Christian Poltéra

The Gringolts Quartet, Christian Poltéra - Taneyev, Glazunov: String Quintets (2016)

The Gringolts Quartet, Christian Poltéra - Taneyev, Glazunov: String Quintets (2016)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:05:04 | 160 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

Fine works by any standards, the two string quintets on this disc become even more significant in light of the marginal role accorded to chamber music in the flowering of Russian music during the second half of the 19th century. The common goal of many composers of the period was the creation of a national musical idiom based on Russian folk song, and to them chamber music seemed far too abstract as well as too closely associated with German traditions. There were of course exceptions, and Alexander Glazunov is an obvious example: never a dogmatic nationalist he was himself a competent amateur cellist who learned his craft by playing chamber music, and composed a number of chamber works: in his worklist the Quintet in A major appears between the third and the fourth of his seven string quartets.

Christian Poltéra - Dvořák & Martinů: Cello Concertos (2015)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Oct. 13, 2016
Christian Poltéra - Dvořák & Martinů: Cello Concertos (2015)

Christian Poltéra - Dvořák & Martinů: Cello Concertos (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:16 | 146 MB
Label: BIS

Since 2007, cellist Christian Poltéra has recorded a number of acclaimed discs for BIS, of less often heard concertos by composers such as Othmar Schoeck, Frank Martin and Samuel Barber, as well as contemporary classics including Henri Dutilleux's 'Toute un monde lointain'. Across the world, reviewers have been bowled over by Poltéra's effortless technique, but even more so by his communicative skills and beautiful sound, typically using adjectives such as 'glowing', 'lyrical', 'ripe' and 'singing'.
Christian Poltera, Joonas Ahonen, BIT20 Ensemble, Baldur Bronnimann - Gyorgy Ligeti: Concertos (2016)

György Ligeti: Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto; Chamber Concerto; Melodien (2016)
Christian Poltéra, cello; Joonas Ahonen, piano; BIT20 Ensemble; Baldur Brönnimann, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:11:31
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2209

The unifying idea of the concerto provides a way to get a handle on György Ligeti's experimental spirit, for a concerto here represents several fundamentally different things. The Cello Concerto of 1966, right at the height of Ligeti's exuberantly fearless adventures in 1960s Germany, might almost be called an anti-concerto, with the cello doing its best to hang on the edge of silence. Sample the very first movement, both for the precision of cellist Christian Poltéra's work at the low end of the dynamic spectrum and for the ideally clean engineering work by the BIS label, operating in a variety of Norwegian venues and mastering them, well, masterfully. The Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments and the Melodien are essentially concertos for orchestra, with distinctive roles for each of the instruments, while the five-movement Piano Concerto, completed in 1988, is a fine and technically demanding example of Ligeti's later pulse-based, polyrhythmic style. Throughout, Norway's BIT20 Ensemble, a group of flexible size, delivers superb Ligeti performances, with the requisite laser-like focus on individual details but not losing a certain liveliness and humor that underlie it all. A superior Ligeti album.

Dvorak: Silent Woods - Christian Poltera, Kathryn Stott (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 6, 2013
Dvorak: Silent Woods - Christian Poltera, Kathryn Stott (2012)

Dvorak: Silent Woods - Christian Poltera, Kathryn Stott (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1947

On this disc, Christian Poltéra and Kathryn Stott chart the gradual development in Dvořák’s composition for cello. The disc includes chamber works that Dvořák composed originally for cello and piano or arranged for the combination including Polonaise in A major, the Rondo in G minor and Silent Woods which was originally a piano duet.
Martin, Honegger, Schoeck: Cello Concertos - Poltera, Hannikainen, Malmo Symphony (2012)

Martin, Honegger, Schoeck: Cello Concertos - Poltera, Hannikainen, Malmo Symphony (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 317 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1737

The Swiss cellist Christian Poltéra here performs works by Frank Martin, Arthur Honegger and Othmar Schoeck. This follows a series of discs from Poltéra that were dedicated to these three composers. His disc of Frank Martin’s music (BISCD1637) was a Gramophone Editor’s Choice.
Li-Wei Qin, London PO, Zhang Yi - Edward Elgar; Benjamin Britten; William Walton: Cello Concertos (2014)

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto; Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes
William Walton: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (2014)
Li-Wei Qin, cello; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Zhang Yi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 8896661 | Time: 01:15:26

An offering of two iconic British cello concertos, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and distinguished cellist Li-Wei Qin, separated by an atmospheric and musically detailed recording of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes conducted by Zhang Yi.

Joonas Ahonen - Ligeti: Concertos (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 6, 2017
Joonas Ahonen - Ligeti: Concertos (2017)

Joonas Ahonen - Ligeti: Concertos
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 71:27 min | 164 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Described as one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time, György Ligeti was able to constantly reinvent himself. In his earliest works, written in Communist Hungary, where he kept his most daring compositions to himself, the musical language is often an extension of that of Bartóks.
Mozart - Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda - Compositions (1995)

Mozart - Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda - Compositions (1995)
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 2292-42988-2 | Time: 00:47:09

Believed to have been composed between August 1775 and January 1777, the Concerto In E Flat Major for two pianos technically counts as being the tenth of Mozart's twenty-seven concertos, that huge and prodigious body that would set the standards for all piano concertos from Mozart's time forward. Although it is not performed with the same frequency as his later works (especially the final eight concertos, 20-27), this "Double" piano concerto, believed to have been composed by Mozart for performance by him and his sister Maria Anna ("Nannerl"), is nevertheless a fascinating experiment of Mozart's, one that requires a pair of solid keyboard virtuosos to do (and for the composer's Seventh piano concerto, you needed three soloists). Fortunately on this 1984 Teldec recording, we have the required two keyboard virtuosos, both of whom come from very divergent musical backgrounds. Austrian-born pianist Friedrich Gulda came from a classical music background and began exploring jazz later on in his life; while Chick Corea is one of the best-known pianists in American jazz music, and, like fellow jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock, developed a great feel for classical music.
Frank Peter Zimmermann - Portrait (1997, EMI Classical # 7243 5 72216 2 7) [RE-UP]

Frank Peter Zimmermann - Portrait
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 320 MB | Artwork: 75 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI Classical # 7243 5 72216 2 7 | Country/Year: Germany 1997
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century, Violin

Frank Peter Zimmermann (* 27. Februar 1965 in Duisburg) ist ein deutscher Violinist. Regelmäßige Kammermusikpartner sind die Pianisten Enrico Pace und Christian Zacharias, sowie der Cellist Heinrich Schiff. Seine Aufnahme des Doppelkonzertes von Brahms mit Heinrich Schiff erhielt den Deutschen Schallplattenpreis…
Ronald Brautigam, Die Kolner Akademie - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 22 (2014)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 18 in B flat major & 22 in E flat major (2014)
Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2044 | Time: 01:00:03

The sixth disc in this highly acclaimed series combine two works in which Mozart's powers as an orchestrator come to the fore. Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K 456, is sometimes referred to as one of the composers military concertos on the basis of the march-like main theme of the first movement. But more striking is the variety of ways that Mozart employs the various groups of instruments: strings, wind instruments and, of course, the piano. This aspect certainly didn't pass unnoticed by a listener as initiated as Mozart's father Leopold: in a letter to his daughter Nannerl he described how his enjoyment of the orchestral interplay had brought tears to his eyes.