Cello Accompaniment

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.
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.

Bassal, Lehner - Boccherini: Cello Sonatas  Music

Posted by peotuvave at June 18, 2016
Bassal, Lehner - Boccherini: Cello Sonatas

Bassal, Lehner - Boccherini: Cello Sonatas
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 281 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 172 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8557795

This recording features World Premiere recordings of works by Boccherini and his contemporaries Facco, Porretti and Vidal. The Boccherini 'Sonata in c minor' was only discovered in March of 2004. Facco's 'Balletti for Two Cellos' are the first known works for the instrument to have been composed in Spain.
Han-Na Chang, Antonio Pappano, LSO - Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante, Sonata for Cello and Piano (2003) Reissue 2008

Sergey Prokofiev - Sinfonia Concertante, Sonata for Cello and Piano (2003) Reissue 2008
Han-Na Chang, cello; London Symphony Orchestra; Antonio Pappano, conductor & piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 5 18189 2 0 | Time: 01:01:41

This is a fine recording of two vastly under-appreciated works by young cello virtuoso Han-Na Chang. She has the extraordinary technique to play the excruciatingly difficult cadenza in the central movement of the Sinfonia Concertante and the sustained tone to play the long, lyrical melodies in the opening movement of the cello sonata. Antonio Pappano is a faithful accompanist whether he's directing the London Symphony Orchestra in the Sinfonia Concertante or playing the piano in the cello sonata.
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.
Hans Zender - Zimmermann: Cello Concerto, Antiphonen, Impromptu, Photoptosis (1997)

Hans Zender - Zimmermann: Cello Concerto, Antiphonen, Impromptu, Photoptosis (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:02:12 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 999 482-2

The name of Bernd Alois Zimmermann is probably not a very familiar one to the experimental classical music listener. As this top-notch disc shows, Zimmermann's music was (and still is) strikingly original. It begins with his Cello Concerto in the form of a pas de trois, from the mid 1960s, a five-movement work that exploits to the fullest the solo cello as well as the unusual accompanying orchestra, which includes alto saxophone, contrabass tuba, electric guitar, prepared piano, glass harp, and even cimbalom.
Jacqueline du Pré - Elgar, Priaulx Rainier: Cello Concertos, Rubbra: Cello Sonata (2008)

Jacqueline du Pré - Elgar, Priaulx Rainier: Cello Concertos, Rubbra: Cello Sonata (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:47 | 338 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BBC Legends | Catalog: BBCL 4244-2

Cellist Jacqueline du Pré needs little introduction to most listeners. Whether as a result of being perhaps the most prominent female cellist in the last century, her meteoric rise to fame at a young age, the equally rapid decline of her career at the hands of multiple sclerosis, or simply the incredible passion with which she performed, du Pré possessed a singular capacity to make an impression on her audiences. She was single-handedly responsible for reviving the long-dormant Elgar concerto that was to become one of her trademark pieces.
Christian Poltera, Ronald Brautigam - Felix Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano (2017)

Felix Mendelssohn: Works for Cello & Piano (2017)
Christian Poltéra (cello), Ronald Brautigam (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2187 | 01:00:26

It is well known that Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny was a highly talented musician, but fewer are familiar with the fact that there were two other musical siblings in the Mendelssohn family: Rebecka, a gifted singer, and Paul, a very competent amateur cellist. It is to Paul, a banker by profession, that we owe the existence of much of Felix’s music for the instrument, which in spite of Beethoven’s endeavours hadn’t yet become firmly established as a duo partner of the piano. Fitting comfortably on a single release, Mendelssohn’s works for cello and piano are here presented by Christian Poltera and Ronald Brautigam, who open with the Variations concertantes in D major, composed in 1829. Brautigam has recently released the composer’s Lieder ohne Worte, performing them on a copy of a piano by Pleyel from 1830, and plays the same instrument on the present disc. Meanwhile, Poltera has chosen to equip his 1711 Stradivarius cello with gut strings, and together the two musicians and their instruments create a sound which is both flexible, transparent and vigorous – ideal for Mendelssohn’s scores.
Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:30 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Late Baroque ascendency of the cello in Northern Italian sonata and vocal music, brilliantly played on original instruments.
Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias (2017)

Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:30 min | 405 MB
Label: Passacaille | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Late Baroque ascendency of the cello in Northern Italian sonata and vocal music, brilliantly played on original instruments.