Intermusica Artists' Management

 

 

Intermusica represents Mischa Maisky in Great Britain and Ireland

Manager:
Susie McLeod

Assistant to Artist Manager:
Sana Khan

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Mischa Maisky

Cello

Mischa Maisky has the distinction of being the only cellist in the world to have studied with both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky. Rostropovich has lauded Mischa Maisky as "...one of the most outstanding talents of the younger generation of cellists. His playing combines poetry and exquisite delicacy with great temperament and brilliant technique."

Born in Latvia, educated in Russia, after his repatriation to Israel, Mischa Maisky has been enthusiastically received in London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, New York and Tokyo, along with the rest of the major music centres.

He considers himself as a citizen of the world: “I’m playing an Italian cello, with French and German bows, Austrian and German strings, my daughter was born in France, my oldest son in Belgium, the middle one in Italy and the youngest one in Switzerland, I’m driving a Japanese car, wear a Swiss watch, an Indian necklace and I feel at home everywhere where people appreciate and enjoy classical music.

As an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, during the last 25 years he has made well over 30 recordings with such orchestras as Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orpheus, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and others.

One of the highlights of his career was the year 2000 - it was mainly devoted to a worldwide Bach tour which included over 100 concerts! In order to express his deep admiration for this great composer, Mischa Maisky has recorded Bach's solo suites for the third time.

His recordings have enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and have been awarded five times the prestigious Record Academy Prize in Tokyo, three times Echo Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, Grand Prix du Disque in Paris and Diapason d’Or of the Year as well as the coveted Grammy nominations.

Truly a world-class musician and regular guest at most major International Festivals, he has collaborated with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Carlo Maria Giulini, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Charles Dutoit, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev and Gustavo Dudamel and his partnerships have included artists as Martha Argerich, Radu Lupu, Nelson Freire, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Peter Serkin, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Joshua Bell, Julian Rachlin and Janine Jansen to name just a few.

Mischa Maisky is represented by Intermusica.
July 2011 / 376 words. Not to be altered without permission. Please destroy all previous biographical material.

Latest recording:

¡España! Songs and Dances from Spain
Works by Albéniz, Casals, Cassadó, de Falla, Granados, Ravel, Sarasate, Shchedrin
Lily Maisky (piano)

DG 4778100



Bach
Sonatas for Cello and Piano Op.69,
Op.102, Nos.1 & 2, BWV 1027-1029
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 415 471-2 GH
Bach
6 Suites for Solo Cello, BWV 1007-1012
CD 445 373-2 GH 2
Bach
6 Suites for Solo Cello, BWV 1007-1012
(New recording, Spring 2000)
CD 463 314-2
(3 Discs + Plusscore CD)
Bach
Cello Sonatas BWV 1027 – 1029
(coupled with Vivaldi: 2 Cello Concertos)
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 459 051-2 GCC
Bach
Goldberg Variations (arranged for String Trio)
Julian Rachlin (violin), Nobuko Imai (viola)
CD 477 637-8 GH
Beethoven
Sonatas for Cello and Piano, Op.5, Nos.1 & 2; Op.69; Op.102, Nos.1 & 2
(coupled with Handel: Variations on Judas Maccabäus & Mozart: Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen and Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen)
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 439 934-2 GH 2 (2 CDs)
Beethoven
Sonatas for Cello and Piano, Op.5,
Nos.1 & 2 (coupled with Mozart: Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen and Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen)
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 431 801-2 GH
Beethoven
Sonatas for Cello and Piano Op.69; Op.102,
Nos.1 & 2 (coupled with Handel: Variations on Judas Maccabäus)
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 437 514-2 GH
Beethoven
Sonatas for Cello; Variations
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 453 748-2 GCB 2
Beethoven
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op.56 "Triple Concerto"
(coupled with Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op.54)
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana / Martha Argerich (piano), Renaud Chapucon (violin)
EMI 7243 5 57773 2 4
Bloch
Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
(coupled with Dvorak: Cello Concerto)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
Record Academy Prize, Tokyo 1989
CD 453 424-2 GH
Boccherini
Cello Concertos No.6 in D Major G479 &
No.7 in G Major G480; Minuet in A Major (from Quintet G275);
(coupled with Vivaldi: Cello Concertos)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD 447 022-2 GH
Brahms

Double Concerto
Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein /
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Also In 3 CD set with Violin & Piano Concertos on Video/Laser Disc: Pal ADD 072 103-1 GH,
NTSC ADD 072 203-1 GHG

