Beethoven Piano Trios, Op. 70 No. 2, Op. 97

Faust, Queyras, Melnikov - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" (2014)

Faust, Queyras, Melnikov - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 282 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902125

By giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano, it was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century. This album presents the composer's last two works in the genre, Op.70 No.2 dedicated to Countess Marie Erdödy, and the celebrated 'Archduke' trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.
Three eminent Beethovenians, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov join forces here in performances that aim to highlight Beethoven's humour in their interpretation and set a new benchmark in the process.
Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" - Faust, Queyras, Melnikov (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" - Faust, Queyras, Melnikov (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.21 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

By giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano, it was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century. This album presents the composer's last two works in the genre, Op.70 No.2 dedicated to Countess Marie Erdödy, and the celebrated 'Archduke' trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.
Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)

Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68086 | Time: 01:16:08

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt has specialized in Baroque and Classical music, and her Beethoven is about as delicate as some might expect. But there's a difference between applying delicacy to works that are not conventionally played that way, and applying it to already delicate works. There are two of each here. Hewitt runs counter to type in the early Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2/2, and Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10/1. In the Op. 10 work, perhaps a preparatory essay for the tumultuous "Pathétique" sonata that followed in the same key, Hewitt will be underpowered for many. But all is redeemed in the gentler pair, the Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78, and Piano Sonata No. 31 in A major, Op. 110. Hewitt takes moderate tempi in these, infusing a sense of spontaneity into the brief, tightly constructed Op. 78 and opening up the fugal counterpoint in the Op. 110 finale. Hewitt's Bachian training really applies in this work, whose first movement is also particularly raptly, almost mystically done. It's hard to offer a general judgment on this set, but for those buying online, in pieces, know that the last two selections are must-haves.
Angela Hewitt - Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata, Dante Sonata, Petrarch Sonnets (2015)

Angela Hewitt - Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata, Dante Sonata, Petrarch Sonnets (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68067 | Time: 01:14:35

Angela Hewitt’s notes for this important new album describe a teenager’s moment of revelation when she first came to appreciate the epic masterpiece that is the Liszt Piano Sonata. Here we have a heart-felt recording where this palpable sense of wonder is manifest alongside Hewitt’s enthralling technical facility at the keyboard. The programme is completed by the second half of Liszt’s dazzling second Année de pèlerinage collection: the three Petrarch Sonnets and the noble Dante Sonata, the latter composed as a fund-raiser for the Bonn Beethoven monument in 1839.
Andrei Gavrilov, Sviatoslav Richter - Handel: Keyboard Suites, Vol.2; Beethoven: Piano Sonata, Op.31 No.2 (1996)

Andrei Gavrilov, Sviatoslav Richter - Handel: Keyboard Suites, Vol.2; Beethoven: Piano Sonata, Op.31 No.2 (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:00:34 | 479 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 69340 2 3

This two-disc set of Handel's Suites performed by Andrei Gavrilov and Sviatoslav Richter is just as good as their other two-disc set of Handel's Suites but with one big advantage. Here as there, Handel's Suites are models of wit, sensitivity, affection and virtuosity. Here as there, Gavrilov's performances are fluent, muscular, and persuasive and Richter's performances are supremely expressive, wonderfully supple, and overwhelmingly commanding.

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2017
Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:09
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67613

As one of the world's foremost interpreters of Baroque keyboard music on the modern piano, Angela Hewitt has established a fine reputation for impeccable playing and fresh musical insights. Listeners who cherish her award-winning recordings on Hyperion of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach have already experienced her exquisite playing, and they will be delighted to hear this selection of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Bach's contemporary and an innovator whose compositions influenced the development of the Classical sonata. Some of these selections are well known, particularly the Sonata in C major, Kk159, the Sonata in D major, Kk96, and the Sonata in E major, Kk380, which are often anthologized, though Hewitt hasn't packed this disc with greatest hits (with 555 sonatas to choose from, there are many less familiar that deserve attention). Hewitt's performances are thoughtfully phrased, polished in tone, and rhythmically precise with a modicum of rubato, and she is alert to the subtleties that make this music so beguiling. Hewitt recorded these 16 sonatas in the Beethovensaal in Hannover, where she made her first Bach recordings for Hyperion 20 years previously, and the acoustics are nearly ideal for her style.
Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 100:51 minutes | 877 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"He who has heard my music, must free himself of all human miseries." said Beethoven. When Trio Leos recorded Beethoven's Trio Opus 1 more than two hundred years after their creation, they wished, of course, to join that long tradition of conservation and questioning of the great works of the history of music. Beethoven wanted to abolish the bounds of time.
Yehudi Menuhin - The Menuhin Century: Complete Recordings with Hephzibah Menuhin (2016) (20 CD Box Set)

Yehudi Menuhin - The Menuhin Century: Complete Recordings with Hephzibah Menuhin (2016)
MP3 320 kbps | 20 CDs, 22:58:03 min | Covers included | 3,1 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner

The Complete Recordings with Hephzibah Menuhin traces Menuhin's close and inspiring relationship with his pianist sister - a distinguished artist in her own right - through studio and live performances, CD premieres, and first-time releases.
Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1; Hache: Desinstalation (2017)

Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1; Hache: Desinstalation
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 100:51 min | 356 MB
Label: Klarthe | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

"He who has heard my music, must free himself of all human miseries." said Beethoven. When Trio Leos recorded Beethoven's Trio Opus 1 more than two hundred years after their creation, they wished, of course, to join that long tradition of conservation and questioning of the great works of the history of music. Beethoven wanted to abolish the bounds of time. His past modernity is an impetus, a germinating strength which is still available. Christophe Hache, a musician with a wide cultural range (classical, jazz, contemporary music), bears witness to this original shock wave in his Désinstallation. His piece, built on the finale of the second trio, is both resonance and amplification of Beethoven's energy.
Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:40:58 | 231 MB
Label: Klarthe | Release Year: 2017

"He who has heard my music must be free from all human misery," said Beethoven. By recording the Beethoven Trio Opus 1 over two hundred years after their creation, Leo Trio had of course the desire to be part of this long tradition of preserving and questioning the great works of the history of music. Beethoven wanted to abolish temporal boundaries. Its modernity of yesterday is an impulse, a germinating force always available. Christophe Hache, musician of all cultures (classical, jazz, contemporary music), testifies in Uninstallation of this original shock wave. His play, built on the theme of the finale of the second trio, is both resonance and amplification of the Beethovenian energy.