Bach Cello Concertos

Nicolas Alstaedt ‎- C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 15, 2016
Nicolas Alstaedt ‎- C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos (2016)

Nicolas Alstaedt ‎- C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 64:31 min | 329 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

The unpredictable and 'fantastical' qualities which are so fundamental to the music of C P E Bach are here given free rein by Nicolas Altstaedt, aided and abetted by Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo in performances of astonishing brio.
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos - Mork, Labadie, Les Violons du Roy (2011)

C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos - Mork, Labadie, Les Violons du Roy (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 349 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog Number: 94492

C.P.E. Bach would undoubtedly rejoice, were he alive, upon hearing this album of his cello concertos by Truls Mørk and Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Bernard Labadie. From the opening notes, one cannot help but feel the orchestra is fantastic. The A major Cello Concerto begins with vigor and liveliness, with the ensemble playing perfectly together in tempo with great spirit. Mørk plays just as well, with a clean, accurate, and somewhat light touch.
Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:50 minutes | 1.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Jean Rondeau, the imaginative young French harpsichordist, describes the Bach family as “one of the great dynasties of western music”. Having devoted his first Erato disc, Imagine, to works by the towering Johann Sebastian, he now returns to Bach’s world for his third release, Dynastie, which complements concertos by Johann Sebastian with concertos by his three most famous sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.
Steven Isserlis,  Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)
Steven Isserlis, cello; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 09026 68578 2 | Time: 01:15:22

What a versatile artist Steven Isserlis is. Having made his name as a sympathetic interpreter of a wide variety of romantic and modern music, here he shows he can be just as persuasive in eighteenth-century repertoire. His stylistic awareness is evident in beautiful, elegant phrasing, selective use of vibrato and varied articulation, giving an expressive range that never conflicts with the music’s natural language. In the cello concertos he is helped by an extremely sensitive accompaniment, stressing the chamber musical aspects of Haydn’s pre-London orchestral writing. The soft, intimate sonority at 3'06'' in the first movement of the D major is a typical example. The Adagios are taken at a flowing speed, but Isserlis’s relaxed approach means they never sound hurried. The Allegro molto finale of the C major Concerto, on the other hand, sounds poised rather than the helter-skelter we often hear. In his understanding of the music, Isserlis is a long way ahead of Han-na Chang, whose version places the emphasis on fine, traditional-style cello playing. Mork’s vivacious, imaginative performances characterize the music very strongly, but my preference would be for Isserlis’s and Norrington’s lighter touch and greater refinement.
Yo-Yo Ma, English Chamber Orchestra - Haydn: Cello Concertos 1&2 (1981/1993) {Sony Classical}

Yo-Yo Ma, English Chamber Orchestra - Haydn: Cello Concertos 1&2 (1981/1993) {Sony Classical}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 199MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

The Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1, by Joseph Haydn was composed around 1761–1765 for longtime friend Joseph Weigl, then the principal cellist of Prince Nicolaus's Esterhazy Orchestra. The work was presumed lost until 1961, when musicologist Oldrich Pulkert discovered a copy of the score at the Prague National Museum. Though some doubts have been raised about the authenticity of the work, most experts believe that Haydn did compose this concerto.
Alisa Weilerstein - Elgar & Carter: Cello Concertos (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Alisa Weilerstein - Elgar & Carter: Cello Concertos (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:18 minutes | 640 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The much-anticipated album from the brilliant young American cellist marks one of the most exciting Decca Classics debuts in many years.
Emmanuel Pahud, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Trevor Pinnock - C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concertos (2016)

Emmanuel Pahud, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Trevor Pinnock - C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concertos (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 66:42 | 341 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog: 0825646276790

One of the more puzzling remarks about the music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach came from Mozart, who said that anyone who listened closely would realize his debt to the German composer. That seemed unlikely, given that Mozart only rarely availed himself of the Sturm und Drang ("storm and stress") style of C.P.E.'s keyboard music. But listen to this release by flutist Emmanuel Pahud and you'll get an idea of what Mozart was talking about. It's not just that the flute concertos are basically galant in style, not Sturm und Drang. It's a certain nervous energy that makes the flute bloom rapidly out of squarish themes and keeps you guessing as to what's coming next.

Café Zimmermann - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2015)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 7, 2017
Café Zimmermann - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2015)

Café Zimmermann - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 475 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 203 MB | 01:28:14
Classical | Label: Alpha | Release Year: 2015

The project was conceived right from the start to extend over a number of years and to include the six Brandenburgs. When you define principles of interpretation that are valid enough to stand the test of time and you have alongside you a team of musicians committed to the same quest for the truth of the music, things unfold very naturally. Several factors were decisive in our choice to record the orchestral music of Bach. The first was the harpsichord: there aren’t all that many concertos for the instrument, and it seemed an obvious idea to look at those. And Céline is such a wonderful harpsichordist! Another element was the fact that Café Zimmermann is made up of excellent musicians from many different horizons: the rich inventiveness of the inner voices in Bach and the variety of his scoring provided an opportunity to give expression to that diversity.

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 25, 2017
Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:21:59 | 192 MB
Label: Erato / Warner Classics | Release Year: 2017

Jean Rondeau, the imaginative young French harpsichordist, describes the Bach family as “one of the great dynasties of western music”. Having devoted his first Erato disc, Imagine, to works by the towering Johann Sebastian, he now returns to Bach’s world for his third release, Dynastie, which complements concertos by Johann Sebastian with concertos by his three most famous sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.
Rondeau has described JS Bach, who has been part of his life since his childhood, as “daunting like a mighty mountain”, but at the same time feels that “his music is so full of humility, so generous, that we have the right and the duty to play it, to share it, and to take the hand that he extends to us.”
Aurora Nátola-Ginastera - Alberto Ginastera: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2009)

Aurora Nátola-Ginastera - Alberto Ginastera: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2009)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 64:51 | 203 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pierian

Argentinean Alberto Ginastera was among the most successful mid-twentieth century composers in retaining the populist accessibility of his early works while incorporating elements of serialism as his style developed. His later works may not have the hummable melodies or propulsive rhythmic drive of his early period, but they have a comparable dramatic logic and emotional directness, which give them an immediate appeal. His two cello concertos, written in 1968 and 1981, are clearly "modernist" works of his late period, but they are warmly lyrical, intensely dramatic, and orchestrated with intriguing inventiveness. In their slow sections, they are also prime examples of the mysterious, gorgeously evocative atmospherics of which Ginastera was a master throughout his career.