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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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.
Daemion Ensemble & Anais Chen - Francoeur: Violin Sonatas (2017)

Daemion Ensemble & Anais Chen - Francoeur: Violin Sonatas
Classical, Chamber Music, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:40 min | 427 MB
Label: Passacaille | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2017

François Francœur (1698-1787) was, besides Jean-Marie Leclair, one of the most important representatives of the French violin school. He was able to combine the technical virtuosity of Italian provenance with French elegance and smooth melody. The Deuxième Livre de sonate à violon seul et basse continue was published around 1730. The baroque violinist Anaïs Chen presents, together with Daniel Rosin (cello) and María González (harpsichord), six of the twelve sonatas, which, on their first hearing, make you want more music from Francœur.
Stefano Montanari - Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (2005/2007) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stefano Montanari - Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (2005/2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 126:07 minutes | 2.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Arcangelo Corelli, one of Italy's greatest baroque composers, wrote a large amount of music in all the genres popular at the time but it was these 12 Violin Sonatas Op. 5 composed just before the 18th century was about to dawn that really cemented Corelli's fame as the foremost model for violin writing.
V.A. - Mozart: 250th Anniversary Edition - Piano Sonatas & Violin Sonatas (12CDs, 2005)

V.A. - Mozart: 250th Anniversary Edition - Piano Sonatas & Violin Sonatas (12CDs, 2005)
Classical, Piano, Violin | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,93 Gb
Label: Warner Classics

Part of Warner's Mozart 250th Anniversary Edition, this set of 12 discs contains all the complete piano sonatas and violin sonatas, most of the works for piano duet, and several solo piano works. The recordings all date from the late '80s to early '90s and have very good sound. The solo piano works are all performed by Swiss pianist Karl Engel, while the duets are by sisters Güher and Süher Pekinel.