Wispelwey

Pieter Wispelwey, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Symphonic Variations (2007)

Pieter Wispelwey, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Symphonic Variations (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:01 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: 25807

This fine recording of Dvorák's Cello Concerto by Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey with Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra is as generous, honest, and compelling as the music itself. Wispelwey has a rich, ringing tone that can ride over orchestral tutti fortes yet still sound fully present in intimate pianissimos. He also has an elegant technique that can accomplish anything the work asks without calling undue attention to itself. These qualities allow him to lean into the work's powerful drama and aching lyricism without dividing his attention. The commanding Fischer leads the rich-toned Budapest Festival Orchestra in an accompaniment as musically interesting and dramatically significant as the solo part.
Pieter Wispelwey, Sinfonietta Cracovia - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2; Britten: Cello Suite No.3 (2009) RE-UP

Pieter Wispelwey, Sinfonietta Cracovia - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2; Britten: Cello Suite No.3 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 61:52 minutes | 3,49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Winner of the BBC Music Magazine 2009 Award for technical excellence, this disc presents music composed by Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich, two striking personalities from recent 20th-century musical history, who were also united by an intimate friendship. They both also shared reciprocal friendship with the inspiring and energetic Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who gave the premier of both the three Suites for cello by Britten solo and the Second Cello Concerto in G by Shostakovich.
Dvorák - Pieter Wispelwey - Cello Concerto [Channel Classics CCS 8695] {1996, Bonus CD}

Pieter Wispelwey - Dvorak: Concerto for Cello & Orchestra in B minor, Tchaikovsky / Arensky / Davidov
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / Lawrence Renes / Paolo Giacometti
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 525 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Channel Classics # CCS 8695 | Country/Year: Netherlands 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Chopin, Mendelssohn: Cello Sonatas - Wispelwey, Giacometti (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 28, 2012
Chopin, Mendelssohn: Cello Sonatas - Wispelwey, Giacometti (2012)

Chopin, Mendelssohn: Cello Sonatas - Wispelwey, Giacometti (2012)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 305 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | Catalog Number: 4078

Pieter Wispelwey and his gut-string cello partner for a second time with Paolo Giacometti in a programme of Chopin and Mendelssohn. But there is a another great musical figure on this disc – the cellist and composer Karl Davidoff, who studied with Moscheles and Mendelssohn’s violinist and composer friend Ferdinand David. Davidoff’s brilliant arrangements of the Chopin Waltzes Op. 64 form a sparkling interlude between Mendelssohn’s brilliant 2nd sonata, and Chopin’s late and great sonata for cello and piano.
Antonio Vivaldi - Wispelwey & Florigelium - 6 Cello Sonatas (1994)

Antonio Vivaldi - Pieter Wispelwey & Florigelium - 6 Cello Sonatas
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 280 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Channel Classics # CCS 6294 | Country/Year: Europe 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…Wispelwey plays an English instrument by Barak Norman (1710) whose bright, immediate timbre is a welcome asset in these sonatas. An involving issue, enhanced by discreetly balanced and mercifully uncoloured recorded sound.

Pieter Wispelwey - Walton: Cello Concerto, Passacaglia (2009)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at Feb. 11, 2011
Pieter Wispelwey - Walton: Cello Concerto, Passacaglia (2009)

Pieter Wispelwey - Walton: Cello Concerto, Passacaglia (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 290 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 153 MB
Classical | 01:06:19

Walton's concerto was commissioned by Russian cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, whose reputation as a performer was such that he inspired works by no less than Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Hindemith. Though the concerto was not very well received by critics following its first performance, it is probably the result of Walton's singular aesthetic sensibility and place- perceived as an old-fashioned Romanticism in the post-war period. Wispelwey's performance effortlessly shifts through the strong rhythmic passages and the moments of serenity called for by Walton's composition. The recording also includes three compositions for solo cello: Bloch's Suite no. 1, Ligeti's Sonata for solo cello, and Walton's Passacaglia. The CD is book-ended with Britten's Ciaccona (Cello suite no. 2, op.80) which will clearly establish why Wispelwey is considered one of the foremost Britten interpreters.

