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Beethoven: Symphonies 1 and 7 - Günter Wand; North German Radio Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphonies 1 and 7
Classical | EAC Secure Rip | FLAC (Separate Tracks) | Log (No CUE) | Full 600dpi Scans | 1:08:57 | Rapidshare (3% Recovery) | 1989 | 317 MB | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal
Günter Wand; North German Radio Symphony Orchestra

If you're looking for a set of all nine Beethoven symphonies, this one is pretty hard to beat. It's the most consistently fine interpretively, as well as supremely well played and gorgeously recorded.
David Hurwitz
Beethoven - Complete Symphonies (Philadelphia, Muti) (1998) (6CD Box Set) {EMI}

Beethoven - Complete Symphonies (Philadelphia, Muti) (1998) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1608 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 950 mb
Classical | Label: EMI - 5 72923 2

"Muti's Beethoven Fifth is fleet, fluid, and transparent. He shows his usual attention to details, and offers many individual touches. I especially enjoyed the horn crescendo in bar 34 of the Allegro con brio. It's not indicated in my ancient Eulenberg score but makes perfect sense in its context. …Muti achieves a clarity and rhythmic definition found only in the finest interpretations…The playing of the Philadelphia Orchestra is nothing short of spectacular. The fast string triplets from measure 132 in the final movement are not only accurate but beautifully played with full tone.
Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Chuchro - Beethoven: Concertos (2012)

Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Chuchro - Beethoven: Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:41:49 | 1,34 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 4107-2

Following the collections of symphonies (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kletzki, SU 4051-2) and violin sonatas (Suk, Panenka, SU 4077-2), Supraphon is now releasing the complete Beethoven concertante pieces. All of them (including the Triple Concerto and the genre-unique Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra) came into being within a mere sixteen years, between 1793 and 1809. Although Beethoven deemed the piano "an imperfect instrument", his five piano concertos form one of the cornerstones of his oeuvre and represent a significant landmark in this genre.

Alfred Brendel - Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (1990)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 26, 2017
Alfred Brendel - Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (1990)

Alfred Brendel - Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:38 | 170 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | Catalog: 426232

Brendel has now recorded the work three times for the gramophone. At first, on Vox/Turnabout in the early 1960s, he was the brilliant iconoclast before his deeper realization of the work's essentially comic energies. And here I use 'comic' both in the narrow sense of the term (the Diabe/li is, after all, full ofjokes, many of them with the staying-power of the finest Wildean epigrams) and in the broader sense: what Susanne Langer has called, comedy "as an image of human vitality holding its own in the world amid the surprises of unplanned coincidence".
Saleem Ashkar - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 3, 5, 14 "Moonlight" & 30 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Saleem Ashkar - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 3, 5, 14 "Moonlight" & 30 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:41 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Saleem Ashkar made his New York Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 22 and has since worked with many of the World’s leading orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, La Scala Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, NDR Hamburg, DSO RSB and Konzerthaus orchestras in Berlin, Maggio Musicale Firenze, Santa Cecilia Rome, Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg, and Danish Radio Orchestra among others.
Manfred Honeck - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 & Dvořák: Rusalka Fantasy (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Manfred Honeck - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 & Dvořák: Rusalka Fantasy (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 67:00 minutes | 2.86 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Of his Symphony No. 6, Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky wrote, But I absolutely consider it to be the best, and in particular, the most sincere of all my creations. I love it as I have never loved any of my other musical offspring. Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 6 was the composers final completed symphony. He led the premiere performance in October of 1893, only nine days before his death. This release also includes the world premiere recording of the Rusalka Fantasy. This orchestral suite is taken from Dvoraks opera by Manfred Honeck and Tomas Ille. Performing these works is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which has a long and rich history of touting the worlds finest musicians and conductors. This is the fifth release in the well-received Pittsburgh Live! Series.
Alfred Brendel - Ludwig van Beethoven: Fur Elise; Eroica-Variationen Op. 35; 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 (1985)

Alfred Brendel - Ludwig van Beethoven: Für Elise; Eroica-Variationen, Op. 35;
6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 (1985)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 143 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 412 227-2 | Time: 00:49:56

Like Gilels, Brendel treats the Op. 35 Variations as far more than a poor relation of the Eroica Symphony finale. His approach has less of the urgent, seemingly improvisatory thrust which makes the Gilels DG performance (on LP only) so compelling, but the sharpness with which he characterizes each variation is a delight, each time bringing a moment of revelation, and often relating this essentially middle-period work to much later inspirations. The six Bagatelles of Op. 126 equally find Brendel giving these fragments a weight, concentration and seriousness to reflect what else Beethoven was writing at the time. There is a gruffness of expression with charm eliminated. The third Bagatelle is the more moving for its simple gravity, and only in the final one of the group does Brendel allow himself to relax in persuasive warmth. Fur Elise makes a simple, haunting prelude to the group and the six Ecossaises a jolly postude with Brendel evoking the bluff jollity of Austrian dance music.
Engegårdkvartetten - Beethoven, Nordheim & Bartok: String Quartets (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Engegårdkvartetten - Beethoven, Nordheim & Bartok: String Quartets (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:24 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The monumental creativity which Beethoven, Haydn and Bartók gave to the genre of the string quartet is our greatest inspiration. In the Harp we find Beethoven at his most entertaining and least problematic, although slightly provocative in the almost forced gentleness of the final movement. We chose to record the String Quartet 1956 including its incredibly atmospheric final Largo in honour of one of Norway's greatest composer, Arne Nordheim. The intensity and individuality of Bartók's 3rd Quartet make it a natural conclusion for us, juxtaposing the most intimate and lonely music with hard-hitting rhythmic sections which only Bartók could bring off.
Manfred Honeck - Strauss: Elektra & Der Rosenkavalier Suites (Live) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Manfred Honeck - Strauss: Elektra & Der Rosenkavalier Suites (Live) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 58:30 minutes | 2.53 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present this acclaimed live 2016 recording of orchestral suites based on two of the most significant operas in history. Der Rosenkavalier found its place in the concert hall from the beginning, first with two waltz sequences and later with the famous 1944 suite, but Elektra remained purely on the opera stage until now, thanks to Honeck's own symphonic adaptation in collaboration with Czech composer Tomás Ille.
Andreas Staier - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Andreas Staier - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 67:09 minutes | 549 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 1819, music publisher and composer Anton Diabelli sent a waltz of his own creation to all the important composers of the Austrian Empire, asking each of them to write a variation on it. His plan was to publish the variations in a patriotic volume called Vaterlandischer Kunstlerverein and to use the profits to benefit orphans and widows of the Napoleonic Wars. Beethoven chose to write not just a single variation, but a set of thirty-three. His audacious submission, the Diabelli Variations, has since become one of the most revered examples of the genre.