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

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

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.

Petr Nouzovský, Tomás Brauner, Pilsen Philharmonic - Martinu: Complete Works for Cello and Orchestra (2017)

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Petr Nouzovský, Tomás Brauner, Pilsen Philharmonic - Martinu: Complete Works for Cello and Orchestra (2017)

Petr Nouzovský, Tomás Brauner, Pilsen Philharmonic - Martinu: Complete Works for Cello and Orchestra (2017)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 613 MB | 01:54:12
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Amazingly, Bohuslav Martinu’s concertante compositions for violoncello have been brought together for the first time on this double CD. Along with the two Cello Concertos, Petr Nouzovský and the Plze 324; Philharmonic under Thomas Brauner also perform the Concertino and the Sonata da Camera – a richly colored portrait of this composer whose playful treatment of his musical creations continues to fascinate us even today. Deeply rooted in the Bohemian musical tradition, Martin 367;’s compositions combine rhythmic sophistication, traditional folk motifs, and a classical understanding of form.

Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Connie Shih - Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas (2018)

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Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Connie Shih - Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas (2018)

Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Connie Shih - Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas (2018)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 382 MB | 01:45:41
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Beethoven’s five sonatas for violoncello and piano form a cosmos all of their own. They exemplarily represent this Titan’s three compositional periods, and the interrelations between them shape a surprisingly self-contained work group surveying the composer’s entire life. Reason enough for Manuel Fischer-Dieskau and Connie Shih to present an absolutely new recording of this cycle – now for the first time on SACD in original 2+2+2 surround sound!

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006 (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006 (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 738 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 368 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 548 | Time: 02:38:00

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola has a reputation for excellence and already has two Gramophone Awards. With a fan base to match, Luolajan-Mikkola is at the top of his game. In Luolajan-Mikkola’s Linn debut, he tackles the pinnacle of Bach’s productions for violinists: the Partitas and Sonatas. Luolajan-Mikkola transcribed these works for cello. His goal with this recording has been to encapsulate expression and emotion according to the character of each movement. A historically informed musician, he performs on baroque cello.

Alexander Rudin, Musica Viva - Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in A major; Serenade for Strings in E major (2013) [Re-Up]

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Alexander Rudin, Musica Viva - Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in A major; Serenade for Strings in E major (2013) [Re-Up]

Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto in A major; Serenade for Strings in E major (2013)
Alexander Rudin, cello & direction; Musica Viva

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 296 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Fuga Libera | # FUG714 | Time: 01:03:29

For their fourth Fuga Libera-project, the Russian orchestra Musica Viva recorded one very famous, and one forgotten piece by Antonín Dvorak. The well-known piece is the Serenade for Strings in E major, written by Dvorak in 1875. It is believed that Dvorak took up this small orchestral genre because it was less demanding than the symphony, but allowed for the provision of pleasure and entertainment. The other piece is the Cello Concerto in A major. Unlike its brother, the B minor Concerto Op.104, this concerto has been more than overlooked. It was left un-orchestrated by Dvorak, existing only in piano-score form. It was only after his death that a few composers orchestrated this dazzling piece of music. Cello virtuoso Alexander Rudin, and Musica Viva let us taste from this magnificent forgotten treasure…

Simon Mulligan, Wen-Sinn Yang, Jose Serebrier - Rorem: Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto (2007)

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Simon Mulligan, Wen-Sinn Yang, Jose Serebrier - Rorem: Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto (2007)

Simon Mulligan, Wen-Sinn Yang, Jose Serebrier - Rorem: Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 237 MB | 59:12
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos

Chosen in 1988 as Composer of the Year by Musical America and now recognized as one of the finest song composers in America, Ned Rorem has also written a significant body of music for orchestra, including three Symphonies (Naxos 8.559149), a Violin Concerto and a Flute Concerto (Naxos 8.559278). When Leonard Bernstein gave the première of Rorem’s Third Symphony with the New York Philharmonic in 1959, it signaled a significant triumph for his orchestral music, written in a tonal idiom alien to the experimental practices of the day. Composed in Morocco in 1951, the Second Piano Concerto has a distinctly American character.

