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Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.
Yo-Yo Ma - Barber: Cello Concerto, Britten: Symphony For Cello (1989)

Yo-Yo Ma - Barber: Cello Concerto, Britten: Symphony For Cello (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:02 | 245 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS Records | Catalog: 44900

Samuel Barber's cello concerto has long been considered the weak sister among his three concertos for solo instrument; this release may alter that perception. It was written in 1945, when he was thirty-five, a time in his life when he was still brimming with confidence about his music, not yet on the defensive against attacks received from many quarters, and not yet attempting to bring contemporary elements into his work. Some of the brouhaha was well-intentioned: Americans in the musical world naturally wanted our first internationally successful composer to represent us at our best, our newest and freshest; others decried his conservative romanticism out of personal jealousy at his wide acceptance.
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, London Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Shostakovich - Barber, Shostakovich: Violin Concertos (1992)

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, London Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Shostakovich - Barber, Shostakovich: Violin Concertos (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:33 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 0777 7 54314 2 1

This EMI Angel release Barber & Shostakovich: Violin Concertos places a new package on a time-honored item, the Barber and Dmitry Shostakovich violin concerti as interpreted by violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with the London Symphony Orchestra led by Maxim Shostakovich. It originally came out in 1992, and the original release, while it was no "Chant," proved a dependable seller. By reducing the price and putting it into a new package, EMI Angel might seem to be hoping to attract buyers who missed it the first time around, but this is a special case in that it is making available again what may have been the finest recording made by Salerno-Sonnenberg under the terms of her EMI contract.
Alexander Gilman - Barber, Korngold, Waxman, Williams: Works for Violin and Orchestra (2012)

Alexander Gilman - Barber, Korngold, Waxman, Williams: Works for Violin and Orchestra (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:09 | 384 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics | Catalog: 799

Except for John Williams’s theme from Schindler’s List , the compositions on violinist Alexander Gilman’s program with Perry So conducting the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra all suffered a certain amount of neglect after their first performances and recordings. Isaac Stern (and Louis Kaufman and Robert Gerle) brought Samuel Barber’s concerto to the attention of listeners, and now it has just about entered the repertoire, and students adopt it for competitions. Alexander Gilman produces a glowing tone from his Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin, but the engineers don’t set him so far forward as Columbia’s did Isaac Stern; if Gilman plays with less ruddy energy, he more than compensates for it in subtlety and refinement.
Jonah Kim & Sean Kennard - Rachmaninoff & Barber: Cello Sonatas (2020)

Jonah Kim & Sean Kennard - Rachmaninoff & Barber: Cello Sonatas (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:52:49 | 233 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Delos

Cellist Jonah Kim and pianist Sean Kennard have been making music together since they were teenagers at the Curtis Institute of Music and together they have played almost every sonata in the standard repertoire. The Rachmaninoff Sonata and the Sonata by Samuel Barber hold a special place for them: The Rachmaninoff was the first sonata they worked on together, and Kim’s teacher at Curtis was Orlando Cole, who premiered the Sonata with Barber himself at the piano.
Both Sonatas shine as big, romantic works with broad, rhapsodic strokes and superb melodies. Kim and Kennard give stunning performances, putting these young performers at the top of their generation for technique and interpretation.
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, James Ross - Thompson, Adams, Barber (2017)

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, James Ross - Thompson, Adams, Barber
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:41 min | 308 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The second Naxos recording by the elite conservatory students of the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic explores further examples of the breadth of American music. Randall Thompson, famed for his vocal works, is represented by his Symphony No. 2 which, with its syncopation and echoes of jazz, helped to establish a bright, vibrant American style. After an inauspicious debut, Samuel Barber’s tautly cyclical Symphony No. 1 became the first American symphonic piece to be performed at the Salzburg Festival. Samuel Adams offers a contemporary voice in Drift and Providence, which spectacularly captures the sound of the Pacific Ocean by incorporating electronic elements.
Cypress String Quartet - The American Album: Dvorák, Griffes, Barber, Puts (2013)

Cypress String Quartet - The American Album: Dvorák, Griffes, Barber, Puts (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 351 MB | 01:04:18
Genre: Classical | Label: Avie Records

The threads that connect the string quartets on this "American album" by San Francisco's Cypress String Quartet are a little tenuous. The booklet speaks of the mixture of ethnic influences that has been characteristic of concert music in the U.S., but two of the works, Kevin Puts' Lento assai and Samuel Barber's String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11, do not use ethnic materials at all.
Various Artists - American Classics - Adams, Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin,... (2016) {6CD Set Warner Classics}

Various Artists - American Classics - Adams, Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin,… (2016) {6CD Set Warner Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.09 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.08 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 81 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Warner Classics / Parlophone | 0190295974930
Classical / American Classical / Compilation Box Set

In the 20th century, the great American composers – simmering in the mighty melting pot – evoked Hollywood glamour, folksy landscapes, irresistible swing, poignant nostalgia, showbiz pzazz, sweet sentiment, streetwise sophistication, and hypnotic minimalistic drive. This 6-CD box – featuring such citizens of the world as Simon Rattle, André Previn, The Labèque Sisters, Renaud Capuçon, Hélène Grimaud and Paavo Järvi – take us on an exhilarating journey across the musical horizons of the USA.

Hilary Hahn - Barber, Meyer: Violin Concertos (2000) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 23, 2019
Hilary Hahn - Barber, Meyer: Violin Concertos (2000) (Repost)

Hilary Hahn - Barber, Meyer: Violin Concertos (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:43 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SK 89029

Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto is well-suited to Hilary Hahn’s expressive range and technical proficiency. Perhaps it is also an ideal vehicle for her impressive musicality, which always overrides virtuosic flashiness. Hahn’s seriousness is matched by the work’s earnest style, and her intellectual grasp of the music is as strong as her emotional commitment to it. Hahn opens the neo-Romantic Allegro with a full sound, complemented by the artful writing for winds. B
James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)

James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:20 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559044

While Gil Shaham's interpretation of Barber's violin concerto may have been more soulful, or David Zinman's interpretation of his Music for a Scene From Shelley more dramatic, no one would say that James Buswell's interpretation of the concerto is anything less than heartfelt or that Marin Alsop's interpretation of the Shelley music is anything less than affecting.