Pablo Casals: The Complete EMI Recordings - downloads available June 16
Specially-priced nine-CD set and downloads available June 16 from EMI Classics
His new specially-priced nine-CD boxed set offers the complete recordings of legendary Spanish cellist Pablo Casals on EMI Classics. Casals was a world-renowned cellist and celebrated conductor (and a popular composer as well), whose recording of Bach’s Cello Suites stands among the finest ever put to disc.
Along with the Bach Suites, the new set contains sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms, the Dvorák and Elgar concertos, trios by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Haydn, and Beethoven, Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, other works by Boccherini and Tartini, and recordings of Casals’s own compositions.
A luminary in the musical world, as well as a passionate opponent to Franco’s Fascist regime in Spain , Casals was a remarkable man. This set pays tribute to his powerful and varied legacy.