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POPPER: Romantic Cello Showpieces

Composer(s):Popper, David
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.554657
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Geoffrey Norris,The Daily Telegraph (Australia),March 2001

"These are by no means empty cello showpieces, but are works of captivating personality and ardour composed by one of the 19th century's great cello virtuosos. David Popper (1843-1913) was to the cello what Liszt was to the piano, expanding the instrument's technique but at the same time delving deep into its expressive potential. The origins of most of the pieces on this budget-priced CD lie in the salon, though the suite Im Walde for cello and orchestra is a major work, full of beauty, enchantment and, in Kliegel's hands, deft articulation and ravishing lyricism. Joined by Caroline Stinson and Johann Ludwig, she interprets the comparatively well-known Requiem for three cellos as a rapt, heart-rending meditation that send shivers down the spine. Of the remaining short studies and



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