Chopin / Fauré / Poulenc - Wispelwey & Giacometti  Music

Posted by tropical_penguin at Nov. 9, 2009
Chopin / Fauré / Poulenc - Wispelwey & Giacometti

Chopin / Fauré / Poulenc - Wispelwey & Giacometti
EAC | FLAC + CUE, Log, Scans | 297 MB | RAR 1% Recovery | RS.com
Classical | Channel Classics, 1997 | Pieter Wispelwey (vc), Paolo Giacometti (pf)

The compositions on this CD encompass an entire century; all of them are French. Of course, they do not represent the entire range of a century of French cello music, but on the other hand they are all completely un-German! I thought that it would be a good idea to offer the listener of the late 1990s a sort of double upbeat for the masterly Chopin Sonata, in this way arriving at the 1840s by means of two successive steps. The Poulenc Sonata, although dating from 1948, is more a reflection of the Paris of the 1920s anti-aesthetic decadence and coolly presented cabaret-style sentiment. The work is remarkable for its refined surrealism, tinged with an intriguing hint of Catholic irony and seduction in the slow movement, and the moments in the last movement where the energy, for the first time, acquires a sarcastic tint, succeeded by an even more macabre quality which evokes Prokofiev…..
- Pieter Wispelwey
Bach- Wispelwey - 6 Suites for Violoncello solo (1990, Channel Classics # CCS 1090)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Pieter Wispelwey - 6 Suites for violoncello Solo
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 605 MB | Full Artwork: 27 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Channel Classics # CCS 1090 | Country/Year: Netherlands 1990
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Cello

"Tatsache ist, da Pieter Wispelwey zu allererst ganz vorzglich und spannend, souvern und aufrägened Cello spielen kann. Er tut es mit dem jeweils adquaten historischen Empfinden (…) (…) Ich empfehle jede der zehn mir vorliegenden Einspielungen gerade deshalb, weil jede einzelne ihre ganz spezifische Aura besitz, weil also Wispelwey nie gleich Wispelwey ist. (…)"
Bach - Wispelwey - Gamba Sonatas, Riddle Preludes, Baroque Perpetua (1998, Channel Classics # CCS 14198) [Repost]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Gamba Sonatas / Riddle Preludes / Baroque Perpetua
Pieter Wispelwey / Richard Egarr / Daniel Yeadon
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (tracks): 311 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Channel Classics # CCS 14198 | Country/Year: Netherlands 1998
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"…an hour of wonderfull Bachplaying on an assortment of ‘wrong’ instruments (…) This is an unusual Bach disc, but one which both revels in the music of the moment and reveals its timelessness." ~Gramophone
Pieter Wispelwey - JS Bach - 6 Suites For Cello Solo (2012) [2CD+DVD] {EPR-Classic}

Pieter Wispelwey - JS Bach - 6 Suites For Cello Solo (2012) [2CD+DVD] {EPR-Classic}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 736 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 344 Mb
DVD9 -> 2.73 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 16:9 | Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subs: English, Nederlands, Deutsch, Francais | ~ 52h | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 152 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 EPR-Classic / Evil Penguin Records Classic | 2012 EPRC 0012
Classical / Chamber Music / Cello

OK, are you ready for something completely different? From someone who has already recorded two complete sets of Bach's six suites for solo cello, BWV 1007-1012, no less? Where to begin? Dutch historical-performance specialist Pieter Wispelwey disregards the long performance tradition associated with these six suites, which seem like cousins to Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin but are actually quite different in character (there are no sonatas, for one thing). Even players of the Baroque cello sometimes seem to have Pablo Casals' magisterial recordings in their heads, but Casals is not in the building at all for these readings. They seem to rest on three principles.