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Igor Levit - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas [9 CDs] (2019)

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Igor Levit - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas [9 CDs] (2019)

Igor Levit - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,53 Gb | Total time: 10 hours 5 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19075843182 | Recorded: 2013-2019

Igor Levit - the recent recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s “Instrumentalist of the Year”- has now completed the recording of all 32 sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. In September 2019 this mammoth studio-recording project will finally be released and leads the way for important new releases on Sony Classical for Beethoven’s 250-year anniversary.

Stefano Montanari, Christophe Rousset - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonates pour violon & clavecin (2006)

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Stefano Montanari, Christophe Rousset - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonates pour violon & clavecin (2006)

Stefano Montanari, Christophe Rousset - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonates pour violon & clavecin (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 562 Mb | Total time: 95:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambroisie | # AM 109 | Recorded: 2006

Bach's six sonatas for violin and keyboard, written at the Cöthen court where the composer was responsible for instrumental music, are sometimes cited as historical firsts – as the first violin-and-keyboard sonatas to cast the two instruments in equal roles. The designation is a little misleading, for the works had few real successors; it took more than 50 years before violin and keyboard once again took the stage as equals. Their equality in this set is not really a stylistic innovation but rather the result of Bach's tendency to think exhaustively in terms of the potentialities of his instruments. Be that as it may, one must approach a recording of the set with ears open to the contributions of both instrumentalists and how they work together.

Lucy van Dael, Bob van Asperen - Arcangelo Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op. 5, Nos. 1-6 (2004)

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Lucy van Dael, Bob van Asperen - Arcangelo Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op. 5, Nos. 1-6 (2004)

Lucy van Dael, Bob van Asperen - Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op. 5, Nos. 1-6 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 384 Mb | Total time: 67:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557165 | Recorded: 2002

Corelli's violin works were the locus classicus of the instrument's tradition at the height of the Baroque era, and several of the specialists in historical violin performance have taken their turns at realizing them in something like their original forms. This recording of the six violin sonatas of the composer's Op. 5 is by two veterans of Holland's rich early music scene, violinist Lucy van Dael and keyboardist Bob van Asperen. It has several distinguishing characteristics. The written score of these works provides the performers with only partial guidance. It consists of a skeletal violin melody, plus a figured bass.

Emanuel Ax, Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 83 & Sonata in D Major, Op. 78 (1999)

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Emanuel Ax, Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 83 & Sonata in D Major, Op. 78 (1999)

Emanuel Ax, Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 83 & Sonata in D Major, Op. 78 (1999)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 312 MB | 01:17:59
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

This is as fine a performance of the concerto as you are likely to hear. From the wistful opening horn solo to the sunny, cheerful finale, Ax and Haitink bring out its grandeur, power, and majesty, but also its tender, pensive lyricism and feathery playfulness. Every note is important; there is time to caress details and nuances without losing sweep and flow; rhythms are flexible, liberties poised, the orchestral sound is intense yet clear. The playing of the sonata, too, is all anyone could wish for, technically, musically, and expressively; but, among the transcriptions of Brahms's works–some of which he sanctioned or made himself–this arrangement of the First Violin Sonata for cello by an unknown hand is one of the more controversial and less felicitous.

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks [30CDs] (2009)

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George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks [30CDs] (2009)

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks (30CDs) [2009]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 8.52 Gb | Total time: 31:26:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1190 | Recorded: 1959-2002

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with this impressive box set. 30-CD box set of the composer's most celebrated works–including the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, The Messiah, concerti grossi and much more! Featuring conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Mark Minkowski and others. Performances by the Gabrielli Players, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Baroque Soloists and others.

Isabelle Faust, Ewa Kupiec - Janacek: Violin Sonata, Lutoslawski: Partita, Szymanowski: Mythes (2013)

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Isabelle Faust, Ewa Kupiec - Janacek: Violin Sonata, Lutoslawski: Partita, Szymanowski: Mythes (2013)

Isabelle Faust, Ewa Kupiec - Janacek: Violin Sonata, Lutoslawski: Partita, Szymanowski: Mythes (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 241 MB | 59:12
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Isabelle Faust is one of my favorite violinists. She puts her heart and soul into everything she plays. The unusual and varied set of works on this recording display her gifts to an almost sublime degree of excellence and execution. She knows how to "get into" the music and make it speak. I value this selection because of its variety and recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure beyond the traditional norms, of which she is also quite able, as witnessed by this recording. She is, quite simply put, an outstanding talent and this recording shows her admirable abilities completely and well.

