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Mischa Maisky (cello)
Complete recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
rec. 1984-2019
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4860305 [44 CDs: 51 hours]

A romantic par excellence, Mischa Maisky’s DG legacy stretches for over three decades. That has been more than enough time for him to re-record elements of his repertoire, to re-evaluate earlier performances, and to stake out new ground in his arrangements and to proselytise for new music. Always a warm player, his communicate élan has never been in doubt, though at times his intensely personalised performances – not least in the chamber repertoire – have proved controversial.

What follows is an overview of what you’ll find in the box. There has been no remastering of any of the discs. These are straight reissues, repackaged in a 44-CD cube, with a top opening lid and a 136-page booklet without notes but with brief and occasional interspersed reminiscences from Maisky. A full Maisky-DG discography is included too. The first four CDs, coupled in gatefold twofers examine the two cycles of Bach cello suites he recorded firstly in 1984 and then again in 1999. It’s interesting to read that a small legacy from his late mother enabled Maisky to record the first set – the engineer was the one who had worked on Pierre Fournier’s recording of the suites – but without thinking that DG would release them, and that he effectively self-financed the second set too. The revisions in the second set are not always a question of tempo, as sometimes he’s fleeter in the first cycle, but the Sarabandes are, in general, more flowing the second time around and aspects of articulation and colour are pronounced and noticeable. Let’s take one example, the Prelude of the Fifth Suite where his remake is faster and more susceptible to dance imperatives.

The Rachlin-Imai-Maisky recording of Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s Goldberg Variations is an acquired taste but it’s one I have acquired when in the mood; it’s certainly beautifully played by three tonally compatible string players. There are numerous examples of his musical relationship with Martha Argerich, two iconoclastic spirits whose cycle of the Beethoven sonatas and variations occupy discs seven to nine. This is hugely communicative and big-boned playing, romantically conceived but executed with absolute determination of purpose. Elements of the phrasing remain hugely personalised but if you are attuned to their aesthetic you will be richly rewarded. The Vivaldi and Boccherini concertos in disc nine make a contrast with the concertos – even if they were not necessarily the same concertos – that Maisky’s mentor Rostropovich recorded. Maisky, teamed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, operates here on a more refined, less intense expressive footing. The Haydn concertos in disc 16 are similarly astute and benefit once again from the accompaniment of the Orpheus.

Disc ten unleashes the very expressive rubati of four kindred musicians – Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Argerich and Maisky – for an occasionally wayward Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor. If you want alpha, even unremitting intensity in this work, here is your recording. Discs 11 and 12 are also given over to Brahms, the two sonatas and Paul Klengel’s arrangement of the Violin Sonata in G major, along with a raft of songs in arrangements for cello and piano. Pavel Gililov has sometimes been overlooked when considering Maisky’s discography, but he is an astute colleague. These recordings were made in 1996 and 1998.

There are two recordings of the Dvořák Concerto. The first was made with the Israel Philharmonic and Leonard Bernstein in 1988. Maisky relates that Bernstein hadn’t performed before and as a consequence what we hear is Bernstein’s interpretation, not his. Granted that he was ‘the most remarkable musical personality I have ever met’ it’s not surprising that Miasky wanted to re-record it, as the recording with Bernstein is leaden beyond belief. Shaving five minutes off its timing is the 2002 remake with Zubin Mehta, a properly watchful accompanist, and the Berlin Philharmonic, and it’s an excellent performance all round, as is the companion, Strauss’ Don Quixote with the superb Tabea Zimmermann. Elgar’s Concerto follows with Sinopoli and the Philharmonia, the coupling for which is Tchaikovsky’s Rococo variations in the Fitzenhagen mash-up – a second version of which can be found on CD31 with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. I think listeners at the time (1990) were expecting a bit of a dirge, considering who was conducting, but this is actually another first-class performance, with beautifully judged dynamics and an avoidance of the overwrought.

Maisky is a fine Mendelssohnian as the sonatas and Variations concertantes illustrate. His fondness for songs without words, most obviously heard in the Brahms song arrangements, is reinforced here where he plays a number of his own arrangements with loving warmth. I think disc 19 will be one of his better-known concerto engagements. Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante and Myaskovsky’s concerto were taped in 1995 with Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra. This marked the first time the cellist had returned to the country of his birth after 23 years away. His enthusiasm for the Prokofiev seems to have been short-lived though he plays it here with dedication but without perhaps the last ounce of conviction. He no longer plays it in concert. The Myaskovsky is taken at a flowing, relatively fast tempo and I would say that in both works he manages to emerge successfully from the shadow of Rostropovich and to stake his own presence on both concertos.

