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.
Frederieke Saeijs - Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas For Solo Violin, Op. 27 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Frederieke Saeijs - Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas For Solo Violin, Op. 27 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 77:52 minutes | 2.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Frederieke Saeijs’ Linn debut sees the Dutch violinist realize a lifelong ambition to put her personal stamp on Ysaÿe’s homage to her chosen instrument and its celebrated virtuosos.
Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)

Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:18 | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: CK 85397

It was pretty clear that Billy Joel had run out of steam by 1993's River of Dreams. He had shown signs of wearing on its predecessor, Storm Front, but his trademark melodic gift disappeared on River of Dreams and his words, even performances, were bone-tired – he even called the last song "The Last Song (No More Words)." So, it was no great surprise that he did not rush to record a follow-up, and when he started murmuring toward the end of the decade that perhaps he wasn't interested in pop music anymore, nobody who paid attention could have been surprised.
The Schubert Song Transcriptions for Solo Piano/Series I: "Ave Maria," "Erlkonig" and Ten Other Great Songs

The Schubert Song Transcriptions for Solo Piano/Series I: "Ave Maria," "Erlkonig" and Ten Other Great Songs (Dover Music for Piano) by Franz Liszt, Classical Piano Sheet Music
1996 | ISBN: 048628865X | English | 160 pages | EPUB | 34 MB
Vaughan Jones - Vilsmaÿr, Pisendel, Biber: Works for Solo Violin (2015)

Vaughan Jones - Vilsmaÿr, Pisendel, Biber: Works for Solo Violin (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:58:09 | 651 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: First Hand Records | Catalog: FHR38

Violinist Vaughan Jones brings us a fascinating collection of 18th century solo works. Three hundred years after their first publication, Austrian composer Johann Joseph Vilsmayr's Six Partitas for Solo Violin are recorded here in their entirety for the first time. Johann Georg Pisendel was a famous Baroque violinist and composer. His fiendishly difficult Violin Sonata is an unpredictable, tempestuous and capricious work, showing great scope and ambition. To round out the recording, Jones plays the famous Passacaglia by Biber - a somber, moving work and a perfect end to this noteworthy set.
Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello (2017) [TR24][OF]

Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 64:19 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Natalie Clein, whose previous recording of the music of Ernest Bloch was described as ‘inspired’ by The Sunday Times, turns to his three suites for solo cello as part of a recital of works written in the aftermath of the Second World War. The sombre voice of the cello seems especially apposite in music of such deep seriousness, Ligeti’s short sonata providing an energetic and life-affirming finale.