4 Sonatas

Ivo Pogorelich - Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suites 2 & 3; Domenico Scarlatti: 4 Sonatas (1996)

Ivo Pogorelich - J.S. Bach: Englische Suiten 2 & 3; D. Scarlatti: 4 Sonaten (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 573-2 | Time: 01:15:31

While Ivo Pogorelich established his reputation performing mainly Romantic repertoire, his few forays into the Baroque reveal him to be an equally engaging- if not eccentric musician here as well. In quicker movements, such as the opening Preludes of the English Suites for instance Pogorelich's rhythmic control and contrapuntal clarity are simply amazing. Slower movements likewise are handled with remarkable intensity and delicacy. Pogorelich's performances of four Scarlatti sonatas concluding the program as well are wonderfully animated and knowing.
Emil von Sauer - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 4 (Sonatas II) (Marshev)

Emil von Sauer - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 4 (Sonatas II) (Marshev)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 234 Mb
Label: Danacord - Date: 1998

Emil Georg Conrad von Sauer (October 8, 1862 – April 27, 1942) was a notable German composer, pianist, score editor, and music (piano) teacher. He was a pupil of Franz Liszt and one of the most distinguished pianists of his generation. Josef Hofmann called von Sauer "a truly great virtuoso." Martin Krause, another Liszt pupil, called von Sauer "the legitimate heir of Liszt; he has more of his charm and geniality than any other Liszt pupil."
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Mozart - 4 Sonatas for Piano and Violin KV 301/304/376 & 378 - Clara Haskil, Arthur Grumiaux

Mozart - 4 Sonatas for Piano and Violin KV 301/304/376 & 378
Clara Haskil, Arthur Grumiaux

EAC: APE & CUE | Philips | Recorded 1958 | TT 52:42 | Covers & booklet | 241 MB | RS
Christophe Rousset - Domenico Scarlatti: 15 Harpsichord Sonatas (1998)

Christophe Rousset - Domenico Scarlatti: 15 Harpsichord Sonatas (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG | 475 MB | +scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 171 MB
Baroque/Harpsichord | Decca | 72:42

Acclaimed French harpsichord player Christophe Rousset seems to have made only this one CD of Domenico Scarlatti sonatas to date. All but the last 4 sonatas were performed on a single manual Portuguese instrument dating from 1785. It has a silent action, a pungent bass and spicy, rich sonorities right up to the top treble. The other instrument has two manuals and, dating from 1756 England, is closer in time to Scarlatti's own era. Rousset makes good use of the resources the two manuals provide, and accidentally kicks the wooden casing, in K 140. Like most keyboard players who enjoy a challenge, he has a high old time with the frenetic repetitions and hand crossings in K 141 (which M.Argerich did on piano in a famous Youtube video btw)
Gil Shaham - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Violin (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Gil Shaham - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Violin
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 117:20 min | 1.23 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Canary Classics | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2015

J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin are considered by many as the pinnacle of musical achievement, arguably the composer’s most demanding and emotionally penetrating works. After living with, reading about, listening to and playing these seminal works for over 30 years Gil Shaham offers a fresh and vital new perspective on these works, undertaken in 2014 as part of his Artist-in-Residence with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischer Rundfunk.
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.
Ingolf Turban & Gabriele Seidel-Hell - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (Live) (2017)

Ingolf Turban & Gabriele Seidel-Hell - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (Live)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 71:10 min | 163 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

To celebrate his 30th performing jubilee in April 2016, Ingolf Turban has recorded the violin sonatas of Johannes Brahms. This artist is proud to offer his listeners something special to stand out from the not inconsiderable competition in this field. Each sonata receives its own instrument in order to develop, in each case, the special tone for the particular voice with which Brahms, as the lover, speaks to his secret beloved - with different 'voices', as it were, all from the same mouth.
Christopher Wrench – Bach: Organ Sonatas, BWV 525-530 (2009) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Christopher Wrench – Bach: Organ Sonatas, BWV 525-530 (2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 4.14GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.32MB + 5% Recovery

Christopher Wrench commands a broad solo repertoire including the complete organ works of Bach, whilst also working as a liturgical musician, pedagogue & chamber player. He teaches organ at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University & directs the music programme at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Kangaroo Point in Brisbane. In 2008 he was awarded the Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Cultural Award for his outstanding contribution to the musical life of Brisbane.
Maria Perrotta - Schubert: Sonatas D784 & 960 - Grazer Fantasy D605A (2017)

Maria Perrotta - Schubert: Sonatas D784 & 960 - Grazer Fantasy D605A
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 69:38 min | 161 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

The Italian pianist, Maria Perrotta, graduated with distinction from the Milan Conservatoire in 1996; then she studied at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, where she graduated in chamber music. In 2007, she graduated with distinction from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome under Sergio Perticaroli.
Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]

Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 503.65 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD289 | TT: 74’26

Mozart's keyboard works for four hands feature among the most delightful and entertaining of his compositions. Indeed, a favourite family pastime was to play duets on a harpsichord or pianoforte. The young Wolfgang and his sister Nannerl apparently spent many happy hours playing together on the same keyboard. This we learn about from the English music historian and traveller Charles Burney reporting in 1772 : «By a letter from Salzburg (…) I am informed that this young man, who so much astonished all Europe by his premature knowledge and performance, during infancy, is still a great master of his instrument. My correspondent went to his father's house to hear him and his sister play duets on the same harpsichord.».