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Les Dissonances, David Grimal - Mozart: Oboe Concerto & 'Gran Partita' (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Les Dissonances, David Grimal - Mozart: Oboe Concerto & 'Gran Partita' (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 66:50 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Oboe Concerto in C major K314: All his life, Mozart (1756 - 1791) was an indefatigable traveller, especially during his childhood and youth. On 22 September 1777 he left Salzburg with his mother, en route for Augsburg, Mannheim and then Paris, with a view to obtaining a secure position and a regular income.
Jean-Marc Luisada, Quatuor Talich - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 (1999)

Jean-Marc Luisada, Quatuor Talich - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 334 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 184 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 53 Mb
Classical | Label: BMG / Rca Red Seal, #:74321 632112 | 01:17:26

Depuis son prix au prestigieux concours Frédéric-Chopin de Varsovie, le pianiste français Jean-Marc Luisada compte clairement parmi les spécialistes de la musique du grand compositeur romantique. Cet enregistrement est rare et a de quoi surprendre, même les plus blasés, par une discographie chopinienne plutôt abondante. Certes, Le Premier concerto de Chopin ne manque pas d'interprétations de grande valeur, mais la version chambriste que nous propose Jean-Marc Luisada en compagnie du Quatuor Talich permet un nouvel éclairage de la partition de Frédéric Chopin. Face aux équilibres tendus et intimes du quatuor, le toucher et le phrasé de Luisada s'expriment pleinement. La partition est à la fois légère et pleine, entraînante et réfléchie, lyrique et sobre. Ici, pas de lutte inégale entre le soliste et la masse orchestrale mais un échange permanent qui met en lumière des détails raffinés de l'écriture de Frédéric Chopin. L'équilibre est le maître mot de ce disque dans lequel dominent également l'amitié et la joie de jouer ensemble. Un disque rare.
Trevor Pinnock - Bach: 6 Partitas; Goldberg Variations; French Overture; Italian Concerto (2003)

Trevor Pinnock - Bach: 6 Partitas; Goldberg Variations; French Overture; Italian Concerto (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 03:50:00 min | 1,37 Gb | Scans -> 11,2 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: DG Archiv

For those uninitiated into the world of Baroque or harpsichord music, be forewarned: this budget-priced trio of CDs from Archiv is a hefty amount of Bach on the harpsichord. These are reissues of recordings of Bach's greatest keyboard works made in the early '80s by Trevor Pinnock. While you may be able to listen to nearly four straight hours of Bach, some may find it hard to listen to the harpsichord for that long.
David Grimal, Xavier Phillips, Les Dissonances - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 & Symphony No.5 (2016) [24-96]

David Grimal, Xavier Phillips, Les Dissonances - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 & Symphony No.5 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:19 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Les Dissonances made its first recordings for Ambroise-Naïve, the critical success of which led to the birth of its own label in March 2014. To celebrate its 10 anniversary, the orchestra’s new Shostakovich album, recorded live at the Opéra de Dijon, is presented complete with an extended tribute piece by Xavier Phillips in memory of his mentor, Mstislav Rostropovich, dedicatee of Shostakovich’s two cello concertos. It follows the label’s high production and design values, offering the disc as part of a hardbound book containing detailed programme notes, Phillips’ essay, artist biographies and monochrome photographs.
Janos Starker, Dennis Russell Davies, Alan Hovhaness - Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 22 "City of Light" , Cello Concerto (2004)

Janos Starker, Dennis Russell Davies, Alan Hovhaness - Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 22 "City of Light" , Cello Concerto (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:46 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559158

Heard here in a composer-conducted disc-mate to the première recording of Hovhaness’s early Cello Concerto (1936), City of Light (1970) has some lovely ideas, like the surprisingly sweet and simple string melody in the middle of the ‘Angel of Light’ movement (beginning at 1'30"), and the third movement, Allegretto grazioso, which sounds like a minuet in oriental garb. The outer movements, however, outstay their welcome.
David Leisner, Lars Ranch, Gerard Schwarz - Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 60, Guitar Concerto, Khrimian Hairig (2006)

David Leisner, Lars Ranch, Gerard Schwarz - Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 60, Guitar Concerto, Khrimian Hairig (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:24 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559294

Listening to a work of Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness, you recognize his characteristic style in a few measures. His music is often broadly expansive, painting sonorous landscapes that often use brass instruments to blend with and accentuate the strings. Also, while his peers experimented with serialism or highly intellectually challenging styles, Hovhaness maintained his world music-infused neo-Romantic style throughout his life. The result is an enormous body of work that are all a joy to listen to.
Yehudi Menuhin, George Enescu, Paris Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)

Yehudi Menuhin, Paris Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu, Pierre Monteux - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 126 Mb | Total time: 54:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.110965 | Recorded: 1932-1936

Naxos has done music lovers yet another good turn by releasing these recordings (1932-36), vividly remasterd from 78s. Menuhin was in his later teens when he made them. The concertos in A minor and E are conducted by his teacher Enescu, who is the other soloist in the D minor Double concerto, which Monteux conducts. The performances are compelling, and the slow movements of the solo concertos are imprinted with that beauty of tone and phrase that makes the young Menuhin a permanent wonder. But the Double Concerto is the treasure. The soloists are indistinguishably linked yet each a consummate individual. Playing more heart-easing than in the distraught largo could not be imagined.
(Paul Driver)
Steven Osborne - Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007) 2CD [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007)
Steven Osborne, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67461/2 | Time: 02:20:47

What the world needs more of is intelligently planned, stupendously played, and brilliantly recorded collections like this one. These two discs contain all the piano works of Michael Tippett, works that come from every period of the composer's very long life except his very last. It includes the youthful, tuneful Piano Sonata No. 1 written between 1936 and 1938 and revised in 1941, the massive Fantasia on a Theme of Handel from 1941, the exuberant Piano Concerto from 1955, the experimental Piano Sonata No. 2, the gnomic almost Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 3 from 1973, and the gnarly post-Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 4. It features a bravura performance by pianist Steven Osborne that makes the best case for all the music, no matter how outré or recherché its harmonic proclivities or rhythmic audacities. Osborne has the emotional enthusiasm, intellectual clarity, physical strength, and sheer willpower to make listeners believe that Tippett is a major English composer and make them wonder why they ever doubted it. With the superlative accompaniment of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Martyn Brabbins in the Concerto and the Fantasia and the sparkling recording by Andrew Keener for Hyperion, this disc marks a major step forward in the Tippett discography.
Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure & Josep Pons - Piazzolla: Concerto pour bandonéon (2005/2014)

Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure & Josep Pons - Piazzolla: Concerto pour bandonéon (2005/2014)
Classical, Tango | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 334 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 10 | Time: 67:19 min

'The Bandoneón Concerto may not be quite the sum of its parts but still contains much of genuine beauty and Pablo Mainetti's account still holds its own against later competitors.
Howard Griffiths & Münchener Kammerorchester - Danzi Ouverture, Cello Concerto & Piano Concerto (2018)

Howard Griffiths & Münchener Kammerorchester - Danzi Ouverture, Cello Concerto & Piano Concerto (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 254 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 09 | Time: 58:34 min

The stunning new album from Howard Griffiths and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. Compositions by Franz Danzi, Mozart's contemporary, acclaimed composer of early classical music. The Cello Concerto in E minor is performed by young French cello virtuoso Aurélien Pascal. The Paris musician, born in 1994, began his musical education at the Paris Conservatory and took masterclasses with János Starker.