‘From the instant I heard the first notes, I was overwhelmed. I could hardly draw breath,’ enthused the 20th-century’s most famous cellist Pablo Casals after hearing a cello played for the first time!
From Bach to Rachmaninov big-hitters, these are some of the greatest and favourite cello works ever composed.
Track-listing:1–4. Borodin Nocturne Julian Lloyd Webber
2. Rachmaninov Vocalise Nina Kotova
3. Bach Cello Suite No. 1 — I. Prelude Maurice Gendron
4. Haydn Cello Concerto in D — III. Rondo Christine Walevska
5. Bruch Kol Nidrei Lynn Harrell
6. Schubert Ave Maria Mischa Maisky
7. Saint-Saëns The Swan Mischa Maisky
8. Rachmaninov Prelude for cello and piano Julian Lloyd Webber
9. Elgar Cello Concerto — I. Adagio-Moderato Julian Lloyd Webber
10. Ireland Holy Boy Julian Lloyd Webber
11. Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry Julian Lloyd Webber
12. Tavener The Protecting Veil Natalie Clein
13. Dvorˇák Cello Concerto Julian Lloyd Webber