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  Music

Posted by zamorna at Dec. 30, 2009
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)
Federico Bracalente & Nicola Procaccini - Pericoli: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Federico Bracalente & Nicola Procaccini - Pericoli: Cello Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:42 min | 336 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

First recording of Pericoli's 6 Cello Sonatas.Little is known about the life of Pasquale Pericoli, who lived and worked in the second half of the 18th century. He is known to have produced operas in Stockholm for some years, he himself claimed to be of Neapolitan origin.His Neapolitan roots certainly are betrayed in his 6 Cello Sonatas, in which the formal structure of the Sonata (albeit in embryonic form, not yet fully developed as in the Classical Period) is imbued with melodic charm and cantabile, the cello seeming to sing instead of play.
Federico Bracalente & Nicola Procaccini - Pericoli: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Federico Bracalente & Nicola Procaccini - Pericoli: Cello Sonatas
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 57:42 min | 134 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

First recording of Pericoli's 6 Cello Sonatas.Little is known about the life of Pasquale Pericoli, who lived and worked in the second half of the 18th century. He is known to have produced operas in Stockholm for some years, he himself claimed to be of Neapolitan origin.His Neapolitan roots certainly are betrayed in his 6 Cello Sonatas, in which the formal structure of the Sonata (albeit in embryonic form, not yet fully developed as in the Classical Period) is imbued with melodic charm and cantabile, the cello seeming to sing instead of play.
Marco Ceccato, Accademia Ottoboni - Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Marco Ceccato, Accademia Ottoboni - Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 74:57 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Vivaldi’s Opus 14 Sonatas are part of the cello’s ‘great repertoire and also some of the works from the last years of the ‘Red Priest’. Quite simply – and regardless of Igor Stravinsky’s curiously rash judgement regarding Vivaldi’s work –, these sonatas are splendid, making this instrument sound as only a composer who is an experienced virtuoso instrumentalist himself – in this case, a violinist – can do.
Jaroslaw Thiel & Katarzyna Drogosz - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas, Op. 5 & Variations, WoO 45 (2017)

Jaroslaw Thiel & Katarzyna Drogosz - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas, Op. 5 & Variations, WoO 45
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:16 min | 133 MB
Label: CD Accord | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

Ludwig van Beethoven’s chamber works are doubtless among the most important achievements in music history. What is really mind boggling is the fact that in Polish phonography we come across very few recordings devoted to this repertoire and produced by Polish artists. The album of Beethoven Sonatas op. 5 featuring the cellist Jarosław Thiel and the pianist Katarzyna Drogosz tries to fill this gap.
Asier Polo & Marta Zabaleta - Rachmaninoff & Franck: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Asier Polo & Marta Zabaleta - Rachmaninoff & Franck: Cello Sonatas
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:17 min | 298 MB
Label: IBS Classical | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Together with the magnificent pianist and regular recital partner Marta Zabaleta, Asier Polo has released a new album, which is a beautiful selection of romantic repertoire for cello and piano. Together, Asier and Marta perform four works that display technical and emotional virtuosity.

Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas (2014)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 20, 2017
Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas (2014)

Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:40 min | 417 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2014

Boccherini’s richly decorated, galant melodic idiom is difficult to realise successfully, especially while contending with brilliant left-hand passagework in the upper register, double-stopping and other bravura challenges. Catherine Jones admirably captures the expressive tone, warm cantabile sonority and neat ornamentation characteristic of Boccherini’s playing style. She adopts light, fast bow strokes, phrases imaginatively and performs with taste and finesse, notably in the first movements of nos.1 and 2, and she is eloquent in the expressive slow movements, adding stylish cadenzas as appropriate. Intonation, though, is occasionally wayward and her accounts lack that last ounce of finish.
François Salque & Eric Le Sage - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

François Salque & Eric Le Sage - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 103:13 minutes | 1.89 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Beethoven was one of the first composers to reveal the expressive and technical qualities of the cello, both in his symphonic works and in his chamber music. Some illustrious predecessors (Bach, Geminiani or Vivaldi) had already worked on the creation of an autonomous repertoire of concertos and sonatas for the cello, but Beethoven transformed the former instrument of accompaniment and support of the continuo into a true partner of a music based on dialogue, exchange, and contrast.
Andrea Favalessa & Maria Semeraro - R. Strauss, Thuille: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Andrea Favalessa & Maria Semeraro - R. Strauss, Thuille: Cello Sonatas
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 64:28 min | 148 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Between Richard Strauss and Ludwig Thuille (born in 1864 and 1861 respectively) existed a strong friendship and mutual respect. Their two youthful cello sonatas share the same idiom: passionate and lateromantic soaring themes, a profound lyricism and a virtuoso writing for both cello and piano.