Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

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Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2

Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 12, Minstrels

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Popper:

Dance of the Elves, Op. 39

Scriabin:

Étude Op. 8 No. 11 in B flat minor


Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) & Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)

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Warner Classics - Mstislav Rostropovich Cellist of the Century - 9029589229

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Brahms: Cello Sonatas

Brahms: Cello Sonatas


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99


Marie-Elisabeth Hecker (cello) & Martin Helmchen (piano)

Since her high-profile victory at the 2005 Rostropovich Competition (she is the only winner ever to have taken both the First Prize and two special jury prizes), Marie-Elisabeth Hecker has belonged among the cellists who really count in the world.

For her very first sonata recording, she is reunited with her partner both on the concert platform and in private life, the stylish pianist Martin Helmchen, in a programme of Brahms. The combination of the cellist whose playing was described by Die Zeit as ‘moving and instinctively beautiful’ and the pianist whom Diapason calls a ‘master of sound, tempo and articulation’ promises to be a moment of true chamber music, lyrical and brimming with complicity.

“[Hecker and Helmchen] bring to the sonatas a seamless ensemble, producing something truly greater than the sum of its parts…their ability to control energies together creates the natural gusts of momentum and repose Brahms demands” BBC Music Magazine, November 2016 ****

“Both instruments come through clear and unforced, enabling Hecker to take the lead in shaping a performance of the First Sonata that’s essentially lyrical and poetic…this is real duo playing, with each player stepping forward or conceding the musical argument without any grandstanding. That pays rich dividends in the more extrovert and fantastical Second Sonata…you won’t be disappointed” Gramophone Magazine, August 2016

“This is a disc to delight Brahmsians. The two contrasting, complementary sonatas...receive vital, deeply musical performances from the young German duo...the cellist, with her lovely bright, richly varied tone, is never overlaid. Both works surge and sing.” Sunday Times, 17th July 2016

Alpha - ALPHA223

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Brahms: Cello Sonatas and Songs

Brahms: Cello Sonatas and Songs


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Die Mainacht, Op. 43 No. 2

Botschaft, Op. 47 No. 1

Liebesglut, Op. 47, No. 2

Verzagen, Op. 72 No. 4

Sommerabend, Op. 85 No. 1

Nachtigall, Op. 97 No. 1


Gabriel Schwabe (cello), Nicholas Rimmer (piano)

A period of twenty-one years separates Brahms’ two Cello Sonatas. Suffused with lyricism and expressive ardour, the First has become one of his most popular chamber works. The Second is more sober and succinct than the earlier work, yet strikingly original, not least for the wide range required of the cellist to reach unusually high notes from the very low register.

Chosen to suit the cello’s particular colour and articulation, the six songs are heard in idiomatic and sensitive arrangements which stay as close as possible to the originals.

“Schwabe and Rimmer bring lots of drive and energy to the outer movements and they build up the tension in the Allegro appassionata to a powerful climax…fluidity and subtlety [are] far more in evidence in their enterprising transcriptions of Six Songs, all of which are projected with affection and bags of charisma.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2015

Naxos - 8573489

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Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2

Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99


Available now individually for the first time at mid-price, the collaboration of these musical titans produced a benchmark recording that has never been out of the catalogue since its first release over 30 years ago.

“With playing of this calibre, with both artists wonderfully attuned to each other’s responses, every nuance tells and Brahms’s bold melodic lines soar out from the speakers (and the cello seems only just inside them) to capture the listener’s imagination, and provide an enthralling musical experience in each individual work.” Ivan March, Gramophone Magazine, September 1983

DG Originals - 4793767

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de Saram in Concert Vol.2

de Saram in Concert Vol.2


Boccherini:

Sonata No. 6 in A major, G.4

Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Dillon, J:

Eos

Ravel:

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Strauss, R:

Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 6


Rohan de Saram (cello) & Druvi de Saram (piano)

Claudio - CB60052

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Brahms - Cello Sonatas

Brahms - Cello Sonatas


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Dvorak:

Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5

Rondo in G minor for cello & piano, Op. 94, B. 171

Suk:

Ballad in D minor for cello & piano, Op. 3 No. 1

Serenade for Cello and Piano in A major, Op. 3, No. 2


“Isserlis here achieves a beauty, finesse and attack with the cello less evident from his playing 20 years ago: his technique is phenomenal, his bowing at once wildly abandoned and absolutely precise in terms of his musical intentions. He has the advantage of a brother-in-arms in Hough, who treats the score with the symphonic sweep it deserves.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2005 *****

