Italian Cello Sonatas

Nina Kotova - Rachmaninov & Prokofiev: Cello Sonatas (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 13, 2017
Nina Kotova - Rachmaninov & Prokofiev: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Nina Kotova - Rachmaninov & Prokofiev: Cello Sonatas
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 67:47 min | 156 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Cellist, Nina Kotova, praised by Gramophone magazine as a “strong and individual artist [whose] depth of feeling and technical control are never in doubt,” here partners with pianist Fabio Bidini in two landmark Russian sonatas from the 20th century, Rachmaninov’s in G minor and Prokofiev’s in C major, and in two smaller pieces by Tchaikovsky.
Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan - Rachmaninov, Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2015)

Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan - Rachmaninov, Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 198 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 002375302 | Rls.date: 2nd Oct 2015

Together with long-term duo partner Inon Barnatan, best-selling Decca cellist Alisa Weilerstein records two of the giants of ‘cello chamber music: the Rachmaninov and Chopin sonatas. Alisa Weilerstein’s debut on Decca with the Elgar Cello Concerto (conducted by Daniel Barenboim; his first recording of this outstanding work since his earlier recording with the legendary Jacqueline du Pre) was received rapturously by critics worldwide; and her subsequent recording of the Dvorak cello concerto no less well-received.
Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Brahms: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 (1968/2012) [24bit/96 kHz]

Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim - Brahms: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 (1968/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:26 minutes | 1,05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Features 2011 EMI Remaster

Acclaimed instrumentalists, Jacqueline du Pre and Daniel Barenboim, perform earlier masterpieces by Brahms. These sonatas written for cello and piano invoke the romantic style, interpreted superbly by the pair. The performances are expressive, graceful and reveal the pieces’ sheer tonal beauty. A vital addition to any music lover's library.
Paul Watkins, Huw Watkins - Martinu: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2010)

Paul Watkins, Huw Watkins - Martinu: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 271 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 167 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10602

Paul Watkins is one of the world’s finest cellists. He is much in demand throughout the world and although he has made several recordings for Chandos in the past, this is his first as an exclusive artist. He is accompanied by his brother Huw Watkins, with whom he has developed an extremely rewarding musical partnership. The three cello sonatas of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu span the period 1939 – 52 and are full of rewarding musical invention. The experience of his long exile was often expressed in his music, particularly here in the Third Sonata and in the Variations on a Slovak Theme. If in the First, competed in 1939, the unease occasioned by World War II may be detected in the first two movements, the energetic finale, driven by Martinu’s motoric rhythms, prompted the composer to remark of its first performance: ‘It came as a last greeting, a beam of light from a better world (which is the opinion of others, not my own). For several minutes we realised what music could give us and we forgot about reality.’

Lester, Watkin, Nwanoku - Boccherini: Cello Sonatas (2007)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 21, 2015
Lester, Watkin, Nwanoku - Boccherini: Cello Sonatas (2007)

Lester, Watkin, Nwanoku - Boccherini: Cello Sonatas (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 272 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 159 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55219

There is a touch of the impetuous about Richard Lester's playing of these sonatas which seems to me to capture very happily their character: their somewhat wayward invention, their sense of being formalized versions of a cellist's improvisations. The momentary hesitancies hint at the playercomposer who is deciding as he goes which of the ideas in his mind to try out next. Yet beneath it is a strong rhythm and a very sure compositional technique. The music is very high lying: the cellist has prolonged spells in high thumb positions with quite rapid passagework, and these Lester executes with great brilliance and crispness — there is just one passage, in the finale of the C major work, where accuracy of intonation momentarily eludes him, but otherwise one cannot imagine playing of greater exactitude.
Isserlis, Hough - Rachmaninov, Franck: Cello Sonatas (2003) (Repost)

Isserlis, Hough - Rachmaninov, Franck: Cello Sonatas (2003)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 235 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67376

Playing together for the first time for Hyperion, Hough and Isserlis are stunningly matched in this large-scale passionate romantic programme. The sonatas stand at the centre of the meaty repertoire established by Brahms—whose two cello sonatas Steven Isserlis has recorded for us in an award-winning disc accompanied by Peter Evans (CDA66159)—and characterised by grand sweeping gestures, lush melody, and heartfelt emotions that sear from pathos to frenzy. The Franck is, of course, an alternative version the composer wished for his violin sonata, a transition that many feel to be the work's happiest incarnation.
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.
Beethoven - Du Pre / Bishop-Kovacevich - Cello Sonatas 3 & 5 (1967, 1988 cd reissue, EMI # CDM 7 69179 2)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Cello Sonatas 3 & 5
Jaqueline Du Pre / Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 196 MB | Full Artwork: 37 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # CDM 7 69179 2 | Country/Year: Europe 1988, 1967
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

Jacqueline Mary du Pré, OBE (26 January 1945 – 19 October 1987) was a British cellist. She is particularly famous for performing the Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor, her interpretation of which has been described as "definitive" and "legendary". Her career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, which forced her to stop performing at the age of 28, and led to her premature death…
Alessandro Scarlatti - Mauro Valli / Accademia Bizantina - Concerti Grossi & Cello Sonatas (2001) [Repost, new rip]

Alessandro Scarlatti - Concerti Grossi, Cello Sonatas
Mauro Valli / Accademia Bizantina / Ottavio Dantone
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 330 MB | Full Artwork: 130 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Arts Music "authentic" # 47616-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"The Accademia Bizantina under conductor and keyboardist Ottavio Dantone is one of a number of young Italian historical-instrument groups that have been revolutionizing the world of Baroque instrumental music performance. (…) The fugues are fast, intense, and dramatic, with wide dynamic range gaining momentum toward a climax. Perhaps the most satisfying of all are the cello sonatas under the care of Baroque cellist Mauro Valli, you get the feeling in the slow movements that you're hearing the Baroque cello, still an acquired taste for many listeners, take on its proper sound as its bendable tones connect with highly expressive lines. An excellent release…" ~AMG

Reger: Cello Sonatas - Gerhardt, Becker (2008)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at June 2, 2014
Reger: Cello Sonatas - Gerhardt, Becker (2008)

Reger: Cello Sonatas - Gerhardt, Becker (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 496 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67581

Alban Gerhardt’s profound musicality and charisma have made him one of the most sought-after cellists of his generation. His ebullient personality is present in all his performances; he is nevertheless passionately committed to the intentions of the composer, and his recordings are always the product of an intense personal journey into every aspect of the music. Gerhardt’s espousal of Reger’s cello sonatas and suites is thus greatly welcomed. Pianist Markus Becker has released twelve discs of Reger’s keyboard music and is an ideal interpreter.