Abbado Brahms Symphonies

Brahms: Symphonies Nos 2 - 4; Serenade No. 2 - Wiener Philharmoniker; István Kertėsz (rare)

Johannes Brahms: Symphonies No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, No. 3 in F major Op. 90, No. 4 in E minor Op. 98, Serenade No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra (Op. 73); István Kertėsz conductor

Classical | 2 CD | EAC Rip | 687 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3u | No Cue | No scans | 8 RS links
Publisher: Decca

Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com
This was Istvan Kertesz' last major project. Early in the 1960s, he had conducted the Dvorřak symphonies with such authority that he recorded the complete cycle for London–an epoch-making set that's still highly recommended today. For those recordings Kertesz had the London Symphony Orchestra, but his best recordings were made in Vienna. His notorious dislike of rehearsals was bound to appeal to the equally relaxed and tradition-conscious Viennese, particularly when it came to music they knew well. The result is a real musical love-in, with the orchestra the star of the show and the performance some of the best Brahms that money can buy. –David Hurwitz
Moshe Atzmon, Claudio Abbado - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 3 & 5 / The Sleeping Beauty / Swan Lake / Marche Slave (2017)

Moshe Atzmon, Claudio Abbado - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 3 & 5 / The Sleeping Beauty / Swan Lake / Marche Slave (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:29:58 | 345 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A collection of all of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and ballet suites from the rich archives of Deutsche Grammophon. All the performances have been justifiably critically appraised. This volume includes the CD premiere of one of Tchaikovsky’s least-known symphonies – the third. Moshe Atzmon’s airborne reading, stunningly recorded in 1973 in Vienna makes a long-overdue appearance. Rowicki’s accounts of the two popular ballet suites – Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty – are expansive and symphonic in their outlook.
Rafael Kubelik and Wiener Philharmoniker - Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (2017)

Rafael Kubelik and Wiener Philharmoniker - Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:38:20 | 363 MB
Label: Decca Music Group Limited

Even while creating a sensation across the US, with concerts in Chicago, Cleveland, New York and further afield, Rafael Kubelík recorded the four symphonies of Brahms with the Vienna Philharmonic for Decca (in stereo) in the 1950s. Long unavailable, they are here presented together for the first time on CD, in an economical 2CD package, further enhanced by both new digital remasterings from the original tapes, and an extensive appreciation of the happy marriage of composer and conductor by Rob Cowan.
Thomas Hengelbrock - Elbphilharmonie First Recording - Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2017)

Thomas Hengelbrock - Elbphilharmonie First Recording - Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d.booklet | 75:49 min | 279 MB
Label: Sony Classical - 889854 050825 | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Orchestral, Romanticism

With his imagination, his musicological passion for discovery and his uncompromising manner of music-making, Thomas Hengelbrock numbers among the most sought-after conductors of our time. As music director of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, “he inspires Hamburg” and “entices more and more new miracles from the orchestra” (Hamburger Abendblatt). Concert tours with the orchestra have taken him through Germany, Europe, and Asia.
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester & Thomas Hengelbrock - Brahms; Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2017) [TR24][OF]

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester & Thomas Hengelbrock - Brahms; Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 75:49 min | 697 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

With his imagination, his musicological passion for discovery and his uncompromising manner of music-making, Thomas Hengelbrock numbers among the most sought-after conductors of our time. As music director of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, “he inspires Hamburg” and “entices more and more new miracles from the orchestra” (Hamburger Abendblatt). Concert tours with the orchestra have taken him through Germany, Europe, and Asia.
Thomas Hengelbrock - Elbphilharmonie First Recording - Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2017)

Thomas Hengelbrock - Elbphilharmonie First Recording - Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 75:49 min | 175MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

With his imagination, his musicological passion for discovery and his uncompromising manner of music-making, Thomas Hengelbrock numbers among the most sought-after conductors of our time. As music director of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, “he inspires Hamburg” and “entices more and more new miracles from the orchestra” (Hamburger Abendblatt). Concert tours with the orchestra have taken him through Germany, Europe, and Asia.
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze - Johannes Brahms: Symphonies (2012) 3CD Set

