Andante And Finale Op.79

Guildhall Strings - Armstrong Gibbs: 'Dale and Fell' & Other Music for Strings (1999)

Guildhall Strings - Armstrong Gibbs: 'Dale and Fell' & Other Music for Strings (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67093 | Time: 01:05:04

Everything on this CD is receiving its first commercial recording. Armstrong Gibbs's most famous piece is the once very popular little orchestral movement called 'Dusk', which was recorded on our first 'British Light Music Classics' CD. Looking for suitable repertoire to introduce Guildhall Strings into the Hyperion catalogue we asked their programmer, Ben Buckton, to investigate Gibbs's other music. The composer's granddaughter, Anne Rust, told Ben that, for safekeeping, she had sent some scores many years ago to the Britten-Pears Music Library in Aldeburgh where they have remained untouched ever since. Ben's request for 'anything for strings' by Gibbs resulted in the production of a stack of dusty folders containing the handwritten manuscripts. The work on the top of the pile was the Threnody for Walter de la Mare, and it immediately became clear that the journey to Suffolk was going to lead to more than anyone had expected. This is attractive, well-written music in a lighter vein, dating from the first half of the century.
Felix Mendelssohn - London SO / Andre Previn - Symphony No.4 and Overtures (1977-79, CD reissue 1993)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op.90 "Italian" / Overtures
London Symphony Orchestra / André Previn
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 292 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # CDE 7 67775 2 | Country/Year: Europe 1993, 1977-79
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic
Onslow - Consortium Classicum - Nonet Op. 77, Grand Septuor Op. 79 (2008)

George Onslow - Consortium Classicum - Nonet Op. 77, Grand Septuor Op. 79
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 251 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 301 1480-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period

…Another major strong point of this recording is the sound; the German audiophile label MDG outdoes itself here in an old riding stadium that displays the music's serenade-like textures to beautiful effect. Chamber players should absolutely get to know this music. There is nothing in the individual lines that would challenge good student musicians, but they stand to learn a great deal about subtle balance and interaction by playing this music. And they'll give their audiences a pleasant surprise, too.
Michael Jarvis & Paul Luchkow - Michel Corrette: Sonatas for Harpsichord and Violin Op.25 (2017)

Michael Jarvis & Paul Luchkow - Michel Corrette: Sonatas for Harpsichord and Violin Op.25 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:26 | 175 MB
Label: Marquis Classics

Michel Corrette was a French organist,composer and author of musical method books. Corrette was prolific. He composed ballets and divertissements for the stage, including Arlequin, Armide, Le Jugement de Midas, Les Âges, Nina, and Persée. He composed many concertos, notably 25 concertos comiques. Aside from these works and organ concertos, he also composed sonatas, songs, instrumental chamber works, harpsichord pieces, cantatas, and other sacred vocal works.
Makoto Ueno, Kazunori Seo - Carl Czerny: Music for Flute and Piano (2015)

Carl Czerny - Music for Flute and Piano (2015)
Makoto Ueno (Piano), Kazunori Seo (Flute)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573335 | Time: 01:18:18

Virtuoso pianist Carl Czerny was a pupil and friend of Beethoven in Vienna. His prodigious output as a composer included numerous sets of variations on operatic themes, both with orchestra [Naxos 8.573254] and, as with the Trois Rondeaux, Op. 347 on themes by Rossini and Bellini, in the form of entertaining chamber music. With its cadenza and technical flourishes the Introduction, Variations and Finale, Op. 80 is composed in true concerto style, while the elegance and refined artistry of the Rondoletto and Duo concertant are both characteristic of a Classical master whose works have only recently started to gain wider recognition.
Byron Schenkman, Stephen Schultz, American Baroque - Boismortier: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord, Op. 91 (2005)

Byron Schenkman, Stephen Schultz, American Baroque - Boismortier: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord, Op. 91 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:13 | 395 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.553414

When contemplating the baroque period in French music in connection with the flute, it would probably be names such as Hotteterre, Blavet or Mondonville which would first come to mind. Joseph Bodin de Boismortier was something of a mass-market composer whose many works served as much to earn his keep as to supply the amateur music market with fairly playable pieces. But his six sonatas (opus 91), although in many ways conventional, do require some very good playing from both performers and are distinguished by having the harpsichord part fully notated.
Anna Vinnitskaya - Johannes Brahms: Ciaccona Per La Mano Sinistra, Otto Klavierstücke Op. 76, Due Rapsodie Op. 79, 7 Fan (2016)

Anna Vinnitskaya - Johannes Brahms: Ciaccona Per La Mano Sinistra, Otto Klavierstücke Op. 76, Due Rapsodie Op. 79, 7 Fan (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 244 MB | 01:12:51
Classical | Label: Amadues | Release Year: 2016

Anna Vinnitskaya is among an ever-growing number of super-virtuoso pianists to have won a major competition and then followed with a string of acclaimed debut concerts and recordings. Her victory at the 2007 Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels placed her in a field where finding elbow room is a daunting challenge; yet her results with critics and public alike have consistently augured continued success. Her spectacular technique and interpretive depth allow her to convincingly perform a range of repertory, from works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to Rachmaninov, Medtner, and Prokofiev.
Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134 - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 (Kagan, Bashmet, Richter)

Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134 - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 (Kagan, Bashmet, Richter)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 328 Mb
Label: Gramzapis - Date: 1995

These live recordings from 1985 are fantastic treasures. Oleg Kagan plays the Violin Sonata (1968) and Yuri Bashmet plays the Viola Sonata (1975), which was Shostakovich's last work, both accompanied by the great Sviatoslav Richter on piano. Kagan, who died at a tragically young age, was a student of David Oistrakh, the dedicatee of the Violin Sonata. Yuri Bashmet was the star student of Fjodor Drushinin, the violist of the Beethoven Quartet, and the dedicatee of the Viola Sonata. These are unmistakably works of the late Shostakovich, brooding and dark.
Benjamin Britten – Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Op. 31/Violin Concerto Op. 15 (2007)

Benjamin Britten – Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Op. 31/Violin Concerto Op. 15 (2007)
Classical/Early 20th Century/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 54m21s | 256mb
Label: LPO | cat. no. 0024
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Cello Solo Sonata No. 1

Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Cello Solo Sonata No. 1
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 277 Mb
Label: BIS - Date: 2007

One of the best-kept secrets of twentieth century Russian music is the work of Polish-born Soviet composer Moisey (Mieczyslaw) Weinberg, often spelled as Vainberg. Weinberg was born in a Warsaw ghetto to a family of itinerant Jewish theatrical performers. He made his debut as pianist at the age of ten, and by age 12 was studying at the Warsaw Conservatory. With the outbreak of war in 1939, Weinberg fled to Minsk, enrolling in the conservatory and studying with Vasily Zolotaryov. In 1943 Weinberg sent the score of his first symphony to Dmitry Shostakovich, who was impressed and arranged for Weinberg to be invited to Moscow under official approval. This was the beginning of their long friendship and of Weinberg's career as a Soviet composer.
Weinberg was the only member of his immediate family to survive the Nazi Holocaust. His father-in-law was executed as ……..
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