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Johannes Moser - Elgar & Tchaikovsky: Cello Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 25, 2017
Johannes Moser - Elgar & Tchaikovsky: Cello Works (2017)

Johannes Moser - Elgar & Tchaikovsky: Cello Works (2017)
Classical, Cello | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:50 | 149 MB
Label: PentaTone | Release Year: 2017

The profoundly moving, elegiac lyricism of Elgar and the wistful charm and brilliance of Tchaikovsky are on full display in this irresistible new release from PENTATONE played with consummate virtuosity by the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Andrew Manze. Composed at the end of the First World War, Elgar’s powerful Cello Concerto in E minor is one of his best-loved and most deeply-felt works. The soloist’s wrenching chords which open the work announce a mood of profound resignation and loss; gone is the youthful swagger of his earlier works, replaced instead with lonely introspection and longing, especially in the sublimely beautiful Adagio. The cello is given free rein in the vigorous final movement but the opening mood prevails as an anguished outburst from the cello brings the work to a close.
Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin - Elgar: Symphony No.1 In A Flat Major, Op.55 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin - Elgar: Symphony No.1 In A Flat Major, Op.55
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 51:23 min | 938 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2016

Daniel Barenboim continues his acclaimed Elgar series with the landmark First Symphony. These new issues mark the first time that indefatigable maestro Barenboim has returned to recording Elgar’s symphonic works since the 1970s.
James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas (2016) [TR24][OF]

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 68:54 min | 1.13 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

After a rapturous critical reception for their Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas, [see below] James and Andrew turn their attention to three violin sonatas all composed around the years of World War I. The Sibelius 'Berceuse' also dates from the war years when Finland was isolated from the rest of Europe.
James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas (2016)

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 68:54 min | 260 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

After a rapturous critical reception for their Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas, [see below] James and Andrew turn their attention to three violin sonatas all composed around the years of World War I. The Sibelius 'Berceuse' also dates from the war years when Finland was isolated from the rest of Europe. Sibelius was short of money and busy writing the 6th and 7th symphonies, and planning his 8th: the six short pieces of Op. 79 were attractive to publishers who were wary of large scale works with little chance of commercial return during the hostilities.
Nigel Kennedy/London Philharmonic Orchestra - Elgar: Violin Concerto (1984)

Nigel Kennedy/London Philharmonic Orchestra - Elgar: Violin Concerto (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 188 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 123 mb
Genre: classical

Elgar: Violin Concerto is a 1984 album by Nigel Kennedy and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley. This was released on Angel/EMI.
Orchestra da Camera 'Ferrucio Busoni' & Massimo Belli - Idyll: Serenades by Janácek, Elgar, Kalinnikov (2016)

Orchestra da Camera 'Ferrucio Busoni' & Massimo Belli - Idyll: Serenades by Janácek, Elgar, Kalinnikov (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:53:04 | 122 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics

Three Serenades for strings, written around the turn of the 19th and 20th century, sharing a full blooded romanticism, warmth and even nostalgia, characteristic of that period: the String Serenades by Janácek, the famous Serenade by Elgar and the lesser known but no less attractive Serenade by Vassily Kalinnikov, friend of Tchaikovsky.
Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)

Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)
Hilary Hahn, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 474 5042 | Time: 01:06:04

Elgar’s Violin Concerto has a certain mystique about it independent of the knee-jerk obeisance it has received in the British press. It probably is the longest and most difficult of all Romantic violin concertos, requiring not just great technical facility but great concentration from the soloist and a real partnership of equals with the orchestra. And like all of Elgar’s large orchestral works, it is extremely episodic in construction and liable to fall apart if not handled with a compelling sense of the long line. In reviewing the score while listening to this excellent performance, I was struck by just how fussy Elgar’s indications often are: the constant accelerandos and ritards, and the minute (and impractical) dynamic indications that ask more questions than they sometimes answer. No version, least of all the composer’s own, even attempts to realize them all: it would be impossible without italicizing and sectionalizing the work to death.
Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Cello Concerto, "Enigma" Variations (2004)

Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Cello Concerto, "Enigma" Variations (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:12:58 | 175 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Why has one piece of music here, the Elgar Cello Concerto played by Jacqueline DuPre become so legendary? Of course it is the music itself. It has an overpowerful haunting deeply hypnotic feeling. Elgar wrote it after his recovery from a serious illness towards the end of the First War, and his thoughts were certainly on the suffering of life, and the inevitability of death. Du Pre brings to the piece not only her great mastery as cellist, but some deeper element of feeling. There is in the playing a sense of romantic abandoment of wild disturbance, and of intense and even ferious concentration.

Sol Gabetta - Elgar & Martinu: Cello Concertos (Live) (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 4, 2016
Sol Gabetta - Elgar & Martinu: Cello Concertos (Live) (2016)

Sol Gabetta - Elgar & Martinu: Cello Concertos (Live) (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:37 | 127 MB
Label: Sony Classical

Deux concertos enregistrés en direct par le Philharmonique de Berlin accompagnant la violoncelliste franco-argentine Sol Gabetta, voilà de quoi réjouir les amateurs de concertos ainsi que les amoureux du violoncelle. Gabetta commence par le célébrissime Concerto d’Elgar – immortalisé par la regrettée Jacqueline du Pré – enregistré en avril 2014, pour ses débuts en tant que soliste avec les Berlinois.
Jean-Guihen Queyras - Elgar: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (2013)

Jean-Guihen Queyras - Elgar: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log, scans) | Covers Included | 60:44 | 274 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 902148

French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras explores the late Romantic repertoire on this 2013 Harmonia Mundi release and finds a kind of mirroring of intentions and expressions between Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, and Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto, Op. 85. While this is a rather subjective understanding of the music that listeners can either take or leave, there's no denying that Queyras, conductor Jirí Belohlávek, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra offer performances of both works that are evocative and beautiful, with or without any underlying connections.