Beethoven Ashkenazy Sonatas

Boris Giltburg - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas: No. 8 'Pathétique'; No. 21 'Waldstein'; No. 32, Op. 111 (2015)

Boris Giltburg - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas:
No. 8 'Pathétique'; No. 21 'Waldstein'; No. 32, Op. 111 (2015)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573400 | Time: 01:09:08

Ludwig van Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas form an unparalleled canon, remaining one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges for pianists to this day. These three sonatas represent Beethoven’s Early, Middle and Late periods but are united in the key of C – minor, for the dramatic and stormy intensity of mood in the Pathétique, and major for the radiant and poetic Waldstein sonata. In his sonata Op. 111 the cycle is completed with music of utmost dramatic tension and the deepest spirituality.
Beethoven · Cello Sonatas 1 - 5 · Lynn Harrell - Vladimir Ashkenazy (2 CD)

Beethoven · Cello Sonatas 1 - 5 · Lynn Harrell - Vladimir Ashkenazy
EAC Rip | Individual FLAC, M3U+CUE+LOG, Booklet | 389 MB | RAR 3% Recovery | RS
Label: DECCA | Cat no.: 417 628-2 | 1987

Andor Földes - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 19, 2017
Andor Földes - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)

Andor Földes - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 153:16 min | 353 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

A couple of years after making these Beethoven recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Andor Foldes remarked that ‘I am not a prodigy and I am not an octogenarian. I just have to be good’. Such plain-spoken reserve might be considered characteristically Hungarian. Eloquence has already released Foldes’s long-esteemed albums of his fellow countrymen Bartók (ELQ4807100) and Kodály (ELQ4807099).
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 22, 31-3 & 101 (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 22, 31-3 & 101 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 584 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitt presents a fourth volume in her acclaimed series of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, which has delighted her fans worldwide. The little-known Sonata in B flat major, Op 22, the last of Beethoven’s ‘early’ sonatas, is recorded alongside Op 31 No 3 (sometimes known as ‘La chasse’, or ‘The Hunt’, because of its tumultuous Presto con fuoco finale). The album is concluded with Op 101, of which the journalist for the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung in Leipzig wrote: ‘Truly, here in his 101st composition admiration and renewed respect take hold of us, when we wander along strange, never trodden paths with the great painter of the soul’, going on to enthuse about the most beautiful colours and pictures in Beethoven’s new Piano Sonata.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 2-2, 10-1, 78 & 110 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 2-2, 10-1, 78 & 110 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 76:06 minutes | 609 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Angela Hewitt has been much praised in her earlier recordings of Beethoven’s piano sonatas—displaying ‘exquisite taste’—and now turns her ‘uncluttered clarity of thought and inspired structural pacing’ to four more works spanning the composer’s career. As ever, Angela’s accompanying notes provide fascinating insights into both the music and her performances.
François Salque & Eric Le Sage - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

François Salque & Eric Le Sage - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 103:13 minutes | 1.89 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Beethoven was one of the first composers to reveal the expressive and technical qualities of the cello, both in his symphonic works and in his chamber music. Some illustrious predecessors (Bach, Geminiani or Vivaldi) had already worked on the creation of an autonomous repertoire of concertos and sonatas for the cello, but Beethoven transformed the former instrument of accompaniment and support of the continuo into a true partner of a music based on dialogue, exchange, and contrast.

Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 3, 2017
Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)

Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:31 min | 219 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

With this programme of four sonatas, the young pianist Rémi Géniet presents a highly judicious selection that enables listeners to enter the exceptional world of Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas, which Hans von Bülow described as the ‘New Testament’ for pianists, the ‘Old Testament’ being Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.
James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 "Kreutzer" (2017)

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 "Kreutzer"
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 61:52 min | 142 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

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.
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 5, 9 (2002) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 5, 9 (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 3.92GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.26MB + 5% Recovery

This SACD transfer of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Beethoven violin sonatas, taken from a series of live recordings from 1998, does not transcend the questionable interpretations. In each of these famous sonatas, Mutter takes excessive liberties with respect to dynamics and phrasing, and while some listeners may appreciate the thought and care she puts into these readings, it sounds as if she is trying a bit too hard to be “musical”. For example, just before the exposition repeat of the “Spring” sonata, several instances of disproportionate agogic pauses, inconsistent use of vibrato, random adherences to sforzando markings, and a sporadic disregard for (or recasting of) dynamics combine to produce an overly fussy performance that lacks momentum and a sense of direction.
Jonathan Biss - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Nos. 9, 13 & 29 "Hammerklavier") (2017)

Jonathan Biss - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Nos. 9, 13 & 29 "Hammerklavier") (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:47 | 157 MB
Label: JB Recording | Release Year: 2017

Pianist Jonathan Biss is established as an artist at the highest level in the USA and in Europe and appears on regular basis with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony orchestras. In Europe, he has appeared twice with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Berlin Staatskapelle, Dresden Staatskapelle and Leipzig Gewandhaus. Jonathan Biss is a committed recitalist and chamber musician. He is a regular guest at Carnegie Hall and also plays in the major recital series in the US and in Europe.