CelloCocktail 2


The 2005 successor to the first CelloCocktail was produced under the Ars Production label and reflects the further musical expansion of the quartet. It has a mix of 24 new arrangements, recorded as a Super Audio CD, so that listeners using particular equipment will get the experience of being surrounded by the musicians.

Another special feature is the actual choice of instruments: In cooperation with the Maggini Foundation Langenthal, Switzerland, the Berliner Cellharmoniker recorded this CD on four fine Italian cellos.



“[…] CelloCocktail 2 – their latest release, which is recorded as a Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid Super Audio CD – provides the highest listening pleasure. Not only do the four musicians enjoy their tongue-in-cheek approach toward their classical instruments but on top of that, they present arrangements of jazz, blues, tango, Bossa Nova, film scores and salon pieces which are original and were adapted with a lot of care and knowledge.” (Codex Flores 11/2005)
(Ars Produktion, ARS 38 007, released 2005)

1       W. C. Handy: St. Louis Blues
2       Harold Arlen: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
3       Percy Mayfield: Hit The Road, Jack
4       Duke Ellington: It Don’t Mean A Thing
5       Joseph Eastburn Winner: Little Brown Jug
6       Traditional: Loch Lomond
7       Theo Mackeben: Nur nicht aus Liebe weinen
8       Ennio Morricone/Johan de Mey: A Moment for Morricone
9       Traditional: Irish Blessing
10     Enrique Francini: La vi llegar
11     Friedrich Hollaender: Guck doch nicht immer nach dem Tangogeiger hin
12     Frederick Loewe: I Could Have Danced All Night
13     Werner Richard Heymann: Liebling, mein Herz lässt Dich grüßen
14     Harro Steffen: Tanz mal wieder Bossa-Nova
15     Leonello Casucci: Schöner Gigolo, Armer Gigolo
16     Anton Profes: Am Sonntag will mein Süßer mit mir Segeln geh’n
17     Scott Joplin: Wall Street Rag
18     Charles Chaplin: Bathtub Nonsense
19     Herbert Grönemeyer: Mambo
20     George Gershwin: The Man I Love
21     George Gershwin: Embraceable You
22     George Gershwin:  I Got Rhythm
23     Emmerich Kálmán: Weißt Du es noch
24     Nikolaus Brodszky: Be My Love