Arnold Bax: Violin Sonatas

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

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.  

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 …….
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Akiko Suwanai & Pace Ennrico - Franck & R.Strauss: Violin Sonatas, Takemitsu: Hika (2016)

Akiko Suwanai & Pace Ennrico - Franck & R.Strauss: Violin Sonatas, Takemitsu: Hika
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 62:20 min | 145 MB
Label: Decca / Universal Music | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

The Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai studied with Toshiya Eto at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, and later with Dorothy DeLay and Cho-Liang Lin at the Juilliard. With several prestigious prizes to her name, her outstanding achievement was as the youngest winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1990. Since then she has amassed an impressive discography (review ~ review ~ review). For her latest offering she has chosen two sonatas, often paired. Her collaborator on this occasion is the Italian pianist Enrico Pace.
Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr - Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (2002)

Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr - Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:18 + 63:53 | 786 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 907298/99

Corelli's Op. 5 Violin Sonatas have always been admired by chamber music fans; there are a couple of good recordings of them already available. But this new one by Baroque specialist and virtuoso Andrew Manze and harpsichordist Richard Egarr presents the sonatas in such a bright, exciting, and improvisatory light that they seem brand new. During the composer's lifetime, these sonatas were widely played and tremendously influential; there's a good chance that it was assumed that virtuosi took what was written on the page as a starting point for embellishing and sheer showing off.
Maya Levy & Matthieu Idmtal - Grieg: Complete Violin Sonatas (2017)

Maya Levy & Matthieu Idmtal - Grieg: Complete Violin Sonatas (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:04 | 167 MB
Label: Pavane Records | Release Year: 2017

Matthieu Idmtal is a poet at the keyboard. With highly mastered pianissimi he forced his audience to hold their breath, while no single note sounded superficial. When he continued his journey with Chopin he impressed by his undoubtable talent for lyricism, and a spontaneity reminiscent of the masters at the beginning of the twentieth century. A romantic through and through.
Daniela Cammarano & Alessandro Deljavan - Grieg: Complete Violin Sonatas (2015) [TR24][OF]

Daniela Cammarano & Alessandro Deljavan - Grieg: Complete Violin Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 76:41 min | 1.21 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Aevea | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2015

The 3 Violin Sonatas by Edvard Grieg are a mixture of German and Austrian traditions with the Nordic folk. The experience at the Leipzig Conservatory, where the strong influence of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Robert Schumann was felt, and the trips to Italy, especially Rome, where Grieg met Franz Liszt, contributed greatly to the formation of the style of the Norwegian composer. Similarly of crucial importance were the years he spent in Copenhagen where he completed his studies under the guidance of the Danish composer Niels W. Gade.
Bojidara Kouzmanova-Vladar - Brahms: Horn Trio & Violin Sonatas (2017)

Bojidara Kouzmanova-Vladar - Brahms: Horn Trio & Violin Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:17 min | 281 MB
Label: Paladino Music | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Golden Viennese horn sound, full and at the same time tender piano and velvet, emotional violin sound and vibrato is the beginning of this recording which opens the gate to the powerful, romantic world of Johannes Brahms' music. Deep feelings and musical thoughts are presented with technical easiness, keeping the musical phrase and expression in the center of the listener's attention. The only idea this recording really shows off are Brahms' words "I speak through my music".

Midori Seiler - Bach: The Violin Sonatas (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 9, 2017
Midori Seiler - Bach: The Violin Sonatas (2016) [TR24][OF]

Midori Seiler - Bach: The Violin Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 68:01 min | 676 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Berlin Classics | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Midori Seiler has established a multifaceted career on the concert stage, appearing as soloist, chamber player, and concertmistress with several major orchestras. She is one of the busier violinists in Europe, not simply because her highly successful concert activity has also led her into the recording studio, but owing to her teaching duties at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar and her schedule of master classes at various European locations.
James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas (2016) [TR24][OF]

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 68:54 min | 1.13 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

After a rapturous critical reception for their Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas, [see below] James and Andrew turn their attention to three violin sonatas all composed around the years of World War I. The Sibelius 'Berceuse' also dates from the war years when Finland was isolated from the rest of Europe.
James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas (2016)

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 68:54 min | 260 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

After a rapturous critical reception for their Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas, [see below] James and Andrew turn their attention to three violin sonatas all composed around the years of World War I. The Sibelius 'Berceuse' also dates from the war years when Finland was isolated from the rest of Europe. Sibelius was short of money and busy writing the 6th and 7th symphonies, and planning his 8th: the six short pieces of Op. 79 were attractive to publishers who were wary of large scale works with little chance of commercial return during the hostilities.