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Kim Kashkashian, Dennis Russell Davies - Kancheli: Vom Winde Beweint; Schnittke: Konzert Fur Viola Und Orchester (1992)

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Kim Kashkashian, Dennis Russell Davies - Kancheli: Vom Winde Beweint; Schnittke: Konzert Fur Viola Und Orchester (1992)

Giya Kancheli: Vom Winde Beweint; Alfred Schnittke: Konzert Für Viola Und Orchester (1992)
Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken
Kim Kashkashian, viola; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1471, 437 199-2 | 01:07:28

This powerful record brings together two of the most seminal works for viola and orchestra of the twentieth century. Although these pieces are as different as they are similar, together they form a distinct balance of sentiment and execution.

Kim Kashkashian, Robyn Schulkowsky, Robert Levin - Dmitri Shostakovich, Linda Bouchard, Paul Chihara (1991)

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Kim Kashkashian, Robyn Schulkowsky, Robert Levin - Dmitri Shostakovich, Linda Bouchard, Paul Chihara (1991)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Viola Sonata Op. 147; Linda Bouchard; Pourtinade; Paul Chihara: Redwood (1991)
Kim Kashkashian, viola; Robyn Schulkowsky, percussion; Robert Levin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1425, 847 538-2 | Time: 01:00:50
Classical, Chamber Music

The first two works are for viola and a battery of percussion instruments. Pourtinade, in nine sections with highly descriptive titles whose order is decided by the performers, elicits every possible sound and color effect from the viola, and an extraordinary range of blending and contrasting textural timbres from the instrumental combinations. "Redwood," inspired by Japanese woodcuts, uses the percussion as melody instruments; often it seems incredible that a single player can produce such a wealth of sounds. Opening softly and mysteriously, it becomes quite active, and then a beautiful viola solo fades away. The Shostakovich Sonata, written in the shadow of death, is heartbreakingly moving in its lamentatious mournfulness and turbulently desperate outbursts. The piano texture is pared down to skeletal spareness; the viola mourns in the dark low register and soars radiantly up high. The Scherzo is defiantly sardonic; the Finale, full of quotes from Beethoven, ends in resignation. The playing is beautiful and projects the changing moods with a riveting, inwardly experienced expressiveness.

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Elegies (1986)

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Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Elegies (1986)

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Elegies (1986)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:35 | 191 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: 827 744-2

This elegiac music seems very well-suited to the dark sound of the viola. Kashkashian plays it simply and very expressively, without slides or sentimentality; glowing and shimmering, her tone is pure, warm, inflected. The program has great variety. Britten's mournful Lachrymae (Reflections on a Song of John Dowland) comes to an agitated climax and ends with an old chorale. Vaughan Williams's Romance is a peaceful pastoral; Carter's Elegy is somber, gentle, and hardly dissonant; Glasunov's Elegy is very romantic. Liszt's Romance is very rhetorical–half recitation, half lamentation–but ends serenely.

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Viola and Piano (1997) [Re-Up]

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Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Viola and Piano (1997) [Re-Up]

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonaten für Viola und Klavier (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1630, 457 068-2 | Time: 00:44:04

These two sonatas, originally written for clarinet, marked the end of an intense period of depression for Brahms, during which his creative energies had all but faded. Kim Kashkashian, whose command of the viola unearths an even deeper realm of possibility in this already engaging diptych, faithfully captures the somber circumstances of its creation. In doing so, she shows that the viola is no less an instrument of breath, drawing from deep within her lungs the sheer vocal power required to carry across such arresting music.

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007)

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Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007)

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007)
Manuel de Falla - Enrique Granados - Carlos Guastavino - Alberto Ginastera
Xavier Montsalvatge - Carlos Lopez Buchardo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1975, 476 6149 | Time: 01:12:04

These soulful Spanish and Argentinean songs arranged by violist Kim Kashkashian and pianist Robert Levin are well suited to their expressive and expansive playing. Most of the songs, ranging from works by Granados, de Falla, and Montsalvatge to early Ginastera, are written in a late romantic to early modern idiom, and many incorporate a strong folk element. The selections include rowdy, rhythmically charged dance-like songs, tender lullabies, and many flavors of love songs, from the exultant to the despairing. In addition to the better-known composers, Argentineans Carlos Guastavino and Carlos López-Buchardo make extraordinarily fine contributions. The choices of repertoire are excellent; each one of these songs is a jewel, and the ordering of the selections artful, including the surprisingly effective repetition of two songs at different points in the program. The transcriptions are inventive and imaginative, with the vocal lines idiomatically adapted for the viola's expressive capabilities.

