Julian Lloyd Webber - The Singing Strad (A 70th Birthday Collection) (2021)

Julian Lloyd Webber - The Singing Strad (A 70th Birthday Collection) (2021)

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Classical, Instrumental, Discography and Box Sets

An outstanding collection of cello favourites, all chosen by Julian Lloyd Webber himself for his 70th birthday.

The set features celebrated recordings spanning two decades; all were made with his Barjansky Stradivarius cello which he played for more than thirty years

Widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation, Julian inspired many new compositions and arrangements for cello – many featured in this new set.

HIGHLIGHTS...

A centrepiece of this new collection is his award-winning recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

Other highlights include his recordings of Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata with John McCabe, the Saint-Saëns Concerto and works by Fauré & Debussy with Yan Pascal Tortelier, arrangements of Vaughan Williams, John Ireland & Percy Grainger with Sir Neville Marriner, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with Maxim Shostakovich (Tchaikovsky’s original version) and a special recording of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu.

Plus a beautiful miniature entitled Jackie’s Song, composed by Julian as a musical tribute to the cellist Jacqueline Du Pré.
“I felt compelled to write something which hopefully encapsulates the special qualities of this unique musician”

“I always enjoyed the process of recording. For me, the microphone was the audience, and I strove to create a sense of natural spontaneity.” -- JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER ON RECORDING

“I remember Andrew calling me up after listening and he simply said: ‘You know, you really do understand my music.’ What more could any player hope for from a composer.” -- ON HIS RECORDING OF THE ‘PIE JESU’ FROM SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S REQUIEM

Tracklist
CD1
1. Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 : 1. Adagio - Moderato (8:16)
2. Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 : 2. Lento - Allegro molto (4:27)
3. Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 : 3. Adagio (5:15)
4. Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 : 4. Allegro (11:21)
5. Une Idylle, Op. 4, No. 1 (Arr. for Cello) (3:35)
6. The Holy Boy (3:25)
7. Brigg Fair (2:58)
8. Romanza (5:08)
9. Chanson de Matin, Op. 15, No.2 (3:03)
10. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 (3:20)
11. Requiem : Pie Jesu (5:22)
12. Jackie's Song (3:38)
13. Invocation, Op. 19, No. 2 (9:29)

CD2
1. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, R.193 : 1. Allegro non troppo (5:29)
2. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, R.193 : 2. Allegretto con moto (6:01)
3. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, R.193 : 3. Un peu moins vite (7:25)
4. Elégie, Op. 24 (7:05)
5. Ave Maria, CG 89a (5:04)
6. 드뷔시: 꿈, L. 68 : Rêverie, L. 68 (4:01)
7. Méditation de Thaïs (4:50)
8. Carmen, WD 31 / Act 1 : Habanera (2:21)
9. Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 : Le cygne (3:23)
10. Allegro appassionato, Op. 43 (3:27)
11. Suite bergamasque, L.75 : Clair de lune (6:02)
12. Beau Soir, L.6 (2:42)
13. Dolly Suite, Op. 56 : Berceuse (3:16)
14. Quatuor pour la fin du temps : 5. Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus (8:49)

CD3
1. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, TH 57 - Original Tchaikovsky Manuscript : 1. Thema - Moderato assai quasi andante (0:53)
2. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, TH 57 - Original Tchaikovsky Manuscript : 2. Thema - Moderato simplice (1:00)
3. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, TH 57 - Original Tchaikovsky Manuscript : 3. Variation I - Tempo della thema (0:51)
4. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, TH 57 - Original Tchaikovsky Manuscript : 4. Variation II - Tempo della thema (3:05)
5. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, TH 57 - Original Tchaikovsky Manuscript : 5. Variation III - Andante (2:52)
6. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, TH 57 - Original Tchaikovsky Manuscript : 6. Variation IV - Allegro vivo (1:17)
7. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, TH 57 - Original Tchaikovsky Manuscript : 7. Variation V - Andante grazioso (1:53)
8. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, TH 57 - Original Tchaikovsky Manuscript : 8. Variation VI - Allegro moderato (1:58)
9. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, TH 57 - Original Tchaikovsky Manuscript : 9. Variation VII - Andante sostenuto (3:54)
10. Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, TH 57 - Original Tchaikovsky Manuscript : 10. Variation VIII e coda - Allegro moderato con anima (2:03)
11. Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 19 No. 4, TH 133 (4:58)
12. Mélodie, Op. 20, No. 1 (6:34)
13. Nocturne (3:59)
14. Ave Maria (5:30)
15. Sadko / Tableau 2 : Song of India (3:48)
16. The Tale Of Tsar Saltan : The Flight of the Bumble-Bee (1:15)
17. Cello Sonata, Op. 40 : 1. Allegro non troppo (11:16)
18. Cello Sonata, Op. 40 : 2. Allegro (3:08)
19. Cello Sonata, Op. 40 : 3. Largo (8:03)
20. Cello Sonata, Op. 40 : 4. Allegro (3:45)

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