Beethoven Overtures

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch - Beethoven: Overtures (1956) [TR24][SM][OF]

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch - Beethoven: Overtures (1956)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | 00:47:00 | 1,97 Gb | 5% Recovery
Classical, Orchestral | © 2016 Sony Classical

A genial conductor with a particular gift for French music, Charles Munch extended the Boston Symphony's glory years (begun under the baton of Serge Koussevitzky) into the early 1960s. Munch was so venerated that conservative Bostonians even declined to fuss over rumors that he was having an affair with his niece, pianist Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer; they wrote it off as part of his romantic French nature. Paradoxically, Munch was not precisely French. He was born in Alsace-Lorraine, which at the time (1891) was controlled by Germany and has long hovered between two cultural worlds. Munch himself benefitted from both French and German musical training, and his first important musical posts were in Germany…
Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Overtures; String Quartet Op.131 (2008/1978)

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Overtures; String Quartet Op.131 (2008/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.80 Gb (DVD9) | 92 min+6 min (bonus)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

"The virtuosity and unanimity of the VPO strings command the highest respect. The grave opening fugue, the brilliant scherzo and the impassioned finale sound terrific … a fabulous disc." - Gramophone
Herbert von Karajan In Concert: Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rossini, Wagner, Weber (2008/1974)

Karajan In Concert: Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rossini, Wagner, Weber (2008/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.19Gb+4.19Gb (2xDVD5) | 207 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English

“this DVD brings compelling accounts of the master at work, visually as well as aurally. There is a powerful intensity to the Beethoven overtures and the opening of William Tell is beautifully done, with glorious playing from the Berliners…There is plenty of fascinating archival material to see; and within the maestro's obviously glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, he emerges as a musical communicator of warmth - and humour too. A most revealing issue.” (The Penguin Guide)
Oliver Schnyder - The Beethoven Project - The 5 Piano Concertos & 4 Overtures (2017)

Oliver Schnyder - The Beethoven Project - The 5 Piano Concertos & 4 Overtures
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 206:50 min | 895 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Sony Classical is delighted to bring you the latest album from the sensational pianist, Oliver Schnyder, featuring a selection of Ludwig van Beethoven’s greatest works including his complete piano concertos and selected overtures. Dubbed the “piano poet” and with over 12,000 fans on Facebook alone, Schynder’s aesthetic approach is compared with that of the great pianists Kempff, Schnabel, Fischer and Barenboim. Ludwig van Beethoven stands for independence of mind, for revolutionary ideas, for music that reaches far beyond his own time.
Oliver Schnyder - The Beethoven Project - The 5 Piano Concertos & 4 Overtures (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Oliver Schnyder - The Beethoven Project - The 5 Piano Concertos & 4 Overtures (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 206:50 minutes | 4.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Sony Classical is delighted to bring you the latest album from the sensational pianist, Oliver Schnyder, featuring a selection of Ludwig van Beethoven’s greatest works including his complete piano concertos and selected overtures. Dubbed the “piano poet” and with over 12,000 fans on Facebook alone, Schynder’s aesthetic approach is compared with that of the great pianists Kempff, Schnabel, Fischer and Barenboim. Ludwig van Beethoven stands for independence of mind, for revolutionary ideas, for music that reaches far beyond his own time.
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Weber: Overtures (2011)

Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Weber: Overtures (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:35 | 299 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BID-SACD-1760

The overtures of early Romantic composer Carl Maria von Weber are among his most appealing works, and their colorful orchestration, vivid scene-painting, and abundant tunefulness have made them favorite concert openers, long after most of their associated operas dropped out of the repertoire. This generous bybrid SACD by the Tapiola Sinfonietta, conducted by Jean-Jacques Kantorow, presents the most popular overtures Oberon, Euryanthe, and Der Freischütz with seven less famous but equally engaging pieces that fill out the program.
Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009) (Repost)

Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:10 | 519 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Accent | Catalog: ACC 24199

The Augustinus Muziekcentrum in Antwerp is a deconsecrated church repurposed for concerts, especially in the field of early music. The venue may work well for some pieces, but it's bothersome in this program of comic vocal and instrumental music by Telemann, where it's completely inappropriate. The two comic cantatas here presuppose an intimate environment of connoisseurs, but the voice of soprano soloist Dorothee Mields gets lots in the church's vast spaces to such an extent that text intelligibility is a problem, even with the aid of printed texts in German, Dutch, French, and English./quote]
Orchestre National de Lille & Darrell Ang - Offenbach: Overtures (2017)

Orchestre National de Lille & Darrell Ang - Offenbach: Overtures
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:35 min | 296 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Jacques Offenbach is best remembered for his operettas, but the dramatic Ouverture à grand orchestre is a rarely heard early piece that presages his future in musical theatre. The enduring popularity of Orpheus in the Underworld is due in no small part to the Can-Can, now one of the most iconic pieces in Western classical music. Orpheus was Offenbachs first full-length operetta, and The Drum-Majors Daughter was to be his last, those in between including the popular vaudeville of Monsieur et Madame Denis, humorous satires on Parisian life, and La belle Hélène, an instant success that enjoyed an initial run of 700 performances.
Ludger Remy, Les Amis de Philippe - Johann Friedrich Fasch: Dresden Overtures, Sinfonias & Concertos (2008)

Ludger Rémy, Les Amis de Philippe - Johann Friedrich Fasch: Dresden Overtures, Sinfonias & Concertos (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 421 Mb | Total time: 76:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 424-2 | Recorded: 2008

Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758) was a forward-looking musician who, though a contemporary of Bach, anticipated Haydn and Mozart in the classical style of his compositions. In his younger years he held several positions before he became the music director for the chapel at the court in Zerbst, where he remained for 36 years. He also enjoyed a close connection with Dresden musicians, chiefly with the concertmaster of the Dresden court orchestra, Pisendel. These works are thought to have been some of Fasch's many compositions for the famous orchestra at Dresden.
Two of these are three-movement works called overtures; these represent a kind of "overture symphony" that Fasch created himself. Two string symphonies and two concertos are included also, the concertos showing the influence of Vivaldi, whom Fasch admired. With the exception of one symphony, which has four movements, every work here has three.
(Ardella Crawford)
Beethoven - Complete Sonatas For Violin & Piano - Renaud Capucon & Frank Braley (2010) {3CD Virgin Classics 50999 642001}

Beethoven - Complete Sonatas For Violin & Piano - Renaud Capuçon & Frank Braley (2010) {3CD Virgin Classics 50999 642001}
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© 2010 Virgin Classics / EMI Records | 50999 642001
Classical / Sonatas / Piano / Violin

Among the many genres Beethoven used to build on his reputation upon his arrival in Vienna, the violin sonatas allowed him not only to demonstrate his own prowess on the keyboard, but also played to the increasing popularity of chamber works that might be attempted by sophisticated amateurs. Following Mozart's trend of liberating the violin from a mere secondary role, Beethoven continued to bring about the equality of both instruments in all of his duo sonatas. Performing these 10 sonatas is the splendid duo of violinist Renaud Capuçon and pianist Frank Braley. The recordings take place in la Chaux de Fonds concert hall in Switzerland, a venue that offers listeners an exceptionally wonderful, intimate sound quality even on a CD.