Masaaki Suzuki, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon Musagète; Concerto in D for Strings (2016) [Re-Up]

Masaaki Suzuki, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon Musagète; Concerto in D for Strings (2016) [Re-Up]

Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon Musagète; Concerto in D for Strings (2016)
Tapiola Sinfonietta, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2211 | Time: 01:04:55

Masaaki Suzuki is firmly established as a leading authority on the works of Bach, both in his capacity as director of the Bach Collegium Japan and as an organist and harpsichordist. In recent years he has also been appearing in front of eminent orchestras worldwide, however, conducting repertoire as diverse as Britten, Fauré or Mahler. For his first recording of 20th century repertoire, Suzuki has chosen to collaborate with the acclaimed Tapiola Sinfonietta in an all-Stravinsky programme. The disc begins with the music for Pulcinella – here in the concert suite devised by the composer – which Stravinsky later described as ‘the epiphany through which the whole of my later work became possible’. Pulcinella was commissioned in 1919 by the Ballets Russes, for which Stravinsky had already written The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. For this adaptation of an early eighteenth-century commedia dell'arte libretto, he based his score on existing music, initially ascribed to Pergolesi although material by other baroque composers is also included.

Moscow Soloists, Yuri Bashmet - Igor Stravinsky: Apollo; Concerto in D; Sergei Prokofiev: 20 Visions fugitives (2007)

Moscow Soloists, Yuri Bashmet - Igor Stravinsky: Apollo; Concerto in D; Sergei Prokofiev: 20 Visions fugitives (2007)

Igor Stravinsky: Apollo; Concerto in D; Sergei Prokofiev: 20 Visions fugitives (2007)
Moscow Soloists; Yuri Bashmet, Director

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ONYX | # ONYX 4017 | Time: 01:06:57

This is the second release on ONYX from the amazing Moscow Soloists and their charismatic director, the great Yuri Bashmet. Their first ONYX release was of Chamber Symphonies by Shostakovich, Sviridov and Vainberg (ONYX4007) which gained excellent reviews, including a Grammy 2007 nomination. This disc combines two great Stravinsky works for strings: the marvellous neo-classical ballet Apollon musagète (in the revised 1947 version entitled simply Apollo) and the post-war Concerto in D for strings, with a genuine novelty: in 1962 Rudolf Barshai arranged for his own Moscow Chamber Orchestra 15 of the 20 Visions fugitives that Prokofiev wrote for solo piano between 1915-17. Now Roman Balashov, manager and violist in the Moscow Soloists has completed the set for this world première recording. These are exciting miniatures which truly benefit from the added colours a string orchestra can bring.

Lekeu: Violin Sonata ; Chausson: Concerto in D for Violin, Piano and String Quartet - Elmar Oliveira - Robert Koenig

Lekeu: Violin Sonata ; Chausson: Concerto in D for Violin, Piano and String Quartet - Elmar Oliveira - Robert Koenig

Guillaume Lekeu : Sonata in G for Violin and Piano - Ernest Chausson : Concerto in D for Violin, Piano and String Quartet op.21 -
Elmar Oliveira - Robert Koenig - The Vista Nuova Ensemble

Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Complete Scans | 68 min. | 278 MB
19th Century Music | Chamber Music | Biddulph LAW 018 | 1998

Jean-Joseph-Nicolas-Guillaume Lekeu, Belgian composer (Heusy, Verviers, january 20, 1870 - Angers, january 21, 1894).
In early age he studied with the village organist, then in Poitiers (where his family lived from 1879). He started to compose music in 1885. From 1888, when he lived in Paris with his family, he studied with G.Vallin and, in 1889, with the great composer and organist César Franck. At the death of Franck, in 1890, he started to take lessons from Vincent D'Indy. He won the second prize of the Prix the Rome in 1891 with the Andromède cantata. He died at the age of 24, caused by typhus.

Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring, Card Game, Concerto in D Major (A. Rahbari, R. Studt) (1995)

Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring, Card Game, Concerto in D Major (A. Rahbari, R. Studt) (1995)

Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring, Card Game, Concerto in D Major (A. Rahbari, R. Studt) (1995)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Naxos, 8.553217 | rec: 1991 & 1993 | 345Mb

The Rite of Spring, with choreography by Nijinsky was first staged at the Theatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris in May, 1913. The work had already caused considerable trouble in Dyagilev's ballet company. Nijinsky, the principal male dancer, in 1912 began to replace Fokin as choreographer, and with The Rite of Spring he tackled a formidable task, to provide a new kind of dance for a plot of primitive symbolism and energy, coupled with music of a very new kind.

Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring, Apollon Musagete - Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic (2013)

Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring, Apollon Musagete - Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic (2013)

Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring, Apollon Musagete - Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 315 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Emi Classics | Catalog Number: 236112

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker, whose Grammy® award-winning accounts of Stravinsky’s Symphony in C and Symphony of Psalms are among Gramophone magazine’s Top 10 Stravinsky Recordings (2011), return to the composer with a recording of the ground-breaking ballet Le Sacre du printemps, whose premiere a century ago marked a turning point in 20th century music history. The programme on this release also includes new recordings of Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Apollon Musagète, another of the Russian master’s breathtaking ballets.

Stepan Simoniann - Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in D-Flat Major & Concerto-Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra (2018)

Stepan Simoniann - Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in D-Flat Major & Concerto-Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra (2018)

Stepan Simonian, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie & Daniel Raiskin - Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in D-Flat Major & Concerto-Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 236 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 Mb | 00:54:55
Classical | Label: CPO

Aram Khachaturian conquered the world with the boundless delight he took in composing. His Sabre Dance found its place in advertising, his Adagio from the ballet Spartacus accompanied a cult series, and prominent ice skating pairs danced their way into the hearts of their spectators to the Waltz from his stage music to Lermontov's Masquerade. On the other side, his symphonic music and concertante works even today continue to attract the greatest conductors and soloists. A unique, often imitated, but never reproduced synthesis consisting of fascinating instrumental virtuosity, exotic melodies, highly imaginative harmonies, and irresistible rhythmic spirit distinguishes the three concertos and three concert rhapsodies written by Aram Khachaturian during 1936-46 and 1961-67, and this double trilogy begins its cpo journey with the earliest and latest of these works.

Igor Stravinsky - Karajan - Symphony of Psalms / Symphony in C / Concerto in D (1988, orig. rel. 1972-1982)

Igor Stravinsky - Karajan - Symphony of Psalms / Symphony in C / Concerto in D (1988, orig. rel. 1972-1982)

Igor Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms / Symphony in C / Concerto in D
Chor der deutschen Oper Berlin / Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 295 MB | Full Artwork: 76 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 423 252-2 GC | Country/Year: Germany 1988, 1972-1982
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

A very intriguing CD, since Karajan was almost the mirror opposite of Stravinsky as a conductor. We get a prime example in this Symphony in C from 1970 of turning an angular "secco" work of neocolassicism into something quite romantic. The softer parts are elegant and even pretty; the string sound is full and sweet; climaxes are heartfelt and dramatic. so many deviations from Stravinsky's own style could sound very wrong, and if you cock your ear a certain way, Karajan's reading seems foreign to the composer's intentions. But it's awfully impressive sheerly as music-making…

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (Vinyl rip in 24bit/96kHz)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (Vinyl rip in 24bit/96kHz)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (Vinyl rip in 24bit/96kHz)
Vinyl-rip in 24/96 | Wavpack(Tracks) | stereo | 765 MB | Artwork | Classical | no declick | Rapidshare
Label: ETERNA

Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, was written in 1806.
The work was premiered on December 23, 1806 in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Beethoven wrote the concerto for his colleague Franz Clement, a leading violinist of the day, who had earlier given him helpful advice on his opera Fidelio. The occasion was a benefit concert for Clement. However, the first printed edition (1808) was dedicated to Beethoven’s friend Stephan von Breuning. wikipedia

James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)

James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)

James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:20 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559044

While Gil Shaham's interpretation of Barber's violin concerto may have been more soulful, or David Zinman's interpretation of his Music for a Scene From Shelley more dramatic, no one would say that James Buswell's interpretation of the concerto is anything less than heartfelt or that Marin Alsop's interpretation of the Shelley music is anything less than affecting.

