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Christian Tetzlaff, Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Antonin Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk: Fantasy (2016)

Antonín Dvořák: Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk - Fantasy in G minor (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1279-5 | Time: 01:06:30

This performance of the fiery Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 24, of Josef Suk, with violinist Christan Tetzlaff catching the full impact of the irregular form with its dramatic opening giving out into a set of variations, is impressive. And Tetzlaff delivers pure warm melody in the popular Romance in F minor, Op. 11, of Dvorák. But the real reason to acquire this beautifully recorded Ondine release is the performance of the Dvorák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, a work of which there are plenty of recordings, but that has always played second fiddle (if you will) to the Brahms concerto. Tetzlaff and the Helsinki Philharmonic under John Storgårds create a distinctive and absorbing version that can stand with the great Czech recordings of the work. Sample anywhere, but especially the slow movement, where Tetzlaff's precise yet rich sound, reminiscent for those of a certain age of Henryk Szeryng, forms a striking contrast with Storgårds' glassy Nordic strings. In both outer movements as well, Tetzlaff delivers a warm yet controlled performance that is made to stand out sharply.
Dong-Suk Kang, Yvan Chiffoleau, Olivier Gardon - Charles-Valentin Alkan: The Chamber Music (1992) Reissue 2008

Charles-Valentin Alkan - The Chamber Music (1992) Reissue 2008
Dong-Suk Kang, violin; Yvan Chiffoleau, cello; Olivier Gardon, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Timpani | # 1C1139 | Time: 01:14:09

Alkan was counted in Busoni's pantheon of five romantics alongside Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms. Brahms and Schumann are the references in the euphoric Grand Duo Concertant - nothing short of a 20 or so minute Sonata in three turbulent movements. This is a work of diving romance and if Alkan had stopped in the style of the first movement then we would have been able to 'place' Alkan. Instead we get a second movement that clamours in bass heavy capering for all the world like a picture of a Black Sabbath. As if to make ‘amends’ the finale is back to the helter-skelter tumble of vivacity we find in the first movement. This euphoria carries over into the Cello Sonata which is in four classically well-tailored movements. Alkan's originality or eccentricity (take your pick) returns for the Adagio which is part sentimental and part affecting. This perhaps offers a parallel with Joseph Holbrooke's chamber works in which sublime ideas and treatment suddenly find themselves up against kitsch music hall ditties. A wild saltarello with grand manner Hungarian gestures from the piano round out the picture.
New London Chamber Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Jiri Belohlávek - Suk: The Ripening & Symphony No. 1 (2010/2022) [24/96]

New London Chamber Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Jiri Belohlávek - Suk: The Ripening & Symphony No. 1 (2010/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 78:31 minutes | 1,42 GB
Classical | Label: Chandos Records, Official Digital Download

The Czech maestro Jirí Belohlávek performs works by his countryman Josef Suk, conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he is their Chief Conductor.
Suk Trio - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete Piano Trios [4CDs] (2021)

Suk Trio - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete Piano Trios (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 985 Mb | Total time: 04:17:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Supraphon | # SU 4297-2 | Recorded: 1983-1984

The 11 works Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) created for piano trio make up a group of pieces equally remarkable as his 16 string quartets. With over half of them written before 1800, prior to the composer's turning 30, they clearly reveal his creative flights and struggles, first and foremost serving to attest to the grand formation of Beethoven's compositional principles and the attainment of his apex. The present 4-CD album features the Suk Trio, who soon after their establishment in 1951 gained international renown and recognition. The recordings of Beethoven's piano trios for Japan's Nippon Columbia, completed within a short timeframe, from June 1983 to April 1984, were made by the mature ensemble when it included the violinist Josef Suk, the cellist Josef Chuchro and the pianist Josef Hála, who in 1980 had replaced Jan Panenka.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pesek - Josef Suk: Ripening, Op.34; Praga, Op.26 (1993)

Josef Suk: Ripening, Op.34; Praga, Op.26 (1993)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pešek, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 0777 7 59318 2 2 | Time: 01:06:52

Joseph Suk's Ripening is one of the most amazing of all post-Romantic orchestral works. It is immensely complex in its structure: a celestial introduction is followed by a cogent progress of scherzos and slow movements, of funeral marches and fugues, all concluded by a serene coda. Yet the work is immediately comprehensible as a musical drama, made clear through the coherence of the thematic and harmonic material. Pesek and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic perform like modern-day deities. They fall short of the heights of Talich and the Czech Philharmonic, but Talich gave the work its premiere. Nonetheless, Pesek gives Ripening his very considerable all: his concentration holds the gigantic structure together as a single arch. Plus, his players articulate every instrumental detail, right down to the beatific wordless women's choir at the work's close. Highly recommended.
Dong-Suk Kang, Gothenburg SO, Neeme Jarvi - Jean Sibelius: Humoresques, Serenades, Overture, Ballet Scene (1990)

