Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 18, 2017
Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42 (2016)

Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:12 min | 341 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 14 | 2016

This release completes CPO's complete recordings of Max Reger's violin oeuvre. This extensive oeuvre includes all of Reger's compositional periods, from Op. 1 to his last, unfinished Op. 147. Op. 42 revealed itself as a supreme challenge for violinist Ulf Wallin, both technically and musicially. Wallin quickly realized why Reger, is with no doubt, a master of chromatic polyphony. Reger obviously took cues from J.S. Bach in his compositions as well as lyrical and harmonic design from Brahms and Liszt.
Arthur Grumiaux, Gyorgy Sebok & Paul Crossley - Fauré & Franck: Violin Sonatas (1990)

Arthur Grumiaux, Gyorgy Sebok & Paul Crossley - Fauré & Franck: Violin Sonatas (1990)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 72:43 min | 171 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Philips

Faure-lovers have long prayed for reissue of the two sonatas from Grumiaux and Paul Crossley. And they won't be disappointed. The sound itself is pleasing. And there is a radiance in the playing suggesting an unerring understanding of structure and style that somehow goes hand in hand with the joyous spontaneity of new discovery. The hyper-sensitive suppleness of Grumiaux's shading and phrasing is a particular delight, as is his awareness that just as much of the musical message comes from the piano—particularly in the Second Sonata. As for Crossley, not for nothing has he come to be recognized as one of this country's most dedicated Faure specialists. It would certainly be difficult to over-praise the subtlety of the two artists' interplay in both works.
Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017)

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:35 min | 298 MB
Label: RUBICON | Tracks: 12 | 2017

Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas represent the supreme challenge for a violin and piano duo, and the drama, visceral excitement and many intimate moments of these masterpieces is superbly captured in these live performances.
Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Yevgeny Kissin, Vladimir Fedoseyev, TSO - Tikhon Khrennikov: Violin & Piano Concertos (2013)

Tikhon Khrennikov: Violin & Piano Concertos (2013)
Vadim Repin, violin; Maxim Vengerov, violin; Yevgeny Kissin, piano; Tikhon Khrennikov, piano
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio; Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 9448 | Time: 01:10:59

Tikhon Khrennikov was certainly an equivocal figure in the history of 20th-century Russian music. A composer with a tendency towards popular theatrical genres and lyricism, the naively optimistic nature of his music was soon noticed by the Soviet government, which took Khrennikov under its wing and appointed him Secretary of the reorganised Union of Composers in 1948 – a post he held for no less than 43 years. During his tenure in the role, Khrennikov witnessed the persecution of numerous artists who refused to comply with the USSR's dictated enthusiasm for all things socialist in musical culture. Such behaviour surely confirms his political stance, and yet it is known that Khrennikov on more than one occasion came to the aid of several musicians, protecting them from arrest and helping to forge the careers of many young and talented artists. This recording is historic in the sense that it features 3 Soviet child prodigies: Yevgeny Kissin, Maxim Vengerov and Vadim Repin, now household names in western musical life, then the perfect examples of successful Soviet education and training. Khrennikov himself is the soloist in his 3rd piano concerto.
Gerard Lesne,  Il Seminario musicale - Vivaldi: Salve Regina, Violin concerto RV 581; Galuppi: Motets (2004)

Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario musicale - Vivaldi: Salve Regina, Violin concerto RV 581; Galuppi: Motets (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 507 Mb | Total time: 66:34+56:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 62413 2 | Recorded: 1991-92

Gérard Lesne founded the Il Seminario musicale Ensemble in 1985. Since 1990, the Ensemble has been in residence at the Royaumont Foundation, where it attracts vocalists and instrumentalists who share Lesne's enthusiam for the 17th and 18th century Italian repertoire. The musicians perform on old instruments and strive to reproduce as faithfully as possible the lilt and narrative line characteristic of the baroque style as expressed in works by composers such as Monteverdi, Cavalli, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Caldara, Pergolesi, and the others. The size of the ensemble is variable depending on the repertoire. Based on a rich and varied continuo section (theorbo, cello, basson, double bass, organ and harpsichord) supporting one or more soloists, it can be expanded with the addition of a string quartet to make a small chamber orchestra suitable for performing chamber operas. Responsibility for the Ensemble's musical direction is shared by the instrumentalists and vocalists.
Michaela Paetsch Neftel - Joachim Raff: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Cavatina, Ungrischer (2000)

Michaela Paetsch Neftel - Joachim Raff: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Cavatina, Ungrischer (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:06 | 351 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Tudor | Catalog: 7086

If the idea of a marginally more advanced Mendelssohn or a slightly more coherent Liszt sounds appealing, try Joseph Joachim Raff. In this disc of his two violin concertos coupled with two shorter works for violin and orchestra, Raff writes for the soloist in an effervescent style that clearly has its origins in Mendelssohn's elfin manner.
Elizabeth Wallfisch & The Wallfisch Band - Telemann: Complete Violin Concertos, Vol. 6 (2016)

Elizabeth Wallfisch & The Wallfisch Band - Telemann: Complete Violin Concertos, Vol. 6
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:07 min | 367 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 20 | 2016

This group of hybrid compositions situated between the French overture and the Italian concerto represents a unique case in the music history of the eighteenth century; no other composer from this period set this type of concertante violin music with the rich designs and wealth of ideas found in Telemann.
James Ehnes - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Octet (2010) (Repost)

James Ehnes - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Octet (2010)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:31 | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ONYX | Catalog: LC 19017

The last of his orchestral compositions and one of his most enduringly popular pieces, Mendelssohn's violin concerto is as much a crowd-pleaser now as it was when premiered by Ferdinand David and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1845. Its unassuming focus on melody and dynamic interaction between soloist and orchestra – rather than merely on technical feats and virtuosic showmanship – ensures its place at the heart of the violin concerto repertoire.
Nicola Benedetti, Bournemouth SO, Kirill Karabits - Dmitri Shostakovich, Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich, Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016)
Nicola Benedetti, violin; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 8758 | Time: 00:59:03

This has the look of a career-making recording from Scots violinist Nicola Benedetti, putting her up against difficult repertory that diverges from the crowd-pleasing fare that formed the basis of her career up to this album. It would have been hard to predict just how well she pulls off her task here; few could have heard the profound interpreter of Russian music in the Italia and Silver Violin collections from earlier in the 2010s. The Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 99, is an emotionally thorny work in five movements anchored by a tense passacaglia in the middle. The composer withheld it from publication during the period of renewed Stalinist repression in the late 1940s. It was premiered in 1955 by David Oistrakh, and in endurance and elevated tone even if not quite in lyrical grandeur, Benedetti brings that master to mind. Sample the Stravinskian "Burlesque" finale for a sense of how Benedetti gets outside herself here. The Glazunov Violin Concerto, Op. 82, is a more stable work, rooted in pre-WWI conservatory traditions, and Benedetti's reading is nothing short of letter-perfect.

VA - Best Violin 100 (2010)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 10, 2017
VA - Best Violin 100 (2010)

VA - Best Violin 100
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 465:11 min | 2.04 GB
Label: Alliance/EMI Classics | Tracks: 100 | 2017

New chamber compositions by Telemann are now made available through intensive research. They are presented in modern score editions focusing on the Magdeburg Sunday Concerts (Sonntagsmusiken). The arias include pieces taken from complete sacred compositions and performed in Hamburgs principal places of worship during the church year 1726-27. The Eisenach court secretary Johann Friedrich Helbig was the author of the texts for the church compositions and the arias included in them.