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.
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.
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.
Maria Ferré & Les Escapades - Flores españolas: Music for Viola Consort & Guitar (2018)

Maria Ferré & Les Escapades - Flores españolas: Music for Viola Consort & Guitar (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 300 MB
Label: Christophorus | Tracks: 22 | Time: 62:20 min

Art flourished in Habsburg Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries, with its rich and diverse range of works. El Greco and Diego Velásques, the court painter of Philip IV, or Miguel de Cervantes, celebrated as a national poet, were already famous during their lifetime. Their time came to be known as the golden century of Spanish history which also brought forth a lot of wonderful music.
Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Concerto for Orchestra, A notte alta (2012) (Repost)

Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Concerto for Orchestra, A notte alta, Symphonic Fragments from 'La donna serpente' (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:26 | 305 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10712

This is Volume 2 in the series of orchestral works by Alfredo Casella, performed by the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda, with the pianist Martin Roscoe. The disc also forms part of the ‘Italian Series’ on Chandos, in association with Ricordi Music and the BBC Philharmonic. International Record Review said of the previous volume: ‘Anyone with more than a passing interest in this fascinating composer needs to have this remarkable disc.’
Duo Tal & Groethuysen - Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra, Symphony No. 5 (2012)

Duo Tal & Groethuysen - Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra, Symphony No. 5 (2012)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 253 MB
Label: Sony Music | Tracks: 08 | Time: 64:40 min

Tal & Groethuysen are without doubt on of the world's best piano duos and have received numerous international music awards for their recordings.
Javier Perianes, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Piano Concerto No. 3 (2018)

Javier Perianes, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Piano Concerto No. 3 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 270 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 08 | Time: 62:05 min

The inexhaustible strength of a genius: Neither the disillusionment that set in after his exile to the United States nor his declining health stopped Bartók from fulfilling his commission for the Concerto for Orchestra nor from writing the Third Piano Concerto, his final work, intended to secure his wife’s future. Hence his gloomy circumstances led to two masterpieces (and gained him a long-awaited American reputation). They are magnificently served here by Javier Perianes and the musicians of the Münchner Philharmoniker under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado.
Javier Perianes, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Piano Concerto No. 3 (2018) [24/96]

Javier Perianes, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Piano Concerto No. 3 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:05 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The inexhaustible strength of a genius: Neither the disillusionment that set in after his exile to the United States nor his declining health stopped Bartók from fulfilling his commission for the Concerto for Orchestra nor from writing the Third Piano Concerto, his final work, intended to secure his wife’s future. Hence his gloomy circumstances led to two masterpieces (and gained him a long-awaited American reputation). They are magnificently served here by Javier Perianes and the musicians of the Münchner Philharmoniker under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado.