Debussy, Ravel – String Quartets – Talich Quartet (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Debussy, Ravel – String Quartets – Talich Quartet (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time –01:00:02 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | @ La Dolce Volta

Certain things are immutable in art and destined to endure over time—due either to the indestructible nature of their foundations or their perpetual renewal. When they express something primal, essential and stunningly beautiful, they are enriched by the highly qualified and talented individuals who serve them and uphold them. And when these individuals have given all they can, having devoted themselves fully to beauty, others come along to bear this centennial flame high so that it continues to blaze eternally.

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Johannes Brahms – Violin Sonatas – Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Canino (2001) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Johannes Brahms – Violin Sonatas – Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Canino (2001)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:22:44 minutes | 1,56 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | @ Fonè Records/Audiophile Productions

Internationally acclaimed violinist Salvatore Accardo pairs with pianist Bruno Canino for a brilliant delivery of Brahms’ sonatas for violin and piano on this expertly recorded audiophile album.

Brahms was a severe critic of his own work, often assailed with uncertainty and reluctant to publish works he considered immature or incomplete. With the exception of the Scherzo in C flat for the Sonata F.A.E. he made his first violin solo work known to the public at only the age of 45 with the publication of the Concerto in D major, op. 77. Cheered by the great success he had had in the summer of that year, 1878, he set to work composing the first of his three splendid violin sonatas. They are the only ones we know, as three previous similar sonatas were destroyed by the composer himself. Brahms wrote these three masterpieces during three happy and fruitful summer holidays which he spent away from the city, inspired by the mountain scenery. Sonatas op. 78, 100 and 108 are full of lyricism and a lied quality which rarely gives way to virtuosity (in particular the first two), although they clearly reveal Brahms’ mastery in shaping thematic material, while at the same time creating a harmonious balance between the violin and the piano. The composer felt supremely confident with the piano and the instrument often takes the lead in melodic construction.

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