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Gil Shaham, LSO, Andre Previn - Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)

Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)
Gil Shaham, violin; London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by André Previn

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 439 886-2 | Time: 01:01:10

This sparkling suite for violin and piano came into being when the composer had to adapt his incidental score for a production of Shakespeare's play to the impending absence of the chamber orchestral. The result is a brilliant piece for violin and piano, which the composer quickly released in a four-movement version. There are other recordings of the chamber orchestra suite in five-movements that duplicate only three of the movements of this version. Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist André Previn are ideal partners in this brilliant performance. The four movements allow Shaham to show four sides of his violinist's personality: He skips and plays in carefree fashion in the opening movement, indulges in the grotesquery and parody of the second, gets to play the romantic in the garden scene of the third movement, and dazzles with virtuosity in the final hornpipe. Previn's part is more than mere accompaniment; the piano often has a large part of the mood of the music and his contribution is, to use a word already employed here, ideal.

Giuliano Carmignola - Haydn - Violin Concertos (2012) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 16, 2017
Giuliano Carmignola - Haydn - Violin Concertos (2012) (Repost)

Giuliano Carmignola - Haydn - Violin Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:23 | 345 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 4778774 AH

Italian violinist Guiliano Carmignola has a crisp, sharp style that can do wonderful things in High Baroque repertory. In Classical-period music he is again distinctive, but your mileage may vary. This release harks back to the middle days of historically informed playing, when Baroque groups first began to explore the Classical era (and music beyond). There are no graceful, gentle lines here, no warm, muted colors of mythological figures frolicking in summer sunshine.

Tim Fain - Philip Glass: Partita for Solo Violin (2015) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 15, 2017
Tim Fain - Philip Glass: Partita for Solo Violin (2015) [Re-Up]

Tim Fain plays Philip Glass: Partita for Solo Violin (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0050 | Time: 00:45:53

Violinist Tim Fain has worked extensively with minimalist composer Philip Glass in performances and in the preparation of new pieces, and the most impressive result of their collaboration may be the Partita for solo violin (2010), a seven-movement suite written especially for Fain. Associations with Johann Sebastian Bach's violin partitas are inevitable, and it's clear that Glass has had them in mind while composing in what can be described as an aspirational, rather than a merely imitative, manner. Glass has for the most part avoided his customary ostinatos and static sections, and his use of broken chords only suggests counterpoint, rather than propulsive rhythmic patterns. He has also eschewed any direct references to Bach or Baroque style, yet the Partita's kinship with the older models is certainly felt, and Fain's playing has a lot to do with it. The ebb and flow of tempos and the expressive use of rubato give the Partita an introspective feeling, and the freedom of individual expression is quite removed from the locked-in, high-energy ensemble playing that was Glass' early trademark style.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Carolin Widmann - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)
Carolin Widmann, violin & direction; Chamber Orchestra of Europe

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:29
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2427, 481 2635

Recordings of Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, are abundant, and even the pairing with the rarer Robert Schumann Violin Concerto, WoO 23, of 1853 are not as infrequent as they used to be. The thorny Schumann concerto has undergone a reevaluation upward, and plenty of players now concur with the judgment of Yehudi Menuhin: "This concerto is the historically missing link of the violin literature; it is the bridge between the Beethoven and the Brahms concertos, though leaning more towards Brahms." Violinist Carolin Widmann who (like the ECM label on which the album appears) has focused mostly on contemporary music, takes up the challenge of providing something new here, and she meets it. The central fact of the recording is that Widmann conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe from the violin. Others have done this before, but few have pursued the implications of the technique as far as Widmann has: the performances are unusually light and transparent, and they are perhaps thus in accord with the sounds an orchestra of the middle 19th century might have produced. Sample the unusually lively, sprightly reading of the Mendelssohn concerto's finale.
Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10667

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.

Anna Wandtke-Wypych - Violin Soul (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 9, 2017
Anna Wandtke-Wypych - Violin Soul (2017)

Anna Wandtke-Wypych - Violin Soul (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:22 | 118 MB
Label: DUX

In todays world there are few stereotypes concerning string instruments. Contrabasses, due to their size, are associated with small range of motion and peculiarly understood coarseness. In the music community there are thousands of jokes concerning violas and viola players. Traditionally, the most noble roles are attributed to cello and violin. The first of the abovementioned instruments is perceived as a romantic and passionate instrument; the violin is seen as mesmerizing and calls to mind brilliant virtuosos with technical skills. This release disproves some of those stereotypes. Anna Wandtke, an outstanding violinist, proves that violin can beautifully sing and talk about passions, feelings, and emotions without resigning from showing a perfect technique with a pinch of spectacularity. All of these elements produce a perfectly composed whole.

Eiji Arai & Toru Kimura - Violin Recital (1999)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Aug. 8, 2017
Eiji Arai & Toru Kimura - Violin Recital (1999)

Eiji Arai & Toru Kimura - Violin Recital (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 324 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 184 mb
Classical, Violin, Piano | Label: Live Notes - WWCC-7370

"Violin Recital" is the beatiful clasical improvization by Eiji Arai & Toru Kimura. This was released by Live Notes (Japan) in 1999.
Beethoven - Complete Violin Sonatas (Augustin Dumay, Maria Joao Pires) (2002) (3CD Box Set) (REPOST)

Beethoven - Complete Violin Sonatas (Augustin Dumay, Maria Joao Pires) (2002) (3CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 891 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 534 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 471 495-2

Dumay and Pires have made some outstanding recordings.. and this new set of Beethoven's complete works in the same genre.. belongs among the very best available.
Make no mistake, this is chamber music playing of the first order, and a major contribution to the Beethoven discography–a set to be savored and enjoyed many times over
Michael Jarvis & Paul Luchkow - Michel Corrette: Sonatas for Harpsichord and Violin Op.25 (2017)

Michael Jarvis & Paul Luchkow - Michel Corrette: Sonatas for Harpsichord and Violin Op.25 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:26 | 175 MB
Label: Marquis Classics

Michel Corrette was a French organist,composer and author of musical method books. Corrette was prolific. He composed ballets and divertissements for the stage, including Arlequin, Armide, Le Jugement de Midas, Les Âges, Nina, and Persée. He composed many concertos, notably 25 concertos comiques. Aside from these works and organ concertos, he also composed sonatas, songs, instrumental chamber works, harpsichord pieces, cantatas, and other sacred vocal works.

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Aug. 6, 2017
The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin (Cambridge Companions to Music) by Robin Stowell
1993 | ISBN: 0521390338, 0521399238 | English | 320 pages | EPUB | 4 MB