Beethoven 7

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 & Op. 126 (2007/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 & Op. 126
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 41:34 min | 358 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2007/2015

There are always two caveats with any recording by Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. First, Gould was always humming and moaning along with his own performances. Second, he fooled around with tempo, articulation, rhythm, form, structure, and expressive markings. This means potential listeners must always be advised that any expectations they bring to the music will almost always be utterly confounded by Gould's performance. So it is here in his 1974 recording of Beethoven's Bagatelles Opp. 33 and 126.
Sir Thomas Beecham & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Ascona, 1957: Beethoven, Handel, Delius, Sibelius (2000)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.7; George Frideric Handel - Love in Bath: Ballet Suite
Frederick Delius - A Village Romeo and Juliet; Jean Sibelius - Alla marcia da: Karelia Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AURA | # AUR 142-2 ADD | Time: 01:11:54

Beethoven reputedly wasn't Beecham's favorite composer, but you wouldn't know it from this performance; it's exceedingly well conceived, highly energetic, and has that unique Beecham sparkle to it. The fillers also are delightful. All recorded in Ascona, Switzerland in 1957.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2012)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:17 | 806 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Phi | Catalog: LPH 007

Philippe Herreweghe's 2011 recording of Ludwig van Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in D major receives high marks, not only for the elegant period treatment, but also for the profound conviction of the performance. The Collegium Vocale Ghent and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées deliver the music with a somewhat smaller sound than one usually hears in modern performances; the Classical proportions of the ensembles allow details to stand out with utter clarity and the choral parts to move with greater fluidity and transparency than permitted with much larger choruses.
Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016)

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 331:03 min | 760 MB
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2016

Sir Colin Davis was instrumental in the development and success of LSO Live, including the label’s first Grammy award. He also played a huge part in the pre-eminence of the LSO across the globe for more than 50 years. A ‘master Sibelian’ his landmark cycle of the complete symphonies on LSO Live has been described as possibly "the finest Sibelius cycle on disc" by The Observer.
Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Sonatas Opp.7, 14 & 22 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Sonatas Opp.7, 14 & 22 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:42 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Maurizio Pollini continues to complete his cycle of recordings of all of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas. This is the second to last disc before Pollini completes the Beethoven Sonatas Cycle.
Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 31 & 49 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 31 & 49 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:12 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Deutsche Grammophon is proud to release a stunning new recording of Beethoven piano sonatas by Maurizio Pollini. This final recording from 2014 brings a 40-year project to completion: he now presents studio recordings of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas.
Abdel Rahman El Bacha - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Abdel Rahman El Bacha - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 636:48 minutes | 8.72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

'Over and above the purely musical aspect that makes Beethoven one of the greatest composers of all time, what stands out for me is the lesson of a moral being: insofar as Beethoven sets himself immensly high standards, immense rigour and courage - in his life, in everything he undertakes, in the authenticity of even the slightest of his artistic gestures - his attitude must rub off on his interpreter. That's why I think that, for me, Beethoven has represented not only one of the most profound lessons in music, but also a lesson in life.' Abdel Rahman El Bacha
Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - The Beethoven Journey (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - The Beethoven Journey (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 188:17 minutes | 3.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

2014/15 is the crowning season of the Beethoven Journey. Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra have now recorded all of the Beethoven piano concertos, they will be performing the works in 16 cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. Full-cycle residencies in 2014/15 will include (in chronological order): Bonn, Lucerne, Vienna, Paris, New York, London, Shanghai. The Beethoven Journey is a four-year collaborative project between celebrated pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Together they have recorded all of the Beethoven Piano Concertos, as well as the Choral Fantasy, with Andsnes not only playing but also directing the orchestra.
Paavali Jumppanen - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol 4: Opp. 31 'The Tempest', 78, 79, 81a 'Les Adieux' & 90 (2016)

Paavali Jumppanen - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 4:
Opp. 31 'The Tempest', 78, 79, 81a 'Les Adieux' & 90 (2016)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 273 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE1290-2D | Time: 01:58:52

This double-CD release is a fourth volume in pianist Paavali Jumppanen’s ongoing recording cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas. This release includes Piano Sonatas Nos. 16–18 & 24–27 – written between 1801–02 and 1809–14, and belonging to the middle period of the composer’s oeuvre.
Brentano String Quartet - Beethoven: Late String Quartets & Grosse Fuge (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Brentano String Quartet - Beethoven: Late String Quartets & Grosse Fuge (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:36 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Brentano Quartet delivers the third volume of Beethoven's Late Quartets for Aeon, this disc featuring Opp. 130 and 133. The relation between form and language seems to haunt all the writing of his Quartet in B flat major. Indeed, the composer struggles with the enigmatic question of our intimate experience in relation to music and the sense of musical composition. On the other hand, in the Grosse Fuge, op.133, Beethoven the visionary proclaims his unshakeable faith in a world like a will facing menace and chaos.