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Gautier Capucon, Frank Braley - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Schumann, Debussy, Britten (2014)

Gautier Capucon, Frank Braley - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Schumann, Debussy, Britten (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog Number: 15828

This collection of works for cello and piano, with Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata as its centrepiece, sees Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley paying tribute to two towering musicians of the 20th century, Mstislav Rostropovich and Benjamin Britten, who recorded all four of the works on the programme: Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata, Debussy’s Cello Sonata, Schumann’s Fünf Stücke im Volkston and Britten’s own Cello Sonata in five movements, which received its first performance at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1961, two years after composer and cellist had first met. “It is a magnificent piece,” says Gautier Capuçon of the Britten, “and too rarely played as far as I’m concerned. I grew up with Britten’s children’s opera The Little Sweep, so I am well acquainted with his language.” Moreover, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of Britten’s birth.
Sviatoslav Richter - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2 CDs

Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2 CDs
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Anatoly Kamyshev, clarinet; Oleg Kagan, violin;
Natalia Gutman, cello; Yuri Bashmet, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 646 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 365 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02204 | Time: 02:29:03

Firma Melodiya continues the series of compact discs dedicated to December Evenings Festival that takes place at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. This album, like the previous one, is dedicated to the 1985 festival World of Romanticism and includes recordings featuring Sviatoslav Richter. The atmosphere of December Evenings, an event initiated by the great pianist, differed from usual philharmonic concerts. The spirit of music as an inseparable part of "fusion of arts" the romanticists dreamt of was invisibly felt in each number; a sensitive listener can catch it in these, perhaps technically imperfect, concert recordings from thirty years ago. The works by Schubert, Schumann and Chopin were performed by Sviatoslav Richter in ensemble with his outstanding contemporaries, violinist and David Oistrakh's student Oleg Kogan who passed away prematurely, violist Yuri Bashmet, cellist Natalia Gutman and clarinettist Anatoly Kamyshov.
Hans Zender - Schiff / SWR Sinfonieorchester - Schumann-Phantasie, Bardo (2006, hänsler # CD 93.128)

Hans Zender - Schumann-Phantasie for large Orchestra / Bardo for Violoncello and Orchestra
Heinrich Schiff / SWR Sinfonieorchester / Hans Zender & Sylvain Cambreling
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 272 MB | Full Artwork: 51 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: hänsler # CD 93.128 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

"…Drawing on a harmonic palette saturated with quarter tones, this rhythmically vital music is richly evocative, and a tour de force for the soloist. These virtuosic performances by the SWR SO are beautifully captured in all their detail in a superb acoustical ambience. Warmly recommended." ~Fanfare
Robin Ticciati, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Schumann: The Symphonies (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Robin Ticciati, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Schumann: The Symphonies (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.25 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Linn Records

This is music that is very close to Robin Ticciati's heart; he describes Schumann as one of his favourite composers and has often spoken about how important poetry, colour and story are to Schumann's music. Symphony No. 1 'Spring', blazes and sparkles with joy, Symphony No. 2 finds its way carefully through to the safe haven of its final movement, the much-loved Symphony No. 3 ‘Rhenish' moves with huge ease and assurance to a resonant and joyful conclusion. Symphony No. 4 is radical in the way each movement attacks the start of the next movement with barely a pause, and in its minute-and-a-half-long, shimmering and horn-call-filled transition to the finale. Under Ticciati and the SCO it is magnificent, the radical, soaring, disturbing and exhilarating symphony Schumann intended.
Robert Schumann - Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Järvi - Symphonies No. 1 & No. 3 (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish" / Symphony No. 1 "Spring"
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Paavo Järvi
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 258 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal # 88697 96431 2 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…A treasureable and revelatory disc of the alpha and omega of Schumann's symphonies; I can hardly wait for the other pair.
Robert Schumann - Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Järvi - Symphonies No. 1 & No. 3 (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish" / Symphony No. 1 "Spring"
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Paavo Järvi
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,25 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 980 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal # 88697 96431 2 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…A treasureable and revelatory disc of the alpha and omega of Schumann's symphonies; I can hardly wait for the other pair.
Schumann - Trio Parnassus / Hariolf Schlichtig - Piano Quartets (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Robert Schumann - Piano Quartets
Trio Parnassus / Hariolf Schlichtig
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 233 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 903 1414-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

This Super Audio compact disc from the independent German label Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm label (MDG) features the prolific Trio Parnassus in their thirtieth release for the label. Augmented by violist Hariolf Schlichtig, Parnassus perform not only Robert Schumann’s renowned Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 from 1842, but also his youthful C minor Piano Quartet, a hidden gem composed thirteen years earlier. Until recently the C minor score was thought to be unplayable, however, this is the first recording in Joachim Draheim’s new, and as yet unpublished, edition…
Schumann - Trio Parnassus / Hariolf Schlichtig - Piano Quartets (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Robert Schumann - Piano Quartets
Trio Parnassus / Hariolf Schlichtig
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,12 GB | 24B/88,2kHz FLAC (2.0): 950 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 903 1414-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

This Super Audio compact disc from the independent German label Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm label (MDG) features the prolific Trio Parnassus in their thirtieth release for the label. Augmented by violist Hariolf Schlichtig, Parnassus perform not only Robert Schumann’s renowned Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 from 1842, but also his youthful C minor Piano Quartet, a hidden gem composed thirteen years earlier. Until recently the C minor score was thought to be unplayable, however, this is the first recording in Joachim Draheim’s new, and as yet unpublished, edition…
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Carolin Widmann - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)
Carolin Widmann, violin & direction; Chamber Orchestra of Europe

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:29
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2427, 481 2635

Recordings of Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, are abundant, and even the pairing with the rarer Robert Schumann Violin Concerto, WoO 23, of 1853 are not as infrequent as they used to be. The thorny Schumann concerto has undergone a reevaluation upward, and plenty of players now concur with the judgment of Yehudi Menuhin: "This concerto is the historically missing link of the violin literature; it is the bridge between the Beethoven and the Brahms concertos, though leaning more towards Brahms." Violinist Carolin Widmann who (like the ECM label on which the album appears) has focused mostly on contemporary music, takes up the challenge of providing something new here, and she meets it. The central fact of the recording is that Widmann conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe from the violin. Others have done this before, but few have pursued the implications of the technique as far as Widmann has: the performances are unusually light and transparent, and they are perhaps thus in accord with the sounds an orchestra of the middle 19th century might have produced. Sample the unusually lively, sprightly reading of the Mendelssohn concerto's finale.
Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10762

Jennifer Pike, who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition at the tender age of 12, appears to have survived the perils of prodigyhood and entered her early twenties with musical intelligence intact. Here she offers a terrific program of music from the middle of the 19th century; all of it is abstract, but it brings vividly to mind the crucial trio of creative figures who met in the early 1850s: the ailing Robert Schumann, his musically frustrated wife Clara, and the young Johannes Brahms, mooning over the latter.