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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
Edding Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartet No.13, Quintet for Piano & Winds (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Edding Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartet No.13, Quintet for Piano & Winds (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:11 minutes | 1.33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The pairing of the two works on this album is unique in that one comes from the dawn, the other from the dusk of Ludwig van Beethoven’s career. Indeed, whereas the composer wrote the Quintet for winds and piano, op.16, when he was only 26 – the talented young man also excelled as a successful pianist – he did not finish his String Quartet, op.130, until a year before his death. The Edding Quartet proposes here the original version of the work, with the Grosse Fuge, op.133, as finale.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Fidelio (1995)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Fidelio (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:24 | 522 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Teldec Classics | Catalog: 4509-94560-2

Despite what the Gramophone says, I think this is the best digital Fidelio available. If you bought Harnoncourt's superb Beethoven cycle with the same orchestra, you will know what to expect: sharp tempos in early XIX Century fashion, and sensational orchestral playing. But there is also warmth and humanity in Harnoncourt's vision. This set reminds me of my favourite Fidelio: the Ferenc Fricsay recording in DG with Rysanek, Haefliger and DFD. Charlotte Margiono has the right voice for Leonore and gives an outstanding performance. The rest of the cast is also excellent.
Davide Cabassi - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 53, 54, 57 & Andante favori, WoO 57 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Davide Cabassi - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 53, 54, 57 & Andante favori, WoO 57 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:21 minutes | 979 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition top-prize winner Davide Cabassi made his orchestral debut at the age of thirteen with the RAI Radio Symphony Orchestra in Milan.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Beethoven: Piano Concertos (1973/2016) [24/96]

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Beethoven: Piano Concertos (1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 176:53 minutes | 2.97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This Grammy-winning release marks Vladimir Ashkenazy's first of three cycles of the complete Beethoven piano concertos and captures the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sir Georg Solti at the peak of their careers. Ashkenazy recorded these concertos in May 1971 and May 1972: in 1971 the third and fifth concertos were recorded; a year later the cycle was completed with the first, second and fourth concertos.

Wagner and Beethoven: Richard Wagner's Reception of Beethoven (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by insetes at Dec. 25, 2017
Wagner and Beethoven: Richard Wagner's Reception of Beethoven (Repost)

Wagner and Beethoven: Richard Wagner's Reception of Beethoven By Klaus Kropfinger, Peter Palmer
1991 | 300 Pages | ISBN: 0521342015 | PDF | 9 MB
Ifor James, Jennifer Patridge - Beethoven, Cherubini, Danzi: Classics Sonatas for French Horn  (1987)

Ifor James, Jennifer Patridge - Beethoven, Cherubini, Danzi: Classics Sonatas for French Horn (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:37 | 175 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EBS | Catalog: EBS6139

Over the years Ifor James (1931-2004) has played with numerous orchestras and many famous composers have written and dedicated works to him. He was also one of the world’s most successful teachers, having put over 100 people into the profession. On this CD he plays horn sonatas together with Jennifer Partridge. Beethoven’s horn sonata especially stands out from the programme, since it’s the only sonata that Beethoven wrote for a wind instrument.
Jon Manasse, Jon Nakamatsu & Clive Greensmith - Beethoven, Brahms, Weber: Trios & Duo (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Jon Manasse, Jon Nakamatsu & Clive Greensmith - Beethoven, Brahms, Weber: Trios & Duo (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:22 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Noble Tenderness. 'Ideal for expressing feelings and ideas of the most poetic kind' (in the opinion of Hector Berlioz), the clarinet takes center stage in this programme of chamber works ranging from Beethoven's youthful Trio in B-flat major op.11 via Weber's sparkling Grand duo concertant op.48 to Brahms’ autumnal Trio in A minor op.114. 'From the first note to the last, this was an explosively brilliant and beautifully controlled performance with artistic ensemble precision such as we rarely hear.' (Peninsula Reviews, concert review of op.48)
Alban Berg Quartett - Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Opp. 127, 130-133 & 135 (1989) (3CD Box Set)

Alban Berg Quartett - Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Opp. 127, 130-133 & 135 (1989) (3CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, jng) | 838 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 440 mb
Classical | Label: EMI Classics / 7243 4 76820 2 5

If you don't already have any recordings of Beethoven's late string quartets, by all means get this one by the Alban Berg Quartet. There hasn't been a set to equal it since it was originally released in a different configuration in the early '90s - the Emerson's overly enthusiastic but not especially insightful set? oh, come on! - and there hadn't been many to equal it before the '90s, only the Quartetto Italiano's wonderfully balanced and incredibly lovely set, the Quatuor Végh's supremely intense and transcendentally sublime set, and the Berg's own earlier, extremely concentrated and austerely passionate studio set.
Walter Gieseking, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart, Beethoven: Philharmonia Wind Quartet (1996)

Walter Gieseking, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart, Beethoven: Philharmonia Wind Quartet (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:40 | 274 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | Catalog: SBT 1091

Walter Gieseking is joined by stellar wind players, including the great hornist Dennis Brain; and the Quintets have a gleaming, robust quality that make them irresistible. They were recorded in the mid- 1950s, a time when Gieseking sometimes operated on automatic pilot, but here he sounds involved and fluent; the keyboard part played with aristocratic grace and, where appropriate, sparkling high spirits. The filler is one of Herbert von Karajan's few successful Mozart recordings, aided immeasurably by the expert first-desk soloists of the Philharmonia.