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988) 2CDs

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Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988) 2CDs

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 537 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:07:46
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: ECM | # ECM 1330-32, 833 311-2

The viola was Hindemith's instrument (though he could play almost any), and he wrote some of his most expressive chamber music for it. This two-disc set includes all four of Hindemith's sonatas for solo violin and the three for viola and piano. I prefer the wildness of Hindemith's earlier music to the sometimes arid calm of his later music, so listeners like myself who like Hindemith can have a feast here as most of these are early works. They are played with energy and passion by an outstanding violist and a fine pianist.

Parker Quartet, Kim Kashkashian - Kurtág: Six moments musicaux, Officium breve; Dvořák: String Quintet Op.97 (2021)

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Parker Quartet, Kim Kashkashian - Kurtág: Six moments musicaux, Officium breve; Dvořák: String Quintet Op.97 (2021)

Parker Quartet, Kim Kashkashian - Kurtág: Six moments musicaux, Officium breve; Dvořák: String Quintet Op.97 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 247 Mb | Total time: 63:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM Records | # ECM 2649 | Recorded: 2018

On their ECM New Series debut, the Boston-based Parker Quartet, hailed by the Washington Post for "exceptional virtuosity and imaginative interpretation," play music of Gyorgy Kurt g and are joined by violist Kim Kashkashian, one of the quartet's early mentors, to play Dvor k. In this powerful program of contrasts, Dvor k's outgoing String Quintet No. 3 is framed by two of Kurt g's concentrated, meticulously shaped works.

Kim Kashkashian, Movses Pogossian & Varty Manouelian - Con Anima: Chamber Music by Tigran Mansurian (2020)

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Kim Kashkashian, Movses Pogossian & Varty Manouelian - Con Anima: Chamber Music by Tigran Mansurian (2020)

Kim Kashkashian, Movses Pogossian & Varty Manouelian - Con Anima: Chamber Music by Tigran Mansurian (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 323 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 199 Mb | Artwork included | 01:19:23
Classical, Chamber Jazz | Label: ECM Records

Conceived jointly by violinist Movses Pogossian and violist Kim Kashkashian on the occasion of Tigran Mansurian’s 80th birthday, the Con anima project brings together a dedicated cast of players to perform the Armenian composer’s chamber music. The emphasis is on newer pieces - only the Third String Quartet dates from the 20th century - but there is a timeless quality to Mansurian’s work, all of which resounds with the spirit of his homeland. “His works are full of signifiers that come from Armenian ornaments, paintings or stones, “ writes Elena Dubiunets in the CD notes. “His music itself feels as if it was carved out of stone.” Sonata da Chiesa is dedicated to the memory of priest-composer-folklorist Komitas, an enduring inspiration for Mansurian. Agnus Dei is influenced by Armenian sacred music, and Die Tänzerin is based upon an Armenian folk dance.

Kim Kashkashian, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dennis Russell Davies - Lachrymae: Hindemith; Britten; Penderecki (1993)

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Kim Kashkashian, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dennis Russell Davies -  Lachrymae: Hindemith; Britten; Penderecki (1993)

Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik; Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae;
Krzysztof Penderecki: Konzert für Viola und Kammerorchester
Kim Kashkashian, viola; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1506, 439 611-2 | Time: 00:50:03

This beautifully programmed CD presents three settings for viola and orchestra and a more eloquent statement about the beauty of the viola as an instrument would be hard to imagine (except for perhaps including Vaughan Williams' 'Flos Campi'). The viola finds that middle voice between violin and cello, a rich tone with a built in quality of mournfulness. That quality has inspired the works on this recording and the result is some of the more wistful music ever written. Dennis Russell Davies conducts the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra with the superb violist Kim Kashkashian.

