Boccherini Cello Concertos

Jacqueline du Pré / English Chamber Orchestra - Haydn & Boccherini: Cello Concertos (1967/2012) [24bit/96 kHz] RE-UP

Jacqueline du Pré / English Chamber Orchestra - Haydn & Boccherini: Cello Concertos (1967/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:49 minutes | 1,01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Features 2011 EMI Remaster

This pivotal recording features classic performances of late eighteenth-century cello concertos, one by Haydn and Friedrich Grutzmacher’s 1895 arrangement of Boccherini’s work in B flat. The album demonstrates the enormous gifts of Jacqueline du Pre. Recorded in London in 1967, Jacqueline du Pre is accompanied by her husband Daniel Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra.
Boccherini - Cello Concertos & Sonatas, Fugues, String Quintets, Symphonies (Anner Bylsma) [2010]

Boccherini - Cello Concertos & Sonatas, Fugues, String Quintets, Symphonies (Anner Bylsma) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 5cd, 1.59 GB
Classical | Label: Sony | Catalog Number: 88697685192

Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini (Lucca, Italy, February 19, 1743 – Madrid, Spain, May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275), and the Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482). This last work was long known in the heavily altered version by German cellist and prolific arranger Friedrich Grützmacher, but has recently been restored to its original version. Boccherini composed several guitar quintets including the "Fandango" which was influenced by Spanish music.
Steven Isserlis,  Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)
Steven Isserlis, cello; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 09026 68578 2 | Time: 01:15:22

What a versatile artist Steven Isserlis is. Having made his name as a sympathetic interpreter of a wide variety of romantic and modern music, here he shows he can be just as persuasive in eighteenth-century repertoire. His stylistic awareness is evident in beautiful, elegant phrasing, selective use of vibrato and varied articulation, giving an expressive range that never conflicts with the music’s natural language. In the cello concertos he is helped by an extremely sensitive accompaniment, stressing the chamber musical aspects of Haydn’s pre-London orchestral writing. The soft, intimate sonority at 3'06'' in the first movement of the D major is a typical example. The Adagios are taken at a flowing speed, but Isserlis’s relaxed approach means they never sound hurried. The Allegro molto finale of the C major Concerto, on the other hand, sounds poised rather than the helter-skelter we often hear. In his understanding of the music, Isserlis is a long way ahead of Han-na Chang, whose version places the emphasis on fine, traditional-style cello playing. Mork’s vivacious, imaginative performances characterize the music very strongly, but my preference would be for Isserlis’s and Norrington’s lighter touch and greater refinement.
Alban Gerhardt, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Weigle - Pfitzner: Cello Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alban Gerhardt, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin - Pfitzner: Cello Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:29 minutes | 1,21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On this Hyperion's release, Alban Gerhardt performs the three concertos by Hans Pfitzner. Pfitzner's early Cello Concerto in A minor was scorned by his teachers (although liked by the composer himself). His Cello Concerto Op.42 is a beautifully constructed work that derives its material from a lyrical cello solo heard at the very start of the work. The Cello Concerto Op.52 is dedicated to Ludwig Hoelscher, a pupil of two giants of German cello-playing: Hugo Becker and Julius Klengel. As a bonus, the recording also includes Pfitzner's Duo for violin, cello and small orchestra.
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.
Jean-Guihen Queyras, GeorgKallweit - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2011) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/44.1kHz]

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Georg Kallweit - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 706 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Among his many famous and beloved concertos, Vivaldi wrote no fewer than twenty-seven for the cello an instrument that at the time was generally consigned to playing basso continuo. With the genuine virtuosi he had available to him at the Ospedale della Pietà, the Prete Rosso played a key role in the emancipation of the cello. On this new CD of Vivaldi concertos, acclaimed cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras is supported by the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin in a fascinating program that is further enhanced by a selection of highly expressive Sinfonias by Antonio Caldara.
Wendy Warner, Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago - Haydn, Myslivecek: Cello Concertos (2013)

Wendy Warner, Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago - Haydn, Myslivecek: Cello Concertos (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.27 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Cedille

On Haydn & Mysliveček Cello Concertos, American cellist Wendy Warner, a protégé of Mstislav Rostropovich, and Camerata Chicago, conducted by its British-born founder, Drostan Hall, present Franz Josef Haydn’s essential C Major and D Major Cello Concertos, harmoniously paired with a genuine rarity: the C Major Cello Concerto of Czech composer Josef Mysliveček (1737–1781), a Haydn contemporary.
I Solisti di Pavia & Enrico Dindo - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos RV 399, 400, 403, 406, 410, 419, 422 (2016)

I Solisti di Pavia & Enrico Dindo - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos RV 399, 400, 403, 406, 410, 419, 422 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:06 | 139 MB
Label: Decca (UMO) (Classics)

Continuing the wonderful live recordings devoted to Vivaldi's Concert performed by I Solisti di Pavia with Enrico Dindo in the dual role of soloist and conductor.

Sol Gabetta - Elgar & Martinu: Cello Concertos (Live) (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 4, 2016
Sol Gabetta - Elgar & Martinu: Cello Concertos (Live) (2016)

Sol Gabetta - Elgar & Martinu: Cello Concertos (Live) (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:37 | 127 MB
Label: Sony Classical

Deux concertos enregistrés en direct par le Philharmonique de Berlin accompagnant la violoncelliste franco-argentine Sol Gabetta, voilà de quoi réjouir les amateurs de concertos ainsi que les amoureux du violoncelle. Gabetta commence par le célébrissime Concerto d’Elgar – immortalisé par la regrettée Jacqueline du Pré – enregistré en avril 2014, pour ses débuts en tant que soliste avec les Berlinois.

Christian Poltéra - Dvořák & Martinů: Cello Concertos (2015)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Oct. 13, 2016
Christian Poltéra - Dvořák & Martinů: Cello Concertos (2015)

Christian Poltéra - Dvořák & Martinů: Cello Concertos (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:16 | 146 MB
Label: BIS

Since 2007, cellist Christian Poltéra has recorded a number of acclaimed discs for BIS, of less often heard concertos by composers such as Othmar Schoeck, Frank Martin and Samuel Barber, as well as contemporary classics including Henri Dutilleux's 'Toute un monde lointain'. Across the world, reviewers have been bowled over by Poltéra's effortless technique, but even more so by his communicative skills and beautiful sound, typically using adjectives such as 'glowing', 'lyrical', 'ripe' and 'singing'.