Tanja Becker Bender, Bbc Scottish So, Walker Busoni

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.
Tanja Becker-Bender, Konzerthausorchester Berlin - Reger: Violin Concerto (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Tanja Becker-Bender, Lothar Zagrosek, Konzerthausorchester Berlin - Reger: Violin Concerto (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:34 minutes | 760 MB
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Reger is one of those composers more talked about than listened to—caricatured as a prolific writer of organ music with a penchant for dense musical textures. But he certainly wasn’t averse to a good tune: the two Romances abound in lush lyricism, while the magnificent A major Violin Concerto shows him continuing in the tradition of the violin concertos of Beethoven and Brahms. An unashamedly symphonic work, it’s nearly an hour long—around the same length as the nearly-contemporary Elgar Violin Concerto. No less a figure than Adolf Busch championed it—first performing it when he was just sixteen.
Steven Osborne, BBC Scottish SO, Ilan Volkov - Stravinsky: Complete Music for Piano & Orchestra (2013) [24/88]

Steven Osborne, BBC Scottish SO, Ilan Volkov - Stravinsky: Complete Music for Piano & Orchestra (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 60:15 minutes | 961 MB
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2013's album from the Gramophone Award-winning team of Steven Osborne, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov. Here they present Stravinsky’s complete music for piano and orchestra as a rare complete set, plus the Concerto in D for string orchestra. The taut rhythmic brilliance of this music is perfectly suited to the particular artistry of these performers. Volkov’s mastery of Stravinsky’s neo-classical idiom is clear from the ecstatic critical response to his recordings of many of the composer’s orchestral works.
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.
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.
Roslavets - Violin Concertos (Ibragimova, BBC Scottish SO, Volkov) [repost]

Roslavets - Violin Concertos (Ibragimova, BBC Scottish SO, Volkov) [repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 327 Mb
Label: Hyperion - Date: 2008

As late as 1982 Soviet musicologists claiming any significance for Nikolay Roslavets were vigorously suppressed. Only in 1990 was his unmarked grave identified. How many scores were lost when his flat was ransacked just after his death in 1944? The ruthless vengeance of a reactionary proletariat—branding Roslavets, himself born of peasant stock and a fervent 1917 revolutionary, a mere pedlar of bourgeois ‘art for art’s sake’—has fortunately now given way to a gradual recognition of the very real significance ……..
Ludmil Angelov, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kiradjiev - Moszkowski: Piano Concerto (2016) [24/96]

Ludmil Angelov, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kiradjiev - Moszkowski: Piano Concerto (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:12 minutes | 1.11 GB
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The rst recording of Moritz Moszkowski's long-lostand eagerly awaitedearly Piano Concerto makes for a particularly important addition to the Romantic Piano Concerto series. The coupling is another rarity (and recorded premiere): the Russian Rhapsody by Adolf Schulz-Evler.
Respighi: Violin Sonatas, Five Pieces for Violin & Piano / Becker-Bender, Nagy (2012)

Respighi: Violin Sonatas, Five Pieces for Violin & Piano / Becker-Bender, Nagy (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 333 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67930

Respighi’s orchestral music is loved for its lavish, operatic ‘fireworks’, its pomp and circumstance. This recording of his music for violin and piano demonstrates a more tender and intimate side to the composer, and also shows what a master he was of melody. Respighi had many influences from all over Europe and an enthusiasm for German music which perhaps explains the pleasing echoes of Brahms and Schumann among others. The sonatas, especially the later in B minor, are important works of nineteenth-century chamber music, and gems such as the Valse caressante and the Serenata are suffused with lyrical elegance which is perfectly carried off by the wonderful violinist Tanja Becker-Bender.
Max Reger - Becker-Bender; Zagrosek - Violin Concertos (2012)

Max Reger - Violin Concerto in A major, Op 101 / Two Romances for violin and small orchestra, Op 50
Tanja Becker-Bender / Konzerthausorchester Berlin / Lothar Zagrosek
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 402 MB | Full Artwork: 76 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Hyperion "The Romantic Violin Concerto" # CDA67892 | Country/Year: UK 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…Performed by violinist Tanja Becker-Bender and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, conducted by Lothar Zagrosek, the Violin Concerto is grandiose, lush, and expansive, epitomizing the post-Romantic preferences for large-scale forms, luxurious orchestration, and densely wrought ideas, while the Two Romances are comparatively modest in their length and transparent in content. (…) the orchestra sounds gorgeous, and the careful microphone placement keeps Becker-Bender front and center, so the elaborate scoring doesn't drown out her sound.