Bowen Viola Sonatas

Sara Mingardo, Luca Sanzò & Maurizio Paciariello - Brahms: Viola Sonatas, Op. 120, 2 Gesänge, Op. 91 (2016)

Sara Mingardo, Luca Sanzò & Maurizio Paciariello - Brahms: Viola Sonatas, Op. 120, 2 Gesänge, Op. 91 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:06 | 134 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

This new recording contains Brahms complete music in which the viola plays a solo part: the two Sonatas Op. 120 and the 2 Gesänge Op. 91, for alto, viola and piano. Brahms two viola sonatas are masterworks of his late style: the perfect handling of the sonata form sets the structure for autumnal reminiscenses and melancholic introspection, alternated by either passionate or tender interludes. Beautiful performances by violist Luca Sanzo and pianist Maurizio Paciariello, who made an excellent recording of Hindemiths Viola Sonatas for Brilliant Classics (BC94782): Strong performance.a real winner (Musicweb). A special treat is the voice of Sara Mingardo in the Zwei Gesänge, one of the foremost altos of today, who sung with Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, MyungWhunChung, Rinaldo Alessandrini.
Viola Sonatas: Glinka, Roslavets, Shostakovich / Yuri Bashmet,  Mikhail Muntian (1992)

Viola Sonatas: Glinka, Roslavets, Shostakovich / Yuri Bashmet, Mikhail Muntian (1992)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 217 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Red Seal | Time: 67:24

Yuri Bashmet is the founder and jury chair of Russia´s only International Viola Competition (Moscow) as well as president of the International Lionel Tertis Viola Competition in the United Kingdom. He is the recipient of various awards and regalia from Russia as well as from other nations. In 1995, he received the Sonnings Musikfond Prize, one of the most prestigious in the world, which was conferred in Copenhagen. Previous recipients of this award include Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Arthur Rubinstein, Dmitry Shostakovich, Mstislav Rostropovich, Svyatoslav Rikhter and Gidon Kremer.

Fyodor Druzhinin - Russian Viola Sonatas (2004)  Music

Posted by OkTeM06 at July 19, 2010
Fyodor Druzhinin - Russian Viola Sonatas (2004)

Fyodor Druzhinin - Russian Viola Sonatas (2004)
EAC Rip | Flac tracks, Cue + Log | 328 MB | 77:52 Min | %5 Recovery | FS, RS
Genre: Classic | Label: Melodiya

Brahms: Viola Sonatas; Two Songs - Yuri Bashmet  

Posted by Floria_Tosca at Feb. 7, 2009
Brahms: Viola Sonatas; Two Songs - Yuri Bashmet

Brahms: Viola Sonatas; Two Songs - Yuri Bashmet
Label: RCA Victor Europe | ASIN: B000023YR1 | Ape + covers | 233 MB
Shostakovich: Sonatas for Violin and Viola / Kagan, Richter, Bashmet (2003)

Shostakovich: Sonatas for Violin and Viola / Kagan, Richter, Bashmet (2003)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 265 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Regis | Time: 67:59

These live recordings from 1985 are fantastic treasures. The Moscow Studio Archives release may now be unavailable – perhaps this Regis version is now easier to obtain. Oleg Kagan plays the Violin Sonata (1968) and Yuri Bashmet plays the Viola Sonata (1975), which was Shostakovich's last work, both accompanied by the great Sviatoslav Richter on piano…
Hindemith - Trauermusik; Britten - Lachrymae; Penderecki - Konzert fur Viola und Kammerorchester (1993) [Kashkashian, Davies]

Hindemith - Trauermusik; Britten - Lachrymae; Penderecki - Konzert für Viola und Kammerorchester (1993)
Kim Kashkashian, viola; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1506, 439 611-2 | Time: 00:50:03

This beautifully programmed CD presents three settings for viola and orchestra and a more eloquent statement about the beauty of the viola as an instrument would be hard to imagine (except for perhaps including Vaughan Williams' 'Flos Campi'). The viola finds that middle voice between violin and cello, a rich tone with a built in quality of mournfulness. That quality has inspired the works on this recording and the result is some of the more wistful music ever written. Dennis Russell Davies conducts the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra with the superb violist Kim Kashkashian.

Russian Viola Recital(2011)  Music

Posted by Su_Lihua at Oct. 1, 2011
Russian Viola Recital(2011)

Russian Viola Recital (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 293 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: Sono Luminus | Cat.: DSL-92136 | RS/MU

The viola-and-piano music performed on a CD called “Russian Viola Sonatas” is almost all unfamiliar: every piece here except the sonata by Paul Juon (1872–1940) is a world premiere recording. While none of the works are brimming with Nationalist flavor, each is written in an attractive, late Romantic idiom that is ideally suited to the Viola's dark-hued timbre. Nelson and Inanga have clearly studied these works carefully and internalized their salient elements: the performances not only sound very good but also seem quite idiomatic.

ACRONYM Ensemble - Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali (2014) {Olde Focus Recordings Official Digital Download}

ACRONYM Ensemble - Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali (2014) {Olde Focus Recordings Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (newfocusrecordings.com) -> 349 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Olde Focus Recordings / New Focus Recordings | FCR901
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

ACRONYM is pleased to present the first recordings here of six sonatas by Antonio Bertali, and the first recordings in their present orchestrations of several more. Antonio Bertali was born in 1605 in Verona. In 1624 he moved to Vienna, where he was hired as a violinist and composer at the Habsburg Court and eventually served as Supremus Musices Praefectus of the Imperial orchestra. Following the death of Giovanni Valentini in 1649, King Ferdinand III appointed Bertali Kappellmeister—then the highest musical position in German-speaking lands—a post which he held until his death in 1669.
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006 (2015)

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 738 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 02:38:00
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 548

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola has a reputation for excellence and already has two Gramophone Awards. With a fan base to match, Luolajan-Mikkola is at the top of his game. In Luolajan-Mikkola’s Linn debut, he tackles the pinnacle of Bach’s productions for violinists: the Partitas and Sonatas. Luolajan-Mikkola transcribed these works for cello. His goal with this recording has been to encapsulate expression and emotion according to the character of each movement. A historically informed musician, he performs on baroque cello.
Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68045 | Time: 00:59:48

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr here assemble all the viola da gamba sonatas written by three composers born in the propitious year of 1685: one each by Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, and three by JS Bach. Isserlis plays them on the gamba’s modern cousin, the cello, and the microphone loves his playing, picking up all the nuances and scampering asides from his soft-spoken instrument which can sometimes get lost in big concert halls. Egarr on harpsichord matches Isserlis’s eloquence and rambunctious energy all the way. The dreamy, airy slow movement of Bach’s Sonata in G minor brings telling use of vibrato as Isserlis circles around Egarr, his playing at once idiomatic and soulful. An extra cellist reinforces the bass line in the Handel and Scarlatti, in which the composers give the harpsichordist only a framework; Egarr’s imaginative realisations ensure that even when Scarlatti is at his most repetitive, he is never dull.