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.
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.’
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.
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.

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

Ulf Wallin, Roland Pontinen - Schumann: Violin Sonatas (2011)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at June 26, 2015
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'

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 - Franz Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano (2015)

Ulf Wallin, Roland Pöntinen - Franz Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2085 | Time: 01:00:02

Franz Liszt composed little chamber music, though the handful of pieces he wrote or arranged for violin and piano represent his enduring interest in that combination, from the Grand Duo concertant (1835/49) to La lugubre gondola (1882-83). This program by violinist Ulf Wallin and pianist Roland Pöntinen offers those pieces and five more selections that demonstrate Liszt's fondness for passionate, long-breathed melodies in the Magyar vein and turbulent accompaniments that allowed for virtuosity. The standout track of this hybrid SACD is the arrangement of the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 (ca. 1850), which gives a full treatment to those characteristics, and provides Wallin and Pöntinen their most dazzling displays. While the moods of the surrounding pieces are for the most part lyrical and subdued, the performances are compelling and the sound of the recording is close-up and focused, with the presence and clarity of a recital.

Reger, Max Complete Violin Sonatas (4CDs)  Music

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

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.