“In 1984 Steven Isserlis made excellent recordings for Hyperion of the Brahms sonatas with Peter Evans; this time he's added some substantial extra items – the two Suk pieces, wonderfully played, are particularly welcome. The new recording is fuller in sound and more realistic; Stephen Hough's commanding playing of Brahms's 'big' piano parts could, one feels, overpower the cello but, thanks to his sensitivity, this never happens.
In the sonatas, the timings are in nearly every case slightly shorter, due not to any very different tempi but because the music now flows more easily, with less sense of effort. Some listeners may miss the intensity of Evans's involvement with the music but the new versions have a wonderful sense of line, and Hough's more detached approach comes with vivid characterisation – seen in the sinister colours of No 2's Allegro passionato, for example, or the limpid, elegant playing of No 1's Allegrettoquasi menuetto.
Only in one place, the finale of No 2, is there the feeling that Hough's fluency creates a problem: repeating the opening theme, he pushes on in a way that detracts from the sunny, contented atmosphere at the start. These are deeply considered, immensely satisfying accounts. Isserlis and Hough make a formidable team.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“Sonically the instruments are equal partners, and musically that's deliciously the case as well, with Isserlis and Hough reacting to every nuance of the other's playing, finishing each others' musical sentences...The timbre of Isserlis's gut-strung cello is another plus” Andrew McGregor, bbc.co.uk, 29th November 2005

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - January 2006

BBC Music Magazine

Disc of the month - December 2005

Hyperion - CDA67529

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Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2

Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99


“Our younger generation of cello soloists seems to favour a tone production which balances a refined upper range with a middle and lower register that's strong and well focused, rather than expansively rich and resonant. Readers will not need to be told that Rostropovich's solo image is definitely not of this ilk: his musical personality is in every sense larger than life and in this magnificent coupling of the cello sonatas, in partnership with Rudolf Serkin, the very forward balance of the recording exaggerates this impression in the most vivid way. By comparison the piano image – to the right of and behind the cello – is more reticent in timbre and seldom matches Rostropovich's rich flood of sound, which isn't, of course, to suggest that Serkin fails to project the music, merely that the microphone placing makes Rostropovich very much the dominating artist. This passionately warmhearted and ripely Brahmsian music-making almost overwhelms the listener in its sheer impact. But with playing of this calibre, with both artists wonderfully attuned to each other's responses, every nuance tells and Brahms's bold melodic lines soar out from the speakers to capture the imagination, and provide an enthralling musical experience in each and every work.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

DG - 4105102

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Brahms Cello Sonatas

Brahms Cello Sonatas


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99


Jan Palenicek (cello), Jitka Cechova (piano)

Cube Bohemia - CBCD2735

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Brahms: Cello Sonatas

Brahms: Cello Sonatas

Brahms on the piano - Vol. 3


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99


Jozef Lupták (cello), Ivo Varbanov (piano)

Johannes Brahms often consolidated his mastery of freshly explored domains by writing two examples in a specific genre in quick succession. His output consequently features such complementary couplings as the Piano Quartets nos. 1 and 2, (Op.25 and 26), the String Quartets Op.51 nos.1 and 2, the Clarinet Trio Op.114 and Clarinet Quintet Op.115, Six Piano Pieces Op118 and Four Piano Pieces Op.119 and, in the field of orchestral music, the Academic Festival Overture Op.80 and Tragic Overture Op.81. A notable exception to this trend is provided by the two sonatas for cello, which are separated by some 21 years and reflect the composer’s changing circumstances: the first is the product of a young man serving notice of his scholarship and maturity, while the second is the work of an older man writing at the peak of his powers with remarkable vigour and intensity.

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ICSM Records - ICSM008

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Jacob Shaw: Debut

Jacob Shaw: Debut


Bloch, E:

From Jewish Life: No. 1, Prayer

Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Britten:

Suite No. 3 for cello solo, Op. 87

Casals:

El Cant dels Ocells (Song of the birds)

trad.:

A Brit in Denmark

and 'Persian Sama' & 'Song of the Burial of Flowers'


Jacob Shaw (cello)

Jacob Shaw, the award winning British cellist, was born in London in 1988. At 19 years old he became the youngest ever cellist to graduate with highest honours from the École Normale de Musique in Paris. In 2008, together with his family, Jacob founded the Festival International de Musique de Chambre en Charente in France. With a vast repertoire and fresh approach to classical concerts, Jacob established "Radical Classic" as an alternative movement to build a diverse and new generation of classical music lovers.

His passion for collaborating with different cultures and musical genres has led to projects with indie, jazz, folk, traditional and electronic musicians. A dedicated teacher, his students have won national and international competitions and he frequently holds classes and workshops in music schools and universities. In 2013 Jacob was appointed International Music Ambassador for Dulwich College International (Asia). Since 2012 Jacob Shaw has been based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“There’s a focus to Shaw’s playing which holds attention, and it flowers in the later recording of Britten’s Third Suite…he creates a rapt atmosphere, and succeeds in building an undeniably profound conclusion, something that has eluded many, more experienced cellists.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2016 ***

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Roven Records - RR90015

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