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Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1981/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1981/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 2,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

As with just about all the Mahler symphonies, Abbado has made multiple recordings of the Fifth, but this, his first, remains his finest, and an exceptional performance by any standard. It has all of the famed Chicago virtuosity but also a welcome attention to detail and willingness to savor a phrase that you almost never find with Solti’s Chicago Mahler. It’s great to hear a coda to the second movement that for once does not sound anti-climactic. We expect the horn playing in the scherzo to be stunning, and so it is, but the music also has grace, charm, and plenty of atmosphere at an appropriately relaxed basic tempo that, as you can hear, leaves plenty of space for the big moments to expand.
Mozart - Piano Concertos K 503 & K 466 - Martha Argerich, Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart (2014) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Mozart - Piano Concertos K 503 & K 466 - Martha Argerich, Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart (2014) {Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 71 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 1033
Classical / Viennese School / Concerto / Piano

The first new release for ten years from Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado is their first ever album of concertos by Mozart. The legendary pianist and conductor add the sublime music of Mozart to their unrivaled, multi award-winning DG discography of concertos by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Ravel, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Liszt. Both concertos were recorded with Claudio Abbado s Orchestra Mozart, at concert performances at the 2013 Lucerne Festival that had critics searching for new superlatives. The album contrasts two very different works. Written in D minor, the key of the Queen Of the Night and the opening of Mozart s Requiem, the darkly dramatic No.20, K.466 has a stormy, operatic temperament that looks forward eighteen months to the premiere of Don Giovanni. With its majestic and radiant opening and a march famously reminiscent of the Marseillaise, No.25 in C major, K.503 is the culmination of the twelve transcendent concertos Mozart wrote in Vienna between 1784 and 1786. This release is Martha Argerich s first recording of solo concertos by Mozart on Deutsche Grammophon.
Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008)

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 47:26+44:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 8908 | Recorded: 2007

Claudio Abbado isn't a name one associates with early music, in light of his impressive career conducting the masterworks of the Romantic and modern eras. Indeed, he didn't conduct any music by J.S. Bach with the Berlin Philharmonic until as late as 1994. Yet when he's leading the talented Orchestra Mozart of Bologna in Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, his ease with the music and his players is obvious, and the performances have almost as much Baroque style as many versions by period ensembles of greater longevity. Abbado led this ensemble in all six Brandenburgs in 2007 at the Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilio, and the live performances were recorded by Deutsche Grammophon with close attention to details, as befits chamber music.
Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mozart: Concert Arias, Symphony No.35, Beethoven: Egmont (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mozart: Concert Arias, Symphony No.35, Beethoven: Egmont (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21951 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 21,4 Gb
Audio1: German, Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4017 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 4,81 Gb
Audio: German, Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus | Sub: German, English, Korean, Japanese

All are equal before the work, before the mysteries of a score; this was Claudio Abbados heart-felt conviction. For him, the willingness to be open to one another and to the independent life of musical processes was the only prerequisite for making music. In the live performances documented here for the first time, Abbado could be sure of the devotion of these world-class artists: the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, the sopranos Christine Schäfer and Juliane Banse, as well as the actor Bruno Ganz. They shared his credo of listening togetherness (Die ZEIT) that made possible those precious moments of musical truth toward which this great conductor strove throughout his life.
Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Brahms, Schoenberg, Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Brahms: Tragic Overture, Schoenberg: Lied der Waldtaube, Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18984 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 101 min | 21,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4002 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 101 min | 5,50 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus | Sub: German, English, Korean, Japanese

With his very own “mysterious seductive power and legendary elegance” (Le Monde), Claudio Abbado opened for the last time the LUCERNE FESTIVAL in the summer of 2013. Only a few months later, the world had to bid farewell to a monumental artist, humanist, great conductor and orchestra founder. Even in the concert itself, documented here, lived a moment of farewell, as the three great works performed tell of the transience of life. The centerpiece of the Eroica is the funeral march revealing “abysses of shattering dimension” - an “intense experience” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). This record, the last audio-visual documentation of his work, captures once again the extraordinary atmosphere of “vibrant emotionality” that always emerged when Abbado created music with his “orchestra of friends”.
Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | VC-1 Video / 21939 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 21,1 Gb
Audio: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4608 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 7,51 Gb
Audio: PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | EuroArts

