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.
Jean-Guihen Queyras, GeorgKallweit - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2011) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/44.1kHz]

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Georg Kallweit - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 706 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Among his many famous and beloved concertos, Vivaldi wrote no fewer than twenty-seven for the cello an instrument that at the time was generally consigned to playing basso continuo. With the genuine virtuosi he had available to him at the Ospedale della Pietà, the Prete Rosso played a key role in the emancipation of the cello. On this new CD of Vivaldi concertos, acclaimed cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras is supported by the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin in a fascinating program that is further enhanced by a selection of highly expressive Sinfonias by Antonio Caldara.

Bach 3 Cello Sonatas Vivaldi 2 Cello Concertos  Music

Posted by platico at Aug. 18, 2009
Bach 3 Cello Sonatas Vivaldi 2 Cello Concertos

J.S. Bach · 3 Cello Sonatas · Vivaldi · 2 Cello Concertos · Maisky · Argerich · Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
APE+CUE 251 MB | MP3 HQ 108 MB | EAC | Log | Scans | 1995
Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:27 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 2012, too, there are prominent treasures to be found: Aapo Häkkinen plays Bach’s Concertos for solo harpsichord and strings – the crown jewels of the harpsichord and piano literature – on a 16’ harpsichord, that is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner!
Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 2 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:23 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 2012, too, there are prominent treasures to be found: Aapo Häkkinen plays Bach’s Concertos for solo harpsichord and strings – the crown jewels of the harpsichord and piano literature – on a 16’ harpsichord, that is to say, an instrument with an additional, very low sounding register. Although Bach probably used a similar harpsichord himself, this is the first recording of this cycle of works on an instrument of this kind built in a historical manner!
Karl Suske, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur - J.S.Bach: Violin Concertos, BWV 1041-43 (1979/2014) [24/192]

Karl Suske, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur - J.S.Bach: Violin Concertos, BWV 1041-43 (1979/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 49:17 minutes | 1.65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

German violinist, born 1934 in Reichenberg/Liberec (Northern Bohemia). He's the father of Conrad Suske.
In the 1950s he became he became first concertmaster of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig and member of the Gewandhaus Quartet. From 1962 to 1977 he was first concertmaster at the Staatsoper in Berlin, before returning to the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. He was also leader of the Suske Quartet founded in 1965 (later Berlin String Quartet).
Christian Poltera, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Gilbert Varga - Martinů & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos (2017)

Christian Poltera, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Gilbert Varga - Martinů & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:13 min | 276 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

The two cello concertos by Dmitri Shsotakovich were both written for his friend Mstislav Rostropovich but whereas the first is rhythmic and virtuosic, teh second is subdued and introverted. Composed in 1966, it is often regarded as a watershed work, heralding Shostakovich's final stylistic period marked by a certain sombreness and a trend towards more transparent scoring. The op. 126 concerto has become somewhat overshadowed by its older, more accessible sibling, something which also applies to the second work on this disc, for completely different reasons.