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Posted by Piterets at Sept. 26, 2014
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.
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.
Anna Tifu & Giuseppe Andaloro - Tzigane - Works for Violin & Piano (2017)

Anna Tifu & Giuseppe Andaloro - Tzigane - Works for Violin & Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:17:54| 178 MB
Label: Warner Classics

Considered one of the best violinists of his generation, Anna Tifu debuts for Warner Classics with an album titled Tzigane - Works for Violin & Piano, recorded with the famous concertist Giuseppe Andaloro. The young violinist will perform in a live performance.
Anna Tifu & Giuseppe Andaloro - Tzigane: Works for Violin & Piano (2017)

Anna Tifu & Giuseppe Andaloro - Tzigane: Works for Violin & Piano (2017)
MP3 320 kbps | 01:17:49 min | Covers included | 179 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner

Winner of the 2007 George Enescu Competition in Bucharest Anna Tifu is considered one of the leading violinist of her generation.
Esther Hoppe, Alasdair Beatson - Mozart & Poulenc: Works For Violin & Piano (2017)

Esther Hoppe, Alasdair Beatson - Mozart & Poulenc: Works For Violin & Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:15 min | 256 MB
Label: Claves Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Évidemment, c’est faire preuve d’une solide dose de hardiesse que d’entourer la Sonate pour violon et piano de Poulenc, écrite en 1943 à la mémoire de García Lorca, de trois Sonates de Mozart composées en 1778 et 1779 ! D’autant que la Sonate de Poulenc n’est pas toujours très bien considérée, à commencer par Poulenc lui-même qui écrivait dans ses mémoires « Comme j'ai de la peine à témoigner, musicalement, de ma passion pour Lorca, ma Sonate pour piano et violon, dédiée à sa mémoire, n'est hélas pas du meilleur Poulenc », mais est-on toujours le meilleur juge de ses propres œuvres ?
Justina Auškelytė & Cesare Pezzi - Dvarionas: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2017)

Justina Auškelytė & Cesare Pezzi - Dvarionas: Complete Works for Violin & Piano
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:12 min | 271 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

One of the most gifted and prominent of all twentieth-century Lithuanian musicians, Balys Dvarionas was a musical polymath who excelled as a composer, pianist, conductor and teacher. He viewed his native countrys folklore as a fundamental part of his artistic heritage and his aesthetic ideas were formed under the influence of nineteenth-century Romanticism. His violin works occupy a special place in his oeuvre. The Sonata-Ballade is his violin masterpiece, full of idiosyncrasies and luminous warmth, while the miniatures encompass subtle charm and effortless virtuosity.
Julia Fischer, Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Complete Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 2 (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Julia Fischer, Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Complete Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 2 (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:56 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

It is a sign of great artistry when performers can take a composer's lesser works and make them compelling. That Fischer and Helmchen have done so with Schubert's modest violin and piano works to such joyous effect is remarkable. The revelation comes when Fischer joins Helmchen at the piano in the sublime Fantasia.
Julia Fischer, Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Complete Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Julia Fischer, Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Complete Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:23 minutes | 1.06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Julia Fischer and Martin Helmchen adopt a rather quick tempo and a light touch, hardly too heavily pedaled in the piano part, in the opening of the first movement of Schubert's First Sonata in D Major, a work that could lend itself, slight as it may be, to overblown Romantic rhetoric (although not in leaner and more spirited readings like that of Joseph Szigeti, who recorded the Sonata with Andor F”ldes in 1942, a performance re-released in Sony's "Masterworks Portrait" series 52538 in 1992).
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.