Marlboro Festival Members - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: String Quintets (1978) CD Reissue 1990

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Marlboro Festival Members - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: String Quintets (1978) CD Reissue 1990

Marlboro Festival Members - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintets (1978) CD Reissue 1990
Jaime Laredo, Ani Kavafian, Heiichiro Ohyama, Kim Kashkashian, Sharon Robinson

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS/Sony Classical | # MPK 45883 | Time: 01:00:37

An exceptionally fine performance of the Mendelssohn string quintets by Jaime Laredo, Ani Kavafian, Heiichiro Ohyama, Kim Kashkashian and Sharon Robinson can be found on CD45883 (61 minutes: ADD). These are rhythmically alert and spirited readings, played with great charm and eloquence. They are an especially welcome addition to a catalogue that sports no rival version of No. 1 and only one of No. 2. The 1978 recording is one of the best in the batch, exceptionally well balanced with a fine feeling of depth and presence. Strongly recommended. (Gramophone)

Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Valery Afanassiev - Mozart: Kegelstatt-Trio; Duos für Violine und Viola (1985)

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Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Valery Afanassiev - Mozart: Kegelstatt-Trio; Duos für Violine und Viola (1985)

Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Valery Afanassiev - Mozart: Kegelstatt-Trio; Duos für Violine und Viola (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 290 Mb | Total time: 61:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 415 483-2 | Recorded: 1984

The trio on this dics is chamber music performance at its highest level of enjoyment. Listening to the CD, you get an impression of three great friends having a most delightful conversation, elegant and graceful. The recorded sound is first rate. You hear all the details of instruments being played and also the acoustic features of the room in which they performed.

Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Yo-Yo Ma - Mozart: Divertimento K. 563 (1990)

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Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Yo-Yo Ma - Mozart: Divertimento K. 563 (1990)

Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Yo-Yo Ma - Mozart: Divertimento K. 563 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 239 Mb | Total time: 49:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | SK 39561 | Recorded: 1984

This piece, a divertimento for string trio (violin, viola, and cello, was composed in 1788, the same year as the E-flat, G-minor, and Jupiter symphonies and the little C-major piano sonata, four of Mozart's best-known and greatest pieces. This divertimento is relatively little-known, yet it is the equal of those far-better-known pieces. Mozart was at the absolute height of his powers as a composer.

Till Fellner, Kim Kashkashian, Diotima Quartet, Dennis Russell Davies - Thomas Larcher: Madhares (2010)

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Till Fellner, Kim Kashkashian, Diotima Quartet, Dennis Russell Davies - Thomas Larcher: Madhares (2010)

Thomas Larcher - Madhares (2010)
Till Fellner, piano; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Diotima Quartet
Münchener Kammerorchester, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2111, 476 3651 | Time: 01:06:03
Contemporary Classical, Modern Composition

Third ECM release dedicated to new works by Austrian composer Thomas Larcher (born 1963). This is contemporary music full of infectious rhythmic energy, imbued by grippingsonic ideas. Larcher juxtaposes tonal harmony and avantgardistic compositional technique in most original ways. Larcher's works reenact traditional musical forms such as the solo concerto or the string quartet with great sense for existential drama. His music is performed around the world by leading international musicians, and his reputation is growing also in the United States.

Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Valery Afanassiev - Mozart: Kegelstatt-Trio, Duos for Violin and Viola (1985)

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Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Valery Afanassiev - Mozart: Kegelstatt-Trio, Duos for Violin and Viola (1985)

Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Valery Afanassiev - Mozart: Kegelstatt-Trio, Duos for Violin and Viola (1985)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 319 MB | 01:01:08
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The trio on this dics is chamber music performance at its highest level of enjoyment. Listening to the CD, you get an impression of three great friends having a most delightful conversation, elegant and graceful. The recorded sound is first rate. You hear all the details of instruments being played and also the acoustic features of the room in which they performed. It is interesting to compare this one with a Mozart trio played by Dumay, Wang and Pires, which features more modern recorded sound and the same delight in the musicans playing the music together. The duos on this CD are equally enjoyable. I particularly like the nostalgically nasal yet lush tone of the viola Kashkashian played.

Kim Kashkashian - Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Suites for Viola Solo BWV 1007-1012 (2018)

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Kim Kashkashian - Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Suites for Viola Solo BWV 1007-1012 (2018)

Kim Kashkashian - Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Suites for Viola Solo BWV 1007-1012 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 680 Mb | Total time: 65:06+77:27 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: ECM Records | # ECM 2553/54 | Recorded: 2016-2017

The poetry and radiance of Bachs cello suites (BWV 1007-1012) are transfigured in these remarkable interpretations by Kim Kashkashian on viola, offering a different kind of somberness, a different kind of dazzlement as annotator Paul Griffiths observes. One of the most compelling performers of classical and new music, Kashkashian has been hailed by The San Francisco Chronicle as an artist who combines a probing, restless musical intellect with enormous beauty of tone. An ECM artist since 1985, she approaches Bach s music with the same commitment as revealed in her other solo recordings, the legendary Hindemith sonatas album and the widely acclaimed (and Grammy-winning) account of Kurtág and Ligeti.