Benda Concertos

F.Benda, G.Benda - Concertos, vol.2  Music

Posted by alekhno at Dec. 23, 2008
F.Benda, G.Benda - Concertos, vol.2

F.Benda, G.Benda - Concertos, vol.2
Classical | FLAC | 1 CD | Covers | 283 Mb | rs.com | 1999
Prague Chamber Orchestra, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Christian Benda
Frantisek Benda - Konrad Hünteler - Concertos for Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo (1996, MDG "Gold" # 311 0702-2) [RE-UP]

Frantisek Benda - Concertos for Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo
Konrad Hünteler / Camerata of the 18th Century
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 264 MB | NO Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 311 0702-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Flute

“Hünteler is playing a Jakob Denner Flute, one of only four to survive, and which was discovered in 1991 in the attic of a house near Nuremberg, where it had lain undisturbed for almost three centuries. And indeed Hünteler elicits beautiful sounds from the instrument.” ~Fanfare
Frantisek Benda - Konrad Hünteler / Camerata of the 18th Century - Concertos for Flute, Strings and B.c (1996)

Frantisek Benda - Concertos for Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo
Konrad Hünteler / Camerata of the 18th Century
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 247 MB | Rudimentary Artwork Only! | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 311 0702-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Flute, Concerto

“Hünteler is playing a Jakob Denner Flute, one of only four to survive, and which was discovered in 1991 in the attic of a house near Nuremberg, where it had lain undisturbed for almost three centuries. And indeed Hünteler elicits beautiful sounds from the instrument.” (Fanfare)

Franz Benda - Flute concertos  Music

Posted by alekhno at Aug. 22, 2009
Franz Benda - Flute concertos

Franz Benda - Flute concertos
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, CUE, NO LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 350 Mb | rs.com | 1994
Ars Rediviva Ensemble Prag, Milan Muclinger

Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)

Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:33 | 329 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Fryderyk Chopin Institute | Catalog: NIFCCD 029

The pianist on this CD, Yulliana Avdeeva, is the winner of the Chopin piano competition in 2010. Checking the internet, you will find that the decision by the jury was controversial. Her playing was considered not to display the proper Chopin style, and too cool. I wasn't present at the competition, so I cannot write much about this. But having bought this CD, mainly because of use of old instruments, and the direction by the recently deceased icon of old music Frans Brüggen, I must say that I was totally blown away by the playing of Yulianna Avdeeva.
Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008)

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 47:26+44:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 8908 | Recorded: 2007

Claudio Abbado isn't a name one associates with early music, in light of his impressive career conducting the masterworks of the Romantic and modern eras. Indeed, he didn't conduct any music by J.S. Bach with the Berlin Philharmonic until as late as 1994. Yet when he's leading the talented Orchestra Mozart of Bologna in Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, his ease with the music and his players is obvious, and the performances have almost as much Baroque style as many versions by period ensembles of greater longevity. Abbado led this ensemble in all six Brandenburgs in 2007 at the Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilio, and the live performances were recorded by Deutsche Grammophon with close attention to details, as befits chamber music.
Jonathan Rees, Scottish Ensemble - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Violin Concertos (1998)

Jonathan Rees, Scottish Ensemble - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Violin Concertos (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 749 Mb | Total time: 76:54+69:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5 61403 2 | Recorded: 1990-1992

This is a perfectly reasonable recording of Bach's works for violin and orchestra and anyone who has not heard the works before will no doubt find them more than adequate. Violinist and leader Jonathan Rees is a fine player with a sweet tone and a warm style and he takes the strings of the Scottish Ensemble through thoroughly professional performances of the works. When joined by spry violinist Jane Murdoch in the Concerto for two violins and plangent oboist Nicholas Daniel in the Concerto for violin and oboe, Rees proves himself a graceful and considerate partner. Virgin's early-'90s sound is a bit thin on top but still clean and clear.
(James Leonard)
Julien Benda - Il tradimento dei chierici. Il ruolo dell'intellettuale nella società contemporanea (Repost)

Julien Benda - Il tradimento dei chierici. Il ruolo dell'intellettuale nella società contemporanea
Italian | 2012 | 267 pages | ISBN: 8806191187 | EPUB | 0,5 MB

Anche se la questione ha radici lontane, che affondano nell'"affaire" Dreyfus che negli anni a cavallo tra Otto e Novecento divise la cultura francese ed europea in due schieramenti inconciliabili, "Il tradimento dei chierici" (1927) resta uno dei testi seminali sul ruolo (e l'autonomia) degli intellettuali: un libro che mette il sale della polemica su ferite tuttora aperte. Contro la crescente barbarie delle società occidentali e il loro impoverimento culturale (la subordinazione del pensiero agli interessi del capitale), Benda difende un ruolo dell'intellettuale "custode di valori" al sevizio di universali come la ragione, la verità, la giustizia. I "traditori" contro i quali si scaglia sono gli sciovinisti, i razzisti, i fascisti di ogni gradazione. Ma anche i rappresentanti di quella corporazione intellettuale che fa politica al riparo dalla sua supposta superiorità e imparzialità, i servi di ogni regime o ideologia, anche quando mossi delle migliori intenzioni. Con la prefazione di Davide Cadeddu.
Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Alessandro Marcello: 'La Cetra' Violin Concertos (1995)

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Alessandro Marcello: 'La Cetra' Violin Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 55:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0563 | Recorded: 1993

There are many other highly recommendable recordings by Collegium Musicum 90 under Simon Standage on the Chandos early music label, Chaconne. If you’ve heard a reasonable cross-section of the music of Vivaldi and would like to experiment with some of his near-contemporaries, their recording of Alessandro Marcello’s six Violin Concertos, Op.6, known as ‘La Cetra’, together with an extra Concerto in B-flat, would be a good place to start.
A contemporary of Tomaso Albinoni, Alessandro Marcello was the son of a senator in Venice. As such, he enjoyed a comfortable life that gave him the scope to pursue his interest in music. He held concerts in his hometown and also composed and published several sets of concertos, including six concertos under the title of La Cetra (The Lyre), as well as cantatas, arias, canzonets, and violin sonatas.
Emanuel Ax, Eugene Ormandy - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1991)

Emanuel Ax, Eugene Ormandy - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1991)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 264 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA Victor Silver Seal / BMG Music, VD60789 | 01:14:08

"This recording is remarkable for it's mixture of quiet, subtle virtuosity, musicianship and style. Both concertos are played as if they are works of art as opposed to technical showpieces. Mr. Ax is this generations Rudolph Serkin. Ormandy provides the idiomatic, thankless accompaniment with expert finesse."