Bowen Viola Sonatas

Daniel Barenboim & Pinchas Zukerman - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas & The Viola Sonatas (2CD) (1975)

Daniel Barenboim & Pinchas Zukerman - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas & The Viola Sonatas (2CD) (1975)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 324.02 Mb (CD1) + 171.25 Mb (CD2) + 15.39 Mb (Scans+booklet)
Classical | 02:04:18 | Label: Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine-Israeli pianist and conductor who is also a citizen of Palestine and Spain. He is the general music director of the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and La Scala in Milan. Barenboim is known for his work with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Barenboim has received many awards and prizes, including an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, France's Légion d'honneur both as a Commander and Grand Officier, and the German Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz and Willy Brandt Award. Together with the Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said, he was given Spain's Prince of Asturias Concord Award. He has won seven Grammy awards for his work and discography. Barenboim is a polyglot, fluent in Spanish, Hebrew, English, French, Italian, and German.
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  Music

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
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.
Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134 - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 (Kagan, Bashmet, Richter)

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134 - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 (Kagan, Bashmet, Richter)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 328 Mb
Label: Gramzapis - Date: 1995

These live recordings from 1985 are fantastic treasures. 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. Kagan, who died at a tragically young age, was a student of David Oistrakh, the dedicatee of the Violin Sonata. Yuri Bashmet was the star student of Fjodor Drushinin, the violist of the Beethoven Quartet, and the dedicatee of the Viola Sonata. These are unmistakably works of the late Shostakovich, brooding and dark.

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.

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…

Paul Hindemith Sonatas  Music

Posted by lazare at June 5, 2006
Paul Hindemith Sonatas

Paul Hindemith
sonatas for viola alone
viola and piano
2 CD
Kim Kashkashian and Robert Levin

MP3-320 Kb/s | APE-EQ|

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