Italian Cello Sonatas

Jean Decroos, Danièle Dechenne - Julius Rontgen: Cello Sonatas (2006)

Jean Decroos, Danièle Dechenne - Julius Rontgen: Cello Sonatas (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:13 | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ars | Catalog: ARS 38439

Julius Röntgen (1855-1932) stands apart from the legions of Brahms imitators and conservative late Romantics for one thing: melody. It seeps from every theme and cadence. Everything I've heard from his pen is overflowing with inventive tunefulness. It is no wonder he enjoyed a close friendship with another great melodist of his day, Edvard Grieg. Röntgen's enormous output includes 14 cello sonatas, many of which were dedicated to and performed by Pablo Casals.
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.
Denise Djokic, David Jalbert - Rachmaninov & Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Denise Djokic, David Jalbert - Rachmaninov & Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:21 minutes | 1,22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Canadian cellist Denise Djokic has earned worldwide acclaim for her sincere, powerful interpretations and her bold command of the instrument. For her second solo album on ATMA, she has chosen works for cello and piano by Frédéric Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninov; she is joined by her regular chamber music partner, pianist David Jalbert.
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.
Convivium, Elizabeth Wallfisch - Early Italian Violin Sonatas: Stradella, Marini, Castello, Cima, Uccellini (1998)

Convivium, Elizabeth Wallfisch - Early Italian Violin Sonatas: Stradella, Marini, Castello, Cima, Uccellini (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 72:16 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66985 | Recorded: 1997

Everybody will know by now that Elizabeth Wallfisch has a special interest, affection and regard for the 17th- and 18th-century Italian violin schools. She has already recorded much music by the likes of Tartini, Corelli, Locatelli and others with her group, The Locatelli Trio, and also with The Raglan Baroque Players under Nicholas Kraemer. Here is a varied and fascinating collection of pieces by some of the lesser-known composers from a generation or two earlier than those composers.
Roel Dieltiens, Ensemble Explorations - Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas (2010) (Repost)

Roel Dieltiens, Ensemble Explorations - Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas (2010)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:16 | 394 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Etcetera | Catalog: KTC 4035

Antonio Vivaldi had his own cello specialist for part of his tenure at the Ospedale della Pietà, and there were several other virtuoso cellists in his orbit. His six sonatas for cello and continuo, of an unknown date of composition, are surprisingly simple technically and may have been intended as teaching pieces at the Ospedale. Most Baroque cellists and viol players, as well as quite a few performers on the modern cello, have recorded them, but this set by Dutch-Swiss cellist Roel Dieltiens stands out as dramatic and adventurous.

David Watkin - Vivaldi: The Complete Cello Sonatas (2010)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 13, 2018
David Watkin - Vivaldi: The Complete Cello Sonatas (2010)

David Watkin - Vivaldi: The Complete Cello Sonatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:55:37 | 541 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Classical | Catalog: CDD22065

This 2-CD set puts together Vivaldi's all nine surviving cello sonatas. Vivaldi may have composed more sonatas for cello for all we know, but this is all we have left. And it is a wonderful legacy, although less known than his violin concertos, for example. Compared with the violin concertos, many of which sound rather run-off-the-mill, these sonatas sound more thoughtful and meditative.
Pavel Gomziakov & Andrei Korobeinikov - Myaskovsky: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 - Prokofiev: Ballade - Taneyev: Canzona (2018)

Pavel Gomziakov & Andrei Korobeinikov - Myaskovsky: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 - Prokofiev: Ballade - Taneyev: Canzona (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 253 MB
Label: PM Classics / Onyx | Tracks: 07 | Time: 60:58 min

Myaskovsky’s two cello sonatas are woefully neglected works and deserve far wider circulation – romantic and passionate they make a worthy alternative to Rachmaninov’s famous sonata. Coming from the early and late years of the composer’s life, the 2nd sonata was written for Rostropovitch, who championed it and ensured all his pupils studied and learned it. Prokofiev’s Ballade op15 is an expansive work from his early years and like the Myaskovsky sonatas rarely heard. Pavel Gomziakov and Andrei Korobeinikov are persuasive advocates for these delightful works.
Pavel Gomziakov & Andrei Korobeinikov - Myaskovsky: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 - Prokofiev: Ballade - Taneyev: Canzona (2018) [24/96]

Pavel Gomziakov & Andrei Korobeinikov - Myaskovsky: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 - Prokofiev: Ballade - Taneyev: Canzona (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:58 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Myaskovsky’s two cello sonatas are woefully neglected works and deserve far wider circulation – romantic and passionate they make a worthy alternative to Rachmaninov’s famous sonata. Coming from the early and late years of the composer’s life, the 2nd sonata was written for Rostropovitch, who championed it and ensured all his pupils studied and learned it. Prokofiev’s Ballade op15 is an expansive work from his early years and like the Myaskovsky sonatas rarely heard. Pavel Gomziakov and Andrei Korobeinikov are persuasive advocates for these delightful works.
Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:40 minutes | 1.47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

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.