Jean Sibelius - Six Humoresques, Two Serenades, Overture in E major, Ballet Scene (1990)
Dong-Suk Kang, violin; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-472 | Time: 01:01:42

The two Serenades ‘sung’ by the more rapturously Oistrakh-like Kang are sentimental and are recorded with rich immediacy. The Six Humoresques also arrive courtesy of Kang. These are magical bonbons - each weighted and balanced to perfection even though I favour the rawer vintage set glowingly recorded by Rosand and still available on Vox. True Sibelians must not miss these works and Kang and his orchestra do catch these silvery spells and confident little drinking songs - pride and eloquence, seduction and midnight poetry haunt these pages and it's all one especially well.
Royal Liverpool PO, Libor Pesek - Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27 (1991)

Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27 (1991)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pešek, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 7 91221-2 | Time: 01:02:09

Josef Suk was a pupil of the great Czech composer Dvorák. He married Dvorák's daughter Otilie (who, by the way, was also talented as a composer). Suk began this symphony after the death of his beloved mentor and father-in-law, Dvorák. Otilie died toward the end of its composition, which prompted Suk to recompose it and invest it with even deeper feeling. At that time he added the subtitle, which is the name of the legendary "Angel of Death" who attends the souls of the departed and offers them hope. The hour-long, five-movement work is a passionate outpouring of feeling. The first contrasts two themes representing, on the one hand, destiny and death and, on the other, happiness in life. The second, an Andante, is a funeral march. The third is a scherzo contrasting the dance of death and reminiscences of life. The fourth movement, a radiantly tragic Adagio, is said to be a portrait of Otilie. The fifth movement begins in a stern mood, but gradually offers hope, closing in peace and bliss. It is a deeply affecting work in a style fairly similar to that of Richard Strauss' tone poems.
Duo Kriegbaum Breuer - Suk - Poulenc - Bach (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Duo Kriegbaum Breuer - Suk - Poulenc - Bach (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 54:05 minutes | 969 MB
Classical | Label: Sacral, Official Digital Download

Bettina Kriegbaum wurde als fünfzehnjährige in die Vorschule der Musikhochschule Stuttgart aufgenommen und absolvierte ihr Violinstudium bei Professor Will Beh. Während des anschließenden künstlerischen Aufbaustudiums und der Künstlerreife wurde sie vom Primarius des Melos-Quartett, Professor Wilhelm Melcher, betreut. In dieser Zeit gründete sie das Rubino Streichquartett, mit dem sie mehrere Jahre im In- und Ausland konzertierte. Darüber hinaus besuchte sie Meisterkurse, unter anderem bei Leonard Bernstein, Henryk Szeryng und Rainer Kußmaul. Auch heute noch ist Bettina Kriegbaum der Kammermusik sehr verbunden und musiziert in verschiedenen Orchestern und Ensembles.
Trio Karénine - Suk - Dvořák (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio Karénine - Suk - Dvořák (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 58:35 minutes | 1016 MB
Classical | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

Three years after the superb and much acclaimed ‘Dumky’, the Trio Karénine revisit Dvořák.

Duo Kriegbaum Breuer - Suk - Poulenc - Bach (2022)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 23, 2022
Duo Kriegbaum Breuer - Suk - Poulenc - Bach (2022)

Duo Kriegbaum Breuer - Suk - Poulenc - Bach (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 124 Mb | 00:54:05
Classical | Label: Sacral

Bettina Kriegbaum wurde als fünfzehnjährige in die Vorschule der Musikhochschule Stuttgart aufgenommen und absolvierte ihr Violinstudium bei Professor Will Beh. Während des anschließenden künstlerischen Aufbaustudiums und der Künstlerreife wurde sie vom Primarius des Melos-Quartett, Professor Wilhelm Melcher, betreut. In dieser Zeit gründete sie das Rubino Streichquartett, mit dem sie mehrere Jahre im In- und Ausland konzertierte. Darüber hinaus besuchte sie Meisterkurse, unter anderem bei Leonard Bernstein, Henryk Szeryng und Rainer Kußmaul. Auch heute noch ist Bettina Kriegbaum der Kammermusik sehr verbunden und musiziert in verschiedenen Orchestern und Ensembles.