Witold Lutoslawski Piano Sonata: Allegro

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Witold Lutoslawski - Orchestral Works Vol.3 (1997)

Witold Lutoslawski - Orchestral Works Vol.3 (1997)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 255 Mb
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.
Solomon Cutner - Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos.13 & 14, Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 (2002)

Solomon Cutner - Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos.13 & 14, Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:03 | 206 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | Catalog: 1230

"Solomon's wonderful performances of the great Op 111 … is unfortunately spoilt by poor recording." So wrote the authors of "The Record Guide" in 1951. Well, here's a chance for music lovers to hear this wonderful 1948 performance half a century later in remastered sound. I reckon it is a wonderful performance, a little fresher in approach than Solomon's 1951 remake.
Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett: Piano Sonata, Op. 13; Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 (2017) [24/48]

Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett: Piano Sonata, Op. 13; Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 58:06 minutes | 579 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Depuis plusieurs années, Hiroaki Takenouchi nourrissait l'envie de défendre la musique d’une personnalité majeure de l’époque romantique, William Sterndale Bennett – un Anglais, pianiste virtuose, né en 1816, considéré à son époque comme l’un des virtuoses les plus captivants, par sa flamboyance et sa science du clavier.
George-Emmanuel Lazaridis - Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor; Grandes Etudes de Paganini (2006) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George-Emmanuel Lazaridis - Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor; Grandes Etudes de Paganini (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 57:52 minutes | 930 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor is one of the seminal works of the Romantic piano repertoire and one of the most technically challenging pieces any pianist can undertake. Continuing this virtuosic theme, and demonstrating his great ambition as a pianist of the highest calibre, Lazaridis also presents Liszt's Grandes études de Paganini. This six-part composition, based on themes originally composed for violin by Niccolò Paganini, again places huge demands on the technical and interpretive abilities of the performer.
Nadejda Vlaeva - Bortkiewicz: Piano Sonata No.2, Three Mazurkas, Jugoslavische Suite, Fantasiestücke, Lyrica nova (2016)

Nadejda Vlaeva - Bortkiewicz: Piano Sonata No.2, Three Mazurkas, Jugoslavische Suite, Fantasiestücke, Lyrica nova (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:06 | 301 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68118

Well into the first half of the 20th century, Sergei Bortkiewicz remained an unreconstructed Romantic composer, a product of the influences of Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, and Robert Schumann in his youth, and his long career showed little change in this style. Bortkiewicz's solo piano music offers flashes of technical brilliance, and in some ways it is comparable to the early work of his Russian contemporaries, Sergei Rachmaninov and Alexander Scriabin, though its sentimentality often makes it seem derivative of parlor music of the fin de siècle.
Moritz Ernst - Ullmann: Piano Concerto, Piano Sonata No. 7 & Variations & Double Fugue, Op. 3a (2017)

Moritz Ernst - Ullmann: Piano Concerto, Piano Sonata No. 7 & Variations & Double Fugue, Op. 3a
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 56:41 min | 131 MB
Label: CapriccioNR | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

With the biography of Viktor Ullmann, a prominent individual fate in musical history stands out drastically from the anonymity of the millions of victims the Nazi regime exacted in the course of its attempted obliteration of individual minorities and particularly the mass extermination of the Jewish population in its sphere of influence. It can be only roughly surmised what striking musical movement was thus practically completely destroyed and was hence unable to continue its thrilling development into the second half of the 20th century.
Robert Spano & Jessica Rivera - Robert Spano: Hölderlin-Lieder & Piano Sonata "Four Elements" (2017)

Robert Spano & Jessica Rivera - Robert Spano: Hölderlin-Lieder & Piano Sonata "Four Elements"
Classical, Contemporary, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:48 min | 184 MB
Label: ASO Media | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

The sonata ""Four Elements"" takes the four classical elements, often attributed to Empedocles, as inspiration for the four movements of a sonata. These classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire have a rich history of associative meaning. Thinkers as ancient as Thales and Heraclitus, and as recent as Carl Jung, have been fascinated by the multi-layered symbolism inherent in these seed ideas. They are also key concepts in the western esoteric traditions, appearing in astrology, tarot dards, the qabalistic tree of life, and any variety of magical arts. I was inspired to capture something of the unique and complex qualities of each element, yet also to connect them, as they are dynamically related to each other.
Martha Argerich - Chopin: Preludes, Piano Sonata 2 (2002) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Martha Argerich - Chopin: Preludes, Piano Sonata 2 (2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 61:11 minutes | 1.94 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This classic 1977 release features a stunning interpretation of Chopin's Préludes by pianist Martha Argerich, still considered a reference recording of the set by many critics. The programme also an equally impressive Piano Sonata No. 2, recorded in 1975.
Angela Hewitt - Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Angela Hewitt - Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:31 minutes | 579 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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 Berger Trio - Berger: Pathetique, Epilogue, Piano Sonata No.3 (2015)

The Berger Trio - Berger: Pathetique, Epilogue, Piano Sonata No.3 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 78:33 | 249 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573406

Award-winning composer and music theoretician Roman Berger is widely respected for his stand against political repression in Eastern Europe during the last century. Most of the works on this recording are dedicated to the members of The Berger Trio, one of Slovakia’s leading ensembles. They include a commemoration of the composer’s late wife and other aspects of parting. The composer himself has written ‘…for me expressionism is neither a style nor an aesthetic, nor an “anachronistic” fashion: it is the result of life experience. The drama of existence leads to drama in art.’