101 Jazz Songs For Cello

Robert deMaine & Andrew Armstrong - Fauré, Greig & Rachmaninoff: Works for Cello & Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Robert deMaine & Andrew Armstrong - Fauré, Greig & Rachmaninoff: Works for Cello & Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:15 minutes | 661 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Gabriel Faure's lasting influence on French music is tied to the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War - a conflict in whcih France sought to limit Prussia's bid for German unification. In an age of widespread nationalism, and with the threat of German power at their doorstep, French artists set out to establish a firm national identity of their own. It was under these circumstances that Caille Saint-Saens co-founded the Societe Nationale de Musique to promote the music of young French composers.
Amitai Vardi, Uri Vardi & Arnon Erez - Soulmates: Music for Cello, Clarinet & Piano (2017)

Amitai Vardi, Uri Vardi & Arnon Erez - Soulmates: Music for Cello, Clarinet & Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:30 | 146 MB
Label: Delos

Cellist extraordinaire Uri Vardi is one of America’s most revered virtuosos and teachers. In this glowing recording, he is joined by none other than his son, distinguished clarinetist Amitai Vardi, as well as renowned pianist Arnon Erez. All three musicians combine their considerable talents in captivating renditions of two wondrous clarinet trios: Beethoven’s Op. 11 and Brahms’s Op. 114. In a 21st-century addition to these classic trios, father and son come together to create splendid readings of contemporary composer Jan Radzynski’s fascinating Concert Duos. In all, it’s a recording of both classic and contemporary works that will delight and thrill listeners from beginning to end.
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.
David Kenedy & Rianka Bouwmeester - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Chopin: Sonata for Cello & Piano (2017) [24/96]

David Kenedy & Rianka Bouwmeester - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Chopin: Sonata for Cello & Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:26 minutes | 926 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Husband and wife duo David Kenedy and Rianka Bouwmeester partner for the first time in a new recording of two late works by Chopin and Schubert. In this very personal recital, Kenedy explores his own musical history and connection with the songs of Schubert: The Arpeggione Sonata is one of Schubert’s most lyrical instrumental works, almost a song cycle in itself, whilst Chopin’s passionate Sonata brims with feeling, as well as quoting musically from Schubert’s Winterreise in several places.
Elizabeth Dolin, Bernadene Blaha - Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2003)

Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2003)
Elizabeth Dolin, cello; Bernadene Blaha, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | # FL 2 3166 | Time: 01:03:14

Mendelssohn's complete works for cello and piano fit on a single CD with room to spare, and your collection should have room to spare for the terrific performances contained on this disc. Cellist Elizabeth Dolin and pianist Bernadene Blaha emphasize the composer's classicism and elegance, in contrast to the somewhat wilder spin with which cellist Mark Shuman and pianist Todd Crow suffuse these works. But whereas the latter ASV release is resonant to a fault, Analekta's engineering conveys a more intimate and equally warm ambience that falls kindly on the ears. Dolin and Blaha are never less than equal partners, which is important considering that Mendelssohn treats both instruments as such. (Classics Today 10/10)
Dúo Villa-Lobos - Bogdanović, Zenamon, Assad, Ourkouzonov & Guevara: Music for Cello & Guitar (2017)

Dúo Villa-Lobos - Bogdanović, Zenamon, Assad, Ourkouzonov & Guevara: Music for Cello & Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:41 min | 240 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

In recent years a number of composers have explored the tonal chemistry of timbre and texture offered by the ensemble of cello and guitar. The examples here, from South America and Eastern Europe, are among the most ambitious and technically demanding yet to have been written. Vivacious Latin-American rhythms, such as the Milonga and Chacarera, are explored by Edwin Guevara, while the Bulgarian Atanas Ourkouzounov creates an aura of indigenous folk culture in Tanzologia. Both lyricism and rhythmic dynamism suffuse Dušan Bogdanović’s Quatre pièces intimes.
Andreas Brantelid & Bengt Forsberg - Fauré: The Music for Cello & Piano (2017)

Andreas Brantelid & Bengt Forsberg - Fauré: The Music for Cello & Piano
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:07 min | 268 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Gabriel Fauré cannot be regarded as a precocious composer: by the age of thirty he had hardly composed anything except songs and a few short piano pieces. There was nothing to indicate that he would go on to produce a body of chamber music unequalled among his peers. He wrote: ‘For me art, especially music, consists of elevating ourselves as far as possible above the everyday’ (letter to his son, 31st August 1908), and had little time for programme music, picturesque elements (no Hispanicisms here), evocations and ‘local colour’, distrusting brilliant colours and excessively subtle sound combinations.
Martin Ostertag & Oliver Triendl - Fuchs: The Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2017)

Martin Ostertag & Oliver Triendl - Fuchs: The Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:40 | 175 MB
Label: TYXArt | Release Year: 2017

The seventh CD of this series, and the second with works by Robert Fuchs brings together the complete repertory for violoncello and piano. The Austrian composer is deemed to be one of the most appreciated musicians of the Viennese musical life surrounding Johannes Brahms. The cello works recorded here impressed listeners already at the time of their creation with their inventiveness and elegance. The recordings on hand continue seamlessly where the first CD recording with duos and chamber music by Fuchs already closed prominent repertory gaps (TXA15066). While the viola was the focal point initially, here, it is some of the works the composer created for the violoncello and that can all be counted among the most mature works to flow from his pen. If one were to give but one summarizing keyword for Fuchs' compositions for this instrument, it would no doubt be elegance. Elegance pervades all three works and demonstrates the exceptionally high standard of this composer, almost forgotten today.
Bruno Borralhinho, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Pedro Neves - Portuguese Music For Cello & Orchestra (2016)

Bruno Borralhinho, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Pedro Neves - Portuguese Music For Cello & Orchestra
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:04 min | 252 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

This recording brings together for the first time some of Portugal's leading composers in a unique programme dedicated to their works for cello and orchestra. The impressionistic and luxuriant harmonies of Luiz Costa's Poema contrast with Fernando Lopes-Graça's sombre and austere Concerto da Camera, a commission from Mstislav Rostropovich. Luís de Freitas Branco's Cena Lírica is an early, romantically expressive piece, while the Concerto by his eminent pupil Joly Braga Santos is a hauntingly poetic symphonic masterpiece.
Raphael Wallfisch & John York - Bloch: Music for Cello & Piano (2017)

Raphael Wallfisch & John York - Bloch: Music for Cello & Piano
Classical, Chamber Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 70:11 min | 161 MB
Label: Nimbus Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

These five works, covering the range from Bloch's student days in Brussels and through his first decades in the USA, bear witness to a fertile and expanding imagination. Central to any survey of Bloch must be the so-called ""Jewish"" music which occupied him for just a decade around the time of the First World War and into the 20s and which includes his greatest and most popular score, Schelomo - Rhapsodie hébraïque for cello and orchestra from 1916. He did not invent the style, however, nor did he always inhabit this world, as evinced by the early Sonate and the big Suite 1919, neither of which could be labelled ""Jewish"".