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William Dongois, Le Concert Brisé - Buxtehude: Cantatas & Sonatas (2011)

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William Dongois, Le Concert Brisé - Buxtehude: Cantatas & Sonatas (2011)

William Dongois, Le Concert Brisé - Buxtehude: Cantatas & Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 370 Mb | Total time: 76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC24240 | Recorded: 2010

This is a selection of outstanding examples of Buxtehude’s vocal and instrumental music. Settings of Latin biblical texts and ariosa-style works based on German hymns, alternate with instrumental sonatas. The recording has been given a special “North German” colouring through the use of a wide range of historical wind instruments such as the Baroque trombone and dulcian.

Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Klaviersonate, Op. 111; Schumann: Symphonische Etüden; Toccata Op. 7 (1983)

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Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Klaviersonate, Op. 111; Schumann: Symphonische Etüden; Toccata Op. 7 (1983)

Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Klaviersonate, Op. 111; Schumann: Symphonische Etüden; Toccata Op. 7 (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 211 Mb | Total time: 64:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 410 520-2 | Recorded: 1982

What matters is not what he can do, for this is only the beginning. What matters is how many ideas occur to him and how much he can demand of the music and of himself. In short, he is an artist who must be taken seriously, a hugely talented pianist who radiates an extraordinary fascination. In a word, he is exciting.

Harald Hoeren - Johann Christian Bach: Piano Sonatas, Op.17 (2001)

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Harald Hoeren - Johann Christian Bach: Piano Sonatas, Op.17 (2001)

Harald Hoeren - Johann Christian Bach: Piano Sonatas, Op.17 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 78:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 788-2 | Recorded: 2000

Johann Christian Bach's op 17 sonata's were written considerably later than the op 5 and therefore display a more mature style. The op 5 published for harpdichord or fortepiano were keen to dazilingly exploit the possibilities of the the new piano, the op 17 were written when the piano was more comfortably established (Broadwood was now producing pianos almost exclusively the last harpsichord being produced in 1783), and therefore do not strive to employ such fantastic devices such as extreme contrasts of dynamics and orchestral effects as their predecessors.

Jaakko Kuusisto - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2018)

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Jaakko Kuusisto - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2018)

Jaakko Kuusisto - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 684 Mb | Total time: 141:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2197 | Recorded: 2015-2017

Fascinating performers and audiences alike with their architectural perfection as well as their emotional range, these are works that lend themselves to very different interpretations, and on this recording it is the Bach of Finnish violinist Jaakko Kuusisto we hear. Himself a composer – as well as violinist and conductor – Kuusisto remembers beginning to study individual movements from the set at the age of ten. The music has been with him ever since, and to him ‘no other works for the violin provide a higher challenge or greater beauty’.

Marco Pedrona, Ensemble Guidantus - Giovanni Battista Somis: Opus IV (2015)

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Marco Pedrona, Ensemble Guidantus - Giovanni Battista Somis: Opus IV (2015)

Marco Pedrona, Ensemble Guidantus - Giovanni Battista Somis: Opus IV (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 57:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Calliope | # CAL1526 | Recorded: 2014

The “Sonate da Camera”, Op. 4, one of eight consecutive opuses (1-8) of published chamber works by Turin-based Giovanni Battista Somis, is a work for solo violin, cello or harpsichord. The seven 3-movement sonatas basically eliminate the slow “Corellian” third movement, thus changing the traditional alternation. Some of the harmonic sequences also recall Vivaldi and the Venetian school in general. Founded 1995, the Ensemble Guidantus and their principal violinist Marco Pedrona, noted for score mastery and clear, individual interpretations, play a lively part in the Italian music scene.

Plamena Nikitassova, Maya Amrei, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Carlo Zuccari: Violin Sonatas (1747) (2012)

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Plamena Nikitassova, Maya Amrei, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Carlo Zuccari: Violin Sonatas (1747) (2012)

Plamena Nikitassova, Maya Amrei, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Carlo Zuccari: Violin Sonatas (1747) (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 396 Mb | Total time: 64:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC10268 | Recorded: 2011

The Italian violinist and composer Carlo Zuccari (1704-1792) worked from 1741 in Milan, where he was the leader of Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s famous orchestra. In the 1760s he was in London as member of the Italian opera orchestra and published there his “True Method of Playing an Adagio”); in 1765 he returned to Milan.

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)

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Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 180 Mb | Total time: 53:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 6475 | Recorded: 2018

Maurizio Pollini, "the pre-eminent Chopinist of his generation" (Fanfare), continues his revelatory and chronological re-exploration of the Polish master's late works. This album contains the pianist's latest thoughts on Opp. 55-58 (1843/4), including the B minor Sonata and Berceuse.

Khatia Buniatishvili - Schubert: Piano Sonata D960; Impromptus D899 (2019)

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Khatia Buniatishvili - Schubert: Piano Sonata D960; Impromptus D899 (2019)

Khatia Buniatishvili - Schubert: Piano Sonata D960; Impromptus D899 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 229 Mb | Total time: 83:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 19075841202 | Recorded: 2018

Khatia Buniatishvili’s first Schubert recording includes Schubert’s great last Piano Sonata (D 960), the 4 popular Impromptus and Ständchen (arr.by Liszt). Khatia will be performing the repertoire on a worldwide tour, including London’s Barbican on 1st April. Khatia is one of the today’s leading classical pianists, having performed at the most prestigious venues and events including New York’s Carnegie Hall, the BBC Proms at the London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall and Salzburg Festival.

