Tanja Becker Bender, Bbc Scottish So, Walker Busoni & Strauss Violin Concertos (2014) [24 96]

Tanja Becker-Bender, BBC Scottish SO, Walker - Busoni & Strauss: Violin Concertos (2014) [24/96]

Tanja Becker-Bender, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Busoni & Strauss: Violin Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:02 minutes | 1,13 GB
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German violinist Tanja Becker-Bender returns to the Romantic Violin Concerto series along with Hyperion house band the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Garry Walker. Volume sixteen features concertos by Busoni and Strauss. In D major, the key of Beethoven's and Brahms's violin concertos, Busoni's Violin Concerto is clearly intended to continue their lineage although it never descends into mere imitation. The seventeen-year-old Strauss wrote his Violin Concerto during his final year at the Ludwigsgymnasium. The work is fairly unknown on the concert platform, but Becker-Bender's interpretation should win it new friends.
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
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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.
Piers Lane, Tasmanian SO, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014) [24/96] REPOST

Piers Lane, Tasmanian SO, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 116:23 minutes | 1,97 GB
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A real rarity from Hyperion's Anglo-Australian artistic collaboration: music by an Australian composer who was once at the heart of the English establishment. Malcolm Williamson was one of many Australian creative artists who relocated to Britain in the mid-twentieth century. This double-album set of the complete Piano Concertos is therefore an important document as well as a compendium of deeply appealing music. Williamson wrote with a generosity of emotion and melodic flair rare in the mid-twentieth century, in a forward-looking idiom. Piers Lane, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Howard Shelley are the ideal performers of these unjustly neglected works.
Philippe Graffin, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Brabbins - Jongen & Lazzari: Violin Concertos (2015) [24/96]

Philippe Graffin, Royal Flemish Philharmonic - Jongen & Lazzari: Violin Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:42 minutes | 1,18 GB
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This Hyperion's release reaches Belgium and the music of Joseph Jongen, a composer more celebrated for his organ music now, but who was equally admired in his day for his orchestral and chamber works. On this new album Philippe Graffin collaborates with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Martyn Brabbins in Jongen's Violin Concerto, one of the composer's first substantial works. Also included are other works for violin and orchestra, and a Rapsodie by Italian Romantic Sylvio Lazzari who was influenced - as was Jongen - by the music of Cesar Franck.
Rachel Podger & Arte Dei Suonatori - Antonio Vivaldi: La Stravaganza - 12 Violin Concertos (2003) [24-96] RE-UP

Rachel Podger & Arte Dei Suonatori - Antonio Vivaldi: La Stravaganza - 12 Violin Concertos (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 103:53 minutes | 1,75 GB
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These performances of Vivaldi's La Stravaganza - a collection of 12 violin concertos - are truly extravagant. They're not designed to be listened to in one sitting and shouldn't be: it's not the sameness of the orchestration which might get in the way, it's the intensity with which Vivaldi composed them and the manner in which the remarkable Rachel Podger plays them. Fans of Andrew Manze will love Podger for similar reasons.
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
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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.
Schulhoff: Violin Sonatas / Tanja Becker-Bender, Markus Becker (2011)

Schulhoff: Violin Sonatas / Tanja Becker-Bender, Markus Becker (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 306 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67833

The German violinist Tanja Becker-Bender burst onto the recording scene with a dazzling set of Paganini’s Caprices which thrilled the critics. She appears here in a second disc for Hyperion with her compatriot, Markus Becker, who has made two acclaimed recordings for the label. Erwin Schulhoff: jazz enthusiast, sometime Dadaist, surrealist and committed communist. These are some of the labels that spring to mind for this extraordinary figure, but Schulhoff was a more complex and wide-ranging musician than any neat tags suggest. This Prague-born prodigy had an intensive training rooted in the Austro-German tradition from before the age of ten, and later studied with Max Reger and Fritz Steinbacher. His music is impossible to pin down stylistically – even at a particular stage of his career. His music for violin is often outrageously virtuosic and never less than fascinating.
Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2015) [24/96]

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 102:06 minutes | 1,71 GB
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This alliance of marquee names proves to be a resounding success, thanks partly to the robust personalities of Barenboim and Dudamel, and partly to the choice of material, showcasing the early and late Brahms.
Alina Ibragimova & Steven Osborne - Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas; Five Melodies (2014) [24/96]

Alina Ibragimova & Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas; Five Melodies (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:43 minutes | 1019 MB
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Hyperion is delighted to present a special collaboration already an extraordinary force on the concert platform in its first appearance on record. Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne are musicians of searing, uncompromising intelligence and intense feeling. In his works for the violin, Prokofiev produced some of his most personal and expressive music. Both of his Violin Sonatas were written for David Oistrakh. The first was begun against the backdrop of Stalin's Great Terror, and one senses that he drew his inspiration from the uncharacteristically dark wells of fear, despair and bereavement which were the lot of Prokofiev and his contemporaries. The Violin Sonata No.2 is of a very different character generally sunny and carefree, though still with occasional fleeting shadows. In its original form it was a Flute Sonata, Op 94, which Prokofiev had completed in 1943. At David Oistrakh's suggestion and with his assistance, Prokofiev transcribed the work.
Peter Whelan, Pamela Thorby & Ensemble Marsyas - J.F. Fasch: Quartets and Concertos (2014) [24/192]

Peter Whelan, Pamela Thorby & Ensemble Marsyas - Fasch: Quartets and Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 71:16 minutes | 2,99 GB
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Ensemble Marsyas performs music of the Baroque and Classical eras on period instruments at festivals all across Europe. On this recording of Johann Fasch's finest chamber music demonstrates why the man and his music were so appreciated in his own lifetime.