01 Rhapsody Concerto I. Moderato

Bohuslav Martinů - Violin Concertos & Rhapsody-Concerto (Suk, Neumann)

Bohuslav Martinů - Violin Concertos & Rhapsody-Concerto (Suk, Neumann)
EAC Rip | FLAC tracks + CUE, LOG | TT 72:46 | cover (jpg) included | 365 MB
Josef Suk (violin/viola)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Neumann
Recorded 1973 and 1987 | Released 2009 | Supraphon
Takako Nishizaki, Slovak SPO, Michael Halasz - Anton Rubinstein: Violin Concerto; Don Quixote (1990)

Anton Rubinstein: Violin Concerto in G major, Op. 46; Don Quixote, Op. 87 (1990)
Takako Nishizaki, violin; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Halász, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Marco Polo | # 8.220359 | Time: 00:58:33

The G major Anton Rubinstein violin concerto is a fine and powerful work, quite as good as many a lesser-known Russian example in the same genre, and easily as deserving of wider currency as, say, the Taneyev Suite de Concert, which is just as rarely heard these days. Nishizaki gives a committed and polished reading, though you often feel that this is music written by a pianist who had marginally less facility when writing for the violin. Still, here’s a well-schooled performance, full of agreeable touches of imagination (the Andante shows Nishizaki’s fine-spun tone to particularly good effect) delivered with crisply economical urgency that makes good musical sense even of the work’s plainer and less idiomatic passages.
Ernest John Moeran - Cello Concerto, Sinfonietta (Wallfisch, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Del Mar)

Ernest John Moeran - Cello Concerto, Sinfonietta (Wallfisch, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Del Mar)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 269 Mb
Date: 1986

With the exception of a Serenade for orchestra, the Cello Concerto was Moeran’s last major work. The premiere performance took place in Dublin in November 1945, where it received great acclaim. It is in conventional sonata form and is one continuous paean for the cello, which is allowed to sing through the expert orchestration from start to finish.
Mikhail Zemtsov, Neeme Jarvi - Martinů: Suites from 'Spalicek', Rhapsody-Concerto (2016)

Mikhail Zemtsov, Neeme Jarvi - Martinů: Suites from 'Spalicek', Rhapsody-Concerto (2016)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:55 | 181 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos

This album with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and its artistic director, Neeme Jarvi, features two mature works by Martinu, recorded in the splendid acoustic of the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn. One of the most wide-ranging composers of music for the stage, Martinu was also enthusiastic about the theatrical possibilities of including new media in his operas.
Goldmark - Violin Concerto, Prometheus Overture (Sarah Chang, James Conlon) (2000)

Goldmark - Violin Concerto, Prometheus Overture (Sarah Chang, James Conlon) (2000)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI 7243 5 56955 2 | rel: 2000 | 290Mb

The 1990s has been somewhat kind to Goldmark's music. His symphonies have been well recorded, particularly by Yodani Butt with the Philharmonia (ASV), while his chamber music is getting noticed (not excluding his Suites for Violin and Piano well executed by Wallin and Canino under CPO). Record companies have been re-issuing great recordings of his Rustic Wedding Symphony under Abravanel and Bernstein while others kept recordings of his works from deletion (including Hungaroton's recording of "Die Koniga von Sheba").
Baiba Skride - Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto, 2 Serenades; Carl Nielsen: Violin Concerto (2015)

Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto, 2 Serenades; Carl Nielsen - Violin Concerto (2015) 2CD
Baiba Skride, violin; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 346 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 234 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C 896 152 A | Time: 01:26:32

Born into a musical Latvian family violinist Baiba Skride won First Prize at the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition, held annually in Belgium. Ms. Skride’s natural approach to her music making has endeared her to some of today’s most important conductors and orchestras. Following her debut at the BBC Proms with the Oslo Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko playing the Szymanowski Concerto No. 1, The Times noted, ‘Latvian violinist Baiba Skride sailed over the orchestra with long lines of melody, silver and sweet.’ She was immediately re-invited, and at the 2014 Proms played the Stravinsky Concerto with the BBC Symphony and Ed Gardner. Baiba Skride debut recording with Orfeo of the Szymanowski Concertos and Myths was nominated for the 2015 BBC Music Magazine Awards in the Concerto section. For her Orfeo CD follow up she has recorded two Scandinavian violin concertos truly exciting, fresh and innovative – Jean Sibelius’s well-loved concerto and Carl Nielsen’s unjustly neglected companion work – with the Tampere Philharmonic and conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
Brett Deubner - Amanda Harberg: Viola Concerto & Elegy - Max Wolpert: Viola Concerto No. 1 (2017)

Brett Deubner, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra & Linus Lerner - Amanda Harberg: Viola Concerto & Elegy - Max Wolpert: Viola Concerto No. 1
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 49:58 min | 216 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

These première recordings of viola concertos written especially for Brett Deubner are by two leading American composers whose appealing styles are full of engaging melodies and vital rhythms. Amanda Harberg’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra meditates upon soaring flight and the fragility of life, concluding with joyful energy and syncopation.
Ivo Varbanov, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Emil Tabakov - Nenov: Piano Concerto & Ballade No. 2 (2017)

Ivo Varbanov, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Emil Tabakov - Nenov: Piano Concerto & Ballade No. 2
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 64:44 min | 248 MB
Label: Hyperion – CDA68205 | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical

A refusal to toe the party line in communist Bulgaria led to polymath Dimitar Nenov being marginalized in life, and to posthumous neglect. But this is hugely enjoyable music, well worthy of revival in such fiercely committed performances as we find here.
Zina Schiff, RSNO, Jose Serebrier - Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hebraique (2007)

Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hébraïque (2007)
Zina Schiff, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; José Serebrier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557757 | Time: 01:05:59

A precocious violin talent, Bloch left home at the age of seventeen to study with the illustrious Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe, who regognised his pupil's extraordinary creative potential and persuaded him to pursue composition. Bloch's Violin Cocnerto, an underrated rarity, is one of his most important works of the 1930s. Although Bloch attributed the major themes in the Concerto to American Indian songs heard on a visit to New Mexico, he also described the work as portraying 'the complex, glowing, agitated soul that I feel vibrating through the Bible'. The Suite hébraïque, which draws on traditional melodies to evoke a sense of nostalgia, and the exotic tryptich Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life), are indelibly associated with Bloch's 'Jewish works'.
Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki
Michel Lethiec, clarinet; Łukasz Długosz, flute; Arto Noras, cello;
Bartosz Koziak, cello; Rafał Kwiatkowski, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: DUX | # DUX 1186 | Time: 01:17:05

The instrumental concerto occupies a very prominent place in the music of Krzysztof Penderecki. This fact is related to the great life force exhibited by this genre in twentieth century and in contemporary music. It is stimulated by commissions from virtuosos and by audience expectations; also favourable is the composers’ flexibility in approaching the form, whose chief idea continues to be the juxtaposition of the solo instrument and the orchestra. The violin and viola works presented on this CD are not only interesting, concrete realizations of the concertare idea in Penderecki’s music, but also examples of this composer’s sonic language and style in the period of his creativity which Mieczyslaw Tomaszewski called a "time of dialogue with the regained past".