Gaspar Cassadó taught at Siena's Accademia Musica Chigiana from 1946 to 1952, and again from 1955 until 1962, when he shared the cello teaching duties with André Navarra. Cassadó frequently gave recitals at the school, and the library there allowed me to copy down the programs which he offered on these concerts. These programs are a splendid example of Cassadó's versatility as a composer as well as performer, for his own music was well represented on nearly all the concerts. I have listed the works as they appeared in the printed programs; on occasion, the information given is incomplete. For example, some of the pieces were not arranged by Cassadó himself, and their arrangers are not always listed. When it seemed appropriate, I have included comments of my own in brackets. Aside from pieces like the "Frescobaldi" Toccata and the works by Couperin, most of the transcriptions listed here appear to be legitimate, whether by Cassadó or someone else. Despite their informational shortcomings, these programs are a marvelous snapshot of music-making at this time, and remind us how much has changed in the concert world in recent years.

Sunday, 27 January 1946

Gaspar Cassadó, cello
Luigi Franchetti, piano

Handel-Cassadó - Aria, Gavotta [from keyboard suites]
Boccherini - Concerto in B-flat
Chopin - Sonata


Schubert-Cassadó - Introduction and variations, Op. 82 [originally for piano 4-hands]
Debussy-Cassadó - Minuetto
Tscherpine - Ode
Cassadó - Dance of the Elves [originally by Popper?]

Monday, 3 October 1949

Gaspar Cassadó, cello
Eugenio Bagnoli, piano
Frescobaldi - Toccata C.P.E. Bach - Concerto No. 3 Haydn - Sonata in C [arranged by Piatti?]


Respighi - Adagio con variazioni
Debussy - Menuet
Faur� - Papillons
Ravel - Habanera
Weber-Christiansen - Introduzione, tema e variazioni

Thursday, 29 November 1951

Gaspar Cassadó, cello
Maria Italia Biagi, piano

Vivaldi - Sonata, Op. 3 No. 9
Haydn - Sonata in C [No. 3]
Strauss - Sonata, Op. 6


Respighi - Adagio con variazioni
Debussy - The girl with the flaxen hair
L. Vierne - Poissons chinois
Cassadó - Acquarelli Musicali

Sunday, 7 March 1954

Gaspar Cassadó, cello
Helmuth Barth, piano

Marcello - Sonata No. 4 in a minor
Couperin - Pastorale
Couperin -I Cherubini
Beethoven - "Magic Flute" variations [which set is unclear]


Strauss - Sonata


Dvorak - Indian Lament
Chopin - Minute Waltz
Fauré - Apr�s une R�ve
Cassadó - Requiebros

Friday, 18 June 1954

Gaspar Cassadó, cello
Alberto Ventura, piano

Frescobaldi - Toccata
Mozart - Sonata in F, K. 458 [originally for piano 4-hands]
Beethoven - Sonata in G, Op. 5 No. 2


Boccherini - Sonata in A
Granados - Intermezzo from Goyescas
E. Halffter - Habanera
Cassadó - Achares [premiere]

Friday, 5 June 1962

Gaspar Cassadó, cello
Chieko Hara de Cassadó, piano

Marcello - 2 Sonatas [no keys or numbers given]
Bach - Prelude, Suite No. 5 in c minor


Chopin - Fantasy in f minor
Chopin - Nocturne in f# minor
Chopin - 2 Etudes [no keys or numbers given]


Strauss - Sonata

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