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Boccherini: Cello Sonatas
Luigi Boccherini, Peter Holman
Boccherini: Cello Sonatas
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Luigi Boccherini, Peter Holman
Title: Boccherini: Cello Sonatas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hyperion UK
Release Date: 3/21/1995
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034571167190

CD Reviews

An attempt at clearing the clutter
D. A. Hosek | Santa Monica, CA USA | 06/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Too often the Boccherini Cello sonatas are given a ponderous victorian reading, with the continuo accompaniment often played on piano. Here, Richard Lester has returned to the original texts as much as possible, noting that the continuo is generally a bass line only or has cellistic double (and triple) stops and has chosen to play the sonatas with the accompaniment being a single cello (or double bass on two of the sonatas). The result is a surprisingly up-tempo and pleasant reading of the sonatas which gives new light to them."
A good CD to listen to while being car jacked...
marcel195 | Victoria Australia | 10/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some of the pieces are a little disappointing, perhaps mediocre, but the good sonatas are GREAT, and Richard Lester's playing is superior to any other cellist I have heard. I want to hear him play everything ever written for the cello. He's a fine musician."
SB | 05/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

This album has been reissued on Helios, Hyperion's budget label.

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