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.
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 ……..
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.
Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Modern Jacobite (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Modern Jacobite (2016)
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Tommy Smith, the great Scottish saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator, studied classical orchestration in the 1990s, and has played in plenty of challenging jazz/classical settings. But Modern Jacobite is his most ambitious journey yet, centred on an intricately woven three-movement symphonic work inspired by the Jacobite uprisings; it is bookended by a rapturous tenor-sax improvisation on Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, and by Chick Corea’s famous Children’s Songs interleaved with Smith’s own Bairn’s Songs as personal variations on the same theme. The Jacobite pieces embrace violent, cinematic soundscapes for slewing brass and thundering percussion; deep cello themes that segue into pulsating tenor-sax ruminations; Scottish folk dances that become pipe-toned tenor jigs.
Jack Liebeck, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins - Bruch: Violin Concerto 1 & Other Works (2016) [24/96]

Jack Liebeck, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins - Bruch: Violin Concerto 1 & Other Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:12 minutes | 1,35 GB
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Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 is the daddythe most popular ever written. Much recorded, Jack Liebeck turns in a dazzling performance of youthful vigour, prefacing the Concerto with the gorgeous Serenade and a Romance.
Jonathan Harvey - Anu Komsi / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Body Mandala (2007) [REPOST, upgrade]

Jonathan Harvey - Body Mandala / Timepieces / Tranquil Abiding / White as Jasmine / … towards a Pure Land
Anu Komsi / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Ilan Volkov & Stefan Solyom
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 319 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: NMC # NMC D141 | Country/Year: UK 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

British composer Jonathan Harvey has all the credentials of a classic modernist, and while his music would never be described as making the slightest concession to the New Accessibility of the late 20th century, the attractive, colorful surfaces of his work coupled with unerringly visceral intuitive development makes him a composer who can appeal to more than just hardcore new music aficionados. (…) The BBC Scottish Symphony, led by Ilan Volkov, plays with a confident mastery of the demanding scores and a sensitivity to their mercurial shifts and transformations. NMC's sound is clean, detailed, and present. (The composer recommends that listeners take a pause between the pieces, to surround each with a cleansing silence.)