Walton Violin Concerto

Yehudi Menuhin - Walton: Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Violin Sonata (2016) [24/96]

Yehudi Menuhin - Walton: Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Violin Sonata (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:13 minutes | 1,42 GB
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As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a true world citizen, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth on 22 April 1916.

Elgar: Cello Concerto - Walton: Violin Concerto  

Posted by tapaz9 at Dec. 24, 2011
Elgar: Cello Concerto - Walton: Violin Concerto

Elgar: Cello Concerto - Walton: Violin Concerto
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 297 Mb
Label: Decca - Date: 1980

Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, is a cornerstone of the solo cello repertoire. Elgar composed it in the aftermath of the First World War, by which time his music had gone out of fashion with the concert-going public.
The Violin Concerto of William Walton was written in 1938–39 and reorchestrated in 1943. The concerto, about a half-hour in length, is scored for violin solo and standard orchestra (the revision pared down the percussion section from the original).
Ida Haendel, Bournemouth SO, Paavo Berglund - Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992

Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992
Ida Haendel (violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Berglund

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDM 7 64202 2 | Time: 01:02:27

Ida Haendel’s sinewy and athletic reading of the often under-rated Britten combines toughness with a cumulative dramatic impetus which is hard to resist. Berglund and the Bournemouth players respond with a terse and argumentative vigour, suitably balanced between resignation and defiant rhetoric, especially in the closing Passacaglia. The Walton Concerto, also dating from 1938-9, is played with an apposite blend of inscrutable panache, as in the irrepressibly brilliant central movement, and elsewhere, a sensuous, if occasionally over-indulgent languor. Rare lapses in the finale can be safely overlooked, in a performance of eloquence and undisputed stature.
Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Walton: Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto (2014) [24/96]

Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Walton: Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:25 minutes | 1.28 GB
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Walton burst onto the British musical scene in his twenties, the success of works such as Façade, the Viola Concerto, and Belshazzar’s Feast establishing him in both the avant-garde and the mainstream of British composers. The obvious next step for Walton was to compose a symphony and he was duly commissioned to do so by Sir Hamilton Harty in 1932. The first complete performance of his Symphony No. 1, in 1935, was a triumph, immediately gaining the work an honoured place in British music which it has never lost. It is a highly virtuosic work with a remarkable expressive range, in turns powerful and broad, malicious, melancholic, and majestic.
Akiko Suwanai - Sibelius & Walton: Violin Concertos (2003/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akiko Suwanai - Sibelius & Walton: Violin Concertos (2003/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:38 minutes | 1.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

“Suwanai’s Sibelius was as evocative as it could have been. With a rare ability to combine precision and long-bowed resonance, Suwanai is an obvious match for this serious work…hers was a performance that reached deep into the heart of the music.” (The Scotsman, October 2011)
Nicola Benedetti - Shostakovich & Glazunov: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]

Nicola Benedetti - Shostakovich & Glazunov: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 58:57 min | 1.09 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Sensational violinist Nicola Benedetti returns with a riveting recording of Shostakovichs monumental Violin Concerto (No. 1). This new recording follows Benedettis chart-topping success with Bruchs Scottish Fantasy (Homecoming, 2014) and Korngolds Violin Concerto (Silver Violin, 2012).
Alexandre Da Costa - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto - Francesca da Rimini (2017)

Alexandre Da Costa - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto - Francesca da Rimini
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 79:44 min | 183 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

Sony Classical artist and Winner of the 2012 Juno Award, Alexandre Da Costa was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He showed an uncommon interest for both the violin and piano at a very early age. By the age of nine, he had the astonishing ability to perform his first concerts with stunning virtuosity on both instruments, which brought him recognition as a musical prodigy. His chosen professional career as a violinist began very early and, after encouragement from Charles Dutoit, he was soon performing regularly as soloist with orchestra as well as in recital.
Zina Schiff, RSNO, Jose Serebrier - Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hebraique (2007)

Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hébraïque (2007)
Zina Schiff, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; José Serebrier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557757 | Time: 01:05:59

A precocious violin talent, Bloch left home at the age of seventeen to study with the illustrious Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe, who regognised his pupil's extraordinary creative potential and persuaded him to pursue composition. Bloch's Violin Cocnerto, an underrated rarity, is one of his most important works of the 1930s. Although Bloch attributed the major themes in the Concerto to American Indian songs heard on a visit to New Mexico, he also described the work as portraying 'the complex, glowing, agitated soul that I feel vibrating through the Bible'. The Suite hébraïque, which draws on traditional melodies to evoke a sense of nostalgia, and the exotic tryptich Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life), are indelibly associated with Bloch's 'Jewish works'.
Nigel Kennedy, Paul Tortelier - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Rococo Variations (1993)

Nigel Kennedy, Paul Tortelier - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Rococo Variations (1993)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:11 | 211 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 0777 7 54890 2 6

Nigel Kennedy’s repackaged 1986 recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is an adventure – free, rhapsodic, emphasising the constant flow of song which is the work’s main asset. Perhaps he’s a little over-keen to emphasise what melancholy there is here, nearly bringing the outer movements to a halt with the bitter-sweet dreams of second subjects, but the Canzonetta is a miracle of introspection. All this passes Gil Shaham by. While the young Israeli clearly has a fabulous palette, conjuring a bright, beautiful sheen at the top of the instrument (though unduly spotlit by DG), he rarely uses it discriminatingly enough, and the sense of flexible movement so vital for the Tchaikovsky is missing.
Isabelle Faust - Brahms: Violin Concerto, String Sextet No. 2 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Isabelle Faust - Brahms: Violin Concerto, String Sextet No. 2 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:44 minutes | 720 MB
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Isabelle Faust goes back to the roots of one of the most famous Romantic concertos, which is also one of the most difficult from a technical point of view: did Hans von Bülow not call it a ‘concerto against the violin’? Born of close collaboration between Brahms and the violinist Joseph Joachim, the work is a fine testimony to friendship – whereas the Sextet op.36 is directly linked to the love affair between the composer and the beautiful Agathe von Siebold.