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 …….
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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)
Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos 9 "Kreutzer", 4 & 2 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos 9 "Kreutzer", 4 & 2 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:07 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The adventure began in 2012, when Gilles Ledure, director of Flagey (Brussels), suggested to Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Libeer they should perform the complete Beethoven violin sonatas there. For these two artists, Beethoven was perhaps the first composer in our history to have embodied the values of the Enlightenment in both his music and his life. Haunted by these monuments of architecture and expression, they decided to embark on a recording. Here are three sonatas recorded in the legendary Salle de Musique of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including the famous Kreutzer Sonata. Since his version of the Beethoven Violin Concerto (ZZT 354), Lorenzo Gatto has taken his place among the violinists who matter on the international scene.
Dong Hyek Lim & Ji Young Lim - Mozart & Beethoven: Violin Sonatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Dong Hyek Lim & Ji Young Lim - Mozart & Beethoven: Violin Sonatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 78:09 minutes | 2.79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Violinist Ji Young Lim quickly came to the attention of the international violin scene when she took First Prize of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. The previous year, she was awarded First Prize in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, also winning the Mozart Prize.
Reto Kuppel & Wolfgang Manz - Pauline Viardot: Violin Sonatina - Paul Viardot: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (2017)

Reto Kuppel & Wolfgang Manz - Pauline Viardot: Violin Sonatina - Paul Viardot: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:23 min | 342 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Pauline Viardot, daughter of the famous tenor, composer, operatic impresario and teacher, Manuel García, and friend of Schumann and Chopin, was a mezzo-soprano and composer. Her Violin Sonatina in A minor reflects her operatic background with its long melodic lines. Her son Paul, the dedicatee of Fauré’s great A minor Sonata, wrote three beautifully crafted, expressively rich violin sonatas over an almost fifty-year period.
Dong Hyek Lim & Ji Young Lim - Mozart & Beethoven: Violin Sonatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dong Hyek Lim & Ji Young Lim - Mozart & Beethoven: Violin Sonatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:09 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Violinist Ji Young Lim quickly came to the attention of the international violin scene when she took First Prize of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. The previous year, she was awarded First Prize in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, also winning the Mozart Prize.
Akiko Suwanai & Pace Ennrico - Franck & R.Strauss: Violin Sonatas, Takemitsu: Hika (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akiko Suwanai & Pace Ennrico - Franck & R.Strauss: Violin Sonatas, Takemitsu: Hika (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:38 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Akiko Suwanai (the youngest ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition) and pianist Enrico Pace with a programme featuring works by Strauss and Franck. The duo will also perform Hika by Tōru Takemitsu, marking the 20th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Grigory Kalinovsky & Tatiana Goncharova - Weinberg: Complete Violin Sonatas & Violin Sonatina, Op. 46 (2017)

Grigory Kalinovsky & Tatiana Goncharova - Weinberg: Complete Violin Sonatas & Violin Sonatina, Op. 46
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 128:00 min | 544 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Mieczysław Weinberg is now recognised as one of the outstanding Russian composers of the second half of the twentieth century. Feted for his symphonies and string quartets, he also wrote a sequence of Violin Sonatas crucial to the development of his distinctive and elusive musical idiom. Shostakovich’s influence is evident in the Third Violin Sonata, as are Jewish melodic elements, while the Fourth Violin Sonata is alternately sombre and hectic. His masterpiece is the Fifth Violin Sonata, symphonic in scale but subtle in form, and containing some of his most affecting writing.