Davies Violin Concertos

Rachel Barton Pine, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Elgar & Bruch: Violin Concertos (2018)

Rachel Barton Pine, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Elgar & Bruch: Violin Concertos (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 348 MB
Label: Avie Records | Tracks: 06 | Time: 76:19 min

Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine releases her 36th album and fourth for AVIE with her first recordings of two repertory staples, violin concertos by Edward Elgar and Max Bruch. The two works – Elgar’s only concerto for violin and Bruch’s first – straddle the turn of the 20th century but have in common a Romantic hue which Rachel probes with her rich, soulful tone.
Rachel Barton Pine, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Elgar & Bruch: Violin Concertos (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Rachel Barton Pine, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Elgar & Bruch: Violin Concertos (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 76:19 minutes | 747 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine releases her 36th album and fourth for AVIE with her first recordings of two repertory staples, violin concertos by Edward Elgar and Max Bruch. The two works – Elgar’s only concerto for violin and Bruch’s first – straddle the turn of the 20th century but have in common a Romantic hue which Rachel probes with her rich, soulful tone.
Roberto Noferini, Nuove Assonanze & Alan Magnatta Freiles - Pugnani: Violin Concertos (2018)

Roberto Noferini, Nuove Assonanze & Alan Magnatta Freiles - Pugnani: Violin Concertos (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:58:03 | 137 MB
Label: Tactus

The rather singular figure of Gaetano Pugnani (prone to luxury, exhibitionist, and with a lively desire for glory) stands out remarkably in the eighteenth-century music scene. A child prodigy (at the age of ten he was already in the orchestra of the Teatro Regio of Turin) he became one of the leading violinists and composers of the time in Piedmont. He was born in 1731 in Turin where he lived most of his life and where he died. Yet, his great virtuosity crossed the Italian borders as he toured and held concerts in all major European capitals where he was highly appreciated by the greatest critics and musicians of the era.
Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Edward Gardner -  Szymanowski & Karlowicz: Violin Concertos (2017) [24/96]

Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Edward Gardner - Szymanowski & Karlowicz: Violin Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:08 minutes | 1.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

It follows performances that The Guardian described as ‘a thrilling show of ferocity and feistiness’, given by the same forces in January at the Barbican. After widely acclaimed recordings of Walton’s and Lutosławski’s violin concertos, Tasmin Little again joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner, in intensely expressive interpretations of the concertos by the Polish composers Karłowicz and Szymanowski.
Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Edward Gardner - Szymanowski & Karłowicz: Violin Concertos (2017)

Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Edward Gardner - Szymanowski & Karłowicz: Violin Concertos (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 283 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 12 | Time: 73:08 min

This recording brings together some of Chandos greatest artists in a spellbinding programme. It follows performances that The Guardian described as a thrilling show of ferocity and feistiness, given by the same forces in January at the Barbican. After widely acclaimed recordings of Walton s and Lutoslawski s violin concertos, Tasmin Little again joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner, in intensely expressive interpretations of the concertos by the Polish composers Karlowicz and Szymanowski.
Joanna Kurkowicz - Grazyna Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4 and 5 (2011) (Repost)

Joanna Kurkowicz, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz - Grazyna Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4 and 5 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 80:51 | 376 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10673

This album marks the second release by Polish-born violinist Joanna Kurkowicz to be devoted to the concertos of Grazyna Bacewicz, a violinist/composer who survived World War II and Stalinism with her artistic vision intact. Not only that, she adapted the violin concerto, not a form in great favor in the 20th century, to waves of successive influences. As Eastern Europe emerges as the crucible where musicians tried to build a durable culture out of the 20th century's various musical and political "isms," Bacewicz's music is well worth keeping an eye on.
Camerata Ducale & Guido Rimonda - Viotti: Violin Concertos 17 & 18 (2017)

Camerata Ducale & Guido Rimonda - Viotti: Violin Concertos 17 & 18 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 306 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 06 | Time: 61:09 min

Prosegue il Progetto Viotti, l’integrale delle composizioni per violino e orchestra con Guido Rimonda e la Camerata Ducale. I primi cinque volumi hanno ottenuto entusiastici consensi.
Clare Howick, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Grant Llewellyn - British Violin Concertos (2017)

Clare Howick, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Grant Llewellyn - British Violin Concertos (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 324 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Time: 67:33 min

These three major British concertos span fully 70 years. Kenneth Leightons Concerto is a work of tensile urgency, scored with great imagination, and ending in an arch-like Epilogue of impassioned intensity. Written for soloist and string orchestra, the Concerto by Gordon Jacob contains at its heart a threnodic slow movement cast in long, moving paragraphs and accompanied by poetic effects.
Isabelle Faust, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Bartók: Violin Concertos No. 1 & 2 (2013) [24/96]

Isabelle Faust, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Bartók: Violin Concertos No. 1 & 2 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:57 minutes | 902 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Isabelle Faust's first recording for harmonia mundi, Bartok Sonatas, won her a Gramophone Young Artist of the Year. Here she returns to Bartok, perfoming the two concertos, accompanied by Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio SO.
Hyejin Chung & Warren Lee - Seitz: Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 (2017)

Hyejin Chung & Warren Lee - Seitz: Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 273 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 15 | Time: 58:38 min

Friedrich Seitz was a noted violinist who served as concertmaster of the Bayreuth Festspiele, toured widely as a soloist and also composed a series of works, principally for violin and piano. He is best known for his Concertos for Violin and Piano, or Schüler-Konzerte (Student Concertos). Designed as an introduction to violin technique, they can be divided into two kinds: those wholly in the first (and easiest) position and those employing more advanced positions. Containing delightful melodies, short cadenzas, double-stops, trills, staccato bowing and much else, the concertos have proved enduringly popular vehicles for young performers since the day they were published.