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Erich Hobarth, Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Sonatas for violin & harpsichord (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Erich Hobarth, Aapo Hakkinen - Bach: Sonatas for violin & harpsichord (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 119:18 minutes | 2.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Almost every music lover has probably heard Erich Höbarth play at least once: active as Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s concertmaster, as first violinist of the Quatuor Mosaïques, and in many other positions of musical life, heard in numerous recordings and television broadcasts, he is an almost omnipresent figure. Höbarth unites historical performance practice with the self-assured poise of an individual artistic personality. The Viennese violinist has found here a congenial partner in the young Aapo Häkkinen from Helsinki, who, exactly like Höbarth, can already boast extensive experience as an ensemble director.
Ryu Goto & Michael Dussek - Beethoven & Franck: Sonatas for Violin & Piano (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ryu Goto & Michael Dussek - Beethoven & Franck: Sonatas for Violin & Piano (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 85:48 minutes | 1.44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

22-year old Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto is an international classical music superstar and one of the most successful artists of his generation, with a large and growing fan base in Asia, North America and Europe. Through his technique, dedication to his art and personal charisma, Ryu is changing the way people think about- and listen to classical music.
Vadim Gluzman - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 / Sonata for Solo Violin (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vadim Gluzman - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 / Sonata for Solo Violin (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:18 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Nathan Milstein once described Sergei Prokofiev’s first violin concerto as: ‘indeed one of the best modern violin concertos… a brilliant piece, perhaps the finest of all Prokofiev’s works’, while the second concerto was taken up by violinists such as David Oistrakh and Jascha Heifetz.

Fono Forum - November 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Oct. 12, 2017
Fono Forum - November 2017

Fono Forum - November 2017
German | 140 pages | True PDF | 25 MB
Annar Folleso, NRO, Ole Kristian Ruud - Ole Bull: Violin Concertos (2010) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Annar Follesø, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud - Ole Bull: Violin Concertos (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:21 minutes | Scans & Digital booklet included | 3,83 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans & Digital booklet included | 1,31 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / Lindberg Lyd # 2L-067-SACD

Ole Bull was an adventurer, violin virtuoso, composer and international star who brought the name of Norway to worldwide attention. Within music and drama he was a pioneer in the development of a national identity, and on the concert stage his fabulous playing skills and intense charisma early won him the sobriquet “the Scandinavian Paganini”. In this recording some of Ole Bull’s best known compositions appear alongside works which have only recently been rediscovered. In these compositions we are given some idea of how and why he enthralled his audiences in the nineteenth century with his incredible technique and intense charisma.

Alejandro Bustamante - Contemporary Spanish Violin (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 8, 2018
Alejandro Bustamante - Contemporary Spanish Violin (2018)

Alejandro Bustamante - Contemporary Spanish Violin (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 360 MB
Label: IBS Classical | Tracks: 10 | Time: 79:40 min

In his program notes, Alejandro Bustamante writes: “In the present [album] I’ve wanted to give voice to four generations of excellent Spanish composers with works written in the last half century. From Rodolfo Halffter, born in Madrid in 1900 and deceased in Mexico in 1987, to María José Arenas, who was born in Isla Cristina (Huelva) in 1983, and is therefore representative of my generation. Eight composers from four generations covering a wide range of styles and showing very different creative paths that the four strings of a violin can inspire.
Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: The Sonatas for Piano and Violin (2000)

Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: The Sonatas for Piano and Violin (2000)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:56:30 | 682 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 463 605-2

In the 1950s these recordings would have given a very up-to-date impression, I imagine; the playing is extremely clean there's never a hint of sentimental violin slides or over-use of the sustaining pedal. But nearly half a century later, perhaps we're more conscious of the old-world virtues Schneiderhan's beautiful legato bowing and gentle vibrato, Kempff's full, unforced tone, and a flexible approach from both artists, with finely graded ritardandos and subtle variations of tempo.
Riuggiero Ricci, Ernest Ansermet - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos 1 & 2, Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) (2000)

Riuggiero Ricci, Ernest Ansermet - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos 1 & 2, Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) (2000)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:34:10 | 759 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Elite Classics | Catalog: AS-161-A

Ernest Ansermet was in the peak of his directorial power in this decade. The real effort to guide and elevate the Suisse Romande to the most famous swiss orchestra ever was made for this admirable and not yet recognized conductor. Ansermet had a special rapport for the Russian composers. In this recording we have the presence of the virtuosi violinist Ruggiero Ricci characterized with a cold temperament but gifted with a steel sound extremely adequate for this works, giving his best musical achievement of his brilliant career with both Prokoviev violin concertos.
Liza Ferschtman - Korngold: Violin Concerto, Op. 35 & Bernstein: Serenade After Plato's "Symposium" (2018)

Liza Ferschtman - Korngold: Violin Concerto, Op. 35 & Bernstein: Serenade After Plato's "Symposium" (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:55:22 | 135 MB
Label: Challenge Classics

Korngold’s Violin Concerto was completed in 1945. This is a beautiful, late Romantic work that harks back clearly to Korngold’s earlier compositional style, when he was a younger man living in Vienna. But had he really turned his back on film music he was used to compose in America? Every movement of the Concerto is scattered with fragments from a range of his film scores. The Violin Concerto was a huge success at its premiere, not least due to the performance by Jascha Heifetz as soloist.

I Musici, Marianna Sirbu - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1995)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 6, 2018
I Musici, Marianna Sirbu - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1995)

I Musici, Marianna Sirbu - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:47 | 446 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 442 145-2

With the number of Vivaldi concerto recordings flooding the market, what is a starter CD-buyer to do? How can he or she make a choice? Perhaps if a reviewer has any function at all, it is to steer the prospective purchaser in the right direction. If you like period instruments, the new disc with Giorgio Sasso might be a candidate for an ideal one-CD Vivaldi choice.