Italian Cello Sonatas

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.
Andrea Favalessa & Maria Semeraro - R. Strauss, Thuille: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Andrea Favalessa & Maria Semeraro - R. Strauss, Thuille: Cello Sonatas
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 64:28 min | 148 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Between Richard Strauss and Ludwig Thuille (born in 1864 and 1861 respectively) existed a strong friendship and mutual respect. Their two youthful cello sonatas share the same idiom: passionate and lateromantic soaring themes, a profound lyricism and a virtuoso writing for both cello and piano.

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.