Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto

Andreas Ottensamer, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Portraits: The Clarinet Album (2013)

Andreas Ottensamer, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Portraits: The Clarinet Album (2013)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 00:57:22 | 138 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A glance at the Wikipedia entry for the 24-year-old clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer makes you rub your eyes. He has attained a remarkable curriculum vitae, beginning with his appointment as principal clarinetist of the Berlin Phil. and his acceptance at Harvard. His father and older brother are both principal clarinetists with the Vienna Phil. (the family is from upper Austria). Why should such a fantastic tale stop there? Andreas has also won competition first prizes on cello and piano, and he is the first clarinetist to be signed as an exclusive DG artist. One wonders if he glows in the dark.
Fabrizio Meloni - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto - Adagio and Fugue - Clarinet (2016)

Fabrizio Meloni - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto - Adagio and Fugue - Clarinet (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:25 | 157 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Fabrizio Meloni, since 1984, is the First Solo clarinet chair of the Orchestra and the Philharmonica of La Scala Theatre in Milan. He has finished his clarinet studies at Milan’s Conservarory “G. Veri” with summa cum laude and the special mention for his artistic achievement.
George Gershwin · Aaron Copland · Samuel Barber - American Piano Concertos (2013)

George Gershwin · Aaron Copland · Samuel Barber - American Piano Concertos (2013)
Classical | Chandos CHSA 5128 | 2013 | 75:44 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full PDF Scans | Various File Hosts | 283 MB
Xiayin Wang (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (conductor)

Samuel Barber, sticking broadly to the European concerto format and ethos, produced a three-movement work that in many respects is gestural, with, as is revealed in the beautiful slow movement, the sheer gorgeousness of which he was capable in composition. Aaron Copland's short concerto, on the other hand, embraces the full jazz idiom and is a blazing masterpiece that should be played more often in concert. And, coming from the other end and in a different direction, we have George Gershwin, getting his inimitable style and memorable tunes into the brilliant and breezy classical format of his Piano Concerto, breathtakingly played by Wang and the RSNO, an orchestra clearly comfortable in the idiom.
The Aaron Copland Collection: Orchestral & Ballet Works (1936-1948)

The Aaron Copland Collection: Orchestral & Ballet Works (1936-1948)
FLAC + CUE | Complete Artwork Scans: 1.00 GB | 3 CDs
1990 | CBS | Classical

If you want a prime collection of Copland's more accessible works, this is it. Yes, it's true that Bernstein's recordings of individual pieces are often bolder and livelier; but this set offers the composer's own authoritative view of his work, and for that reason alone it is priceless. In addition, it includes virtually all the orchestral pieces he composed during his "populist phase," from El Salon Mexico (1936) to the Clarinet Concerto (1948). You won't find some of these lesser-known gems, such as An Outdoor Overture (1938) or Letter from Home (1944, written–like Rhapsody in Blue–for Paul Whiteman), on typical single-disc Copland compilations. I'd even go so far as to claim this as one of the four indispensable compilations of American instrumental music from the first half of the twentieth century (the others on my list–in case anyone cares–are Joshua Rifkin playing Scott Joplin, Oscar Levant playing Gershwin, and the Blanton-Webster band recordings of Duke Ellington).
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".
Paavo Järvi & Philharmonia Orchestra - Nielsen: Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto & Aladdin Suite (2017)

Paavo Järvi & Philharmonia Orchestra - Nielsen: Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto & Aladdin Suite
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:13 min | 262 MB
Label: Signum Classics | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Under their guest conductor Paavo Järvi, the Philharmonia Orchestra perform three characteristically fiery works by the Danish composer Carl Nielsen; the Flute and Clarinet Concertos, and the Aladdin Suite. The concerto solo parts are performed by two of the orchestra’s principal players – flautist Samuel Coles and clarinettist Mark van de Wiel.
Sabine Meyer - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante (1997)

Sabine Meyer - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 56:15 | 135 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

No timbral difference separates this midprice reissue of one of the best-loved concertos by Mozart from its previous, full-priced equivalent. There's a bit more ambience and warmth and less stridency on top. If you own the original CD, there's no need to replace it, but first-time buyers should snap up these sensitive, stylish performances in their Great Recordings of the Century guise. One of the main attractions is the extended compass and deliciously "woody" tone of Sabine Meyer's basset clarinet. The clarinetist's fleet, effortless dispatch of the Clarinet Concerto's outer movements is a delight to the ear, and her improvised (or so they seem!) flourishes fit into their environment as if Mozart had written them himself.
Aaron Copland - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi - 3rd Symphony & Music for the Theather (1989, Telarc # CD-80201) [RE-UP]

Aaron Copland (1900-1990) - Third Symphony & Music For The Theatre
Yoel Levi / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 253 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Telarc # CD-80201 | Country/Year: US 1989
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

This is the premiere recording release of The Atlanta Symphony under the baton of their new Music Director, Yoel Levi, who was formerly Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Aaron Copland The Populist (2000)

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Aaron Copland The Populist (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | # 09026-63511-2 | Time: 01:16:30

The three Copland classics on this disc–Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring and Rodeo–are all ballet scores, and from the very first bars of Billy, with its evocative depiction of the wide-open prairies, you are firmly in the territory of music that tells a story. But you don't need to follow all the ins and outs of each story to enjoy music which paints as vivid a picture of rural America as you could hope for. If the sprightly "Hoe Down" from Rodeo brings a splash of colour to concert programmes, the remarkable thing about so much of the music in these three pieces is how quietly sensitive it is. And while Michael Tilson Thomas does not hold back in wringing every last ounce of splashy razzmatazz, he is equally the master of introspective music which clearly demonstrates that you don't need to be loud to be a populist. The recordings were made in the San Francisco Symphony's home, Davies Symphony Hall. You couldn't hope for more authentic performances than this–more than 76 minutes of dyed-in-the-wool Americana.
Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony, Garrick Ohlsson - Aaron Copland The Modernist (1996)

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony, Garrick Ohlsson - Aaron Copland The Modernist (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG | # 09026-68541-2 | Time: 01:06:19

Aaron Copland may well be the best-known, the most loved, and the all-around greatest of twentieth century American composers, but his music from the '20s and '30s is still relatively unknown, still relatively unloved, and of still questionable greatness. Was Copland the Modernist too far out to connect to a big audience so he re-created himself as Copland the Populist to become the best-known, most loved, and greatest American composer? But was his Piano Concerto from 1926 really too jazzy and vulgar, his Symphonic Ode from 1928 really too cerebral and severe, his Piano Variations from 1930 really too harsh and austere, and his Short Symphony from 1934 really too rhythmic and complex or was it lack of familiarity made them seem so? From this 1996 recording by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, one would have to vote for the latter because Copland the Modernist is every bit as great a composer as Copland the Populist.