2016 Violin

Philharmonischer Chor München, Philharmonie Festiva, Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Mass 3, Psalm 146, Organ Works (2016)

Philharmonischer Chor München, Philharmonie Festiva, Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Mass 3, Psalm 146, Organ Works (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:57:09 | 575 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Profil Edition | Catalog: PH16034

Recordings of Bruckner’s last and greatest Mass are not exactly scarce but this most recent live performance from the celebrated Ebrach festival has claim to being regarded as special, not just for its own considerable merits, but also as it is presented by Profil in a double CD package in tandem with the barely known Psalm 146 and the further bonus of conductor-musicologist and performer Gerd Schaller playing six works on the Eisenbarth organ in the Abteikirche.

Quatuor Van Kuijk - Mozart (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 21, 2017
Quatuor Van Kuijk - Mozart (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Quatuor Van Kuijk - Mozart (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:50 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Despite its Dutch-sounding name, the quartet founded by Nicolas Van Kuijk in 2012 is French. But its short career is already international. The Quatuor Van Kuijk won First Prize in the 2015 Wigmore Hall Competition and First Prize and Audience Award at the Trondheim Interna- tional Chamber Competition, and its members have been named BBC New Generation Artists until 2017. It has also been distinguished by the Academy of the Festival d’Aix- en-Provence, and it is in the framework of the latter’s partnership with Alpha Classics that it has recorded this program.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016) [24/192]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 59:00 minutes | 1.88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„With the wonderful Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra we are presently exploring Schuberts quatuor „Death and the maiden“. Of course we have to include Schubert’s earlier song with the same title on the poem of Matthias Claudius. This song belongs to the medieval tradition of the dance of death. Therefore we also play „Toden Tanz“ (with poor me dancing), an ancient death dance written up by the German organ player August Nörmiger (1560-1613).
L'Escadron Volant de la Reine - Notturno (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

L'Escadron Volant de la Reine - Notturno (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:22 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

L’Escadron Volant de la Reine, “the Queen's Flying Squadron” was created by Antoine Touche, l'Escadron Volant de la Reine gathers together young professional musicians, fond of Baroque music. All former students from European superior conservatoires, they are linked by a deep friendship and it’s very naturally that they came together in January 2012.
Ida Falk Winland, Danderyds Vokalensemble, Rikard Karlsson - Alice Tegner, Gustaf Nordqvist: Sang, Var Sang! (2016)

Ida Falk Winland, Danderyds Vokalensemble, Rikard Karlsson - Alice Tegner, Gustaf Nordqvist: Sang, Var Sang! (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 57:38| 268 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2237

The songs of Alice Tegner and Gustaf Nordqvist have been sung and loved by generations of Swedish people, particularly children. Tegner’s songs for children were published into a series which made its way into many schools and homes across Sweden. A lesser-known genre of the two composers is focused on in this new release: music for mixed choir. Both composers held important choral positions, Tegner composing for and leading a chapel choir, and Nordqvist enjoying a respected position in the capitol.

Jan Vogler - Tchaikovsky (2016) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 17, 2017
Jan Vogler - Tchaikovsky (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Jan Vogler - Tchaikovsky (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 72:23 minutes | 751 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Inspired by a journey to Tchaikovsky’s hometown Saint Petersburg, Jan rediscovered some of his favorite pieces from the composer.
Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition - Marino, Nardini, Pergolesi, Porpora,  Platti [2016]

Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition - Marino, Nardini, Pergolesi, Porpora, Platti [2016]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 95430 | TT: 66.28+68.40+60.40+56.36+63.23+65.38 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.98 Gb

A celebration of instrumental Baroque splendour! This set present an anthology of Italian Baroque composers, featuring their instrumental output. Obviously the famous composers have their fair share: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Locatelli, Corelli, but also lesser known composers are featured: Barsanti, Bassani, Veracini, Nardini, Stradella, Vitali, Mancini, Platti, Legrenze and many more, over 30 composers! Performances by leading ensembles specialized in the Historically Informed Performance Practice: L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, Ensemble Cordia/Stefano Veggetti, Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze, MusicaAmphion/Pieter Jan Belder and many more. A treasure trove of solo concertos, concerti grossi, sinfonias, overtures, trio sonatas and solo sonatas from the Golden Era of the Italian Baroque, era of joy, passion and brilliance!

Meta4 Quartet - Jaakko Kuusisto: Glow (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 14, 2017
Meta4 Quartet - Jaakko Kuusisto: Glow (2016)

Meta4 Quartet - Jaakko Kuusisto: Glow (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:18 | 234 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2192

Jaakko Kuusisto is one of Finlands most versatile musicians, a quality demonstrated by his rich discography on BIS in which he appears as violinist (in chamber music, as soloist and as concertmaster), conductor, arranger and composer. In the latter capacity, he made his mark on disc in 2013, with the release of his violin concerto (on BIS-2020) a work which received great acclaim in international media, including American Record Guide.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Carolin Widmann - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)
Carolin Widmann, violin & direction; Chamber Orchestra of Europe

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:29
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2427, 481 2635

Recordings of Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, are abundant, and even the pairing with the rarer Robert Schumann Violin Concerto, WoO 23, of 1853 are not as infrequent as they used to be. The thorny Schumann concerto has undergone a reevaluation upward, and plenty of players now concur with the judgment of Yehudi Menuhin: "This concerto is the historically missing link of the violin literature; it is the bridge between the Beethoven and the Brahms concertos, though leaning more towards Brahms." Violinist Carolin Widmann who (like the ECM label on which the album appears) has focused mostly on contemporary music, takes up the challenge of providing something new here, and she meets it. The central fact of the recording is that Widmann conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe from the violin. Others have done this before, but few have pursued the implications of the technique as far as Widmann has: the performances are unusually light and transparent, and they are perhaps thus in accord with the sounds an orchestra of the middle 19th century might have produced. Sample the unusually lively, sprightly reading of the Mendelssohn concerto's finale.
Italian Classical Consort, Luigi Magistrelli - C.P.E. Bach: Chamber Music for Clarinet (2016)

Italian Classical Consort, Luigi Magistrelli - C.P.E. Bach: Chamber Music for Clarinet (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:08 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95307

The ever-expanding catalogue of Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach on Brilliant Classics (most of it contained in a 30-CD box, 94640), now reaches his music for clarinet, which has received much less attention on record than his orchestral or keyboard works but is no less melodically fertile and formally inventive than his better?known music.