Geminiani Sonatas

Liana Mosca, Antonio Mosca, Luca Pianca & Giorgio Paronuzzi - Geminiani: Sonatas Op. 4 Vol. 2 (2015)

Liana Mosca, Antonio Mosca, Luca Pianca & Giorgio Paronuzzi - Geminiani: Sonatas Op. 4 Vol. 2 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 368 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 181 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 74 Mb
Classical | Label: Stradivarius, STR 33937 | 2015 | 01:13:05

The first volume of this edition of the sonatas for violin and continuo, Op.4, was recorded in 2012, and now, the second volume, featuring Liana Mosca, Antonio Mosca, Luca Pianca and Giorgio Paronuzzi, completes the edition, making one of the two set of compositions that Geminiani - one of the most virtuosic violinists of the eighteenth century - wrote for his instrument available to lovers of Baroque music for the first time.
Alison McGillivray - Geminiani: Sonatas for Violoncello & Basso Continuo (2005) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alison McGillivray - Geminiani: Sonatas for Violoncello & Basso Continuo (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:45 minutes | 1,57 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: LinnRecords.com | Digital Booklet

Debut solo album from cellist Alison McGillivray exploring the music of Francesco Geminiani. This is a stellar release, full of discrete pleasures for the discerning listener…
Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (after Corelli, Op. 5) (2007)

Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (after Corelli, Op. 5) (2007)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:12:08 | 178 MB
Genre: Baroque | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Harmonia Mundi's Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (after Corelli, Op. 5) is a single disc excerpted from a larger set issued in 1999 including all of Geminiani's concerti based on models of Corelli. That set was, and is, something of an expensive proposition, but certainly a first-class choice for the music of Geminiani, for the way the Academy of Ancient Music sounds under the direction of Andrew Manze and as representative of late English Baroque music as a whole. This disc is a single-disc condensation drawn from the earlier set that comes, as an added bonus, with a thick catalog of Harmonia Mundi's active releases, and the asking price is modest.

Understanding Mozart's Piano Sonatas  

Posted by MoneyRich at April 28, 2015
Understanding Mozart's Piano Sonatas

Understanding Mozart's Piano Sonatas by John Irving
English | Oct 1, 2010 | ISBN: 0754667693 | 176 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Mozart's piano sonatas are among the most familiar of his works and stand alongside those of Haydn and Beethoven as staples of the pianist's repertoire. In this study, John Irving looks at a wide selection of contextual situations for Mozart's sonatas, focusing on the variety of ways in which they assume identities and achieve meanings. In particular, the book seeks to establish the provisionality of the sonatas' notated texts, suggesting that the texts are not so much identifiers as possibilities and that their identity resides in the usage.
Beethoven's pianoforte sonatas: a guide for students & amateurs

Beethoven's pianoforte sonatas: a guide for students & amateurs by Edwin Fischer
English | Jan 1, 1959 | ASIN: B009ITZZJA | 122 pages | PDF | 30 MB

In studying Beethoven 's piano sonatas one encounters difficulti es, questions and problems the solution of which constitutes part of the entire artistic and human education of a musician.
Affettuoso - Piani, Geminiani, Handel - Violin Sonatas (Emilio Percan, Oriol Aymat Fusté, Luca Quintavalle) (2012)

Affettuoso - Piani, Geminiani, Handel - Violin Sonatas (Emilio Percan, Oriol Aymat Fuste, Luca Quintavalle) (2012)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 451.8 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | TT: 74:52

How do you present music by an unknown composer on a market which already overflows with discs and in particular in a time of economic decline? You can devote a whole disc to this repertoire, but there is a good chance that a considerable part of the target group would remain sceptical. So many interpreters pretend that the music they have discovered is of world-class quality. Do we need to believe them? Emilio Percan tries to convince us that the music of Giovanni Antonio Piani is really worthwhile. He does so by presenting it together with music by two well-known masters of his time. That seems the most sensible way: if the listener is disappointed about Piani, he still has Handel and Geminiani to enjoy.
– Johan van Veen, MusicWeb International
Geminiani - 12 Concerti Grossi da Corelli (Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415) (2003)

Geminiani - 12 Concerti Grossi da Corelli (Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415) (2003)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 688.71 MB
Label: Zigzag | Catalog N.: ZZT040301 | TT: 116:24

The first six sonatas, or the sonate da chiesa as they are commonly referred to, were published in Geminiani’s arrangements in 1726 and met with immediate success. Not only were the sonorities amplified by the instrumental expansion, but Corelli’s difficult-to-play sonatas were now within reach of violinists with more modest abilities. The skill with which Geminiani embellished Corelli’s music while remaining true to Corelli is immediately evident when Corelli and Geminiani are played back-to-back. It is roughly the aural equivalent of a black and white photo now viewed in color. Geminiani’s arrangements of the second set of six sonatas, the sonate da camera, were soon completed but did not meet with the same immediate popularity. The last sonata/concerto, No. 12 in D Minor, the Follia, is structurally different from the others. It is a theme with 25 variations and has taken on a life of its own separate from the other 11 concertos.
Italian Violin Sonatas : Veracini,  Locatelli, Mascitti, Geminiani, Tartini (Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante) [2003]

Italian Violin Sonatas : Veracini, Locatelli, Mascitti, Geminiani, Tartini (Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante) [2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 397.24 MB
Classical | Virgin | 7243 5 45588 2 5

One tends to associate the virtuoso violin repertoire with the 19th century, but in their own way these five sonatas, written between 1714 and 1743, offer an equally dazzling display of speed, facility, bow control and tonal variety. No wonder: the composers were among the foremost violin virtuosos of their time, as well as tireless innovators of technique and style; several even wrote treatises on violin playing. The earliest, and least familiar, is Michele Mascitti, a Neapolitan who moved to Paris when he was 30… –Edith Eisler
Francesco Geminiani - 6 Cello Sonatas opus 5 - Jaap ter Linden

Francesco Geminiani - 6 Cello Sonatas opus 5 - Jaap ter Linden
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 306 MB | RS
Recorded: Apr. 2007, Hervormde Kerk, Rhoon, NL
Released: 2008 | Label: Brilliant 93646 | TT: 54:32

Jaap ter Linden - cello, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - harpsichord,
Judith Maria Becker - cello continuo

In this set of six sonatas for cello and continuo, Geminiani [1687-1762] follows the Corellian model […] of movements—except for the last, which is in three movements. Geminiani’s writing for the solo instrument shows an advance on Corelli in the brilliant figuration in the fast movements. Slow movements can sometimes be a bit perfunctory, lasting less than a minute, though this is not always the case. Geminiani apparently enjoyed working with the sonorities created by two cellos, and in his contrapuntal movements sometimes allows the solo and continuo cellos to cross lines.
Jaap ter Linden […] handles Geminiani’s elaborate music with ease. His smooth and rounded tone serves the music well. The continuo players provide able accompaniment. The performers are recorded in close perspective in excellent sound. (Ron Salemi, Fanfare)

Violin Sonatas - Veracini & Geminiani  

Posted by diego cabral at Dec. 17, 2008
Violin Sonatas - Veracini & Geminiani

Violin Sonatas
2004 | Classical | Flac | 399 Mb
Veracini - Geminiani
Rüdiger Lotter - Olga Watts