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…
The Purcell Quartet - Francesco Geminiani: La Folia and Other Concertos and Sonatas (2007)

The Purcell Quartet - Francesco Geminiani: La Folia and Other Concertos and Sonatas (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 271 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55234

With this recording, the Purcell Quartet reach the mid-point in their six-part series of chamber music based on La Jolla, and although this CD is devoted to Geminiani, the only work on that tune is, in fact, his concerto grosso arrangement of Corelli's variations for violin (Op. 5 No. 12). In addition, they have chosen the G minor Concerto grosso (distinguished by Geminiani's remarkable concertino viola part, played to good effect by Alan George), two of Geminiani's original solo sonatas (giving Catherine Mackintosh and Elizabeth Wallfisch moments in which to shine) and trio arrangements of two of his violin sonatas.

Beckett, Beznosiuk, Goodwin - Handel: 20 Sonatas, Opus 1 (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Nov. 2, 2016
Beckett, Beznosiuk, Goodwin - Handel: 20 Sonatas, Opus 1 (2014)

Beckett, Beznosiuk, Goodwin - Handel: 20 Sonatas, Opus 1 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 814 MB | 3 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 44411

The twenty sonatas on this recording show Handel writing for the professional musicians of his London opera orchestra; they demand considerable skill and stamina both from the soloist and the continuo. Prominent bass parts give the sonatas a contrapuntal strength and vitality, and Handel keeps the elements of display and purely musical argument in admirable balance in these works. For this reason, they are among the most attractive Baroque solo sonatas and deserve their lasting popularity.
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.

Francesco Geminiani - 6 Cello Sonatas opus 5 - Jaap ter Linden  Music

Posted by zamorna at Dec. 30, 2009
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)

Alexandre Tharaud - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2011)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 16, 2017
Alexandre Tharaud - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2011)

Alexandre Tharaud plays Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099964201603 | Time: 01:08:05

The biggest surprise on this wonderfully exuberant and exhilarating disc comes with the very first notes: the piano tone is rich and full, worlds away from the slightly distant, musical-box tone that is often thought appropriate for recordings of Domenico Scarlatti's sonatas on a modern concert grand. But as the soundworld suggests, Tharaud is totally unapologetic about playing these pieces – all originally composed for harpsichord even though the earliest fortepianos were in circulation in Scarlatti's time – on a piano. In the sleevenotes, Tharaud says that of the four baroque keyboard composers that he has recorded so far – Bach, Couperin, Rameau and now Scarlatti – it's the last whose music is most suited to this treatment. His selection of sonatas is chosen for maximum variety, with a group in which the Spanish inflections of flamenco and folk music can be heard, others in which he gets a chance to show some dazzling technique, alongside those in which the playfulness is replaced by profound introspection.
Ariadne Daskalakis, Ensemble Vintage Köln - Biber - The Rosary Sonatas (2015)

Ariadne Daskalakis, Ensemble Vintage Köln - Biber - The Rosary Sonatas (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:12:30 | 768 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2096

Biber's 'Rosary Sonatas' for violin and basso continuo stand alone in the violin literature and in music history, offering a unique combination of programmatic material and the use of scordatura. The cycle consists of fifteen sonatas for violin and basso continuo, and a closing Passacaglia for solo violin, composed c.1687. Through the copper engravings inserted at the head of each sonata in the manuscript depicting key moments in the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary, the music has become associated with the Catholic Mysteries of the Rosary.

Paul Lewis - Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas: Box Set 10CDs (2009)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 9, 2017
Paul Lewis - Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas: Box Set 10CDs (2009)

Paul Lewis - Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas: Box Set 10CDs (2009)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,54 Gb | Booklet 81 Mb
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Release Year: 2009

Paul Lewis performed all the Beethoven piano sonatas on tour in the USA and Europe between the 2005 and 2007 seasons, in parallel with his complete recording of the cycle for Harmonia Mundi. His interpretation of the Lizst sonata was distinguished by the prestigious Edison Award, while his recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas received two Gramophone Awards in 2008 (Recording of the year and Best Instrumental Recording).

Fazil Say - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 25, 2016
Fazil Say - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas (2016)

Fazil Say - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, artwork | 06:14:20 | 1.16 GB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 55 | Rls.date: 2016

With his extraordinary pianistic talents, Turkish pianist Fazıl Say has been touching audiences and critics alike for more than twenty-five years, in a way that has become rare in the increasingly materialistic and elaborately organised classical music world. He is a pianist, composer and director with firm reputation in Europe, Asia and the US. After spending five years under David Levine at the Robert Schumann Institute in Düsseldorf and further studies at the Berlin Conservatory he came to international attention 1994 when he was the winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.