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Wendy Warner Plays Popper and Piatigorsky

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Wendy Warner Plays Popper and Piatigorsky

Eileen BuckWendy Warner

  • CDR 90000 111
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    • I. Allegro giojoso (10:37)

    • DAVID POPPER (1843-1913)

      Suite for Cello and Piano, Op. 69 (27:30)

      I. Allegro giojoso (10:37)

    • II. Tempo di Menuetto (6:07)

    • II. Tempo di Menuetto (6:07)

    • III. Ballade (4:47)

    • III. Ballade (4:47)

    • IV. Finale (5:50)

    • IV. Finale (5:50)

    • Widmung (5:59)

    • Three Pieces, Op. 11 (12:31)

      Widmung (5:59)

    • Humoreske (2:42)

    • Humoreske (2:42)

    • Mazurka (3:44)

    • Mazurka (3:44)

    • No. 1 Eintritt (6:05)

    • Im Walde, Op. 50 (23:02)

      No. 1 Eintritt (6:05)

    • No. 2 Gnomentanz (3:30)

    • No. 2 Gnomentanz (3:30)

    • No. 3 Andacht (5:25)

    • No. 3 Andacht (5:25)

    • No. 4 Reigen (2:36)

    • No. 4 Reigen (2:36)

    • No. 5 Herbstblume (1:58)

    • No. 5 Herbstblume (1:58)

    • No. 6 Heimkehr (3:13)

    • No. 6 Heimkehr (3:13)

    • Theme (0:29)

    • GREGOR PIATIGORSKY (1903–1976)

      Variations on a Paganini Theme (1946) (16:07)
      ©1946 Elkan-Vogel, Inc.

      Theme (0:29)

    • Variation 1 (Pablo Casals) (1:09)

    • Variation 1 (Pablo Casals) (1:09)

    • Variation 2 (Paul Hindemith) (0:46)

    • Variation 2 (Paul Hindemith) (0:46)

    • Variation 3 (Raya Garbousova) (0:32)

    • Variation 3 (Raya Garbousova) (0:32)

    • Variation 4 (Erica Morini) (0:46)

    • Variation 4 (Erica Morini) (0:46)

    • Variation 5 (Felix Salmond) (1:05)

    • Variation 5 (Felix Salmond) (1:05)

    • Variation 6 (Joseph Szigeti) (1:26)

    • Variation 6 (Joseph Szigeti) (1:26)

    • Variation 7 (Yehudi Menuhin) (0:52)

    • Variation 7 (Yehudi Menuhin) (0:52)

    • Variation 8 (Nathan Milstein) (0:35)

    • Variation 8 (Nathan Milstein) (0:35)

    • Variation 9 (Fritz Kreisler) (1:20)

    • Variation 9 (Fritz Kreisler) (1:20)

    • Variation 10 (self-portrait) (0:33)

    • Variation 10 (self-portrait) (0:33)

    • Variation 11 (Gaspar Cassado) (0:57)

    • Variation 11 (Gaspar Cassado) (0:57)

    • Variation 12 (Mischa Elman) (1:37)

    • Variation 12 (Mischa Elman) (1:37)

    • Variation 13 (Ennio Bolognini) (1:19)

    • Variation 13 (Ennio Bolognini) (1:19)

    • Variation 14 (Jascha Heifetz) (0:59)

    • Variation 14 (Jascha Heifetz) (0:59)

    • Tempo di Marcia (Vladimir Horowitz) (1:35)

    • Tempo di Marcia (Vladimir Horowitz) (1:35)

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One of today's finest cellists, Wendy Warner wowed listeners with her enterprising recording of works by Hindemith on Bridge Records, her performance of Barber's Concerto on Naxos, and her album of duos with violinist Rachel Barton Pine on Cedille.

A "characterful cello soloist" (The Guardian) noted for her "sensitive, polished performances" (Fanfare), Ms. Warner turns her attention to late-Romantic works by composers who were the superstar cellists of their day, focusing her full-frequency tone and artful interpretation on works by David Popper (1843-1913) and Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976).

The new CD, with pianist Eileen Buck, features three rarely recorded works by Popper: his Three Pieces, Op. 11; Suite, Op. 69; and the charming Im Walde, Op. 50, a set of colorful pastoral scenes including the mysterious and infectious "Gnome's Dance." Piatigorsky's 14 Variations on a Paganini Theme, a favorite concert crowd-pleaser for Ms. Warner, is every bit as virtuosic for the cello as Rachmaninov's setting is for the piano.

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Program Notes

Album Details

Total Time: 79:30

Producer: Judith Sherman
Engineer: Bill Maylone
Session Director: James Ginsburg
Recorded: August 27-31, 2007 (Popper Op. 11 and Op. 69) and June 26-27, 2008 (Popper Op. 50 and Piatigorsky) in the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, WFMT, Chicago
Cellos: Joseph Gagliano, 1772 (Popper Op. 11 and Op. 69); Carl Becker, 1963 (Popper Op. 50 and Piatigorsky)
Steinway Piano, Piano Technician: Charles Terr
Art Direction: Adam Fleishman - www.adamfleishman.com
Front Cover Photo by Oomphotography - www.oomphotography.com

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