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze - Johannes Brahms: Symphonies (2012) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 942 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # CPO 777720-2 | Time: 03:30:55

One might expect Andrew Manze's interpretations of Johannes Brahms' four symphonies to adhere to ideas of the movement for historically informed performance practice, due to his scholarship and dedication to authenticity in his early music performances. However, and somewhat paradoxically, he and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra have delivered more or less mainstream readings on modern instruments; there are no signs of late 19th century woodwind or brass timbres, and the strings play with standard vibrato. Yet Manze's historical fact finding has gone to a deeper level than just replicating instrumentation or orchestral scale, and he has found numerous clues to Brahms' intentions in the composer's transcriptions of the symphonies for two pianos, which often vary with the published orchestral scores in accentuation, tempo indications, and phrasing. These are fine points that can be discerned with careful listening and great familiarity with many other recordings of the symphonies, both conventional and historic, but they may not be the main thing listeners will consider in appreciating this set.

Brahms - Symphonies Nos.1-4 (Otto Klemperer) (2004)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at June 6, 2014
Brahms - Symphonies Nos.1-4 (Otto Klemperer) (2004)

Brahms - Symphonies Nos.1-4 (Otto Klemperer) (2004)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 0.97 GB
Label: EMI | Catalog N.: 5 62742 2 | TT: 213:48

Otto Klemperer's Brahms needs no introduction. It remains a classic reference edition, one of the very few complete cycles with absolutely no weak links. It's customary to call these performances "granitic", an adjective that certainly applies to the First Symphony but doesn't begin to describe the swift and thrilling finale of the Fourth, the grand but impulsive Third (with its first-movement repeat in place), or the warmly lyrical Second. In general Klemperer's unsentimental but always gripping approach to this music practically defines the word "idiomatic". The Alto Rhapsody with Christa Ludwig also is one of the great ones, while the shorter works share the same virtues as the symphonies.

Brahms - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (Vladimir Jurowski) (2010)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at July 16, 2013
Brahms - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (Vladimir Jurowski) (2010)

Brahms - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (Vladimir Jurowski) (2010)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 359.76 MB
Label: LPO | Catalog N.: LPO-0043 | TT - 85:47

This CD captures the impassioned live performances of Brahms’s first two symphonies conducted by the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Jurowski came to international attention and recognition on disc in 2005 with two Tchaikovsky releases: Suite No.3 on PentaTone and on the LPO label his debut recording Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony, both widely and critically acclaimed releases. As Hugh Canning in The Sunday Times noted 'Jurowski is proving himself one of the rising podium stars, especially in his native Russian music'.

Claudio Abbado - Beethoven: Symphonies 1,6 & 8 (2007)  Music

Posted by katoifa at Sept. 13, 2010
Claudio Abbado - Beethoven: Symphonies 1,6 & 8 (2007)

Claudio Abbado - Beethoven: Symphonies 1,6 & 8 (2007)
DVD-9(image) | 106mins | 720 x 480 | FPS (29.97fps) | MPEG-2 6500Kbps | 7.31 GB
Audio#1: AC3 @384Kbps 6 CH | Audio#2: DTS @775kbps 6 CH | Audio#3: PCM @1536kbps 2 CH
Genre: Classical | Full scans + Booklet

In February 2001 Abbado and the BPO were guests at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome to perform the Beethoven symphonies. For these, Abbado chose to use a new edition by Jonathan del Mar, which consists of existing manuscripts, and "corrections by Beethoven," which gave the conductor the opportunty to "throw new light on his reading, which takes a consistent and lucid approach to articulation, phrasing and dynamics." The conductor elected to use fewer strings, reducing the bass group in symphonies 1, 2, 4 and 8 to only three double basses and four cellos. He also uses only two horns in symphony 5, three in symphony 3. The result is an uncommonly transparent listening experience. And the performances are spirited to say the least, no dawdling here whatever. There always is a forward impetus to these dynamic performances which are magnificently executed by the orchestra.