Rubinstein Concertos

André Watts, Yoel Levi - Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens: Piano Concertos (1995)

André Watts, Yoel Levi - Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens: Piano Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:50 | 221 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc | Catalog: 80386

When I first put this disc in the player, I wondered if I would really enjoy it. I had just listened to a performance of the Tchaikovsky played by Sviatoslav Richter accompanied by the Leningrad Philharmonic under Evgeny Mravinsky. Obviously, the first characteristic was a vast improvement in the recording quality over the mono Russian recording (Leningrad, 1957). As the new disc got underway I was very pleasantly surprised, as André Watts, although not Richter, gave a very proficient and exciting reading.
Daniel Barenboim, Andras Schiff, Sir Georg Solti, English CO - Mozart: Piano Concertos K 242, 365, 466 (1990) Reissue 2006

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat, K. 365;
Concerto for Three Pianos in F, K. 242; Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466
Sir Georg Solti, piano & conducted; English Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, piano; András Schiff, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca/Universal | # 476 2451 | Time: 01:18:16

Involving, as it does, three master musicians and a fine chamber orchestra this was never likely to be be other than rewarding. It may not correspond with the ways of playing Mozart at the beginning of the twenty-first century which are fashionable at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but it has virtues – such as high intelligence, sympathy, certainty of purpose, grace, alertness of interplay – which transcend questions of performance practice. Looking at the names of the pianists above, we might be surprised by the presence of Sir Georg Solti, so used are we to thinking of him as a conductor. But the young Solti appeared in public as a pianist from the age of twelve and went on to study piano in Budapest, with Dohnányi and Bartok.

Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin: The Piano Works (11CD Box Set, 1991)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 11, 2017
Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin: The Piano Works (11CD Box Set, 1991)

Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin: The Piano Works (11CD Box Set, 1991)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,62 Gb | Scans 87,1 Mb
Label: RCA Victor Europe

A classic collection of 11 CDs that compiles every recording that the late Arthur Rubinstein released on the RCA label from 1946-1967! Many aficionados consider these definitive performances of Chopin repertoire, produced by the legendary Grammy award winner Max Wilcox and presented in both monaural and stereo recordings.
Christian Schmitt - Handel: Complete Organ Concertos (2009) (5 CD Box Set)

Christian Schmitt - Handel: Complete Organ Concertos (2009) (5 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 5 CDs, 04:24:12 min | 616 mb | Scans ->8 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

The first complete recording of the Breitkopf Urtext Edition of the organ concertos of George Frideric Handel. Handel's organ concertos enjoy a wide popularity, they are brilliant concert pieces, in which the organ plays a joyous, "worldly" part. Christian Schmitt is one of the most promising young organists in Germany, having won several international competitions. A welcome debut on Brilliant Classics of the famous Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, who play with great clarity and lively articulation, under the baton of Nicol Matt.
Camerata of the 18th Century, Konrad Hünteler - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1 - 6 (1997)

Camerata of the 18th Century, Konrad Hünteler - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1 - 6 (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:31:29 | 503 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold | Catalog: 3110746

The Camerata of the 18th Century and its director Konrad Hünteler are committed to the recovery of original sound from the forgotten and not-soforgotten musical past. This long-awaited re-release features a masterpiece and one certainly well worth all the painstaking research that went into it: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.
Rachel Barton Pine, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Elgar & Bruch: Violin Concertos (2018)

Rachel Barton Pine, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Elgar & Bruch: Violin Concertos (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 319 MB
Label: Avie Records – AV2375 | Tracks: 06 | Time: 76:19 min

Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine releases her 36th album and fourth for AVIE with her first recordings of two repertory staples, violin concertos by Edward Elgar and Max Bruch. The two works – Elgar’s only concerto for violin and Bruch’s first – straddle the turn of the 20th century but have in common a Romantic hue which Rachel probes with her rich, soulful tone.
Sol Gabetta, Berliner Philharmoniker - Live: Edward Elgar & Bohuslav Martinu: Cello Concertos (2016)

