Beethoven Piano Sonatas Brendel 2

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.
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.
Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op 2, 101 & 106 (2014)

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op 2, 101 & 106 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 407 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 332 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1248

Paavali Jumppanen is an internationally esteemed pianist, with a vast performance repertoire spanning from Bach to the Avant-garde. Jumppanen’s performances of the complete cycles of Beethoven’s and Mozart’s Piano Sonatas as well as Beethoven’s concertos and chamber music have won critical acclaim. Jumppanen has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers and has premiered many solo and chamber works for the piano. Of particular note are his recordings of Pierre Boulez’s complete piano sonatas at the request of the composer. This adaptability between musical genres gives a fresh reading of the core classical piano repertoire.
Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)

Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68086 | Time: 01:16:08

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt has specialized in Baroque and Classical music, and her Beethoven is about as delicate as some might expect. But there's a difference between applying delicacy to works that are not conventionally played that way, and applying it to already delicate works. There are two of each here. Hewitt runs counter to type in the early Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2/2, and Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10/1. In the Op. 10 work, perhaps a preparatory essay for the tumultuous "Pathétique" sonata that followed in the same key, Hewitt will be underpowered for many. But all is redeemed in the gentler pair, the Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78, and Piano Sonata No. 31 in A major, Op. 110. Hewitt takes moderate tempi in these, infusing a sense of spontaneity into the brief, tightly constructed Op. 78 and opening up the fugal counterpoint in the Op. 110 finale. Hewitt's Bachian training really applies in this work, whose first movement is also particularly raptly, almost mystically done. It's hard to offer a general judgment on this set, but for those buying online, in pieces, know that the last two selections are must-haves.

Jean-efflam Bavouzet / Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 3, 2014
Jean-efflam Bavouzet / Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2014)

Jean-efflam Bavouzet / Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 3 CDs | Full Scans | 572 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10798

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.
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.
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.’