Italian Cello Sonatas

Emmanuelle Bertrand - Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 - Cello Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3 (2017)

Emmanuelle Bertrand - Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 - Cello Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, digital booklet - 245 MB | 01:06:50
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

The French cellist-star Emmanuelle Bertrand (who seems to have forgotten a little something on the cover photo of the album …) embarks here in an exploration of several masterpieces of Saint-Saëns, one of the French composers who most enriched the repertoire of the instrument with two concertos, two other concert works, two completed sonatas and some other isolated works. His first Concerto, given here with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, dates from 1872 - the first creative period, still marked by Schumann or Mendelssohn, even though in the harmonic and orchestral limpidity "à la française" of which Saint-Saëns Would always be the defender.
Luca Magariello & Cecilia Novarino - Myaskovsky: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Luca Magariello & Cecilia Novarino - Myaskovsky: Cello Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 46:58 min | 174 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

Along with sonatas by Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Prokofiev, the Second Sonata Op.81 is a repertoire work for cellists, Russian or otherwise, for its vein of melancholy Romanticism that is yet not so dark and introverted as most of the 27 symphonies for which Myaskovsky is best known. Meanwhile the First Sonata has been almost entirely neglected, even by performers so committed to the promotion of their musical heritage as Rostropovich, Gutman and Geringas.
Brian Thornton & Spencer Myer - Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Brian Thornton & Spencer Myer - Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:24 min | 250 MB
Label: Steinway and Sons | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Brian Thornton, acclaimed cello soloist and distinguished member of the Cleveland Orchestra, collaborates with Steinway Artist Spencer Myer on a fabulous new recording of the great Sonatas for Cello and Piano by Johannes Brahms. Brian Thornton is a musician of many interests. As a cellist and a conductor he has performed in hundreds of venues across the globe, from The White House in Washington DC to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
Marco Ceccato, Accademia Ottoboni - Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Marco Ceccato, Accademia Ottoboni - Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 74:57 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Vivaldi’s Opus 14 Sonatas are part of the cello’s ‘great repertoire and also some of the works from the last years of the ‘Red Priest’. Quite simply – and regardless of Igor Stravinsky’s curiously rash judgement regarding Vivaldi’s work –, these sonatas are splendid, making this instrument sound as only a composer who is an experienced virtuoso instrumentalist himself – in this case, a violinist – can do.
Jaroslaw Thiel & Katarzyna Drogosz - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas, Op. 5 & Variations, WoO 45 (2017)

Jaroslaw Thiel & Katarzyna Drogosz - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas, Op. 5 & Variations, WoO 45
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:16 min | 133 MB
Label: CD Accord | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

Ludwig van Beethoven’s chamber works are doubtless among the most important achievements in music history. What is really mind boggling is the fact that in Polish phonography we come across very few recordings devoted to this repertoire and produced by Polish artists. The album of Beethoven Sonatas op. 5 featuring the cellist Jarosław Thiel and the pianist Katarzyna Drogosz tries to fill this gap.
Asier Polo & Marta Zabaleta - Rachmaninoff & Franck: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Asier Polo & Marta Zabaleta - Rachmaninoff & Franck: Cello Sonatas
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:17 min | 298 MB
Label: IBS Classical | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Together with the magnificent pianist and regular recital partner Marta Zabaleta, Asier Polo has released a new album, which is a beautiful selection of romantic repertoire for cello and piano. Together, Asier and Marta perform four works that display technical and emotional virtuosity.

Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas (2014)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 20, 2017
Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas (2014)

Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:40 min | 417 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2014

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.
François Salque & Eric Le Sage - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

François Salque & Eric Le Sage - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 103:13 minutes | 1.89 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Beethoven was one of the first composers to reveal the expressive and technical qualities of the cello, both in his symphonic works and in his chamber music. Some illustrious predecessors (Bach, Geminiani or Vivaldi) had already worked on the creation of an autonomous repertoire of concertos and sonatas for the cello, but Beethoven transformed the former instrument of accompaniment and support of the continuo into a true partner of a music based on dialogue, exchange, and contrast.
Federico Bracalente & Nicola Procaccini - Pericoli: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Federico Bracalente & Nicola Procaccini - Pericoli: Cello Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:42 min | 336 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

First recording of Pericoli's 6 Cello Sonatas.Little is known about the life of Pasquale Pericoli, who lived and worked in the second half of the 18th century. He is known to have produced operas in Stockholm for some years, he himself claimed to be of Neapolitan origin.His Neapolitan roots certainly are betrayed in his 6 Cello Sonatas, in which the formal structure of the Sonata (albeit in embryonic form, not yet fully developed as in the Classical Period) is imbued with melodic charm and cantabile, the cello seeming to sing instead of play.
Federico Bracalente & Nicola Procaccini - Pericoli: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Federico Bracalente & Nicola Procaccini - Pericoli: Cello Sonatas
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 57:42 min | 134 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

First recording of Pericoli's 6 Cello Sonatas.Little is known about the life of Pasquale Pericoli, who lived and worked in the second half of the 18th century. He is known to have produced operas in Stockholm for some years, he himself claimed to be of Neapolitan origin.His Neapolitan roots certainly are betrayed in his 6 Cello Sonatas, in which the formal structure of the Sonata (albeit in embryonic form, not yet fully developed as in the Classical Period) is imbued with melodic charm and cantabile, the cello seeming to sing instead of play.