CD 445 595-2 GMA
CD 431 20 7
Brahms
Lieder ohne Worte: Nachklang; Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen; Sapphische Ode; Wie Melodien zieht es; Denn es gehet demMenschen wie dem Vieh; Ich wandte mich und sahe an; O Tod wie bitter bist Du; Über die Heide; Liebestre; Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer; Lerchengesang.
Violin Sonata in G Major Op.78 (arr. Klengel)
Pavel Gililov (piano)
CD 453 424-2 GH
Brahms
The Cello Sonatas Op.38, Op.99;
Lieder ohne Worte
Pavel Gililov (piano)
CD 453 677-2
Brahms
Schumann

Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25
Fantasiestücke, Op.88)
Martha Argerich (piano), Gidon Kremer (violin), Yuri Bashmet (viola)
CD 463 700-2
Chopin
Cello Sonata Op.65, Introduction & Polonaise Brillante Op.3 (coupled with Debussy: Cello Sonata and Franck: Sonate A-Dur)
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 471 346-2 |G|H
Debussy
Cello Sonata (coupled with Chopin: Cello Sonata Op.65 & Introduction & Polonaise Brillante Op.3 and Franck: Sonate A-Dur)
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 471 346-2 |G|H|
Debussy
Cello Sonata; Préludes, Book 1: No.12;
Minstrels ; La plus que lente (coupled with Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M.8)
Martha Argerich (piano)
EMI 0777 7 63577 2 0
Dvorák
Cello Concerto (coupled with Bloch: Schelomo)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
Record Academy Prize, Tokyo 1989
CD 453 424-2 GH
Dvorák
Cello Concerto (coupled with Schumann: Cello Concerto Op.129)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
CD 445 574-2 GMA
Dvorák
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op.104
(coupled with Strauss: Don Quixote, Op.35)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
CD 474 780-2
Elgar
Cello Concerto Op.85
Enigma Variations; Serenade for Strings
Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli
CD 445 511-2 GMA
Elgar
Cello Concerto Op.85 (coupled with Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations)
Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli
CD 436 685-2
Franck
Sonate in A Major (coupled with Chopin: Cello Sonata Op.65 and Introduction & Polonaise Brillante Op.3 and Debussy: Cello Sonata)
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 471 346-2 |G|H
Franck
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M.8 (coupled with Debussy: Cello Sonata; Préludes, Book 1: No.12; Minstrels; La plus que lente)
Martha Argerich (piano)
EMI 0777 7 63577 2 0
Handel
Variations on Judas Maccabäus
(coupled with Beethoven: Sonatas)
(2CD pack includes Mozart: Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen and Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen)
 Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 437 514-2 GH
CD439 934-2 GH 2
(2 CDs)
Haydn
Cello Concertos Hob. VII b: Nos. 1 & 2; Violin Concertos in C major / in G major (Transcription for Cello and Orchestra)
Wiener Symphoniker, Leonard Bernstein
DVD NTSC 073 4351 GH
Haydn
Cello Concertos HOB VII B: Nos.1 & 2
Violin Concerto (played on cello) HOB VII A: No.4
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
CD 419 786-2 GH
Mendelssohn 
Cello Sonatas No.1, Op.45; No.2 Op.58; 
Variations Op.17; Songs Without Words Op.109; Op.62, No.1; Op.62, No.6; Auf Flügeln des Gesanges; Schilflied; Suleika, Die Liebende schreibt
Sergio Tiempo (piano)
CD 471 565-2 |G|H|
Miaskovsky
Cello Concerto Op.66. (coupled with Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante)
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev
CD 449 821-2 GH
Mozart
Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen and Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen. (coupled with Beethoven: Sonatas and Handel:Variations on Judas Maccabäus in 2 CD pack)
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 437 514-2 GH
CD 439 934-2 GH 2
(2 CDs)
Prokofiev
Sinfonia Concertante (coupled with Miaskovsky: Cello Concerto)
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev
CD 449 821-2 GH
Rachmaninov
Sonata in G minor Op. 19; Elégie Op. 3 No. 1; Mélodie Op. 3 No. 3; Twilight Op. 21 No. 3; Prelude Op. 23 No. 10; How Everyone Loves Thee Op. 14 No. 6; How My Heart Aches Op. 21 No. 12; Danse orientale Op. 2 No. 2; In the Silence of the Night Op. 4 No. 3; Night is mournful Op. 26 No. 12
Sergio Tiempo (piano)
CD 477 723-5 GH
Saint-Saens
Cello Concerto No.1, Op.33; Cello Sonata No.1, Op.32; Allegro Appassionato Op.43; Romance Op.36; Suite Op.16; The Swan
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra / Daria Hovora (piano)
CD 457 599-2
Saint-Saens
Carnival of the Animals
Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Gidon Kremer (violin), Martha Argerich (piano), Nelson Freire (piano), Isabelle van Keulen (violin)
CD 000289 416 8412 7
CD 000289 446 5572 8
Schubert
Songs Without Words: Der Neugierige;Lied der Mignon; Täuschung; Der LeiermannNacht und Träume; Am Meer; An die Musik; Die Forelle; Ständchen; Der Einsame; Der Mäuller und der Bach; Heidenröslein; Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen; Du bist die Ruh; Arpeggione Sonata D. 821
Daria Hovora (piano)
CD 449 817-2 GH
Schubert
Schumann

Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821 Phantasiestücke Op. 73; Stücke im Volkston Op. 102
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 000289 412 2302 9
Schumann
Cello Concerto Op.129; Fantasiestücke Op.73; Adagio & Allegro Op.70; 5 Stücke im Volkston Op.102
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra / Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 469 524-2 GH
Schumann
Cello Concerto Op.129 (coupled with Dvorak: Cello Concerto)
Also in 3 CD set with 4 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,Symphonies and Piano Leonard Bernstein Concertos
CD 445 574-2 GMA

CD 423 099-2 GH X3
Schumann
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op.54 (coupled with Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op.56 "Triple Concerto")
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana / Martha Argerich (piano), Renaud Chapucon (violin)
EMI 7243 5 57773 2 4
Schumann
Fantasiestücke, Op.88 (coupled with Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor)
Martha Argerich (piano), Gidon Kremer (violin), Yuri Bashmet (viola)
CD 463 700-2
Schumann
Piano Quintet in E flat Op. 44
Martha Argerich (piano), Nobuko Imai (viola), Lucia Hall (violin), Dora Schwarzberg (violin)
CD 5573082
Shostakovich
Cello Concertos No.1, Op.107; No.2, Op.126
London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas
CD 445 821-2 GH
Shostakovich
Piano Trio No.2, Op.67 (coupled with Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio Op.50)
Martha Argerich (piano), Gidon Kremer (violin)
CD 459 326-2 GH
Shostakovich
Piano Trio No.2, Op.67 (coupled with Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio Op.50)
Martha Argerich (piano), Gidon Kremer (violin)
CD 459 326-2 GH
Strauss R.
Don Quixote, Op.35 (coupled with Dvorak: Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op.104)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
CD 474 780-2
Strauss R.
Dvorak

Vier Lieder, Op.27 No. 4 Morgen ; Romanze in F major; Cello Sonata in F major Op. 6
Romantic Pieces Op. 75 No. 4; Rondo Op. 94; Sonatina Op. 100
Pavel Giliov (piano)
CD 477 746-5 GH
Tchaikovsky
Rachmaninov

Piano Trio
Trio élégiaque No.1
Lang Lang (piano), Vadim Repin (violin)
CD 477 809-9 GH
Tchaikovsky 
Rococo Variations; Andante Cantabile; Nocturne; Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin; Souvenir de Florence
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD 453 460-2
Tchaikovsky 
Piano Trio Op.50 (coupled with Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2)
Martha Argerich (piano), Gidon Kremer (violin)
CD 459 326-2 GH
Tchaikovsky 
Rococo Variations (coupled with Elgar: Cello Concerto)
Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli
CD 436 685-2
Vivaldi
Cello Concertos in C Minor RV401; A Minor RV418; B Minor RV424; Largo from RV422 (coupled with Boccherini: Cello Concerto)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD 447 022-2
Vivaldi
2 Cello Concertos (coupled with Bach Cello Sonatas BWV 1027 – 1029)
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 459 051-2 GCC
Collections
 
