A London Symphony

BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017)

BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 257 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 07 | Time: 72:21 min

Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony (the composer’s favourite of the nine) makes a rare appearance in its 1920 first publication. Three lesser-known works complete a highly desirable programme, while Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra understand how this music should be played like few others. This is mandatory listening.
BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:21 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony (the composer’s favourite of the nine) makes a rare appearance in its 1920 first publication. Three lesser-known works complete a highly desirable programme, while Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra understand how this music should be played like few others. This is mandatory listening.
London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2001) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2001)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:44 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Idyll, The Banks of Green Willow, by George Butterworth, was composed in 1913, the same year Vaughan Williams completed his A London Symphony. It is a sensuous work, which incorporates two folk songs Butterworth had collected in 1907.
Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Symphony No.8 (2016)

Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Symphony No.8 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:28 | 173 MB
Label: Onyx Classics

Andrew Manze has established himself as one of the leading interpreters of Vaughan Williams Symphonies. His 2012 BBC Proms performances drew critical acclaim, and were highlights of that season's Proms. ONYX Classics will release one volume a year, completing the cycle in the spring of 2019 with Symphonies 7 and 9. It was Vaughan Williams's friend and fellow composer George Butterworth who in 1912 suggested he write a purely orchestral symphony.
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony" - Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony" - Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra
XLD | Apple Lossless (.m4a-tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~233 Mb
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis - Berlioz: Harold en Italie (2003)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis - Berlioz: Harold en Italie (2003)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:11 | 225 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO Live | Catalog: LS00040

Colin Davis is arguably the finest Berlioz conductor in the world; both of his recordings of Les Troyens are magnificent and elsewhere he's rarely bettered. His winning streak continues with this live performance with the LSO of Harold in Italy and the ballet music from Troyens. Tabea Zimmermann's solo viola is as grand, brilliantly flavorful, and picturesque as the LSO's playing; and the entire performance swift and rhythmically propulsive is simply fantastic.
Sir Simon Rattle & London Symphony Orchestra - Haydn: An Imaginary Orchestral Journey (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sir Simon Rattle & London Symphony Orchestra - Haydn: An Imaginary Orchestral Journey (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 51:11 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Sir Simon Rattle pays homage to a composer he holds close to his heart with An Imaginary Orchestral Journey through the music of Joseph Haydn. Rattle trawls through the great composer's impressive catalogue, piecing together excerpts from symphonies, oratorios and operas spanning a 40-year period in what the director describes as 'a kind of greatest hits' format.
James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1998)

James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Plácido Domingo - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 838 Mb | Total time: 65:30+69:52+36:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 39502 2 | Recorded: 1976

Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" is a story of forbidden love, seduction, jealousy, honor and revenge. The opera was composed in 1862 and had its premiere in St. Petersburg. In this recording from 1976 with star cast (Leontyne Price in the role of Donna Leonora, Plácido Domingo as Don Alvaro and Sherrill Milnes as Don Carlo) under the direction of James Levine the beauty and attention to detail Verdi comes out particularly well. The London Symphony Orchestra and the John Alldis Choir provide the perfect musical accompaniment for the ensemble, which includes Fiorenza Cossotto, Bonaldo Giaiotti and Gabriel Bacquier. This recording is considered one of the best of Verdi's La Forza del Destino.
London Symphony Orchestra - Verdi Requiem - Gianandrea Noseda (2017) {B&W Society of Sound Digital Download LSO84 16-44.1}

London Symphony Orchestra - Verdi Requiem - Gianandrea Noseda (2017) {B&W Society of Sound Digital Download LSO84 16-44.1}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (bowers-wilkins.com) -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 186 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) ->22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 LSO / B&W Society of Sound | LSO84
Classical / Romantic / Choral

Recording a piece like the Verdi Requiem in the Barbican presents various technical challenges. Scored for very large forces, it pushes to the limit the number of people you can fit on the stage. It is a work with an enormous dynamic range. Maestro Noseda, with this performance, teases every decibel from barely audible to almost ear-shattering climax. Representing that in a recording is a challenge, but one that our experienced team of engineers at Classic Sound was more than capable of overcoming.
London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Gayne, Selections From "Spartacus",  Masquerade Suite (2005)

London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Gayne, Selections From "Spartacus", Masquerade Suite (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:26:40 | 722 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 82876 65836 2

RCA put a major push behind Armenian conductor Loris Tjeknavorian in the 1970s and '80s, and this two-disc set, Khachaturian: Gayne (Complete Ballet), restores to the active catalog a highly desirable recording at a price that is entirely reasonable. When it first appeared in 1976, Tjeknavorian's Gayne (Gayane), made with the National Symphony Orchestra, was a mite controversial in that it was marketed as "complete"; Khachaturian fanatics had long sought a complete Gayne, as the suites Khachaturian had prepared from the ballet were common on recordings, but not the work as a whole.