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RAPHAEL
WALLFISCH
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NX 1372
Ireland
Music for String Orchestra
NI 5919
Hungarian Cello Concertos
LY 0320
William Busch Concertos
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BIOGRAPHY

Born into a family of professional musicians, Raphael Wallfisch discovered the cello at the age of eight. While studying with Gregor Piatigorsky in California he was chosen to perform chamber music with Jascha Heifetz in the informal recitals that Piatigorsky held in his home. At the age of twenty-four he won the Gaspar Cassadó International Cello Competition in Florence. Since then he has performed continually worldwide. His extensive discography features works by a wide range of British composers, including concertos by Bax, Bliss, Delius, Finzi, Leighton, Moeran and Walton – for the Chandos Walton Edition he recorded the Cello Concerto originally written for his master, Piatigorsky –, besides Britten’s Cello Symphony. He has also recorded rarer works by Barber, Dohnányi, Grieg, Kabalevsky, Menotti, Prokofiev, Respighi and Richard Strauss. Many of Britain’s leading composers have written works for him, including Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, James MacMillan, Paul Patterson, Robert Saxton, Robert Simpson, Giles Swayne, Sir John Tavener and Adrian Williams.
Teaching is one of Raphael Wallfisch’s passions. He is in great demand as a teacher all over the world, and holds professorships in Switzerland at the Zürich Winterthur Konservatorium and in Germany at the Hochschule Mainz.

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BM 0432
Arnold Cooke - Three String Sonatas
BM 0436
British Music for Cello and Piano
BM 0439
Leighton - Complete Chamber Works for Cello
BM 0441
Patric Standford Orchestral Music
CHAN 10116
Stanford
Six Irish Rhapsodies
CHAN 10154
Bax
Orchestral Works, Volume 1
CHAN 10168
Moeran
Violin Concerto/ Lonely Waters/ Whythorne's Shadow/ Cello Concerto
CHAN 10206
Strauss, R
Symphonic Poems, Vol. 2