Moszkowski: Guitarre op. 45/2 for cello and piano

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Instruments: 
cello, piano
Publication: 
January 2016
ISMN: 
979-0-50207-044-1


Russian-American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, author of a hilariously funny autobiography ("Cellist"), has been one of my heroes for a very long time. Like my own teacher William Pleeth, he studied with Julius Klengel in Leipzig, and his recordings capture some of the most beautiful cello playing that I have heard in my entire life. I keep coming back to his Dvorak Concerto, the Schumann Fantasy Pieces, his Beethoven Sonatas (with Solomon), and of course many chamber music recordings from the Heifetz-Piatigorsky concert series.

 

His recording of Moritz Moszkowski's "Guitarre" has always been one of my favorites, and with this arrangement I pay tribute to one of the greatest cellists of all times. Inspired by his version, I made my own little additions to Moszkowski's orginal and hope that this brings joy to many cellists and audiences. Have fun!

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