Mischa Maisky.

Cello Encores

  • Performances by Mischa Maisky, Cello.

Cellist Mischa Maisky has been a part of the classical music scene for many years. I like his playing a lot, because it reflects his great passion for music.

Mischa Maisky started studying the cello at the age of eight. An immensely talented student, he entered the Riga Conservatory in Russia. He not only won the Soviet Union’s national cello competition, but also had an acclaimed debut with the Leningrad Philharmonic.

In 1966, Maisky won a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. One of the jurors, the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, invited Maisky to study with him at the Moscow Conservatory.


From my Spotify file called “Hank’s Maisky”, here are several shorter selections my Mr. Maisky:


On this CD, we get to hear a large collection of Cello encores; these display the great breadth of Mr. Maisky’s musical experience.

The selections are:

Anon.: Catalan Folksong
arr. Pablo Casals

Bach, J S:
Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV1007: Prelude
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air (‘Air on a G String’)
arranged by Mischa Maisky for violoncello and piano with Daria Hovora (piano)

String Quintet Op. 13 No. 5 in A major, G281: Menuet
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)
arr. Mischa Maisky with Pavel Gililov (piano)

Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
Orchestre de Paris, Semyon Bychkov

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
Transcr.: A. Roelens – Arr.: Mischa Maisky; with Daria Hovora (piano)

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1
arr. for Cello and Piano by Mischa Maisky, with Pavel Gililov (piano)

Ave Maria
arr. Mischa Maisky; with Pavel Gililov (piano)

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2
Transcription for Cello and Piano by Mischa Maisky; with Sergio Tiempo (piano)

Les chemins de l’amour; with Daria Hovora (piano)

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
Version for Cello and Piano; with Pavel Gililov (piano)

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera; with Daria Hovora (piano)

Le carnaval des animaux: Le Cygne
Orchestre de Paris, Semyon Bychkov

Ave Maria, D839; with Pavel Gililov (piano)

Nocturne for cello & small orchestra (or cello & piano), Op. 19 No. 4

All performed by Mischa Maisky (cello)

Here is Mischa Maisky playing the Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G:



And next, here is Mr. Maisky with Martha Argerich, performing Schumann’s “Adagio and Allegro:



Finally, here is Mischa Maisky playing Schumann cello concerto, with Leonard Bernstein
conducting the Wiener Philarmoniker:



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