 
Adagio
Bruch: Kol Nidrei; Dvorak: Waldesruhe; Silent Woods; Fauré: Elegie Op.24; Glazunov Chant du Menestrel; Haydn: Adagio molto from HOB. V11A:1; Respighi: Adagio con variazioni; Saint-Saens: The Swan; Strauss: Romanze in F Major; Tchaikovsky: Nocturne Op.19, No.4
Orchestre de Paris, Semyon Bychkov
CD 435 781-2 GH
Apres Une Reve:
French Mélodies by Fauré, Ravel, Poulenc, Gabriel Fauré: Après un Rêve, Op.7, No.1;Au Bord de l'eau, Op.8, No.1; Les Berceaux, Op.23, No.1; Tristesse, Op.6, No.2; Georges Bizet: Adieux de l'hôtesse Arabe; Maurice Ravel: Deux Mélodies Hébraïques; Kaddish - L'énigme éternelle; Là-bas; Vers l'église; Vocalise [-Etude] En Forme de habanera; Jules Massenet: Elégie, Without Op. No;  Claude Debussy: Beau Soir; Ernest Chausson: Sérénade, Op.13, No.2; Cantique à 'épouse, Op.36, No.1; Le Temps des lilas, Op.19; Reynaldo Hahn: L'heure exquise; Henri Duparc: Soupir; Chanson triste; Extase; Francis Poulenc: Violon; C'est ainsi que tu es; La Reine de cœur; "C"; Les Chemins de l'amour
Daria Hovora (piano)
CD 457 657-2
The Artists’ Album
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorak, Haydn, Saint-Saens, Schubert, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky
Martha Argerich, Pavel Gililov, Gidon Kremer,
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Bernstein, Sinopoli, Tilson Thomas
CD 457 694-2 GH
Cellissimo
J. S. Bach: Air from Suite, BWV 1068; Adagio from Toccata, BWV 564; Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659; Bloch: Nigun (improvisation); Boccherini: Minuet from String Quintet G.275; Chopin: Etude Op.25, No.7;Nocturne Op. Posth.; Debussy: Clair de lune; Minstrels; Handel: Aria in C Minor; Saint-Saens: Allegro Appasionato Op.43; Schubert: Moment musical D.780, No. 3; Schumann Romanze Op.94, No.1; Adagio and Allegro Op.70
Daria Hovora (piano)
CD 439 863-2 GH
CD 459 136-2 GH
Gala from St. Petersburg 2003
Respighi: Adagio con variazioni
Bruch: Kol Nidrei
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra,
Yuri Temirkanov
EuroArts DVD 2053408
Argerich, Kremer & Maisky: The Complete Duo Recordings
J. S. Bach Cello Sonatas BWV 1027-1029 Beethoven Cello Sonatas Op. 5, Op. 69, Op. 102, Variations Schumann Cello Works,
Cello Concerto Argerich & Maisky Live in Japan (Chopin, Franck, Debussy)
Argerich & Maisky In Concert (Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich)
Martha Argerich (piano)
DG 4779524
Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich in Concert
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne; Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.119, Waltz from "The Stone Flower"; Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.40
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 477 532-3 GH
Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich Live in Japan
Chopin: Cello Sonata Op. 65, Introduction & Polonaise brillante Op. 3; Debussy: Cello Sonata; Franck: Sonata in A major
Martha Argerich (piano)
CD 471 346-2 GH
Martha Argerich & Friends Live from the Lugano Festival 2007
Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 'The Ghost'
Martha Argerich (piano), Renaud Capuçon (violino)
CD 518332
Martha Argerich & Friends Live from the Lugano Festival 2008
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
Lily Maisky (piano), Alissa Margulis (violin)
CD 2670512
Meditation
Rachmaninov: Vocalise; Schumann: Träumerei; Brahms: Wiegenlied; Fauré: Après un rêve; Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria; Handel: Larghetto; Lully: Gavotte; Gluck: Reigen seliger Geister; Mendelssohn: Lied ohne Worter; Chopin: Prelude; De Falla: Berceuse; Massenet: Elégie; Saint-Saens: The Swan; Ravel: Habanera; Catalanisches Volkslied; Tchaikovsky: Nocturne; Kreisler: Liebeslied
Pavlov Gililov (piano)
CD 431 544-2 GH
Romantic Offering
Rodion Shchedrin: “Romantic Offering” – Double Concerto for Piano, Violoncello and Orchestra (World Premiere) César Franck: Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano Martha Argerich (piano), Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Neeme Järvi
DVD Accentus Music AC 20224
Song of the Cello
Bach, Brahms, Boccherini, Choi, Dvorák, Elgar, Fauré, Kiesewetter, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Prokofiev ,Rachmaninov, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Schumann, Shostakovich, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky Tiempo, Hovora, Argerich, Kremer, Bernstein, Sinopoli, Mehta, Tilson Thomas
CD 477 744-2 GH
Vocalise – Russian Romances
Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Dargomyzhsky, Musorgsky, A. Rubinstein, Rimsky-Korsakov, Arensky, Cui, Glazunov, Rachmaninov, Gurilyov & Anonymous.
Pavlov Gililov (piano)
CD 477 574-3 GK

