Albums

2398 albums sorted by Date: from newest to oldest and filtered by Concertos
€5.94

Concertos - To be released March 2, 2018 | LSO Live

Danish violinist-turned-conductor Nikolaj Znaider, who won the prestigious Reine Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 1997, has decided to record Mozart’s complete violin concertos, conducted from the violin with the London Symphony Orchestra. Znaider has a particularly strong relationship with that orchestra, with which he has been performing as a soloist since 2005, and as a conductor since 2011. For his Mozart project, he has of coursed reduced the orchestra’s string section to a more Mozartian, nearly chamberlike size, so that the solo violin weaves seamlessly into the delicate musical fabric, as if it were some kind of “primus inter pares”. This is a particularly deft approach to those two magnificient scores, both written in 1775, and their youthfulness – the composer was but 19 years old – is contradicted by their astonishing broadness of scope: the Fifth concerto lasts about half an hour, a very unusual length for a concertante work at that time. Znaider plays them in such a way that their “lengths” seems absolutely “divine”, Mozart thus predating Schubert by some decades… © SM/Qobuz
€14.99
€9.99

Concertos - To be released February 23, 2018 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet
€7.92

Concertos - Released February 18, 2018 | SSJ Productions

€14.99
€9.99

Concertos - Released February 16, 2018 | Avie Records

Hi-Res Booklet
Although he lived to be 97 years old, Hans Gál (1890-1987) didn’t exactly leave an indelible mark on European music. Still, the first decades of his career seemed to suggest a bright future: his works received enthusiastic support from Szell, Furtwängler, Strauss, Fritz Busch, and his notoriety grew steadily until Nazis came to power. Then there was the exile in Great Britain where he was interned during the war until the authorities understood, rather quickly in fact, he was anything but an enemy infiltrator! He went on to spend his late years in Edinburg where he taught at the university until he retired. His musical language remains rooted in Austro-Hungarian post-romantic tradition, while never foraying in any dodecaphonic nebula; it’s easy to imagine how much his work was neglected, particularly during the post-war years of lead with their imposed serialism, but the early 21st century finally saw his star shine once again in the firmament. Let’s therefore welcome the release of this album, which features his 1966 Concertino for Cello, followed by his Sonata and Suite for Solo Cello, both from 1982 – works from his ultimate maturity. All brought to life by the talented touch of Matthew Sharp, a disciple of Pergamenschikow and Jacqueline du Pré – and even of Galina Vishnevskaya, because he’s not only a talented cellist, but also a popular baritone! © SM/Qobuz
€13.49

Concertos - Released February 16, 2018 | Warner Classics

€9.99

Concertos - Released February 9, 2018 | Tempéraments - Radio France

€9.99

Concertos - Released February 1, 2018 | Albany Records

€9.99

Concertos for wind instruments - Released January 19, 2018 | Accent

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice
Stefan Temmingh is a member of the new young generation of world-class recorder players. Born in Cape Town, he comes from a Dutch-South-African family of musicians and now lives in Munich. Being an early music specialist, he plays internationally with his baroque ensemble at renowned festivals and concert series, and can also be heard as a member of ensembles of all sizes in Europe, Asia and Africa. His fine playing is regularly compared to the style of the legendary Frans Brüggen. On this collaboration with the Capricornus Consort Basel, he makes use of his wide array of technical and musical resources to render a reference version of Vivaldi’s Recorder Concertos. © Accent
€18.99
€15.99

Concertos - Released January 12, 2018 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet
Danzi was a productive composer, and even though his main musical interests lay in German-language opera, he also composed in all the genres that were common at the time, among which his concertos are particularly noteworthy. In his works for solo instruments and orchestra, Danzi’s focussed on just a few instruments : four concertos for the flute, five for bassoon, three for cello, two for horn, and just a single concerto for piano. This Piano Concerto in E-flat major was probably composed in 1799 for the wedding of his niece, the pianist Sophie Dulcken, to whom the work is also dedicated. We surely do not offend the memory of Danzi if we note that Mozart’s piano concertos were clearly his model in both the design and realisation of his own. By contrast, the Cello Concerto in e minor, written in 1809 for the famous cellist Philipp Moralt, engages far more freely with classical models, with abrupt, unexpected harmonic shifts, unusual thematic constellations and highly original instrumental ideas.  Pianist Nareh Arghamanyan, born in Armenia in 1989, studied at the Tchaikovsky Music School for Talented Children in Yerevan and became the youngest student to be admitted to the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She is a laureate of many international piano competitions including first prize winner at the 2008 Montréal International Music Competition. Highly acclaimed for her unique style, colourful tone and dazzling virtuosity, Arghamanyan has given debut concerts with orchestras such as Vienna Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. French cellist Aurélien Pascal was awarded all the first prizes at the 2014 Emanuel Feuermann Competition. Already, at the age of 11, Aurélien was named winner of the first Rostropovitch Junior Competition. In 2015, he made his début in the Zurich Tonhalle together the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Fedoseyev, followed by highly acclaimed concerts in Tokyo and Osaka where he performed the Dvorák Concerto. He also performed at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Russian Chamber Music Festival in Hamburg, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nuremberg Symphony, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, and gave his debut recital at the prestigious Berlin Konzerthaus. © SM/Qobuz
€8.94
€5.94

Concertos - Released January 5, 2018 | Avie Records

Hi-Res Booklet
€3.99

Keyboard Concertos - Released December 29, 2017 | AAO Music

Concertos - Released December 8, 2017 | New York Philharmonic

Concertos - Released December 8, 2017 | New York Philharmonic

Concertos - Released December 8, 2017 | New York Philharmonic

Concertos - Released December 8, 2017 | New York Philharmonic