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 …….

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).
Victor Sangiorgio - Domenico Cimarosa: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2011)

Victor Sangiorgio - Domenico Cimarosa: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 241.01 Mb | 76:44 | Scans included
Classical piano solo | Label: Naxos - 8.572689

Domenico Cimarosa was the most famous and popular Italian opera composer of the second half of the 18th Century. In the course of a brilliantly successful career he composed more than 65 operas as well as a significant number of other works. Nothing is known about the origins of the keyboard sonatas although from their style and structure they appear to date from relatively early in his career. These attractive, small-scale works were probably intended for study purposes or for domestic performance. The crystalline brilliance of many of the fast outer movements is very appealing and the slow movements, although somewhat conservative in style, often possess a surprising expressive depth. Of the first volume (8.570718) ClassicsToday wrote: ‘Sangiorgio’s clean, even-handed, excellently engineered performances are ideal.’
Marion Verbruggen, Mitzi Meyerson - Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonatas (1994)

Marion Verbruggen, Mitzi Meyerson - Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonatas (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 135 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907119 | Time: 01:02:59

This is a delightful, inventive, witty, charming, enchanting, inspiring disc. In the Verbruggen disc, only four of the six sonatas appear together, plus one other trio sonata (BWV 1031). Perhaps Ms. Verbruggen thought that BWV 526 and 528 did not translate well to the recorder. In any event, the recorder and the harpsichord are outstanding here, as is the recording quality. Highest recommendation.
Fabrizio Chiovetta - Bach: Keyboard Suites (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Fabrizio Chiovetta - Bach: Keyboard Suites (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 70:25 minutes | 877 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This programme, carefully chosen from amongst the hundreds of works by the composer, starts first with the French Overture in B minor: a monumental, complex work, rarely performed in concert. It was during a recital by Grigory Sokolov that Chiovetta fell in love with this pièce. He next chose one of the fundamental pieces that marks the culmination of the suite genre: the sublime Partita No.1 in B flat major. He concludes with the English Suite No.4, with the wish of restoring some of the honour it deserves.