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Mischa Maisky

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Tchaikovsky: Nocturne in D minor op.19, no.4 - arr. Tchaikovsky for cello and piano Mischa Maisky, Pavel Gililov 04:57
Fauré: Trois Mélodies, Op. 7: Après un rêve Mischa Maisky, Daria Hovora 03:21
Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795 : Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 19 Der Müller und der Bach Mischa Maisky, Daria Hovora 04:22
Peer Gynt, Op. 23 / Act III : Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 / Act III - Solveig's Song (Arr. for Cello and Piano by Georg Goltermann) Mischa Maisky, Lily Maisky 05:43
Anonymous: Catalan Folksong - arr. Pablo Casals (1876-1973) Mischa Maisky, Pavel Gililov 03:09
Fauré: Tristesse, Op. 6, No. 2 Mischa Maisky, Daria Hovora 02:45
Le Carnaval des Animaux : Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Aquarium Irena Grafenauer, Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, Gidon Kremer 02:34
Schubert: Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D. 343 Mischa Maisky, Daria Hovora 03:54
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 : J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Var. 15 Canone alla Quinta in moto contrario Julian Rachlin, Nobuko Imai, Mischa Maisky 05:16
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056 : J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056 - II. Largo (Arr. for Cello and Piano by Sam Mischa Maisky, Lily Maisky 04:14

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Soviet-born cellist Mischa Maisky comes from a musical family - he is the younger brother of the well known harpsichordist and musicologist Valery Maisky who sadly died in 1981. Maisky entered the Moscow Conservatory in the late 1960s and was mentored by the great cellist Rostropovich. After a promising start a series of circumstances occurred which threatened the future career of the gifted young musician. His sister left the Soviet Union to live in Israel and the Soviet authorities subsequently arrested Maisky and incarcerated him in a labour camp. After spending 18 months in the camp he faked a psychiatric disorder to avoid military service and eventually fled to Israel in 1972. Just over a year later he made his debut at Carnegie Hall and since then has gone on to become one of the world's most respected cellists.

Maisky has an extraordinarily busy schedule of live performances, including playing over 400 concerts in Japan on 46 separate tours and he remains one of the most in-demand concert musicians in the field. The talented cellist has an extensive back catalogue of recorded performances some of the most notable being his recitals of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.