6 Cello Sonatas

Antonio Vivaldi - Wispelwey & Florigelium - 6 Cello Sonatas (1994)

Antonio Vivaldi - Pieter Wispelwey & Florigelium - 6 Cello Sonatas
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 280 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Channel Classics # CCS 6294 | Country/Year: Europe 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…Wispelwey plays an English instrument by Barak Norman (1710) whose bright, immediate timbre is a welcome asset in these sonatas. An involving issue, enhanced by discreetly balanced and mercifully uncoloured recorded sound.
Francesco Geminiani - 6 Cello Sonatas opus 5 - Jaap ter Linden

Francesco Geminiani - 6 Cello Sonatas opus 5 - Jaap ter Linden
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 306 MB | RS
Recorded: Apr. 2007, Hervormde Kerk, Rhoon, NL
Released: 2008 | Label: Brilliant 93646 | TT: 54:32

Jaap ter Linden - cello, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - harpsichord,
Judith Maria Becker - cello continuo

In this set of six sonatas for cello and continuo, Geminiani [1687-1762] follows the Corellian model […] of movements—except for the last, which is in three movements. Geminiani’s writing for the solo instrument shows an advance on Corelli in the brilliant figuration in the fast movements. Slow movements can sometimes be a bit perfunctory, lasting less than a minute, though this is not always the case. Geminiani apparently enjoyed working with the sonorities created by two cellos, and in his contrapuntal movements sometimes allows the solo and continuo cellos to cross lines.
Jaap ter Linden […] handles Geminiani’s elaborate music with ease. His smooth and rounded tone serves the music well. The continuo players provide able accompaniment. The performers are recorded in close perspective in excellent sound. (Ron Salemi, Fanfare)
Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Brahms: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 (1968/2012) [24bit/96 kHz]

Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim - Brahms: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 (1968/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:26 minutes | 1,05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Features 2011 EMI Remaster

Acclaimed instrumentalists, Jacqueline du Pre and Daniel Barenboim, perform earlier masterpieces by Brahms. These sonatas written for cello and piano invoke the romantic style, interpreted superbly by the pair. The performances are expressive, graceful and reveal the pieces’ sheer tonal beauty. A vital addition to any music lover's library.
Koechlin & Pierné: Cello Sonatas (Mats Lidström - cello, Bengt Forsberg - piano) [repost]

Koechlin & Pierné: Cello Sonatas (Mats Lidström - cello, Bengt Forsberg - piano) [repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 277 Mb
Label: Hyperion - Date: 1998

'Of all the divine French cello sonatas, only the Debussy from 1915 is heard live today. But getting to know Pierné's puts French cello music in a new perspective. His Sonata is absolutely loaded with beautiful material and, as far as cello writing goes, Pierné knew no limits. The fast middle section starts out strict, however hinting desire. Build-up upon build-up become frustrating, and yet, sensual. The more he wants the thicker the chords, the bigger the shifts. It's all terribly exciting, but the expression is serious. The slow section from the beginning returns with intensified beauty, even managing ……
Torleif Thedeen, Roland Pontinen - Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonatas (2010)

Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen - Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1606 | Time: 01:22:26

After titanic contributions to the cello sonata repertoire by Ludwig van Beethoven, few notable additions were made for several decades. Not until 1862 did the cello sonata re-emerge in the hands of Johannes Brahms. His peculiar First Sonata contains only three movements (the Adagio having been omitted for fear of the sonata being too lengthy) and a finale that all but defies formal analysis. Almost a quarter century passed before Brahms again returned to the cello sonata, this time in the key of F major. The second sonata is considerably more challenging for cellists and Brahms' treatment of the instrument is not the exclusively lyrical, sonorous melodies that one might expect. Rather, Brahms incorporates lots of rhythmic, motivic playing and pizzicato passages and rapid bariolage. A "third" cello sonata, which has become increasingly popular in recent years, is Paul Klengel's (whose cello-playing father was much admired by Brahms) transcription of the G major Violin Sonata.

