Welcome to Cello Classics!
Founded in April 2001 we are dedicated to releasing CDs of unexplored repertoire for the cello, played by some of the most exciting players of the past and the present, and introducing some of the cellists of the future.
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Hillel Zori - cello
The Israeli-born Hillel Zori, renowned as the cellist of the Israel Piano Trio, and a past winner of several international competitions, has devised a programme featuring works written and inspired by the great cellist-composers of the past, from Fitzenhagen and Popper, to Tortelier and Rostropovich.
Julius Klengel - a Celebration
With CC1024, Cello Classics brings together many of London's finest cellists, in recordings of a number of works by Julius Klengel. Cellist, composer and influential pedagogue, Klengel's 'descendants' include Piatigorsky, Feuermann, Suggia and Pleeth, in turn producing most of the great cellists of today.
The ferociously virtuoso Capriccio for solo cello, played by Raphael Wallfisch, has rarely appeared on cd while other works receive their first recordings. Together with newly remastered recordings of Klengel himself, the cd closes with the ever popular and beautiful Hymnus for 12 cellos.
All the artists on this recording have given their services in aid of MS Research, a charity much associated with the late Jacqueline du Pré (1945-87), grand-pupil of Julius Klengel.
Dedications - a Life in Music
Keith Harvey - cello
The legendary Emmy award-winning cellist Keith Harvey has been at the forefront of the British cello tradition for more than 50 years. Youngest ever Principal Cellist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Harvey went on to found the Gabrielli String Quartet and while for many years Principal with the English Chamber Orchestra work with musicians such as Benjamin Britten, Raymond Leppard, Daniel Barenboim, Geza Anda and Clifford Curzon.