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Itzhak Perlman - Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 22, 2017
Itzhak Perlman - Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2011)

Itzhak Perlman - Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:08 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5099908517

Originally recorded in 1981, digitally remastered in 1988, and reissued here in 2010, Perlman's recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Carlo Maria Giulini and the Philharmonia Orchestra needs little introduction for collectors. For listeners seeking their first recording of this seminal work, Perlman and Giulini offer one of the most solid, reliable readings of the concerto available.
Sebastian Knebel - Johann Ernst Prinz von Sachsen-Weimar: Complete Violin Concertos (2016)

Sebastian Knebel - Johann Ernst Prinz von Sachsen-Weimar: Complete Violin Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:25 min | 613 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2016

This new release from CPO celebrates a composer who hardly figures at all in today’s broad cultural memory: Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar (1696-1715). His original and brilliant concertos are now being presented in complete form for the first time on cpo, complemented and contextualized by the harpsichord transcriptions of Johann Sebastian Bach based on these works.
Hofkapelle Munchen - Angel, Devil, Priest - Leclair, Locatelli & Vivaldi Violin Concertos (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Hofkapelle Munchen - Angel, Devil, Priest - Leclair, Locatelli & Vivaldi Violin Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 71:35 minutes | 778 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The fascinating album is devoted to a trio of 18th-century musicians who may be said without any exaggeration to have so exhausted the violin’s potential that their 19th-century spiritual successor, Nicolò Paganini, needed to do little more than consolidate that potential and refine the performer’s technique. The musicians in question are Jean-Marie Leclair (the ANGEL), Pietro Locatelli (the DEVIL), and Antonio Vivaldi (the PRIEST).

Nathan Milstein - Dvorak, Goldmark: Violin Concertos (1986)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 31, 2017
Nathan Milstein - Dvorak, Goldmark: Violin Concertos (1986)

Nathan Milstein - Dvorak, Goldmark: Violin Concertos (1986)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:36 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 47421

The Goldmark A minor Concerto inspired what was surely Nathan Milstein's finest hour in the recording studio, a reading of the utmost refinement: warm, effortlessly brilliant and displaying that unmistakably suave, silken tone. The work itself which is perhaps just a trifle overlong recalls both Reger and Dvorak, with wistful melodies, lilting rhythms and much busy counterpoint (principally in the outer movements).
Ray Chen - Mozart: Violin Concertos & Sonata (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Ray Chen - Mozart: Violin Concertos & Sonata (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 66:29 minutes | 632 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is Ray’s first album of all Mozart repertoire. He’s joined by the renowned Mozart-interpreter Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, who conducts the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra for the concertos and accompanies Ray for the Violin Sonata. The festival orchestra, founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1987 consists of exceptional young instrumentalists who come together for the annual music festival in northern Germany. Ray composed his own cadenzas for both concertos on this recording.
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 5, Sinfonia Concertante (2016)

Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 5, Sinfonia Concertante (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:54 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | Catalog: HC15042

Frank Peter Zimmermann demonstrates his love for the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in his second installment of the violin concertos on Hänssler Classic. The Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211, the Turkish-flavored Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, and the Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K. 364 complete the series and make a satisfying program, while Zimmermann's polished and lively playing complements his fine work on the first volume.
Robert McDuffie, Houston Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach - Violin Concertos of  John Adams & Philip Glass (1999)

Robert McDuffie, Houston Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach - Violin Concertos of John Adams & Philip Glass (1999)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:57 | 282 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc | Catalog: CD 80494

Leave it to Christoph Eschenbach and the Houston Symphony to deliver one of the more impressive classical discs of 1999: a pairing of the violin concertos of John Adams and Philip Glass. Hearing the works of these two American music mavericks side-by-side is a study in contrasts: Adams's postmodernist composition from 1993 is filled with spooky overtones, as the violin threads its way through the piece, always at the forefront.
Sergey Khachatryan, Kurt Masur - Shostakovich - Violin Concertos (2006) (Repost)

Sergey Khachatryan, Kurt Masur - Shostakovich - Violin Concertos (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:23 | 289 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | Catalog: 5025

It's probably unfair to compare Sergey Khachatryan's 2006 recording of Shostakovich's violin concertos accompanied by Kurt Masur leading the Orchestre National de France with David Oistrakh's classic recordings of the works: the 1956 Mitropoulos/New York Philharmonic First and the 1967 Kondrashin/ Moscow Philharmonic Second.
Julia Fischer, Yakov Kreizberg - Russian Violin Concertos (2004)

Julia Fischer, Yakov Kreizberg - Russian Violin Concertos (2004)
MP3 320 kbps | 01:19:19 min | Covers included | 152 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: PentaTone Classics

This performance takes the music seriously, and Fischer more than holds her own in the outer movements where the violin needs to be able to confront the orchestra fearlessly in their ongoing dialog. In the lengthy andante, once again Fischer projects passion and sincerity without excessive histrionics.
Gil Shaham, LSO, Andre Previn - Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)

Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)
Gil Shaham, violin; London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by André Previn

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 439 886-2 | Time: 01:01:10

This sparkling suite for violin and piano came into being when the composer had to adapt his incidental score for a production of Shakespeare's play to the impending absence of the chamber orchestral. The result is a brilliant piece for violin and piano, which the composer quickly released in a four-movement version. There are other recordings of the chamber orchestra suite in five-movements that duplicate only three of the movements of this version. Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist André Previn are ideal partners in this brilliant performance. The four movements allow Shaham to show four sides of his violinist's personality: He skips and plays in carefree fashion in the opening movement, indulges in the grotesquery and parody of the second, gets to play the romantic in the garden scene of the third movement, and dazzles with virtuosity in the final hornpipe. Previn's part is more than mere accompaniment; the piano often has a large part of the mood of the music and his contribution is, to use a word already employed here, ideal.