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Itzhak Perlman, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, André Previn - Sibelius & Korngold: Violin Concertos, Sinding Suite (2003)

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Itzhak Perlman, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, André Previn - Sibelius & Korngold: Violin Concertos, Sinding Suite (2003)

Itzhak Perlman, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, André Previn - Sibelius & Korngold: Violin Concertos, Sinding Suite (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 351 MB | 01:09:03
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

On this disc, the playing's the thing and it is fabulous. Originally made in 1979 and 1980, these recordings capture Perlman at his incomparable peak. The effortless perfection of his technique leaves you gasping in disbelief; even the infamously unplayable passages in the Sibelius Finale are tossed off with easy nonchalance, and he avoids the false accents often heard in the treacherous opening theme. And Perlman's toneis warm, mellow, pure, and constantly expressive; its golden glow is like burnished copper on the low strings, like radiant sunshine up high, and he can vary it instantaneously with bow and vibrato to fit the music.

Sonja van Beek & Andreas Frolich - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000) [Re-Up]

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Sonja van Beek & Andreas Frolich - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000) [Re-Up]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)
Sonja van Beek, violin; Andreas Frölich, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 219 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 999 709-2 | Time: 01:12:03

Although Korngold’s ‘complete works for violin and piano’ make up a reasonably full disc, it is only fair to point out that the Violin Sonata is the single work that is not an arrangement from one of his other pieces. Yet this Sonata, written at the age of 15 for Carl Flesch and Artur Schnabel no less, is a fine example of his early style, with its echoes of Zemlinsky and early Schoenberg. The young Dutch violinist Sonja van Beek and German pianist Andreas Frölich negotiate its challenges with ease: as in Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, the pianist has as tough a role as the melody instrument. Much Ado about Nothing is one of several arrangements of a suite of four movements derived from incidental music to Shakespeare’s play written in 1918, performed here with affection and a silken suavity. The remainder of the repertoire is made up of arrangements of Korngold lollipops, hit numbers from his operas, such as the unforgettable ‘Marietta’s Lied’ from Die tote Stadt, arranged by the composer as salon pieces and popularised by Kreisler and his ilk. Here, the almost vocal qualities of van Beek’s tone come into their own. An essential disc for the Korngold addict.

Pavel Šporcl, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Kout - Strauss, Korngold: Violin Concertos (2009)

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Pavel Šporcl, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Kout - Strauss, Korngold: Violin Concertos (2009)

Pavel Šporcl, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Kout - Strauss, Korngold: Violin Concertos (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:24 | 298 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 3962-2

Pavel Šporcl's two most recent projects have manifested his remarkable stylistic flexibility. Vivaldi's Four Seasons and the crossover CD Gipsy Way with the Roma cimbalom band Romano Stilo earned the violin virtuoso richly deserved enthusiasticresponses on the part of critics and listeners alike. With this new CD, Šporcl returns to classical music. Well, sort of… When listening to Korngold's violin concerto it becomes obvious that the composer had devoted to film music over a long period, yet it may be the composition's directness and figurativeness that have made it so popular among the world's leading violinists. On the other hand, Richard Strauss's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 8, does not appear inconcert programmes and recordings so often.

Philippe Quint, Carlos Miguel Prieto - Korngold: Violin Concerto; Schauspiel Overture; Much Ado About Nothing (2009)

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Philippe Quint, Carlos Miguel Prieto - Korngold: Violin Concerto; Schauspiel Overture; Much Ado About Nothing (2009)

Philippe Quint, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Orquesta Sinfónica de Mineria - Korngold: Violin Concerto; Schauspiel Overture; Much Ado About Nothing (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 53:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570791 | Recorded: 2007

The star of this consistently first-rate disc of music by Korngold is violinist Philippe Quint, whose focused tone, incisive intonation, athletic technique, and expressive phrasing ideally suit the composer's supremely Romantic Violin Concerto. This strong-willed account is deeply emotional and immensely appealing; Quint's opening Moderato is noble, his central Andante amorous, and his concluding Allegro assai vivace exuberant. Carlos Miguel Prieto leads the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in a dynamic reading that sounds less like an accompaniment and more like a partnership of equals. In the purely orchestral Overture to a Drama and Concert Suite from Much Ado About Nothing, Prieto and the Mexican orchestra turn in a pair of tremendous performances.

Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Daishin Kashimoto, Zvi Plesser, Éric Le Sage - Vienne 1900: Le salon de musique (2020)

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Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Daishin Kashimoto, Zvi Plesser, Éric Le Sage - Vienne 1900: Le salon de musique (2020)

Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Daishin Kashimoto, Zvi Plesser, Éric Le Sage - Vienne 1900: Le salon de musique (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 471 Mb | Total time: 115:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA 588 | Recorded: 2018

Daishin Kashimoto, Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Zvi Plesser and Éric Le Sage, who have been close musical partners for years, joined forces once again at the Salon de Provence Chamber Music Festival to record this programme devoted to Viennese composers of the early twentieth century. The most famous and innovative of these are represented: Schoenberg with his Kammersymphonie no.1, Mahler with two lieder transcribed for flute and piano, Zemlinsky’s Clarinet Trio and several pieces by Berg. A disc that encapsulates both the exhaustion of a bygone Romantic age and the avant-garde promises of a modern world still to be built…

A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]

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A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]

A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23481 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 20,4 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3284 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 6,18 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: English, German, French

This concert is Renee Fleming's very personal homage to 'Fin de Siecle' Vienna. At the turn of the last century, the capital of the Austrian Empire was also one of the cultural centers for the fi ne arts and, in particular, for music. The city of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, a 'melting pot' of cultures and musical traditions, attracted gifted musicians and composers alike and provided the perfect soil for much of the greatest music of that time. With this selection of works by Hugo Wolf (1860 -1903) and Gustav Mahler (1860 -1911), combined with more progressive songs by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942), Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957), Renee Fleming presents to us the full variety of this unique epoch. The venue of her recital with Maciej Pikulski at the piano is, of course, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna.

Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]

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Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]

Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 34999 kbps / 1080i / 24 fps | 96 min | 33,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 7 465 kbps / 24 fps | 96 min | 6,48 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Entertainment One

Imagine that ten of the world's most well-known highly regarded filmmakers were given a free hand to make real any vision. Aria is that history-making film. Sexy, violent, thought-provoking and funny, here is the movie critics raved about, audiences flocked to see, and no one could stop talking about. Includes Bridget Fonda's electrifying film debut, a revealing and breathtaking performance from Elizabeth Hurley, and Theresa Russell as the trigger-happy King Zog of Albania.

The Oregon Symphony, James DePreist - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)

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The Oregon Symphony, James DePreist - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)
The Oregon Symphony, conducted by James DePreist

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:01:56
Genre: Classical | Label: Delos | # DE 3234

The Symphony receives a particularly warm and beautiful interpretation. DePreist has a sympathetic feeling for contrasts of textures; the tempi are excellently judged and atmospheres powerful, with a vigorous sense of energy, tension and release. The Sea Hawk, though, is allowed to wallow. Particular poignancy is added through the presence of Korngold’s granddaughter Kathrin as a violinist member of the orchestra.

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

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Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Total time: 76:21+78:55+79:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564631360 | Recorded: 2001-2013

A violinist in a class of his own, Renaud Capuçon shows why he is 'Le Violon Roi'; (The Violin King) in this 3-CD collection. As the leading French violinist of his generation, Capucon records exclusively for Virgin Classics and has a rich discography. The set brings together not only some of his best and most popular performances as a soloist but as a collaborator.

Alexander Gilman - Barber, Korngold, Waxman, Williams: Works for Violin and Orchestra (2012)

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Alexander Gilman - Barber, Korngold, Waxman, Williams: Works for Violin and Orchestra (2012)

Alexander Gilman - Barber, Korngold, Waxman, Williams: Works for Violin and Orchestra (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:09 | 384 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics | Catalog: 799

Except for John Williams’s theme from Schindler’s List , the compositions on violinist Alexander Gilman’s program with Perry So conducting the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra all suffered a certain amount of neglect after their first performances and recordings. Isaac Stern (and Louis Kaufman and Robert Gerle) brought Samuel Barber’s concerto to the attention of listeners, and now it has just about entered the repertoire, and students adopt it for competitions. Alexander Gilman produces a glowing tone from his Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin, but the engineers don’t set him so far forward as Columbia’s did Isaac Stern; if Gilman plays with less ruddy energy, he more than compensates for it in subtlety and refinement.