Brahms Cello Sonatas Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen

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.
Robert Schumann - Ulf Wallin & Roland Pöntinen - The Violin Sonatas (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // HiRes FLAC}

Robert Schumann - The Violin Sonatas
Ulf Wallin & Roland Pöntinen
SACD ISO: - | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 1,2 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-SACD-1784 | Country/Year: Europe 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

… Violinist Ulf Wallin and pianist Roland Pöntinen recorded the Sonata No. 1 in 2009 in Stockholm and the remaining sonatas in 2010 in Berlin, and there is a noticeable improvement in sound quality in the later recordings, possibly due to closer microphone placement and more resonant acoustics. Even so, Wallin and Pöntinen are consistent in their penetrating interpretations and they deliver handsome performances that hold the album together and make it a fine artistic achievement.
Robert Schumann - Ulf Wallin & Roland Pöntinen - The Violin Sonatas (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Robert Schumann - The Violin Sonatas
Ulf Wallin & Roland Pöntinen
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 326 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-SACD-1784 | Country/Year: Europe 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

… Violinist Ulf Wallin and pianist Roland Pöntinen recorded the Sonata No. 1 in 2009 in Stockholm and the remaining sonatas in 2010 in Berlin, and there is a noticeable improvement in sound quality in the later recordings, possibly due to closer microphone placement and more resonant acoustics. Even so, Wallin and Pöntinen are consistent in their penetrating interpretations and they deliver handsome performances that hold the album together and make it a fine artistic achievement.

Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for... (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for... (2015)

Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for… (2015)
feat. Isabelle Faust, violin; Alexander Rudin, violoncello; Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Teunis van der Zwart, althorn; Gérard Costes, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC905271 | Time: 01:11:08

Hindemith composed more than 30 sonatas for the most diverse instruments – all of which he was capable of playing himself! This fascinating selection of works written between 1935 (when he became persona non grata in Nazi Germany) and 1948 (the brilliant Cello Sonata for Piatigorsky) is played by some of today’s finest soloists, with the guiding spirit of Alexander Melnikov at the piano. How often does one hear a sonata for Althorn? Especially one published along with a poem by the composer?
Ulf Wallin, Roland Pontinen - Schumann: Violin Sonatas (2011)

Ulf Wallin, Roland Pontinen - Schumann: Violin Sonatas (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 340 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 190 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1784

Robert Schumann's three Sonatas for violin and piano were all composed between 1851 and 1853, and have suffered from neglect like other works from this period in the composer's life. Here the performers are Ulf Wallin and Roland Pöntinen: a team who recorded their first disc for BIS in 1991, and whose partnership has been described as 'masterfully cultivated ensemble playing'

Reger, Max Complete Violin Sonatas (4CDs)  

Posted by stokowskitw at July 3, 2009
Reger, Max Complete Violin Sonatas (4CDs)

Reger, Max Complete Violin Sonatas (4CDs)
1999 | Classical | EAC | FLAC | NO LOG, Scans | RAR 3% recovery | 1010mb | 240m30s
Robert Schumann - Complete Works For Violin And Orchestra (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Robert Schumann - Complete Works For Violin And Orchestra
Ulf Wallin / Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie / Frank Beermann
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 316 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-SACD-1775 | Country/Year: Europe 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

This SACD is a delight! (…) If you are not familiar with Schumann’s violin concerto, by all means avail yourself of this excellent BIS SACD – I think you will be happy to make its acquaintance.
Robert Schumann - Complete Works For Violin And Orchestra (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Robert Schumann - Complete Works For Violin And Orchestra
Ulf Wallin / Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie / Frank Beermann
SACD ISO: 3,28 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 1,16 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-SACD-1775 | Country/Year: Europe 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

This SACD is a delight! (…) If you are not familiar with Schumann’s violin concerto, by all means avail yourself of this excellent BIS SACD – I think you will be happy to make its acquaintance.

Ketil Bjornstad & Svante Henryson - Night Song (2011) {ECM}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 4, 2011
Ketil Bjornstad & Svante Henryson - Night Song (2011) {ECM}

Ketil Bjornstad & Svante Henryson - Night Song (2011) {ECM}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 299 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb
© 2011 ECM Records | ECM 2108
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Piano

Ketil Bjørnstad returns to the piano/cello duo, instrumentation which defined two of his best-loved albums, “The River” and “Epigraphs” with David Darling, back in 1996 and 1998. This new collaboration with Svante Henryson, however, tells a different story. As cellist, Henryson currently works in duos and trios with distinguished classical musicians including pianists Roland Pöntinen and Bengt Forsberg, clarinettist Martin Fröst, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and baritone Mikael Samuelson. ECM listeners, however, first heard him as a member of Jon Balke’s Magnetic North Orchestra on “Kyanos” (2001).
Brahms: Complete Symphonies / Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch (2003)

Brahms: Complete Symphonies / Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC, log, cue, scans | RAR Rec. 3% | 780 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Philips | 2CD

The sound of these Philips remasterings is very good for being almost fifty years old, and though the recording, true to its origins in the early 60's, is fairly closely mic'ed it is never too much. The various instrument sections are remarkably well defined.