4 Cello Concertos

Composer: Luigi Boccherini
Conductor: Georg Egger
Solist: Wen-Sinn Yang
Orchestra: Streicherakademie Bozen, Accademia d'archi di Bolzano (Streicherakademie Bozen)
Genre: Concert
Label: SACD
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: no
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 47754-8
Total Time: 78:01
Recording Date: Jul 99
Technology: Hybrid: 5+1 surround and stero high resolution (DSD) technique) + stereo CD layer
Release Date: Mrz 10

Description

This SACD includes four concertos for cello and orchestra by Luigi Boccherini. They are the most well known among Boccherini's twelve cello concertos (G.479, G.480, G.482, G.483) and they have been recorded in the less usual original version. The Swiss-Taiwanese cellist Wen-Sinn Yang, has made many soloist appearances, amongst others with the well known Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lorin Maazel. He performs with plenty of musicality and clean technique. The South Tyrolean orchestra called String Academy Bozen includes excellent soloists from Austria, Germany and Italy and is conducted by its leader, the violinist Georg Egger.

A fresh, alive and wonderful performance that can match all expectations and all comparisons. The exceptional qualities of the recording can be fully appreciated in SACD format.

This recording, which was only presented on CD so far (highly recommended in the press) on ARTS MUSIC, will now also be available in wonderful Hybrid SACD format. 

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
1
I. - Allegro moderato
Cello Concerto No, 10 in D major G. 483, for Cello Oboes, Horns and Strings
08.25 2,00 €
2
II. - Andante lentarello
Cello Concerto No. 10 in D major G. 483, for Cello, Oboes, Horns and Strings
06.57 2,00 €
3
III. - Allegro e con moto
Cello Concerto No. 10 in D major G. 483, for Cello, Oboes, Horns and Strings
07.34 2,00 €
4
I - Allegro
Cello Concerto No. 2 (No.6) in D major G. 479, for Cello and Strings
07.09 2,00 €
5
II. - Adagio
Cello Concerto No. 2 (No.6) in D major G. 479, for Cello and Strings
05.16 2,00 €
6
III - Allegro assai
Cello Concerto No. 2 (No.6) in D Major G. 479, for Cello and Strings
04.20 0,99 €
7
I. - Allegro
Cello Concerto No.3 (No.7) in G major G. 480, for Cello and Strings
07.26 2,00 €
8
II. - Adagio
Cello concerto No.3 (No.7) in G major G. 480, for Cello and Strings
05.03 2,00 €
9
III. - Allegro
Cello Concerto No.3 (No.7) in G major G.480, for Cello and Strings
05.21 2,00 €
10
I. - Allegro moderato
Concerto No.9 in B-flat major G. 482, for Cello, Horns and Strings
09.33 2,00 €
11
II. - Andante grazioso
Concerto No.9 in B-flat major G.482, for Cello, Horns and Strings
05.09 2,00 €
12
III. - Rondò - Allegro
Concerto No.9 in B-flat major G. 482, for Cello, Horns and Strings
05.51 2,00 €

Reviews:

Audiophile Audition (20.01.2014)


There are of course many competitors in Ravel’s piano music to his new release, but few could offer the superb hi-res multichannel sonics of this one, as well as the excellent performances. The 96K/24-bit recording used a set of Shoeps Ambisonic mics as well as a B & K mic. The original recording was made in Italy in November of 2012. (John Sunier)

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Panorama.it (06.06.2013)


The sheer beauty of a work without time

(…) Among these Pillars of Hercules passes Alessandra Ammara, whose Gaspard is inside a brand new album dedicated to the masterpieces of Ravel. I know her from the Conservatory of Florence, mid-80s. A phenomenon, and it has remained. Great, great Alessandra. (Nazzareno Carusi)

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Seen and Heard International (13.05.2013)


The Noble Return of Alessandra Ammara

When seamless pianistic facility is combined with profound musical insight it is called Alessandra Ammara. This present occasion is to celebrate her return to the concert platform following maternity leave and to mark the release of her latest CD (the first in her complete recordings of Ravel’s piano music) (...). I hereby predict that her just launched CD audio recording (ARTS SUPERAUDIO CD 47763-8) will be hailed as a landmark in the history of records of these demanding pieces. (Jack Buckley)

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Audiophile Audition (09.04.2013)


Young pianist Alessandro Mazzamuto shows some daring and flair in this first recording on the German Arts label. Young pianist Alessandro Mazzamuto shows some daring and flair in this first recording on the German Arts label. Mazzamuto has complete command of the keyboard (...). Each performance on the CD was technically first rate, and Mazzamuto is obviously giving the Rachmaninoff his full attention and passion. (Mel Martin)

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Muzyka21, No. 2 (151), February 2013 (01.02.2013)


4 Stars. How much poetry brings this young pianist to Rachmaninoff's music! His design has this delicate, impressionistic coloring (beautiful in Elégie op. 3). (…) However, the vision Mazzamuto's is very consistent, beautiful and artistically mature. Let's hope that the career of this pianist develops in the desired direction and will result in subsequent, no less successful productions. (Łukasz Kaczmarek)

Medioevo (Italy), January 2013 (01.01.2013)


An excellent performance of 'Melodi Cantores Ensemble' and 'La Pifarescha', both conducted by Elena Sartori with sensitivity and masterly skill. (Franco Bruni)

Piano News 1-13 (01.01.2013)


Almost magically (Mazzamuto) draws us into a suggestive pull. (Anja Renczikowski)

musica 242 (Italy), Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013 (31.12.2012)


5 Stars. (Dario Miozzi)

4 Stars. (Riccardo Risaliti)

Muzyka21, grudzien 2012 (01.12.2012)


4 Stars. Enjoy the result of thorough research and careful preparation of music, both of the vocal group and the instrumental music. [This album seems] to be a valuable publishing in 2012 as an initiative commemorating the fourhundredth anniversary of the death of Giovanni Gabrieli. An interesting choice of repertoire, good performance, adequate technical quality recordings that should appeal to music lovers not only old, but audiophiles who appreciate this multi-channel reception in the SACD format in which they were written. (Paul Chmielowski)

ICMA Nomination 2013 (08.11.2012)


ICMA Nomination 2013, Category Solo Instrument

Award Ceremony and Gala Concert on March 18, 2013, in Milan

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