Jamie Walton, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Dvorák & Schumann: Cello Concertos (2013)

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Jamie Walton, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Dvorák & Schumann: Cello Concertos (2013)

Jamie Walton, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Dvorák & Schumann: Cello Concertos (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 303 MB | 01:08:38
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records

Jamie Walton is joined by the Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of their conductor laureate Vladimir Ashkenazy for this new concerto recording of concertos and orchestral works by Dvorák and Schumann. Jamie Walton has proved himself as a leading light in UK's musical life; as a performer in his widely praised concerto and sonata recordings, and as a festival director in his work as founder of the North York Moors Festival, which was shortlisted for an RPS Award in 2011.

Mstislav Rostropovich - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (1995)

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Mstislav Rostropovich - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (1995)

Mstislav Rostropovich - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 625 Mb | Total time: 147:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 88697526962 | Recorded: 1991

Mstislav Rostropovich is one of the few musicians who can create a larger-than-life experience through the combined forces of exceptional music, a beautiful instrument, and uncommonly facile communicative skills. In his performances of Bach's transcendent masterpieces for solo cello, Rostropovich finds a perfect balance between a romantic, rhapsodic interpretation and one that emphasizes the purely formal "aridity" of Bach's structures. Although it's nearly impossible to isolate one or two highlights, the Sarabande and Prelude from Suite No. 5 are among the most profoundly moving cello performances you will ever hear–the closest we probably will ever come to experiencing through music the soul of both Rostropovich and Bach.

Sol Gabetta, Berliner Philharmoniker - Live: Edward Elgar & Bohuslav Martinu: Cello Concertos (2016)

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Sol Gabetta, Berliner Philharmoniker - Live: Edward Elgar & Bohuslav Martinu: Cello Concertos (2016)

Sol Gabetta - Live: Edward Elgar & Bohuslav Martinů: Cello Concertos (2016)
with Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle & Krzysztof Urbański

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985350792 | Time: 00:55:45

Sol Gabetta’s first recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto, with the Danish National Symphony, was much admired when it appeared six years ago. This one, taken from a concert in the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus in 2014, is a far glossier affair orchestrally. Simon Rattle’s tendency to overmould the phrasing is sometimes too obvious, but Gabetta’s playing is intense and searching, less introspective than some performances in the Adagio, perhaps, but epic in scale in the outer movements, and always keenly responsive. Those who possess her earlier disc might not think they need to invest in this one, but would then miss Gabetta’s vivid, pulsating account of the Martinů concerto, which went through a quarter of a century of revisions before the definitive 1955 version she plays here, with Krysztof Urbański conducting. She finds real depth and intensity in it, both in the slow movement and in the introspective episode that interrupts the finale’s headlong rush.

Joanna Ławrynowicz, Andrzej Gębski, Andrzej Wróbel - Emanuel Kania: Cello Sonata, Piano Trio (2007)

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Joanna Ławrynowicz, Andrzej Gębski, Andrzej Wróbel - Emanuel Kania: Cello Sonata, Piano Trio (2007)

Joanna Ławrynowicz, Andrzej Gębski, Andrzej Wróbel - Emanuel Kania: Cello Sonata, Piano Trio (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:03 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Acte Préalable | Catalog: AP0169

These appear to be the only chamber works this pianist and teacher wrote (there are lots of piano pieces, songs and a comic opera) and their dates are uncertain. The sonata is simple and elegant with more than a touch of the salon in its slow movement but the 33-minute trio is more impressive, with a three-note motive in the first movement you'll swear you've known all your life, a light and Mendelssohnian scherzo, a slow movement with much more depth and an allegro con fuoco finale as advertised. Joanna Lawrynowicz (piano), Andrzej Gebski (violin), Andrzej Wróbel (cello).

Jan Vogler - Haydn: Cello Concertos, Nos. 1-3 (2001)

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Jan Vogler - Haydn: Cello Concertos, Nos. 1-3 (2001)

Jan Vogler - Haydn: Cello Concertos, Nos. 1-3 (2001)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 214 MB | 01:10:22
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics

Berlin Classics' 2000 recording of Jan Vogler performing Haydn's cello concertos with Ludwig Güttler and the Virtuosi Saxoniae was first released in 2001 and reappeared in 2009 with a different cover and a lower price, but otherwise unchanged. Vogler's performances are bright and alert, with vivacious allegros and soulful adagios; Güttler's accompaniments are sweet and simpatico; the Virtuosi Saxoniae players live up to their name, and Berlin Classics' digital sound is clear, yet evocative.