Discs 19 and 20 offer more Russian fare but this time chamber sized. He plays Rachmaninov’s sonata with Sergio Tiempo alongside a raft of further arrangements by himself. This is a near-perfect fit; heavily vibrated and passionately expressed. Maisky watchers can contrast the same composer’s Trio Elégiaque - with partners Vadim Repin and Lang Lang, no less, made in 2009 – with a live 1998 Tokyo recital with Argerich and Kremer. Counterintuitively, I’d go for the studio reading. That’s also the case with the coupling, which is Tchaikovsky’s all-too-often endless-seeming Piano Trio on both discs (CDs 20 and 29).

Elements of his performance of the Saint-Saëns Concerto No.1, with the Orpheus, sound somewhat indulged but he is more contained and focused when recording the C minor sonata with Daria Hovora, There’s an all-star line-up for Carnaval of the Animals. His Schubert varies in effectiveness. He tends to be more circumspect with Daria Hovora than with Argerich in the sonata repertoire and the Arpeggione is a case in point; more classical with Hovora, far more flexible metrically with Argerich. More arrangements pepper disc 23. The Trio in B flat major is with Kremer and Imai and is preferable to its coupling, the String Quintet where Kremer’s tone is characteristically wiry, destabilising the ensemble, and where a rather ad hoc nature hangs over proceedings. These are fine players – Kaja Danczowska, Gérard Caussé, Ko Iwasaki, alongside Kremer and Maisky - but they don’t seem to cohere.

Bernstein returns for the coupling of Schumann’s concerto (recorded live in 1985) and the Brahms Double (Kremer, live in 1982), but here with the Vienna Philharmonic. I’m afraid this is a bit of a washout for me. At least in the Schumann one feels that Maisky is leading – unlike in their Dvořák – but there’s a rather finnicky air to the playing and the pace is again slack. The Brahms Double is indulgent and doughty. For a far better Schumann open the next disc, No.27, to find the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra providing airier and more gracefully textured support. One of the very best concerto discs can be found in CD28. Unlike the ambivalence he seems to have felt for some of Prokofiev’s works, he clearly had no such reservations for Shostakovich. The concertos teamed him with the LSO and Michael Tilson Thomas in a superb 1993 Abbey Road coupling. He was slated to record No.1 in 1991 with Bernstein, who died shortly before the sessions and that enabled this coupling which still stands high in the list of great recordings of the works.

Shostakovich’s Piano Trio (Kremer, Argerich) can found on the following disc and comes from the same Tokyo concerto that gave us the Tchaikovsky trio. There’s the slightly uneasy bedfellows coupling of Strauss’ sonata and the cello arrangement of Dvořák’s Sonatina in G major on CD30. A fine live concert performance with Argerich in Brussels in 2003 presents Stravinsky’s Suite italienne, and the Prokofiev and Shostakovich’s sonatas and this is followed by a live 2000 Kyoto recital where they play sonatas by Chopin, Franck and Debussy. I reviewed this many years ago and the performances drove me mad with their self-indulgence and I’ve not changed my opinion. For reasons of discretion, I won’t hyperlink that old review.

As already noted, Kremer has a decided penchant for arrangements and transcriptions. This widens his recital and encore potential and, not least, his recorded repertoire. CD34 is a case in point, a sequence of Russian music by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Arensky, Cui, Rimsky and the like. His French album offers a similar raft of arrangements, some long-established ones by Casals, Heifetz and others, though here his tendency occasionally to do far too much – inflect a line, widen his vibrato, over emote - can be off-putting. ‘Cellissimo’ is an Old School sweetmeats selection – Bach’s ‘Air’ to Bloch’s Nigun – some of which are Maisky’s own arrangements.

These themed albums were part of his discography, alongside the heavy concerto and chamber discs. Album titles such as ‘Adagio’ ‘Adagietto’ and ‘Meditation’ may signal gloomy tempos and over-vibrated emotionalism, but Maisky is a canny characteriser of small pieces and usually knows when and where to stress phrasal peaks in such pieces. Very little cloys and much reflects the variegated nature of his tone and his highly developed musical instincts.

