Tags
Language
Tags
May 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Nina Kotova - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (2014)

Posted By: tirexiss
Nina Kotova - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (2014)

Nina Kotova - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (2014)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 803 MB | 02:17:09
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

The very short list of credits on this Warner Classics release includes Russian American cellist Nina Kotova and producer Adam Abeshouse, who delivers a very closely miked sound in the frequently used Performing Arts Recital Hall of Purchase College on Long Island, New York. But perhaps the uncredited star on this set of Bach's Six Suites for solo cello is Kotova's 1679 Stradivarius instrument, which Kotova exploits to the maximum.

Mstislav Rostropovich, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 & Symphony No. 1 (2011)

Posted By: tirexiss
Mstislav Rostropovich, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 & Symphony No. 1 (2011)

Mstislav Rostropovich, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 & Symphony No. 1 (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 312 MB | 57:16
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Sony Classical's Great Performances Series has scored yet another winner with its coupling of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 and the First Cello Concerto. Previously released individually, the close proximity in the recording dates of these two works (1959 and 1960) makes them a natural choice for a pairing. Continuing in the Philadelphia Orchestra tradition, the performance of the Symphony No. 1 follows the 1928 United States premiere of the work, given by the same orchestra and conducted by Ormandy's predecessor, Leopold Stokowski. Inherited from him is the notably lush sound of Philadelphia's lower strings, which capture the essence of Shostakovich's weighty harmonies.

Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern - Brahms: Double Concerto, Piano Quartet, Op. 60 (2013)

Posted By: tirexiss
Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern - Brahms: Double Concerto, Piano Quartet, Op. 60 (2013)

Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern - Brahms: Double Concerto, Piano Quartet, Op. 60 (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 327 MB | 01:07:30
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS Masterworks

With a "bonus" eighth track of the Rondo alla Zingarese-Presto from Brahms' First Piano Quartet filling out this CD to a near maximal 75 minutes and 55 seconds, this disc is a steal. The Double Concerto by Brahms is an energetic and riveting yet enigmatic addition to the concerto repertoire. With a combination of solo instruments not widely used since the Baroque era due to their contrasting sounds, this work presents some unique challenges in finding the proper balance between orchestra, solo violin, and solo cello.

Truls Mørk - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2005)

Posted By: tirexiss
Truls Mørk - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2005)

Truls Mørk - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:38 | 667 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 45650 2 1

Truls Mørk, you have to admit, is a very cool name for a cellist. A native of Norway, Mørk is a cellist whose tone ranges from intimate pianissimos to immense fortissimos without ever losing its essential combination of passionate lyricism and cool lucidity, a cellist whose interpretations range from blissful joy to endless despair without every losing its fundamental balance of total dedication and cool objectivity, a cellist, in short, who lives up to his name.

Alexander Ivashkin, Russian State SO, Valeri Polyansky - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2; Symphony-Concerto (2002)

Posted By: Designol
Alexander Ivashkin, Russian State SO, Valeri Polyansky - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2; Symphony-Concerto (2002)

Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 2 Op. 40, Symphony-Concerto Op. 125 (2002)
Alexander Ivashkin, cello; Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valeri Polyansky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9989 | Time: 01:19:39

Chandos’s previous Prokofiev series, recorded in the 80s with Neëme Järvi and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, is still probably the most recommendable complete cycle available. Chandos now seem to feel the need to start again, the reason possibly being that they are now using ‘authentically’ all-Russian forces. Whatever the company’s motivation (or if indeed it is to be a complete cycle), the results are impressively powerful, and the coupling stimulating and generous.

Janos Starker - J.S. Bach: 6 Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 (2011)

Posted By: tirexiss
Janos Starker - J.S. Bach: 6 Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 (2011)

Janos Starker - J.S. Bach: 6 Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 704 MB | 02:23:07
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal

Le grand Janos Starker a enregistré les Suites de Bach à plusieurs reprises. Rien d'étonnant à cela puisqu'elles sont le bréviaire de tout violoncelliste. A chaque fois son engagement est total et sa réalisation à l'image de son art sobre, à la limite de l'ascétisme. Nul débordement romantique sous son archet, mais une lecture littérale avec beaucoup de respect voire de distance. Une option radicale qui peut étonner mais que nous trouvons tout à fait fascinante.

