2016 Violin

Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Bela Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Contrasts (2016)

Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Contrasts (2016)
Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Voices; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, violin; Mark Van de Wiel, clarinet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD466 | Time: 01:08:31

Recorded as part of their critically praised ‘Infernal Dance’ season, the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen explore three contrasting works by Bela Bartok – the chamber piece Contrasts, and the orchestral works Dance Suite and The Miraculous Mandarin. Contrasts is one of Bela Bartok’s most imaginative forays into the world of chamber music. His only chamber work involving a woodwind instrument (for Piano, Clarinet and Violin), Contrasts originated in a commission from the American ‘King of Swing’, Benny Goodman. Composed to mark the 50th anniversary of Budapest in 1923, Bartok’s Dance Suite is a rhapsodic collection of folk inspired tunes that marked a sonorous change in direction from the composer’s more dissonant works up to that point. The ballet-pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin is raw, dangerous, exotic and elemental: using the rarely performed full ballet score it is frenzied music, percussive, sensuous and violent, telling a shocking story of desire and death.
Münchner Rundfunkorchester & David Reiland - Godard: Orchestral Works (2016)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester & David Reiland - Godard: Orchestral Works
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:04 min | 25 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

A composition student of Napoleon-Henri Reber and a violin student of Henri Vieuxtemps, Benjamin Godard received a thorough education before beginning his teaching career at the Paris Conservatory in 1887. Although much of Godard’s works are forgotten, possibly due to his untimely death, his symphonic works featured here show an original outlook on the genre, fusing together melodic qualities with technical brilliance. This release features his Symphonie no. 2 op. 57, his Trois Morceaux op. 51, and his Symphonie gothique op. 23 performed by the Munchner Rundfunkorchester, conducted by David Reiland.
Emanuel Feuermann - The Emanuel Feuermann Edition (2016) {Heritage Digital Download}

Emanuel Feuermann - The Emanuel Feuermann Edition (2016) {Heritage Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 1.02 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 668 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Heritage Records | HTGCD401 – 5060332660438
Classical / Cello / Chamber Music / Historical Works / Orchestral Music

The Complete English Columbia Recordings & Early German Parlophone Recordings. The first Heritage release to re-issue material from the Pearl catalogue. This 4 CD set brings together the complete English Columbia recordings and rare, early German Parlophone recordings of Emanuel Feuermann. Feuermann is the cellist’s cellist par excellence, and many would claim him as the greatest of the century. He did not however, in his lifetime, make the headway he deserved, partly because he died at such an early age and partly because he was forever overshadowed by the colossal figure of Pablo Caslas. This edition includes extensive biographical and discographical notes – an illuminating package which provides an invaluable overview of one of the most talented string players ever to have graced the stage.
Jascha Heifetz - The Magic of Jascha Heifetz (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Jascha Heifetz - The Magic of Jascha Heifetz (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 198:54 minutes | 1.97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

There is a broad consensus that Jascha Heifetz set a standard of violin playing that has yet to be surpassed. Fellow violinists have called him the High Priest of our profession (Carl Flesch), the greatest violinistic influence since Paganini (Ruggerio Ricci), The Emperor (Henryk Szeryng), the King of us all (Pinchas Zukerman), and God (Itzak Perlman). His playing continues to inspire new generations of musicians.
Thibault Cauvin - The Vivaldi Album (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thibault Cauvin - The Vivaldi Album (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:13 minutes | 979 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Thibault Cauvin is one of the most talented, charismatic and sought-after guitarists in the world today. He is traveling the globe throughout the year at the invitation of the most prestigious festivals and concert halls. His extensive touring schedule ranges from New York to Hong Kong, San Paolo to Istanbul, London to Melbourne or Singapore and Tel-Aviv, being warmly accepted by the critics on more than 1000 occasions. He has also participated in many TV and radio programs and collaborated with famous musicians, composers and symphony orchestras. Considered as an innovative and creative performer, Thibault is regularly the guest of honour at festivals, universities and conservatories throughout the world to give master-classes, lectures or to judge competitions.

Elena Urioste & Michael Brown - Echoes (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 20, 2017
Elena Urioste & Michael Brown - Echoes (2016)

Elena Urioste & Michael Brown - Echoes
Classical, Chamber | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:43 min | 250 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

Elena Urioste and Michael Brown formed a recital duo in 2009 and have performed together extensively ever since. For their first recording together they have selected four works which have formed part of their repertoire from the very beginning, resonating throughout their entire musical partnership. All four are early works, written by composers in their twenties or younger- Michael Brown was only eighteen when he composed his own contribution.
Sebastian Knebel - Johann Ernst Prinz von Sachsen-Weimar: Complete Violin Concertos (2016)

Sebastian Knebel - Johann Ernst Prinz von Sachsen-Weimar: Complete Violin Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:25 min | 613 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2016

This new release from CPO celebrates a composer who hardly figures at all in today’s broad cultural memory: Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar (1696-1715). His original and brilliant concertos are now being presented in complete form for the first time on cpo, complemented and contextualized by the harpsichord transcriptions of Johann Sebastian Bach based on these works.
Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 5 & 6 (2016)

Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 5 & 6 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 363.15 Mb | 71:17 | Scans included
Classical | Country: USA | Label: BIS (BIS-SACD-2160)

The Escher Quartet opened their traversal of Mendelssohn’s string quartets with the first and the fourth quartet, along with an unnumbered early work in E flat major, on a disc which the reviewer in The Strad summed up as a ‘A deeply rewarding release … and by any standards a distinguished one.’ The same magazine made the sequel – with the second and third quartets – its recommendation in the November issue of 2015, while the reviewer on MusicWeb-International found the performances on that disc to be ‘some of the most beautiful string quartet playing I have heard in many a day’. On the third and final disc in the series, time has come for the two final quartets, as well as the Capriccio and Fugue from the set of Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 begun on the previous instalment.
Tommi Hyytinen - Tired Light (21 St Century Finnish Music For Horn) (2016)

Tommi Hyytinen - Tired Light (21 St Century Finnish Music For Horn) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 267.03 Mb | 70:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pilfink (JJVCD-162)

Tired Light -levyn moniulotteiset teokset on sävelletty vuosien 2007 ja 2014 välisenä aikana. Minulle on aina ollut tärkeää työskennellä yhteistyössä säveltäjien kanssa, tilata ja kantaesittää uusia teoksia. Kaikki levyllä kuultavat teokset ovat kantaesittämiäni. Tired Light on luonteva jatkumo ensimmäiselle soololevylleni Reflections of Light, joka sisältää suomalaisia soolo- ja duoteoksia käyrätorvelle vuodesta 1976 vuoteen 2006.
Riccardo Minasi & Maxim Emelyanychev - Mozart: Violin Sonatas (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Riccardo Minasi & Maxim Emelyanychev - Mozart: Violin Sonatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:34 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bis etwa 1770 war die Sonate für Geige und Klavier - mit wenigen Ausnahmen - vor allem eine Klaviersonate mit Violinbegleitung. Mit Mozart hat sich das geändert. Er hat die Gattung zu einer der kunstvollsten Formen der Kammermusik entwickelt. Der Geiger und Dirigent Riccardo Minasi (Grammy-Award, BBC Music Magazine Award für 'Stella di Napoli' mit Joyce DiDonato) hat sich für sein neues Album drei der prägnantesten Werke ausgesucht: die Sonaten D-Dur KV 306, F-Dur-Sonate KV 376 und B-Dur-Sonate KV 454.