Boccherini - CC1001
Sonata in D major G.563*; Sonata in g minor; G.562*; Sonata in Eb major G.567*; Sonata in C major G.6; Sonata in G major G.5
For the first release, Cello Classics has chosen to bring out something of a coup, in hitherto unplayed works by the first great composer for the cello to achieve universal recognition, Luigi Boccherini. Three of the sonatas on this disc have been obtained from manuscripts until recently in a private collection, and provide a wonderful addition to the classical cello repertoire.
"Technically....outstanding. Comberti's tone is clean and even, his phrasing impeccable."
"Cellist Comberti has an excellent tone, and clearly has mastered this music. Boccherini's cello sonatas deserved to be discovered by all those who enjoy post-baroque music."
"The three later sonatas on this disc are world premiere recordings and are particularly rewarding compositionally. Comberti brings great flair to these performances which sparkle with vitality, each movement being sharply characterised. The phrasing is tastefully conceived, with a pleasing elegance and grace, coupled with a vivid awareness of dynamics. In addition the recording quality is particularly clear, which suits the repertoire and makes this a thoroughly enjoyable CD."