Violin Concerto

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.
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by Robin Stowell

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by Robin Stowell
English | Feb 13, 1998 | ISBN: 0521451590, 0521457750 | 140 Pages | PDF | 4,4 MB
Yehudi Menuhin, BPO - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Bartok: Violin Concerto No.2 (1966/2012) [24-96]

Yehudi Menuhin & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler (1966/2012)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 [EMI Remaster 2011]

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:58 minutes | 672 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Acclaimed violinist Yehudi Menuhin delivers first-rate performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor and Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No.2. His stunning tone, intensity and overall virtuosity are engaging and warm. Menuhin is joined by noted conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. The set will go down as one of the finest violin performances of all time and Menuhin remains one of the most accomplished violinists of the century.

Ludwig van Beethoven "Violin Concerto in C"  

Posted by tvr303 at Nov. 11, 2012
Ludwig van Beethoven "Violin Concerto in C"

Ludwig van Beethoven "Violin Concerto in C"
Up Stream Music | English, German | 2005 | ISBN: N/A | 134 pages | PDF | 8 MB
Itzhak Perlman - Goldmark: Violin Concerto; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen (2015) [TR24][OF]

Itzhak Perlman - Goldmark: Violin Concerto; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 43:08 min | 795 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2015

Happy Birthday, Mr. Perlman! Warner Classics is proud to celebrate Itzhak Perlman’s 70th birthday with several releases. Itzhak is adored by audiences around the world and is a musician whose powerful but sympathetic artistic personality provides a model for the players who have followed him. The center piece is the 77 cd box set Itzhak Perlman: The Complete Warner Recordings.
Itzhak Perlman, LPO, Daniel Barenboim - Dvorak: Violin Concerto; Romance (2015) [TR24][OF]

Itzhak Perlman, LPO, Daniel Barenboim - Dvorak: Violin Concerto; Romance
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 45:10 min | 844 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2016

Antonín Dvorák had about as much luck with the dedicatee of his violin concerto, the great Joseph Joachim, as Tchaikovsky had with his, the no less illustrious Leopold Auer. Although Joachim agreed to do a critical analysis of the first draft — resulting in a radical reworking of the piece – he did not give the premiere of the finished article, that privilege instead falling to the young Czech violinist František Ondrícek (1857–1922), in Prague on 14 October 1883.
Anne-Sophie Mutter & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Violin Concerto (1980/2015)

Anne-Sophie Mutter & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 48:23 min | 879 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1980/2015

A legend in his lifetime for his interpretations of Beethoven, Herbert von Karajan recorded a large swathe of the composer's oeuvre. Here, Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with violin soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
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.
Lisa Batiashvili & Daniel Barenboim - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Violin Concerto (2016)

Lisa Batiashvili & Daniel Barenboim - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Violin Concerto (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:10:07 | 161 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Lisa Batiashvili and Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboims baton present an unforgettable version of Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos, two of the most beloved, passionate and demanding pieces for violin and orchestra.
Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago SO - Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No.3 (1999)

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No.3 (1999)
Maxim Vengerov, violin; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim, conductor & piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 336 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 0630-17144-2 | Time: 01:01:52

Maxim Vengerov now confronts - and conquers - one of the supreme challenges all great violinists must face: The Brahms violin concerto. This beautiful, virtuosic work has defined careers from Heifetz to Perlman. Vengerov's turn has come, and his rich, burnished tone and impassioned phrasing make this one of the standout concerto CDs of the year. The soulful partnership of Vengerov and Barenboim (one of his most important mentors) is also a strong selling point.