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Zuill Bailey

François Francoeur , Johann Sebastian Bach , Ludwig van Beethoven , Felix Mendelssohn , Frédéric Chopin , Henri Vieuxtemps , Zuill Bailey , Simone Dinnerstein Audio CD
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ZUILL BAILEY is widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry, and engaging personality, have secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today.

A consummate concerto soloist, Mr. Bailey performs with the symphony orchestras of Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Indianapolis, ... Read more in Amazon's Zuill Bailey Store

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  • Performer: Zuill Bailey, Simone Dinnerstein
  • Composer: François Francoeur, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, Frédéric Chopin, et al.
  • Audio CD (March 18, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Delos Records
  • ASIN: B00008OTVB
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,316 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Adagio Cantabile
2. Allegro Vivo
3. Tempo Di Gavotta
4. Largo Cantabile
5. Gigue: Allegro Vivace
6. Prelude
7. Allemande
8. Courante
9. Sarabande
10. Menuet I & II
11. Gigue
12. Variations In E-Flat On 'Bei Mannera'
13. Variations Concertantes For Cello & Piano, Op.17
14. Introduction & Polonaise In C For Cello & Piano, Op.3
15. Souvenir D'Amerique, Op.17

Editorial Reviews

Zuill Bailey is an extraordinarily talented up-and-coming young cellist. For this impressive debut recording, he has chosen an adventurous wide-ranging program well designed to display his brilliant virtuosity, his warm, pure, variable tone, his noble expressiveness and his fiery, unbridled temperament. Indeed, it must be his headlong impetuosity that tempts him to tear off all final notes with a violent accent. In the rarely-heard Francoeur Sonata, the slow movements sing in long, sustained phrases; the fast movements, taken at hair-raising speeds, burst with unrestrained exuberance. Splendidly partnered by pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Bailey brings out the grace, humor and delicacy of Beethoven's popular "Variations on a Theme by Mozart," and the romantic ardor and flashes of brilliance of Mendelssohn's "Variations concertantes." Chopin's "Introduction and Polonaise" was originally a bravura piano piece with a back-up cello, but various cellists have made "revisions" annexing the lion's share of the fireworks. The performance seems the last word in all-out reckless virtuosity, but is surpassed by that of Bailey's own transcription of Vieuxtemp's "Souvenir d'Amerique," originally for violin. A set of variations on "Yankee Doodle," it exploits every imaginable, and some unimaginable, technical tricks, tossed off with gleeful abandon; however, the piece ultimately sounds like its own parody. Bach's unaccompanied Suite No. 1 is least successful: over-phrased, broken up by too many accents, ritards and stops; besides, it sounds a bit rough, as if it had been too closely miked, a suspicion confirmed by very audible breathing. --Edith Eisler