David Oistrakh, FNRO - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 (1959) [Japan 2012] PS3 ISO + FLAC

David Oistrakh, FNRO - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 (1959) [Japan 2012] PS3 ISO + FLAC

David Oistrakh, French National Radio Orchestra - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 (1959) [Japan 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:54 minutes | Scans included | 1,39 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 965 MB

Legendary violinist David Oistrakh delivers a profoundly thrilling rendition of Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major Op.61. Arguably, 1 of the best violin concertos ever composed, the esteemed violinist delivers with his flawless virtuosity & skillful execution. Remastered by 4 historic engineers, the sound is spacious & warm.

Vadim Gluzman - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 & Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 "Regen" (2017)

Vadim Gluzman - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 & Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 "Regen" (2017)

Vadim Gluzman - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 & Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 "Regen" (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:48 | 167 MB
Label: BIS | Release Year: 2017

One of Johannes Brahms's sunniest works, the Violin Concerto in D major was conceived during the summer of 1878, which Brahms spent by the idyllic Wörthersee in Kärnte, Austria. By the end of the summer he was able to send the violin part of the first movement, and the beginning of the Finale to his friend Joseph Joachim. Brahms asked Joachim for advice regarding the writing for violin, and also told him that he was planning a work in four movements.

Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D flat; Sonatina; Toccata (Alberto Portugheis, London Symphony Orchestra, Tjeknavorian)

Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D flat; Sonatina; Toccata (Alberto Portugheis, London Symphony Orchestra,  Tjeknavorian)

Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D flat; Sonatina; Toccata (Alberto Portugheis, London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 00:49:42 | 179.7 MB
Classical | Asv Gold / 3037

Despite no doubt dedicated performances, this recording of Khachaturian's Piano Concerto, Sonatina, and Toccata are distinctly disappointing. Part of the responsibility for this is pianist Alberto Portugheis, who plays with plenty of panache but not enough power and nowhere near enough precision. Part of the responsibility is conductor Loris Tjeknavorian, who leads the London Symphony Orchestra in a tepid accompaniment to the Piano Concerto with especially grave ensemble and intonation problems in the slow movement. Part of the responsibility is AVS, which gives Portugheis, Tjeknavorian, and the LSO distant and dismal recorded sound. But most of the responsibility is the incontrovertible fact that William Kapell recorded the Khachaturian Piano Concerto at the height of his powers and, after that awesome achievement, any merely dedicated performance cannot help but sound distinctly disappointing.

Geoffrey Applegate, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Franz Litschauer - Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47 (2006)

Geoffrey Applegate, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Franz  Litschauer - Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47 (2006)

Geoffrey Applegate, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Franz Litschauer - Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:12 | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Music Minus One | Catalog: MMO CD 3144

Sibelius' 20th-century masterpiece is unique in its beauty, and is a favorite in concert halls worldwide, with its Scandinavian Romantic themes. A must for the serious violinist! Includes a high-quality printed music score and a compact disc containing a complete version with soloist, in split-channel stereo (soloist on the right channel); then a second version in full stereo of the orchestral accompaniment, minus you, the soloist.

Rosemary Tuck, English Chamber Orchestra & Richard Bonynge - Czerny: Piano Concerto in D Minor (2017)

Rosemary Tuck, English Chamber Orchestra & Richard Bonynge - Czerny: Piano Concerto in D Minor (2017)

Rosemary Tuck, English Chamber Orchestra & Richard Bonynge - Czerny: Piano Concerto in D Minor
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:23 min | 272 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

The Vienneseborn Carl Czerny, student and confidant of Beethoven and teacher of Liszt, found fame in his native city by writing a series of fashionable pieces, among which numbered fantasies and potpourris as well as a series of important pedagogic studies. His large-scale pianistic works are of great interest and include the First Piano Concerto, in D minor, which expertly balances foreboding, pastoral richness and exuberant brio, a bravura Introduzione e Rondo Brillant and a vivacious salute to Webers Euryanthe. Tuck is dazzlingly articulate and secure in the countless runs and fast passagework Czerny asks of her, wrote MusicWeb International of 8.573417. This is a world-premiere recording.

