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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Francesca Dego & Francesca Leonardi - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 10 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Francesca Dego & Francesca Leonardi - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 10 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 87:53 minutes | 1.47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Francesca Leonardi has established herself as one of the best young violinists on the international musical scene. Recently signed by Deutsche Grammophon, her debut album with the 24 Paganini Caprices recorded on the ex-Ricci Guarneri del Gesù was released in October 2012 and received high critical acclaim. She is now recording the complete Beethoven violin sonatas, the final volume to be released in Fall 2015. She is also featured guest artist in Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo's album 'Ave Maria' released by Sony Classical.
Andreas Staier, Daniel Sepec & Jean-Guihen Queyras - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas & Piano Trios (2006/2014)

Andreas Staier, Daniel Sepec & Jean-Guihen Queyras - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas & Piano Trios (2006/2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 473 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 18 | Time: 125:08 min

This double album brings together two recordings that broke new ground in the Beethoven discography. Disc one focuses on the transition from the violin sonata's transition from the Baroque to the Classical, and disc two explores the development of piano trio as it evolves from the Classical into the Romantic. These performances also document the sound of three outstanding period instruments (including Beethoven's own violin!) in superb performances by violinist Daniel Sepec, cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and pianist Andreas Staier.
Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov - Brahms, Schumann & Dietrich: Violin Sonatas (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov - Brahms, Schumann & Dietrich: Violin Sonatas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:42 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A 19th-century ‘trio sonata’. Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov have already given us an acclaimed version Brahms’s First Violin Sonata, in 2007. They now complete the cycle with the other two sonatas of 1886 and 1888, and add a fascinating rarity dating from 35 years earlier: the ‘F-A-E’ Sonata, a collaborative effort by three composers in honour of the great violinist Joachim, who had to guess who had written which movement! He did so with ease, for the Scherzo is as eminently Brahmsian as the Intermezzo and Finale are Schumannesque. Alexander Melnikov will be contributing his take on a score his mother gave him that belonged to Sviatoslav Richter in September BBC Music Magazine.
Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr - Handel: Complete Violin Sonatas (2004)

Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr - Handel: Complete Violin Sonatas (2004)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:43 | 509 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMX 2907259

As Andrew Manze remarks in the liner note for this album, the sonata was perhaps "but a toy theatre in Handel's world of architectural splendours." Indeed, the eight sonatas, with the addition of two independent movements, provide an insight into a world far removed from the imposing, monumental Handelian works known to many listeners. But these works are by no means a lesser manifestation of the composer's genius.
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.
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.