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Song of the Birds

by Josephine Vains & Benjamin Martin

A selection of music inspired by the great Catalonian cellist and undisputed father of modern cello playing, Pablo Casals.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Bach : Adagio from the Toccata in C Major Arr. Siloti
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2. Boccherini : Allegro from Sonata in A Major
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3. Bach : Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, F Major BWV 880, Prelude
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3:14 $1.99
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4. Bach : Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, F Major BWV 880, Fugue
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5. Chopin : Polonaise Brillante, Op.3
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6. Saint-Saëns : The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
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7. Popper : Serenade, Op.54, No.2
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3:16 $1.99
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8. De Falla : Suite Populaire Espagnole, El Paño Moruno
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2:19 $1.99
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9. De Falla : Suite Populaire Espagnole, Nana
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2:28 $1.99
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10. De Falla : Suite Populaire Espagnole, Canción
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11. De Falla : Suite Populaire Espagnole, Polo
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1:22 $1.99
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12. Benjamin Martin : Chorale-Prelude On Casa(L)s
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4:46 $1.99
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13. Granados/Cassado : Intermezzo from the Opera Goyescas
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4:28 $1.99
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14. Fauré : Après Un Rêve
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2:59 $1.99
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15. Schumann : Träumerei
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2:47 $1.99
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16. Traditional : El Cant Dels Ocells/Song of the Birds
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2:31 $1.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album is an homage to the great cellist, Pablo Casals, and revolves around essential pieces he performed during his nearly 80 year career. This album was born from a project I curated for the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival - quotes and stories linked by the music he championed, from Bach to Boccherini and Chopin to De Falla. I listened to whatever recordings I could find, renewing an interest in this proud Catalan artist which had begun as a child. The crackle of old LPs and tales of dusty manuscripts in Barcelona music stores at the turn of the 20th century all collided to form an intensely nostalgic picture of a musical icon. It is impossible to imagine the world of the cello today without Casals figure in the background.
- Josephine Vains

"I began the custom of concluding my concerts with the melody of an old Catalan carol, the 'Song of the Birds'. It is a tale of the Nativity: how beautiful and tender is that tale, with its reverence for life and for man, the noblest expression of life! In the Catalan carol it is the eagles and the sparrows, the nightingales and little wrens who sing a welcome to the infant, singing of him as a flower that will delight the earth with its sweet scent."
- Pablo Casals


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