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Romantic cello

Slow and passionate melodies played by John Reed, and reviewed by BASIL RAMSEY


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CelloSex - Romantic Cello Music performed by John Reed. © 2002 Mona Lisa Sound Inc

Transcriptions of known slow and passionate melodies for the cello [listen -- track 8, 0:00-1:14] in matching mood makes for a collection that catches both eyes and hearts wherever music-loving sentimentalists abide. And undoubtedly others besides.

The cello playing here is close to the mood but the piano accompaniment has less refinement, which sadly is a slight blemish to the undertaking. John Reed's artistry deserves better. The recording quality is quite acceptable.

Copyright © 12 July 2003 Basil Ramsey, Eastwood, Essex, UK

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CelloSex - Romantic Cello Music performed by John Reed

MLS1 Stereo 34'57" 2002 Mona Lisa Sound Inc

John Reed, cello and piano; Ruth Reed, piano

Granados transcr Cassadó: Intermezzo (Goyescas); Fauré: Elegy; Debussy transcr Gretchanin: Beau soir; Massenet: Mélodie - Elégie; Granados transcr Reed: Andaluza (Playera); Debussy: Clair de lune (Suite Bergamasque); Fauré transcr Casals: Aprés un rêve; Debussy transcr Feuillard: La fille aux cheveux de lin; Fauré: Sicilienne; Pergolesi transcr Reed: Se tu m'ami, se sospiri; Saint-Saëns: The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)

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