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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Riccardo Minasi & Maxim Emelyanychev - Mozart: Violin Sonatas (2016)

Riccardo Minasi & Maxim Emelyanychev - Mozart: Violin Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:34 min | 317 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Tre splendidi esempi di come il maestro di Salisburgo trasformò la sonata per violino e pianoforte in una delle più raffinate forme di musica da camera»: così recita l’adesivo promozionale applicato sulla copertina di questo disco.
Thomasz Aleksander Plusa, Robert Smith, Ere Lievonen & Earl Christy - Pisendel: Violin Sonatas (2017)

Thomasz Aleksander Plusa, Robert Smith, Ere Lievonen & Earl Christy - Pisendel: Violin Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:10 min | 405 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755) was born into a musical family (his father was Cantor), and from an early age he received lessons as a chorister and in violin, his teacher being the famous Giuseppe Torelli.Further studies brought him to Weimar where he met Johann Sebastian Bach (his near-contemporary) and Leipzig, where he met Telemann. In 1712 he joined the famous court orchestra of Dresden, where he stayed till his death in 1755.
James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 "Kreutzer" (2017)

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 "Kreutzer"
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 61:52 min | 142 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

The duo of old friends James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong has established itself as one of the most exciting of our times. Their albums of violin sonatas by Franck & Strauss, and Debussy, Elgar & Respighi have been praised by critics worldwide. For this new album they turn to Beethoven and two A major sonatas with very different moods. The 9th, ‘Kreutzer’ sonata, is a huge work, heroic and turbulent in character – a kind of concerto for violin and piano.
Lina Tur Bonet & Musica Alchemica - Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 – La gioia (2017)

Lina Tur Bonet & Musica Alchemica - Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 – La gioia (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:13:24 | 309 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Release Year: 2017

Arcangelo Corelli's contribution to the history of violin performance was immense. All six of his published collections of instrumental music demonstrate his exceptional skill as a violinist and composer, but it was in his Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 that Corelli had the most significant impact on violin technique. The Op. 5 collection consists of eleven sonatas and a twelfth sonata with a series of twenty-three variations on the famous ""Follia"" theme. All twelve pieces contain a variety of difficult violin techniques. Lina Tur Bonet is one of the most exciting violinists of the younger generation. She is accompanied by her ensemble Musica Alchemica.
Ingolf Turban & Gabriele Seidel-Hell - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (Live) (2017)

Ingolf Turban & Gabriele Seidel-Hell - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (Live)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 71:10 min | 163 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

To celebrate his 30th performing jubilee in April 2016, Ingolf Turban has recorded the violin sonatas of Johannes Brahms. This artist is proud to offer his listeners something special to stand out from the not inconsiderable competition in this field. Each sonata receives its own instrument in order to develop, in each case, the special tone for the particular voice with which Brahms, as the lover, speaks to his secret beloved - with different 'voices', as it were, all from the same mouth.
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 5, 9 (2002) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 5, 9 (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 3.92GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.26MB + 5% Recovery

This SACD transfer of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Beethoven violin sonatas, taken from a series of live recordings from 1998, does not transcend the questionable interpretations. In each of these famous sonatas, Mutter takes excessive liberties with respect to dynamics and phrasing, and while some listeners may appreciate the thought and care she puts into these readings, it sounds as if she is trying a bit too hard to be “musical”. For example, just before the exposition repeat of the “Spring” sonata, several instances of disproportionate agogic pauses, inconsistent use of vibrato, random adherences to sforzando markings, and a sporadic disregard for (or recasting of) dynamics combine to produce an overly fussy performance that lacks momentum and a sense of direction.
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.