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Maria Kliegel is one of the leading cello-virtuosi of our time. She took up her studies with Janos Starker at Indiana University in the United States. She was the winner of various prestigious international competitions, notably the Rostropovich Competition in 1981. After that, a series of outstanding international concerts and tours began, leading to numerous recording sessions for radio, television and record labels. In 1990, when she recorded Alfred Schnittkes Cello Concerto No. 1, the Russian composer recognised her interpretation as the standard recording of the work.

A truly versatile artist, Kliegel has made an impressive range of recordings for Naxos which encompasses orchestral, chamber and solo works for the cello. These highly-acclaimed recordings feature composers across the periods J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Dohnnyi, Elgar, Haydn, Lalo, Popper, Saint-Sans, Tchaikovsky, and more. Check out her latest release, 8.557613 Virtuoso Cello Showpieces.

[T]hese performances should please any collector ... I cannot fail to mention that Kliegel's bow arm is obviously extremely powerful and she produces a large and rounded tone even in virtuoso passages ... Kliegel proves to be a most probing artist ...

-- Fanfare

Concertos | Chamber | Xyrion Trio Recordings | Solo


8.550938 BRAHMS: Double Concerto / SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in A Minor
8.555041 HAYDN: Cello Concertos in D Major and C Major
8.550655 MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Variations Concertantes
8.553039 SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Suite, Op. 16
8.550519 TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme / BRUCH: Kol Nidrei / BLOCH: Schelomo
8.550503 DVORAK / ELGAR: Cello Concertos
8.554469 LALO: Cello Concerto in D minor / Cello Sonata
8.554657 POPPER: Romantic Cello Showpieces
8.554465 SCHNITTKE: Cello Concerto / Stille Musik / Cello Sonata
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8.555785 BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 5 / 7 Variations, WoO 46
8.555787 BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonatas Nos. 4 and 5, Op. 102
8.553159 CHOPIN: Cello Sonata / Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3 / Grand Duo
8.554039 KODALY: Duo for Violin and Cello / Hungarian Rondo / Adagio for Cello / Sonatina
8.555786 BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonatas No. 3, Op. 69 and Op. 64
8.550656 BRAHMS: Cello Sonatas Opp. 38, 78 and 99
8.554468 DOHNANYI: Konzertstuck for Cello / Cello Sonata / Ruralia Hungarica
8.550654 SCHUBERT: Arpeggione Sonata / SCHUMANN: Fantasiestucke
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Xyrion Trio Recordings

8.557723 BEETHOVEN: Piano Trios, Vol. 1 (Nos. 5, 6, 10)
8.557724 BEETHOVEN: Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (Nos. 1, 2, 9)
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8.557280-81 BACH, J.S.: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV 1007-1012 (Complete)

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