Daniel Müller-Schott, Jonathan Gilad - Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano (2010)

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Daniel Müller-Schott, Jonathan Gilad - Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano (2010)

Daniel Müller-Schott, Jonathan Gilad - Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:20 | 343 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: 750101

Among Mendelssohn's considerable chamber music output, the works for cello and piano had a special place for the composer. Although he was not himself a cellist, his brother Paul was an accomplished amateur and Mendelssohn likely kept him in mind when composing the three larger-scale works. Following in the footsteps of Beethoven, Mendelssohn continued to move more toward an equal partnership between the two instruments. By the time he composed the D major Sonata in 1843, a true feeling of cello sonata as opposed to a sonata for piano and cello was achieved. This Orfeo album features cellist Daniel Müller-Schott and pianist Jonathan Gilad.

Christian Poltéra, Priya Mitchell, Kathryn Stott - Fauré: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Piano Trio, Nocturne No. 13 (2008)

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Christian Poltéra, Priya Mitchell, Kathryn Stott - Fauré: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Piano Trio, Nocturne No. 13 (2008)

Christian Poltéra, Priya Mitchell, Kathryn Stott - Fauré: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Piano Trio, Nocturne No. 13 (2008)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 259 MB | 01:05:12
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos

The two sonatas for cello and piano along with the D minor Piano Trio were among the last works that Fauré was to complete before his death in 1924 at the ripe old age of 79. Despite the many dire circumstances that filled the latter years of Fauré's life, and in light of his choice to score each of these pieces in dark, minor keys, all three compositions have many moments of complete joy. The two cello sonatas are performed by cellist Christian Poltéra and pianist Kathryn Stott. Both artists have an impeccable sense of line and flow and are able to spin out the long, wandering phrases Fauré lays down.

Christian Poltéra, Kathryn Stott - Dvořák: Silent Woods: Music for Cello and Piano (2012)

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Christian Poltéra, Kathryn Stott - Dvořák: Silent Woods: Music for Cello and Piano (2012)

Christian Poltéra, Kathryn Stott - Dvořák: Silent Woods: Music for Cello and Piano (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 256 MB | 64:35
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

Antonín Dvorák famously complained about the sound of the cello, but if he had heard this album by Swiss-born cellist Christian Poltéra and his wonderfully sympathetic British accompanist Kathryn Stott, he might have written more for the instrument. Most of the music here was transcribed for cello and piano by Poltéra himself, with a couple of small Dvorák originals and two transcriptions by the composer rounding out the program. Poltéra has an extraordinary way with Dvorák's melodies, which require a distinctive kind of tempo flexibility: not full-fledged tempo rubato, but something of the caressing delivery of the café singer.

Alexander Ivashkin, Russian State SO, Valeri Polyansky - Giya Kancheli: Simi; Mourned by the Wind (2005) [Re-Up]

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Alexander Ivashkin, Russian State SO, Valeri Polyansky - Giya Kancheli: Simi; Mourned by the Wind (2005) [Re-Up]

Giya Kancheli - Simi; Mourned by the Wind (2005)
Alexander Ivashkin, cello; Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valeri Polyansky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Artwork included
Contemporary Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10297 | Time: 01:04:56

Giya Kancheli is one of Eastern Europe's most important contemporary composers, respected by musicologists and fellow composers alike. Schnittke said of him: 'His most striking quality…is the rare gift of being able to suspend all sense of time. From the very first note we are released from our ordinary, everyday time-sense to float, cloud-like, in eternity.' The political upheavals through which Kancheili has lived have greatly affected his music, which dwells on a complexity of interrelated themes - grief, fear, solitude, vigil, memory, nostalgia, innocence, intolerance, protest. It is profoundly influenced by the spirit of the folk music of his native Georgia.