Elgar Op.82

Alexander Glazunov - The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988) [Neeme Jarvi, Oscar Shumsky]

Alexander Glazunov - The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi; Oscar Shumsky, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 8596 | Time: 00:56:32

There are many different musical "Seasons" aside from Vivaldi's, and next to Haydn's oratorio of the same name, this is probably the most famous example. The complete ballet is of modest length–only 40 minutes or so–and the autumn "Bacchanal" contains what is probably the catchiest tune that Glazunov ever wrote. You'll probably think that you've heard it before, but can't quite figure out where. Neeme Jarvi is always at his best in big, splashy Romantic pieces, and this performance is no exception. He whips the orchestra up to a fine frenzy where necessary, and given Chandos's fine sound and a sensible coupling, you're in for some good listening.
Holst: The Planets Op. 32; Elgar: Enigma Variations Op. 36 - Karajan (Holst); Monteux (Elgar)

Gustav Holst: The Planets Op. 32 - Wiener Philharmoniker; Wiener Staatsopernchor; Herbert von Karajan
Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma" - London Symphony Orchestra; Pierre Monteux

Classical | 1 CD | EAC v0.99pb4 Rip | 405 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full Scans | RS links
Publisher: Decca

First ever Wiener Philharmoniker recording of “The Planets”, a favorite of Imogen Holst, plus a benchmark recording of Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
Richard Burdick - Let Me Out, Op. 30, 1982 (An Electronic Tape Sound Collage) (2003)

Richard Burdick - Let Me Out, Op. 30, 1982(An Electronic Tape Sound Collage) (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 72 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 41 mb
Genre: experimental, avant-garde

Let Me Out, Op. 30, 1982 (An Electronic Tape Sound Collage) is a 2003 EP release by Richard O. Burdick, credited here simply as Richard Burdick. This features one track.
Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)

Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)
Hilary Hahn, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 474 5042 | Time: 01:06:04

Elgar’s Violin Concerto has a certain mystique about it independent of the knee-jerk obeisance it has received in the British press. It probably is the longest and most difficult of all Romantic violin concertos, requiring not just great technical facility but great concentration from the soloist and a real partnership of equals with the orchestra. And like all of Elgar’s large orchestral works, it is extremely episodic in construction and liable to fall apart if not handled with a compelling sense of the long line. In reviewing the score while listening to this excellent performance, I was struck by just how fussy Elgar’s indications often are: the constant accelerandos and ritards, and the minute (and impractical) dynamic indications that ask more questions than they sometimes answer. No version, least of all the composer’s own, even attempts to realize them all: it would be impossible without italicizing and sectionalizing the work to death.
Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, Kevin Mallon - Franz Ignaz Beck: Symphonies, Op.2 (2015)

Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, Kevin Mallon - Franz Ignaz Beck: Symphonies, Op.2 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 69:45 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8573323

Franz Ignaz Beck is increasingly acknowledged as one of the most forward-looking and inventive of mid-eighteenth-century symphonists. A student of the celebrated Johann Stamitz, Beck was trained in Mannheim, a focal point of new approaches to orchestral writing. Although small in scale, his Op. 2 set includes some of the most striking and harmonically daring works of their kind from the period.
Czech PO, Sir Charles Mackerras - Josef Suk: Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999)

Josef Suk - Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 466 443-2 | Time: 01:05:33

The steady increase in recordings of his music has now established Suk as one of the great musical poets of the early 20th century. Too much is made of his affinities with his teacher and father-in-law, Dvorák; for his own part, Dvorák never imposed his personality on his pupils and Suk's mature music owes him little more than a respect for craft and an extraordinarily well developed ear for orchestral colour. His affinities in the five-movement A Summer's Tale, completed in 1909 – a magnificent successor to his profound Asrael Symphony – reflect Debussy and parallel the music of his friend Sibelius and Holst, but underpinning the musical language is a profound originality energising both form and timbre.
Mackerras's recording joins a select band: Šejna's vintage performance on Supraphon and Pešek's inspired rendition with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; his is an equal to them both and the Czech Philharmonic's playing is both aspiring and inspiring.
Julia Varady/Aribert Reimann - Tschaikowsky: Lieder (op. 65, op. 73 u.a.) (1988)

Julia Varady/Aribert Reimann - Tschaikowsky: Lieder (op. 65, op. 73 u.a.) (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 172 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 115 mb
Genre: classical

Tschaikowsky: Lieder (op. 65, op. 73 u.a.) is a 1988 collaborative album by Julia Varady/Aribert Reimann. This was released on the ORFEO International Music label of (West) Germany.
Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Cello Concerto, "Enigma" Variations (2004)

Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Cello Concerto, "Enigma" Variations (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:12:58 | 175 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Why has one piece of music here, the Elgar Cello Concerto played by Jacqueline DuPre become so legendary? Of course it is the music itself. It has an overpowerful haunting deeply hypnotic feeling. Elgar wrote it after his recovery from a serious illness towards the end of the First War, and his thoughts were certainly on the suffering of life, and the inevitability of death. Du Pre brings to the piece not only her great mastery as cellist, but some deeper element of feeling. There is in the playing a sense of romantic abandoment of wild disturbance, and of intense and even ferious concentration.

Sol Gabetta - Elgar & Martinu: Cello Concertos (Live) (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 4, 2016
Sol Gabetta - Elgar & Martinu: Cello Concertos (Live) (2016)

Sol Gabetta - Elgar & Martinu: Cello Concertos (Live) (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:37 | 127 MB
Label: Sony Classical

Deux concertos enregistrés en direct par le Philharmonique de Berlin accompagnant la violoncelliste franco-argentine Sol Gabetta, voilà de quoi réjouir les amateurs de concertos ainsi que les amoureux du violoncelle. Gabetta commence par le célébrissime Concerto d’Elgar – immortalisé par la regrettée Jacqueline du Pré – enregistré en avril 2014, pour ses débuts en tant que soliste avec les Berlinois.
Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (after Corelli, Op. 5) (2007)

Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (after Corelli, Op. 5) (2007)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:12:08 | 178 MB
Genre: Baroque | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Harmonia Mundi's Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (after Corelli, Op. 5) is a single disc excerpted from a larger set issued in 1999 including all of Geminiani's concerti based on models of Corelli. That set was, and is, something of an expensive proposition, but certainly a first-class choice for the music of Geminiani, for the way the Academy of Ancient Music sounds under the direction of Andrew Manze and as representative of late English Baroque music as a whole. This disc is a single-disc condensation drawn from the earlier set that comes, as an added bonus, with a thick catalog of Harmonia Mundi's active releases, and the asking price is modest.