Sequenzas I Xiv For Solo Instruments

Luciano Berio - Sequenzas I-XIV for Solo Instruments (2006) 3 CDs

Luciano Berio - Sequenzas I-XIV for Solo Instruments (2006) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 665 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 443 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557661-63 | Time: 03:01:53

Admirers of Luciano Berio's Sequenzas have long wished for an affordable, high-quality collection of these masterpieces for solo instruments, considered by some to be the core works in the composer's oeuvre. Deutsche Grammophon released Ensemble InterContemporain's fabulous set in 1994, but its relatively high price and incompleteness make it a second choice when compared with the 2006 set on Naxos, which is both reasonably priced and complete, now that Sequenza XIV for cello appears on CD for the first time. Of course, bargaining over cost and completeness is one thing, but artistic quality is another important consideration: how does the Naxos edition fare in its performances and sound quality? While Ensemble InterContemporain's terrific compilation practically guarantees accuracy and authenticity – many of Berio's original musicians were involved in the project – the performances on this triple-disc set are quite comparable and wholly convincing in virtuosic skills, lustrous timbres, and splendid recording quality; only an adept student of these pieces could note any discrepancies, and those would be minor.
Luciano Berio: Complete Sequenzas, Complete Alternate Sequenzas & Works for Solo Instruments (2006) [4-CD Box Set]

Luciano Berio - Complete Sequenzas, Complete Alternate Sequenzas & Works for Solo Instruments (2006) [4-CD Box Set]
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & NO LOG) | 971 MB

This is an extremely important recording in many ways. It is the most complete recording of the Sequenzas and nine connected pieces for solo instruments. The famous recording with soloists from Ensemble InterContemporain on DG, will remain important, but it was made in 1998, before some of the pieces on this set were even written. For example, we have here the first recordings of the legendary Sequenzas for cello. They are performed by Rohan de Saram, to whom they were dedicated. Berio conferred with de Saram as he wrote, sounding out his ideas with the cellist to see how far the technical process could meet the musical imagination. Furthermore, this set includes spoken performances of Sanguinetti’s poems before each piece as was Sequenza performance practice. The DG set has them printed in the booklet, but that’s not the same thing. Far from interrupting the music, the short aphorisms enhance overall atmosphere, for Sanguinetti and Berio were artistic twins, fertilising each others' work. Sequenzas can, and are performed as stand-alones for obvious reasons, but on a recording when they are played together, the recitation acts as a connecting thread. All the performances here were recorded separately, as were those in the Ensemble InterContemporain set, and even in different countries. The concept fits in well with Berio’s panoramic, international world-view.
Berio - Complete Sequenzas, Complete Alternate Sequenzas & Works for Solo Instruments (2006) [4-Disc Box Set]

Berio: Complete Sequenzas, Complete Alternate Sequenzas & Works for Solo Instruments (2006) [4-Disc Box Set]
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 971 MB
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This is an extremely important recording in many ways. It is the most complete recording of the Sequenzas and nine connected pieces for solo instruments. The famous recording with soloists from Ensemble InterContemporain on DG, will remain important, but it was made in 1998, before some of the pieces on this set were even written. For example, we have here the first recordings of the legendary Sequenzas for cello. They are performed by Rohan de Saram, to whom they were dedicated. Berio conferred with de Saram as he wrote, sounding out his ideas with the cellist to see how far the technical process could meet the musical imagination. All the performances here were recorded separately, as were those in the Ensemble InterContemporain set, and even in different countries. The concept fits in well with Berio’s panoramic, international world-view.
Alina Ibragimova - Ysaÿe: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alina Ibragimova - Ysaÿe: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:36 minutes | 1.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ysaÿe's Sonatas for solo violin were sketched out in a fevered twenty-four hours during the summer of 1923, a response to the question of whyin over two hundred yearsno one had attempted to follow the path forged by Johann Sebastian Bach. Each of these six new Sonatas is dedicated to and customized around the playing style of a contemporary violinist, and as such they present formidable challenges. Russian virtuoso Alina Ibragimova , whose earlier recording of the Bach Sonatas was revelatory, turns out performances fully worthy of this distinguished ancestry.
Isabelle Faust - Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (2010)