His Spanish album is necessarily more vibrant, rhythmically exciting and tonally colourful – it’s CD40 and called ‘!Espańa!’ with plenty of de Falla and Granados. His pianist daughter Lily accompanies on a couple of these albums. Disc 41-42 are given over to what is called 20th Century Classics. The major single work is Britten’s Sonata, a piece much associated with Rostropovich who edited it. Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances provide resinous drama and there’s a quixotic sequence of Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Piazzolla, Webern and Messiaen – two movements from Quartet for the End of Time. Again, Lily is the pianist. On CD42 you will find a multi-tracked Maisky playing Villa Lobos Preludio from Bachianas Brasileiras no.1 and Benjamin Yusupov’s Concerto, the composer conducting the Lucerne Symphony in a live 2008 concert performance. This is a powerful and sonically intriguing work, and this was its world premiere.

Disc 43 is really not necessary. It includes the Dvořák concerto with Mehta but adds small spoken segments from Maisky about the work, in German. I think redundancy is the politest way I can describe this. The last disc mops up some ‘Rare Recordings’. It’s most notable for a strong performance of Beethoven’s Ghost Trio with Rachlin and Argerich but also included are the first international releases of Tamezō Narita’s Hamabe no Uta (Song of the Sea Shore); Itsuki no Komoriuta (Lullaby of Itsuki, a Japanese traditional song); and Yun-Joon Kim’s Élégie.

Maisky will soon turn 74 so this edition wraps up his discography for the yellow label professionally. As ever with an artist as charismatic and individual as Maisky, there are interpretative hits and misses and duplication of repertoire too and as ever you must interrogate yourself as to how much of this you really need.

