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Antonio Meneses: Schumann - Saint-Saëns - Tchaikovsky

Antonio Meneses, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Claudio Cruz

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Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129  
1
I. Nicht zu schnell
Robert Schumann; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
11:12
2
II. Langsam
Robert Schumann; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
3:54
3
III. Sehr lebhaft
Robert Schumann; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
7:50
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33  
4
I. Allegro non troppo
Camille Saint-Saëns; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
5:35
5
II. Allegretto con moto
Camille Saint-Saëns; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
4:49
6
III. Molto allegro
Camille Saint-Saëns; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
8:52
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33  
7
Thema. Moderato assai quasi Andante–Moderato semplice
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
2:28
8
Var. I. Tempo della thema
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
0:51
9
Var. II. Tempo della thema
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
1:14
10
Var. III. Andante sostenuto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
3:34
11
Var. IV. Andante grazioso – Un poco animato
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
1:57
12
Var. V. Allegro moderato – Cadenza
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
3:22
13
Var. VI. Andante
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
2:21
14
Variation VII e Coda. Allegro vivo
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Antonio Meneses; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Claudio Cruz
2:19
Total Playing Time    60:18
"Antonio Meneses is truly the bel canto hero of the cello world: no matter how virtuosic or gnarly the music, he sings it with a sonorous beauty of tone and uncompromised resonance only achieved by a chosen few."
- BBC Music Magazine

Legendary Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses is joined by Claudio Cruz and the Royal Northern Sinfonia for this release celebrating his 60th birthday. Featuring three delicious works, Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor, Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, and Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, Meneses is still at the height of his musical powers, and he is ably accompanied by the players of the Sinfonia.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Antonio Meneses Studio Masters

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