Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen Johannes Brahms Cello Sonatas

Torleif Thedeen, Roland Pontinen - Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonatas (2010)

Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen - Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonatas (2010)
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Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1606 | Time: 01:22:26

After titanic contributions to the cello sonata repertoire by Ludwig van Beethoven, few notable additions were made for several decades. Not until 1862 did the cello sonata re-emerge in the hands of Johannes Brahms. His peculiar First Sonata contains only three movements (the Adagio having been omitted for fear of the sonata being too lengthy) and a finale that all but defies formal analysis. Almost a quarter century passed before Brahms again returned to the cello sonata, this time in the key of F major. The second sonata is considerably more challenging for cellists and Brahms' treatment of the instrument is not the exclusively lyrical, sonorous melodies that one might expect. Rather, Brahms incorporates lots of rhythmic, motivic playing and pizzicato passages and rapid bariolage. A "third" cello sonata, which has become increasingly popular in recent years, is Paul Klengel's (whose cello-playing father was much admired by Brahms) transcription of the G major Violin Sonata.
Torleif Thedéen & Roland Pöntinen - Schnittke: Epilogue - Works for Cello and Piano (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Torleif Thedéen & Roland Pöntinen - Schnittke: Epilogue - Works for Cello and Piano (2007)
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Alfred Schnittke’s use of the elegiac voice of the cello evokes Russian musical tradition and history. His works for the cello were to a large extent inspired by his friendship and close collaboration with the exceptional musicians Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Ivashkin and Natalia Gutman, to all of whom he dedicated works. Rostropovich has said about the composer: ‘As far as I am concerned, the most remarkable thing about Schnittke is his all-embracing, all-encompassing genius… he uses everything invented before him. Uses it as his palette, his colours. And it is all so organic: for example, diatonic music goes side by side with complex atonal polyphony.’
Dobrinka Tabakova - String Paths (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Dobrinka Tabakova - String Paths (2013)
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ECM New Series presents the first full album devoted to the composer Dobrinka Tabakova, who was born in Bulgaria in 1980, raised from a young age in London, and is now a British citizen. This remarkable recording of her orchestral and chamber compositions for strings is richly melodic, texturally sensuous, and often emotionally radiant.
Schubert: String Quintet; Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht - Janine Jansen (2013)

Schubert: String Quintet; Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht - Janine Jansen (2013)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001831602

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen presents a new album coupling two of the most heart-felt masterpieces of the Viennese romantic repertoire. Schubert’s last and greatest chamber work, the sublime String Quintet in C major, is contrasted with the young Schoenberg’s earliest masterpiece, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night).

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Posted by shofar at June 5, 2010
Gubaidulina - Offertorium, Freue Dich

Gubaidulina - Offertorium, Freue Dich
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Label: BIS - Date: 1993