Beethoven Serkin

Trio Serkin - Beethoven / Brahms: Trios (1969, CD Reissue 1990)  Music

Posted by luckburz at June 12, 2014
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.
Rudolf Serkin - Rudolf Serkin Plays Mozart Piano Concertos (2017)

Rudolf Serkin - Rudolf Serkin Plays Mozart Piano Concertos (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 07:00:28 | 962 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Known for his intense, insightful interpretations of the classical repertoire, Rudolf Serkin was one of the great American pianists of the mid-century, and seldom was he more in his element than when playing Mozart. This new six-CD release unites for the first time fourteen Mozart concerto recordings made at the height of his career, between 1951 and 1977. His is not a raised-little-finger type of Mozart; it is rugged, has contour, and is a welcome relief from the pretty-pretty conceptions heard only too often , wrote Gramophone of a 1955 recording with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Schneider. With the same orchestra, Serkin is ideally matched (AllMusic Guide) with conductor George Szell; elsewhere he partners Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as Pablo Casals at the cellist-conductor s festival in Perpignan for No. 22 ( exultant and miraculous BBC Music Magazine). Recordings from the Marlboro Festival include the Concerto No. 10 for two pianos with his then-teenage son Peter Serkin.

VA - Beethoven: "Spring" and "Kreutzer" Violin Sonatas (2003)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 26, 2017
VA - Beethoven: "Spring" and "Kreutzer" Violin Sonatas (2003)

VA - Beethoven: "Spring" and "Kreutzer" Violin Sonatas (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:07:58 | 782 Mb
Classical | Label: Andante Records

This three-CD set showcases Beethoven's most famous Violin Sonatas in multiple performances by some of the 20th century's greatest violin/piano duos. A virtual master class in Golden Age interpretation, this collection features three performances of the "Spring" Sonata and four of the "Kreutzer" Sonata, ranging from Georg Kulenkampff and Wilhelm Kempff's "Kreutzer" in 1935 to Nathan Milstein and Arthur Balsam's "Spring" in 1950. The set also includes the celebrated 1940 "Kreutzer" performance at the Library of Congress by Joseph Szigeti and Bela Bartók. To recapture the magic of these performances for a new century, rare, pristine 78s were transferred and 24-bit digitally remastered using the state-of-the-art CAP 440 technique.

Ludwig Van Beethoven - Complete Works (2007) (100 CDs Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at Sept. 18, 2017
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Complete Works (2007) (100 CDs Box Set)

Ludwig Van Beethoven - Complete Works (2007) (100 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | Scans included | 25 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 100 CDs, 213:33:15 min | 15 Gb
Genre: Classical, Romantic / Label: Brilliant Classics

The complete works of Beethoven on 85 CDs plus a supplement particularly outstanding recordings of the past on 15 CDs!
Including the 32 legendary piano sonatas, played by the eccentric talent of the century Friedrich Gulda
Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 12 (1982)

Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 12 (1982)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:14 | 247 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 400 068-2

This new recording of…the great D minor, K466, made last November with the LSO under Abbado, is immensely welcome. The old magic is still there: the ability to make every semiquaver in a run count: the way he can invest even quite 'innocent' music…with real meaning and character; the pathos and lyricism he brings to the slow movements; and the tension and drama he reveals in the outer movements of K466.
Beethoven - The Complete Piano Sonatas on Period Instruments (10CD BoxSet) (1997)

Beethoven - The Complete Piano Sonatas on Period Instruments (10CD BoxSet) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 11:28:36 | 3,4 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Claves Records | Catalog: CD 50-9707/10

Now many of the world’s most serious and significant pianists (Schnabel, Serkin, Brendel, Goode, etc.) have devoted a great deal of thoughtful study to the Beethoven sonatas; in general, performance of this music represents a level of erudition and deep contemplation probably unequaled by the works of any other mainstream composer. Serious pianists study every aspect of these works in minute detail; virtually everything is taken into account except those instruments which inspired Beethoven, and which he had in mind when he composed.
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."
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.

VA - Beethoven Greatest Hits (2009)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Aug. 1, 2016
VA - Beethoven Greatest Hits (2009)

VA - Beethoven Greatest Hits (2009)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:03 | 162 MB
Label: Sony Classical

There's not a great deal of difference between Sony's 2009 compilation of Ludwig van Beethoven's greatest hits and other basic collections on other labels, for practically all include the opening movement of the Symphony No. 5; the bagatelle for piano titled "Für Elise"; the Adagio sostenuto of the Piano Sonata No. 14, "Moonlight"; and the "Ode to Joy" from the Finale of the Symphony No. 9, "Choral." Beyond these four essential classics, there is room to branch off into several less universally agreed-on favorites, though experts and lay listeners alike would accept the Rondo from the Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor," the Leonore Overture No. 3, and the Cavatina from the String Quartet No. 13 as worthy selections from the best of Beethoven's immense output.
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".