Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen Johannes Brahms Cello Sonatas

Torleif Thedeen, Roland Pontinen - Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonatas (2010)

Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen - Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1606 | Time: 01:22:26

After titanic contributions to the cello sonata repertoire by Ludwig van Beethoven, few notable additions were made for several decades. Not until 1862 did the cello sonata re-emerge in the hands of Johannes Brahms. His peculiar First Sonata contains only three movements (the Adagio having been omitted for fear of the sonata being too lengthy) and a finale that all but defies formal analysis. Almost a quarter century passed before Brahms again returned to the cello sonata, this time in the key of F major. The second sonata is considerably more challenging for cellists and Brahms' treatment of the instrument is not the exclusively lyrical, sonorous melodies that one might expect. Rather, Brahms incorporates lots of rhythmic, motivic playing and pizzicato passages and rapid bariolage. A "third" cello sonata, which has become increasingly popular in recent years, is Paul Klengel's (whose cello-playing father was much admired by Brahms) transcription of the G major Violin Sonata.
Torleif Thedéen & Roland Pöntinen - Schnittke: Epilogue - Works for Cello and Piano (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Torleif Thedéen & Roland Pöntinen - Schnittke: Epilogue - Works for Cello and Piano (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 76:06 minutes | 655 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Alfred Schnittke’s use of the elegiac voice of the cello evokes Russian musical tradition and history. His works for the cello were to a large extent inspired by his friendship and close collaboration with the exceptional musicians Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Ivashkin and Natalia Gutman, to all of whom he dedicated works. Rostropovich has said about the composer: ‘As far as I am concerned, the most remarkable thing about Schnittke is his all-embracing, all-encompassing genius… he uses everything invented before him. Uses it as his palette, his colours. And it is all so organic: for example, diatonic music goes side by side with complex atonal polyphony.’

Brahms – Clarinet Sonatas & Trio – Fröst (2005)  Music

Posted by p.cedric at Nov. 21, 2007
Brahms – Clarinet Sonatas & Trio – Fröst (2005)

Brahms – Clarinet Sonatas & Trio – Fröst (2005)
Classical | 67'14 | 264 MB | FLAC + CUE | Front JPG
Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2 CDs

Heinrich Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2005) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 600 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 350 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 7243 5 86534 2 7 | Time: 02:04:56

In the '80s there were those listeners who thought that Heinrich Schiff might redeem cello performance practice from fatal beauty and lethal elegance. Aside from the burly and brawny Rostropovich, more and more cellists were advocating a performance style whose ideals were perfect intonation and graceful phrasing. In some repertoire, say, Fauré, these are perfectly legitimate goals. In other repertoire, Beethoven and Brahms, say, it is a terrible mistake. In Bach's Cello Suites, as the fay and fragile Yo-Yo Ma recordings make clear, it was a terminal mistake. Not so in Schiff's magnificently muscular 1984 recordings of the suites: Schiff's rhythms, his tempos, his tone, his intonation, and especially his interpretations were anything but fay or fragile. In Schiff's performance, Bach's Cello Suites are not the neurasthenic music of a composer supine with dread and despair in the dark midnight of the soul, but the forceful music of a mature composer in full control of himself and his music.

Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition (2011) (69 CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at Sept. 16, 2017
Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition (2011) (69 CD Box Set)

Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition (2011) (69 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 69CD, 81:49:35 | 18,1 Gb | Scans ->1,43 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: BIS

In 2007, the 50th anniversary of Sibelius’s death, BIS begins the release of a 13-volume edition of all the music that the great master ever created – from the symphonies and tone poems to chamber works and songs. As well as the published works, the edition includes rare original versions and world première recordings of works from his youth – material which to a large extent is unique to BIS. The edition – a grand total of some 65 discs – contains previously released as well as new material, in volumes of 4-6 discs sorted by genre.
Dobrinka Tabakova - String Paths (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Dobrinka Tabakova - String Paths (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 72:13 minutes | 716 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

ECM New Series presents the first full album devoted to the composer Dobrinka Tabakova, who was born in Bulgaria in 1980, raised from a young age in London, and is now a British citizen. This remarkable recording of her orchestral and chamber compositions for strings is richly melodic, texturally sensuous, and often emotionally radiant.

Jean Sibelius: The Complete Sibelius Edition 68 CD Box Set (2011)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 30, 2015
Jean Sibelius: The Complete Sibelius Edition 68 CD Box Set (2011)

Jean Sibelius: The Complete Sibelius Edition 68 CD Box Set (2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11,31 Gb
Label: BIS Records | Release Year: 2011

In 2007, the 50th anniversary of Sibelius’s death, BIS begins the release of a 13-volume edition of all the music that the great master ever created – from the symphonies and tone poems to chamber works and songs. As well as the published works, the edition includes rare original versions and world première recordings of works from his youth – material which to a large extent is unique to BIS. The edition – a grand total of some 65 discs – contains previously released as well as new material, in volumes of 4-6 discs sorted by genre.

Mozart - Martin Frost (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at July 24, 2014
Mozart - Martin Frost (2013)

Mozart - Martin Frost (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 231 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1893

One of a small handful of truly international wind players, Martin Fröst mesmerizes audiences throughout the world, whether performing concertos especially written for him or core repertoire such as the pieces presented here.
Schubert: String Quintet; Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht - Janine Jansen (2013)

Schubert: String Quintet; Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht - Janine Jansen (2013)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 389 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001831602

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen presents a new album coupling two of the most heart-felt masterpieces of the Viennese romantic repertoire. Schubert’s last and greatest chamber work, the sublime String Quintet in C major, is contrasted with the young Schoenberg’s earliest masterpiece, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night).
Fumiaki Miura - Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2015)

Fumiaki Miura - Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:43 | 152 MB
Label: Avex Japan

Fumiaki Miura is not only the youngest ever winner of the Joseph Joachim Hannover International Violin Competition (2009) but also the one with the most prizes - having also been awarded both the Music Critics' and the Audience Prize. The young Japanese violinist is already proving himself to be one of the most accomplished of his generation.