Shostakovich, Prokofiev & Weill Works For Violin & Piano

Sergey Prokofiev - Complete Works for Violin [2 CD set] (2013)

Sergey Prokofiev - Complete Works for Violin [2 CD set] (2013)
Classical | Chandos CHAN 10787(2) | 2013 | 76:03 + 65:09 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 526 MB
James Ehnes (violin), Amy Schwartz Moretti (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano), BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

The latest offering from James Ehnes is an outstanding 2-CD set of the Complete Works for Violin by Sergei Prokofiev. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the BBC Philharmonic in the Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major and the Violin Concerto No.2 in G Minor on disc one, and Andrew Armstrong is the accompanist for the violin and piano works on disc two. Ehnes gives thoughtful and sensitive performances of the two concertos, and is given perfect support by Noseda, a conductor who has few equals when it comes to drawing nuanced, sensitive playing from a large orchestra.
Benjamin Schmid,  Lisa Smirnova - Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Weill (2015)

Benjamin Schmid, Lisa Smirnova - Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Weill (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 225 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 134 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1253

Third release on Ondine by the Austrian star violinist Benjamin Schmid contains fresh arrangements of well-known piano pieces by Shostakovich and Prokofiev for violin and piano. Also included is a suite transcribed from Kurt Weill's iconic ‘The Threepenny Opera'. All the three original works by the composers were written during the 1910s and 1920s.
Duo Brüggen-Plank - Szymanowski: Works for Violin & Piano (2017)

Duo Brüggen-Plank - Szymanowski: Works for Violin & Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:26 min | 293 MB
Label: Genuin | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

The thrilling contrasts in a composer’s oeuvre are presented here by violinist Marie Radauer-Plank and pianist Henrike Brüggen, who bring the world of the great Karol Szymanowski to life. His music reflects the spirit of his time while drawing inspiration from ancient sources, deriving its power from the traditions of his homeland while remaining universal. This can all be heard in the playing of the two young, international prize-winning musicians: sophisticated yet down-to-earth, incredibly sensual yet clearly structured.
James Ehnes - Bartók: Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 2 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

James Ehnes - Bartók: Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 2 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:50 minutes | 869 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

James Ehnes has previously explored Béla Bartók’s concertos for violin and for viola, to great acclaim. This album is the second in his equally successful survey of Bartók’s chamber music for the violin. His accompanist, once more, is Andrew Armstrong, a pianist praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique.
James Ehnes - Bartók: Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

James Ehnes - Bartók: Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 83:47 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the second volume in a series devoted to the works for strings by Béla Bartók, with James Ehnes the featured soloist. Earlier this year, Ehnes recorded the Violin and Viola Concertos (CHAN 10690), which was made Disc of the Month in Gramophone magazine.
Franziska Pietsch / Detlev Eisinger - Prokofiev: Works For Violin & Piano (2016) [Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Franziska Pietsch / Detlev Eisinger - Prokofiev: Works For Violin & Piano (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | Digital Booklet | 650MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Audite

Following the successful release of the Grieg Violin Sonatas, Franziska Pietsch and her piano partner Detlev Eisinger now present music by Sergei Prokofiev on the audite label. His works reflect facets of her own biography to a significant degree. As an emerging talent in the GDR, Franziska Pietsch enjoyed special state support; her musical training was thus initially shaped by the Eastern European school, bringing Prokofiev's music close to her heart. His two Violin Sonatas appear as two contrasting poles within his oeuvre - her life has also moved between extremes. The state support led to early success in the GDR. However, her father's escape to the West in 1984 was followed by two years of reprisals by the regime, intensively shaping Franziska Pietsch's understanding of music: deprived of any possibility of playing concerts or taking lessons, her chosen path towards hope - against desperation, refusal, fear and despotism - led inwards.
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Huw Watkins - Works for Violin & Piano by Hahn & Szymanowski (2015)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Huw Watkins - Works for Violin & Piano by Hahn & Szymanowski (2015)
Classical | 01:09:27 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 159 MB
Label: Signum Records | Year Of Release: 2015

This juxtapsition of composers who, though near contemporaries seem rather far apart stylistically is curiously compelling. After the dramatic and sumptuous intensities of Szymanowski's D minor Sonata, Op 9, Hahn's Romance in A follows like an emotional mood-cleanser - all is now lightness and wistfulness. That there's an underlying unity of seriousness is shown by the third, deeply touching Modere movement of Hahn's C major Sonata. His Nocturne is E flat leads back to Szymanowski and his Noctune and Tarantella, Op 28. Waley-Cohen's playing is radiant and soaring, and Watkin's pianism a model, as always, of sensitivity.
Franziska Pietsch & Detlev Eisinger - Prokofiev: Works for Violin & Piano (2016)

Franziska Pietsch & Detlev Eisinger - Prokofiev: Works for Violin & Piano (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:38 | 158 MB
Label: Audite

Following the successful release of the Grieg Violin Sonatas, Franziska Pietsch and her piano partner Detlev Eisinger now present music by Sergei Prokofiev on the audite label. His works reflect facets of her own biography to a significant degree. As an emerging talent in the GDR, Franziska Pietsch enjoyed special state support; her musical training was thus initially shaped by the Eastern European school, bringing Prokofiev's music close to her heart. His two Violin Sonatas appear as two contrasting poles within his oeuvre - her life has also moved between extremes.
Sonja van Beek & Andreas Frolich - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)
Sonja van Beek, violin; Andreas Frölich, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 999 709-2 | Time: 01:12:03

Although Korngold’s ‘complete works for violin and piano’ make up a reasonably full disc, it is only fair to point out that the Violin Sonata is the single work that is not an arrangement from one of his other pieces. Yet this Sonata, written at the age of 15 for Carl Flesch and Artur Schnabel no less, is a fine example of his early style, with its echoes of Zemlinsky and early Schoenberg. The young Dutch violinist Sonja van Beek and German pianist Andreas Frölich negotiate its challenges with ease: as in Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, the pianist has as tough a role as the melody instrument. Much Ado about Nothing is one of several arrangements of a suite of four movements derived from incidental music to Shakespeare’s play written in 1918, performed here with affection and a silken suavity. The remainder of the repertoire is made up of arrangements of Korngold lollipops, hit numbers from his operas, such as the unforgettable ‘Marietta’s Lied’ from Die tote Stadt, arranged by the composer as salon pieces and popularised by Kreisler and his ilk.
George Enescu - Complete Works for Violin & Piano - Remus Azoitei & Eduard Stan (2014) [2CD] {Hanssler 98.035}

George Enescu - Complete Works for Violin & Piano - Remus Azoitei & Eduard Stan (2014) [2CD] {Hanssler 98.035}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 529 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 313 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 74 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Hanssler Classic | 98.035
Classical / Chamber Music

The complete Works for Violin and Piano of George Enescu - The Romanian musicians Remus Azoitei and Eduard Stan interpret the Works of Enescu with intuitional understanding for his multifaceted music - Including the famous 3rd sonata op.25 dans le caractère populaire roumain - No need to look any further: this is a first-rate collection."" Gramophone Of all of Enescu's works for violin and piano, the 3rd Sonata Op. 25 ""dans le caractère roumain populaire"" (""in Romanian folk character"" ) composed in 1926 is the most famous and stands roughly in the center of his work for these instruments. In addition to the two other sonatas, a dramatic sonata torso in A Minor, the ""Impressions d' enfance"" and some smaller works have survived.