Bernstein Serenade, Akiko Meyers

Anne Akiko Meyers - Seasons... Dreams... (2010) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 11, 2017
Anne Akiko Meyers - Seasons... Dreams... (2010) [Re-Up]

Anne Akiko Meyers - Seasons… Dreams… (2010)
with Emmanuel Ceysson (harp) and Reiko Uchida (piano)
Claude Debussy - Richard Wagner - Ludwig van Beethoven - Gene Pritsker
Vernon Duke - Joseph Kosma - Alfred Schnittke - Gabriel Faure

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evosound Music | # EVSA200 | Time: 01:01:43

One of the world’s premiere concert violinists, Anne Akiko Meyers has been celebrated throughout her nearly three-decade career for her exceptional musicianship, charismatic presence and creative diversity. On this release, Meyers is joined by long-time collaborator Reiko Uchida on piano and the young harpist of the Paris Opera, Emmanuel Ceysson. Seasons…Dreams is anchored by Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, “Spring.” This sets the stage for a series of lyrical pieces inspired by songs and poems which take us on a journey through the seasons and into reverie. Meyers presents familiar songs in unique arrangements and unexpected melodies mixed with traditional classical works. “I love the interchange of sound, the feeling of being a chameleon,” says Meyers of her constant exploration of different textures and sounds.

Akiko Meyers - The Complete RCA Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 15, 2016
Akiko Meyers - The Complete RCA Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)

Akiko Meyers - The Complete RCA Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 819 Mb
Label: Sony - Naxos | Release Year: 2016

Of the American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, the American Record Guide is quoted as saying, Through her peerless mastery and vivid imagination there seems to be no limit to the colors she can draw from her instrument. Sony Classicals 6-CD reissue of some of her finest recordings include the Mendelssohn Concerto, which Gramophone praised for its sweetness and poetry, also lauding her rapt playing in Vaughan Williamss The Lark Ascending and her performance of Bruchs Scottish Fantasy, altogether a great success.
Anne Akiko Meyers - The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Anne Akiko Meyers - The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:34 minutes | 1,05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Anne Akiko Meyers presents The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album, also featuring the Vivaldi Triple Concerto (where she plays all 3 parts) and Arvo Part’s Passacaglia with the English Chamber Orchestra. The Four Seasons is a compilation of four violin concertos, Vivaldi's best known classical compositions originally published in 1725. Each concerto represents and evokes a respective season, "Spring," "Summer," "Autumn," and "Winter." This will mark the debut recording of the ‘Ex-Vieuxtemps’.
Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)

Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 185-2 GH | Time: 01:18:30

Here are three 20th-century violin concertos written within a 30-year period in three totally different styles, played by a soloist equally at home in all of them. Bernstein's Serenade, the earliest and most accessible work, takes its inspiration from Plato's Symposium; its five movements, musical portraits of the banquet's guests, represent different aspects of love as well as running the gamut of Bernstein's contrasting compositional styles. Rorem's concerto sounds wonderful. Its six movements have titles corresponding to their forms or moods; their character ranges from fast, brilliant, explosive to slow, passionate, melodious. Philip Glass's concerto, despite its conventional three movements and tonal, consonant harmonies, is the most elusive. Written in the "minimalist" style, which for most ordinary listeners is an acquired taste, it is based on repetition of small running figures both for orchestra and soloist, occasionally interrupted by long, high, singing lines in the violin against or above the orchestra's pulsation.
Samuel Barber - Violin Concerto, op.14 & Leonard Bernstein - Serenade (Hu Kun -violin)

Samuel Barber - Violin Concerto, op.14 & Leonard Bernstein - Serenade (Hu Kun -violin)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 261 Mb
Label: Nimbus - Date: 1992

Barber provided these program notes for the premiere performance of his violin concerto: The first movement — allegro molto moderato — begins with a lyrical first subject announced at once by the solo violin, without any orchestral introduction. This movement as a whole has perhaps more the character of a sonata than concerto form. The second movement — andante sostenuto — is introduced by an extended oboe solo. The violin enters with a contrasting and rhapsodic theme, after which it repeats the oboe melody of the beginning. The last movement, a perpetuum mobile, exploits the more brilliant and virtuosic character of the violin.
Trio Zimmermann - Beethoven: String Trio Op.3; Serenade Op.8 (2014)

Trio Zimmermann - Beethoven: String Trio Op.3; Serenade Op.8 (2014)
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Antoine Tamestit, viola; Christian Poltéra, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2087 | Time: 01:07:55

The Trio Zimmermann’s previous release of Beethoven’s Trios received excellent reviews and won them the BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Award in 2013. This next instalment shows us the ‘lighter’ side of Beethoven’s chamber works. The Trio in E flat major and Serenade in D major consist of sequences of six and eight movements respectively, with minuets and marches reminding us of courtly music from an earlier period. However, they are far from ‘old-fashioned’. The adventurous spirit of the young Beethoven is plain to hear, in the exceptionally creative use of textures, thematic development and formal innovation. In this music Beethoven gives each instrument an equal importance and a highly individual treatment. A first-class chamber ensemble is required to meet these demands and this is exactly what the Trio Zimmermann offer, comprised of three exceptional soloists.
Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Serenade, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Ode to Napoleon (1993)

Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Serenade, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Ode to Napoleon (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:22 | 321 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Music | Catalog: SMK 48463

The three works presented here reveal distinctly different phases of Arnold Schoenberg's development, each a critical point of departure. In the Pieces (5) for Orchestra (1909), Schoenberg's atonal language appears full-blown and marks a clear break with tonality. For the first time, Schoenberg places content over form and dispenses with any pretenses toward classical objectivity or balance.
Glenn Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998) (Repost)

Glenn Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1998)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:15 | 204 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 60675

The circumstances surrounding this April 6, 1962 concert at Carnegie Hall are as legendary as the performance itself. Pianist Gould desired to play the piece at a slower-than-usual tempo, Bernstein (who was conducting the New York Philharmonic) did not. Gould prevailed, but Bernstein shared his disavowal in an infamous pre-concert speech to the audience. This CD-the concert recording's first authorized release-includes Bernstein's speech, the complete performance and a revealing Glen Gould interview recorded two years later.
Jack Liebeck, BBC Scottish SO, Martyn Brabbins - Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1, Serenade, Romance (2016)

Jack Liebeck, BBC Scottish SO, Martyn Brabbins - Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1, Serenade, Romance (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:14 | 349 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68060

After beginning a three-album Bruch series with the little-known Violin Concerto No. 3, Op. 58, Liebeck here takes up one of the composer's most famous works, the Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26. The rest of the program, though, advances the aim of Hyperion's Romantic Violin Concerto series, which is to recover forgotten works of the period. The little Romance in A minor, Op. 42 and the Serenade in A minor, Op. 75 both got started as concertos, but never came to full fruition.

Yutaka Sado - Tribute to Leonard Bernstein (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 3, 2017
Yutaka Sado - Tribute to Leonard Bernstein (2017)

Yutaka Sado - Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:06 min | 291 MB
Label: Tonkunstler Orchestra | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

In 1956, the many roles of the 38-year old Leonard Bernstein included a stint as guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. For Bernstein the composer, the year saw the premiere of his «comic operetta» «Candide», based on Voltaire’s sparkling and cynically satirical novel of 1759 about the «best of all possible worlds», on 1 December. The book proved a rich source of intellectual inspiration for Bernstein, a man of humanist education and a penetrating observer of his world, who together with librettist Lillian Hellmann took a critical look at his American homeland in the Eisenhower era and during the McCarthyite repressions.