Violin Pieces

Saint-Saens: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Violin Pieces  

Posted by g_olimpo at July 3, 2009
Saint-Saens: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Violin Pieces

Saint-Saens: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Violin Pieces (2004)
Classical | FLAC (tracks)| 520 Mb | 2 CD | Full Scans, Log, No Cue
dBpoweramp, secure rip | Label: Apex (Uk) 2564614262 | RS
Gidon Kremer - J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo (2005) 2CD

Gidon Kremer - J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo (2005) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 726 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1926/27, 476 7291 | Time: 02:11:18

Gidon Kremer has again recorded the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin of Bach and while his facility and technical grace are intact, in this recording he appears to have been deeply influenced by his time with the moderns (Adams, Pärt, Schnittke, Piazzola, Glass, et al). For this listener it seems that studying and performing these contemporary composers' manipulation of sound and instrumental scope has enriched Kremer's thought about the perfection of Bach. Not everyone will agree with Kremer's approach to these works on this new recording, but for those who know Bach's solo violin pieces there are pleasures in store. Remaining technically suave and with a luxuriant tone, Kremer seems to be communicating with the psychological Bach, offering different tempi and more soulful approaches than those of his colleagues. The results are mesmerizing. Highly recommended.
Renaud Capucon, Jerome Ducros  - Capriccio, Works for Violin and Piano (2007)

Renaud Capucon (violin) & Jerome Ducros (piano) - Capriccio, Works for Violin and Piano (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+Log | 280 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 168 MB
Classic Violin/Piano | Virgin Classics | 73:26

'Capriccio' sees French violinist Renaud Capuçon, now in his early 30s, paying tribute to legendary violinists of the 20th century, including Kreisler, Heifetz, Milstein and Menuhin. This appetising selection of short pieces – virtuosic and lyrical, original compositions, transcriptions and arrangements – demonstrates the captivating charm the violin can exert.

Renaud Capucon - Lalo, Bruch, Sarasate: Violin Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Aug. 25, 2016
Renaud Capucon - Lalo, Bruch, Sarasate: Violin Concertos (2016)

Renaud Capucon - Lalo, Bruch, Sarasate: Violin Concertos (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:46 | 148 MB
Label: Erato

Renaud Capuçon exudes a youthful air, but, now firmly established as one of the world’s leading violinists, he celebrates his 40th birthday on January 27th 2016. This release of the best-known works of three composers – Edouard Lalo, Pablo de Sarasate and Max Bruch – marks this important personal occasion in a suitably festive fashion. Capuçon made the recordings with Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris at the orchestra’s new home, the French capital’s Philharmonie, which opened in early 2015 and was immediately hailed for its superb acoustics. The Bruch concerto became the first piece to be recorded there, in May 2015.
Justina Auškelytė & Cesare Pezzi - Dvarionas: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2017)

Justina Auškelytė & Cesare Pezzi - Dvarionas: Complete Works for Violin & Piano
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:12 min | 271 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

One of the most gifted and prominent of all twentieth-century Lithuanian musicians, Balys Dvarionas was a musical polymath who excelled as a composer, pianist, conductor and teacher. He viewed his native countrys folklore as a fundamental part of his artistic heritage and his aesthetic ideas were formed under the influence of nineteenth-century Romanticism. His violin works occupy a special place in his oeuvre. The Sonata-Ballade is his violin masterpiece, full of idiosyncrasies and luminous warmth, while the miniatures encompass subtle charm and effortless virtuosity.
Alina Ibragimova, Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies (2014)

Alina Ibragimova, Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:00:43 | 222 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67514

Sergey Prokofiev's output for violin and piano was quite small, and it would have been limited to the Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor had he not also arranged his Five Songs Without Words and the Flute Sonata in D major, the latter at the request of David Oistrakh. One experiences a degree of discomfort in the Violin Sonata No. 1, which is one of Prokofiev's more unsettling pieces, due in part to its sinister tone and harsh dissonances, but also to its conflicting expressions.
Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Serenade, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Ode to Napoleon (1993)

Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Serenade, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Ode to Napoleon (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:22 | 321 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Music | Catalog: SMK 48463

The three works presented here reveal distinctly different phases of Arnold Schoenberg's development, each a critical point of departure. In the Pieces (5) for Orchestra (1909), Schoenberg's atonal language appears full-blown and marks a clear break with tonality. For the first time, Schoenberg places content over form and dispenses with any pretenses toward classical objectivity or balance.

Ilya Gringolts - Adams & Korngold: Violin Concertos (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 23, 2017
Ilya Gringolts - Adams & Korngold: Violin Concertos (2017)

Ilya Gringolts - Adams & Korngold: Violin Concertos (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:56:22 | 129 MB
Label: Orchid Classics | Release Year: 2017

Two twentieth century violin concertos, stylistically polar opposites, but with a common emphasis on melody are presented here. Written by two very different composers who nevertheless, each in his own time, rejected the mid-20th century ascendancy of atonality and the serial composition of music, these pieces provide an interesting take on mid-century music. John Adams (b. 1947) is a composer who does not like to be pinned down. Being branded a minimalist has not suited him any better than did the confines of his training in the twelve-tone system while he was a student at Harvard. Adams has said that its taken me 20 years to escape the corrosive effects of graduate school. Indeed, his style has continued to evolve since his early association with the so-called minimalists Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
Peter Serkin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23 & Phantasy, Op. 47 (2017)

Peter Serkin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23 & Phantasy, Op. 47
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:05 min | 111 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

He is "one of those rarities, a natural conductor", exclaimed one reviewer after Seiji Ozawa's Chicago Symphony debut on July 16, 1963 at the orchestra's Ravinia Festival. "His technical facility is phenomenal, his sense of rhythm both solid and subtle, and his knowledge of scores… detailed and intimate." Another Chicago critic concurred: "His conducting technique reminds you of his teacher, Herbert von Karajan, in that it lays the score in the lap of the orchestra with transparency of gesture and human communication, then commands acceptance."
Zina Schiff, RSNO, Jose Serebrier - Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hebraique (2007)

Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hébraïque (2007)
Zina Schiff, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; José Serebrier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557757 | Time: 01:05:59

A precocious violin talent, Bloch left home at the age of seventeen to study with the illustrious Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe, who regognised his pupil's extraordinary creative potential and persuaded him to pursue composition. Bloch's Violin Cocnerto, an underrated rarity, is one of his most important works of the 1930s. Although Bloch attributed the major themes in the Concerto to American Indian songs heard on a visit to New Mexico, he also described the work as portraying 'the complex, glowing, agitated soul that I feel vibrating through the Bible'. The Suite hébraïque, which draws on traditional melodies to evoke a sense of nostalgia, and the exotic tryptich Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life), are indelibly associated with Bloch's 'Jewish works'.