio

Track length4:32

IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro ma non troppo

Track length10:06

Strauss, R: Don Quixote, Op. 35

Work length43:29
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alfred Wallenstein
  • Recorded: 13 January 1955

Introduction

Track length6:00

Theme: Massig

Track length2:11

Variation 1: Das Abenteur mit den Windmuhlen

Track length2:49

Variation 2: Der Kampf gegen die Hammelherde

Track length1:32

Variation 3: Gesprache zwischen Ritter und Knappe

Track length7:55

Variation 4: Das Abenteur mit der Prozession von Bussern

Track length1:46

Variation 5: Don Quixotes Wacht in der Sommernacht

Track length5:35

Variation 6: Die verzauberte Dulzinea

Track length1:07

Variation 7: Der Ritt durch die Luft

Track length1:05

Variation 8: Die Fahrt auf dem verzauberten Nachen [Barcarolle]

Track length1:47

Variation 9: Der Kampf gegen die vermeintlichen Zauberer: der Angriff auf die Monche

Track length1:00

Variation 10: Zweikampf mit dem Ritter vom blanken Monde; Heimkehr des geschlagenen Don Quixote

Track length4:09

Finale: Don Quixotes Tod

Track length6:33

Bloch, E: Schelomo

Work length20:12
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alfred Wallenstein
  • Recorded: 23 January 1955

Hindemith: Cello Concerto (1940)

Work length24:28
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • CBS Symphony Orchestra
  • Paul Hindemith
  • Recorded: 15 December 1943

I. Massig schnell

Track length9:01

II. Ruhig bewegt - Sehr lebhaft - Im fruheren langsamen Zeitmass

Track length7:46

III. Marsch: Lebhaft - Trio [nach einem alten marsch] - Lebhafter

Track length7:41

Piatigorsky: Variations on a Theme of Paganini

Work length9:55
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • NBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Donald Voorhees
  • Recorded: 11 May 1945

 Excerpt, Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux

Work length3:16
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • NBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Donald Voorhees
  • Recorded: 18 June 1951

Carnival of the Animals: XIII. The Swan

Track length3:16

Saint-Saëns: Allegro Appassionato in B minor Op. 43

Work length4:06
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • NBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Donald Voorhees
  • Recorded: 16 October 1944

Rubinstein, A: 2 Melodies, Op. 3: No. 1. Melody in F major (arr. for cello and orchestra)

Work length3:37
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • NBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Donald Voorhees
  • Recorded: 18 June 1951

Weber: Adagio and Rondo, J. 115 (arr. G. Piatigorsky for cello and orchestra)

Work length4:49
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • NBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Donald Voorhees
  • Recorded: 16 October 1945

Adagio - Rondo

Track length4:49

Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Work length3:12
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • CBS Symphony Orchestra
  • Andre Kostelanetz
  • Recorded: 4 April 1943

Piece en forme de habanera

Track length3:12

Massenet: Elégie

Work length3:34
  • Jennie Tourel (soprano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • NBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Donald Voorhees
  • Recorded: 16 October 1944

Rachmaninov: 6 Songs, Op. 4: IV. Cease Thy Singing, Maiden Fair (arr. F. Kreisler for voice, cello and orchestra)

Work length4:40
  • Jan Peerce (tenor), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • CBS Symphony Orchestra
  • Andre Kostelanetz
  • Recorded: 4 April 1943

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 (abridged version)

Work length8:36
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • NBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Donald Voorhees
  • Recorded: 18 June 1951

Boccherini: Sonata in C (arr. G. Piatigorsky for cello and piano)

Work length11:20
  • Ralph Berkowitz (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: mid 1940s

I. Allegro ma non troppo

Track length4:42

II. Largo assai

Track length3:30

III. Rondo

Track length3:08

Weber: Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 10, J. 103 (arr. G. Piatigorsky for cello and piano)

Work length7:10
  • Ivor Newton (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 7 December 1933, 15 May 1934

Beethoven: Variations (12) on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" for Cello and Piano, Op. 66

Work length9:47
  • Lukas Foss (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 14 June 1955

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2

Work length23:42
  • Artur Schnabel (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 6, 16 December 1934

I. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo

Track length5:34

II. Allegro molto piu tosto presto

Track length9:51

III. Rondo: Allegro

Track length8:17

Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Work length20:44
  • Arthur Rubinstein (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 6 July 1936

I. Allegro non troppo

Track length10:24

II. Allegretto quasi menuetto

Track length4:14

III. Allegro

Track length6:06

Grieg: Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36

Work length24:37
  • Ralph Berkowitz (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 8 June 1945

