Samuel Barber / Raya Garbousova, 1966: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 22 - First Recording

Download In this 1966 Decca recording, Raya Garbousova (1909-1997) performs the first movement the Barber Cello concerto, Op. 22 -- a work that was Barber wrote for her, and which she premiered with Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1946. In this performance -- the first issued on an LP -- Garbousova is joined by the Music Aeterna Orchestra, conducted by Frederic Waldman.

I created this video from the LP depicted above, issued on the Decca label, serial number DL 10132.

Miss Garbousova's New York Times obituary is available here:

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/01/30/arts/raya-garbousova-87-cellist-honored-by-composers.html

A well-informed tribute to the late cellist can be reviewed here: http://www.cello.org/Newsletter/janfeb07.htm

More great cello performances:

Raya Garbousova / David Stimer: Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119 - Movement 1 (Prokofiev, 1948): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZsZICrnUN4

Saint-Saëns / Leonard Rose, 1952: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 - Movement 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfgtLOrxsKk

Brahms / Isaac Stern / Leonard Rose, 1956: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 (Allegro) - Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vREWf7nxSM

Villa-Lobos / Victoria De Los Angeles, 1958: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - Aria, Dansa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBZg_t4VWOo

JS Bach / Jacqueline du Pré, 1962: Adagio, from the Toccata in C, BWV 564 - Angel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQquknf_3ps

Saint-Saëns / Jacqueline du Pré - Le Cygne (The Swan) - 1962, Osian Ellis, Harp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrQbERLGkQY

Antonin Dvorak / Paul Tortelier: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 - Movement 3 - 1951: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv7a9C8CJiQ

Beethoven / Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio: Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97 - "Archduke" (Allegro), 1966: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQAswVHZPSw
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Samuel Barber / Raya Garbousova, 1966: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 22
First Recording

Samuel Barber / Raya Garbousova, 1966: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 22 - First Recording

Samuel Barber / Raya Garbousova, 1966: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 22 - First Recording