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.
Ruth Killius - Hindemith: Complete Sonatas for Viola Solo (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ruth Killius - Hindemith: Complete Sonatas for Viola Solo (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:56 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

I’ve thrown myself completely into the viola, and I play violin only in emergencies.” As a performer and composer, Hindemith is without a doubt one of the most important contributors to his favorite instrument’s repertoire.
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.
Paul Neubauer, Margo Garrett - Bloch: Music for Viola & Piano (2018)

Paul Neubauer, Margo Garrett - Bloch: Music for Viola & Piano (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 249 MB
Label: Delos | Tracks: 10 | Time: 56:20 min

After this vibrant program of Ernest Blochs music for viola and piano was recorded in 2001, the tapes disappeared for fifteen years. When they resurfaced, artists Paul Neubauer and Margo Garrett were thrilled that the tapes were not only salvageable, but also featured playing that they felt presented their best possible efforts to bring these works to life. Among the works offered here are Blochs powerful Suite for Viola and Piano, hailed by one critic as the greatest work for viola in musical literature.
Tedi Papavrami - Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Major, Sz. 112 & Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (2015) [24/96]

Tedi Papavrami - Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Major, Sz. 112 & Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:10 minutes | 1.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After two first recordings released by Zig-Zag Territoires and devoted to Ravel, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, Emmanuel Krivine and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra devote this CD to two emblematic works from the end of Bartók’s life: the Violin Concerto No.2, first performed in 1939, and the Concerto for Orchestra, premiered in 1944. These are absolutely major works both in Bartók’s catalogue and from this period in the history of music, and are, moreover, close to the universe of Emmanuel Krivine. For the Violin Concerto, it is Tedi Papavrami who was invited by both the Orchestra and by Zig-Zag Territoires. Let us recall the astonishing recording that Tedi Papavrami recently made of Eugène Ysaÿe’s complete violin sonatas for this label.
Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra & selections from Passages (2004) (Repost)

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra & selections from Passages (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:49 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orange Mountain Music | Catalog: OMM0011

This disc of Philip Glass' Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra is among the first wave of releases from Orange Mountain Music, a label started by Kurt Munkacsi and Don Christensen out of their attempt to archive the master tapes of Glass' music. Most of the releases slated to appear are of older recordings, including many that have not been heard before. But the Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra dates only from 2000 and was recorded in 2002.