Concerto For Viola

Lawrence Power, Andrew Litton - Rozsa, Bartok: Viola Concertos; Serly: Rhapsody For Viola (2010)

Lawrence Power, Andrew Litton - Rozsa, Bartok: Viola Concertos; Serly: Rhapsody For Viola (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 235 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67687

The British viola player Lawrence Power continues to be acclaimed as one of the greatest performers of today. Together with Hyperion he is recording all of the seminal twentieth-century works for the viola. Of the three Hungarian works for viola and orchestra on this latest release, the best-known is Bartok’s viola concerto, completed after the composer’s death by Tibor Serly.
Andrei Eshpai - Concertos  for Viola - Violin - Piano & Concerto Grosso

Andrei Eshpai - Concertos for Viola - Violin - Piano & Concerto Grosso
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | SCANS | 1CD | 311 MB | Fsonic
XX Century Classical | Label: Russian Disc

Andrei Eshpai was born in Kosmodemhansk 15 May 1925. He was educated at the Moscow Conservatory from 1948-1953 (piano under Sofronitsky; composition under Rakov, Miaskovsky and Golubev). Postgraduate study under Aram Khachaturian from 1953-1956.
His musical expressive means are very unusual due to his usage of the folklore of his native Mari people. Typically his colourful orchestral sound seems to distill the essence of the natural world of the far north. He uses syncopated rhythms; his rhythms seem to be related to the music of Bartok. He uses often alternations of ostinato-tuttis and rhythmic shifts from folklore music.
Here I present the firs of two CD's I own with his works.

Quincy Porter - Complete Works for Viola  Music

Posted by Su_Lihua at Feb. 22, 2011
Quincy Porter - Complete Works for Viola

Qunicy Porter - Complete Works for Viola
EAC | FLAC+Cue+Log | Scans | 1 CD | 370 Mb
Classical | Dorian Sonoluminus 90911 | 2010

Grammy® nominated recording of the complete works for viola by the celebrated American composer Quincy Porter (1897-1966). Porter developed a unique music style and sound as result of his studies in France with Andre Caplet and Vincent d'Indy, and in New York with Ernest Bloch. Porter's music has a singing quality, possessing genuine rhythmic verve and is always fresh, spontaneous, independent, intellectual, and at the same time emotionally vital.
Ottavio Dantone, Alessandro Tampieri, Accademia Bizantina - Concerti per archi III e concerti per viola d'amore (2018) [24/88]

Ottavio Dantone, Alessandro Tampieri, Accademia Bizantina - Concerti per archi III e concerti per viola d'amore (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 114:18 minutes | 2.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Certainly, there are the Four Seasons and all the violin concertos which are more famous and virtuosic than other works. But it is here, in his concertos for solo strings, that Antonio Vivaldi showcases his writing talent at its highest and purest level: concise, vivacious, deep and immediately emotional. A Vivaldi in the firmament, served here with passion and excellence by Accademia Bizantina.
Helen Callus, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra & Marc Decio Taddei - British Music for Viola Concertos (2018)

Helen Callus, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra & Marc Decio Taddei - British Music for Viola Concertos (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 334 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 Mb | 01:18:09
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

The ‘warm voice’ of the viola has long been associated with pioneering British performers such as Lionel Tertis, for whom Vaughan Williams wrote his tuneful and elegantly crafted ‘Suite.’ Tertis famously rejected the score of Walton’s ‘Viola Concerto,’ but instantly regretted his decision on hearing its lyrical warmth and piquant blend of delicacy and bite at the premiere performed by Paul Hindemith. Howells’s somber but noble ‘Elegy’ is a memorial for a student colleague killed in action during World War I. Hailed as “one of the world’s greatest violists” (American Record Guide), Helen Callus continues to captivate audiences with her lyrical tone, technical command, and profound artistry. She is a sought-after recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloists. She has performed with such world-class ensembles as the Tokyo and Juilliard String Quartets, the BBC Concert Orchestra, and delighted audiences across the world. She is an award-winning recording artist and her seven releases have been met with the highest critical acclaim.
W.A. Mozart - Symphony No. 29 in A; Concerto for 2 piano's in E flat; Concerto for piano and violin in D (2006)

W.A. Mozart - Symphony No. 29 in A; Concerto for 2 piano's in E flat; Concerto for piano and violin in D (2006)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 222 MB | Artwork: 50,6 MB @ 600dpi | TT: 55:54 | Recovery: 5%
Genre: Romatic | Label: Channel Classics (Canal Grande Series) | Release date: 12-10-2006 | Catalog: CG 06001

This symphony probably may not have changed musical history from the moment it was first written, in Salzburg in early 1774 by the 18-year-old Mozart. But it crystallises the young man’s emerging compositional self-confidence, and that shows him spreading his wings in symphonic music just as he had already started to do in the opera house and in his chamber music.
Hong-Mei Xiao, Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Janos Kovacs - English Works for Viola & Orchestra (2017)

Hong-Mei Xiao, Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Janos Kovacs - English Works for Viola & Orchestra
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:41 min | 314 MB
Label: Delos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The viola has long languished in the shadow of its smaller and more popular sibling, the violin. While it has been an essential ensemble and orchestral instrument, the viola has had relatively little music written for it in solo rolesin both the chamber and (especially) concerto genres. But owing largely to the influence of 20th-century English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis, a number of prominent English composers have been inspired to write new music for this overlooked instrument.
Yuri Bashmet, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Kancheli: Styx, Gubaidulina: Viola Concerto (2002) (Repost)

Yuri Bashmet, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Kancheli: Styx, Gubaidulina: Viola Concerto (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:50 | 234 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 471494

This pair of single-movement viola concertos written for Yuri Bashmet justify his renown. In both, he is able to draw an impressive variety of expressions from his instrument with seeming ease. On the other hand, it's obvious there was a lot of thought and care put into his interpretations. The concertos need thoughtful interpretations by the soloist and the conductor, not because the pieces are necessarily complex in rhythm or harmony, but they are complex in tone and color.
Andra Dārziņa, Jürgen Essl & Urban Camerata - Hoffmeister, Stamitz & M. Haydn Viola Concertos (2016)

Andra Dārziņa, Jürgen Essl & Urban Camerata - Hoffmeister, Stamitz & M. Haydn Viola Concertos
Classical, Chamber | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:16 min | 371 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

The new release is a magnificent and vital disc of some of the most important works of viola literature. Andra Darzina is joined by Juergen Essl in the Concerto for Viola, Organ and Strings and also performs the viola concertos of Carl Stamitz and Franz Anton Hoffmeister works that are de rigueur for viola players all over the world.

Brett Dean - Hindemith: Viola Concertos (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 15, 2017
Brett Dean - Hindemith: Viola Concertos (1999)

Brett Dean - Hindemith: Viola Concertos (1999)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:27 | 340 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 999492

Brett Dean (born 1961 in Brisbane, Australia) is beginning to be a much talked about name in the music world. Long established as a fine violist (he was a violist with the Berlin Philharmonic for fifteen years) both as an ensemble member and soloist, Dean is spending more time composing these days than playing.