Sándor Szászvárosi, Kousay H. Mahdi Kadduri, Angelika Czismadia - J.F. Ruhe: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba & Continuo (2007)

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Sándor Szászvárosi, Kousay H. Mahdi Kadduri, Angelika Czismadia - J.F. Ruhe: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba & Continuo (2007)

Sándor Szászvárosi, Kousay H. Mahdi Kadduri, Angelika Czismadia - J.F. Ruhe: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba & Continuo (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 73:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | HCD 32455 | Recorded: 2006

Kapellmeister at Magdeburg Cathedral for 43 years, all of Ruhe's compositions are lost except for these five gamba works. Probably written in the 1730s, they are lively, forward-looking pieces in three and four movements (the suite has eight) which anticipate early Classical style.

Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen - Shostakovich & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas; Prokofiev: Ballade (2019)

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Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen - Shostakovich & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas; Prokofiev: Ballade (2019)

Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen - Shostakovich & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas; Prokofiev: Ballade (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 76:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68239 | Recorded: 2018

Shostakovich's Cello Sonata belied the young composer's reputation as the 'enfant terrible' of early Soviet music. Steven Isserlis's praises it as ''the most popular cello sonata of the twentieth century.'' It features on this program alongside two other Russian masterpieces from pre-Revolutionary Prokofiev and Khrushchev era Kabalevsky.

Leila Schayegh, Ilze Grudule, Jörg Halubek - Giovanni Mossi: Sonate e Violino, e Violone o Cimbalo Opera Prima (2009)

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Leila Schayegh, Ilze Grudule, Jörg Halubek - Giovanni Mossi: Sonate e Violino, e Violone o Cimbalo Opera Prima (2009)

Leila Schayegh, Ilze Grudule, Jörg Halubek - Giovanni Mossi: Sonate e Violino, e Violone o Cimbalo Opera Prima (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 435 Mb | Total time: 77:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | PC10212 | Recorded: 2009

Despite the elite circle of friends and colleagues – which included Corelli, Valentini, Scarlatti, Locatelli, and even Handel – that surrounded Giovanni Mossi, his fame as a composer did not last much beyond his 1742 death. As a violinist himself, it was only natural that his first published set of works would be a set of six sonatas for violin with cello and harpsichord. The influence of Corelli on Mossi's works is clear, yet Mossi branched out from the more rigid movement structure used by Corelli and did more to explore neighboring tonal areas. Performing these six charming works is Baroque violinist Leila Schayegh joined by violinist Ilze Grudele and harpsichordist Jörg Halobek.

Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti: 22 Sonates pour clavecin (2001)

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Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti: 22 Sonates pour clavecin (2001)

Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti: 22 Sonates pour clavecin (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 479 Mb | Total time: 68:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée Naïve | E 8836 | Recorded: 1992

What makes Hantaï so thrilling is his insatiable curiosity for ever newer and bolder effects, a ringmaster's sense for giving an audience more than one show at a time. Topping it all is a bubbling youthful zeal, though zeal doesn't do Hantaï's energy level justice - his variety and his recklessness are amazing, he takes tremendous chances, and hits some unbelieveable speeds. Every possible color of the instrument he uses is toyed with and brought out, sometimes tenderly, but more often with elan, panache, brio, gusto - whatever, Hantaï's loaded with the stuff!

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 & 23 (2004)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 & 23 (2004)

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 & 23 (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 362 MB | 47:58
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal

These Beethoven performances were recorded in 1960 during Sviatoslav Richter’s first tour of the United States, and they sound marginally fuller and more vivid here than in RCA’s deleted Papillon series transfers. The C major concerto has a lot to recommend it. Richter’s Olympian command and control of the keyboard, tonal solidity, and emotional reserve remind me of the Michelangeli/Giulini and Pollini/Jochum versions from nearly two decades later. Charles Munch’s robust and powerfully projected accompaniment proves how underrated this conductor was (and still is) in the central German repertoire, although Szell’s sharper accents and astringent textures better suit the music’s witty subtext.

Ensemble Fitzwilliam - Corelli: La Follia : Sonates opus V - 7 à 12 (2005)

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Ensemble Fitzwilliam - Corelli: La Follia : Sonates opus V - 7 à 12 (2005)

Ensemble Fitzwilliam - Corelli: La Follia : Sonates opus V - 7 à 12 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 58:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig Zag Territoires | ZZT050903 | Recorded: 2005

Quand on songe à l’œuvre d’Arcangelo Corelli, l’un des maîtres de la sonate préclassique et du concerto grosso, nous vient le plus souvent et spontanément en tête le fameux Concerto per la Notte di Natale, n° 8 des douze concerti grossi composant son opus 6. La Follia, cette célèbre sarabande qui développe une suite de quelque seize variations, est à l’opus V ce que le Concerto per la Notte di Natale est à l’opus 6 : la pièce la plus célèbre et la plus populaire.

France Springuel, Jan Vermeulen - Beethoven: Complete Works for Fortepiano and Cello (2013)

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France Springuel, Jan Vermeulen - Beethoven: Complete Works for Fortepiano and Cello (2013)

France Springuel, Jan Vermeulen - Beethoven: Complete Works for Fortepiano and Cello (2013)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 693 Mb | Total time: 52:44+61:19+49:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Etcetera | KTC 1496 | Recorded: 2012

Een driedubbele cd met het integrale werk voor cello en pianoforte van Ludwig Van Beethoven, dat is het resultaat van de intense muzikale samenwerking van celliste France Springuel en pianist Jan Vermeulen. De twee begonnen drie jaar geleden samen te musiceren en de muzikale klik die beiden toen voelden, deed hen besluiten om het repertoire voor cello en piano aan te pakken. Eerst waren er twee Schubertcd's, dan volgde Schumann, en nu is er dus Beethoven. De sonate voor cello en piano is in feite een uitvinding van Beethoven zelf.