Schnittke Concerto Grosso No.2 Viola Concerto

Ernst Krenek - Symphony No. 4, Concerto grosso No. 2 (North German Radio Philharmonic, A. Francis)

Ernst Krenek - Symphony No. 4, Concerto grosso No. 2 (North German Radio Philharmonic, A. Francis)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 322 Mb
Date: 2011

In many ways the Fourth Symphony illustrates Krenek's independence from any one musical style – and ultimately from his teacher(s) and those who influenced him, like Busoni, too. It has a thread of mid-century anguish and uncertainty. But it could never be described as avant-garde or experimental. Yet it's of a pleasing unity, has direction and thrust which make it more than merely stimulating listening. Like all but those of the first and second symphonies, this one on cpo is the only recording. It's full of purpose, clarity and of transparent, open, yet very …….
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Alfred Schnittke - Concerto Grosso No. 1 (version for flute and oboe) / Symphony No. 9  - Cape Philharmonic, Hughes

Alfred Schnittke - Concerto Grosso No. 1 (version for flute and oboe) / Symphony No. 9 - Cape Philharmonic, Hughes
XX Century Classical | Easy CD-DA Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, NO LOG | No cover/No Booklet | 206 MB | Filesonic
Publisher: BIS - records

On this disc the reconstructed unfinished symphony No. 9 combined with Schnittke's Concerto grosso No.1. This time not in the rather well known original version, but in Schnittke's own revised version with solo parts for flute and oboe.
Written during the composer’s final years, and after Schnittke had suffered a serious stroke, the autograph score of the Symphony No. 9 was so difficult to decipher that it had to be reconstructed after the composer’s death – a painstaking process which was crowned by a first performance in 2007.
Alfred Schnittke - Concerto grosso No.6 & Symphony No.8 (1995)

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto grosso No.6 & Symphony No.8 (1995)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 165 MB
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Suffice to say Schnittke's Eighth Symphony is truly one of his greatest works and, indeed, one of the great symphonic works of the latter twentieth century. The charge of oppressive asceticism laid against the Sixth and Seventh symphonies can hardly be held up to this expansive and frankly emotional work. It is as if Schnittke relaxed the skeletal sounds of his previous essays in the genre and, while not quite returning to the dazzling orchestral pyrotechnics of the Fifth Symphony (Concerto Grosso no. 4), created a work of great sincerity and beauty. The first movement is an obsessive repetition of a wide-ranging (in pitch, not rhythm) melody, seemingly effortlessly varied to touch on all sections of the orchestra. The climax is reached early in the movement and the remainder is a chilling decrescendo, the harmonies becoming more static and dissonant. The second and fourth movements are bitter, angry and Shostakovichian in their use of dissonant intervals to create a long line. They share thematic material, yet shards of the first and third movements invade to further complicate the texture. The eighteen minute third movement is a remarkable achievement. It seems to pick up the wisps of tonality discernable at the end of Mahler's Ninth and convert them into a long elegy for a lost romanticism. The sparsity of texture (often long stretches of monophonic strings) throws the emotive weight totally on the long, twisting and often stunningly beautiful melodies that emerge. The entrance of the low brass towards the end is just one of the profound moments in this stunning meditation on life, and the afterlife. After the rage of the fourth movement, the fifth movement provides a truly wonderful solution to the problems of the previous ones- a slowly ascending c major scale is caught by various instruments, always ppp and the work ends with this visionary cluster.
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Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995) (Repost)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:24 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 9359

The late Alfred Schnittke has, after his death, been accused of writing too much music of variable quality. This debate is still raging although suffice to say that the Eighth Symphony truly is one of his greatest works and indeed, one of the great symphonic works of the latter twentieth century. The charge of oppressive asceticism laid against the Sixth and Seventh symphonies can hardly be held up to this expansive and frankly emotional work. It is as if Schnittke relaxed the skeletal sounds of his previous essays in the genre and, while not quite returning to the dazzling orchestral pyrotechnics of the Fifth Symphony (Concerto Grosso no. 4), creating a work of great sincerity and beauty. The first movement is an obsessive repetition of a wide-ranging (in pitch, not rhythm) melody, seemingly effortlessly varied to touch on all sections of the orchestra.
111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 [2010, Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3] - Part 3

