20th Century Classics Mischa & Lily Maisky

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Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
13.09.2019

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65:
  • 1Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65: 1. Dialogo. Allegro (Ed. Rostropovich) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)08:38
  • 2Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65: 2. Scherzo-pizzicato. Allegretto (Ed. Rostropovich) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)02:39
  • 3Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65: 3. Elegia. Lento (Ed. Rostropovich) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)06:19
  • 4Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65: 4. Marcia. Energico (Ed. Rostropovich) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)02:14
  • 5Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65: 5. Moto perpetuo. Presto (Ed. Rostropovich) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)02:39
  • Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959): From Jewish Life, B 54:
  • 6From Jewish Life, B 54: 1. Prayer (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)04:41
  • Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Six Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56:
  • 7Six Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 1. Stick Dance (Arr. Székely / Transcr. Maisky) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)01:21
  • 8Six Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 2. Sash Dance (Arr. Székely / Transcr. Maisky) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)00:31
  • 9Six Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 3. In One Spot (Arr. Székely / Transcr. Maisky) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)01:37
  • 10Six Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 4. Dance from Bucsum (Arr. Székely / Transcr. Maisky) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)01:45
  • 11Six Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 5. Romanian Polka (Arr. Székely / Transcr. Maisky) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)00:32
  • 12Six Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 6. Fast Dance (Arr. Székely / Transcr. Maisky) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)00:56
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971):
  • 13Russian Maiden's Song (Arr. Markevitch for Cello and Piano) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)04:10
  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64:
  • 14Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: 49. Dance of the Girls with Lilies (Arr. Vlasova for Cello and Piano) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)02:29
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): The Limpid Stream, Op. 39:
  • 15The Limpid Stream, Op. 39: 4. Adagio (Arr. Atovmyan for Piano and Cello) (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)06:29
  • Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992):
  • 16Le Grand Tango (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)12:08
  • Anton Webern (1883 - 1945): Two Pieces for Cello and Piano (1899 Version, Ed. Piatigorsky):
  • 17Two Pieces for Cello and Piano (1899 Version, Ed. Piatigorsky): 1. Langsam (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)02:40
  • 18Two Pieces for Cello and Piano (1899 Version, Ed. Piatigorsky): 2. Langsam (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)02:17
  • Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11:
  • 19Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11: 1. Mäßige Achtel (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)00:59
  • 20Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11: 2. Sehr bewegt (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)00:21
  • 21Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11: 3. Äußerst ruhig (Live at Schloss Elmau, Krün / 2016)00:53
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992): Quatuor pour la fin du temps:
  • 22Quatuor pour la fin du temps: 5. Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus07:15
  • 23Quatuor pour la fin du temps: 8. Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus07:35
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959): Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1, W246:
  • 24Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1, W246: 2. Prelúdio (Modinha)08:29
  • Benjamin Yusupov (b. 1962): Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra:
  • 25Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra: 1. Crotchet = 72 (Live at KKL, Lucerne / 2008)07:15
  • 26Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra: 2. Dotted Crotchet = 72 (Live at KKL, Lucerne / 2008)06:31
  • 27Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra: 3. Crotchet = 96 (Live at KKL, Lucerne / 2008)08:17
  • 28Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra: 4. Crotchet = 40 (Live at KKL, Lucerne / 2008)04:03
  • Total Runtime01:55:43

Info for 20th Century Classics



This very personal album, dedicated to Mischa Maisky’s young son Mateo, features all new recordings with his daughter Lily Maisky (piano).

The album takes listeners on a captivating journey through works from the 20th century. Original compositions and arrangements for cello reveal the diversity of an event-filled age with a cellist whose mastery of the cantabile and dance-like qualities of the repertoire is breathtaking.

The album features a multi-track recording of Bachianas Brasileiras no.1 by Villa-Lobos, with Mischa playing all eight cello parts - a truly captivating interpretation.

A world premiere recording: the fascinating Cello Concerto by Benjamin Yusupov a recording with the Lucerner Sinfonieorchester under the direction of the composer himself.

