Witold Lutoslawski Piano Sonata: Allegro

Witold Lutoslawski - Orchestral Works Vol.3 (1997)  Music

Posted by basa005 at Jan. 18, 2011
Witold Lutoslawski - Orchestral Works Vol.3 (1997)

Witold Lutoslawski - Orchestral Works Vol.3 (1997)
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Classical | Naxos 8.553423

Witold Lutosfawski started regular study of the piano at the age of six and the violin when he was thirteen. He did not become a concert violinist, but he was a concert pianist. Witold Maliszewski, professor at the Warsaw Conservatory, who deeply influenced the young Lutostawski's musical thought, gave him lessons in composition, after his future pupil had presented him with the Poem for piano, written at the age of fifteen. When he was seventeen he wrote, under his teacher's supervision, his Dance of the Chimera for piano, the first work of his to receive public performance. As with a series of other pieces, written since1922, when Lutostawski was only nine, the two compositions mentioned were destroyed in 1944 during the Warsaw rising. The flames spared, however, the Piano Sonata of 1934 and the two-piano Wariacje na temat Paganiniego (Variations on a Theme of Paganini) of 1941. The post-war years brought other works for piano, Melodie ludowe (Folk Melodies) in 1946 and Bukoliki (Bucolics) in 1952 and some pedagogical pieces. The piano, the role of which in Lutostawski's chamber and orchestral works was often important, only appeared as a solo instrument in the Piano Concerto of 1988, except for the Variations on a Theme of Paganini, a composition for piano and orchestra, after the two-piano Variations, one of the most popular works in the piano duo repertoire and one of the most frequently performed of Lutostawski's compositions.
Glenn Gould - Grieg: Piano Sonata, Op. 7; Bizet: Nocturne & Variations Chromatiques (1973/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Grieg: Piano Sonata, Op. 7; Bizet: Nocturne & Variations Chromatiques
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 44:51 min | 419 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia, Sony Classical | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 1973/2015

Gould as an “incorrigible romantic.” Instead of Schumann, Chopin, or Liszt he selected two unimaginably obscure rarities, referring to Grieg as a personal ancestor (“the composer was a cousin of my maternal great-grandfather”) and to Bizet’s Variations chromatiques as “one of the very few masterpieces for solo piano to emerge from the third quarter of the nineteenth century.”
Marios Papadopoulos, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky: Concerto, Janáček: Capriccio & Piano Sonata (1985)

Marios Papadopoulos, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky: Concerto, Janáček: Capriccio & Piano Sonata (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital booklet | 53:08 | 245 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66167

Marios Papadopoulos plays Janacek's sonata with a gentle, romanticizing melancholy that is nature can well encompass, even if such an approach can diminish the work's sense of tragedy. It is a work with a tougher core than is here suggested. However, this is not an unattractive performance, and Papadopoulos seems more attuned to its manner than to the crisp assertions of the Capriccio or of Stravinsky's Concerto. It does not seem a good idea to attempt the Capriccio without a conductor. The admirable RPO players sound less than wholly comfortable, and their ensemble is a trifle precarious at times; moreover, the work's odd, sharp character does not emerge with sufficient definition.
Philippe Cassard & Cedric Pescia - Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 & Piano duets (2014)

Philippe Cassard & Cedric Pescia - Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 & Piano duets
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 80:37 min | 1.06 GB | Digital booklet
Label: La Dolce Volta (LDV15) | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2014

Schubert s imaginative world was built from the poetry he set to music throughout his life. The pianist Philippe Cassard has always felt close to those 'Wanderers', those Romantic landscapes studded by stars and moons, traversed by mountains and valleys, those quicksilver moods.

Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartet (1991)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 14, 2016
Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartet (1991)

Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutosławski: String Quartet (1991)
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Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79255-2 | Time: 00:23:57

For this Elektra/Nonesuch release, the Kronos Quartet interprets Witold Lutoslawski's 1964 String Quartet, an uncommonly difficult piece since the four musicians are commanded to play their parts ad lib, as if they were alone. Lutoslawski was influenced by the random procedures of John Cage, but he also wished to maintain dramatic structure, so string quartet includes rigidity in time measures. The balance between freedom and structure provides for a surprisingly appealing recording.
Angela Hewitt - Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata, Dante Sonata, Petrarch Sonnets (2015)

Angela Hewitt - Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata, Dante Sonata, Petrarch Sonnets (2015)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68067 | Time: 01:14:35

Angela Hewitt’s notes for this important new album describe a teenager’s moment of revelation when she first came to appreciate the epic masterpiece that is the Liszt Piano Sonata. Here we have a heart-felt recording where this palpable sense of wonder is manifest alongside Hewitt’s enthralling technical facility at the keyboard. The programme is completed by the second half of Liszt’s dazzling second Année de pèlerinage collection: the three Petrarch Sonnets and the noble Dante Sonata, the latter composed as a fund-raiser for the Bonn Beethoven monument in 1839.
Plowright - Brahms: Piano Sonata No 3, Variations And Fugue On A Theme By Handel (2013)

Plowright - Brahms: Piano Sonata No 3, Variations And Fugue On A Theme By Handel (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 190 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 174 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 2047

British pianist Jonathan Plowright makes his début recording on BIS. Hailed by Gramophone as ‘one of the finest living pianists’, Plowright is recognised worldwide as a truly exceptional artist. Brahms’s Piano Sonata No. 3 is heroic in scale, unconventional in layout and exudes high quality making it one of the most impressive sonatas since those of Beethoven and Schubert.
Krystian Zimerman, Simon Rattle - Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto, Symphony No 2 (2015)

Krystian Zimerman, Simon Rattle - Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto, Symphony No 2 (2015)
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Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 002329502 | Rls.date: 14th Aug 2015

This album follows up Krystian Zimerman and Sir Simon Rattle’s award winning DG recording of Brahm’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto, written in 1988, is dedicated to Krystian Zimerman and was presented by him the first time to audiences in Salzburg in the same year. The piece features extremely virtuosic demands, its dense pianistic gestures at times recall the piano concertos of Bartók and Prokofiev. The Symphony No. 2, created with techniques of “limited aleatoricism” (Lutosławski), fascinates with its orchestral surfaces that offer an insight into their creator’s ability to organize sounds in a very precise way and their iridescent and colorful vitality.
Stephen Hough - Johannes Brahms: Piano Sonata No 3 & Four Ballades (2001)

Stephen Hough - Johannes Brahms: Piano Sonata No 3 & Four Ballades (2001)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 168 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 135 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67237

Following his recent dazzling Liszt recital (CDA67085), Stephen Hough turns his attention to the finest works of the young Brahms. Brahms's three piano sonatas are early works, culminating with the epic F minor Sonata. Spanning five movements, with dramatic and wildly virtuosic outer movements, and a hauntingly beautiful slow movement (described by Claudio Arrau as "the greatest love music after Tristan, and the most erotic"), this is one of the defining piano sonatas of the mid-nineteenth century.
Paul Lewis - Schubert: Piano Sonata D 845, Wanderer Fantasy, Impromptus D 935 (2012)

Paul Lewis - Schubert: Piano Sonata D 845, Wanderer Fantasy, Impromptus D 935 (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 343 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 291 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902136

Acclaimed British pianist Paul Lewis returns to the music of Franz Schubert with another two-disc collection of works for solo piano. His fifth release in the series, this set features the great A minor Piano Sonata D.845, the Impromptus D.935, the Moments Musicaux D.780, the Allegretto D915 and the always-popular Wanderer Fantasy D.760. This release features some of Schubert's most popular and highly regarded compositions for piano and will undoubtedly further enhance Lewis' growing reputation as a specialist in this repertoire and a true heir to the great Alfred Brendel.