Isabelle Faust - Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac(tracks) + cue + log | No Scans | 1 CD | 335 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Isabelle Faust has gone back to the original manuscript sources to offer us her versions of these iconic masterpieces of the violin repertoire. In Bach s time, music for solo instruments was still little explored territory, and his Sonatas and Partitas immediately established themselves as a benchmark, technically challenging and brimming with creativity.

Laura Mikkola - Englund: Complete Music for Solo Piano (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 20, 2017
Laura Mikkola - Englund: Complete Music for Solo Piano (2017)

Laura Mikkola - Englund: Complete Music for Solo Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:26 min | 204 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2017

Einar Englund (1916–1999) was not only one of Finlands major symphonists; he was also one of his countrys most important pianists. He was destined for a virtuoso career until he damaged a finger as a soldier in the Battle of Bengtskjär in the Finnish Continuation War in 1941 but when he later discovered the bullet holes in his beret, he realised he had had a lucky escape!
Cristiano Porqueddu - Agustin Barrios Mangoré: Complete Music for Solo Guitar (2010)

Cristiano Porqueddu - Agustin Barrios Mangoré: Complete Music for Solo Guitar (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 06:35:59 | 708 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 9204

Brilliant Classics is proud to bring to the market this unique 6-CD Set dedicated to the original music for solo guitar of the Paraguayan composer Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885 - 1944). Barrios is still revered in Paraguay, where he is seen as one of the greatest musicians of all time by many. John Williams has said of Barrios: "As a guitarist/composer, Barrios is the best of the lot, regardless of era. His music is better formed, it's more poetic, it's more everything! And it's more of all those things in a timeless way”.
Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven: Complete Works For Solo Piano Vol.12 (2012)

Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven: Complete Works For Solo Piano Vol.12 (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:41 | 319 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS SACD 1883

Following on from Volume 11 which has a superb Eroica Variations, Ronald Brautigam’s excellent journey through Beethoven’s complete works for solo piano continues in volume 12 with further variations. This time it’s a group from earlier in his career. The Dressler Variations were Beethoven’s first published work, and are pleasant enough though pretty light-weight stuff, as are the almost aphoristic Sechs Variationen über ein Schweizer Lied.

Giovanni Guzzo - Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 19, 2017
Giovanni Guzzo - Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin (2017)

Giovanni Guzzo - Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:07 min | 339 MB
Label: RUBICON | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Eugene Ysaÿe was one of the greatest violinists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied under Henri Vieuxtemps and is considered one of the great exemplars of the famous Franco-Belgian school of violin playing whose more recent members include Arthur Grumiaux and Augustin Dumay. Ysaÿe was also a composer of distinction, and his six sonatas for solo violin are after those of J.S Bach are works of major importance in the violinist’s repertoire. Each sonata is named after a great fellow violinist and dedicated to them, and the music reflects their personalities – an obvious hint at who the composer thought would be the ideal interpreter! These works are gems that deserve a wider audience, and in performances as impressive as these by the young Venezuelan virtuoso Giovanni Guzzo they are certain to win new friends.
Pavlo Beznosiuk - J.S.Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Pavlo Beznosiuk - J.S.Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 157:16 minutes | 2.75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On this double album, Pavlo Beznosiuk gives a splendid performance of Bach's renowned Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. Beznosiuk handles these demanding virtuosic compositions with surprising ease and agility. This seemingly effortless performance can possibly be attributed to how attuned Beznosiuk is with Bach through the music, an enchanting connection that is captured by this recording. The performances are full of passion and vigor. Beznosiuk's interpretation and development of the musical lines of these compositions is extremely compelling and bring out the compositional strength of one of the greatest composers to ever live.