Isabelle Faust, Silke Avenhaus - Schumann: Violin Sonata Nos. 1-3 (2000)

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Isabelle Faust, Silke Avenhaus - Schumann: Violin Sonata Nos. 1-3 (2000)

Isabelle Faust, Silke Avenhaus - Schumann: Violin Sonata Nos. 1-3 (2000)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 279 MB | 01:06:18
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO

These performances are absolutely stunning, so much so that a reappraisal of Schumann’s Violin sonatas is in order. What once sounded like pre-Brahmsian music (as presented by Ara Malikian and Serouj Kradjian on Hänssler Classic), with its harmonic exploration and varied moods, is here revealed as the full-bodied passion of Schumann at his most impetuous. (It’s interesting to note that these two women–violinist Isabelle Faust and pianist Silke Avenhaus–come up with far more aggressive and masculine interpretations than do the two men on the Hänssler disc.)

Dorothee Mields, Stefan Temmingh - Telemann: Cantatas for Soprano & Recorder and Instrumental Works (2020)

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Dorothee Mields, Stefan Temmingh - Telemann: Cantatas for Soprano & Recorder and Instrumental Works (2020)

Dorothee Mields, Stefan Temmingh, Daniel Rosin, Domen Marinčič, Wiebke Weidanz - Telemann: Cantatas for Soprano & Recorder and Instrumental Works (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 330 Mb | Total time: 59:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC24371 | Recorded: 2018

For some years now, the South African recorder player Stefan Temmingh and the German soprano and early music specialist Dorothee Mields have been forming a successful artistic team. Especially their second CD, entitled "Birds" from 2015, has attracted worldwide attention. Now the two exceptional artists are focusing on the composer Georg Philipp Telemann who was one of the most famous composers of his time and wrote an incredible number of works in a wide variety of styles and genres. His collection "Harmonischer Gottesdienst" contains enchanting sacred cantatas for soprano with obbligato recorder, three of which are presented on this CD. Stefan Temmingh combines the cantatas with three virtuoso recorder sonatas from Telemann's oeuvre.

Jean Rondeau - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2018)

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Jean Rondeau - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2018)

Jean Rondeau - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 509 Mb | Total time: 81:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029563368 | Recorded: 2018

For his third Erato album of harpsichord music, Jean Rondeau turns to Domenico Scarlatti and some 20 of the often-dazzling sonatas that the Neapolitan composer wrote during his years at the royal court in Madrid. Imbued with the spirit of the dance, they are works that Rondeau uses “to tell a story for the people who will listen to an album from beginning to end …

Lang Lang - Beethoven: Sonatas Nos. 3 & 23 'Appassionata' (2019)

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Lang Lang - Beethoven: Sonatas Nos. 3 & 23 'Appassionata' (2019)

Lang Lang - Beethoven: Sonatas Nos. 3 & 23 'Appassionata' (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 184 Mb | Total time: 63:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 190759515525 | Recorded: 2010

L'un des reprsentants du piano classique les plus reconnus dans le monde entier, Lang Lang est l'une des rares superstars de la musique classique dpassant largement les frontires du genre. A l'occasion du 250me anniversaire de Beethoven, ce nouveau disque du pianiste chinois compile les Sonates No.2 et No. 23 du compositeur allemand, interprtes en live Vienne par Lang Lang qui avait alors subjug le public avec son interprtation intense et pointue, tout en maestria et profondeur. La No. 23, la fameuse Appassionata, reste en effet ce jour l'une des pices de Beethoven les plus rpute pour sa difficult technique. Le disque se clt avec un titre bonus, enregistrement studio du 3me mouvement de la Sonate 'Tempte' (No. 17), tire de la bande originale du jeu-vido Gran Turismo 5.

