Beethoven Serkin

Rudolf Serkin, New York Philharmonic‎, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5 (2004)

Rudolf Serkin, New York Philharmonic‎, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5 (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 78:43 | 191 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Music

Rudolf Serkin's 1964 recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto in C minor is surely among the greatest recordings of the work ever made, and certainly his finest performance of the work. The energy and enthusiasm and even passion he brings to Concerto in C minor is overwhelming, and indeed, it overwhelms Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, who accompany Serkin with the sort of commitment that only a conductor and orchestra give to soloists when they are deeply inspired. But while Serkin's 1962 recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto in E flat major is also surely among the greatest recordings of the work ever made, it is not quite Serkin's finest recording of the work.
Andras Schiff & Peter Serkin - Music for Two Pianos: Mozart, Reger, Busoni (1999) 2CD

András Schiff & Peter Serkin - Music for Two Pianos: Mozart, Reger, Busoni (1999) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:32:17
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1676/77, 465 062-2

Andras Schiff and Peter Serkin, internationally celebrated and multi-award winning classical soloists, make their New Series debuts with Music for Two Pianos. Regarded as 2 of the greatest pianists of our time, Schiff and Serkin are very seldom heard - as they are here - as piano duo. With this recording, ECM begins a long-term relationship with Andras Schiff, a musician described by Gramophone magazine as "a unique poetic voice among the pianists".
Trio Serkin - Beethoven / Brahms: Trios (1969, CD Reissue 1990)

Trio Serkin - Beethoven / Brahms: Trios
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 247 MB | Full Artwork: 55 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CBS Masterworks # MPK 46447 | Country/Year: Europe 1990, 1969
Genre: Classical, Historical Recording | Style: Viennese School, Romantic, Piano Trios

Rudolf Serkin emerged from the environment of post-World War I Austria to become one of the most profound and challenging pianists of the century. (…) Rudolf Serkin's discography is impressive, spanning most of the general repertory from Bach to the early/mid-twentieth century, and including such relative novelties as the F minor Concerto of Max Reger, a composer Serkin had an abiding affinity for. His work at the Curtis Institute, and, during the summers, at the Marlboro Festival, has made him one of the most influential American teachers of the post-World War II era.

Beethoven - Piano Sonatas op.109,110,111 - Serkin 1987 (dvd)  Music

Posted by shofar at Nov. 12, 2011
Beethoven - Piano Sonatas op.109,110,111 - Serkin 1987 (dvd)

Beethoven - Piano Sonatas op.109,110,111 - Serkin 1987 (dvd)
Classical | DVD | NTSC 4:3 | covers | DVD´s FULL No compression | 4.25 Gb (DVD5)
Audio: PCM Stereo | 69m | Relesase: 2003 | Label: DG

This concert was performed at the Musicvereinsalle in Vienna and was broadcast throughout Austria and most of Western Europe. Rudi was 85 years old at this time. He died three years later and is buried in Vermont. No one has ever played Beethoven with such passion and beauty in the 20th Century..
Rudolf Serkin/ Seiji Ozawa - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Op.58 (1982) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Rudolf Serkin/ Seiji Ozawa - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Op.58
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | no cue | no log | Covers | RS, MU | 537 MB 3% recovery
1982 | Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc | DG-10064 | Japanese pressing

… boldly carved, formidable in articulation, bright in tone, inspired in sensibility… [Serkin's] profundity makes him a paragon among pianists of the mid-20th century.
(The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians)
Mozart - Beethoven: Quintets for Piano and Winds (Rudolf Serkin, pianist - The Art of Interpretation) (SONY)

Mozart - Beethoven: Quintets for Piano and Winds (Rudolf Serkin, pianist - The Art of Interpretation)
1 CD | EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG | 246 MB in 3 parts | TT 51:47 | Covers, Complete Booklet, Bonus Material
Classical | Chamber music | Label: Sony | Cat.Nr: 5170732 | RAR 3% Rec. | Mediafire
Recording: September 22 & 23, 1953


Historical recording, over 5 decades old, but still "in the mood"
Rudolf Serkin · Live RFH Recital [4 June 1973] · Bach - Reger - Beethoven [BBC Legends] [Re-Up]

Rudolf Serkin · Bach - Reger - Beethoven [BBCL4177-2] Live Recital at Royal Festival Hall
EAC rip | Ape, IMG+CUE, Log | 362 MB | Full booklet & cover scans 300 dpi | WinRar 5% Rec.
Label: BBC Legends #BBCL4177-2 | Released 2006 | Recorded Live: 4 June 1973

From the notes: Charisma is an overworked term, but there are times when no other will do. Rudolf
Serkin had it in abundance. He had no striking physical feature that would at once single him out. […..] He had only an aura - of power, yes, but not the power of a politician or a great impresario; rather, it was a power of incorruptibility formed by an iron discipline, which one felt instinctively.
Peter Serkin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23 & Phantasy, Op. 47 (2017)

Peter Serkin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23 & Phantasy, Op. 47
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:05 min | 111 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

He is "one of those rarities, a natural conductor", exclaimed one reviewer after Seiji Ozawa's Chicago Symphony debut on July 16, 1963 at the orchestra's Ravinia Festival. "His technical facility is phenomenal, his sense of rhythm both solid and subtle, and his knowledge of scores… detailed and intimate." Another Chicago critic concurred: "His conducting technique reminds you of his teacher, Herbert von Karajan, in that it lays the score in the lap of the orchestra with transparency of gesture and human communication, then commands acceptance."
Chung Trio, Philharmonia Orchestra, Patrick & Pascal Gallois - Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Romances (1998)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Triple Concerto; Romance in E minor; Violin Romances (1998)
Kyung-Wha Chung, violin; Myung-Wha Chung, cello; Patrick Gallois, flute; Pascal Gallois, bassoon
Philharmonia Orchestra; Myung-Whun Chung, conductor & piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453 488-2 GH | Time: 00:55:45

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, completed about the same time as the Eroica Symphony, has suddenly become popular. One reason for its previous lack of popularity was the fact that three soloists cost three times as much as one normally expensive pianist, violinist or cellist. Another reason is that the work seeks to be a popular success, hence the Rondo alla Polacca with which it concludes. The piano part was intended for Beethoven’s patron and pupil, the Archduke Rudolph von Habsburg, and hence is less technically demanding than the composer’s usual pianistic writing, destined for himself. The standard CD (previously LP) of the work was a spectacular performance and recording made by EMI many years ago with David Oistrakh, Rostropovich and Richter with the Berlin Philharmonic under Karajan. It was opulently played with the BPO’s luscious sound, but has little to do with what Beethoven would have heard in 1804. Another choice was the version of Stern, Rose and Serkin (Sony), less lush and not so high-powered as Karajan’s.

BBC - Playing Beethoven's Fifth (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 30, 2016
BBC - Playing Beethoven's Fifth (2016)

BBC - Playing Beethoven's Fifth (2016)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3382 Kbps | 42mn 57s | 1.06 GiB
Audio: English AAC 141 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique perform the world's most iconic piece of classical music, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Bringing out all the revolutionary fervour that Gardiner believes underpins the work and performing on period instruments of Beethoven's day, this performance brings us an authentic re-imagination of the sounds Beethoven's original audiences would have heard. Shot on location in St John's Smith Square, the performance looks and sounds stunning. Ahead of the performance, Gardiner and the principals of the orchestra discuss the issues in trying to breathe new life into such a famous piece and how their period instruments transform the symphony's sound.