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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Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:33 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas represent the supreme challenge for a violin and piano duo, and the drama, visceral excitement and many intimate moments of these masterpieces is superbly captured in these live performances.

Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 18, 2017
Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42 (2016)

Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:12 min | 341 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016

This release completes CPO's complete recordings of Max Reger's violin oeuvre. This extensive oeuvre includes all of Reger's compositional periods, from Op. 1 to his last, unfinished Op. 147. Op. 42 revealed itself as a supreme challenge for violinist Ulf Wallin, both technically and musicially. Wallin quickly realized why Reger, is with no doubt, a master of chromatic polyphony. Reger obviously took cues from J.S. Bach in his compositions as well as lyrical and harmonic design from Brahms and Liszt.
Arthur Grumiaux, Gyorgy Sebok & Paul Crossley - Fauré & Franck: Violin Sonatas (1990)

Arthur Grumiaux, Gyorgy Sebok & Paul Crossley - Fauré & Franck: Violin Sonatas (1990)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 72:43 min | 171 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Philips

Faure-lovers have long prayed for reissue of the two sonatas from Grumiaux and Paul Crossley. And they won't be disappointed. The sound itself is pleasing. And there is a radiance in the playing suggesting an unerring understanding of structure and style that somehow goes hand in hand with the joyous spontaneity of new discovery. The hyper-sensitive suppleness of Grumiaux's shading and phrasing is a particular delight, as is his awareness that just as much of the musical message comes from the piano—particularly in the Second Sonata. As for Crossley, not for nothing has he come to be recognized as one of this country's most dedicated Faure specialists. It would certainly be difficult to over-praise the subtlety of the two artists' interplay in both works.
Gabriel Tchalik & Dania Tchalik - Europe 1920: Violin Sonatas (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Gabriel Tchalik & Dania Tchalik - Europe 1920: Violin Sonatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 82:17 minutes | 830 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The present program features four sonatas for violin and piano written around 1920 by four composers of different nationalities and contrasting aesthetics, a representative panorama of the aesthetic profusion of musical Europe at that time. Here we find the relics and prolongations of Romanticism, the irruption of avant-gardes, and folk music being taken into account, this giving a new sense to the affirmation of musical nationalism.
Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017)

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:35 min | 298 MB
Label: RUBICON | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas represent the supreme challenge for a violin and piano duo, and the drama, visceral excitement and many intimate moments of these masterpieces is superbly captured in these live performances.
Guillaume The Carlock-Combet Duo - Franck, Poulenc & Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonatas (2017)

Guillaume The Carlock-Combet Duo - Franck, Poulenc & Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:18 min | 333 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Sandra and her artistic partner, violinist Guillaume Combet are resident in Philadelphia and since founding the Carlock-Combet Duo three years ago, they have delighted audiences throughout the Philadelphia, Metropolitan and Delaware Valley areas with their musicianship and adventurous programming. Their recitals of French repertoire are always warmly received and their performance on this disc brings added depth to the much-loved Franck Violin Sonata as well as brilliance and freshness to the Sonatas by Poulenc and Saint-Saëns.

Sonnerie, Nigel North - Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op.5 (2003)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Oct. 3, 2017
Sonnerie, Nigel North - Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op.5 (2003)

Sonnerie, Nigel North - Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op.5 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 625 Mb | Total time: 61:41+57:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 62236 2 | Recorded: 1990

If Michel Corrette was a little over-enthusiastic in crediting Corelli with the invention of both sonata and concerto form as it was known and understood in the mid-eighteenth century, Roger North had only to judge by the enormous popularity of the Italian master's works in England in the 1720s to deduce that they would be immortal… Monica Huggett…brings a sweetness of tone and a perfection of technical control that cannot but inspire admiration on their own count, but in combination with such unerring musical insight as is to be found here makes these into quite masterly interpretations… The continuo members of Trio Sonnerie are unerringly tasteful in their playing, while Nigel North on theorbo and other plucked instruments is quite stunningly imaginative. North's choice of the baroque guitar and his playing of it in Corelli's Follia Variations is quite inspired.
(Tess Knighton)

VA - Beethoven: "Spring" and "Kreutzer" Violin Sonatas (2003)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 26, 2017
VA - Beethoven: "Spring" and "Kreutzer" Violin Sonatas (2003)

VA - Beethoven: "Spring" and "Kreutzer" Violin Sonatas (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:07:58 | 782 Mb
Classical | Label: Andante Records

This three-CD set showcases Beethoven's most famous Violin Sonatas in multiple performances by some of the 20th century's greatest violin/piano duos. A virtual master class in Golden Age interpretation, this collection features three performances of the "Spring" Sonata and four of the "Kreutzer" Sonata, ranging from Georg Kulenkampff and Wilhelm Kempff's "Kreutzer" in 1935 to Nathan Milstein and Arthur Balsam's "Spring" in 1950. The set also includes the celebrated 1940 "Kreutzer" performance at the Library of Congress by Joseph Szigeti and Bela Bartók. To recapture the magic of these performances for a new century, rare, pristine 78s were transferred and 24-bit digitally remastered using the state-of-the-art CAP 440 technique.