Boccherini/Cirri Cello Sonatas (Early Music Today)

Cello Sonatas

“Catherine Jones plays with elegance, charm and clarity in her recording of Boccherini and Cirri cello sonatas…Jones explores characters and colours with a delicate touch and a robust wit, and the subtleties of her playing are captured in an intimate recording that effectively recreates the listening environment of an 18th-century salon. One might have liked to hear more of her consistently tasteful ornaments on repeats, and greater indulgence in the variously grotesque and tragic possibilities of chromatic passages, but certainly not at the expense of her obvious nonchalance and poise…this recording – to quote Catherine Jones’ liner notes – amply sends a ’breath of Italy’s light, poetry and optimism‘ to 21st-century London, and elsewhere!”

Source: Early Music Today (Magazine)

Author: J.R.