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.
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.
Brett Deubner - Amanda Harberg: Viola Concerto & Elegy - Max Wolpert: Viola Concerto No. 1 (2017)

Brett Deubner, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra & Linus Lerner - Amanda Harberg: Viola Concerto & Elegy - Max Wolpert: Viola Concerto No. 1
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 49:58 min | 216 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

These première recordings of viola concertos written especially for Brett Deubner are by two leading American composers whose appealing styles are full of engaging melodies and vital rhythms. Amanda Harberg’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra meditates upon soaring flight and the fragility of life, concluding with joyful energy and syncopation.
Tim Hugh, Mirjam Tschopp, Bilkent SO, Howard Griffiths - Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Cello Concerto; Viola Concerto (2007)

Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Cello Concerto; Viola Concerto (2007)
Tim Hugh, cello; Mirjam Tschopp, viola; Bilkent Symphony Orchestra; Howard Griffiths, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 777 290-2 | Time: 00:55:27

This disc strikes me as an ideal introduction to the music of Turkey’s greatest composer. Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s style might be described as “Szymanowski with a primal rhythmic feel.” If you love the composer’s First Violin Concerto then you will find here a very similar exoticism, nocturnal atmosphere, and love of voluptuous textures. The harmonic style is intensely chromatic, but also highly melodic. Like Bartók in his last period, Saygun’s handling of tonality mellowed toward the end of his life, which makes the Cello Concerto more consonant than the Viola Concerto, but both works are absolutely gorgeous and masterpieces of their kind. It’s positively criminal that no one plays these pieces regularly in concert. The performances here are excellent. Tim Hugh is a well-known cellist, and he pours on the tone with all of the rhapsodic abandon that Saygun requires. Mirjam Tschopp also is a superb violist, with a big, beefy tone that never gets swamped by the intricate orchestration. It’s also very rewarding to hear a Turkish orchestra in this music–and to find that it plays beautifully under Howard Griffiths.
Narciso Yepes - The Complete Concerto Recordings (2016) {5CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}

Narciso Yepes - The Complete Concerto Recordings (2016) {5CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.19 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 706 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 143 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Deutsche Grammophon | 0289 479 5467 5
Classical / Concerto / Guitar

There is only one word that can describe Narciso Yepes' technique: extraordinary. He was one of the finest virtuoso classical guitarists of the 20th century and his DG albums are regarded as reference recordings. This 5 CD Original Jackets collection brings together all of his concerto recordings for the Yellow Label, recorded between 1969 and 1979. The repertoire ranges from Vivaldi’s Lute Concertos adapted for guitar, to works written for Yepes and other leading guitarists of the 20th century.

Narciso Yepes - The Complete Concerto Recordings: Box Set 5CDs (2016)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 7, 2016
Narciso Yepes - The Complete Concerto Recordings: Box Set 5CDs (2016)

Narciso Yepes - The Complete Concerto Recordings: Box Set 5CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 716 Mb | Scans 2,23 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Spanish guitar legend Narciso Yepes, who was known for his outstanding technical abilities and his fine artistic judgment, recorded exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon for more than 20 years. This collection brings together all of his concerto recordings for the Yellow Label, recorded between 1969 and 1979. The repertoire ranges from Vivaldi Lute Concertos adapted for guitar to works written for Yepes and other leading guitarists of the 20th century.
Antoine Tamestit, Markus Hadulla, Frankfurt RSO, Paavo Järvi - Hindemith: Bratsche! Viola Works (2013)

Antoine Tamestit, Markus Hadulla, Frankfurt RSO, Paavo Järvi - Hindemith: Bratsche! (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | # V5329 | Time: 01:07:12

Bratsche! It’s not often that the German word for ‘viola’ comes with an exclamation mark attached, but the cover of Antoine Tamestit’s new release heralds something worth celebrating. Among the latest of the new star violists to record Hindemith, Tamestit brings his wonderful musical intelligence to bear on some of the greatest music written for the instrument. Tamestit has selected four contrasting works that reflect that composer’s expressive range: one of the solo sonatas, one of the sonatas with piano, and two very different works for viola and orchestra.
Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Viola and Piano (1997)

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonaten für Viola und Klavier (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1630, 457 068-2 | Time: 00:44:04

These two sonatas, originally written for clarinet, marked the end of an intense period of depression for Brahms, during which his creative energies had all but faded. Kim Kashkashian, whose command of the viola unearths an even deeper realm of possibility in this already engaging diptych, faithfully captures the somber circumstances of its creation. In doing so, she shows that the viola is no less an instrument of breath, drawing from deep within her lungs the sheer vocal power required to carry across such arresting music.