Boris Giltburg - Beethoven 32, Vol. 9: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32 (2021)

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Boris Giltburg - Beethoven 32, Vol. 9: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32 (2021)

Boris Giltburg - Beethoven 32, Vol. 9: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:06:54 | 152 / 172 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

Boris Giltburg’s Beethoven 32 project started as a personal exploration, driven by curiosity and his strong love of the Beethoven sonatas. Reflecting the introspection that came with his later years, the final three sonatas are among Beethoven’s most inspired compositions. In them he achieved ultimate freedom in moulding the sonata form, creating unique musical worlds suffused with transcendent beauty, dramatic tension and spirituality. These recordings display Giltburg’s customary poetic sensibility and technical finesse and convey the electric atmosphere of the live recording. The complete series will also be available in a special 9-disc boxed set in the autumn of 2021.

Glenn Gould - Mozart: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (1989)

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Glenn Gould - Mozart: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (1989)

Glenn Gould - Mozart: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 121:19 | 582 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS Masterworks | Catalog: 45612

Although Mozart purists may not appreciate the irreverant interpretations by Glenn Gould, it certianly provides new insight into these well worn pieces. In many places, his performances completely change the conception of the music. That alone makes this worth having - it isn't another faithful run through, but a rethinking of these works by Mozart. Surely, his lack of fondness for Mozart shows, but I think it contributes to the excellence of these performances. This is Mozart as composer equal with performer. These are good.

Joanna Ławrynowicz, Andrzej Gębski, Andrzej Wróbel - Emanuel Kania: Cello Sonata, Piano Trio (2007)

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Joanna Ławrynowicz, Andrzej Gębski, Andrzej Wróbel - Emanuel Kania: Cello Sonata, Piano Trio (2007)

Joanna Ławrynowicz, Andrzej Gębski, Andrzej Wróbel - Emanuel Kania: Cello Sonata, Piano Trio (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:03 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Acte Préalable | Catalog: AP0169

These appear to be the only chamber works this pianist and teacher wrote (there are lots of piano pieces, songs and a comic opera) and their dates are uncertain. The sonata is simple and elegant with more than a touch of the salon in its slow movement but the 33-minute trio is more impressive, with a three-note motive in the first movement you'll swear you've known all your life, a light and Mendelssohnian scherzo, a slow movement with much more depth and an allegro con fuoco finale as advertised. Joanna Lawrynowicz (piano), Andrzej Gebski (violin), Andrzej Wróbel (cello).

Sergey Khachatryan, Lusine Khachatryan - Brahms: Violin Sonatas (2013)

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Sergey Khachatryan, Lusine Khachatryan - Brahms: Violin Sonatas (2013)

Sergey Khachatryan, Lusine Khachatryan - Brahms: Violin Sonatas (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:00 | 303 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: V 5314

The three sonatas for violin and piano of Brahms are each in three movements, but they have more in commom with the composer's knotty late chamber music than with the amateur-oriented world of the majority of violin sonatas in the 19th century. Each elaborates a basic mood or structure, the first intensely songful, the second compact and full of symbolic allusion, and the third capricious and often ethereal. They need room and a certain broad, relaxed quality to bring out all the detail without losing the essential lyrical nature of the genre and all the songs that are quoted or evoked across the set. The requisite breadth is there in this release by the highly photogrenic Armenian-born duo of Sergey and Lusine Khachatryan.

Ingolf Turban, Jascha Nemtsov - Raff: Works for Violin & Piano, Volume 4 (2007)

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Ingolf Turban, Jascha Nemtsov - Raff: Works for Violin & Piano, Volume 4 (2007)

Ingolf Turban, Jascha Nemtsov - Raff: Works for Violin & Piano, Volume 4 (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 310 MB | 01:04:12
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO

Though he is most often remembered for orchestrating Liszt's tone poems, Swiss composer Joachim Raff's own compositions are nevertheless quite interesting with much to recommend them. The Fourth Grand Sonata subtitled "Chormatische Sonate in einem Satze" lives up to its title by being intensely chromatic and in one thematically unified movement, lasting better than a quarter hour. The Fifth Grand Sonata is a big-boned, four-movement work lasting nearly half an hour with romantic themes, muscular developments, and powerful climaxes. The Sonatillen, originally a set of classical pasticcios for piano solo later adopted by the composer for violin and piano, is a charming little suite in five movements lasting less than 20 minutes.