Sol Gabetta - Live: Edward Elgar & Bohuslav Martinů: Cello Concertos (2016)
with Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle & Krzysztof Urbański

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:55:45
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985350792

Sol Gabetta’s first recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto, with the Danish National Symphony, was much admired when it appeared six years ago. This one, taken from a concert in the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus in 2014, is a far glossier affair orchestrally. Simon Rattle’s tendency to overmould the phrasing is sometimes too obvious, but Gabetta’s playing is intense and searching, less introspective than some performances in the Adagio, perhaps, but epic in scale in the outer movements, and always keenly responsive. Those who possess her earlier disc might not think they need to invest in this one, but would then miss Gabetta’s vivid, pulsating account of the Martinů concerto, which went through a quarter of a century of revisions before the definitive 1955 version she plays here, with Krysztof Urbański conducting. She finds real depth and intensity in it, both in the slow movement and in the introspective episode that interrupts the finale’s headlong rush.
Katherine Bryan, RSNO - Katherine Bryan plays Flute Concertos by Christopher Rouse & Jacques Ibert (2013) [Repost]

Christopher Rouse: Flute Concerto; Jacques Ibert: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Claude Debussy: Syrinx; Frank Martin: Ballade
Katherine Bryan, flute; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jac van Steen, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 420 | Time: 01:03:13

Among the young British instrumentalists vying to pick up the mantles of the great soloists of a generation ago, flutist Katherine Bryan seems among the most promising, and she takes a major step forward with this, her second release. Her startlingly clear, bright articulation in the upper register is pleasing on its own, yet the real attraction here is that she approaches a repertory intelligently and brings fresh perspectives to it. The Flute Concerto (1993) of Christopher Rouse only seems to be the odd item in the set; Rouse's instrumental writing, with its intricate grasp of texture and register, is truly a descendant of the French (and French-Swiss) music on the rest of the album, and it was an inspired choice in terms of showcasing Bryan's technique as well. The three central movements have a memorial tone, with flute solos woven into Rouse's characteristically spacious chords, and Bryan has the stamina to stick with the long line here. Ibert's delightful Concerto for flute and orchestra (1934) receives an absolutely crackling performance from Bryan.
Kirill Gerstein, DSO Berlin, James Gaffigan - Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev Piano Concertos (2015) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Kirill Gerstein, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev Piano Concertos (2015)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:15 minutes | Digital Booklet | 3,84 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digtal Booklet | 1,11 GB

Since 1894, Tchaikovsky‘s Piano Concerto No. 1 has been published and performed in a version containing numerous unauthorized editorial alterations that were added posthumously. This is the first recording using the new scholarly edition by the Tchaikovsky Archive and Museum in Moscow of the 1879 version of the Piano Concerto - the version that was approved and conducted by Tchaikovsky until his last public appearance in 1893.
Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Alessandro Marcello: 'La Cetra' Violin Concertos (1995)

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Alessandro Marcello: 'La Cetra' Violin Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 55:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0563 | Recorded: 1993

There are many other highly recommendable recordings by Collegium Musicum 90 under Simon Standage on the Chandos early music label, Chaconne. If you’ve heard a reasonable cross-section of the music of Vivaldi and would like to experiment with some of his near-contemporaries, their recording of Alessandro Marcello’s six Violin Concertos, Op.6, known as ‘La Cetra’, together with an extra Concerto in B-flat, would be a good place to start.
A contemporary of Tomaso Albinoni, Alessandro Marcello was the son of a senator in Venice. As such, he enjoyed a comfortable life that gave him the scope to pursue his interest in music. He held concerts in his hometown and also composed and published several sets of concertos, including six concertos under the title of La Cetra (The Lyre), as well as cantatas, arias, canzonets, and violin sonatas.