Pieter Wispelwey

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It is worth noting that Wispelwey has released at least 3 separate recordings of the Bach cello suites (one in 1990, one in 1998, and one in 2012) so don't arbitrarily merge recordings without checking first!

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Pieter Wispelwey (born 25 September 1962) is a Dutch cellist. In 1992, he was the first cellist to receive the Netherlands Music Prize, a government-awarded prize given to the most promising young musician in the Netherlands. He has come to be regarded as one of the world's leading performers and interpreters of both baroque and modern cello works.

He plays a 1760 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini cello and a 1710 Rombouts baroque cello.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 6 Suites for Cello Solo Johann Sebastian Bach; Pieter Wispelwey 1
1992 The Complete Sonatas for Pianoforte and Cello Beethoven; Pieter Wispelwey, Paul Komen 1
1992 The Three Cello Suites Britten; Pieter Wispelwey 2
1994 6 Cello Sonatas Vivaldi; Pieter Wispelwey, Florilegium 1
1995 Concerto for Cello & Orchestra in B minor Dvořák; Pieter Wispelwey, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Renes 2
1996 Three Suites for Cello Solo / Works for Cello and Piano Max Reger; Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti 1
1997 Concerti Vivaldi; Florilegium, Pieter Wispelwey 1
1998 6 suites per violoncello solo senza basso Johann Sebastian Bach; Pieter Wispelwey 1
2002 Sonatas C. Franck, J. Brahms; Paolo Giacometti, Pieter Wispelwey 2
2003 Sonatas for Cello and Piano Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Britten; Pieter Wispelwey, Dejan Lazić 1
2006 String Quartet in C major, op.163 Franz Schubert; Orpheus Quartet, Pieter Wispelwey 1
2008 Dimitri Shostakovich: Concerto nr. 2 in G Major for Cello and Orchestra, op. 126 / Benjamin Britten: Third Suite for Cello Solo, op. 87 Dimitri Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten; Sinfonietta Cracovia, Jurjen Hempel, Pieter Wispelwey 1
2009 Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante / Tcherepnin: Suite for Cello Solo / Crumb: Sonata for Cello Solo Prokofiev, Tcherepnin, Crumb; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestr, Vassily Sinaisky, Pieter Wispelwey 1
2010 Cello Symphony / Cello Suite no. 1 Britten; Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Seikyo Kim, Pieter Wispelwey 1
2011 Cello Sonatas Fryderyk Chopin, Felix Mendelssohn; Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti 2
2012 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2012 recording) J S Bach; Pieter Wispelwey 1
D. Shostakovich: Concerto no. 1 for Cello and Orchestra / Z. Kodály: Sonata for Cello Solo, op.8 D. Shostakovich, Z. Kodály; Pieter Wispelwey, Australian Chamber Orchestra 1
Rococo Tchaikovsky, CPE Bach, Stravinsky; Pieter Wispelwey, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Jonathan Morton 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Hindemith - Sessions - Ligeti Pieter Wispelwey 1
1997 Cello Sonatas Chopin, Fauré, Poulenc; Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti 1
1998 Styles Pieter Wispelwey 1
2005 Complete Sonatas & Variations Beethoven; Pieter Wispelwey, Dejan Lazić 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor op. 104 / Symphonic Variations for Orchestra op. 78 Dvořák; Pieter Wispelwey, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer 1

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