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Rudolf Scheidegger, Willi Zimmermann, Jac van Steen - Martin: Concertos, Vol. 2 (2008)

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Rudolf Scheidegger, Willi Zimmermann, Jac van Steen - Martin: Concertos, Vol. 2 (2008)

Rudolf Scheidegger, Willi Zimmermann, Jac van Steen - Martin: Concertos, Vol. 2 (2008)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 281 MB | 01:00:28
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

The works of Swiss composer Frank Martin don't rely on dramatic flash; they tend to seductively beguile with their profoundly intelligent sensuality. While they may never be hits on a pops concert, they reward attentive listening with their deep feeling and insight, given voice in a distinctly personal and expressive language. Polyptyque, one of the composer's final works, a concerto for violin and two small string orchestras, is made up of six images from the life of Christ, from Palm Sunday to the Ascension.

Hidemi Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - C.P.E. Bach: The Three Cello Concertos (1997)

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Hidemi Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - C.P.E. Bach: The Three Cello Concertos (1997)

Hidemi Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - C.P.E. Bach: The Three Cello Concertos (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 67:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-CD-807 | Recorded: 1996

Why is it that cellists who bemoan their lack of concerto repertory continue to neglect CPE Bach's three essays in the genre? It's a mystery; they're excellent pieces, full of infectious nervous energy in their outer movements and tender lyricism in central ones. They aren't unknown to the recording catalogues, however, not least because they also exist in alternative versions which the composer made for flute and harpsichord.

Wilhelm Kempff - The Concerto Recordings (2013)

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Wilhelm Kempff - The Concerto Recordings (2013)

Wilhelm Kempff - The Concerto Recordings (2013)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 4.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 2.07 GB
15:22:25 | Classicall | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Last year it was the Kempff solo recordings which brightened up our winter days at the start of the new year.
Now we can offer, for the first time, a compact 14-CD set of his complete concerto studio recordings. They span from his 1925 recording of Beethovens First Concerto (the first ever to be made of that work) to his visionary 1977 performances of Mozarts Concertos Nos. 21 and 22, now receiving their first international CD release. Unlike the solo recordings set, this edition is non-limited.
Kempff traversed the set of Beethoven Concertos three times in the studio (only No.2 was not set down during the shellac era); all those performances are included in this set.
Theres more Mozart, Brahms and Schumann. In addition, 1950s Decca recordings of two Mozart concertos, the Liszt and Schumann concertos are also featured.

Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Vivaldi & Corelli: Concertos (2014)

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Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Vivaldi & Corelli: Concertos (2014)

Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Vivaldi & Corelli: Concertos (2014)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.7 Gb | 04:48:36
Genre: Classical | Label: Zig Zag Territoires

This VIVALDI/CORELLI/BEYER collection groups interpretations by Amandine Beyer and the ensemble Gli Incogniti of major works by two Italian composers: Vivaldi and Corelli. Here again, Amandine Beyer demonstrates her exceptional talent as both a violinist and ‘bandleader’, giving these works, which illustrate the art of the concerto at the beginning of the 18thcentury, a certain Italian vocal quality in a particularly felicitous and invigorating interpretation.

Louis Lortie - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Symphony No. 5 "Reformation" (2009)

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Louis Lortie - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Symphony No. 5 "Reformation" (2009)

Louis Lortie - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Symphony No. 5 "Reformation" (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 250 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 162 MB | 01:04:10
Genre: Classical | Label: ATMA Classique

This recording from Quebec's ATMA Classique label is a mixed bag in terms of both repertory and quality. The former aspect is a plus: the program of two Mendelssohn piano concertos plus the Symphony No. 5, Op. 107, "Reformation," is a natural mix that covers several phases of Mendelssohn's career and might easily show up on a live symphonic program, but CD marketers do not so often mix concertos and symphonies in this way. Montreal-born pianist Louis Lortie plays and conducts throughout, which Mendelssohn himself might have done, and the results are generally enjoyable.

Stephen Hough - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos (Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 17) (1997)

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Stephen Hough - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos (Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 17) (1997)

Stephen Hough - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos (Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 17) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 75:13 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66969

With Stephen Hough's Mendelssohn we enter a new dimension. The soft, stylish arpeggios that open the first work here, the Capriccio brillant, announce something special. But this is just a preparation for the First Concerto. Here again, 'stylish' is the word. One can sense the background – especially the operatic background against which these works were composed. The first solo doesn't simply storm away, fortissimo; one hears distinct emotional traits: the imperious, thundering octaves, the agitated semiquavers, the pleading appoggiaturas.

John Eliot Gardiner - Handel: Water Music; Concerti grossi Op.3; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn; Semele (2007)

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John Eliot Gardiner - Handel: Water Music; Concerti grossi Op.3; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn; Semele (2007)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloisits, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Water Music; Concerti grossi Op.3; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn; Semele [6CDs] (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.8 Gb | Total time: 06:52:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 69838-5 | Recorded: 1980-83

John Eliot Gardiner and his period instrument ensemble produce a lovely, smooth sound in these very well played performances, which use Handel's versions for strings and winds. Balances are fine; playing and recording collaborate to produce a treasurable clarity in which every line registers. –Leslie Gerber … Handel's epic oratorio, Israel in Egypt, here in a gripping performance by John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, was a failure during Handel's lifetime. This was perhaps because of its immense variety of compositional techniques and forms.

