Catherine Jones – Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas (2014) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas (2014) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz] Download

Artist: Catherine Jones
Album: Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2014
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 01:17:49
Total Tracks: 18
Total Size: 1,48 GB

Tracklist:

01. Catherine Jones – Sonata No. 1 in A Major, G. 13 : I. Allegro moderato (04:04)
02. Catherine Jones – Sonata No. 1 in A Major, G. 13 : II. Largo (04:32)
03. Catherine Jones – Sonata No. 1 in A Major, G. 13 : III. Allegro (03:57)
04. Catherine Jones – Sonata No. 6 in A Major, G. 4 : I. Adagio (04:23)
05. Catherine Jones – Sonata No. 6 in A Major, G. 4 : II. Allegro (06:13)
06. Catherine Jones – Sonata No. 6 in A Major, G. 4 : III. Affettuoso (05:33)
07. Catherine Jones – Sonata No. 2 in C Minor, G. 2 : I. Allegro (05:41)
08. Catherine Jones – Sonata No. 2 in C Minor, G. 2 : II. Largo (04:49)
09. Catherine Jones – Sonata No. 2 in C Minor, G. 2 : III. Allegro moderato (05:12)
10. Catherine Jones – Sonata in G Minor, Op. 15, No. 5 : I. Allegro moderato04:24 (04:24)
11. Catherine Jones – Sonata in G Minor, Op. 15, No. 5 : II. Adagio (02:36)
12. Catherine Jones – Sonata in G Minor, Op. 15, No. 5 : III. Tempo di Minuetto con variazioni (05:14)
13. Catherine Jones – Sonata in F Major, Op. 15, No. 3 : I. Allegro spiritoso (03:34)
14. Catherine Jones – Sonata in F Major, Op. 15, No. 3 : II. Adagio assai (02:55)
15. Catherine Jones – Sonata in F Major, Op. 15, No. 3 : III. Allegro (04:19)
16. Catherine Jones – Sonata in A Major, Op. 15, No. 4 : I. Allegro spiritoso (04:15)
17. Catherine Jones – Sonata in A Major, Op. 15, No. 4 : II. Adagio cantabile (02:54)
18. Catherine Jones – Sonata in A Major, Op. 15, No. 4 : III. Allegro (03:05)

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Boccherini’s richly decorated, galant melodic idiom is difficult to realise successfully, especially while contending with brilliant left-hand passagework in the upper register, double-stopping and other bravura challenges. Catherine Jones admirably captures the expressive tone, warm cantabile sonority and neat ornamentation characteristic of Boccherini’s playing style. She adopts light, fast bow strokes, phrases imaginatively and performs with taste and finesse, notably in the first movements of nos.1 and 2, and she is eloquent in the expressive slow movements, adding stylish cadenzas as appropriate. Intonation, though, is occasionally wayward and her accounts lack that last ounce of finish.

She seems more at ease with the solo writing of the outer movements of Cirri’s sonatas, which emphasise melody over technical display and centre their exploitation of the higher registers and cross-string figurations on more stationary block hand positions. The genial rondo finales of op.15 nos.3 and 4 and the variations of no.5 are especially well characterised and the central slow movements showcase her warm lyrical playing.

Jones is supported throughout by a sensitive continuo team, which offers a pleasing variety of instrumental colours. The resonant recording has fine body and presence, but there are some distracting external noises and the overall production includes typographical and track timing errors. ROBIN STOWELL

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