Mischa Maisky, cello
Lily Maisky, piano



Mischa Maisky
Born in Latvia, educated in Russia, after his repatriation to Israel, Mischa Maisky has been enthusiastically received in London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, New York and Tokyo, along with the rest of the major music centres.

He considers himself to be a citizen of the world: “I’m playing an Italian cello, with French and German bows, Austrian and German strings, my daughter was born in France, my oldest son in Belgium, the middle one in Italy and the youngest one in Switzerland, I’m driving a Japanese car, wear a Swiss watch, an Indian necklace and I feel at home everywhere where people appreciate and enjoy classical music.”

As an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, during the last 25 years he has made well over 30 recordings with such orchestras as Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orpheus, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and others.

One of the highlights of his career was the year 2000 - it was mainly devoted to a worldwide Bach tour which included over 100 concerts! In order to express his deep admiration for this great composer, Mischa Maisky has recorded Bach's solo suites for the third time.

His recordings have enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and have been awarded the prestigious Record Academy Prize in Tokyo five times, the Echo Deutscher Schallplattenpreis three times, Grand Prix du Disque in Paris and Diapason d’Or of the Year as well as the coveted Grammy nominations.

Truly a world-class musician and regular guest at most major International Festivals, he has collaborated with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Carlo Maria Giulini, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Charles Dutoit, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev and Gustavo Dudamel and his partnerships have included artists as Martha Argerich, Radu Lupu, Nelson Freire, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Peter Serkin, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Joshua Bell, Julian Rachlin and Janine Jansen to name just a few.

Lily Maisky
was born in Paris, moving to Brussels soon after. She began playing the piano at the age of four, with Lyl Tiempo, also studying with Hagit Kerbel, Ilana Davids and Alan Weiss. Lily was a pupil at the “Purcell School of Music” from 2001 till 2005 where she also studied jazz piano. She has received master classes and musical advice from renowned artists including Martha Argerich, Dmitri Bashkirov, Joseph Kalichstein, Pavel Gililov and Vitalij Margulis to name a few.

Concert appearances have taken her throughout Europe as well as the Far East, and she has been invited to many of the great festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, the Edinburgh Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bergamo-Brescia, the Beijing Piano Festival, the Franz Liszt festival in Austria, Julian Rachlin and Friends in Dubrovnik, Rencontres de Bel Air in France, Gstaad Festival, the Schlesswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Berlin Festival as well as the English Chamber Orchestra Music Cruise. Lily has performed concertos under the batons of maestros Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Sanderling, Gerd Albrecht, Daniel Raiskin, Alberto Veronesi and Charles Olivieri Munroe, amongst others. She has also performed solo and ensemble works in such prestigious venues as the Royal Festival Hall in London, Vienna’s Concerthaus, Munich’s Prinzregentheatre, Hamburg’s Leiszhalle, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Venezia's La Fenice, Bonn's BeethovenHalle, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, Rome's Teatro Olimpico, Moscow Conservatory, Saint Petersburg Philarmonie, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Seoul’s Performing Arts Center, Athens Megaron and Buckingham Palace among many others.

Lily features on several Deutsche Grammophon and EMI recording releases, and has been frequently broadcasted on European and Asian radio and television. Her latest release is for Avanti Classics with Grammy Award winning Violinist Philippe Quint. She has a predilection for chamber music and forms a regular duo with Mischa Maisky, as well as the Maisky trio with her brother. She has also performed with such artists as Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Dora Schwarzberg, Renaud Capuçon, Chantal Juillet, Sergey Krylov, Martha Argerich, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, Gérard Caussé as well as Alissa Margulis, Hrachya Avanesyan, Geza Hosszu-Legocky, Boris Andrianov, Isztvan Vardai, Alexander Mogilevsky, Orfeo Mandozzi, Alena Baeva, Boris Brovstyn and the Szymanowski Quartet.

Booklet for 20th Century Classics

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