Violin Concerto

Liza Ferschtman - Mendelssohn; Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 / String Octet, Op. 20 (2017)

Liza Ferschtman - Mendelssohn; Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 / String Octet, Op. 20
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:14 min | 134 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Liza Ferschtman:….slowly, as my musical path kept unfolding, I got to the point where more and more I was able to let go of my preconceived notions about the Violin Concerto and more clearly start to see and hear my own voice in it. Over the years I got to know so much more music by Mendelssohn, from the inside out, and I felt the language become more fully my own.

Jan Mracek - Dvorak: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 10, 2017
Jan Mracek - Dvorak: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]

Jan Mracek - Dvorak: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 67:27 min | 1.18 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Onyx | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

"Jan is a worthy winner. He has fascinated us from the first round. Not only with his technical skills, but also with his charisma on stage" the chairman of the jury of the 2014 Fritz Kreisler Competition announced after Mrácek’s performance with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was met with thunderous applause. Prior to this Mrácek has studied with the great Czech master Václav Hudecek, as well as with Levon Chilingirian, Gavriel Lipkind and Ida Haendel.

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances (2003) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 8, 2017
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances (2003) [SACD-R][OF]

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances (2003) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical | SACD ISO: DST 2.0, 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 4.19 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2003

Mutter's Beethoven Concerto was recorded live at the final subscription concerts of Karl Masur's long tenure as the New York Philharmonic's music director, and the beautifully played orchestral part is a tribute to his leadership. Mutter plays with a silken tone and astonishing technical command of her instrument–absolute ease in the stratospheric tessitura of the solo part, and an amazing array of microdynamic adjustments that display the infinite variety of pianissimos at her command.
Liana Gourdjia - Stravinsky: Violin Concerto & Works for Violin and Piano (2017)

Liana Gourdjia - Stravinsky: Violin Concerto & Works for Violin and Piano
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77:12 min | 178 MB
Label: Audite | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Stravinsky's rarely-performed Violin Concerto, coupled with the main works of his repertoire for violin and piano. The composer was initially convinced that he lacked the experience necessary for writing a violin concerto and taking full advantage of the instrument's possibilities in concertante style. But in 1931 he went on to compose a Neoclassical masterwork in close collaboration with violinist Samuel Dushkin, a work that bears his unmistakable fingerprint.
Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Melancholy Serenade (1982)

Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Melancholy Serenade (1982)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 41:42 | 163 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This was one of the first digital version (the very first?) of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto and remains pretty competitive though perhaps not a first choice. Kremer's playing is surely polished and technically impressive; the phrasing is wonderful and the tone beautiful. Still, it is unfortunately a little short on charm and expressive depth - Tchaikovsky's concerto isn't really the most appropriate vehicle neither for classical restraint nor almost curmudgeonly introspective approaches; it is peripatetic grand drama and passion and heart-on-sleeve through and through and despite Kremer's sweetness of tone he never manages to scale the heights or plunge the emotional abysses of the music.

Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 26, 2016
Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]

Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 58:07 min | 603 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the young Norwegian violinist’s fifth Warner Classics release. Early 2015 brought a programme devoted entirely to Mozart, but her previous concerto discs were also notable for imaginative musical matchmaking: Tchaikovsky/Nielsen and Sibelius/Prokofiev. Both concertos on this new disc were written when their composers were in the USA around the time of World War II: the Korngold was completed in 1945, the Britten in 1939.
Itzhak Perlman & André Previn - Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Sinding: Suite (2015) [TR24][OF]

Itzhak Perlman & André Previn - Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Sinding: Suite
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 45:03 min | 830 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Parlophone, Warner Classics | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2015

Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman present a fascinating collection of works for two violins: Moritz Moszkowski’s charming and touching Suite precedes three gravely humorous miniatures by Shostakovich, Prokofiev’s haunting sonata and Bartók’s 44 Duos, infused with the folk music of Eastern Europe.
Nigel Kennedy/London Philharmonic Orchestra - Elgar: Violin Concerto (1984)

Nigel Kennedy/London Philharmonic Orchestra - Elgar: Violin Concerto (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 188 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 123 mb
Genre: classical

Elgar: Violin Concerto is a 1984 album by Nigel Kennedy and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley. This was released on Angel/EMI.
Adele Anthony, Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten; Company (2000)

Philip Glass - Violin Concerto; Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten; Company (2000)
Adele Anthony, violin; Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Naxos | # 8.559056 | Time: 00:54:44

Naxos’ exciting and important American Classics series now includes music of the present day, in this case three recent works by Philip Glass. The Violin Concerto, a work that (surprisingly) adheres to classical conventions, lures us in with beautiful, seductive harmonies. Glass relies both on his trademark arpeggiated technique (sounding in the first movement somewhat like Vivaldi’s “Winter” concerto) and on his favorite harmonic progressions to suggest a sustained melodic line. In the first two movements Glass’ carefully timed harmonic and rhythmic shifts keep you in a happy daze. He breaks the mood in the finale, however, leaving the soloist to practice arpeggios at length until the quiet, serene coda steals in. Adele Anthony, who plays with the kind of skill and grace we would expect in a Mozart concerto, brings off Glass’ work with consummate, convincing musicianship. Company (music for Becket’s prose) for string orchestra is in four movements, characterized by stimulating changes in time signature and rhythm.
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.