Witold Lutoslawski Piano Sonata: Allegro

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)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 103 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 69 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
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.
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)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 121 MB
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.
Paul Lewis - Schubert: Piano Sonata; Wandererfantasie; Moments Musicaux (2012) [24-bit/96kHz]

Paul Lewis - Schubert: Piano Sonata; Wandererfantasie; Moments Musicaux (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 123:10 minutes | 1,96 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On this 2012 release, award-winning pianist Paul Lewis turns his attention back to to Franz Schubert, the other key focus of his concert career and the other pillar of his discography. Schubert's Piano Sonata, D.845 was the first of his three sonatas to be published during his lifetime. In July of 1825 Schubert wrote a long letter to his parents, in which he stated: "They particularly enjoyed the variations from my new sonata for piano solo, which I performed quite successfully, and several people assured me that under my fingers the keys began to sing. If this is sincere, it makes me very happy since I cannot stand the wretched hacking which is typical of even excellent pianists, as it pleases neither the ear nor the heart".
Boris Blacher & Witold Lutoslawski - Neues Leipziger Streichquartett - String Quartets (1994)

Boris Blacher & Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartets
Neues Leipziger Streichquartett
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 172 MB | Full Artwork: 46 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG # L 3507 | Country/Year: Germany 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

Witold Roman Lutosławski was a Polish composer and orchestral conductor. He was one of the major European composers of the 20th century, and one of the preeminent Polish musicians during his last three decades. / Boris Blacher was a German composer. His career was interrupted by National Socialism. He was accused of writing degenerate music and lost his teaching post at the Dresden Conservatory…
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Elisaveta Blumina - Children's Notebooks, Piano Sonata No. 1 (2010)

Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Elisaveta Blumina - Children's Notebooks, Piano Sonata No. 1
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 174 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CPO # 777 517-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Modern

“Elisaveta Blumina's achievementis to provoke a re-evaluation of this corner of the Weinberg repertoire. Where previously one might have suspected the 21-year-old composer's debut sonata of a degree of formal and textural miscalculation, Blumina's superior clarity and agility reveal it as a bold and uncompromising statement…She crafts each piece with care and insight.”