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Ludwig van Beethoven - Bruno Walter - Symphony 6 (1958, SACD Remaster 1999) {Single Layer-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale"
Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Bruno Walter
SACD ISO Stereo: 1,63 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 760 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SS 6012 | Country/Year: US 1999, 1958
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period

…The rating says five stars. I say: there are too many stars to count. Get this SACD, and listen to Beethoven the humanist who plumbed and characterized all those joys and struggles we have come to call the human condition.
Bruno Walter/CSO - Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 "Pastorale" (1958) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Bruno Walter/CSO - Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 "Pastorale"
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, RS | 825 MB 3% recovery
1958 | Genre: Classical | Label: Columbia | MS-6012 | US pressing

This is an energetic and well played performance and Mark Obert-Thorn has done marvellously well with the transfer. I love the “Pastoral” of all symphonies and to be able to hear this recording from seventy years ago in very tolerable sound is wonderful. I must say that for the general listener the recording from 1960 on Sony is in better sound and indeed a better performance. The Columbia Symphony Orchestra was in fact the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. There is another recording from 1946 from Philadelphia but I haven’t heard it in a decent transfer.
(David R Dunsmore)
Cecilia Bartoli, Andras Schiff ‎- Italian Songs: Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn (1993)

Cecilia Bartoli, András Schiff ‎- Italian Songs: Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | # 440 297-2 | Time: 01:07:59

This was to be the end of the line for Italian word-setting by Viennese composers: once the confident sentiments that belonged to the poet Metastasio's opera seria felt the chill and threatening wind of Enlightenment and Revolution, their time was up. Even we, for the most part, prefer to remember the German-speaking Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn. So it is good to be reminded of their responses to the Italian muse (usually as part of their craft-learning student work) in this particularly well-cast recital. Central Europe, in the person of Andras Schiff meets Italy, in Cecilia Bartoli, to delightful, often revelatory effect.
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.

John O'Connor - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume I (1986) {Telarc}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 22, 2016
John O'Connor - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume I (1986) {Telarc}

John O'Connor - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume I (1986) {Telarc}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 138 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 133 mb
Genre: classical

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume I is the 1986 album by pianist John O'Connor. This was released on the Telarc label.
Rudolf Kempe, Munchner Philharmoniker - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)
Münchner Philharmoniker, conducted by Rudolf Kempe

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 50999 6 02303 2 4 | Time: 01:13:47

Major documents from Rudolf Kempe's later years at the head of the Munich Philharmonic. Beethoven's Fifth, that masterpiece of emotional tension, and his Sixth, all vivid depiction of nature, are both readings of maturity and perfection.
Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

Maria João Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985 (2005) 5CD Box Set
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.27 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 818 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 24 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato/Warner Classics | # 2564612482 | Time: 05:30:10

Maria João Pires “shapes and colours every phrase, and with immaculate taste, and she makes sure the phrases end as eloquently as they begin,” wrote Gramophone in 1974. “She conveys not just the details but the relevance of every note to the whole … Best of all, she communicates everything she has discovered about the music, and it is worth having.” This Portuguese pupil of Wilhelm Kempff, Pires was one of the artists who defined the Erato label in the 1970s and 1980s. This 5-CD box gathers together the recordings she made over the period from 1976 to 1985 and it reflects the consistent focus of her repertoire, with its special emphasis on Austro-German composers of the Classical and early-Romantic periods. Embracing solo works, piano duets and concertos, it contains works by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, but also by Bach and Chopin.

Benjamin Moser - Beethoven & Schubert: The Last Sonatas (2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 14, 2016
Benjamin Moser - Beethoven & Schubert: The Last Sonatas (2015)

Benjamin Moser - Beethoven & Schubert: The Last Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 65:42 min | 546 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutschlandradio | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2015

Benjamin, for your new CD recording you have selected Beethoven’s and Schubert’s very last piano sonatas. Why have you chosen these works specifically, just now, in 2014?

Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos (1958/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 14, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos (1958/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 44:38 min | 443 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia, Sony Music Ent. | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1958/2015

Instead of Leonard Bernstein, the Columbia Symphony Orchestra was fronted this time by Vladimir Golschmann. Born in Paris to Russian émigrés in 1893 and head of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1931, Golschmann was one of the few conductors with whom Gould apparently never had problems, and vice versa. In the Beethoven concerto Gould played his own cadenza – with a noticeable nod to Max Reger ….

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 & 15 (1980/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 14, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 & 15 (1980/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 & 15
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 95:51 min | 816 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia, Sony Music Ent. | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 1980/2015

Among the projects that Columbia had arranged with Gould were the complete recordings of Bach’s solo keyboard works and the Beethoven sonatas. Both were to remain unfinished. Long after becoming a concert drop-out, Gould now planned to become a “record drop-out”: “My contract with CBS runs a bit beyond my 50th year. After that, there is going to be a major change of gears, much as there was twenty years ago.”