Jonathan Woolf

Albeniz, Isaac
Chants d'Espagne, op.232 » IV Cordoba (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Espana: Album Leaves (6), op.165 B37 (Seis hojas de album) » II Tango (arr. Mischa Maisky)
El cant dels ocells
Ja vstretil vas (When I met you)
Arensky, Anton
Romances (6), op.38 » no.3 Do not kindle the fire! (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Cello Suites 1-6 (complete), BWV1007-1012
Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm der Heiden Heiland' (cello & piano)
Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (arr. D. Sitkovetsky)
Keyboard Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV974 » II Adagio (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Keyboard Concerto no.5 in F minor, BWV1056 » II. Largo (Arioso) (arr. Franco)
Orchestral Suite no.3 in D major, BWV1068 » II Air 'Air on the G string' (arr. for cello and piano)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV564 » Adagio
Viola da Gamba Sonata in D major, BWV1028
Viola da Gamba Sonata in G major, BWV1027
Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV1029
Bartok, Bela
Romanian folk dances (6) for piano, Sz56 BB68 (arr. cello and piano)
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Cello Sonata no.1 in F major, op.5 no.1
Cello Sonata no.2 in G minor, op.5 no.2
Cello Sonata no.3 in A major, op.69
Cello Sonata no.4 in C major, op.102 no.1
Cello Sonata no.5 in D major, op.102 no.2
Variations (7) on 'Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen' for cello and piano, WoO46
Variations (12) on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' for cello and piano, op.66
Variations (12) on 'See the conqu'ring hero comes', WoO45
Bizet, Georges
Adieux de l'hotesse Arabe
Bloch, Ernest
Baal shem » no.2 Nigun
From Jewish Life » no.1 Prayer
Schelomo (Hebraic Rhapsody for cello and orchestra)
Boccherini, Luigi
Cello Concerto no.6 in D major, G479
Cello Concerto no.7 in G major, G480
String Quintets (6), op.11 G271-276 » no.5 in E major, G275: Minuet
Brahms, Johannes
Cello Sonata no.1 in E minor, op.38
Cello Sonata no.2 in F major, op.99
Double Concerto for violin and cello in A minor, op.102
Ernste Gesange (4), op.121 » no.1 Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh (arr. cello and piano) » no.2 Ich wandte mich und sahe an (arr. cello and piano) » no.3 O Tod, wie bitter bist du (arr. cello and piano)
Gesange (4), op.70 » no.2 Lerchengesang (arr. cello and piano)
Gesange (6), op.3 » no.1 Liebestreu (Constancy) (arr. cello and piano)
Lieder (4), op.43 » no.2 Die Mainacht (Wann der silberne Mond) (trans. cello and piano)
Lieder (4), op.96 » no.1 Der Tod, das ist die kuhle Nacht (arr. cello and piano)
Lieder (5), op.49 » no.4 Wiegenlied (arr. cello and piano)
Lieder (5), op.71 » no.5 Minnelied (arr. cello and piano)
Lieder (5), op.94 » IV Sapphische Ode (arr. cello and piano)
Lieder (5), op.105 » no.1 Wie Melodien zieht es mir (arr. cello and piano) » no.2 Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (arr. cello and piano)
Lieder (6), op.85 » no.1 Sommerabend (trans. cello and piano) » no.2 Mondenschein (trans. cello and piano)
Lieder (6), op.86 » no.2 Feldeinsamkeit (arr. cello and piano) » no.3 Nachtwandler (arr. cello and piano) » no.4 Uber die Heide (arr. cello and piano)
Lieder and Songs (8), op.59 » no.4 Nachklang (arr. cello and piano)
Lieder und Gesange (9), op.32 » no.2 Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen (arr. cello and piano)
Piano Quartet no.1 in G minor, op.25
Piano Quartet no.3 in C minor, op.60 » III Andante
Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 (arr. for cello and piano)
Britten, Benjamin
Cello Sonata in C major, op.65
Casals, Pablo
Canco catalana
Cassado, Gaspar
Chausson, Ernest
Le Temps des lilas Melodies (2), op.36 » no.1 Cantique a l'epouse
Melodies (4), op.13 » no.2 Serenade
Chopin, Frederic
Cello Sonata in G minor, op.65
Etudes (12), op.25 » no.7 in C sharp minor (arr. for cello and piano)
Introduction and Polonaise brillante, op.3
Nocturnes (21) » no.20 in C sharp minor (without opus number) (arr. for Cello and Piano)
Preludes (24), op.28 » no.6 in B minor (arr. cello and piano)
Cui, Cesar
Poems (7) by Pushkin and Lermontov, op.33 » no.4 The burned letter (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Dargomizhsky, Alexander
I am sad (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Debussy, Claude
Beau Soir
Cello Sonata in D minor, L135
Preludes (12), Book 1 » no.12 Minstrels
Suite bergamasque » III Clair de Lune (trans. A Roelens / arr. Mischa Maisky)
Duparc, Henri
Chanson triste
Dvorak, Antonin
Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104
From the Bohemian Forest, op.68 B133 » no.5 Silent Woods (Waldesruhe), B182
Romantic Pieces (4), op.75 » no.4 Larghetto (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Rondo in G minor, op.94 B171
Sonatina in G major for violin and piano, op.100 (trans. cello)
Elgar, Edward
Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85
Falla, Manuel de
