Ashkenazy Brahms

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Zubin Mehta & London Symphony Orchestra - Brahm's Piano Concerto No. 2 (1967) RE-UP

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Zubin Mehta & LSO - Brahm's Piano Concerto No. 2 (1967)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 47:52 minutes | 1,91 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Brahms Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2  

Posted by platico at Aug. 29, 2009
Brahms Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Brahms · Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 · Vladimir Ashkenazy · Concertgebouw Orchestra · Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra · Bernard Haitink
APE+CUE 384 MB | Booklet | MP3 HQ 165 MB | Scans | EASY CD-DA 12 | No Log | 1983/1984
Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997]

Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 257 MB
Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 452898 | TT: 1:11;06

Barbara Bonney's recital of the Schumanns' songs is prefaced, in the booklet-note, with a little feminist homily from the singer defending the reputation of Clara as woman and artist. Clara hardly needs that kind of defence nowadays, witness recent CDs by Skovhus and Stutzmann, plus several others not reviewed in these pages; her songs are far from patronized, let alone neglected. Yet, for all the advocacy of these singers, her inspiration remains for me intermittent, though thoroughly conventional songs are occasionally leavened by notably individual ones, such as, here, her very last and unpublished song, Loreley, which vividly conjures up that dangerous creature, particu lady in the hectic piano part, evocatively played by Ashkenazy. Indeed it seems that Heine most inspired her, as "Sic liebten sich beide" from her Op. 13 provoked a setting of economically intense meaning, to which Bonney finely responds.
– Gramophone [9/1997].
Josef Suk by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy - Asrael (2009) [Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Josef Suk performed by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy - Asrael (2009)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1.11GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Ondine

Along with the increasing frequency that Josef Suk's Symphony in C minor, Op. 27, "Asrael," is performed and recorded, it's great to see it has finally been released as a hybrid SACD. Though the legendary 1952 recording by Vaclav Talich remains the ne plus ultra for devotees of this searing symphonic requiem, it was recorded in mono, and by virtue of its technology has become a historical document that will be sought out mostly by aficionados. Newcomers to Suk's towering work will be aided in appreciation by the fact that Ondine's DSD recording is as clear and deep as always, and none of the details of the elaborate score are lost.
Esther Yoo & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Sibelius & Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Esther Yoo & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Sibelius & Glazunov: Violin Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 66:57 min | 1.14 GB | Front Cover
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 08 | 2016

Vladimir Ashkenazy collaborates with Esther Yoo in a new recording of Sibelius and Glazunov Violin Concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Yoo first came to international attention in 2010 when, aged 16, she became the youngest prize-winner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition. She made her London debut in 2014, performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 under the late Lorin Maazel at Royal Festival Hall. That same year, she was a soloist on the Philharmonia’s South America tour under Ashkenazy.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol.1 (2003) (Repost)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell - BeethovenЖ Piano Trios, Vol.1 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:11:50 | 529 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI classics | Catalog: 7243585493

If these performances of Beethoven's earlier Piano Trios by Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Lynn Harrell are suave and sophisticated with a soupçon of sentimentality, well, that's what modern performance practice was like in the '80s. And if that sounds like an appealing manner in which to perform Beethoven's earlier Piano Trios, this is the recording to hear. Perlman, Ashkenazy, and Harrell lean into Beethoven's music, singing everything grandly, sounding everything gloriously, and souping everything up completely. One might argue that Beethoven's Piano Trios, Op. 1, are too Viennese High Classical to respond well to their approach, that the works seem more maimed and mauled then persuasively performed, but one cannot deny that Perlman, Ashkenazy, and Harrell put every iota of their expressivity and virtuosity into their overpowering performances. EMI's early digital sound has been pleasantly remastered for this CD reissue.
Roger Norrington, SWR, NDR, Soloists - Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)

Johannes Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)
Christina Landshamer, soprano; Florian Boesch bass; Roger Norrington, conductor
NDR Chor, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD 93.327 | Time: 01:04:24

Among the major choral-orchestral works of the 19th century, Sir Roger Norrington and his former Orchestra, the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, have tackled over the years, now finally comes Brahms' "German Requiem." one of the most beautiful and popular sacred music works in the repertoire. Brahms’ contemporaries, including his close friend Clara Schumann were moved with the score and were enthusiastic about it - and it has been a favorite with the general public ever since. Although Biblical texts are used, the piece is not in the standard church-liturgical tradition. It was Brahms‘personal response to "those who mourn"! The central idea of this masterpiece is the reality of human existence. It is precisely this „earthly character“ that Roger Norrington uses to shape his interpretation emphasizing the grave beautify of the music and not religious awe; in this, Norrington draws us close to the composer’s intentions. He is ably supported by soprano soloist Christina Landshamer, basso Florian Boesch, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the NDR.
Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004

Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55158 | Time: 00:43:30

Brahms’s two sonatas for clarinet and piano, Op 120, composed in 1894, were followed only by the four Serious Songs and a set of organ chorale preludes (some of which may have been written at earlier times). His farewell to chamber music was also his farewell gift to the clarinet. The two works recorded here were preceded by the Clarinet Trio in A minor (Op 114) and the great Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Op 115), and all four masterpieces were inspired by the playing of Richard Mühlfeld, principal clarinettist of the Meiningen Orchestra.
Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Gustavo Dudamel - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Concertos (2015) 2CDs

Johannes Brahms: The Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2015) 2CDs
Daniel Barenboim, piano; Staatskapelle Berlin; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:42:06
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 4899 GH2

The old model for creating a hit classical recording – big-name soloist plus big-name conductor in major repertory work – is not so common anymore, but this live Brahms recording from the Staatskapelle Berlin under Venezuela's Gustavo Dudamel, with Argentine-Israeli-Palestinian-Spanish pianist Daniel Barenboim as soloist, shows that there's life in the concept yet. One could point to the virtues of pianist and conductor separately: it's a rare septuagenarian who can combine power and clear articulation of detail the way Barenboim does, and Dudamel builds a vast sweep in, especially, the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15. But it's the way that the two work together that really makes news. Chalk it up to shared South American heritage or to whatever the listener wants, but the way the orchestra and piano define separate spheres and work them together is extraordinary. Again, it is in the Piano Concerto No. 1 and its Beethovenian drama that their mutual understanding is most evident, but there is a sense of great variety powerfully unified throughout.

Vladimir & Dimitri Ashkenazy - Father & Son (2014)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 6, 2016
Vladimir & Dimitri Ashkenazy - Father & Son (2014)

Vladimir & Dimitri Ashkenazy - Father & Son
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 53:46 min | 474 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Paladino Music (PMR0030) | Tracks: 14 | 2014

Father & Son' is the first complete album of Dimitri and Vladimir Ashkenazy as a duo available internationally. Dimitri Ashkenazy selected some of his favorite fantasies and fantasy pieces, and besides all-time hits such as Schumann's Opus 73, there is music by the Swiss Romantic Johann Carl Eschmann to discover. A must for every music-lover!