Tags
Language
Tags

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013)

Posted By: Designol
Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013)

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013)
Vivaldi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Frédéric Chopin, P.I. Tchaikovsky
Jules Massenet, Max Bruch, Vittorio Monti, Nigel Hess, John Williams, Carlos Gardel

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5338 DH | Time: 01:16:06

Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping recordings for 10 years. This album celebrates the best of those recordings, and her other successes – from winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004, to her 2012 best-selling album ‘The Silver Violin’, the highest charting classical instrumental album in the UK of the last two decades. A collection of great violin music – from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending to the Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos and Arvo Part’s Spiegel Im Spiegel. Featuring brand new recordings – Brahms’ invigorating Hungarian Dance no. 5, Monti’s ever-popular Czardas, and Chopin’s emotional Nocturne in C# minor. The album includes Nicola performing with leading orchestras and conductors, as well as some of her favorite chamber players. This album showcases the incredible range of Nicola’s playing and demonstrates her wide appeal. In January 2013 Nicola was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music and charity.

Edgar Moreau, Michael Sanderling, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester - Transmission: Korngold, Bruch, Bloch, Ravel (2021)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Edgar Moreau, Michael Sanderling, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester - Transmission: Korngold, Bruch, Bloch, Ravel (2021)

Edgar Moreau, Michael Sanderling, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester - Transmission: Korngold, Bruch, Bloch, Ravel (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 65:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0190295105105 | Recorded: 2020

Edgar Moreau salutes his family heritage and highlights landmarks in his artistic development with Transmission – music by Bloch, Korngold, Bruch and Ravel, recorded with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor Michael Sanderling. Moreau’s mother is of Polish-Jewish extraction and all five works on the album have a connection with Jewish culture. The largest work on the programme is Bloch’s Schelomo, which Moreau describes as “a majestic meeting of concerto and symphony, rich and colourful in its orchestration and full of contrasts”.

Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts: Bruch, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Elgar, Mendelssohn (2005)

Posted By: Designol
Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts: Bruch, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Elgar, Mendelssohn (2005)

Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts (2005)
Max Bruch, J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn, Edward Elgar

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 31049 2 1 | Time: 01:09:33

Medieval Baebes and other far greater shocks to the bourgeoisie have come along. Wild adventures placed under the rubric of performances of Vivaldi's Four Seasons are commonplace. Yet Nigel Kennedy continues to roost atop the classical sales charts in Europe, and even to command a decent following in the U.S. despite a low American tolerance for British eccentricity. How does he do it? He has kept reinventing himself successfully. Perhaps he's the classical world's version of Madonna: he's possessed of both unerring commercial instincts and with enough of a sense of style to be able to dress them up as forms of rebellion. Inner Thoughts is a collection of slow movements – inner movements of famous concertos from Bach and Vivaldi to Brahms, Bruch, and Elgar.

Alisa Weilerstein; Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar, Carter: Cello Concertos; Bruch: Kol Nidrei (2012)

Posted By: Designol
Alisa Weilerstein; Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar, Carter: Cello Concertos; Bruch: Kol Nidrei (2012)

Edward Elgar, Elliott Carter: Cello Concertos; Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei (2012)
Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 2735 | Time: 01:02:25

Making her debut on Decca, Alisa Weilerstein presents three major works of the cello repertoire with Daniel Barenboim leading the Staatskapelle Berlin. The star vehicle, naturally, is Edward Elgar's Concerto in E minor, which Weilerstein plays with commanding presence, rich tone, and emotional depth. Most listeners will be drawn primarily to this performance because of the piece's familiarity, and Weilerstein's charisma and passionate playing make it the album's main attraction. Yet listeners should give Weilerstein and Barenboim credit for following the Elgar with an important if not instantly recognizable or approachable modernist work, Elliott Carter's powerful Cello Concerto. Weilerstein is quite bold to play this intensely dramatic and angular composition, and while it's unlikely to appeal to the majority of fans who adore the Elgar, it deserves its place on the program for its seriousness and extraordinary displays of solo and orchestral writing. To close, Weilerstein plays Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei, a Romantic work that returns the program to a mellow and melancholy mood and brings the CD to a satisfying close. Decca's reproduction is excellent, putting Weilerstein front and center with full resonance, but not leaving the vibrant accompaniment of the orchestra too far behind her.

Maxim Rysanov, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Muhai Tang - Franz Schubert, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Max Bruch (2011)

Posted By: Designol
Maxim Rysanov, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Muhai Tang - Franz Schubert, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Max Bruch (2011)

Franz Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata (arr. Tabakova)
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme; Max Bruch: Romance in F, Op. 85 (2011)
Maxim Rysanov, viola; Swedish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Muhai Tang

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1843 | Time: 00:52:18

In his second disc for BIS, Maxim Rysanov here is joined by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under the conductor Muhai Tang. Described as 'a prince among violists', Maxim Rysanov was in 2010 chosen to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. On that illustrious occasion he played his own adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations. The string section of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra of that orchestra also join him in another work usually performed on the cello – and usually with the original piano accompaniment: Schubert's Sonata in A minor. The programme is rounded off with the one completely original composition on this disc, namely the autumnal Romance in F major by Max Bruch.

VA - Bruch (2022)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - Bruch (2022)

VA - Bruch (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 663 MB
4:49:33 | Classical | Label: UMG

The great musical border crosser of the twentieth century, George Gershwin excelled in the fields of concert music and popular song alike. The son of Jewish immigrants from Russia, he was born Jacob Gershvin in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898. His father ran a great variety of small businesses, and George, in the words of the New Grove Dictionary of Music, "excelled at street sports." He also studied the piano and was introduced to the European classics by his teacher, Charles Hambitzer. Gershwin immersed himself in popular music after dropping out of school in 1914 and getting a job as a salesman for the music publisher Remick.

