Violin Making

Violin Making with Dennis McCaigue  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Daniel-n at Dec. 9, 2011
Violin Making with Dennis McCaigue

Violin Making with Dennis McCaigue
2011 | AVI | XviD 1600 kbps | 640x360 | 29.97 fps | MP3 128 kbps | 60 min. | 712 MB.
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
Nicola Benedetti - Shostakovich & Glazunov: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]

Nicola Benedetti - Shostakovich & Glazunov: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 58:57 min | 1.09 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Sensational violinist Nicola Benedetti returns with a riveting recording of Shostakovichs monumental Violin Concerto (No. 1). This new recording follows Benedettis chart-topping success with Bruchs Scottish Fantasy (Homecoming, 2014) and Korngolds Violin Concerto (Silver Violin, 2012).
Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Reconstructed Violin Concertos (2000)

Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Reconstructed Violin Concertos (2000)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 51:38 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Haenssler | Catalog: 92138

None of these reconstructions are included in Teldec’s Bach 2000, although the better-known ‘originals’ obviously are. The real newcomer is the Sinfonia, BWV1045 (5'34'') ‘to an unknown cantata’ which – as befits a BWV number that immediately precedes the First Brandenburg Concerto – is rumbustious, festive and thematically likeable. Time and again I could sense allusions to other Bach instrumental pieces, though the soloist’s ceaseless arpeggiating is sometimes a distraction. We’re told it’s authentic (the manuscript source suggests a violin concerto in the making) but something about its harmonic language doesn’t quite ring true, though that reaction might well be due to lack of familiarity.

Anton Steck, Christian Rieger - Porpora: Violin Sonatas (2001)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 7, 2016
Anton Steck, Christian Rieger - Porpora: Violin Sonatas (2001)

Anton Steck, Christian Rieger - Porpora: Violin Sonatas (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:32 | 455 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog: 6201034

Nicola Porpora, a contemporary of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Haydn (and a very young Mozart) is best remembered today as a famous singing teacher and opera composer. During his long career (he lived to age 81) he suffered many employment-related difficulties and disappointments that caused him to move frequently. Naples (where he was born), Venice, Dresden, and Vienna (where he taught Haydn) all enjoyed Porpora's reputable presence, and he even spent a period in London at the behest of a group seeking to unseat Handel and his opera company from its preeminent position. In addition to his operas and vocal music, Porpora wrote instrumental works such as the six violin sonatas featured here, which are drawn from a set of 12. Although anyone familiar with Italian Baroque and early Classical-style solo violin music will discover nothing particularly original on this generally fine recording, if you enjoy that genre and period you'll find much here to indulge and satisfy your taste.
The Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Violin Concertos (2008)

The Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Violin Concertos (2008)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 02:29:15 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

The Gemini Series features an impressive roster of singers, conductors, soloists, and ensembles of international renown, all from the incomparable EMI Classics stable. EMI's rich legacy of recording expertise comes to the fore in performances from the 1960s to the 1990s. Gemini titles are predominantly collections of single composers and fantastic value with well over an hour of music on each CD, making them the ideal place to start or develop a collection of classical music. Each 2-CD set contains over two hours of music for a fantastically low price. Attractively designed and packaged in space-saving brilliant boxes, each set includes three-language booklets with detailed notes on the music.
Vadim Gluzman, Neeme Jarvi - Korngold & Dvarionas: Violin Concertos (2010)

Vadim Gluzman, Neeme Jarvi - Korngold & Dvarionas: Violin Concertos (2010)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:00:52 | 150 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

Although he is fondly remembered for his many exemplary film scores composed during the Second World War, Korngold's more "serious" concerto works – particularly those written after the war – are becoming increasingly well-respected and widely performed. Chief among those works gaining tremendous popularity is his violin concerto. Hints of the sweep and grandeur of the film genre can still be heard in the concerto, but never to the point where Korngold's music sounds trite or unpolished. Rather, Korngold casts the violin in a decidedly Romantic style while still managing to include snippets of previous film scores, making for an easily accessible listening experience. Contrasting sharply with Korngold's increasing popularity is Lithuanian composer Balys Dvarionas.
Shlomo Mintz, Giuseppe Sinopoli - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances (1988)

Shlomo Mintz, Giuseppe Sinopoli - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances (1988)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 294 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 164 MB | Covers Included | 01:05:22
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4230642

Judging simply by timings, Mintz and Sinopoli seem to have decided on a middle path in their approach to the first movement of this concerto: they take nearly a minute less over it than Mutter and Karajan (also on DG), about a minute and a half more than Perlman and Giulini on EMI. Using ears rather than a stopwatch, however, they seem to be giving by far the slowest performance of the movement that I have heard in years. It is a reading from which anything which might savour of soloistic display has been expunged, in which no note, even one of a flourish of semiquavers, is allowed to be 'merely' decorative. Mutter is fond of polishing every note like a jewel, too, but the very opening of the concerto in hers and Karajan's reading sounds positively sprightly set beside the newcomer. The moment Mutter enters the speed slackens markedly, but Karajan watchfully assures that the pulse returns with each tutti, and a sense of momentum is present throughout, even during the soloist's most wayward rhapsodizings.
John Williams - Schindler's List: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Violin Solos by Itzhak Perlman [Re-Up]

John Williams - Schindler's List: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993)
Violin Solos by Itzhak Perlman

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Soundtrack, Score | Label: MCA | # MCAD-10969 | Time: 01:04:35 | Scans included

Because he's long been stereotyped by the rousing neo-romantic adventure scores for the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Jurassic Park franchises, it's easy to forget that composer John Williams is hardly idiomatically challenged. When Steven Spielberg gratifyingly used the clout of his enormous commercial success to produce and direct this brave Holocaust drama, his longtime musical collaborator used the opportunity to display both the depth and maturity of his musical gifts and training, producing a score with sad, evocative melodies frequently carried by the violin of the great Itzhak Perlman. Rich with ethnic nuance and showcasing the composer's masterful orchestral/choral subtlety, Williams's emotionally compelling score for Schindler's List also won the Academy Award for Best Dramatic Score.

BBC - Nicky and Wynton: The Making of a Concerto (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Oct. 29, 2016
BBC - Nicky and Wynton: The Making of a Concerto (2016)

BBC - Nicky and Wynton: The Making of a Concerto (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2105 Kbps | 59mins | 952 MB
Audio: English AAC 149 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Music

Exploring a unique musical collaboration between American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti.
Takako Nishizaki, Slovak SPO, Michael Halasz - Anton Rubinstein: Violin Concerto; Don Quixote (1990)

Anton Rubinstein: Violin Concerto in G major, Op. 46; Don Quixote, Op. 87 (1990)
Takako Nishizaki, violin; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Halász, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Marco Polo | # 8.220359 | Time: 00:58:33

The G major Anton Rubinstein violin concerto is a fine and powerful work, quite as good as many a lesser-known Russian example in the same genre, and easily as deserving of wider currency as, say, the Taneyev Suite de Concert, which is just as rarely heard these days. Nishizaki gives a committed and polished reading, though you often feel that this is music written by a pianist who had marginally less facility when writing for the violin. Still, here’s a well-schooled performance, full of agreeable touches of imagination (the Andante shows Nishizaki’s fine-spun tone to particularly good effect) delivered with crisply economical urgency that makes good musical sense even of the work’s plainer and less idiomatic passages.