111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 (2010)
Discs 26 - 40 of 56 | Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Covers Included | Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3 | ~3900 + 2240 Mb | FSonic, FServe, Uploaded

Given the depth, range and quality of the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue, it’s hardly been difficult to put together another anthology of great recordings and great artists. The structure is as before – here are 53 original albums (including three double-sets), featuring the great names of Deutsche Grammophon’s recording history, presented, once more, in alphabetical order of artist. Claudio Abbado leads off with a complete Carmen and Krystian Zimerman rounds off with his memorable account of the Chopin Ballades.
John Storgårds, Juha Kangas - Peteris Vasks: Symphony No. 2, Violin Concerto 'Distant Light' (2003)

John Storgårds, Juha Kangas - Peteris Vasks: Symphony No. 2, Violin Concerto 'Distant Light' (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 344 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 176 MB | Covers Included | 73:23
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE10052

This is the world premiere recording of Vasks' second symphony. It is a 40-minute, one-movement work which opens with a glorious bang, with the orchestra at its most powerful and busy. A few minutes in, Vasks offers us repose which is almost religious, there is a buildup and then more reflection, and a long crescendo to great might again. The work ends on a beautifully introspective, soft, haunting refrain. Vasks is primarily a Romantic, so the work is tonal; there are touches of Kancheli (but not as much breast-beating), Shostakovich (again, not as pessimistic).

Jan Vogler - Schumann: Cello Concerto & Symphony No. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 22, 2016
Jan Vogler - Schumann: Cello Concerto & Symphony No. 2 (2016)

Jan Vogler - Schumann: Cello Concerto & Symphony No. 2 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:59:02 | 135 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Jan Vogler presents his 2nd recording of Schumann's Cello Concerto (1st recording on Edel, 2001) but this time with his own orchestra, the Dresden Festival Orchestra, that consists of more than 50 members from Europe's most renowned early music ensembles.
Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz - Ernest Bloch: America; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2012)

Ernest Bloch - America; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2012)
Seattle Symphony, conducted by Gerard Schwarz; Patricia Michaelian, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572743 | Time: 01:01:54

Swiss-born Bloch, a pupil of Eugène Ysaÿe, emigrated to the United States in 1916. Written in 1926, two years after Bloch had become an American citizen, America: An Epic Rhapsody, is the composer’s tribute to his adopted country. This romantic and patriotic score vividly surveys the history of the US from the native American melodies of pre-colonial days to the modern era of 1920s jazz and beyond. The Concerto Grosso No 1 is a bold statement which unites the eighteenth-century concerto grosso form with a modern tonal language.
Krystian Zimerman, Simon Rattle - Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto, Symphony No 2 (2015)

Krystian Zimerman, Simon Rattle - Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto, Symphony No 2 (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 121 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 002329502 | Rls.date: 14th Aug 2015

This album follows up Krystian Zimerman and Sir Simon Rattle’s award winning DG recording of Brahm’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto, written in 1988, is dedicated to Krystian Zimerman and was presented by him the first time to audiences in Salzburg in the same year. The piece features extremely virtuosic demands, its dense pianistic gestures at times recall the piano concertos of Bartók and Prokofiev. The Symphony No. 2, created with techniques of “limited aleatoricism” (Lutosławski), fascinates with its orchestral surfaces that offer an insight into their creator’s ability to organize sounds in a very precise way and their iridescent and colorful vitality.

VA - Music Of The Enlightenment (2011)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at March 4, 2015
VA - Music Of The Enlightenment (2011)

VA - Music Of The Enlightenment (2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,54 Gb
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Release Year: 2011

The unprecedented expansion of music in the age of enlightenment
The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down.