ZUILL BAILEY – Dynamic Cellist Makes Telarc Debut

CD – Russian Masterpieces For Cello
San Francisco Ballet Music Director Martin West conducts

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By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Fine Arts Critic
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

Cellist Zuill Bailey makes a brilliant debut with Telarc in the January 2009 release of RUSSIAN MASTERPIECES FOR CELLO. Mr. Bailey’s triple-threat gifts of splendid virtuosity, elegant technique, and theatrical flair are summoned together under the baton of Martin West and the Orchestra of SAN FRANCISCO BALLET. Producer and engineer Adam Abeshouse invites the listener into the immediate presence of the charismatic Mr. Bailey and lifts the imagination toward the lofty heights and brilliant sonorities of a great concert hall. The selected compositions of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Dmitri Shostakovich provide both artist and conductor a treasure of opportunity wherein musical craftsmanship is maximized and passionate narrative enfolds the heart. Fans of the popular cellist with the 1693 Matteo Gofriller will marvel at this inspired collaboration with Conductor Martin West and celebrate Bailey’s startling maturity and fiery technical brilliance.

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ZUILL BAILEY – RUSSIAN MASTERPIECES FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA

The disc includes three works by Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33; Pezzo Capriccioso in B minor, Op. 62; Nocturne in D minor, Op. 19 no 4; and Concerto no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Bailey’s technical wizardry illuminates the third and fourth variations (the Andante sostenuto and grazioso) of the Rococo Theme. All at once the potentials for dance interpretation fill the mind. This recording utilizes the enduring variations, i.e., the structural alterations, as established in 1877 by cellist Wilhelm Fitzenhagen. Whatever tension may have existed in their professional relationship or the displeasure Tchaikovsky would later express toward the cellist’s liberties and personal indulgences, the ornate work evolves “as is” and receives a glorious rendering by the dynamic duo of Bailey and West. The Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 (composed in 1959) is equally potent, the first movement (the Allegretto) an unabashed and aggressive display of the composer’s freedom from political and artistic oppression. ZUILL BAILEY: Russian Masterpieces for Cello and Orchestra is an exciting musical portrait. It is Zuill Bailey’s best work and a remarkable achievement for conductor Martin West and the Orchestra of San Francisco Ballet.

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TCHAIKOVSKY – ZUILL BAILEY, Cellist
(Photo, Lisa-Marie Mazzucco) – SHOSTAKOVICH

Since 2005, Martin West has served as Music Director and Principal Conductor of San Francisco Ballet. Audiences agree that Mr. West maintains a keen eye on his dancers, guiding the orchestral flow toward perfect synchronicity through suspended leaps, held extensions, intricate footwork, aerial and grounded geometric patterns, and the climactic rush of final chords and finished landings. At the podium, West is equally at home with standard concert repertoire as he is with story ballets such as Swan Lake. The Company’s most popular hits include Jewels – colorful multi-faceted settings from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3; choreographer George Balanchine’s amazing treatment of Mozart’s Divertimento No.15; and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43. Given that SAN FRANCISCO BALLET prides itself in multiple castings per dance, Mr. West is the master at balancing the forces of music with the varying temperaments and stellar points of principal dancers and precision ensembles. Click here for more information on Martin West and the 2009 Season of: SF BALLET

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ZUILL BAILEY and MARTIN WEST
(Photos, Lisa-Marie Mazzucco and David Allen)

Zuill Bailey is a member of the acclaimed Perlman-Schmidt-Bailey Trio, featuring pianist Navah Perlman and violinist Giora Schmidt. He performs regularly with long-time duo partner pianist Awadagin Pratt as well as with pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Their recording of Beethoven’s Sonatas For Cello and Piano has received widespread popular and critical acclaim. Other CDs include a debut recital disc for Delos, Cello Quintets of Boccherini and Schubert with Janos Starker, Saint Saens Cello Concertos No. 1 and 2, “Live,” and the Korngold Cello Concerto with Kaspar Richter and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz for ASV. Click here to view Mr. Bailey’s up-coming appearances: ZUILL BAILEY, Itinerary 2009

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ZUILL BAILEY: Russian Masterpieces for Cello and Orchestra – Disc features Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33; Pezzo Capriccioso in B minor, Op. 62; Nocturne in D minor, Op. 19 no 4; and Concerto no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Martin West conducts the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.

ZUILL BAILEY and SIMONE DINNERSTEIN – Beethoven’s Sonatas for Cello and Piano. The first volume of a 2-part project, the disc includes Op. 5, no. 1 in F major; Op. 5, no. 2 in G minor; and Op. 69, no 3 in A major.

SAINT SAENS’ CELLO CONCERTOS, No. 1 and 2 – The disc also features the Act II “Meditation’” from Massenet’s THAIS; and “Le Cygne” from Saint Saens’ Le Carnaval Des Animaux.

ZUILL BAILEY, Et Al: Works For Cello – Teamed with pianist Simone Dinnerstein for five of the six selections, the disc includes François Francoeur’s Sonata for Cello and Harpsichord in E major; Variations for Cello and Piano on Mozart’s “Bei Männern”, WoO 46 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17 by Felix Mendelssohn; Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin; Souvenir d’Amerique on “Yankee Doodle”, Op. 17 by Henri Vieuxtemps; and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007.

DVD – NUTCRACKER, San Francisco Ballet (2008). The setting is San Francisco and the 1915 Pan Pacific Exhibition. The production features Davit Karapetyan, Yuan Yuan Tan, Pierre-Francois Vilanoba, Elizabeth Powell, Maria Kochetkova, and Damian Smith. Martin West conducts the SF Ballet Orchestra.

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