Arnold Bax: Violin Sonatas

Arnold Bax: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2007)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at Nov. 13, 2010
Arnold Bax: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2007)

Arnold Bax: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2007)
Laurence Jackson (Violin), Ashley Wass (Piano)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 277 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 169 MB
Classical/Chamber | Naxos | 73:24

Bax's second violin sonata is one of the most nuanced, subtly inflected duos ever written, requiring everything from gutsy, sweeping gestures to ethereal harmonics, all couched in a richly chromatic idiom that pushed tonality in new directions. Those who know Bax's "November Woods" will recognize the close kinship of this sonata with the seminal orchestral work. Jackson has the measure of this music and plays it all with a stunning tonal palette, ably matched by Wass. Reproduced on a good system and with proper volume levels, there is nothing reticent in this bold performance.

Arnold Bax - Violin Concerto, etc.  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Aug. 18, 2012
Arnold Bax - Violin Concerto, etc.

Arnold Bax - Violin Concerto, etc.
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 448 Mb
Label: Chandos - Date: 1991

By the time Bax began composing his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in 1937, he had written six symphonies and numerous works for combinations of solo instruments and orchestra, only two of which, the Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra and the Cello Concerto, are actual concertos. (The pieces for piano and orchestra are more akin to Bax's tone poems than to genuine concertos.) Bax began the concerto in June 1937, finishing the short score in October. The piece was completed …….
John Palmer @ Allmusic
Lydia Mordkovitch Plays Violin Sonatas with Gerhard Oppitz at the Piano (2002)

Lydia Mordkovitch Plays Violin Sonatas with Gerhard Oppitz at the Piano (2002)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 1.12 GB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Chandos | 4CD

Russian-born Lydia Mordkovitch has become one of the leading British violinists from the latter half of the twentieth century. A David Oistrakh protégée who has lived in England since 1980, she is quite eclectic in her repertory, playing a varied selection of works by composers…

Arnold Bax - Tone Poems, Vol. 1 (2006)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at Nov. 3, 2010
Arnold Bax - Tone Poems, Vol. 1 (2006)

Arnold Bax - Tone Poems, Vol. 1 (2006)
Arnold Bax (Composer), Vernon Handley (Conductor), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 290 MB | +PDF booklet
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 176 MB
Classical/Symphonic | Chandos | 75:41

This disc is conducted by Gramophone award-winner Vernon Handley, famous for his Bax interpretations and includes the rarely recorded Sinfonietta. "'These four orchestral pieces by Arnold Bax make for dangerous listening: you’ll be battered by storms and swept out to sea. Given Bax’s chromatic language and avoidance of clear-cut design you risk losing consciousness too: this isn’t a disc for continuous listening. Still Handley loves such opulent music; the BBC Philharmonic radiate in Chandos’ rich sound; and two pieces, November Woods and The Garden of Fand, are among Bax’s most seductive." (The Times)
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2010)

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:07 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Detsche Grammophon | Catalog: 001476702

Staples of the violin repertoire, the three violin sonatas of Johannes Brahms, project three entirely different characters: the G major Sonata's solemn, lonely beauty; the exuberance and freedom of the A major Sonata; and the aggressive, agitated D minor Sonata. As much as the sonatas contrast with one another, so to does Anne-Sophie Mutter's playing of them. Her vision throughout this Deutsche Grammophon collaboration with pianist Lambert Orkis seems to be built on creating broad distinctions in dynamic range, tempo, and tone color.

Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez - Bloch: Violin Sonatas (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 20, 2017
Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez - Bloch: Violin Sonatas (2005)

Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez - Bloch: Violin Sonatas (2005)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:08:54 | 295 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: 67439

Ernest Bloch's major works for violin and piano may compel respect, but they might not inspire love or give much pleasure. The violent, unstable Violin Sonata No. 1 (1920) is a bracing expression of the turbulence of World War I, and Bloch pushes the music's tension to incredible lengths over the work's 30 minutes. One may appreciate the sincerity of Bloch's expression and the effort he put in this wrenching work, but still not find it enjoyable or moving for its severity and frequent ugliness.
Cédric Tiberghien & Alina Ibragimova - Mozart: Violin Sonatas K303, 377, 378, 403 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cédric Tiberghien & Alina Ibragimova - Mozart: Violin Sonatas K303, 377, 378, 403 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 119:04 minutes | 2.04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is a series which continues to redefine the standards by which these works should be performed. As before, the music spans most of Mozart’s life, from 1763—when he was just seven years old—to 1782, and (another) unfinished present written for his new wife Constanze.
Lina Tur Bonet, Patxi Montero & Kenneth Weiss - Jacquet de La Guerre: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (2017)

Lina Tur Bonet, Patxi Montero & Kenneth Weiss - Jacquet de La Guerre: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-6
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:46 min | 380 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2017

After the success of her recordings with music by Vivaldi, Biber, and Corelli, Lina Tur Bonet focuses for this new release on the French female composer Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, a protegee of Louis XIV. The six Sonates pour le viollon et pour le clavecin by Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, dedicated to Louis XIV, appeared in Paris in 1707, the year when the models and the most recent invenzioni of the Italian sonata arrived in France, immediately captivating composers such as Louis-Antoine Dornel, Michel Blavet, Francois Couperin and Jean-Marie Leclair l’aine.

Baiba Skride & Lauma Skride - Violin Sonatas & Pieces (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 14, 2017
Baiba Skride & Lauma Skride - Violin Sonatas & Pieces (2017)

Baiba Skride & Lauma Skride - Violin Sonatas & Pieces (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:34 | 166 MB
Label: Orfeo

Baiba Skride is a Latvian violinist, raised in Riga in a musical home with her sisters, pianist Lauma Skride and violist Linda Skride. Starting in 1995, she attended the Conservatory of Music and Theater in Rostock, studying with Petru Munteanu. In 2001 she won the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition in Brussels. She has performed around the world with major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, the London Philharmonic, and many others. Among her collaborators are conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andris Nelsons, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, and Mario Venzago, and chamber musicians Bertrand Chamayou, Brett Dean, Sol Gabetta, Alban Gerhardt, Xavier de Maistre, and her sister, Lauma Skride, who frequently accompanies her. Baiba Skride plays a 1734 Stradivarius, the "Ex Baron Feilitzsch," from the collection of Gidon Kremer.
Daniel Barenboim & Pinchas Zukerman - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas & The Viola Sonatas (2CD) (1975)

Daniel Barenboim & Pinchas Zukerman - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas & The Viola Sonatas (2CD) (1975)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 324.02 Mb (CD1) + 171.25 Mb (CD2) + 15.39 Mb (Scans+booklet)
Classical | 02:04:18 | Label: Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine-Israeli pianist and conductor who is also a citizen of Palestine and Spain. He is the general music director of the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and La Scala in Milan. Barenboim is known for his work with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Barenboim has received many awards and prizes, including an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, France's Légion d'honneur both as a Commander and Grand Officier, and the German Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz and Willy Brandt Award. Together with the Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said, he was given Spain's Prince of Asturias Concord Award. He has won seven Grammy awards for his work and discography. Barenboim is a polyglot, fluent in Spanish, Hebrew, English, French, Italian, and German.