Beethoven Ashkenazy Sonatas

Arnau Tomàs & Kennedy Moretti - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas & Variations (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Arnau Tomàs & Kennedy Moretti - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas & Variations (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 139:51 minutes | 2.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Arnau Tomàs, cellist of the prestigious Cuarteto Casals, and pianist Kennedy Moretti, record the complete works for cello and piano (sonatas and variations) produced by N artistic director, Santi Barguñó.
Pierre Fouchenneret & Romain Descharmes - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (2016) [24/96]

Pierre Fouchenneret & Romain Descharmes - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 236:33 minutes | 3.58 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The ten Sonatas for piano and violin constitute a monument of chamber music. The first nine, written over a short period, between 1798 and 1803 (the tenth would come later, in 1812), clearly illustrate the composer's journey towards artistic maturity, from the influence of Mozart and Haydn in the first three sonatas towards a more complex, very modern language of which the 'Kreutzer' Sonata is a perfect example.
Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2018)

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 295 MB
Label: RUBICON | Tracks: 11 | Time: 68:02 min

Beethoven’s op.12 set of three violin sonatas had been praised for their technical prowess, but criticised for the abrupt changes in mood, one critic saying (1799) he felt as if he was starting out on a pleasant stroll in the country with a friend, only to end up entangled in bushes and brambles, to return home in a bad mood. Beethoven who was notoriously touchy when it came to such reviews, responded with two sonatas that could not be more extreme in character.
Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:02 minutes | 1.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Beethoven’s op.12 set of three violin sonatas had been praised for their technical prowess, but criticised for the abrupt changes in mood, one critic saying (1799) he felt as if he was starting out on a pleasant stroll in the country with a friend, only to end up entangled in bushes and brambles, to return home in a bad mood. Beethoven who was notoriously touchy when it came to such reviews, responded with two sonatas that could not be more extreme in character.
James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong - Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 'Kreutzer' (2017)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 'Kreutzer' (2017)
James Ehnes (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Onyx | # ONYX4170 | 01:01:55

The duo of old friends James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong has established itself as one of the most exciting of our times. Their albums of violin sonatas by Franck & Strauss, and Debussy, Elgar & Respighi have been praised by critics worldwide. For this new album they turn to Beethoven and two A major sonatas with very different moods. The 9th, ‘Kreutzer’ sonata, is a huge work, heroic and turbulent in character – a kind of concerto for violin and piano. It is middle period Beethoven at its most dramatic. By contrast, the 6th sonata is a serene, introspective work of great beauty which has tended to be overlooked by its more outward-looking siblings. The intimacy of this sonata – especially the slow movement - is all the more surprising as the original finale was removed by the composer, to become the finale of the ‘Kreutzer’. Beethoven wrote the gentle variations to conclude the 6th sonata.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 (2014) 3CDs [Repost]

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 (2014) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 574 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 506 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN10798(3) | Time: 03:37:43

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet returns for the second volume of his survey of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. The project, set to conclude with Vol. 3 in 2014, runs alongside his complete recording of Haydn’s Piano Sonatas. Vol. 1 of the Beethoven series was critically acclaimed, BBC Music calling the performances ‘distinguished and virtuosic’ and Fanfare remarking that ‘his readings will withstand the test of time’. In this release Bavouzet performs the sonatas published between 1800 and 1804. This period marked a transitional stage in Beethoven’s work and the arrival of his middle period. Included are the two Op. 27 sonatas, both modified ‘quasi una fantasia’ that break away from traditional forms. One of these, the ‘Moonlight’ Sonata, features one of his best-known movements, the opening Adagio sostenuto, which unfolds like a baroque prelude with its famous rolling triplets and lamenting melody. The ‘Waldstein’ Sonata, Op. 53 is one of the glories of Beethoven’s middle period and surpasses all his previous sonatas in scope and scale.
Gianluca Cascioli - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 24, 26 & 29 (2018)

Gianluca Cascioli - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 24, 26 & 29 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 221 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 09 | Time: 65:44 min

The career of Italian pianist Gianluca Cascioli was launched with his victory at the 1994 Umberto Micheli International Piano Competition before a jury that included Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, Maurizio Pollini, and Charles Rosen. He has since appeared in the major music centres of Europe, North America, and Japan.
Gianluca Cascioli - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 24, 26 & 29 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Gianluca Cascioli - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 24, 26 & 29 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 65:44 minutes | 2.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The career of Italian pianist Gianluca Cascioli was launched with his victory at the 1994 Umberto Micheli International Piano Competition before a jury that included Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, Maurizio Pollini, and Charles Rosen. He has since appeared in the major music centres of Europe, North America, and Japan.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (2012) 3CDs [Repost]

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (2012) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 576 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 499 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10720(3) | Time: 03:33:50

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is starting a complete, chronological survey of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, to run parallel with his complete Haydn sonatas series. This first box set covers the sonatas composed in the 1790s. Two further volumes, of middle and late sonatas respectively, will follow in 2013 and 2014. Each three-disc box set in the series will be available as the price of two CDs. In a recent cover feature in International Piano, Michael Church spoke with the pianist about the new project and reported: ‘For Bavouzet, the particular pleasure of coming to Beethoven after Haydn lies in the fact that although their basic harmonic language is roughly the same, in Beethoven’s scores the dynamics are clearly indicated, especially where they seem completely independent of the music’s so-called natural harmonic tensions.’ Bavouzet added: ‘The accents are in exactly the wrong place, and that’s what creates his music’s excitement. I am so happy to have these two streams of my work running side by side for the next few years.’

Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 15, 2018
Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)

Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:52 | 183 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4798353

Living legend of the piano Murray Perahia records two benchmark sonatas by Beethoven for the first time in his career. Long renowned for his performances of this composer, Perahia’s brand new recording pairs together two of the most radically ground-breaking of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, in a release that is sure to be a crown jewel of the Beethoven discography.