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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Nikolai Lugansky, Vadim Repin - Janacek, Grieg, Franck: Violin Sonatas (2010)

Nikolai Lugansky, Vadim Repin - Janacek, Grieg, Franck: Violin Sonatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:36 | 299 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4778794

Vadim Repin suggests in the booklet’s notes that he and Nikolai Lugansky chose a program for their first studio recording together that mimics a recital in this case, that would be a sonata recital. This sonata the introductory passage, Lento doloroso , of Edvard Grieg’s Second Sonata displays in the duo’s performance a haunting poignancy that their energetic reading of the movement proper hardly dispels.
Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Violin Sonatas 1-3 (2005)

Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Violin Sonatas 1-3 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:06 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7243545731

Is this what Gallic Brahms sounds like? Well, violinist Renaud Capuçon is French-born and French-trained, and pianist Nicholas Angelich, while America-born, is French-trained, but does this make them French musicians rather than musicians who are French? Possibly: Capuçon has the lean, lyrical tone that has been the specialty of French violinists since Louis Capet and Angelich has the lush, lucid tone that has been the specialty of French pianists since Walter Gieseking.
Isaac Stern - Isaac Stern & Yefim Bronfman Play Mozart Violin Sonatas (2017)

Isaac Stern - Isaac Stern & Yefim Bronfman Play Mozart Violin Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 289:33 min | 1.11 GB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 42 | Rls.date: 2017

In another highly distinguished collaboration, the legendary Isaac Stern and Yefim Bronfman perform Mozart’s mature violin sonatas over four CDs. Recorded in 1993–4, several years after the pair first collaborated, the sonatas demonstrate their “excellent rapport” (Gramophone) in these delicate works. The veteran violinist’s only recordings of these sonatas were originally released on four separate albums and are newly united here.
Isaac Stern & Yefim Bronfman - Isaac Stern and Yefim Bronfman Play Mozart Violin Sonatas (2017)

Isaac Stern & Yefim Bronfman - Isaac Stern and Yefim Bronfman Play Mozart Violin Sonatas (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:49:54 | 663 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

In another highly distinguished collaboration, the legendary Isaac Stern and Yefim Bronfman perform Mozart s mature violin sonatas over four CDs. Recorded in 1993 4, several years after the pair first collaborated, the sonatas demonstrate their excellent rapport (Gramophone) in these delicate works. Bronfman and Stern take an approach … that veers toward neither confection nor meat and potatoes, settling rather on a Mozart who is both graceful and tastefully muscular, wrote Classical.net of the third volume.
Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:51 minutes | 1,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff together with pianist Lars Vogt offer an exciting program of Violin Sonatas by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). This new release continues a successful series of recordings of violin chamber works by the artist duo. Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonatas are among the greatest masterpieces in 19th century chamber music. Brahms wrote these sonatas between 1878 and 1888, at the height of his creative powers. With these powerful works Brahms brought the genre of violin sonatas into a new dimension. Included is also Scherzo movement from the F. A. E. Sonata which Brahms contributed to a composite sonata with Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich in 1853.
Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:33 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas represent the supreme challenge for a violin and piano duo, and the drama, visceral excitement and many intimate moments of these masterpieces is superbly captured in these live performances.

Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 18, 2017
Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42 (2016)

Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:12 min | 341 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016

This release completes CPO's complete recordings of Max Reger's violin oeuvre. This extensive oeuvre includes all of Reger's compositional periods, from Op. 1 to his last, unfinished Op. 147. Op. 42 revealed itself as a supreme challenge for violinist Ulf Wallin, both technically and musicially. Wallin quickly realized why Reger, is with no doubt, a master of chromatic polyphony. Reger obviously took cues from J.S. Bach in his compositions as well as lyrical and harmonic design from Brahms and Liszt.
Arthur Grumiaux, Gyorgy Sebok & Paul Crossley - Fauré & Franck: Violin Sonatas (1990)

Arthur Grumiaux, Gyorgy Sebok & Paul Crossley - Fauré & Franck: Violin Sonatas (1990)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 72:43 min | 171 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Philips

Faure-lovers have long prayed for reissue of the two sonatas from Grumiaux and Paul Crossley. And they won't be disappointed. The sound itself is pleasing. And there is a radiance in the playing suggesting an unerring understanding of structure and style that somehow goes hand in hand with the joyous spontaneity of new discovery. The hyper-sensitive suppleness of Grumiaux's shading and phrasing is a particular delight, as is his awareness that just as much of the musical message comes from the piano—particularly in the Second Sonata. As for Crossley, not for nothing has he come to be recognized as one of this country's most dedicated Faure specialists. It would certainly be difficult to over-praise the subtlety of the two artists' interplay in both works.