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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

Mozart - Pianoforte Sonatas (2005) (Paul Badura-Skoda) (6CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at March 27, 2017
Mozart - Pianoforte Sonatas (2005) (Paul Badura-Skoda) (6CD Box Set)

Mozart - Pianoforte Sonatas (2005) (Paul Badura-Skoda) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1853 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1096 mb
Classical | Label: Naïve - E 8905

This reissue box collects the entire cycle of Mozart keyboard sonatas, plus single-movement works, recorded by Austrian pianist Paul Badura-Skoda on a 1790 Schantz fortepiano that he himself owns. The six CDs included were originally recorded between 1978 and 1990 for a group of related French labels; the budget-price reissue on Naïve is a bit atypical for that label, which has specialized in innovative and lavishly designed full-priced releases. Online retail presentations may not make clear that they are fortepiano recordings, recordings made on a keyboard instrument probably very much like one Mozart would have played himself.
Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn Franz Joseph: Complete Piano Sonatas Box Set 10 CDs (2006)

Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn Franz Joseph: Complete Piano Sonatas Box Set 10 CDs (2006)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,62 Gb | Covers 64 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2006

It is said that Haydn's hands (and brilliant compositions) lifted the piano sonata from the drawing room to the concert hall. Not even Mozart would outdo this Austrian master in this particular medium-and, as for faithful performances of these Haydn masterpieces, no one outshines Rudolf Buchbinder, the youngest student (then age five) ever admitted to the Vienna Musik Hochschule. He went on to an illustrious career as a performer and recording artist, and here are his treasured 1974-75 recordings of Haydn's complete piano sonatas.
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)
Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov - Weber: Sonatas for Piano & Violin, Piano Quartet (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov - Weber: Sonatas for Piano & Violin, Piano Quartet (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:59 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The unjustly neglected piano quartet (J76) was completed in September of the year 1809, which the 22-year-old Weber spent in Stuttgart. It was originally offered to the publisher Hans Georg Nägeli, but he rejected it, advising the composer that it created wanton ‘confusion in the arrangement of its ideas’ and indeed too obviously imitated the ‘bizarreries’ of Beethoven.
Nurit Stark & Cédric Pescia - Bloch: The Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Piano Sonata (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Nurit Stark & Cédric Pescia - Bloch: The Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Piano Sonata (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:09 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Nigh on 60 years after his death, the Swiss composer, born in 1880 of Jewish origin, naturalized American in 1924, remains relatively little known by the general public and music lovers alike. Yet his music, full of lyricism, drama, virtuosity, poetry, has all it takes to please. His language combines tonality, bitonality, atonality, elements inherited from the Jewish musical tradition as well as allusions to movie style American music.
Patrick Gallois, Maria Prinz - Mozart: Violin Sonatas Arranged For Flute & Piano (2013)

Patrick Gallois, Maria Prinz - Mozart: Violin Sonatas Arranged For Flute & Piano (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:14:33 | 308 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573033

The late 18th century was a transcription-heavy time, and it would seem that the substitution of a flute for the violin in Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano would be the most natural thing in the world. Yet it doesn't quite work out that way in this release by French flutist Patrick Gallois and Bulgarian pianist Maria Prinz. The music makes a perfectly pleasant impression; Gallois comes from a long line of French players whose tone alone is probably worth the purchase price, and he's got a lovely way with Mozart's melodies.
La Rêveuse - Dietrich Buxtehude: Sonatas, Johann Adam Reinken: Hortus Musicus (2008)

La Rêveuse - Dietrich Buxtehude: Sonatas, Johann Adam Reinken: Hortus Musicus (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:22 | 409 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | Catalog: MIR 074

This is a genuinely heart warming recital of chamber music from the latter part of the 17th century by the north German masters Johann Adam Reinken and Dietrich Buxtehude, both among the influences on the young J.S. Bach. The two were great friends and shared compositional tastes. Melody is not the issue here, neither is the extroverted passion of Italian composers of the period. This is more the animated conversation of friends sitting around the fire discussing various topics after a good meal.