Recorded on 12/12/2006, uploaded on 01/16/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Spaniard Gaspar Cassadó was a virtuoso cellist who enjoyed a world-wide solo
career and performed with such luminaries as Menuhin and Rubinstein. He studied
with the renowned Pablo Casals in Paris from1908 to 1914 and in gratitude,
dedicated his Requiebros to Casals. In Spanish, requiebros means "flirtation," "memories" or
"compliments," depending on the context. This work is filled with markings such as "con anima" and "con passione" which demonstrate Cassadó's
strong emotional attachment to his years with Casals. The work has a very strong Spanish flavor with lots of rubato,
thirty-second-note flourishes, and recitative. Michael Cansfield
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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