Arnold Bax: Violin Sonatas

Arnold Bax: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2007)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at Nov. 13, 2010
Arnold Bax: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2007)

Arnold Bax: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2007)
Laurence Jackson (Violin), Ashley Wass (Piano)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 277 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 169 MB
Classical/Chamber | Naxos | 73:24

Bax's second violin sonata is one of the most nuanced, subtly inflected duos ever written, requiring everything from gutsy, sweeping gestures to ethereal harmonics, all couched in a richly chromatic idiom that pushed tonality in new directions. Those who know Bax's "November Woods" will recognize the close kinship of this sonata with the seminal orchestral work. Jackson has the measure of this music and plays it all with a stunning tonal palette, ably matched by Wass. Reproduced on a good system and with proper volume levels, there is nothing reticent in this bold performance.

Arnold Bax - Violin Concerto, etc.  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Aug. 18, 2012
Arnold Bax - Violin Concerto, etc.

Arnold Bax - Violin Concerto, etc.
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 448 Mb
Label: Chandos - Date: 1991

By the time Bax began composing his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in 1937, he had written six symphonies and numerous works for combinations of solo instruments and orchestra, only two of which, the Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra and the Cello Concerto, are actual concertos. (The pieces for piano and orchestra are more akin to Bax's tone poems than to genuine concertos.) Bax began the concerto in June 1937, finishing the short score in October. The piece was completed …….
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Thomas Schrott & Piero Barbareschi - Rheinberger: Complete Violin Sonatas (2018)

Thomas Schrott & Piero Barbareschi - Rheinberger: Complete Violin Sonatas (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 217 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 09 | Time: 45:14 min

When a composer is as well-known as Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901), it’s extraordinary to think that there remain first recordings to be made of substantial parts of their catalogue. Yet this album presents the premiere on CD of two highly appealing Romantic violin sonatas which fill out our understanding of Rheinberger’s diverse output and deserve to stand alongside many more frequently played works in the genre.
Rémy Baudet, Jaap Ter Linden, Pieter-Jan Belder & Mike Fentross - Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (2018)

Rémy Baudet, Jaap Ter Linden, Pieter-Jan Belder & Mike Fentross - Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 718 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 53 | Time: 119:25 min

This 2004 recording was most recently included in the comprehensive box of Corellis works reissued by Brilliant Classics in 2011, when it received a warm welcome from Musicweb International as a reference set: the playing throughout is accomplished and achieved with a certain nonchalance that suggests the players are very familiar with the music.
Augustin Dumay, Maria João Pires - Brahms: Complete Violin Sonatas (1992)

Augustin Dumay, Maria João Pires - Brahms: Complete Violin Sonatas (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:36 | 311 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 435800

This is an exceptional disc. Exceptional both for the music Johannes Brahms’ three violin sonatas contain some of his most lovely writing and the performance French violinist Augustin Dumay and Portuguese pianist Maria Pires project a strong interpretive vision. The interpretation is more lyrical and thoughtful than typical, with somewhat slow tempi generally. This is married to exquisite – and I mean, exquisite – technique from both Pires and Dumay as well as an outstanding sound engineering job from DG. The excellence of this CD is comprehensive.
Convivium, Elizabeth Wallfisch - Early Italian Violin Sonatas: Stradella, Marini, Castello, Cima, Uccellini (1998)

Convivium, Elizabeth Wallfisch - Early Italian Violin Sonatas: Stradella, Marini, Castello, Cima, Uccellini (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 72:16 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66985 | Recorded: 1997

Everybody will know by now that Elizabeth Wallfisch has a special interest, affection and regard for the 17th- and 18th-century Italian violin schools. She has already recorded much music by the likes of Tartini, Corelli, Locatelli and others with her group, The Locatelli Trio, and also with The Raglan Baroque Players under Nicholas Kraemer. Here is a varied and fascinating collection of pieces by some of the lesser-known composers from a generation or two earlier than those composers.
Vineta Sareika & Amandine Savary - Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonatas (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vineta Sareika & Amandine Savary - Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonatas (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:43 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A unique group in his output, Grieg himself established a classification of his three sonatas for violin and piano: the First is naive and prolix, the Second nationalistic and the Third opens up new horizons. The Latvian violinist Vineta Sareika (first violin of the Artemis Quartet) and the French pianist Amandine Savary (both founding members of the Trio Dali) have a capacity for listening and a musical complicity that shines forth in this monument of chamber music.

Yehudi Menuhin - Brahms, Schumann: Violin Sonatas (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 12, 2018
Yehudi Menuhin - Brahms, Schumann: Violin Sonatas (2003)

Yehudi Menuhin - Brahms, Schumann: Violin Sonatas (2003)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:14:41 | 161 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.110771

Three sonatas recorded by the young Yehudi Menuhin in happy times - particularly happy, as his younger sister Hephzibah is his pianist in all three. I'm not sure that he ever recorded the two beautiful Brahms sonatas again ; certainly not the Schumann, the quite unfamiliar second sonata. Its unfamiliarity is unmerited - Menuhin was bowled over by it when he came across it, and the performance is white hot, very committed though also fully under control.
Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Askenazy - Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas (2002)

Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Askenazy - Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas (2002)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:58:50 | 1,02 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: London | Catalog: 421453

There are two really famous Beethoven violin sonatas, the Kreutzer and the Spring. The Kreutzer Sonata inspired the story by Leo Tolstoy, which in turn became the subject of Janácek's First String Quartet, so if you're into comparative studies in the arts, there's a thesis topic for you! The Spring Sonata was featured in Woody Allen's Love and Death, among other places. And perhaps most intriguingly of all, the scherzo of the late sonata, Op. 96, turns up quite clearly in the third movement of Mahler's Second Symphony.

Itzhak Perlman - Rediscovered: Violin Sonatas (2004) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 6, 2018
Itzhak Perlman - Rediscovered: Violin Sonatas (2004) (Repost)

Itzhak Perlman - Rediscovered: Violin Sonatas (2004)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:18 | 311 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: 62516

Fans of great violin playing naturally will want to hear this outstanding sampling of the art of the young Itzhak Perlman, most of which has never been released on CD. The violinist blasts through Paganini's Caprices Nos. 1, 16, and (of course) 24 with scrupulous technique and a total lack of inhibition. In the remaining works he's well partnered by pianist David Garvey, best known for his work with soprano Leontyne Price.