Canciones populares espanolas (7) » no.5 Nana (arr. cello and piano)
El amor brujo » Ritual Fire Dance (arr. Piatigorsky)
La vida breve » Danse espagnole no.1 (arr. Grigory Pekker)
Suite populaire espagnole (arr. M. Marechal)
Faure, Gabriel
Elegie in C minor, op.24 (cello and orchestra)
Songs (3), op.6 » no.2 Tristesse
Songs (3), op.7 » no.1 Apres un reve (arr. for cello and piano)
Songs (3), op.8 » no.1 Au bord de l'eau
Songs (3), op.23 » no.1 Les berceaux
Franck, Cesar
Violin Sonata in A major (arr. for cello)
Glazunov, Alexander
Chant du menestrel, op.71
Songs (6), op.60 » no.2 Desire (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Glinka, Mikhail
Do not tempt me needlessly (arr. Mischa Maisky)
How sweet it is to be with you (arr. Mischa Maisky)
I recall a wonderful moment (arr. Mischa Maisky)
The Lark (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice) » Dance of the Blessed Spirits (arr. cello and piano)
Gounod, Charles
Ave Maria (after JS Bach) (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Granados, Enrique
Danzas espanolas (12), op.37
» no.2 Orientale (arr. Gregor Piatigorsky)
» no.5 Andaluza (arr. Gdal Saleski)
Goyescas, op.11 » Intermezzo (arr. Gaspar Cassado)
Grieg, Edvard
Peer Gynt, op.23 » Solveig's Song (arr. Georg Goltermann)
Gurilyov, Aleksandr
I am weary and sad (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Hahn, Reynaldo
Chansons grises (7) » no.5 L'Heure exquise
Handel, George Frideric
Te Deum in D major, HWV 283 'Dettingen' » Vouchsafe, O Lord
Violin Sonata in D major, HWV371 (arr. Mischa Maisky for cello & piano) » III Larghetto
Haydn, Franz Joseph
Cello Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIb:1
Cello Concerto in D major, Hob.VIIb:2 (op.101)
Violin Concerto no.1 in C major, Hob.VIIa:1 » II Adagio
Violin Concerto no.4 in G major, Hob.VIIa:4 (played on cello)
Kiesewetter, Peter
Tango pathetique
Kreisler, Fritz
Old Viennese Melodies (3) » II Liebesleid. Tempo di Landler (arr. cello and piano)
Lully, Jean-Baptiste
Gavotte (arr. cello and piano)
Mahler, Gustav
Symphony no.5 in C sharp minor » IV Adagietto (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Massenet, Jules
Les Erinnyes » Elegie (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Thais: Meditation (arr. Martin Marsick, Mischa Maisky)
Mendelssohn, Felix
Cello Sonata no.1 in B flat major, op.45
Cello Sonata no.2 in D major, op.58
Gesange (6), op.34
» no.2 Auf Flugeln des Gesanges (arr. Mischa Maisky for cello and piano) » no.4 Suleika (arr. Mischa Maisky for cello and piano)
Gesange (6), op.86 » no.3 Die Liebende schreibt (arr. Mischa Maisky for cello and piano)
Lieder (6), op.71 » no.4 Schilflied (arr. Mischa Maisky for cello and piano)
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 5, op.62 » no.25 Andante espressivo (trans. cello and piano) » no.30 Allegretto grazioso (trans. cello and piano)
Song without Words in D major for cello and piano, op.109
Variations concertantes for cello and piano, op.17
Messiaen, Olivier
Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) » VIII Louange a l'immortalite de Jesus (In praise of the immortality of Jesus) » V Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K620 » Ach, ich fuhl's, es ist verschwunden (Act 2) (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Mussorgsky, Modest
Une Larme (A Tear)
Myaskovsky, Nicolai
Cello Concerto in C minor, op.66
Piazzolla, Astor
Le Grand Tango
Poulenc, Francis
Fiancailles pour rire: song cycle (6) for voice and piano, FP101 » no.5 Violon
La Courte paille, FP178 » no.3 La Reine de coeur
Les Chemins de l'amour
Metamorphoses (3), FP121 » no.2 C'est ainsi que tu es
Poemes (2) de Louis Aragon, FP122 » I C 'J'ai traverse les ponts de Ce'
Prokofiev, Sergei
Cello Sonata in C major, op.119
Romeo and Juliet, op.64 » Dance of the Girls with Lilies (arr. Vlasova)
Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for cello and orchestra, op.125
The Tale of the Stone Flower, op.118 » Waltz, Scene 4 (Act 2)
Rachmaninov, Sergei
Cello Sonata in G minor, op.19
Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3 » no.1 Elegie in E flat minor (arr. Mischa Maisky) » no.3 Melodie (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Pieces (2) for cello and piano, op.2 » no.2 Danse Orientale
Preludes (10), op.23 » no.10 in G flat major (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Songs (6), op.4 » no.3 In the Silence of the Secret Night (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Songs (12), op.14 » no.6 How everyone loves thee (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Songs (12), op.21 » no.3 Twilight (arr. Mischa Maisky) » no.12 How painful for me (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Songs (14), op.34 » no.14 Vocalise (cello and piano)
Songs (15), op.26 » no.12 Night is Mournful (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Trio elegiaque no.1 in G minor
Ravel, Maurice
Melodies hebraiques (2)
Melodies populaires grecques (5) » no.2 La-bas, vers l'eglise