VA - Max Bruch - Legendary Recordings (2020)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - Max Bruch - Legendary Recordings (2020)

VA - Max Bruch - Legendary Recordings (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 784 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 405 MB
2:56:40 | Classical | Label: UMG

While the music of Max Bruch generally strikes listeners as beautiful, imaginative, and high-minded, critics have tended to relegate him to the status of a minor master. Bruch started composing as a child, displaying an extraordinary musical talent which was recognized as such by Ignaz Moscheles. In 1852, he wrote a symphony and a string quartet, the latter work bringing him a scholarship from the Frankfurt-based Mozart foundation, which enabled him to study with Ferdinand Breunung, Ferdinand Hiller, and Carl Reinecke. In 1858, having embarked on a teaching career in Cologne, he produced his first opera, Scherz, List und Rache.

Thea King, Alun Francis, London Symphony Orchestra - The Clarinet in Concert: Bruch, Mendelssohn, Crusell (1987)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Thea King, Alun Francis, London Symphony Orchestra - The Clarinet in Concert: Bruch, Mendelssohn, Crusell (1987)

Thea King, Alun Francis, London Symphony Orchestra - The Clarinet in Concert: Bruch, Mendelssohn, Crusell (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 241 Mb | Total time: 47:51 | Scans included
Classical | Hyperion | CDA66022 | Recorded: 1981

‘An excellent record, beautifully played, splendidly recorded, in every way highly rewarding’ (Gramophone)

ISOS Quartet - Max Bruch: String Quartets No. 1 & 2 (1997)

Posted By: Designol
ISOS Quartet - Max Bruch: String Quartets No. 1 & 2 (1997)

ISOS Quartet - Max Bruch: String Quartets No. 1 & 2 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: KOCH/Schwann | # 3-6486-2 H1 | Time: 00:52:48

From an early age Max Bruch had enjoyed the ideal conditions for becoming a composer: his family had considerable cultural awareness and gave him all the support he needed. He had already composed not only a (lost) symphony but a significant proportion of his chamber music while still a student. The two youthful String Quartets Op.9 in C minor and Op.10 in E major show a Romantic exuberance poured into classic and classical moulds. The members of the ISOS Quartet — Isabelle van Keulen, Katharine Gowers, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Imke Frank — know each other from several important summer festivals as Lockenhaus and Kuhmo. As their CD debut, they recorded both string quartets by Max Bruch exclusively for Koch International Schwann.

Gerard Causse, Paul Meyer, Francois-Rene Duchable, Kent Nagano - Max Bruch: Works for Clarinet and Viola (1990)

Posted By: Designol
Gerard Causse, Paul Meyer, Francois-Rene Duchable, Kent Nagano - Max Bruch: Works for Clarinet and Viola (1990)

Max Bruch: Works for Clarinet and Viola (1990)
Gérard Caussé (viola), Paul Meyer (clarinet), François-René Duchable (piano)
Orchestre De L'opéra De Lyon; Kent Nagano, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 2292-45483-2 | Time: 01:05:24

For two consecutive years listeners to Classic FM have voted Max Bruch’s First Violin Concerto their favourite among 300 classical works. His melodies have instant appeal and it is good to see three comparative rarities on this disc. Bruch loved alto-register instruments such as the clarinet and viola, and he wrote these works in 1911 when giant leaps were taking place in the development of music, all of which he eschewed in favour of mid-19th-century Romanticism. While the clarinet rides orchestral accompaniment with no difficulty, the viola sits right in the middle and can be drowned (a hazard in performing the Double Concerto but avoided in the recording studio). The viola Romance is a gem, while the Eight Pieces are colourful and varied. All the performers do ample justice to this beautiful and unashamedly Romantic music.

Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Bruch: Violinkonzert Nr.2, Schottische Fantasie (1988)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Bruch: Violinkonzert Nr.2, Schottische Fantasie (1988)

Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Bruch: Violinkonzert Nr.2, Schottische Fantasie (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 236 Mb | Total time: 54:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 7 49071 2 | Recorded: 1986

In his second EMI Classics recordings of Bruch’s two best-loved works, Perlman is joined by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta. He dedicated this recording to his great predecessor Jascha Heifetz, saying that “his artistry will always be my inspiration”.

Lydia Mordkovitch, London SO, Richard Hickox - Max Bruch: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 (2015)

Posted By: Designol
Lydia Mordkovitch, London SO, Richard Hickox - Max Bruch: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 (2015)

Max Bruch - Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 (2015)
Lydia Mordkovitch, violin; London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Hickox

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10865X | Time: 01:10:50

As part of Chandos Tribute to Lydia Mordkovitch, this re-issue features Bruch’s Violin Concertos Nos 2 and 3 performed by Lydia Mordkovitch with Richard Hickox and the London Symphony Orchestra. Both were recorded in 1998 in Blackheath Halls in London.

Ivry Gitlis - The Art of Ivry Gitlis: Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Bartok (1992) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Ivry Gitlis - The Art of Ivry Gitlis: Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Bartok (1992) 2CDs

Ivry Gitlis - The Art of Ivry Gitlis (1992) 2CDs
Tchaikovsky - Bruch - Sibelius - Mendelssohn - Bartók

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 529 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: VoxBox | # CDX2 5505 | Time: 02:39:09

There are several reasons to own this Vox Box 2CD set. For the first, it includes five great violin concertos in some of the very best performances in their discography. For the second, Ivry Gitlis (born 1922) is a great living violinist and these recordings made in early 1950s show his art in the best way, when Ivry's violin sounded powerful and brilliant.