Ophelie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012 (2011) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Ophelie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012 (2011) 2CDs

Ophélie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2011) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 596 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 319 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP017 | Time: 02:16:57

Over the years, the Bach Suites have become a monument of the cello repertoire, to which all cellists return regularly. Some of the greatest did not record these works until they reached their years of maturity (Casals was over 60, Rostropovich was 63), while others have not hesitated to present several versions (Yo-Yo Ma, 1990, 1998; Janos Starker, 1957, 1963, 1983). Ophélie Gaillard’s first recording of the Suites, released on Ambrosie in 2000, was highly acclaimed internationally by the critics and her performance earned her a French Classical Music Award (Victoire) as a "Revelation" in the Solo Instrumentalist category. Ten years later, at the request of Nicolas Bartholomée, artistic director of Aparte and indeed Ambroisie, she agreed to record a new version on a cello made in 1737 by Matteo Goffriller, a contemporary of J. S. Bach. Ophélie Gaillard had already given us a reference performance of these pieces. Now we discover a prodigiously renewed vision of this masterpiece.

Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2CDs

Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 527 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 287 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 7243 5 86534 2 7 | Time: 02:04:56

In the '80s there were those listeners who thought that Heinrich Schiff might redeem cello performance practice from fatal beauty and lethal elegance. Aside from the burly and brawny Rostropovich, more and more cellists were advocating a performance style whose ideals were perfect intonation and graceful phrasing. In some repertoire, say, Fauré, these are perfectly legitimate goals. In other repertoire, Beethoven and Brahms, say, it is a terrible mistake. In Bach's Cello Suites, as the fay and fragile Yo-Yo Ma recordings make clear, it was a terminal mistake. Not so in Schiff's magnificently muscular 1984 recordings of the suites: Schiff's rhythms, his tempos, his tone, his intonation, and especially his interpretations were anything but fay or fragile. In Schiff's performance, Bach's Cello Suites are not the neurasthenic music of a composer supine with dread and despair in the dark midnight of the soul, but the forceful music of a mature composer in full control of himself and his music.

Christian Arming, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège - Camille Saint-Saëns: Complete Works for Violin & Orchestra (2013)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Christian Arming, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège - Camille Saint-Saëns: Complete Works for Violin & Orchestra (2013)

Christian Arming, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Soloists of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel - Camille Saint-Saëns: Complete Works for Violin & Orchestra, Cello & Orchestra (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,3 Gb | Total time: 75:14+78:30+79:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | # ZZT335 | Recorded: 2013

This ambitious project consists of a recording of the complete music for violin and orchestra and cello and orchestra by Saint-Saëns. It marks the beginning of an intensive collaboration between Zig-Zag Territories and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

Christophe Coin, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Concertos (1989)

Posted By: Designol
Christophe Coin, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Concertos (1989)

Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Concertos (1989)
Christophe Coin, cello; The Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Decca, L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 421 732-2 | 00:57:32

Following his attractive performance of six of Vivaldi's cello sonatas, Christophe Coin has recorded six of the composer's 24 or so concertos for the instrument. Five of these, Michael Talbot tells us in an interesting accompanying note, probably belong to the 1720s while the sixth, the Concerto in G minor (RV416), is evidently a much earlier work. Coin has chosen, if I may use the expression somewhat out of its usual context, six of the best and plays them with virtuosity and an affecting awareness of their lyrical content. That quality, furthermore, is not confined to slow movements but occurs frequently in solo passages of faster ones, too. It would be difficult to single out any one work among the six for particular praise. My own favourite has long been the happily spirited Concerto in G major (RV413) with which Coin ends his programme. Strongly recommended. (Gramophone Magazine)

Christophe Coin, Christopher Hogwood - Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Sonatas (1989)

Posted By: Designol
Christophe Coin, Christopher Hogwood - Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Sonatas (1989)

Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Sonatas (1989)
Christophe Coin, cello; Christopher Hogwood, harpsichord

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Decca, L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 421 060-2 | 01:11:50

Nine cello sonatas by Vivaldi have survived. Six of them were published as a set in Paris in about 1740; that set, mistakenly known as the composer's Op. 14, contains the sonatas recorded in this release. The three remaining sonatas come from manuscript collections. All but one of the six works are cast in the slow-fast-slow-fast pattern of movements of the sonata da chiesa. The odd one out, RV46, in fact, retains the four movement sequence but inclines towards the sonata da camera in the use of dance titles. The music of these sonatas is almost consistently interesting, often reaching high points of expressive eloquence, as we find, for example, in the justifiably popular Sonata in E minor, RV40. Christophe Coin brings to life these details in the music with technical assurance and a spirit evidently responsive to its poetic content. Particularly affecting instances of this occur in the third movements of the A minor and the E minor Sonatas where Coin shapes each phrase, lovingly achieving at the same time a beautifully sustained cantabile.

