Classical Companion

Gregory Wood


Gregory Wood – Asst. Principal Cello Symphoria & Professor of Cello at Syracuse University

Favorite Works Playlist

Cellist Gregory Wood has performed live in the Classic FM studios before. Now he shares these works and the stories behind them.

  1. Fredric Chopin
    a.Etude Op. 25, No. 1 “Aeolian Harp”
    b.Anton Rubinstein, piano
  2. Ludwig van Beethoven
    a.Missa Solemnis, Benedictus
    b.Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
  3. Claude Debussy
    a.La Mer
    b.Boston Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, condoctor
  4. Ludwig van Beethoven
    a.Symphony No. 7, Mvt. 1
    b.Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig; Kurt Masur, conductor
  5. Herbie Hancock
    a.Imagine (from The Imagine Project)
    b.Herbie Hancock
  6. Johannes Brahms
    a.Double Concerto
    b.David Oistrakh, violin; Pierre Fournier, cello; Philharmonia Orchestra; Alceo Galliera, conductor
  7. Gustav Mahler
    a.Symphony No. 2, Mvt.
    b.New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
  8. Dmitri Kabalevsky
    a.Cello Concerto No. 1
    b.Daniel Shafran, cello; Great Symphony Orchestra; Dmitri Kabalevsky, conductor
  9. Aaron Copland
    a.Quiet City
    b.London Symphony Orchestra; Aaron Copland, conductor
  10. Antonin Dvorak
    a.Piano Quintet
    b.Guarneri String Quartet; Anton Rubinstein, piano
  11. J.S. Bach
    a.Cello Suite No. 3, Prelude
    b.Lynn Harrell, cello
  12. Sergei Prokofiev
    a.Symphony No. 5
    b.Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor
  13. Franz Schubert
    a.Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
    b.Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Bohm, conductor
  14. Ludwig van Beethoven
    a.Symphony No. 9, Mvt. 4 “Ode to Joy”
    b.Leonard Bernstein conducting the Berlin Celebration Concert
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