Adagio Cello

Mstislav Rostropovich, Iona Brown, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Haydn: Cello Concertos 1 & 2 (2000)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Iona Brown, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Haydn: Cello Concertos 1 & 2 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 254 Mb | Total time: 49:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 67234 2 | Recorded: 1975

This is a quite extraordinary achievement. Not the least of its merits is that it leaves you loving the music as never before. The orchestra gives splendid support and the sound is warm and ingratiating.
— Gramophone Magazine
Pierre Fournier; George Szell, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvorak: Cello Concerto (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Pierre Fournier; Berlin Philharmonic, George Szell - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:25 minutes | 1,62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

HighDefTapeTransfers chose another genuine classic to remaster, and one can hardly argue the importance of this 1961 recording of Antonín Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B.191 from cellist Pierre Fournier ant the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by George Szell.
Alisa Weilerstein; Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar, Carter: Cello Concertos; Bruch: Kol Nidrei (2012) [Repost]

Edward Elgar, Elliott Carter: Cello Concertos; Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei (2012)
Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 2735 | Time: 01:02:25

Making her debut on Decca, Alisa Weilerstein presents three major works of the cello repertoire with Daniel Barenboim leading the Staatskapelle Berlin. The star vehicle, naturally, is Edward Elgar's Concerto in E minor, which Weilerstein plays with commanding presence, rich tone, and emotional depth. Most listeners will be drawn primarily to this performance because of the piece's familiarity, and Weilerstein's charisma and passionate playing make it the album's main attraction. Yet listeners should give Weilerstein and Barenboim credit for following the Elgar with an important if not instantly recognizable or approachable modernist work, Elliott Carter's powerful Cello Concerto. Weilerstein is quite bold to play this intensely dramatic and angular composition, and while it's unlikely to appeal to the majority of fans who adore the Elgar, it deserves its place on the program for its seriousness and extraordinary displays of solo and orchestral writing. To close, Weilerstein plays Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei, a Romantic work that returns the program to a mellow and melancholy mood and brings the CD to a satisfying close. Decca's reproduction is excellent, putting Weilerstein front and center with full resonance, but not leaving the vibrant accompaniment of the orchestra too far behind her.
Robert Levin, Steven Isserlis - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Robert Levin, Steven Isserlis - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 138:55 minutes | 2,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In this new chamber recording, Steven Isserlis together with his regular collaborator, fortepianist Robert Levin, presents a magisterial and long-awaited compendium of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano, including Beethoven’s arrangement of his Op 17 Horn Sonata. The use of the fortepiano opens up a wealth of sonic possibilities for these works.
VA - Ultimate Cello Classics: The Essential Masterpieces (2007) (5 CD Box Set)

VA - Ultimate Cello Classics: The Essential Masterpieces (2007) (5 CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 5 CDs, 05:49:25 min | Covers included | 1,43 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

For the price, Decca's five-disc collection entitled Ultimate Cello Classics does a fairly nice job of introducing listeners to some of the instrument's great literature. It includes the concertos of Dvorák, Saint-Saëns, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky (Rococo Variations), as well as the complete Bach solo suites. There are definite holes in the programming, however. With the exception of the aforementioned works, the remainder of the album is devoted almost exclusively to short transcriptions – works not even written for the cello. This wouldn't be so troubling if the collection included some of the "essential masterpieces" of the twentieth century or any of the sonata literature, works that are certainly more essential to the repertoire than Kreisler or Wieniawski transcriptions.
Sol Gabetta, Berliner Philharmoniker - Live: Edward Elgar & Bohuslav Martinu: Cello Concertos (2016)

Sol Gabetta - Live: Edward Elgar & Bohuslav Martinů: Cello Concertos (2016)
with Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle & Krzysztof Urbański

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:55:45
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985350792

Sol Gabetta’s first recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto, with the Danish National Symphony, was much admired when it appeared six years ago. This one, taken from a concert in the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus in 2014, is a far glossier affair orchestrally. Simon Rattle’s tendency to overmould the phrasing is sometimes too obvious, but Gabetta’s playing is intense and searching, less introspective than some performances in the Adagio, perhaps, but epic in scale in the outer movements, and always keenly responsive. Those who possess her earlier disc might not think they need to invest in this one, but would then miss Gabetta’s vivid, pulsating account of the Martinů concerto, which went through a quarter of a century of revisions before the definitive 1955 version she plays here, with Krysztof Urbański conducting. She finds real depth and intensity in it, both in the slow movement and in the introspective episode that interrupts the finale’s headlong rush.
Musica Perduta & Renato Criscuolo - Porpora: Cello Concertos & Sonatas (2018)

Musica Perduta & Renato Criscuolo - Porpora: Cello Concertos & Sonatas (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 378 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 35 | Time: 78:39 min

This new recording brings together all Nicola Porporas works for cello and continuo-with or without strings- from well-known works to unpublished pieces by, or at least attributed to, the great Neapolitan master. Most of the unpublished works come from the archives of the New York Public Library which has recently yielded a number of surprises in this field.
Arnau Tomàs & Kennedy Moretti - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas & Variations (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Arnau Tomàs & Kennedy Moretti - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas & Variations (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 139:51 minutes | 2.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Arnau Tomàs, cellist of the prestigious Cuarteto Casals, and pianist Kennedy Moretti, record the complete works for cello and piano (sonatas and variations) produced by N artistic director, Santi Barguñó.
David Breitman & Jaap Ter Linden - Beethoven: The Music for Piano and Cello (2018)

David Breitman & Jaap Ter Linden - Beethoven: The Music for Piano and Cello (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:26:46 | 336 Mb
Classical | Label: Wyastone Estate Limited

Pianist David Breitman writes of his new release of Beethoven music for piano and cello: “I first became interested in historical keyboards as a piano student in Boston in the 1970s. Boston was then, and is still, an early music centre, and I had frequent opportunities to hear renaissance and baroque ensembles in concert. I eventually decided to take some harpsichord lessons with Robert Hill, freshly returned from Amsterdam where he had been studying with Gustav Leonhardt."
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra & Edo de Waart - Elgar: Cello Concerto & Piano Quintet (2018) [24/48]

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra & Edo de Waart - Elgar: Cello Concerto & Piano Quintet (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 69:57 minutes | 678 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After making several discs of chamber music by Brahms and Schubert, the cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker now records a large-scale concerto, showing the full range of her talent. Composed between 1918 and 1919, Elgar’s Concerto Op.85 was poorly received at its first performance but has since become established as one of the key works in the cello repertoire.