Bach: Cello Solo

Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 (2017)

Miklós Spányi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 341 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 24 | Time: 78:19 min

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach had begun his series für Kenner und Liebhaber – ‘for Connaisseurs and Amateurs’ – with the traditional formula of a set of six sonatas, but became more unconventional in the second and third collection in which he alternated three sonatas with three rondos. With the fourth instalment, published in 1783, he went further still as he increased the number of pieces to seven and added ‘free fantasias’ to the sonatas and rondos.

Steven Isserlis - Haydn, CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Nov. 26, 2017
Steven Isserlis - Haydn, CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2017)

Steven Isserlis - Haydn, CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Artwork: d.booklet, front, back cover | 372 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 190 mb
Classical | Label: Hyperion / CDA68162

Over the course of his career, Steven Isserlis has performed the two cello concertos of Franz Joseph Haydn with several orchestras, and recorded them previously with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on RCA. This 2017 Hyperion release features Isserlis performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b:1 and the Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b:2 with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in a lively, all-Classical program that also includes Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Cello Concerto No. 3 in A major, H439, and two short filler pieces, Isserlis' arrangement of Geme la tortorella from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's La finta giardiniera, and the Adagio from Luigi Boccherini's Cello Concerto in G major, G480.
Steven Isserlis - Haydn, CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-96]

Steven Isserlis - Haydn, CPE Bach: Cello Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | RAR | 1.42 Gb
Classical | Label: Hyperion / CDA68162

Over the course of his career, Steven Isserlis has performed the two cello concertos of Franz Joseph Haydn with several orchestras, and recorded them previously with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on RCA. This 2017 Hyperion release features Isserlis performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b:1 and the Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b:2 with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in a lively, all-Classical program that also includes Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Cello Concerto No. 3 in A major, H439, and two short filler pieces, Isserlis' arrangement of Geme la tortorella from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's La finta giardiniera, and the Adagio from Luigi Boccherini's Cello Concerto in G major, G480.

Marco Simonacci - Scelsi: Music for Cello Solo (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 3, 2017
Marco Simonacci - Scelsi: Music for Cello Solo (2017)

Marco Simonacci - Scelsi: Music for Cello Solo
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:34 min | 236 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

“You have to enter into sound, penetrate it in its triple essence: physical, psychic and creative”, words by Giacinto Scelsi, one of the most influential and enigmatic avant‐garde composers of 20‐th century Italy. Born into a wealthy family he went to Vienna for his education, studied with Arnold Schoenberg and returned to Italy where he organized concerts introducing contemporary composers like Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Hindemith and Stravinsky. Later he was influenced by eastern spiritualism which radically changed his conception of music, in which he had an important role for improvisation for both composer and performer.

Slava Grigoryan - Bach: Cello Suites Vol. II (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 3, 2017
Slava Grigoryan - Bach: Cello Suites Vol. II (2017)

Slava Grigoryan - Bach: Cello Suites Vol. II
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 81:28 min | 366 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Slava Grigoryan’s acclaimed Bach journey continues with the second volume of the Cello Suites.
Miklos Spanyi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 33 (2017)

Miklos Spanyi - C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 33
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:51 min | 291 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Issued between 1779 and 1787, the six collections of sonatas, rondos, and fantasias “für Kenner und Liebhaber” constitute Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s largest-scale publishing venture. Aimed at ‘Connaisseurs and Amateurs’, the first collection was a retrospective selection of six sonatas but when this became a commercial success Bach expanded and varied the scheme, adding rondos (a recently popular form) for the second and third collection and, in the final three collections, samples of his free fantasies.

Bach - Cello Suites (Jean-Guihen Queyras) (2007)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Sept. 18, 2017
Bach - Cello Suites (Jean-Guihen Queyras) (2007)

Bach - Cello Suites (Jean-Guihen Queyras) (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork., d.booklet | 573 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 299 mb
Classical, Cello | Label: Harmonia Mundi / HMC901970.71

In a promotional DVD accompanying this release Jean-Guihen Queyras cites the abundance of excellent Bach Cello Suites cycles on the market as one reason he waited until 2007 to commit his interpretations to disc. Queyras needn't have worried, for his playing is never less than beautiful, eloquent, and thoroughly world-class. It fuses the most apparent characteristics distinguishing certain memorable editions: Schiff's shapely melodic parsing, Pergamenschikov's infectious feeling for the dance, Bylsma's period-performance innovations, and Tortelier's purity of tone.
Ophelie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012 (2011) 2CDs

Ophélie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2011) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 596 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 319 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP017 | Time: 02:16:57

Over the years, the Bach Suites have become a monument of the cello repertoire, to which all cellists return regularly. Some of the greatest did not record these works until they reached their years of maturity (Casals was over 60, Rostropovich was 63), while others have not hesitated to present several versions (Yo-Yo Ma, 1990, 1998; Janos Starker, 1957, 1963, 1983). Ophélie Gaillard’s first recording of the Suites, released on Ambrosie in 2000, was highly acclaimed internationally by the critics and her performance earned her a French Classical Music Award (Victoire) as a "Revelation" in the Solo Instrumentalist category. Ten years later, at the request of Nicolas Bartholomée, artistic director of Aparte and indeed Ambroisie, she agreed to record a new version on a cello made in 1737 by Matteo Goffriller, a contemporary of J. S. Bach. Ophélie Gaillard had already given us a reference performance of these pieces. Now we discover a prodigiously renewed vision of this masterpiece.
David Watkin - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 (2015)

David Watkin - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 620 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Resonus Classics | # RES10147 | Time: 02:24:58

GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER 2015 - BAROQUE INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR. This recording is the first time that the five-stringed Amati has been used to record the 6th suite and it is the only original five-string cello in existence in the UK and unique in being the only one by this maker. The Cello Suites are performed on two gut-string cellos Suite Nos. 1-5 on a Francesco Ruggieri from 1660 and Suite No. 6 the five-stringed Cremona cello by A. & H. Amati from c.1600, both tuned to Baroque pitch. Bachs cello suites are renowned as the pinnacle of the instruments repertoire and are performed here in period performances by the internationally acclaimed cellist, David Watkin. David Watkin has been performing Bachs Cello Suites in concert for 35 years, and Bachs unaccompanied cello repertoire has taken him all over Europe, from the Palace of Frederick the Great at Potsdam to the Prague Spring Festival, and, as part of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, included performances sitting by the font in which Bach was baptised.

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 12, 2017
Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 138:33 min | 320 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 2017

In May 2014 the Hungarian cellist István Várdai performed three Bach Suites at an unusual venue in New York: not the storied glamour of Carnegie Hall or the hip 92st St Y, but the Board of Officers Room in the recently renovated Armory on Park Avenue, a room no less redolent of distinguished history: to which he made his own distinguished contribution according to the New York Times, with a recital which concluded with a ‘superb’ performance of the Sixth Suite.