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 // 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.
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'
Ketil Bjornstad & Svante Henryson - Night Song (2011) {ECM}

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