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Francesca Dego & Francesca Leonardi - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 10 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Francesca Dego & Francesca Leonardi - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 10 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 87:53 minutes | 1.47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Francesca Leonardi has established herself as one of the best young violinists on the international musical scene. Recently signed by Deutsche Grammophon, her debut album with the 24 Paganini Caprices recorded on the ex-Ricci Guarneri del Gesù was released in October 2012 and received high critical acclaim. She is now recording the complete Beethoven violin sonatas, the final volume to be released in Fall 2015. She is also featured guest artist in Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo's album 'Ave Maria' released by Sony Classical.
Andreas Staier, Daniel Sepec & Jean-Guihen Queyras - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas & Piano Trios (2006/2014)

Andreas Staier, Daniel Sepec & Jean-Guihen Queyras - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas & Piano Trios (2006/2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 473 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 18 | Time: 125:08 min

This double album brings together two recordings that broke new ground in the Beethoven discography. Disc one focuses on the transition from the violin sonata's transition from the Baroque to the Classical, and disc two explores the development of piano trio as it evolves from the Classical into the Romantic. These performances also document the sound of three outstanding period instruments (including Beethoven's own violin!) in superb performances by violinist Daniel Sepec, cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and pianist Andreas Staier.
Boris Abramov & Carmine Miranda - Mozart & Beethoven: Violin & Cello Duets (2017)

Boris Abramov & Carmine Miranda - Mozart & Beethoven: Violin & Cello Duets (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:17:32 | 180 MB
Label: Navona

Award winning cellist Carmine Miranda and violinist Boris Abramov’s new Navona release Mozart / Beethoven: Violin and Cello Duets is an intimate gem of delightful chamber music from the Classical Period. Drawn from various duos by Beethoven and Mozart, this album is substantive, and showcases a wide stylistic breadth of late eighteenth century German instrumental music, from the sumptuous levity of the divertimento, to the full brilliance of sonata form. In this recording both performers balance concepts of classical performance, musical research and virtuosic dexterity combined with a high-definition audio engineering in order to create the most realistic sound and definitive version of these works. The pieces in this recording have never been paired together. Their unique styles, and carefully researched interpretations by Miranda and Abramov, create exceptional recordings with equal parts nuance and bravado.
Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:33 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas represent the supreme challenge for a violin and piano duo, and the drama, visceral excitement and many intimate moments of these masterpieces is superbly captured in these live performances.
Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017)

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:35 min | 298 MB
Label: RUBICON | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas represent the supreme challenge for a violin and piano duo, and the drama, visceral excitement and many intimate moments of these masterpieces is superbly captured in these live performances.
James Ehnes, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romance - Schubert: Romance (2017) [24/96]

James Ehnes, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romance - Schubert: Romance (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:17 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto represents the supreme challenge for violinists. Far from being a virtuoso display piece, this is chamber music on a large scale, the last and greatest ‘classical’ violin concerto, giving the soloist no place to hide with a solo part that is often very exposed against sparse orchestral accompaniment. A lukewarm reception at the concerto’s premiere in 1806 led to it being forgotten until Joseph Joachim resurrected it in the 1850s and restored to its rightful position as one of the greatest and most popular concertos for the instrument. This is James Ehnes’ first recording of this concerto, and he is supported sensitively by the award winning RLPO and fellow violinist-turned-conductor, Andrew Manze. The combination of soloist, orchestra and conductor on this recording is a dream team. …
James Ehnes, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romance - Schubert: Romance (2017)

James Ehnes, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romance - Schubert: Romance
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:17 min | 320 MB
Label: PM Classics / Onyx | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto represents the supreme challenge for violinists. Far from being a virtuoso display piece, this is chamber music on a large scale, the last and greatest ‘classical’ violin concerto, giving the soloist no place to hide with a solo part that is often very exposed against sparse orchestral accompaniment. A lukewarm reception at the concerto’s premiere in 1806 led to it being forgotten until Joseph Joachim resurrected it in the 1850s and restored to its rightful position as one of the greatest and most popular concertos for the instrument.
Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos 9 "Kreutzer", 4 & 2 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos 9 "Kreutzer", 4 & 2 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:07 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The adventure began in 2012, when Gilles Ledure, director of Flagey (Brussels), suggested to Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Libeer they should perform the complete Beethoven violin sonatas there. For these two artists, Beethoven was perhaps the first composer in our history to have embodied the values of the Enlightenment in both his music and his life. Haunted by these monuments of architecture and expression, they decided to embark on a recording. Here are three sonatas recorded in the legendary Salle de Musique of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including the famous Kreutzer Sonata. Since his version of the Beethoven Violin Concerto (ZZT 354), Lorenzo Gatto has taken his place among the violinists who matter on the international scene.
Dong Hyek Lim & Ji Young Lim - Mozart & Beethoven: Violin Sonatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Dong Hyek Lim & Ji Young Lim - Mozart & Beethoven: Violin Sonatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 78:09 minutes | 2.79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Violinist Ji Young Lim quickly came to the attention of the international violin scene when she took First Prize of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. The previous year, she was awarded First Prize in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, also winning the Mozart Prize.
David Grimal & Les Dissonances - Beethoven: Violin Concerto & 7th Symphony (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

David Grimal & Les Dissonances - Beethoven: Violin Concerto & 7th Symphony (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:07 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„Faced with such an enormous choice of recordings of the Beethoven concerto, this one at least has a unique selling point in new cadenzas composed for David Grimal by Brice Pauset. Although they remain within the bounds of propriety, that for the first movement is unusual in its inclusion at its mid-point of an orchestral role with solo piano. Otherwise the performance, taken from a Dijon concert in 2010, is a rewardingly fresh reading of the printed score. Maybe the central Larghetto is a little slow, but the whole account has an unhurried feel, and Grimal’s long lyric lines are shaped with beauty and much affection.“ (David Denton, theStrad)