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Technique To Burn ... April 14, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Please disregard "A music fan's" review. He clearly does not own this recording, and has some issues with himself. I however DO own this CD. It is a joy to listen to, and I feel it is one of the finest examples of cello playing today. Of all the young cellists out there Zuill Bailey has his own voice. Technically,musically,and personally. His Bach is second to none. Rhythmically it is fantastic. So many interpreters of Bach don't have his rhytmic control. Rhythm is everything in Bach and Bailey shows that. I've never heard the Allegro Vivo in the Francoeur sonata played so crisply and cleanly at this daring tempo. As a violinist I can tell you how difficult Vieuxtemps' "Souvenir d'Amerique" is. It is a piece originally written for violin and many fiddle players don't even dare play it. Bailey is superb in his own transcription and it makes for a terrific ending. A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DISC !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Just received my copy yesterday from the El Paso pro Musica, Zuill bows well on all tracks, accompanied by Simone Dinnerstein, Piano. The tracks by Francoeur, Bach, Beethoven,Mendelssohn, and Chopin, Vieuxtemps are all excellent. Makes one's mouth water for the next recording by this gifted celloist. Those whose appetites were wet when they saw his appearence on A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts" will be greatly satisfied by this debut recording. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Cellist April 18, 2003
By a fan
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I've been following Zuill Bailey's career for years and I am so glad he finally released a CD! His live concerts are brilliant, but sadly they come to an end. Now I can listen to him all day long on repeat! Zuill Bailey is such a rare musician. His playing is infused with so much thought and care. It is just beautiful...and when he lets go, look out! His technique is on fire! (the last track will blow your mind) It's hard to believe he's also such a nice guy! (I met him once at a concert) I can't say enough about this wonderful CD, this musician, or this human being. Buy it now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a cellist! April 15, 2003
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If Zuill Bailey isn't a household name in your home already, it will be soon! This is a fabulous recording. Every note drips with emotion and passion. I can't stop listening to this CD!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cellist's Debut Is Astounding!!! April 11, 2003
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This is a disc that is sure to delight music lovers and cello fans alike. The debut disc of Mr. Bailey is nothing short of amazing!! His tone is warm, robust, and full of depth. His technique is mind-boggling, to say the least. The Vieuxtemps alone is well worth the cost. The repertoire is quite varied - there is sure to be something for everyone. The pianist is also fantastic. This recording totally blows away any other cello debut disc I've heard, and I have a lot of recordings!! When's his next disc coming out??? Keep 'em coming!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful recording!!! April 11, 2003
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I was fortunate to hear a performance by Zuill Bailey this past summer with the Chicago Symphony, and was really taken with his his beautiful sound and presence. Not to mention that he is gorgeous! I am happy that this CD has come out for sale. The musical choices are wonderful, and it is one of the few CD's that I can listen to over and over. I look forward to his next recording!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Debut April 14, 2003
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I first saw Zuill Bailey on HBO's Oz and was impressed by his style and overall talent, but this debut really shows his technical prowess. Even though technicality seems his forte, he shows genuine passion in his interpretation of the sometimes-dryly-performed Bach Suites. This is worth owning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zuill Bailey Does it Again December 21, 2011
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What sets this CD apart from some of Zuill Bailey's other CDs, is the large selection of music that is included by some of the greatest composers for the cello. I rated it five stars, because of both the stlye of music that is included, as well as the quality of the sound and depth of the artist's interpretation of the music being performed. The cello which he performs with, is itself just another reason for you to want to own all of his albums; if however, you want to narrow the choices, then by all means purchase this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music by a superb musician
I have really enjoyed this recording. Zuill Bailey is one of the world's great cellists and he performs beautifully here. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Don Beene
5.0 out of 5 stars Another of Zuill Bailey's masterpieces.....
Ditto on above comment! I have almost worn out this CD, if that's possible to do so! It's one of my favorites.....
Published 15 months ago by Maria A. Dominguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Zuill x 3
My brother introduced me to Zuill Bailey music and I have since ordered this CD for three friends. His work in phenomenal and must be heard. Very romantic CD
Published on September 23, 2010 by coco
5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh face with ....
a dynamite performance worthy of a major award for excellence. Also kudos to TELARC's engineering in capturing the warmth and "sonic patina" of the instrument and performance. Read more
Published on June 11, 2010 by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Passionate
Zuill plays with effortless passion! Very beautiful. The perfect cello with the perfect cellist to bring each other to life.
Published on June 5, 2010 by Leslie Jeanne Mcconnell
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an AMAZING CD!
I have just bought my 23rd copy of this CD, I keep giving it as a present, this is a recording to cherish, full of soul, feeling, free (like Casals), SEARING. An amazing talent.
Published on November 3, 2007 by H. Hauser
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful tone, loved the Francoeur
Bailey's first CD establishes himself as one of the most exciting young cellists to watch. His cello tone throughout the CD is gorgeous. Read more
Published on August 25, 2007 by Kenneth A. Martinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Bailey Makes A Gutsy First CD
I could say a lot about the entire cd. Covering over 200 years of cello music from Bach's Suite No. 1 through Chopin's Polonaise in C, he puts himself to the complete test of... Read more
Published on April 14, 2003 by Sage Lewis
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