I. Allegro agitato

Track length8:34

II. Andante molto tranquillo

Track length5:30

III. Allegro

Track length10:33

Debussy: Cello Sonata

Work length10:06
  • Ralph Berkowitz (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 9 December 1947

I. Prologue

Track length3:49

II. Serenade - Finale

Track length6:17

Barber: Cello Sonata in C minor, Op. 6

Work length18:18
  • Ralph Berkowitz (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 29 May 1947

I. Allegro ma non troppo

Track length7:56

II. Adagio

Track length4:19

III. Allegro appassionata

Track length6:03

Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119

Work length24:56
  • Ralph Berkowitz (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 11-13 August 1953

I. Andante grave

Track length10:37

II. Moderato

Track length5:51

III. Allegro ma non troppo

Track length8:28

Davidov: Romance sans paroles, Op. 23

Work length3:18
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Karol Szreter (piano)
  • Recorded: 1925

Popper: Characterstucke, Op. 3

Work length2:10
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Karol Szreter (piano)

Characterstucke, Op. 3: No. 4. Papillon

Track length2:10

Goens: Scherzo, Op. 12 No. 2

Work length3:24
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Karol Szreter (piano)
  • Recorded: 1924

Sarasate: Spanish Dances, Op. 23: No. 2. Zapateado (arr. G. Piatigorsky for cello and piano)

Work length4:02
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Karol Szreter (piano)

 Excerpt, Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 1 No. 3

Work length3:00
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Leonid Kreutzer (piano), Josef Wolfsthal (violin)
  • Recorded: 1925

Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3: III. Menuetto: Quasi allegro

Track length3:00

 Excerpt, Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches Op. 10

Work length3:43
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Edith Lorand Orchestra
  • Edith Lorand
  • Recorded: 17 January 1924

Caucasian Sketches: Suite No. 1, Op. 10: II. In the Village

Track length3:43

Glinka: Ne iskushay menya bez nuzhdi (Do not tempt me needlessly) (arr. for violin, cello and piano)

Work length4:23
  • Karol Szreter (piano), Georges Boulanger (violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 1927

Massenet: Meditation (from Thaïs)

Work length3:34
  • Bela Dajos (violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Karol Szreter (piano)
  • Recorded: 8 March 1927

Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 5, Op. 62: No. 1 in G major, "May Breeze" (arr. F. Kreisler for cello and piano)

Work length2:29
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Karol Szreter (piano)
  • Recorded: 14 October 1929

Moszkowski: Guitare, Op. 45. No. 2

Work length3:23
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Karol Szreter (piano)
  • Recorded: 13 September 1927

Popper: La Chanson villageoise, Op. 62 No. 2

Work length2:30
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Karol Szreter (piano)
  • Recorded: 10 June 1927

Tchaikovsky: None but the lonely heart, Op. 6 No. 6

Work length2:46
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Karol Szreter (piano)
  • Recorded: 12 September 1927

Francoeur: Cello Sonata in E major: IV. Largo cantabile - II. Allegro vivo (arr. A. Trowell for cello and piano)

Work length4:26
  • Ivor Newton (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 17 December 1934

Tchaikovsky: Valse sentimentale, Op. 51 No. 6

Work length2:06
  • Ivor Newton (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 7 December 1933

Chopin: Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. post.

Work length4:21
  • Ivor Newton (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 10 May 1934

Piatigorsky: Preludio

Work length2:11
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 9 December 1947

Piatigorsky: Stroll

Work length3:13
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 29 May 1947

 Excerpt, Bloch, E: From Jewish Life

Work length4:28
  • Ralph Berkowitz (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 28 December 1947

From Jewish Life: I. Prayer

Track length4:28

Prokofiev: Music for Children, Op. 65: No. 10. Marche (March) (arr. G. Piatigorsky)

Work length1:56
  • Ralph Berkowitz (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 24 October 1945

Prokofiev: Music for Children, Op. 65: No. 6. Valse (Waltz) (arr. G. Piatigorsky for cello and piano)

Work length2:15
  • Ralph Berkowitz (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 24 October 1945

Prokofiev: 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75: No. 5. Masquers (arr. G. Piatigorsky for cello and piano)

Work length2:01
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Ralph Berkowitz (piano)
  • Recorded: mid 1940s

Scriabin: Romans (Romance) (arr. G. Piatigorsky for cello and piano)

Work length1:57
  • Ralph Berkowitz (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 20 September 1950

Granados: Goyescas, Part I: Intermezzo (arr. G. Cassado and G. Piatigorsky for cello and piano)

Work length4:53
  • Ralph Berkowitz (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 18 September 1950

Foss: Capriccio (arr. G. Piatigorsky for cello and piano)

Work length5:57
  • Lukas Foss (piano), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
  • Recorded: 20 September 1950