Slow and passionate melodies played by John Reed, and reviewed by BASIL RAMSEY
Mona Lisa Sound MLS1
Transcriptions of known slow and passionate melodies for the
cello [listen -- track 8, 0:00-1:14]
in matching mood makes for a collection that catches both
eyes and hearts wherever music-loving sentimentalists abide.
And undoubtedly others besides.
The cello playing here is close to the mood but the piano
accompaniment has less refinement, which sadly is a slight blemish
to the undertaking. John Reed's artistry deserves better. The recording
quality is quite acceptable.
Copyright © 12 July 2003
Basil Ramsey, Eastwood, Essex, UK
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CelloSex - Romantic Cello Music performed by John Reed
MLS1 Stereo 34'57" 2002 Mona Lisa Sound Inc
John Reed, cello and piano; Ruth Reed, piano
Granados transcr Cassadó: Intermezzo (Goyescas); Fauré: Elegy; Debussy transcr Gretchanin: Beau soir; Massenet: Mélodie - Elégie; Granados transcr Reed: Andaluza (Playera); Debussy: Clair de lune (Suite Bergamasque); Fauré transcr Casals: Aprés un rêve; Debussy transcr Feuillard: La fille aux cheveux de lin; Fauré: Sicilienne; Pergolesi transcr Reed: Se tu m'ami, se sospiri; Saint-Saëns: The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
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