As of March 2012

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¡España! / Deutsche Grammophon
“Maisky is true to himself, and so he brings a fresh and thoughtful perspective…Maisky’s generous tone suits his interpretive approach well… it is a sensuous experience.”
International Record Review, June 2012

“An attractive recital… [the haunting Ravel "Pièce en forme de habanera" is played] here with great élan… Mischa Maisky demonstrates a natural feeling for this colourful music and in the Albéniz "Tango" his resonant tone is enhanced by the most subtle control of light and shade… Falla's "Ritual Fire Dance" from "El Amor brujo" is played with great gusto and projection, so that one hardly misses the orchestra at all… [An] admirably matched father-and-daughter duo, very beautifully recorded.”
Gramophone, February 2012

“There is much to savour in Mischa Maisky and his daughter Lily's vivid menu of Spanish miniatures… Lily Maisky establishes her credentials as an exceptional pianist in the meditative "Asturiana", where her pearl-like tone borders on the edge of silence. She finds that luminous stillness again in "Nana", an ideal foil to Maisky's highly textured, muted timbre… delicious tracks.”
BBC Music Magazine, May 2012

“Morgen” - Dvorak & Strauss / Deutsche Grammophon
“The cellist plunges heart and soul into this romantic-flavoured recital with the pianist Pavel Gililov. The pair’s passion helps to glue together the extravagances of Strauss’s Cello Sonata. […] DG’s recording lets us feel Maisky’s every throb and tear…”
The Times, February 2009

“Charmingly played. An excellent recording.”
Gramophone, March 2009

“Maisky's performance of these works could hardly be bettered. Strauss's Sonata has enormous youthful élan, and the arrangements of the Romance for cello and orchestra and "Morgen" are exquisite. The expertly made Dvorák arrangements fare equally well in fact, the performance of the Sonatina matches the finest violin readings with a superb sense of engagement and ensemble in the faster movements. Excellently recorded, this recital wins on all counts.”
BBC Music Magazine, March 2009

“Maisky's warm, romantic tone and controlled vibrato are an excellent match for Strauss, and the pairing is even better in Maisky's own arrangement of "Morgen" -- I don't miss the human voice here at all.”
International Record Review, April 2009

“Both composers require a Romantic, lyrical delivery, a style of playing that is the absolute domain of Mischa Maisky.”
Strad, May 2009

Various: Song of the Cello / Deutsche Grammophon
"…there's such depth to these personal choices from Mischa Maisky that I can't imagine a more delightfully varied yet comprehensive showcase… this CD is a treasure."
Classic FM Magazine , March 2008

Dimitri Stikovetsky's String Trio Arrangement of Bach Goldberg Variations
"Maisky reveals a deft and thoughtful ensemble sensibility"
Gramophone , May 2007

NordDeutscher Rundfunk / Shostakovich First Cello Concerto
"As soon as Maisky played the first note, it was clear that his generous gestures are completely at the service of an interpretation that seeks to lay open the innermost soul of the music.  Maisky played with sharpness and a biting humour."
Hamburger Abendblatt , April 2005

"Maisky played the Shostakovich cello concerto no.1 with more lyricism than most of his colleagues.  The high point was undoubtedly the moderato, which grew ever higher in intensity, and spilled out into an unravelling cadence." 
Die Welt , April 2005

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Dv orák Cello Concerto
“Mehta praises ‘the translucency of his playing, which sounds so sensible and thought-through, without giving any impression of being artificial.’  I think I know what he means.  Maisky owns the heroic character of the work to such an extent that the first solo entry comes across as an extension of himself, played with great resolution, punching out the sforzando spread chords with no loss of tone quality.”
The Strad, August 2004

Beethoven Triple Concerto with Argerich and Capuçon / EMI
“Maisky’s cello holds sway in the first movement particularly, and his muscular but sensitive playing is a delight.  When he duets with Capuçon, the pair appear joined at the hip.”
Times, June 2004

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Shostakovich First Cello Concerto
“…his performance had an authentic air of struggle and protest. As he flung off each jagged phrase he wheeled around angrily to hear the answering phrase from the timpani, his halo of grey hair flying. And, in the slow movement, he captured the broken, withdrawn, infinitely sad quality of the music.”
Daily Telegraph , April 2004

“Maisky’s cello was soon soaring out to rise above anything the orchestra could pit against it, then ceding to an expressive horn solo. His was an intense, passionate performance that vividly brought out the work’s desperation…”
Guardian , April 2004

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