Vocalise-etude en forme de Habanera
Respighi, Ottorino
Adagio con Variazioni, P133
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
Songs (2), op.56 » no.1 The nymph (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Songs (4), op.2 » no.2 A nightingale sings to the rose (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Songs (4), op.42 » no.3 Die fliegende Wolkenbank lichtet sich (The clouds begin to scatter) (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Rubinstein, Anton
Soirees a St Petersbourg (6), op.44 » no.1 Romance in E flat major 'The night'
Saint-Saens, Camille
Allegro appassionato in B minor, op.43
Carnival of the Animals
Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33
Cello Concerto no.2 in D minor, op.119 » Ib Andante sostenuto
Cello Sonata no.1 in C minor, op.32
Romance in F major, op.36
Samson et Dalila, op.47 » Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Act 2) (arr. for cello and piano)
Suite for cello and orchestra, op.16
Sarasate, Pablo de
Spanish Dances (2), op.23 » no.1 Playera (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Schubert, Franz
An die Musik, D547 (arr. cello and piano)
Ave Maria, D839 (Ellens Gesang III, op.52 no.6) (arr. Johannes Palaschko)
Der Einsame, D800 (arr. cello and piano)
Die Forelle (The Trout), op.32 D550 (arr. cello and piano)
Die schone Mullerin, D795 » no.6 Der Neugierige (arr. cello and piano) » no.19 Der Muller und der Bach (arr. cello and piano)
Du bist die Ruh', D776, op.59 no.3 (arr. cello and piano)
Gesange (4) aus Wilhelm Meister, D877 » no.4 Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt 'Lied der Mignon' (arr. cello and piano)
Heidenroslein, op.3 no.3 D257 (cello and piano)
Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343 (arr. cello and piano)
Moments musicaux (6), op.94 D780 » no.3 in F minor
Nacht und Traume, D827 (cello and piano)
Notturno in E flat major for piano trio, op.148 D897
Schwanengesang, D957 » Am Meer (arr. cello and piano) » Standchen (arr. cello and piano)
Sonata in A minor, D821 'Arpeggione' (arr. cello and piano)
String Quintet in C major, op.163 D956
String Trio in B flat major, D581
Winterreise, op.89, D911 » no.19 Tauschung (arr. cello and piano) » no.24 Der Leiermann (arr. cello and piano)
Schumann, Robert
Adagio and Allegro, op.70 (version for cello and piano)
Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129
Fantasiestucke (3), op.73 (version for cello and piano)
Fantasiestucke in A minor for piano trio, op.88
Kinderszenen, op.15 » no.7 Traumerei (arr. cello and piano)
Marchenbilder, op.113 (arr. for cello and piano) » no.1 Nicht schnell
Piano Quartet in E flat major, op.47 » III Andante cantabile
Romances (3), op.94 (cello and piano) » no.1 Nicht schnell
Stucke (5) im Volkston, op.102
Scriabin, Alexander
Etudes (12), op.8 » no.11 in B flat minor (arr. Piatigorsky)
Romance in A minor (arr. Isserlis)
Shchedrin, Rodion
In Imitation of Albeniz (arr. cello and piano)
Shostakovich, Dmitri
Cello Concerto no.1 in E flat major, op.107
Cello Concerto no.2 in G major, op.126
Cello Sonata in D minor, op.40
Piano Trio no.2 in E minor, op.67
The Limpid Stream, op.39 » Adagio (arr. Lev Atovmyan)
Strauss, Richard
Cello Sonata in F major, op.6 TrV115
Don Quixote, op.35
Lieder (4), op.27 » no.4 Morgen (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Romance in F major, AV75 TrV118
Stravinsky, Igor
Mavra » Russian maiden's song (arr. Markevitch)
Suite italienne 'Pulcinella' (version for cello and piano)
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Eugene Onegin, op.24 » Lensky's Aria
Morceaux (6), op.19 » no.4 Nocturne (arr. for Cello and Orchestra) » no.4 Nocturne (arr. for Cello and Piano)
Morceaux (6), op.51 » no.6 Valse sentimentale in F minor (arr. cello and piano)
Piano Trio in A minor, op.50 'In Memory of a Great Artist'
Romances (6), op.6 » no.6 None but the Lonely Heart (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Romances (6), op.16 » no.1 Cradle Song (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Romances (6), op.38 » no.2 It was in early spring (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Romances (12), op.60 » no.6 Frenzied Nights, Sleepless Nights (arr. Mischa Maisky)
Souvenir de Florence, op.70
String Quartet no.1 in D major, op.11 » II Andante cantabile (arr. for cello and orchestra)
The Seasons, op.37a » no.10 October: Autumn Song (arr. cello and piano)
Variations on a Rococo theme, op.33
Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Bachianas Brasileiras no.1 » II Preludio (Modinha)
Vivaldi, Antonio
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV418
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV422 » Largo e cantabile
Cello Concerto in B minor, RV424
Cello Concerto in C minor, RV401
Webern, Anton
Little Pieces (3) for cello and piano, op.11
Pieces (2) for cello and piano
Yusupov, Benjamin
Cello Concerto
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Yuri Bashmet (viola)
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