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.
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.
Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Sibelius: Simphony No. 5 (2008)

Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Sibelius: Simphony No. 5 (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:26 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88697287822

The mutual admiration society that was Glenn Gould and Herbert von Karajan gave six concerts between May 1957 and September 1959 featuring Beethoven’s C minor Concerto (Berlin 1957) and Bach’s D minor (Berlin 1958, Lucerne 1959). Though neither of the Bach performances has appeared on disc, the Beethoven has had several CD outings. This handsomely packaged “official” transfer by Sony is the best we have had technically.
Bergen Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:00 | 179 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This is the eagerly awaited final volume in our historic series of Vaughan Williams’s Symphonies, started about twenty-five years ago by the late Richard Hickox, and recently continued by that other expert in British repertoire, Sir Andrew Davis.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano - Jennifer Higdon: City Scape, Concerto For Orchestra (2004) [Repost, New Rip]

Jennifer Higdon: City Scape, Concerto For Orchestra (2004)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Telarc | # CD-80620 | Time: 01:08:18

Jennifer Higdon is a masterful colorist whose music is immediately appealing, full of energy and dash, but also with lyrical movements that grab you and hold your interest with their variety and melodic freshness. She can be brassy and bold like William Schuman and lushly Romantic like Samuel Barber, to mention just two American predecessors her music calls to mind. She also has a strong profile of her own, as we hear in City Scapes, a musical portrait of Atlanta that captures the bustle of a metropolis on the move. It's centerpiece, "river sings a song to trees," is wonderfully paced and engrossing. Concerto for Orchestra is a grand workout for a virtuoso band, teeming with solo turns that can tax all but the best musicians, and passages that spotlight sections of the orchestra with opportunities to strut their stuff. It's a brilliant piece brilliantly played by the Atlantans. Add Telarc's usual terrific sound and this disc becomes a must for fans of accessible modern music.
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.
Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi - Vivaldi: Concerti per viola d'amore (2007) (Repost)

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi - Vivaldi: Concerti per viola d'amore (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:13 | 477 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 3 95146 2

The revival of the viola d'amore as an instrument distinct and separate from the viola is a well-established phenomenon, advanced by composers and performers alike at least since the 1920s. That doesn't mean, however, that there are a great many players of the viola d'amore around, nor are there nearly as many viola d'amores in existence to play, at least in a quantity relative to the number of violas that are out there.