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Renaud Capucon - Lalo, Bruch, Sarasate: Violin Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Aug. 25, 2016
Renaud Capucon - Lalo, Bruch, Sarasate: Violin Concertos (2016)

Renaud Capucon - Lalo, Bruch, Sarasate: Violin Concertos (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:46 | 148 MB
Label: Erato

Renaud Capuçon exudes a youthful air, but, now firmly established as one of the world’s leading violinists, he celebrates his 40th birthday on January 27th 2016. This release of the best-known works of three composers – Edouard Lalo, Pablo de Sarasate and Max Bruch – marks this important personal occasion in a suitably festive fashion. Capuçon made the recordings with Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris at the orchestra’s new home, the French capital’s Philharmonie, which opened in early 2015 and was immediately hailed for its superb acoustics. The Bruch concerto became the first piece to be recorded there, in May 2015.
Andres Cardenes & David Deveau - Schubert: Fantasie & Sonatinas for Violin & Piano (2017)

Andres Cardenes & David Deveau - Schubert: Fantasie & Sonatinas for Violin & Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:05 | 181 MB
Label: Artek | Release Year: 2017

Schubert: Fantasie and Sonatinas for Violin and Piano album for sale by Cardenes / Deveau / Schubert was released Jan 13, 2017 on the Artek label. Schubert: Fantasie and Sonatinas for Violin and Piano CD music contains a single disc with 12 songs.
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Huw Watkins - Works for Violin & Piano by Hahn & Szymanowski (2015)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Huw Watkins - Works for Violin & Piano by Hahn & Szymanowski (2015)
Classical | 01:09:27 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 159 MB
Label: Signum Records | Year Of Release: 2015

This juxtapsition of composers who, though near contemporaries seem rather far apart stylistically is curiously compelling. After the dramatic and sumptuous intensities of Szymanowski's D minor Sonata, Op 9, Hahn's Romance in A follows like an emotional mood-cleanser - all is now lightness and wistfulness. That there's an underlying unity of seriousness is shown by the third, deeply touching Modere movement of Hahn's C major Sonata. His Nocturne is E flat leads back to Szymanowski and his Noctune and Tarantella, Op 28. Waley-Cohen's playing is radiant and soaring, and Watkin's pianism a model, as always, of sensitivity.
Liza Ferschtman - Mendelssohn; Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 / String Octet, Op. 20 (2017)

Liza Ferschtman - Mendelssohn; Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 / String Octet, Op. 20
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:14 min | 134 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Liza Ferschtman:….slowly, as my musical path kept unfolding, I got to the point where more and more I was able to let go of my preconceived notions about the Violin Concerto and more clearly start to see and hear my own voice in it. Over the years I got to know so much more music by Mendelssohn, from the inside out, and I felt the language become more fully my own.
Fanny Clamagirand, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, Patrick Gallois - Saint-Saëns: Violin Concertos (2010)

Fanny Clamagirand, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, Patrick Gallois - Saint-Saëns: Violin Concertos (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:12:24 | 365 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.572037

Though it was the least well received by its intended dedicatee – Pablo de Sarasate – the third violin concerto of Camille Saint-Saëns has endured as one of his most popular concertos along with the A minor Cello Concerto and the Third Piano Concerto. The earlier two violin concertos, each written some 20 years before, are still noteworthy, lively concertos, but lack the same emotional impact and maturity of the seasoned B minor Concerto. What they may lack in depth is made up for with pyrotechnic virtuosic displays, perhaps explaining Sarasate's fondness. This Naxos album places the B minor Concerto first, ending with the C major Concerto, a program order that curiously seems to place the bigger "bang" finish at the beginning, closing with a less emphatic note.
Liana Gourdjia - Stravinsky: Violin Concerto & Works for Violin and Piano (2017)

Liana Gourdjia - Stravinsky: Violin Concerto & Works for Violin and Piano
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77:12 min | 178 MB
Label: Audite | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Stravinsky's rarely-performed Violin Concerto, coupled with the main works of his repertoire for violin and piano. The composer was initially convinced that he lacked the experience necessary for writing a violin concerto and taking full advantage of the instrument's possibilities in concertante style. But in 1931 he went on to compose a Neoclassical masterwork in close collaboration with violinist Samuel Dushkin, a work that bears his unmistakable fingerprint.

Icon Michael Rabin - Young Genius Of The Violin: Box Set 6CDs (2012)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 7, 2017
Icon Michael Rabin - Young Genius Of The Violin: Box Set 6CDs (2012)

Icon Michael Rabin - Young Genius Of The Violin: Box Set 6CDs (2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,02 Gb
Label: EMI Classics | Release Year: 2012

Released to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Michael Rabin's death on 19th January 1972 this collection brings together his finest recordings on EMI Classics in one comprehensive 6CD set.
Rabin was widely regarded as the finest virtuoso violinist of his generation and despite dying at the young age of 36 after suffering with a neurological illness his fame continues long after his death.
Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Melancholy Serenade (1982)

Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Melancholy Serenade (1982)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 41:42 | 163 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This was one of the first digital version (the very first?) of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto and remains pretty competitive though perhaps not a first choice. Kremer's playing is surely polished and technically impressive; the phrasing is wonderful and the tone beautiful. Still, it is unfortunately a little short on charm and expressive depth - Tchaikovsky's concerto isn't really the most appropriate vehicle neither for classical restraint nor almost curmudgeonly introspective approaches; it is peripatetic grand drama and passion and heart-on-sleeve through and through and despite Kremer's sweetness of tone he never manages to scale the heights or plunge the emotional abysses of the music.
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.
Richard Kapp, Mela Tenenbaum - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1999)

Richard Kapp, Mela Tenenbaum - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:25:34 | 431 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ESS.A.Y. | Catalog: 1066

This two-CD set is actually part of an ambitious undertaking: ESS.A.Y Recordings recorded these sonatas in two different versions, this one featuring Ms. Tenenbaum on a modern violin and accompanied by a modern piano played by Richard Kapp; the other recording (reviewed below) features Ms. Tenenbaum playing an older violin and accompanied by a harpsichord played by Gerald Ranck.