Kim Kashkashian

Kim Kashkashian - Auerbach & Shostakovich: Arcanum (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Oct. 17, 2016
Kim Kashkashian - Auerbach & Shostakovich: Arcanum (2016)

Kim Kashkashian - Auerbach & Shostakovich: Arcanum (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:51 | 133 MB
Label: ECM New Series

Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian, one of the major musical voices of ECM New Series, introduces a new duo with Russian-American composer-pianist Lera Auerbach. Their first recording together features Auerbach's arrangement for viola and piano of Dmitri Shostakovich's often playful 24 Preludes Op. 34, (which the pair introduced to concert audiences in 2013) and Auerbach's own, darker, Sonata for viola and piano, Arcanum.

Kim Kashkashian - Neharot (2009) {ECM 2065}  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 21, 2016
Kim Kashkashian - Neharot (2009) {ECM 2065}

Kim Kashkashian - Neharot (2009) {ECM 2065}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 311MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

Neharot Neharot (2006/7) for viola solo, accordion, percussion, two string ensembles and tape by Israeli composer Betty Olivero opens a haunting album from violist Kim Kashkashian. It is a slow awakening—not into light, but into twilight—and swells with the wounds of fresh tragedy. Kashkashian arrives as if by wind and with the raw imperfection of an unpreened bird. The tone and feeling are not unlike that of John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil at its tensest moments. The strings roil like turgid waters in which eddy the relics of an unseen war. Two women’s voices reach into the storm with tendrils of mimicry. This call and response blossoms into a profound moment of rupture, at which point the orchestra and percussion spill over one another.
Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988) 2CD [Repost]

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 567 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 330 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Chamber Music | Label: ECM | # ECM 1330-32, 833 311-2 | Time: 02:07:46

The sound quality is good and the performances are excellent. I recently had the opportunity to compare Kashkashian's performance with Hindemith's own 1930s recording and while I naturally give props to Hindemith for recording his own work I like Kashkashian's performance of the Op. 24 viola sonata more– not just for sound but for the speed and fire she puts into the wild fourth movement. Hindemith's contribution to viola repertoire is probably the single most important one of the 20th century and this is probably the best available recording of his works. It includes all the solo and with-piano works on just two discs. It's also nice that Kashkashian and Levin recorded the viola works that were unpublished during Hindemith's lifetime, giving us a fuller insight into his work for the instrument than we might otherwise hear.
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.
Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007) [Repost, New Rip]

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007)
Manuel de Falla - Enrique Granados - Carlos Guastavino - Alberto Ginastera - Xavier Montsalvatge - Carlos Lopez Buchardo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1975, 476 6149 | Time: 01:12:04

These soulful Spanish and Argentinean songs arranged by violist Kim Kashkashian and pianist Robert Levin are well suited to their expressive and expansive playing. Most of the songs, ranging from works by Granados, de Falla, and Montsalvatge to early Ginastera, are written in a late romantic to early modern idiom, and many incorporate a strong folk element. The selections include rowdy, rhythmically charged dance-like songs, tender lullabies, and many flavors of love songs, from the exultant to the despairing. In addition to the better-known composers, Argentineans Carlos Guastavino and Carlos López-Buchardo make extraordinarily fine contributions. The choices of repertoire are excellent; each one of these songs is a jewel, and the ordering of the selections artful, including the surprisingly effective repetition of two songs at different points in the program. The transcriptions are inventive and imaginative, with the vocal lines idiomatically adapted for the viola's expressive capabilities.

Kurtag, Ligeti: Music For Viola - Kim Kashkashian (2012)  

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 26, 2013
Kurtag, Ligeti: Music For Viola - Kim Kashkashian (2012)

Kurtag, Ligeti: Music For Viola - Kim Kashkashian (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 201 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ecm | Catalog Number: 001719602

The great viola player Kim Kashkashian has long been one of the most outstanding protagonists of modern composition and this bold and subtle account of solo music by the great Hungarian composers György Kurtág and György Ligeti is a landmark recording. Kurtág’s Signs, Games and Messages (1989- in progress) in its 19 aphoristic sections is as demanding as Ligeti’s Sonata for viola (1991-94), but Kashkashian surmounts the very different challenges of the works, and points towards the qualities that unite these composers. As ever, she gets to the heart of the music, and unravels its secrets.

Kim Kashkashian - Neharót (2009)  

Posted by Juma at Oct. 24, 2009
Kim Kashkashian - Neharót (2009)

Kim Kashkashian - Neharót
EAC rip > FLAC | separate tracks | no log, no CUE | full sans in separate file
Sizes: Music: ~173 MB (2 files) | artwork: ~64 MB
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: ECM New Series (ecm2065) | Year: 2009

This is a breathtakingly beautiful recording – Kashkashian has always been masterful in selecting the elements of her albums, but she’s outdone herself here. She performs works by Betty Olivero, Tigran Mansurian, Komitas and Eitan Steinberg – the settings include a viola-percussion duet, a piece for viola and small ensemble with tape, a solo piano piece (performed by Mansurian), a piece for viola and orchestra and one for viola and string quartet.
Eleni Karaindrou and Kim Kashkashian - Ulysses' Gaze [OST] (1995)

Eleni Karaindrou and Kim Kashkashian - Ulysses' Gaze [OST] (1995)
MP3 | 256 Kbps | 2 parts / 108,2 MB - APE | 3 parts / 229,5 MB
Soundtrack / Classical_20th Century Period | Covers included
Kashkashian, Magen, Piccinini - Tre Voci - Takemitsu, Debussy, Gubaidulina (2014) {ECM New Series 2345}

Kashkashian, Magen, Piccinini - Tre Voci - Takemitsu, Debussy, Gubaidulina (2014) {ECM New Series 2345}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 184 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 124 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2345 / 4810880
Classical / Chamber Music / Flute / Viola / Harp

Kim Kashkashian, who won a Grammy last year with her solo viola Kurtág/Ligeti disc, returns with a new trio. Tre Voci includes Italian-American flutist Marina Piccinini and Israeli harpist Sivan Magen. All three musicians have been acknowledged for bringing a new voice to their instruments. Kashkashian, Piccinini and Magen first played together at the 2010 Marlboro Music Festival, and agreed that the potential of this combination was too great to limit it to a single season.
Hindemith - Trauermusik; Britten - Lachrymae; Penderecki - Konzert fur Viola und Kammerorchester (1993) [Kashkashian, Davies]

Hindemith - Trauermusik; Britten - Lachrymae; Penderecki - Konzert für Viola und Kammerorchester (1993)
Kim Kashkashian, viola; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1506, 439 611-2 | Time: 00:50:03

This beautifully programmed CD presents three settings for viola and orchestra and a more eloquent statement about the beauty of the viola as an instrument would be hard to imagine (except for perhaps including Vaughan Williams' 'Flos Campi'). The viola finds that middle voice between violin and cello, a rich tone with a built in quality of mournfulness. That quality has inspired the works on this recording and the result is some of the more wistful music ever written. Dennis Russell Davies conducts the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra with the superb violist Kim Kashkashian.