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Posted by Discograf_man at Oct. 15, 2017
Jacqueline Du Pre - The Heart Of The Cello (2CDs, 2017)

Jacqueline Du Pre - The Heart Of The Cello (2CDs, 2017)
Classical, Chamber | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 365 Mb
Label: Warner Classics / Parlophone

“She clearly was born to play the cello,” wrote the New York Times of Jacqueline Du Pré in 1967. Just five years later her career was cut tragically short by illness. Du Pré’s recordings provide a treasurable memento of the “perfect balance of youth and maturity” that her teacher, William Pleeth, found in her music-making: “She approached each new experience with spontaneous pleasure and enthusiasm.”
Victor Julien Laferrière & Yuya Okamoto - Queen Elisabeth Competition: Cello 2017 (Live) (2017)

Victor Julien Laferrière & Yuya Okamoto - Queen Elisabeth Competition: Cello 2017 (Live)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 296:53 min | 1.16 GB
Label: Queen Elisabeth Competition – QEC2017 | Tracks: 39 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical

Live performances of the laureates of the 2017 first Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition. This album contains orchestral performances of the final with the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Stéphane Denève, as well as Haydn’s Cello concertos of the semi-final session with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie conducted by Frank Braley. Chamber music performances during the first round and the semi-final session can also be heard, solo or with piano / cello accompaniment. The 2017 Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition was won by the French cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière, the Japanese Yuya Okamoto was ranked 2nd and the Columbian Santiago Cañón-Valencia 3rd; they are followed in the ranking by Aurélien Pascal (France, 4th Prize), Ivan Karizna (Belarus, 5th Prize) and Brannon Cho (USA, 6th Prize). The 6 other laureates, as well as 3 semi-finalists, are completing the program of this album.
Bruno Philippe & Tanguy de Williencourt - Brahms & Schumann: Works for Cello & Piano (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Bruno Philippe & Tanguy de Williencourt - Brahms & Schumann: Works for Cello & Piano (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 64:49 minutes | 2.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For their first recording, Bruno Philippe and Tanguy de Williencourt have chosen three masterpieces of Romantic chamber music. Throughout this programme, the piano carries on a dialogue with the full, warm sound of the cello in a fascinating polyphony.
Frantisek Maxian, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vaclav Talich - Dvorak: Piano & Cello Concertos (2005) (Repost)

Frantisek Maxian, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vaclav Talich - Dvorak: Piano & Cello Concertos (2005)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:17:59 | 158 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: 38252

On one end of the continuum, there is Dvorák's Concerto in B minor for cello and orchestra, a composition that is among the composer's best known and has become a cornerstone of the instrument's repertoire. On the other end, the Piano Concerto in G minor, a work that had difficulty garnering acceptance even during the composer's lifetime and is still looked upon with less favor than other concertos written in the same period.
Valentino Worlitzsch & Elisabeth Brauß - Beethoven, Ysaÿe, Schumann & Britten: Cello Works (2017)

Valentino Worlitzsch & Elisabeth Brauß - Beethoven, Ysaÿe, Schumann & Britten: Cello Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:32 min | 256 MB
Label: Genuin | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

The cellist Valentino Worlitzsch delivers a fiery debut in his Genuin Classics CD on the Primavera-Edition, the series that so meritoriously presents the award winners of the German Music Competition. Why the young musician won the first prize in the 2016 competition and was a favourite of the audience is revealed in these wonderful recordings. Together with the excellent pianist Elisabeth Brauss, Worlitzsch plays multifaceted and spirited musical works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Britten and presents himself as a soloist with the truly electrifying solo sonata by Eugène Ysaÿe.
Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 and Variations (2002)

Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 and Variations (2002)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 02:18:00 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A case of deja entendu here, since I reviewed these performances when they originally came out. I enjoyed them then and still do, for both artists offer wit, affection and agility. One can at times think the sheer force and passion of Martha Argerich's personality a bit too obvious, not least in the C major Sonata, where Maisky characteristically sounds smoother and more persuasive.
Gautier Capuçon & Frank Braley - Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Gautier Capuçon & Frank Braley - Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 143:40 minutes | 2.63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Universally recognised as the finest cellist of his generation, Gautier Capuçon has a firm reputation as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He is a regular performer with the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, NHK Symphony, and at festivals such as Verbier and Lugano, and has won several awards at the ECHOS and the Victoires de la Musique.
Raphael Wallfisch, City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer - Antonio Vivaldi: Complete Cello Concertos, Vol. 1-4 (1995) 4CD

Antonio Vivaldi - Cello Concerti, Volume 1-4 (1995) 4CDs
Raphael Wallfisch, cello; City of London Sinfonia; Nicholas Kraemer, director & harpsichord

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 570 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550907-8.550910 | Time: 03:57:58

Naxos intend to record Vivaldi’s entire orchestral corpus, and Raphael Wallfisch’s integral four-disc survey of the 27 cello concertos inaugurates this visionary, though plainly Herculean undertaking. Soloist and orchestra employ modern instruments; director Nicholas Kraemer contends that authentic protocols can be ably met by contemporary ensembles and, in articulation, style and ornamentation, these pristine, engaging readings have little to fear from period practitioners. Wallfisch’s pointed, erudite and spirited playing is supported with enlightened restraint by the CLS, directed from either harpsichord or chamber organ by Kraemer, whose sensitive continuo team merits high praise throughout. Without exception, these Concertos adopt an orthodox fast-slow-fast three-movement format. Wallfisch, dutifully observant in matters of textual fidelity, plays outer movements with verve, energy and lucidity, such that high-register passagework, an omnipresent feature of these works, is enunciated with the pin-sharp focus of Canaletto’s images of 18th-century Venice, which adorn the covers of these issues.
Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: The Music for Cello and Piano (1989)

Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: The Music for Cello and Piano (1989)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:13:57 | 621 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 453 013-2

Before anything else is said, it has to be admitted that the 1963 recording with Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter is beyond all argument the greatest set of Beethoven's cello sonatas ever recorded. Nevertheless, for the single best recording of Beethoven's cello sonata, it should be this 1965 recording by Pierre Fournier and Wilhelm Kempff. Because while Rostropovich and Richter are the greater virtuosos, their virtuosity is also inevitably the prism through which Beethoven's music radiates and his music is colored by their virtuosity.
Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs
Xavier Phillips (cello); François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 532 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Classics | # EVCD015 | Time: 02:11:52

Act III of François-Frédéric Guy's Beethoven Project. On the programme: Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano with cellist Xavier Phillips, recorded by Nicolas Bartholomée at the Arsenal in Metz. In 2008 Guy embarked on a major Beethoven project that has included recording and performing in concert all 32 Beethoven Sonatas and the 5 Piano Concertos. Guy is a dedicated chamber musician and he regularly performs Beethoven’s chamber music for strings and piano as well, with Tedi Papavrami and Xavier Phillips. As part of the Beethoven project, Guy has performed the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas in Washington, Paris, Monaco and recently at the Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André (August 2013). Born in Paris, Xavier Phillips started playing the cello at the age of 6. His encounter with Mstislav Rostropovitch proved especially fruitful since it marked the beginning of a long collaboration during which Xavier Phillips received the guidance and encouragement of the master cellist.