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.