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.

Heinz Chur - Noriko Kitano-Klein - Piano Sonatas 6-8 (1994)  Music

Posted by luckburz at March 18, 2014
Heinz Chur - Noriko Kitano-Klein - Piano Sonatas 6-8 (1994)

Heinz Chur - Noriko Kitano-Klein - Piano Sonatas 6-8
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 147 MB | Full Artwork: 47 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Reflections" # R53052 | Country/Year: Germany 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Piano

Heinz Chur was born in Essen (Germany), and for him music is a wonderful language - the language of ideas and emotions. The Piano Sonatas Nos 6 - 8 are examples of his tonal style. These sonatas were composed concurrently (e.g., the first movement of Piano Sonata No. 6 developed during the same year as the final movement of Piano Sonata No. 8), and in each case the completed sonatas were committed to writing within the space of a few days: Sonata No. 6 in 1984, Sonata No. 7 in 1985, and Sonata No. 8 in 1987…
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Volume 7 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Volume 7 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:15 minutes | 1.15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This latest instalment of Angela Hewitt’s Beethoven is bookended by the great ‘Tempest’ and Op 109 sonatas. The performances—incentive enough to acquire this release—are as usual complemented by Angela’s own booklet notes which provide real insight into how she approaches these masterworks.
Dejan Lazic, Richard Tognetti - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Piano Sonatas Nos. 14 & 31 (2011)

Dejan Lazic, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Piano Sonatas Nos. 14 & 31 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:09:36 | 250 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS SA 30511

For this super audio disc from Channel Classics, Dejan Lazic's live performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major is programmed with his solo recordings of the Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, "Moonlight," and the Sonata No. 31 in A flat major. Ostensibly, this is a sonic showcase for Lazic and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, under Richard Tognetti, and the state-of-the-art technology brings out the best in the musicians, giving the pianist an intimate presence without crowding him or artificially boosting his volume, while at the same time lending the orchestra a spaciousness that really opens it up.
Giovanni Mazzocchin - Haydn: Late Piano Sonatas, Nos. 59-62 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Giovanni Mazzocchin - Haydn: Late Piano Sonatas, Nos. 59-62 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 54:32 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Nowadays most performers overlook Haydn's piano sonatas, mainly because over years these works have been deemed as less-interesting or duller than those by Haydn's fellow composers, namely Mozart and Beethoven. This unrighteous judgement stems definitely from a sloppy understanding of this composers's outstanding and unique skills.
Emilio Percan - Affettuoso: Piani, Geminiani, Handel - Violin Sonatas (2012) (Repost)

Emilio Percan - Affettuoso: Piani, Geminiani, Handel - Violin Sonatas (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:52 | 452 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx Classics | Catalog: ONYX 4099

Piani was well enough regarded in his own time to get hired in Paris and then across the continent in Vienna, where he spent the last four decades of his life. He has been forgotten probably because the group of Sonatas, Op. 1, that are excerpted here are his sole surviving works. With the rise in popularity of Francesco Maria Veracini and the other Italians who took their music to France and England in the early 18th century, Piani is worth getting to know.

Igor Levit - Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas (2013)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 23, 2018
Igor Levit - Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas (2013)

Igor Levit - Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:09:11 | 327 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Igor Levit makes his debut on Sony in the last six piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, a part of the repertoire that is usually reserved for mature artists, not rising stars. Yet in spite of some signs of youthful enthusiasm, and a possible loss of objectivity from playing these pieces on a busy recital schedule, Levit has a good feeling for Beethoven's late style, and his 2013 release is a promising beginning for his recording career. The excessive use of rubato is something Levit should watch, because too much alteration of the tempo dissipates Beethoven's energy, and even though these sonatas have their moments of reverie and trance-like passages that can be interpreted as mystical experiences, too much elasticity can make them seem like idle daydreams, or worse, forgetfulness.
András Schiff - Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas Vol. V (2CD) (2007) {ECM}

András Schiff - Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas Vol. V (2CD) (2007) {ECM}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 337 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 283 mb
Genre: classical

Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas Vol. V is a 2007 album by pianist András Schiff. It was recorded in Zurich in 2005. This was released by ECM.

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