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 …….
John Palmer @ Allmusic
Lydia Mordkovitch Plays Violin Sonatas with Gerhard Oppitz at the Piano (2002)

Lydia Mordkovitch Plays Violin Sonatas with Gerhard Oppitz at the Piano (2002)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 1.12 GB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Chandos | 4CD

Russian-born Lydia Mordkovitch has become one of the leading British violinists from the latter half of the twentieth century. A David Oistrakh protégée who has lived in England since 1980, she is quite eclectic in her repertory, playing a varied selection of works by composers…

Arnold Bax - Tone Poems, Vol. 1 (2006)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at Nov. 3, 2010
Arnold Bax - Tone Poems, Vol. 1 (2006)

Arnold Bax - Tone Poems, Vol. 1 (2006)
Arnold Bax (Composer), Vernon Handley (Conductor), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 290 MB | +PDF booklet
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 176 MB
Classical/Symphonic | Chandos | 75:41

This disc is conducted by Gramophone award-winner Vernon Handley, famous for his Bax interpretations and includes the rarely recorded Sinfonietta. "'These four orchestral pieces by Arnold Bax make for dangerous listening: you’ll be battered by storms and swept out to sea. Given Bax’s chromatic language and avoidance of clear-cut design you risk losing consciousness too: this isn’t a disc for continuous listening. Still Handley loves such opulent music; the BBC Philharmonic radiate in Chandos’ rich sound; and two pieces, November Woods and The Garden of Fand, are among Bax’s most seductive." (The Times)
Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10667

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.
Beethoven - Complete Violin Sonatas (Augustin Dumay, Maria Joao Pires) (2002) (3CD Box Set) (REPOST)

Beethoven - Complete Violin Sonatas (Augustin Dumay, Maria Joao Pires) (2002) (3CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 891 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 534 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 471 495-2

Dumay and Pires have made some outstanding recordings.. and this new set of Beethoven's complete works in the same genre.. belongs among the very best available.
Make no mistake, this is chamber music playing of the first order, and a major contribution to the Beethoven discography–a set to be savored and enjoyed many times over
Liana Mosca & Pierre Goy - Boccherini: 6 Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (2017)

Liana Mosca & Pierre Goy - Boccherini: 6 Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:37:36 | 226 MB
Label: Stradivarius

Published in Paris in 1768, the Sei Sonate, Op. 5 (G 25-30), are Boccherini's first compositions for keyboard, probably inspired by the playing of their dedicatee Mme. Brillon de Jouy, who Charles Burney considered to be one of the greatest keyboard players in Europe at that time. Boccherini met her while staying in Paris in 1767-1768 (from whence he had intended to go to London). This intimate friend of Benjamin Franklin Owned several harpsichords and 'new' pianos, including one sent from London by Johann Christian Bach, similar to the square piano made by Frederick Beck recorded here. Violinist Liana Mosca began studying her instrument at the Suzuki Talent Center in Turin. She received her degree at the Milan Conservatory, and began winning international competitions in 1987. She has recorded for several labels, and currently teaches at the Accademia Suzuki in Turin and is a Teacher Trainer with the Italian Suzuki Institute.
Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10762

Jennifer Pike, who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition at the tender age of 12, appears to have survived the perils of prodigyhood and entered her early twenties with musical intelligence intact. Here she offers a terrific program of music from the middle of the 19th century; all of it is abstract, but it brings vividly to mind the crucial trio of creative figures who met in the early 1850s: the ailing Robert Schumann, his musically frustrated wife Clara, and the young Johannes Brahms, mooning over the latter.
Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr, Jaap ter Linden - J.S.Bach: Violin Sonatas (2000) (Repost)

Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr, Jaap ter Linden - J.S.Bach: Violin Sonatas (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:35:36 | 918 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 907250.51

Andrew Manze has been called "the Grappelli of the Baroque violin" because of the improvisatory liveliness of his approach; however, he can just as easily change personalities. Sometimes he pads along with sinewy grace like a panther ready to spring (the Preludio to BWV 1023, for example), sometimes he goes for a much more relaxed cantabile line, and sometimes he plays with a sparkling and infectious sense of fun (Presto, BWV 1021).
Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)

Johannes Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff (violin) & Lars Vogt (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE12842 | Time: 01:12:48

Recording of the Month, Gramophone Magazine, September 2016. Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff, together with pianist Lars Vogt, offers an exciting program of Violin Sonatas by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). This new release continues a successful series of recordings of violin chamber works by the duo. Johannes Brahms’s Violin Sonatas are among the greatest masterpieces in 19th-century chamber music. Brahms wrote these sonatas between 1878 and 1888,at the height of his creative powers. With these powerful works Brahms brought the genre of violin sonatas into a new dimension. Included is also Scherzo movement from the F. A. E. Sonata which Brahms contributed to a composite sonata with Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich in 1853.