Beethoven Ashkenazy Sonatas

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
Jan Bartoš - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jan Bartoš - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 128:16 minutes | 1.35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Launching his Mozart debut recorded with the Czech Philharmonic and Jiří Bělohlávek (Supraphon 2017), Jan Bartoš drew to himself a lot of critical attention on an international scale. Those who reviewed the album especially appreciated his rare ability to combine thorough understanding both of the musical architecture and the deep emotionality of the works (a quality possessed also by the pianist’s tutors Ivan Moravec and Alfred Brendel).
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Volume 7 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Volume 7 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:15 minutes | 1.15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This latest instalment of Angela Hewitt’s Beethoven is bookended by the great ‘Tempest’ and Op 109 sonatas. The performances—incentive enough to acquire this release—are as usual complemented by Angela’s own booklet notes which provide real insight into how she approaches these masterworks.
Robert Levin, Steven Isserlis - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Robert Levin, Steven Isserlis - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 138:55 minutes | 2,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In this new chamber recording, Steven Isserlis together with his regular collaborator, fortepianist Robert Levin, presents a magisterial and long-awaited compendium of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano, including Beethoven’s arrangement of his Op 17 Horn Sonata. The use of the fortepiano opens up a wealth of sonic possibilities for these works.
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.