Bassal, Lehner - Boccherini: Cello Sonatas  Music

Posted by peotuvave at June 18, 2016
Bassal, Lehner - Boccherini: Cello Sonatas

Bassal, Lehner - Boccherini: Cello Sonatas
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 281 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 172 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8557795

This recording features World Premiere recordings of works by Boccherini and his contemporaries Facco, Porretti and Vidal. The Boccherini 'Sonata in c minor' was only discovered in March of 2004. Facco's 'Balletti for Two Cellos' are the first known works for the instrument to have been composed in Spain.
Beethoven Piano Trios, Violin Sonatas, Cello Sonatas: Box Set 9CDs (2012)

Barenboim, Du Pre, Zukerman - Beethoven - Piano Trios, Violin, Cello Sonatas: Box Set 9CDs (2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,52 Gb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2012

Made during the late Sixties and early Seventies, this iconic recording of Beethoven's duos and piano trios brings together three of the world's finest musicians: Zukerman, Barenboim and du Pre. The compilation reveals the players' intent on extracting the ultimate in expression; also featuring a live performance of Tchaikovsky's A minor Trio, it's combination of youthful exuberance and interpretative flair remains undiminished.
Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan - Rachmaninov, Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2015)

Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan - Rachmaninov, Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 198 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 002375302 | Rls.date: 2nd Oct 2015

Together with long-term duo partner Inon Barnatan, best-selling Decca cellist Alisa Weilerstein records two of the giants of ‘cello chamber music: the Rachmaninov and Chopin sonatas. Alisa Weilerstein’s debut on Decca with the Elgar Cello Concerto (conducted by Daniel Barenboim; his first recording of this outstanding work since his earlier recording with the legendary Jacqueline du Pre) was received rapturously by critics worldwide; and her subsequent recording of the Dvorak cello concerto no less well-received.

Isserlis, Mustonen - Martinu: Cello Sonatas No 1-3 (2015)  

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 2, 2015
Isserlis, Mustonen - Martinu: Cello Sonatas No 1-3 (2015)

Isserlis, Mustonen - Martinu: Cello Sonatas No 1-3 (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 328 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 186 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 2042

Bohuslav Martinů produced a huge catalogue of chamber music for a variety of instruments. The cello seems to have occupied a special place in his heart, however, and the three cello sonatas were probably of great significance to him; each of them has an entirely distinct character and appears to owe something to extra-musical events. The most dramatic of the three, the First Sonata was written in Paris in May 1939, shortly after Martinů’s Czech homeland had fallen to the Nazis. Having fled Paris in 1940, Martinů composed Sonata No.2 shortly after reaching safety in the USA, and the work celebrates the rhythms and the verve of the new world. Although written in memory of a deceased friend, the Third Sonata is still more celebratory: even the slow movement is pastoral rather than tragic, while the finale – or at least its ending – ‘would hardly be out of place at a rodeo’, as Steven Isserlis writes in his own liner notes to this disc.
Paul Watkins, Huw Watkins - Martinu: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2010)

Paul Watkins, Huw Watkins - Martinu: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 271 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 167 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10602

Paul Watkins is one of the world’s finest cellists. He is much in demand throughout the world and although he has made several recordings for Chandos in the past, this is his first as an exclusive artist. He is accompanied by his brother Huw Watkins, with whom he has developed an extremely rewarding musical partnership. The three cello sonatas of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu span the period 1939 – 52 and are full of rewarding musical invention. The experience of his long exile was often expressed in his music, particularly here in the Third Sonata and in the Variations on a Slovak Theme. If in the First, competed in 1939, the unease occasioned by World War II may be detected in the first two movements, the energetic finale, driven by Martinu’s motoric rhythms, prompted the composer to remark of its first performance: ‘It came as a last greeting, a beam of light from a better world (which is the opinion of others, not my own). For several minutes we realised what music could give us and we forgot about reality.’