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Gil Shaham, Jian Wang, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Violin Concerto, Double Concerto (2002)

Gil Shaham, Jian Wang, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Violin Concerto, Double Concerto (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:19 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 469 529-2

This generous coupling of Brahms’s two concertos for stringed instruments has become relatively common in the age of CD thanks to compilations like the Philips disc of Szeryng and Starker‚ analogue recordings dating from the early 1970s. Modern digital recordings expressly designed for issue in coupling are much rarer‚ the Teldec issue of Kremer and Clemens Hagen being the most notable one.
Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch - Schumann, Dvořák & Grieg: Piano Trios (2018)

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch - Schumann, Dvořák & Grieg: Piano Trios (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 270 MB
Label: Nimbus Records | Tracks: 11 | Time: 60:59 min

"Piano trios have often been formed by a threesome of like-minded soloists: the fabled Million Dollar Trio of Heifetz, Rubinstein and Piatigorsky springs to mind. The present ensemble, founded in 2009, belongs decidedly to this illustrious line. The three trios were recorded in Nimbus s hall at Wyastone Leys, a most vivid acoustic that brings the three players straight into one s living room." The Strad

Gil Shaham - Romances (1996)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 18, 2017
Gil Shaham - Romances (1996)

Gil Shaham - Romances (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:32 | 271 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 449 923-2

Gil Shaham es uno de los más renombradas luminarias del violín de nuestro siglo y en este cd, avalado por Deutsche Garammophon, nos entrega una selección de romanzas y hermosas partituras para el violín acompañada por la excelente Orphues Chamber Orchestra (que trabajan sin director) y acompañan de manera maravillosa a este gran solista.

Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez - Bloch: Violin Sonatas (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 20, 2017
Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez - Bloch: Violin Sonatas (2005)

Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez - Bloch: Violin Sonatas (2005)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:08:54 | 295 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: 67439

Ernest Bloch's major works for violin and piano may compel respect, but they might not inspire love or give much pleasure. The violent, unstable Violin Sonata No. 1 (1920) is a bracing expression of the turbulence of World War I, and Bloch pushes the music's tension to incredible lengths over the work's 30 minutes. One may appreciate the sincerity of Bloch's expression and the effort he put in this wrenching work, but still not find it enjoyable or moving for its severity and frequent ugliness.
Gil Shaham, LSO, Andre Previn - Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)

Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)
Gil Shaham, violin; London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by André Previn

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 439 886-2 | Time: 01:01:10

This sparkling suite for violin and piano came into being when the composer had to adapt his incidental score for a production of Shakespeare's play to the impending absence of the chamber orchestral. The result is a brilliant piece for violin and piano, which the composer quickly released in a four-movement version. There are other recordings of the chamber orchestra suite in five-movements that duplicate only three of the movements of this version. Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist André Previn are ideal partners in this brilliant performance. The four movements allow Shaham to show four sides of his violinist's personality: He skips and plays in carefree fashion in the opening movement, indulges in the grotesquery and parody of the second, gets to play the romantic in the garden scene of the third movement, and dazzles with virtuosity in the final hornpipe. Previn's part is more than mere accompaniment; the piano often has a large part of the mood of the music and his contribution is, to use a word already employed here, ideal.
Europakonzert 2002 from Palermo - Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Gil Shaham (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Europakonzert 2002 from Palermo - Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Gil Shaham (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | MPEG-2 Video, 19039 kbps, 1080i, 29.970 fps
Audio1: DTS-HD MA 5.1, 3768 Kbps, 48 Khz, 6 ch / Audio2: LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 2304 kbps, 2 ch
Genre: Classical / Time: 112 min / 23,07 Gb

The town of Palermo was illuminated and Claudio Abbado revealed his strong Sicilian roots. Viewers of this concert, broadcasted on TV all across Europe, were inspired to see the maestro so relaxed, gesticulating so emphatically.
Gil Shaham - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Violin (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Gil Shaham - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Violin
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 117:20 min | 1.23 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Canary Classics | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2015

J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin are considered by many as the pinnacle of musical achievement, arguably the composer’s most demanding and emotionally penetrating works. After living with, reading about, listening to and playing these seminal works for over 30 years Gil Shaham offers a fresh and vital new perspective on these works, undertaken in 2014 as part of his Artist-in-Residence with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischer Rundfunk.
Gil Shaham & Orli Shaham - Nigunim, Hebrew Melodies (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Gil Shaham & Orli Shaham - Nigunim, Hebrew Melodies
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 67:01 min | 651 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Canary Classics | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2013

Siblings Gil and Orli Shaham's new release is an offering of Hebrew melodies. Jewish folk music has always played an integral part in the Shahams' lives; as Gil recalls he grew up hearing Achron's Hebrew Melody being sung by his grandparents in Jerusalem. Such music vividly evokes its troubled origins. 'When I think about the time, people lived such hard lives in such poverty in the shtetl, and I think literature and music was an incredible escape for them,' the violinist reflects, yet the Hebrew melodies' potency is such that they transcend the world from which they sprang. 'One very powerful aspect of this music is its soulfulness,' Orli Shaham says; 'I don't care what background you come from, I don't think you can listen to it without feeling that connection.'
Achron: Complete Suites For Violin And Piano - Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez (2012)

Achron: Complete Suites For Violin And Piano - Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 689 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67841

Admired by Schoenberg (who described him as ‘one of the most underestimated of modern composers’), Joseph Achron was a boundary defying violinist-composer of extraordinary gifts. He drew on his Jewish faith to profound effect, from the early influence of his cantor father to his enthusiastic championing of the Society for Jewish Folk Music (which did for Jewish music what Bartók did for Eastern European folk culture). It’s hardly surprising that much of Achron’s music is for violin—he was a consummate player himself and a prolific recitalist.
John Williams - TreeSong, Violin Concerto, 3 Pieces from "Schindler's List" - Gil Shaham

John Williams - TreeSong, Violin Concerto, 3 Pieces from "Schindler's List"
Gil Shaham (violin) - Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Williams (conductor)
classical | EAC-WAV-CUE + LOG + covers | 340 MB | 66 min | 2001 | Deutsche Grammophon | Rapidshare

As a life-long fan of Williams' film music, I have only recently discovered his more "serious" pieces. Like many versatile composers before him (think Korngold, Waxman, etc.), Williams is able to function in both worlds, writing rousing, effective scores and introspective, yet extremely dynamic works for concerto and orchestra.