2016 Violin

Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 18, 2017
Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42 (2016)

Ulf Wallin - Reger Violin Sonatas, Op. 42
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:12 min | 341 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016

This release completes CPO's complete recordings of Max Reger's violin oeuvre. This extensive oeuvre includes all of Reger's compositional periods, from Op. 1 to his last, unfinished Op. 147. Op. 42 revealed itself as a supreme challenge for violinist Ulf Wallin, both technically and musicially. Wallin quickly realized why Reger, is with no doubt, a master of chromatic polyphony. Reger obviously took cues from J.S. Bach in his compositions as well as lyrical and harmonic design from Brahms and Liszt.
Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Guillaume Vincent - Entre Orient & Occident (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Guillaume Vincent - Entre Orient & Occident (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 77:48 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

French violinist Virgil Boutellis-Taft returns to Carnegie Hall to present his new album Entre Occident et Orient (Evidence Classics/Harmonia Mundi) with the French pianist Guillaume Vincent. Composer Paul Cantelon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Other Boleyn Girl, New York I Love You…) joins Virgil to premiere his new work, dedicated to the violinist.
Gabriel Tchalik & Dania Tchalik - Europe 1920: Violin Sonatas (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Gabriel Tchalik & Dania Tchalik - Europe 1920: Violin Sonatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 82:17 minutes | 830 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The present program features four sonatas for violin and piano written around 1920 by four composers of different nationalities and contrasting aesthetics, a representative panorama of the aesthetic profusion of musical Europe at that time. Here we find the relics and prolongations of Romanticism, the irruption of avant-gardes, and folk music being taken into account, this giving a new sense to the affirmation of musical nationalism.
Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017)

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:35 min | 298 MB
Label: RUBICON | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas represent the supreme challenge for a violin and piano duo, and the drama, visceral excitement and many intimate moments of these masterpieces is superbly captured in these live performances.
Charlie Mariano - Helen 12 Trees (1976/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Charlie Mariano - Helen 12 Trees (1976/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 38:51 minutes | 770 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

For those who don’t know American saxophonist Charlie Mariano’s music, you’re in for a treat. For his legions of fans, this may be an album that has passed beneath your radar. Mariano is known in Europe for his eclectic play, ranging from jazz, fusion and pop to world music. The astounding lineup for this album includes keyboardist Jan Hammer of Mahavishnu Orchestra fame, Polish violin great Zbigniew Seifert, bassist Jack Bruce from the legendary rock group Cream, Soft Machine drummer John Marshall, and the amazing Asian percussionist Nippy Noya.
Freddie Hubbard - First Light (1971/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard - First Light (1971/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:11 minutes | 1,43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

First Light is the nineteenth album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. Recorded in 1971, it features string arrangements by Don Sebesky. It was his third album released on Creed Taylor's CTI label and features performances by Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Eric Gale, George Benson, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira and Richard Wyands. The album is part of a loose trilogy including his two previous records at the time, Red Clay and Straight Life. First Light won a 1972 Grammy Award for "Best Jazz Performance by a Group".

Colin Stetson - 9 Albums (2008-2016)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 13, 2017
Colin Stetson - 9 Albums (2008-2016)

Colin Stetson - 9 Albums (2008-2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,66 Gb | 05:22:03 | Covers
Avant-Garde Jazz | Country: USA

Colin Stetson is an American saxophonist and multireedist. He is best known as a regular collaborator of the indie rock acts Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and Bell Orchestre. In addition to saxophone, he plays clarinet, bass clarinet, French horn, flute, and cornet. Stetson has released a trilogy of solo releases, entitled New History Warfare, a collaborative studio album with violinist Sarah Neufeld, entitled Never Were the Way She Was (2015) and Sorrow, a "reimagining" of Górecki's 3rd symphony (2016).
Bob Malach - Some People (1980/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Bob Malach - Some People (1980/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:44 minutes | 757 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of the great fusion saxophonists, Bob Malach made the move from his hometown of Philadelphia to NYC in 1976. He soon found work with the likes of Stanley Clarke and Alphonse Mouzon (he’s featured on Mouzon’s MPS release Baby Come Back), and was in the studio with Stevie Wonder, Spyro Gyra and the Brecker Brothers. For the first album under his own name, Malach assembled a group of well-known playmates: John Lee and drummer Gerry Brown were high school buddies, and he and keyboardist Jasper van’t Hof had worked together in Mouzon’s group.
Elizabeth Wallfisch & The Wallfisch Band - Telemann: Complete Violin Concertos, Vol. 6 (2016)

Elizabeth Wallfisch & The Wallfisch Band - Telemann: Complete Violin Concertos, Vol. 6
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:07 min | 367 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2016

This group of hybrid compositions situated between the French overture and the Italian concerto represents a unique case in the music history of the eighteenth century; no other composer from this period set this type of concertante violin music with the rich designs and wealth of ideas found in Telemann.
Nicola Benedetti, Bournemouth SO, Kirill Karabits - Dmitri Shostakovich, Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich, Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016)
Nicola Benedetti, violin; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 8758 | Time: 00:59:03

This has the look of a career-making recording from Scots violinist Nicola Benedetti, putting her up against difficult repertory that diverges from the crowd-pleasing fare that formed the basis of her career up to this album. It would have been hard to predict just how well she pulls off her task here; few could have heard the profound interpreter of Russian music in the Italia and Silver Violin collections from earlier in the 2010s. The Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 99, is an emotionally thorny work in five movements anchored by a tense passacaglia in the middle. The composer withheld it from publication during the period of renewed Stalinist repression in the late 1940s. It was premiered in 1955 by David Oistrakh, and in endurance and elevated tone even if not quite in lyrical grandeur, Benedetti brings that master to mind. Sample the Stravinskian "Burlesque" finale for a sense of how Benedetti gets outside herself here. The Glazunov Violin Concerto, Op. 82, is a more stable work, rooted in pre-WWI conservatory traditions, and Benedetti's reading is nothing short of letter-perfect.