In November 2004 a new name caused listeners to prick up their ears on the international orchestral scene: under Claudio Abbado’s artistic guidance the Orchestra Mozart came into being. It combines both young instrumentalists on the threshold of a first-rate career as well as eminent chamber musicians such as Danusha Waskiewicz, Alois Posch, Jacques Zoon, Michaela Petri, Ottavio Dantone, Mario Brunello, Alessio Allegrini, Jonathan Williams and Reinhold Friedrich. As with his famous Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Abbado hand-picked an ensemble to his liking, this time one of early- and Baroque-music specialists, all masters in their field.
Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concerts 1996,1997,1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concerts 1996,1997,1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
3xBluRay | BDMV | VC-1 Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 73+92+89 min | 18,4+20,7+20,0 Gb
Audio: Undetermined / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 73+92+89 min | 15,1 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

New Year’s Eve Concert 1996 – Dances and Gypsy Tunes The fascinating Russian virtuoso violinist, Maxim Vengerov (winner of the Echo Klassik) lends radiance to the gala performance under the baton of Claudio Abbado. Johannes Brahms’Hungarian Dances and Gipsy Songs; Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane and La Valse and Hector Berlioz’s Hungarian March make this New Year’s Eve with the Berliner Philharmoniker unforgettable. New Year’s Eve Concert 1997 – A Tribute to Carmen The program of the Berlin Philharmonic bore the title «Dances of Life, Love, and Death», and it was hardly coincidental that it was meant as an homage to Carmen. The recording of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s traditional New Year’s Eve Concert, conducted by Claudio Abbado, offers not only a cross section of worldfamous melodies from George Bizet’s opera, but also famous dance music that was intensely or subtly influenced by it. With: Anne Sofie von Otter, Bryn Terfel, Roberto Alagna, Gil Shaham, Mikhail Pletnev. New Year’s Eve Concert 1998 – Songs of Love and Desire Love was the theme of the 1998 New Year’s Eve Concert. And who wrote better music about love than Mozart and Verdi? Maestro Claudio Abbado has chosen two of the best Mozart interpreters, Christine Schäfer and Simon Keenlyside, for this traditionally meaningful event. Marcelo Álvarez from Argentina interprets highlights of the tenor repertoire, and Italian Primadonna Mirella Freni tops the occasion with a breathtaking performance of the Letter Scene of Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin.
Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23 (1983)

Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23 (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:24 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 410 068-2

The partnership of Serkin and Abbado in Mozart is a fascinating one. They are such different musical personalities, yet they work remarkably well together, so that each performance becomes an artistic amalgam of two quite different artistic approaches. Abbado matches a natural spontaneous warmth (listen to the beguiling way the orchestra shapes the secondary theme in the first movement of the A major Concerto) with the utmost refinement of detail; whereas Serkin, patrician, authoritative, strong, is more selfconsciously expressive when he deviates from a strictly rhythmic presentation of the melodic line in the same movement.
Martha Argerich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev & Ravel: Piano Concertos (1995/2015) [24/96]

Martha Argerich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev & Ravel: Piano Concertos (1995/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:45 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This is the original Prokofiev/Ravel concerto coupling as it appeared on LP; the Prokofiev has also been coupled with the Tchaikovsky First Concerto. I prefer this edition since superb performances of the Ravel are less common. The young (1967) Martha Argerich plays the Prokofiev for maximum brilliance but leavens the Ravel with the composer's ironic lyricism. It's very effective. The bonus is one of the greatest performances of the Ravel piano suite ever recorded, but it leaves me wondering what will happen to the remainder of the original LP. All those solo Ravel pieces should be in the catalog; as Argerich plays them, they offer a primer on what keyboard color is all about.
Viktoria Mullova, Claudio Abbado - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (1987)

Viktoria Mullova, Claudio Abbado - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (1987)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 48:36 | 218 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 420 216-2

Viktoria Mullova is one of the most versatile and charismatic violinists to have emerged in the late 20th century, demonstrating a high level of mastery in broad range of repertoires, from Baroque to Romantic and post-Romantic to jazz and crossover. She established her reputation early in the 1980s, winning both the Sibelius and Tchaikovsky competitions and going on to win the Grand Prix du Disc and a Diapason d'Or Award, as well as garnering numerous other honors. Her widely acclaimed 1987 Philips recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons is ample proof of her sure grasp of the idiosyncrasies of the Italian Baroque, and the freshness and vitality of her playing has made her version a favorite with listeners and critics. Mullova performs with passionate musicality and technical finesse, and Claudio Abbado leads the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in a nuanced, idiomatic accompaniment.