Emilio Percan - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 & Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 (2017)

Emilio Percan - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 & Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 (2017)

Emilio Percan - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 & Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:26 | 159 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Release Year: 2017

With his Violin Concerto Brahms was often accused of having embedded the solo violin too deeply within the orchestra. When looking at his two piano concertos, his intention seems to have been rather to write symphonic concerts as virtuoso solo pieces with orchestral accompaniment. “Because of the dialogues in the orchestra between violins and wind instruments and the accompanying figures of the solo violins, the concert seems to me rather like a piece of chamber music”, tells us Emilio Percan and decided to record the Violin Concerto without a conductor. The matter of instrumentation is crucial in this context.

David Oistrakh, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (1970) [Japan 2010] PS3 + FLAC

David Oistrakh, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (1970) [Japan 2010] PS3 + FLAC

David Oistrakh, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (1970) [Japan 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:40 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,17 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 762 MB
This new audio version feature newly remastered DSD master / Esoteric Japan # ESSE-90044

Luca Bizzozero - Pleyel: Symphony in F & Violin Concerto in D - Vanhal: Symphony in G (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Luca Bizzozero - Pleyel: Symphony in F & Violin Concerto in D - Vanhal: Symphony in G (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Luca Bizzozero - Pleyel: Symphony in F & Violin Concerto in D - Vanhal: Symphony in G (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:32 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

With his sensitive and expressive playing the Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren, born 1987, ranks among the promising talents of his generation. His solo appearances include the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Munich Residenz, the Tonhalle Zurich and the KKL Lucerne. He worked with Conductors such as Heinrich Schiff, Muhai Tang, Patrick Lange and Nicolae Moldoveanu. Sebastian Bohren plays an outstanding instrument by Antonio Stradivari (King George 1710), generously loaned by the Habisreutinger Foundation.

Dmitri Shostakovich Piano concerto and Symphonie for Strings

Dmitri Shostakovich Piano concerto and Symphonie for Strings

Dmitri Shostakovich junior, piano - Maxim Shostakovich, conductor | Dmitri Shostakovich Piano concerto and Symphonie for Strings
Ogg 256 kbs | Scans | RS | RAR | Mindawn | 90,2 Mb
Label: Chandos | 1986 | 1 CD | Classical, instrumental

Ludwig Guttler - Fasch: Overtures & Concerto In D, Sonatas For Oboes & Bassoon (2013)

Ludwig Guttler - Fasch: Overtures & Concerto In D, Sonatas For Oboes & Bassoon (2013)

Ludwig Guttler - Fasch: Overtures & Concerto In D, Sonatas For Oboes & Bassoon (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CD | Full Scans | 647 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94673

Fame is a strange thing. Although Johann Friedrich Fasch was highly esteemed by his contemporaries and the generations of musicians who followed him, in the concert repertoire of today he is grouped together with many minor masters who wrote a lot of works that sadly communicate very little. Yet music scholar Johann Adolf Scheibe put Fasch into the same class as Telemann, and J.S. Bach possessed copies of several of the composer's works. This release therefore aims to expose the genius of Fasch, and in doing so to help restore appreciation for what has become a largely forgotten corpus of deftly written, utterly absorbing music.

Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor (Original Version); Violin Concerto in D minor / Leonidas Kavakos (1992)

Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor (Original Version); Violin Concerto in D minor / Leonidas Kavakos (1992)

Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor (Original Version); Violin Concerto in D minor / Leonidas Kavakos (1992)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, no covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 300 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: BIS | Time: 60:15

This Sibelius-Kavakos recording when it was originally released in 1991 was voted: "Best Concerto Recording 1991" (GRAMOPHONE Award), "Record of the year 1991" (The U.K. Sibelius Society), "Pick of the year " (Classic CD, the U.K.), Records of the year 1991 ( Helsingin Sanomat).