Wen-Sinn Yang, Taiwan Philharmonic, Shao-Chia Lü - Gordon Chin: Cello Concerto No.1, Symphony No.3 'Taiwan' (2015)

Posted By: tirexiss
Wen-Sinn Yang, Taiwan Philharmonic, Shao-Chia Lü - Gordon Chin: Cello Concerto No.1, Symphony No.3 'Taiwan' (2015)

Wen-Sinn Yang, Taiwan Philharmonic, Shao-Chia Lü - Gordon Chin: Cello Concerto No.1, Symphony No.3 'Taiwan' (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:12 | 318 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.570615

Gordon Chin is one of Taiwans leading composers, and increasingly honoured by commissions and performances from major ensembles in North America, Asia and Europe. Featuring an array of exotic Chinese percussion instruments, Symphony No. 3 Taiwan is a dramatically powerful work cast in three movements which explore his native countrys turbulent history. Specific literary quotations from Shakespeare, Blaise Pascal and Samuel Johnson elucidate the expressive moods of the three-movement Cello Concerto No. 1.

Tonu Korvits - Mirror (2016)

Posted By: Designol
Tonu Korvits - Mirror (2016)

Tõnu Kõrvits - Mirror (2016)
Anja Lechner, violoncello; Kadri Voorand, voice; Tõnu Kõrvits, kannel
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Estonian Philarmonic Chamber Choir; Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # New Series 2327, 481 2303 | Time: 01:03:07

Mirror is the first ECM New Series album from Estonian composer Tonu Korvitz (born 1969), who emphasizes his links to his homelands music at several levels. The album begins with a fantasy on a song by Veljo Tormis. Like the older composer, Korvitz has been influenced by folk song and archaic musical tradition, which find their echo in the refined and texturally-rich spectrum of his own, labyrinthine pieces. His music is well served here by the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir under Tonu Kaljustes assured direction and by soloist Anja Lechner. Lechners cello is foregrounded in Peegeldused Tasaset Maast (2013), Laul (2012, rev. 2013) and the albums largest piece Seitsme Linnu Seitse Und (2009, rev. 2012), a collaboration with the poet Maarja Kangro, which is both choral suite and cello concerto. In these seven dreams of seven birds the choir sings in Estonian and English and the cello conjures both birdsong and swooping flight.

David Geringas, DR, Stefan Parkman - Gubaidulina: The Canticle Of The Sun; Hommage a Marina Tsvetayeva (2003)

Posted By: Designol
David Geringas, DR, Stefan Parkman - Gubaidulina: The Canticle Of The Sun; Hommage a Marina Tsvetayeva (2003)

Sofia Gubaidulina - The Canticle Of The Sun; Hommage à Marina Tsvetayeva (2003)
David Geringas, cello; Danish National Radio Choir & Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stefan Parkman

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10106 | Time: 00:54:52

When in the first decade of the twentieth century, pioneering Russian creative artists turned to the sun for inspiration, they saw this theme as a symbol of liberation from turn-of-the-century decadence. In The Canticle of the Sun the power of the sun celebrates two liberating forces: specifically, the dedicatee, Mstislav Rostropovich, who shed light in the darkness of the later Soviet years (Gubaidulina has even spoken of the work embodying his ‘sunny personality’) and more generally, the spiritual sources which the composer has explored through her own musical journey within and beyond Soviet Russia. The Canticle of the Sun is a response to a text by St Francis of Assisi, in which he humbly glorifies the creator. Gubaidulina, aware that the music should not be ostentatious or complicated, suggests the mysteries of creation and humanity through solo cello and percussion, and places St Francis’s text in the restrained mouths of the choir as a kind of wondering response. The second work on this disc is a setting of five poems by Marina Tsvetayeva for unaccompanied choir.

Brigitte Haudebourg, Philippe Foulon - J.C.F. Bach, Abel, Binder: Sonatas (2004)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Brigitte Haudebourg, Philippe Foulon - J.C.F. Bach, Abel, Binder: Sonatas (2004)

Brigitte Haudebourg, Philippe Foulon - J.C.F. Bach, Abel, Binder: Sonatas (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 281 Mb | Total time: 62:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | # ARN 68645 | Recorded: 2004

These attractive Classical works are played on a reconstructed cello-like instrument with five strings and twelve sympathetic strings which produces a silvery, delicate sound somewhat like the baryton.