Arnold Bax: Violin Sonatas

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

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.  

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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Grigory Kalinovsky & Tatiana Goncharova - Weinberg: Complete Violin Sonatas & Violin Sonatina, Op. 46 (2017)

Grigory Kalinovsky & Tatiana Goncharova - Weinberg: Complete Violin Sonatas & Violin Sonatina, Op. 46
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 128:00 min | 544 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Mieczysław Weinberg is now recognised as one of the outstanding Russian composers of the second half of the twentieth century. Feted for his symphonies and string quartets, he also wrote a sequence of Violin Sonatas crucial to the development of his distinctive and elusive musical idiom. Shostakovich’s influence is evident in the Third Violin Sonata, as are Jewish melodic elements, while the Fourth Violin Sonata is alternately sombre and hectic. His masterpiece is the Fifth Violin Sonata, symphonic in scale but subtle in form, and containing some of his most affecting writing.
Nicolas Chumachenco & Daniel Levy - Schumann: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Nicolas Chumachenco & Daniel Levy - Schumann: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2
Classical, Romantic | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 50:38 min | 169 MB
Label: Edelweiss Emission | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

A major new series of recordings dedicated to Robert Schumann, a composer that Levy seems to identify with especial conviction.
Daniel Levy’s interpretations emerge with strength and Romanticism, fulfilling the emotional, intellectual and spiritual challenges of Schumann’s music.
Alina Ibragimova, Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies (2014)

Alina Ibragimova, Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:00:43 | 222 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67514

Sergey Prokofiev's output for violin and piano was quite small, and it would have been limited to the Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor had he not also arranged his Five Songs Without Words and the Flute Sonata in D major, the latter at the request of David Oistrakh. One experiences a degree of discomfort in the Violin Sonata No. 1, which is one of Prokofiev's more unsettling pieces, due in part to its sinister tone and harsh dissonances, but also to its conflicting expressions.
Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang  - Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang - Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:34 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Leonidas Kavakos, the exceptional violinist (Daily Mail) follows his spectacular Brahms Violin Concerto recording by teaming up with star pianist Yuja Wang a prodigious talent, with an astonishing technique (The Guardian) for the great Brahms Violin Sonatas.
Federico del Sordo & Valerio Losito - Telemann: 6 Violin Sonatas (2017)

Federico del Sordo & Valerio Losito - Telemann: 6 Violin Sonatas
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:15 min | 345 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

Rare is the month at present when Brilliant Classics does not release a new recording which delves further into the protean output of that most prolific of composers, Georg Philipp Telemann. In the year that he is remembered with particular enthusiasm, 250 years after his death in Hamburg, the breadth of his achievement can be appreciated more than ever, not least thanks to recent recordings of the recorder sonatas (BC95247), concertos and suites for flute (BC95147), double concertos with recorder (BC95249), oboe concertos (BC95379), and a reissue of the classic account of the complete Tafelmusik (BC92177), which is the modern counterpart to the Bruggen recording that brought Telemann’s name to so many listeners half a century ago.
Hiro Kurosaki, William Christie - Handel: Violin Sonatas (2003) (Repost)

Hiro Kurosaki, William Christie - Handel: Violin Sonatas (2003)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:34 | 364 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | Catalog: 7243 5 45554 2 8

Ornate, opulent, majestic: Handel's music truly exemplifies the Baroque in its elaborate monumentality, which many listeners associate with his vast, dramatic oratorios. Perhaps lesser known, but hardly less significant is Handel's chamber music, which reveals a different kind of artistry, an intimately refined facet of the Baroque spirit. The contrast between the monumental and the intimate in Handel's music is especially interesting since he cultivated chamber music throughout his career, composing works that reflected the development of his style from its Italianate beginnings to the ultimate richness of his late idiom.
Shlomo Mintz, Yefim Bronfman - Gabriel Faure: Violin Sonatas (1987)

Shlomo Mintz, Yefim Bronfman - Gabriel Fauré: Violin Sonatas (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 207 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 423 065-2 | 00:51:49

In the 41 - year gap between these two sonatas Fauré, increasingly beset by deafness, withdrew into a more private, recondite world all his own. The Second, in consequence, has never enjoyed the popularity of the First—and in fact was conspicuous by its absence from the CD catalogue until this welcome new release. Collectors may recall that when Lydia Mordkovitch and Gerhard Oppitz recorded the First for Chandos they preferred to couple it with Richard Strauss's early Sonata in E flat. Comparison of the two teams in the A major Sonata, Op. 13, leaves me in no doubt that the newcomers would be my first choice. In saying that, I don't want to underestimate Mordkovitch. But with her fine-spun, silken tone and sensitively tapered phrasing she is far too often overpowered by Oppitz, who in the resonant acoustic of St Luke's Church, Chelsea, emerges not only too loud but also rather too often the victim of his own over-generously used right pedal. The Cologne venue accorded to Mintz and Bronfman is kinder: though anything but timid Bronfman preserves far greater textural clarity, and never allows his piano to outweigh Mintz's violin unless at the composer's own behest.(Gramophone, 1/1988)
Ulf Schneider & Stephan Imorde - Mozart: Violin Sonatas - "Hélas, j'ai perdu mon amant!" (2017)

Ulf Schneider & Stephan Imorde - Mozart: Violin Sonatas - "Hélas, j'ai perdu mon amant!"
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:02 min | 299 MB
Label: CAvi-music | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The works on this recording form the basis for a recital featuring readings of Constanze Mozart’s letters.