Arthur Grumiaux, Colin Davis, Raymond Leppard - Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos (1993)

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Arthur Grumiaux, Colin Davis, Raymond Leppard - Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos (1993)

Arthur Grumiaux, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 791 Mb | Total time: 153:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 438 323-2 | Recorded: 1961, 1962, 1964, 1967

The Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux made his debut in 1940 and established himself after the war as a consistently fine player with a wide repertory whose recordings show not only his mastery of the instrument but also unfailingly good taste—and lest anyone thinks that last phrase implies a lack of personality, we should remember that it was one which Haydn chose to praise Mozart. These performances of the five standard violin concertos, the Sinfonia concertante and a couple of other pieces were admired when they came out on LP, and still earn praise for their crispness, lightness and eloquence.

Frank Peter Zimmermann, Michael Rabin, Yehudi Menuhin, Salvatore Accardo - Paganini: 24 Caprices, Concertos pour violon (2002)

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Frank Peter Zimmermann, Michael Rabin, Yehudi Menuhin, Salvatore Accardo - Paganini: 24 Caprices, Concertos pour violon (2002)

Frank Peter Zimmermann, Michael Rabin, Yehudi Menuhin, Salvatore Accardo - Nicolò Paganini: 24 Caprices, Concertos pour violon (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 717 Mb | Total time: 74:00+78:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 75332 2 | Recorded: 1960, 1983, 1984, 1985

Niccolò Paganini was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was one of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique. His Caprice No. 24 in A minor, Op. 1, is among the best known of his compositions, and has served as an inspiration for many prominent composers.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Antonio Vivaldi: L'estro armonico (1998)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Antonio Vivaldi: L'estro armonico (1998)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Antonio Vivaldi: L'estro armonico (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 539 Mb | Total time: 46:20+53:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 45315 2 | Recorded: 1997-98

This was the great collection of 12 varied and exciting violin concertos that turned Bach on to concerto writing. In fact, he transcribed several of these works for solo harpsichord, organ–even for harpsichords and orchestra. What fascinated him most was the balanced, three-movement form, the brilliance of the solo passages, the tunefulness of the music generally, and Vivaldi's seemingly inexhaustible storehouse of invention. When a composer ventured to publish a collection such as this, he was making a major statement. This is one of the really big ones in Baroque music, and it's performed with splendid authority and an unrivaled sense of sheer joy.

Yehudi Menuhin, Polish Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (2003)

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Yehudi Menuhin, Polish Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (2003)

Yehudi Menuhin, Polish Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 550 Mb | Total time: 58:49+76:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 85544 2 | Recorded: 1986, 1991

Renowned, American born violinist & conductor, Yehudi Menuhin was a vegetarian and committed supporter of many social and environmental causes, with a great interest in Yoga and eastern religion. He was considered one of the greatest violinist of all time and this EMI recording of "Violin Voncertos by Vivaldi" is an excellent introduction to his work Performed by the Polish Chamber Orchestra.

Yehudi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch [3CDs] (1991)

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Yehudi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch [3CDs] (1991)

Yehudi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0.99 Gb | Total time: 71:38+71:21+65:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CZS 7 67310 2 | Recorded: 1956-1961

Admirers of Sir Yehudi Menuhin will be pleased to have this compilation of his early stereo recordings of the major violin concertos. I have always enjoyed his version of the Bach Double Concerto with Christian Ferras; it rightly dominated the catalogue throughout the 1960s, and the spirited baroque vitality of the performance, plus a beautifully judged central Largo, give great satisfaction. Moreover, it demonstrates what a good sound balance Peter Andry and Neville Boyling could achieve in London's Kingsway Hall in 1959.

Giuliano Carmignola, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Vivaldi: Concerti della Natura (2000)

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Giuliano Carmignola, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Vivaldi: Concerti della Natura (2000)

Giuliano Carmignola, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Vivaldi: Concerti della Natura (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 301 Mb | Total time: 59:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 8573-80225-2 | Recorded: 1999

This is a delightfull performance of some of Vivaldi's best known concertos, but don't be put off if you already have most of them, baroque music is all about interpretation, much pleasure can be had from listening to different ones.

Yeon-Hee Kwak - Oboe Solo (2006)

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Yeon-Hee Kwak - Oboe Solo (2006)

Yeon-Hee Kwak - Oboe Solo (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 270 MB | 01:03:18
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

An hour of music for solo oboe, anyone? Don't knock it until you try it. This album is an exemplary effort not only by the somehow appropriately named oboist Yeon-Hee Kwak but also by the engineers at Germany's MDG label, who provide a resonant castle-hall setting that perfectly illuminates (resonates?) the registral effects on which oboe music depends. The program is diverse and challenges both Kwak's technical and expressive abilities, opening with Bach, whose absolute music transcended the distinction. The Partita for solo oboe, BWV 1013, is a transcription of a partita for solo flute, and the concluding Tango-Etudes of Astor Piazzolla were also originally flute works.

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.