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Steven Isserlis, Lorin Maazel - Strauss: Don Quixote - Complete Works for Violoncello (2001)

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Steven Isserlis, Lorin Maazel - Strauss: Don Quixote - Complete Works for Violoncello (2001)

Steven Isserlis, Lorin Maazel - Strauss: Don Quixote - Complete Works for Violoncello (2001)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 321 MB | 01:14:57
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal

This survey of Strauss cello works includes one of the finest Don Quixotes since Pierre Fournier’s matchlessly aristocratic Berlin and Cleveland accounts. Steven Isserlis first met Cervantes’ “Knight of Rueful Countenance” a decade ago when he recorded the work for Virgin with the Minnesota Orchestra under Edo de Waart. You could take absolute technical command for granted, but what was doubly impressive was the way Isserlis brought out the Don’s internalized conflicts (an old man’s obsession with chivalry nullified by failing physical powers) so vividly. His insights emerge even more potently in this remake with Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian RSO. It’s impeccably delivered, with outstanding solo playing from Isserlis and his equally fine (but un-credited) Sancho Panza (viola) and also from the orchestra’s concertmaster.

Steven Isserlis - Cello World (1998)

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Steven Isserlis - Cello World (1998)

Steven Isserlis - Cello World (1998)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 342 MB | 01:11:49
Genre: Classical | Label: Steven Isserlis - Cello World (1998)

Cello World is a wonderful collection of original works and arrangements from the repertoire of world-famous cellist Steven Isserlis. The inspired line-up of pieces includes Schumann's moving Intermezzo, Leonard's The Donkey and the Driver and Villa-Lobo's rippling Song of the Black Swan. This is the perfect volume for cellists looking for a variety of challenging repertoire.

Steven Isserlis - Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Sonata No. 1, Romances (1990)

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Steven Isserlis - Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Sonata No. 1, Romances (1990)

Steven Isserlis - Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Sonata No. 1, Romances (1990)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 256 MB | 01:07:15
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal

'Concerto!' was a Channel Four TV series that showed participating soloists in rehearsal, in conversation with Dudley Moore and Michael Tilson Thomas and, ultimately, in performance, which resulted in several recordings, of which this is one. This disc is recommendable not so much for Steven Isserlis's Cello Concerto – smooth and intelligent as that is – as for the fillups. The swan has Moore and Tilson Thomas as joint accompanists, elegantly executed, but the items with Pascal Devoyon are especially valuable, the First Cello Sonata full of elegantly tailored drama, the two Romances, Chant saphique and Gavotte palpable charmers, tastefully played; and the headstrong, thematically memorable Allegro appassionato, one of the finest shorter pieces in the cellist's repertory. .

Vesselina Kasarova - Best of Vesselina Kasarova (2012)

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Vesselina Kasarova - Best of Vesselina Kasarova (2012)

esselina Kasarova - Best of Vesselina Kasarova (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 298 MB | 01:03:00
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal

An exceptionally talented mezzo-soprano who stood out even in an era with no shortage of them, Vesselina Kasarova emerged as a popular favorite in the late 1990s, both as a recitalist and as an operatic specialist in the bel canto works of Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Born in the medium-sized city of Stara Zagora in Bulgaria's center, Kasarova attended music school there, majoring in piano rather than voice. She dreamed of a vocal career, however, and auditioned at the national Academy of Sofia. She was accepted and blossomed rapidly as a singer, joining the company of the National Opera of Sofia even before her graduation in 1989.

See Siang Wong - Beethoven Trilogy 2: Childhood (2021)

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See Siang Wong - Beethoven Trilogy 2: Childhood (2021)

See Siang Wong - Beethoven Trilogy 2: Childhood (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:19:09 | 236 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RCA Red Seal

Il existe presque autant d’œuvres de Beethoven sans numéro d’opus (WoO) que de partitions répertoriées « officiellement » par le compositeur. Si la plupart d’entre-elles ne changent pas grand chose à notre perception de son génie, certaines représentent les jalons qui le conduiront à son propre langage, alors que d’autres exploitent des aspects beaucoup moins connus de son travail de créateur. Cet album présente les tous premiers travaux de Beethoven qu’il n’a d’ailleurs jamais reniés puisqu’il écrira beaucoup plus tard sur un exemplaire imprimé : « Ces sonates et les variations de Dressler sont mes premières œuvres ».

See Siang Wong - Fantasia (2020)

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See Siang Wong - Fantasia (2020)

See Siang Wong - Fantasia (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:01:01 | 202 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RCA Red Seal

Als «feinsinnigen Klangmaler» bezeichnete die Neue Zürcher Zeitung den Schweizer Pianisten See Siang Wong. Für das Beethoven-Jubiläumsjahr präsentiert dieser ein interessantes Album mit meist weniger bekannten Werken von Beethoven: die Klaviersonate Nr. 13 Es-Dur "Quasi una fantasia", die Fantasie g-Moll op. 77, beide für Klavier solo. Daneben steht die Fantasie c-Moll für Klavier, Chor und Orchester op. 80, die er mit dem Wiener Singverein und dem ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien unter der Leitung von Leo Hussain eingespielt hat. Beethoven gestaltet bei seinen Fantasie-Sonaten die Form frei und verzichtet auf den konventionellen Sonatenaufbau. Die einzelnen Sätze sind ineinander verschachtelt und folgen ohne Unterbrechung aufeinander. Die Sätze stehen in einem fantasieartigen Einklang und sind eine Vorahnung auf spätere Klaviersonaten, die nicht mehr aus einzelnen Sätzen bestehen, sondern ein einheitliches Gebilde formen.