Bach Keyboard Sonatas

Danny Driver - CPE Bach: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. II (2012)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Dec. 27, 2012
Danny Driver - CPE Bach: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. II (2012)

Danny Driver - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. II (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:37 minutes | 1,09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Danny Driver proves a peerless guide to this fascinating music, performing with elegance and vigour. Hyperion presents a second volume of CPE Bach’s startlingly original and inventive keyboard sonatas. This release spans the composer’s career, taking the listener from the highly expressive manner of his early works to his mastery of the Classical style—in which he still retains the distinctive characteristics, the fantastical changes of mood and tempo which both astounded and perplexed his contemporaries.

C.P.E. Bach - Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2 [Danny Driver (piano)]  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Dec. 10, 2012
C.P.E. Bach - Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2 [Danny Driver (piano)]

C.P.E. Bach - Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2 [Danny Driver (piano)]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 257 Mb
Label: Hyperion - Date: 2012

Hyperion presents a second volume of CPE Bach’s startlingly original and inventive keyboard sonatas. This release spans the composer’s career, taking the listener from the highly expressive manner of his early works to his mastery of the Classical style—in which he still retains the distinctive characteristics, the fantastical changes of mood and tempo which both astounded and perplexed his contemporaries.
Danny Driver proves a peerless guide to this fascinating music, performing with elegance and vigour.

C.P.E. Bach - Keyboard Sonatas [Danny Driver (piano)]  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Dec. 5, 2012
C.P.E. Bach - Keyboard Sonatas [Danny Driver (piano)]

C.P.E. Bach - Keyboard Sonatas [Danny Driver (piano)]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 372 Mb
Label: Hyperion - Date: 2010

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), second son of Johann Sebastian, was both revered and criticized by his contemporaries for his bold departures from conventional modes of musical expression. He perfected a highly original and intensely personal compositional style known as the empfindsamer Stil (literally, the ‘sensitive style’). As the works on this recording show, Bach’s approach to musical expressiveness found voice in frequent mood changes, abundant rests and ‘sighing’ motifs, the juxtaposition of contrasting rhythmic figures, deceptive cadences, and dramatic, rhetorical harmonic interjections. Bach became particularly renowned for his ability to improvise fantasias—seemingly free-form, stream-of-consciousness flights of fancy …….
Kemp English - Koželuch: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 12 (2018)

Kemp English - Koželuch: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 12 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:27 | 145 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

This is the final volume of Kemp English’s pioneering world premiere recording of Leopold Kozeluch’s complete solo keyboard sonatas. It is played, once again, on appropriate authentic instruments and charts just how profoundly Kozeluch’s style changed over the decades, from the charming early Sonata No. 47 for harpsichord to the three late romantic sonatas. The virtuosic Sonata No. 49, with its pedal effects and extended compass, shows techniques derived from the English Piano School and in the final sonata he encapsulates to perfection the sound world of early nineteenth-century Vienna.

Florian Klaus Rumpf - J.S. Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 15, 2018
Florian Klaus Rumpf - J.S. Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas (2018)

Florian Klaus Rumpf - J.S. Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 308 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | 01:19:12
Classical | Label: Ars Produktion

Johann Sebastian Bach played the violin “cleanly and with a penetrating tone…” At the time his son CPE Bach wrote this phrase to a musicologist and Bach’s early biographer Johann Nikolaus Forkel in 1774, the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin were known to a relatively small but steadily growing circle of enthusiasts. Although the demand problem was eventually solved by the appearance of the first printed editions around the turn of the century, it took another five decades before Bach’s sonatas and partitas came to the attention of a broader public. Arrangements of the violin solos for other instruments offer new expressive opportunities. For this album, Florian Klaus Rumpf has transcribed and recorded the first three of the six violin solos for the mandolin. Florian Klaus Rumpf decided to begin studying mandolin at the age of seven. In 2006 Florian entered the University of Music and Dance in Wuppertal, where he studied the modern mandolin and a wide range of historical instruments, including the six-course Baroque mandolin and the 8-course mandolone. He is in high demand as a soloist, tutor, and conductor of mandolin orchestras.

Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn: Complete Keyboard Sonatas (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 7, 2018
Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn: Complete Keyboard Sonatas (2018)

Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn: Complete Keyboard Sonatas (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 2.21 GB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 162 | Time: 704:20 min

“The Viennese oracle on the core literature of Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms,” is how The Philadelphia Inquirer has described the pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, while Huffington Post has praised him for “perfect phrasing, magnificent technique and an unparalleled love of his instrument”. Renowned for his meticulous study of musical sources, he here performs Haydn’s complete piano sonatas – captivating works which prove that Haydn deserves to be known as ‘the father of the piano sonata’, not just ‘the father of the symphony’. His sonatas exercised a decisive influence on Beethoven, the composer with whom Buchbinder is identified above all.

Evgeny Soifertis - Domenico Cimarosa: Keyboard Sonatas (2004)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 16, 2018
Evgeny Soifertis - Domenico Cimarosa: Keyboard Sonatas (2004)

Evgeny Soifertis - Domenico Cimarosa: Keyboard Sonatas (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:26 | 219 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Meridian | Catalog: CDE 84524

Opera composer Domenico Cimarosa wrote nearly 90 keyboard sonatas that, until the late twentieth century, were ignored by musicologists as well as performers. It is easy to understand why, when they are compared to contemporary works by Mozart and Haydn. Cimarosa stuck to the one-movement sonata form that was used by Domenico Scarlatti. There is some evidence that Cimarosa considered using the three-movement structure, but no such sonata by him has been found, nor has there been found any indication that some of the single movements should be combined in such a way.
Artem Yasynskyy - Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 20 (2018)

Artem Yasynskyy - Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 20 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 200 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 18 | Time: 58:41 min

The illustrious Scarlatti family was famed throughout Europe for forging new musical developments. Alessandro was responsible for creating a new operatic school in Naples whilst his son Domenico devised a huge sequence of single-movement keyboard sonatas that have proved indispensable to pianists. Composed for the Spanish court, and specifically for his pupil, the Infanta Maria Barbara, the sonatas here derive from manuscripts preserved in Venice. Their virtuosity is matched by ceaseless invention in which Scarlatti sometimes evokes Iberian popular dances, all generously endowed with melodic interest and brilliance.
Kemp English - Koželuch: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 11 (2018)

Kemp English - Koželuch: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 11 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 334 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Tracks: 12 | Time: 63:00 min

Juxtaposing early and late sonatas reveals just how much Leopold Koeluchs style changed over a thirty-year period. The three early sonatas from the 1770s, though harmonically modest, fizz with Rococo charm and elegance. The late sonatas meanwhile were intended for a fortepiano, which had eclipsed the harpsichord, and are twomovement works. They feature bustling rondos and deft janissary devices, one of which is the buzzing effect generated by a knee lever on the original 1815 Johann Fritz instrument used in this recording.
Sonya Bach & English Chamber Orchestra - Bach: Keyboard Concertos & Italian Concerto (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sonya Bach & English Chamber Orchestra - Bach: Keyboard Concertos & Italian Concerto (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 102:49 minutes | 1.72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A virtuoso harpsichordist and organist, it is remarkable that J.S. Bach composed only one original work for keyboard and orchestra. The fifth Brandenburg Concerto, with its huge sixty-five bar cadenza in the first movement, created the blueprint for all piano concertos that followed. However, Bach the great arranger mined his other concertos to create seven more keyboard works (No.6, omitted here, is for keyboard, flutes and strings).