Gramophone 2016

Christophe Rousset - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christophe Rousset - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 123:46 minutes | 2.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Recording 'The Well-tempered Clavier' is a bit like climbing Everest, and this new recording by Christophe Rousset devoted to Book I has been eagerly awaited. With modesty and rigour, he gives a rich, varied interpretation of this monument to Art, revealing its secrets to us in a highly informative introductory text. Performed on the magnificent Rückers harpsichord at the Château of Versailles, Nicolas Bartholomée's recording ideally reproduces the full, fruity savour of this instrument that has miraculously been preserved.
Kazuki Yamada, OSR - Roussel, Debussy, Poulenc. Orchestral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Kazuki Yamada, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Roussel, Debussy, Poulenc: Orchestral Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:54 minutes | 1,33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Vibrant, striking colors, sensuous harmonies and coruscating wit abound in this irresistible collection played by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under the baton of the young rising star Kazuki Yamada. Hailed by Gramophone magazine as a "gifted, budding maestro" with "interpretative nous, strength of personality and scrupulous attention to detail", this is Yamada's four outing for Pentatone following his three critically acclaimed releases of dance music.
Joseph Moog - Chopin: Complete Sonatas (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Joseph Moog - Chopin: Complete Sonatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 76:57 minutes | 680 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Earning a Grammy nomination and Gramophone Magazine's Young Artist of the Year award in 2015, Joseph Moog is one of the finest young virtuoso pianists of our time. On this release, Moog turns to Chopin's piano sonatas. Piano Sonata No.1 is a rarely heard work. It shows the young composer as yet untouched by the influences of Beethoven and the other great composer-pianists of the period. It owes more to Mozart and the late classical period.

Andrew Manze & Richard Egarr - Biber: The Rosary Sonatas (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 28, 2018
Andrew Manze & Richard Egarr - Biber: The Rosary Sonatas (2016)

Andrew Manze & Richard Egarr - Biber: The Rosary Sonatas (2016)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 670 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 44 | Time: 141:11 min

The 'Rosary' Sonatas are one of the most unusual collections of violin music ever assembled and it is these works on which Biber's present-day fame rests. Calling for a different violin tuning, scordatura, in each of the 15 Sonatas - all played here on the same Amati instrument - the full set is a triumph of Baroque invention and 17th-century virtuoso style. The Gramophone Award-winning partnership of Andrew Manze and Richard Egarr meets this challenge with dazzling results.
Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 2,36 GB
2xHD Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt continue their successful series of violin chamber music with this exciting programme of Brahms's sonatas, considered among the greatest masterpieces of the 19th century chamber repertoire. Brahms wrote these powerful works at the height of his creative powers, bringing the genre of violin sonatas into a new dimension.

Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti 4 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at March 14, 2018
Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti 4 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti 4 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:31 minutes | 1.57 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A fourth volume of Domenico Scarlatti's Sonatas from the doyen of French harpsichordists, Pierre Hantaï, of whom Gramophone said: 'an astonishing display of dexterity in which the harpsichord he uses (a 1999 copy of an anonymous Thuringian instrument of 1720) and the acoustic help in preserving total clarity. Even at maximum velocity (did Scarlatti and his pupil reach such speeds?) he manages to shape his phrases with micro-second dwellings.
Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Light: Scriabin & Stockhausen (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-UP

Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Light: Scriabin, Stockhausen (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:22 minutes | 530 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Light is the ideal follow up to Vanessa Benelli Mosells debut album on Decca, [R]evolution. This new album includes music by Alexander Scriabin as well as by her mentor, Karlheinz Stockhausen, thus putting together two composers both considered visionaries in their respective different historical periods.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 556 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 506 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10925(3) | Time: 03:31:45

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s fascinating journey through Beethoven’s complete sonatas now comes to an end with this third volume. The prodigious exploration reaches its culmination in this three-disc set – sold for the price of 2 CDs as were its two predecessors – featuring the most mature and exploratory of Beethoven’s sonatas, including the heroic, two-movement ‘Appassionata’. Bavouzet’s distinguished interpretations reveal not only the technical virtuosity but also the emotional power of these contrasted works. With his characteristically fresh and energetic, yet expressive and profound approach, Bavouzet captures a Beethoven drawing the contours of romantic keyboard textures that would become the staple of the next generation. This project will also resonate on the concert platform, as a series of recitals will take it to the most significant venues around the world.
Zuzana Ruzickova - Bach: The Complete Keyboard works (20CD Box Set) (2016)

Zuzana Ruzickova - Bach: The Complete Keyboard works (20CD Box Set) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 8.08 Gb | 23:11:09 | Scans included
Classical | Country: Czechoslovakia | Label: Erato

A musician of searching intellect, generous spirit and formidable purpose, Zuzana Růžičková is one of the 20th century’s most influential harpsichordists. Central to her career, the music of Bach also helped her to transcend with grace the extraordinary adversity she faced during World War II and the Communist era. “There is something above us, near to us, which makes absolute sense, but we don’t see it. Bach tells you: ‘Don’t despair, there is a sense in life and in the world.’”
Goldmund Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.1 No.1; Op.33 No.5; Op.77 No.1 (2016)

Goldmund Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.1 No.1; Op.33 No.5; Op.77 No.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573701 | Time: 00:56:36

Joseph Haydn claimed to have discovered the string quartet form by accident. His Op. 1, No. 1 has the cheerful five-movement form of a Divertimento, while the glorious and harmonically daring Op. 77, No. 1 was among the last he completed in the genre. Falling between the two, Op. 33, No. 5 is full of rhythmic surprises and a theme that gives it the nickname ‘How do you do?’ The award-winning Goldmund Quartet is considered one of today’s most exciting young European string quartets.