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)
Manfredo Kraemer, Juan Manuel Quintana - Dieterich Buxtehude: Sonatas Op. 1 (2010)

Manfredo Kraemer, Juan Manuel Quintana - Dieterich Buxtehude: Sonatas Op. 1 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:15 | 447 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA1951746

Years before J.S. Bach paved the way toward what is now largely considered the height of the German Baroque, Dietrich Buxtehude was hard at work in northern Germany on his own individual union of the Italian and French Baroque styles. His Op. 1 is a sumptuous, dynamic set of seven sonatas scored for violin, gamba, and continuo (played here by cello and harpsichord). Unlike composers both before and after him, Buxtehude was far from formulaic when it came to the organization of his sonatas, each one having its own unique combination and sequence of movements.
Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, Vol. 1, BWV 1004-1006 (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, Vol. 1, BWV 1004-1006 (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:48 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Isabelle Faust has gone back to the original manuscript sources to offer us her versions of these iconic masterpieces of the violin repertoire. In Bach s time, music for solo instruments was still little explored territory, and his Sonatas and Partitas immediately established themselves as a benchmark, technically challenging and brimming with creativity.

Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas (2014)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 20, 2017
Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas (2014)

Catherine Jones - Boccherini & Cirri: Cello Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:40 min | 417 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2014

Boccherini’s richly decorated, galant melodic idiom is difficult to realise successfully, especially while contending with brilliant left-hand passagework in the upper register, double-stopping and other bravura challenges. Catherine Jones admirably captures the expressive tone, warm cantabile sonority and neat ornamentation characteristic of Boccherini’s playing style. She adopts light, fast bow strokes, phrases imaginatively and performs with taste and finesse, notably in the first movements of nos.1 and 2, and she is eloquent in the expressive slow movements, adding stylish cadenzas as appropriate. Intonation, though, is occasionally wayward and her accounts lack that last ounce of finish.
Musica Antiqua Latina - Corelli Bolognese - Trio Sonatas by Corelli and his Successors (2016)

Musica Antiqua Latina - Corelli Bolognese - Trio Sonatas by Corelli and his Successors
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 51:54 min | 269 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2016

This album presents an overview of late 17th century instrumental music in Bologna, in both da chiesa and de camera styles, composed by contemporaries of Arcangelo Corelli. The evolution from Maurizio Cazzati's Ciaccona, provides an excellent example of the extensive mutual influence of the Bolognese masters.

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).
Igor Ruhadze & Ensemble Violini Capricciosi - Biber: Mystery Sonatas (2017)

Igor Ruhadze & Ensemble Violini Capricciosi - Biber: Mystery Sonatas
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, scans | 304:31 min | 1.52 GB
Label: Brilliant Classics - BC 95291 | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Baroque, Violin

This album is the first recording of the complete violin sonatas by Ignaz Franz von Biber. The violin sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704) have come to represent the pinnacle of seventeenth-century violin playing and composition due to their inventiveness and technical difficulty. Biber is especially known for his extensive use of scordatura, the practice of retuning the violin strings of different pitches than those normally used. This music is played with full technical command and imagination by Igor Ruhadze and his Ensemble I Violini Capricciosi, consisting of cello, theorbo, organ and harpsichord. These artists gained international recognition for their staggering recording of the complete works by Pietro Antonio Locatelli.