Anna Malikova, Thomas Sanderling, Wdr SO Saint Saens Piano Concertos Vol2

VA – Saint-Saens, Piano Concertos Nos.2,5 / Franck, Variations Symphoniques

VA – Saint-Saëns, Piano Concertos Nos.2,5 / Franck, Variations Symphoniques
Classical | 2007 | 66'28 | EAC/FLAC+CUE | Front JPG | 316 MB
Natalie Clein, BBC Scottish SO, Manze - Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Natalie Clein, BBC Scottish SO, Manze - Saëns: Cello Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:44 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Natalie Clein performs works for cello and orchestra by Camille Saëns. The first concerto has always been one of Saint-Saens's most popular pieces. It is a gloriously playful piece that carries the listener along on a melodic and emotional roller coaster. The second concerto is less familiar to most listeners. Extremely difficult for the soloist, Clein surmounts its challenges with the marvelous technique, musicianship and the passion for which she has become so well known.
Bergen PO, Neeme Jarvi - Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Le Carnaval des animaux; Africa (2016)

Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Le Carnaval des animaux; Africa (2016)
Truls Mørk, cello; Louis Lortie, piano; Helene Mercier, piano;
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5162 | Time: 01:15:30

The essence of Camille Saint-Saëns' music comes through perhaps most clearly in his music for solo instrument and orchestra, which exemplifies his elegant combination of melody and conservatory-generated virtuosity. The two cello concertos are here, plus a pair of crowd-pleasing short works for piano and orchestra, and the evergreen Carnival of the Animals, with pianists Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier joining forces along with a collection of instruments that includes the often-omitted glass harmonica. There are all kinds of attractions here: the gently humorous and not over-broad Carnival, the songful cello playing of Truls Mørk, and the little-known piano-and-orchestra scene Africa, Op. 89, with its lightly Tunisian flavor (sample this final track). But really, the central thread connecting them all is the conducting of Neeme Järvi and the light, graceful work of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; French music is the nearly 80-year-old Järvi's most congenial environment, and in this recording, perhaps his last devoted to Saint-Saëns, he has never been better.
Fidelio Trio - Ravel & Saint-Saens: Piano Trios (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Fidelio Trio - Ravel & Saint-Saens: Piano Trios (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 984MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download , Resonus

The acclaimed Fidelio Trio make their Resonus debut with an exquisite recording of French piano trios – Camille Saint-Saëns’ large-scale Op. 92 second trio, and Maurice Ravel’s sole foray into the genre dating from 1914. Coming off the back of a Royal Philharmonic Society Award nomination in 2016, this recording sees the trio expand on their unparalleled reputation for new music, demonstrating the vast range of this brilliant chamber group’s abilities and talent.
Jonathan Plowright, BBC Scottish SO, Borowicz - Rozycki: Piano Concertos (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jonathan Plowright, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz - Różycki: Piano Concertos (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:08 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ludomir Różycki, a composer who remains frustratingly obscure outside of his native Poland. On this exciting disc, pianist Jonathan Plowright is the soloist in Różycki's three works for piano and orchestra, accompanied by Łukasz Borowicz leading the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. These pieces showcase a composer with an accomplished ear for instrumental color, whose late-nineteenth-century musical language responds to the horrors of two world wars with an irrepressible spirit.
Dvorak, Saint-Saens - Cello Concertos (Mstislav Rostropovich) (2006/1977)

Dvořák, Saint-Saëns - Cello Concertos (Mstislav Rostropovich) (2006/1977)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 4.70 Gb (DVD9) | 63 min
Classical | EMI

Recorded in London’s Henry Wood Hall in November 1977, these two performances offer a special reminder of the magic of Mstislav Rostropovich. If ever one needs to relive the pure magic of music, that elusive quality that operates above and beyond all words, it is to Rostropovich that one can confidently turn; especially when he is in partnership with another “great”—here, Giulini.
Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Schumann, Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos (1969/2012)

Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim - Schumann, Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos (1969/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:35 minutes | 947 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Features 2011 EMI Remaster

Daniel Barenboim, the New Philharmonia Orchestra and Jacqueline du Pre deliver lush interpretations of these cello concertos by Schumann and Saint-Saens. The musicians display finesse and delicacy. These are the definitive performances, absolutely a must-own.
Cohen, Neschling, São Paulo State SO - Liszt: Totentanz, Piano Concertos No 1 & 2 (2007)

Cohen, Neschling, São Paulo State SO - Liszt: Totentanz, Piano Concertos No 1 & 2 (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 211 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1530

The vast majority of Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen's discography is devoted to the music of Franz Liszt. There is good reason for this; his technique and approach to the instrument seem especially suited for the demands Liszt makes of pianists, from extreme subtlety and introspection to the bravura, ostentatious displays of power and virtuosity. Cohen delivers all of this with remarkable clarity.
Yuja Wang, Dudamel, Simon Bolivar SO - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2013) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Yuja Wang, Dudamel, Simon Bolivar SO - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.27 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Linn Records

Twenty-four year old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang is widely recognized for playing that combines the spontaneity and fearless imagination of youth with the discipline and precision of a mature artist. Regularly lauded for her controlled, prodigious technique, Yuja’s command of the piano has been described as “astounding” and “superhuman,” and she has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire, the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and graceful, charismatic stage presence.
Lalo, Saint-saens: Cello Concertos; Berlioz - Wispelway (2013)

Lalo, Saint-saens: Cello Concertos; Berlioz - Wispelway (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 295 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | Catalog Number: 4107

After a highly acclaimed recording of Briten’s Cello Symphony (ONYX4058) Pieter Wispelwey and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiko Kim, turn to two romantic cello concertos whose neglect is hard to fathom. Lalo, unusually for a French composer in the mid 19th century, was drawn to chamber music, and formed a string quartet (in which he played viola, and later second violin) that championed the works of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. His passion for chamber music developed to embrace large scale orchestral works – two violin concertos, the famous 'Symphonie espagnole' for violin and orchestra, a symphony in G minor, the Piano Concerto and the concerto recorded here: the Cello concerto in D minor of 1877.