2016 Violin

Vadim Gluzman - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 / Sonata for Solo Violin (2016)

Vadim Gluzman - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 / Sonata for Solo Violin (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:42:14 | 138 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

Nathan Milstein once described Sergei Prokofievs first violin concerto as: indeed one of the best modern violin concertos a brilliant piece, perhaps the finest of all Prokofievs works, while the second concerto was taken up by violinists such as David Oistrakh and Jascha Heifetz. Here the two works are interpreted by the Ukrainian-born Vadim Gluzman, who as many critics have remarked is firmly based in the glorious tradition of these and other virtuosos of the 19th and 20th centuries. His several discs for BIS have included concertos by Tchaikovsky and Bruch as well as by Gubaidulina and Barber, earning him accolades such as Diapason dor de lannée, and numerous recommendations by magazines and websites including The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, Fono Forum and ClassicsToday.com.

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.
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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Stravinsky: Les Noces (2016)

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces (2016)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin; MusicAeterna, conducted by Teodor Currentzis

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875165122 | Time: 00:57:12

Testament to the versatility and musical command that Teodor Currentzis and his unique orchestra and choir possess, this new album brings together two diverse masterworks from two titans of Russian music. Although they have been acquainted for a long time prior, this recording represents the first musical collaboration between Teodor Currentzis and the exceptional violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The instant artistic rapport (an “artistic wedding” of sorts) between these two maverick musicians can be heard in this dynamic new recording of Tchaikovsky’s Violin concerto - one of the most popular works in the violin repertory. Currentzis’ authentic approach to the folk influences in Stravinsky’s music (as revealed in Le Sacre du Printemps) is again very present in his interpretation of Les Noces.
James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas (2016)

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong - Debussy, Elgar, Respighi & Sibelius: Violin Sonatas (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:08:54 | 159 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx Classics

After the rapturous critical reception for their Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas, violinist James Ehnes and pianist Andrew Armstrong turn their attention to three works from the World War I era. Sir Edward Elgar wrote his Violin Sonata in 1918 at the country house in West Sussex that Lady Elgar had acquired to aid in her ailing husband's recuperation. Debussy's Violin Sonata was one of very few works he composed during the war. Respighi's Violin Sonata inhabits a heroic late romantic world, seemingly unscathed by the devastation.
Nicola Benedetti - Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (2016)

Nicola Benedetti - Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:57 | 136 MB
Label: Decca

Sensational violinist Nicola Benedetti returns with a riveting recording of Shostakovich’s monumental Violin Concerto (No. 1). This new recording follows Benedetti’s chart-topping success with Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy (Homecoming, 2014) and Korngold’s Violin Concerto (Silver Violin, 2012).
Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos 9 "Kreutzer", 4 & 2 (2016)

Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos 9 "Kreutzer", 4 & 2 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:13:01 | 168 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha

The adventure began in 2012, when Gilles Ledure, director of Flagey (Brussels), suggested to Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Libeer they should perform the complete Beethoven violin sonatas there. For these two artists, Beethoven was perhaps the first composer in our history to have embodied the values of the Enlightenment in both his music and his life. Haunted by these monuments of architecture and expression, they decided to embark on a recording. Here are three sonatas recorded in the legendary Salle de Musique of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including the famous Kreutzer Sonata. Since his version of the Beethoven Violin Concerto (ZZT 354), Lorenzo Gatto has taken his place among the violinists who matter on the international scene.
Cecilia Bernardini, Dunedin Consort & John Butt - Bach: Violin Concertos (2016)

Cecilia Bernardini, Dunedin Consort & John Butt - Bach: Violin Concertos (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:59:53 | 138 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records

Dunedin Consort's formidable reputation for performing Bach is set to scale new heights with this highly anticipated recording. Dutch-Italian violinist Cecilia Bernardini takes a break from leader duties as she steps into the spotlight to deliver a virtuoso performance under the direction of Bach specialist John Butt OBE. Opening the program is the colourful and joyful concerto for violin and oboe (Alfredo Bernardini oboe) with its supremely lyrical central movement. Two of Bach's solo violin concertos, each overflowing with inventive detail, and the Sinfonia with solo oboe that opens Cantata 21, follow.
Yehudi Menuhin - Walton: Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Violin Sonata (2016) [24/96]

Yehudi Menuhin - Walton: Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Violin Sonata (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:13 minutes | 1,42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a true world citizen, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth on 22 April 1916.
Christian Tetzlaff, Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance; Suk - Fantasy (2016)

Antonín Dvořák - Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk - Fantasy in G minor (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:06:30
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1279-5

This performance of the fiery Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 24, of Josef Suk, with violinist Christan Tetzlaff catching the full impact of the irregular form with its dramatic opening giving out into a set of variations, is impressive. And Tetzlaff delivers pure warm melody in the popular Romance in F minor, Op. 11, of Dvorák. But the real reason to acquire this beautifully recorded Ondine release is the performance of the Dvorák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, a work of which there are plenty of recordings, but that has always played second fiddle (if you will) to the Brahms concerto. Tetzlaff and the Helsinki Philharmonic under John Storgårds create a distinctive and absorbing version that can stand with the great Czech recordings of the work. Sample anywhere, but especially the slow movement, where Tetzlaff's precise yet rich sound, reminiscent for those of a certain age of Henryk Szeryng, forms a striking contrast with Storgårds' glassy Nordic strings. In both outer movements as well, Tetzlaff delivers a warm yet controlled performance that is made to stand out sharply.