Schnittke Concerto Grosso

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.
Alfred Schnittke - Symphony No.8 - Concerto Grosso 6 - Stockholm Symphony Orchestra - G. Rozhdestvensky

Alfred Schnittke - Symphony No.8 - Concerto Grosso 6 - Stockholm Symphony Orchestra - G. Rozhdestvensky
XX Century Classical | 1 CD | Easy CD-DA Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, NO LOG | SCANS | 163 MB | Filesonic
Publisher: Chandos - records

The extraordinary religious feeling of the Eighth Symphony is no doubt a product of the decade of illness that preceded its composition. Schnittke had a series of strokes beginning in 1985 and refused to surrender to them, continuing his career and producing a notable quantity of excellent new music until his death in 1999. The composer acknowledged that this led him into contemplation of subjects beyond this world, and brought to the surface both his Christian faith and his Jewish heritage. This symphony was premiered in Stockholm on November 10, 1994, with Gennady Rozhdestvensky conducting.
Schnittke wrote his Concerto Grosso No. 6 for the musical Rozhdesvensky family, and it was premiered on January 11, 1994 with Gennady Rozhdestvensky conducting, Vikoria Postnikova, pianist, and their son Sasha Rozhdestvensky, violinist.
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.
Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. III:  Concerto Grosso & Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (2008) [Repost]

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. III: Concerto Grosso & Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (2008)
Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Dennis Russell Davies, conductor; Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0042 | Time: 00:42:30

'The Concerto Project Vol. III' is the penultimate release in a series of four albums to be issued by Orange Mountain Music documenting the eight Philip Glass concertos to date. Volume III includes Glass's 'Concerto Grosso' commissioned by the City of Bonn for the opening of the Stadtische Kunstmuseum in the German city in 1992. Each movement of the Concerto Grosso is written for a distinctive group of instruments - the winds, brass and strings, which together make up a symphonic ensemble. In this live 1993 recording it is played by the Beethoven Orchester Bonn conducted by long-time Glass associate Dennis Russell Davies, the musicians who premiered the work - under its original title of Concerto for Three Ensembles - in June 1992. The second concerto is Glass's 'Concerto for Saxophone Quartet', performed by its dedicatees, the internationally renowned Raschèr Saxophone Quartet who premiered the piece at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in 1995.
Tamberg: Joanna Tentata Suite, Symphonic Dances, Concerto Grosso - Jarvi, Hague Residentie (2010)

Tamberg: Joanna Tentata Suite, Symphonic Dances, Concerto Grosso - Jarvi, Hague Residentie (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 309 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1677

For more than fifty years, Eino Tamberg has remained an influential figure in the musical life of his native Estonia. His breakthrough on the international music scene came in 1956 with Concerto grosso, Op.5, which also heralded the success of the ‘new wave' of Estonian composers, including Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis and others. The Symphonic Dances, Op.6 incorporates Estonian folk tunes. A later work, the Suite from ‘Joanna Tentata' from 1972, serves as an example of Tamberg's great interest in the theatre. The plot of the ballet for which the original score was composed picks up more or less where Penderecki's famous opera ‘The Devils from Loudun' ends – the story of a French 17th-century convent in which the nuns have become possessed, and of the love between the convent's Mother Superior and a pious young priest.

Oleg Karavaychuk - Concerto Grosso (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 13, 2016
Oleg Karavaychuk - Concerto Grosso (2009)

Oleg Karavaychuk - Concerto Grosso (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 230 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Bomba-Piter | # CDMAN 392-09 | Time: 01:17:59

R.I.P. Oleg Karavaychuk (December 28, 1927 — June 13, 2016)

Monday, June 13, in Saint-Petersburg on 89-m to year of life has died the composer Oleg Karavaychuk (Каравайчук Олег Николаевич) – composer of music to many films and performances. Some call composer Oleg Karavaychuk a genius, others a spook. For the third one he is unknown, although, by and large, his works are known to all. Karavaychuk composed the music for 200 films.

New Trolls - Concerto Grosso Trilogy Live (2007)  

Posted by uff at Oct. 11, 2015
New Trolls - Concerto Grosso Trilogy Live (2007)

New Trolls - Concerto Grosso Trilogy Live (2007)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, PAL 16:9 (720x576), 25fps, 7576kbps | LPCM, 2.0 | 125min | 7600Mb
Rock | Aereostella/Edel 0185688AER | rel: 2007 | covers

What a fantastic year , 2007 , for New Trolls and for their fans. This is the group I presonally loved more during my youth in spite of their not very linear musical hystory. This CD + DVD package is taken from a live concert in Trieste - Italy in August 2007.

New Trolls - Concerto Grosso Trilogy Live (2007) (Repost)  

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 19, 2015
New Trolls - Concerto Grosso Trilogy Live (2007) (Repost)

New Trolls - Concerto Grosso Trilogy Live (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 901 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 313 MB | Covers - 67 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Aereostella/Edel (0185688AER)

Unique in the history of Italian progressive music, New Trolls were leaders and were for a time the top band in Italy. In 1973, New Trolls split into two camps, the hard-rocking IBIS and the symphonic-oriented New Trolls Atonic System. They crossed many different permutations of line-up changes, many musical stylings… and great hits, passing through beat, pop ballads, progressive rock works, hard rock, and melodic pop followed groups like Genesis and PFM.