Handel Piano Sonatas

Steven Osborne - Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007) 2CD [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007)
Steven Osborne, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67461/2 | Time: 02:20:47

What the world needs more of is intelligently planned, stupendously played, and brilliantly recorded collections like this one. These two discs contain all the piano works of Michael Tippett, works that come from every period of the composer's very long life except his very last. It includes the youthful, tuneful Piano Sonata No. 1 written between 1936 and 1938 and revised in 1941, the massive Fantasia on a Theme of Handel from 1941, the exuberant Piano Concerto from 1955, the experimental Piano Sonata No. 2, the gnomic almost Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 3 from 1973, and the gnarly post-Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 4. It features a bravura performance by pianist Steven Osborne that makes the best case for all the music, no matter how outré or recherché its harmonic proclivities or rhythmic audacities. Osborne has the emotional enthusiasm, intellectual clarity, physical strength, and sheer willpower to make listeners believe that Tippett is a major English composer and make them wonder why they ever doubted it. With the superlative accompaniment of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Martyn Brabbins in the Concerto and the Fantasia and the sparkling recording by Andrew Keener for Hyperion, this disc marks a major step forward in the Tippett discography.

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 25, 2018
Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:05 | 219 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902202

The Russian-British pianist Alexander Melnikov has recorded Shostakovich and a variety of Romantic chamber music with great success. But nothing quite prepares the listener for the controlled power in these performances of three Prokofiev piano sonatas. The Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82, and Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84, are among the most modernist works Prokofiev ever wrote. They appeared during World War II and are often thought, with some justification, to reflect that environment.
Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1.53 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 09:41:29 | 1.29 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 447 966-2

One of the great cycles. Of the hundred or so available recorded cycles (out of about one hundred and fifteen or so), this rates as one of the best. In better sound than either the DG stereo cycle and the live King International cycle, Kempff's style is more poetic and less intense and fiery than others. Whatever Kempff may give away in terms of speed, power, and precision, he makes up for in other ways
François-Frédéric Guy - Brahms: Complete Piano Sonatas (5.1 Edition) (2016) [Official Digital Download MCH 24/192]

François-Frédéric Guy - Brahms: Complete Piano Sonatas (5.1 Edition) (2016)
FLAC 5.1 (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 95:39 minutes | 5,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Brahms is one of François-Frederic Guy’s favourite composer, he has accompanied him all his life, the first work that he performed in public was his First Concerto. The Brahms Project is, above all, conceived as an amorous dictionary of the composer and not an exhaustive complete recording. It is organised around the piano, the veritable common denominator of an original itinerary combining chamber music, the Lied, the concertos and solo piano works.

Jan Vermeulen - Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete (2CD) (2006)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 18, 2018
Jan Vermeulen - Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete (2CD) (2006)

Jan Vermeulen - Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete (2CD) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 204.94 Mb + 174.77 Mb + 5.96 Mb (Scans) | 65:44 + 55:15
Classical piano solo | Label: Brilliant Classics - BC92441

Jan Vermeulen is considered one of today’s most prominent fortepiano virtuosos. After his piano studies at the Brussels conservatory, his interest and urge for authenticity pushed him into the direction of historical instruments. His pioneering recording of the sonatas of CM von Weber at the beginning of the nineties marked the start of a flourishing career as a fortepiano artist. In that same period he founded the Florestan Fortepiano Trio. This ensemble (later renamed Tröndlin Trio) was one of the first to perform the classical romantic repertoire on authentic instruments.
Claudio Arrau - Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos (1998) (14 CDs Box Set)

Claudio Arrau - Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos (1998) (14 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 4,2 Gb | Scans->110 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 17:03:04 min | 2,37 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Philips

Claudio Arrau was past his prime when, in the mid-1980s, he offered these final thoughts on the late sonatas, but he was still a sovereign interpreter, with a sense of line and grasp of form few other exponents of this music have possessed in comparable degree. Where an interpreter like Pollini emphasizes the energy in Beethoven’s writing for the piano, Arrau conveys its mass, giving these sonatas a symphonic treatment.
Paul Lewis - Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 32, 40, 49, 50 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Paul Lewis - Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 32, 40, 49, 50 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:01 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire.
Antonii Baryshevskyi - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 - 6 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Antonii Baryshevskyi - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 - 6 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 76:06 minutes | 605 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

„What we are about to hear is not a performance by conceptual artists who have decided to set a discarded Bechstein or Blüthner on fire – no, we are going to hear piano pieces by Galina Ivanovna Ustvolskaya.“ The words of the renowned Dutch music critic quoted above offer a precise, vivid description of the musical output of one of the most enigmatic composers of our time.
Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn: Complete Piano Sonatas (2006) (10 CDs Box Set)

Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn: Complete Piano Sonatas (2006) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 10 CD, 11:44:19 min | 2,3 Gb | Scans->62 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

It's not as if recordings of the 62 Piano Sonatas of Franz Josef Haydn are thick on the ground. Among the relative big names, there's Jeno Jando on Naxos and John McCabe on Decca. Among the less well-known names, there's Walid Akl on Koch Discover, Roland Batik on Camerata, Ronald Brautigam on BIS, Walter Olbertz on Berlin Classics, and Christine Schornsheim on Capriccio. And for those listeners with record players and aging memories, there's also the venerable Hungaroton cycle, the first complete recorded cycle, that coupled relatively well-known Hungarians like Zoltán Kocsis and Dezsö Ránki with nearly unknown Hungarians like János Sebestyén and the inimitable Zsuzsa Pertis.
Maurizio Baglini - Schumann: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Toccata Op. 7 (2016)

Maurizio Baglini - Schumann: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Toccata Op. 7 (2016)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 255 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 10 | Time: 66:21 min

C‘est sous les doigts du brillant pianiste italien Maurizio Baglini (*1975) que retentissent les deux « vraies » sonates de Schumann, ainsi que sa diabolique Toccata. « Vraies » sonates car il en existe une sorte de troisième, également écrite en 1835 comme les deux autres, mais qui porte le nom de « Concerto sans orchestre », que Baglini ne donne pas ici.