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Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic - Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker (2017)

Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic - Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:08:26 | 1.10 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2017

One of his peculiarities was that he usually conducted concerts with his eyes closed, vexing many orchestra musicians. However, through Karajan’s intense rehearsals they were thoroughly prepared for performances. “His philosophy was that everything the orchestra needs had to happen beforehand,” the string bassist Rudolf Watzel recalled. Under Herbert von Karajan the Berliner Philharmoniker developed their very own performance culture, characterised by a beauty of sound, enchanting legati, virtuosity and perfection. He preferred to concentrate on the classical-romantic repertoire: Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Strauss. In addition, he devoted himself to the Second Viennese School and leading composers of the early 20th century like Ravel, Stravinsky and Debussy, taking occasional excursions into the contemporary era with works by Messiaen and Henze, even Penderecki.

Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at April 23, 2017
Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment

Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment by Laurence Brockliss, Ritchie Robertson
2016 | ISBN: 0198783930 | English | 272 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Barclay James Harvest - Berlin (1982)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 5, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Berlin (1982)

Barclay James Harvest - Berlin: A Concert for the People (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1983 | Polydor, 800 026-2 | ~ 290 or 123 Mb | Scans(png) -> 28 Mb
Progressive Rock

Cut live at the Reichstag in the German city, Berlin is very different from The Live Tapes, with a rather leaner, harder-rocking sound, and more of a dance-rock feel as well, and is also miked much closer for a more intimate sound…
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Handel: Water Music (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Handel: Water Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:22 minutes | 913 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music for a royal excursion. On 17 July 1717, King George I of England went up by Water to Chelsea, and was entertain d with an excellent Consort of Musick…composed specially by the famous Handel . The fifty musicians cost the…princely sum of £150 but their hunting horns, trumpets, flutes and the rest so delighted the company that the concert was repeated three times in the course of the evening. No doubt the matchless virtuosos of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin will repeat that feat in your living room!
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Das Rheingold (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 406) {2x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold WWV 86a
Tomasz Konieczny / Christian Elsner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 628 MB | Full Artwork: 829 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"…Janowski's pacing and preparation of the orchestra is masterly. Reacting with sensitivity to the score, the tender & reflective scenes are given space to breathe without taxing the singers into strained tone. (…) The more one hears, the more one appreciates the vocal acting as well as the superlative orchestral contribution (make no mistake, there are at least 3 world class orchestras resident in Berlin today). This listener (at least) is eagerly awaiting the next installment of the Ring." ~sa-cd.net
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Das Rheingold (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 406) {2x Hybrid-SACD // ISO} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold WWV 86a
Tomasz Konieczny / Christian Elsner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
2xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 6,49 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 406 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"…Janowski's pacing and preparation of the orchestra is masterly. Reacting with sensitivity to the score, the tender & reflective scenes are given space to breathe without taxing the singers into strained tone. (…) The more one hears, the more one appreciates the vocal acting as well as the superlative orchestral contribution (make no mistake, there are at least 3 world class orchestras resident in Berlin today). This listener (at least) is eagerly awaiting the next installment of the Ring." ~sa-cd.net
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tannhäuser (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 405) {3x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg WWV 70
Albert Dohmen / Robert Dean Smith / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
3xSACD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 749 MB | Full Artwork: 745 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 405 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"This is the 6th instalment of PentaTone’s successful Wagner Edition. It is the first time in the recording history that a label records all major Wagner opera’s with the same orchestra, choir and conductor. This makes the PentaTone Wagner Edition a great collector’s item. All operas are recorded live in the Philharmonie in Berlin. The first five recordings were awarded with “Editor’s Choice” (Gramophone), Recording of the Month and Opera Choice of the Month (BBC Music Magazine), CD of the week (Sunday Times). Based on the reviews of the concert we expect high scores for the Tannhäuser recording as well." ~prestoclassical
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tannhäuser (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 405) {3x Hybrid-SACD // ISO} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg WWV 70
Albert Dohmen / Robert Dean Smith / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
3xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 7,82 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 405 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"This is the 6th instalment of PentaTone’s successful Wagner Edition. It is the first time in the recording history that a label records all major Wagner opera’s with the same orchestra, choir and conductor. This makes the PentaTone Wagner Edition a great collector’s item. All operas are recorded live in the Philharmonie in Berlin. The first five recordings were awarded with “Editor’s Choice” (Gramophone), Recording of the Month and Opera Choice of the Month (BBC Music Magazine), CD of the week (Sunday Times). Based on the reviews of the concert we expect high scores for the Tannhäuser recording as well." ~prestoclassical

Berlin - Master Series (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 29, 2017
Berlin - Master Series (1997)

Berlin - Master Series (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, SynthPop, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Mercury | # 534 434-2 | 01:14:22

Berlin reached their commercial peak – and their creative low point – with "Take My Breath Away" in 1986. While it's really not a bad song, the Top Gun hit removed the group from their new romantic roots, straying into adult contemporary territory. Master Series is an enjoyable career summary that collects nearly every track from Berlin that is worth collecting. Like many American new wave groups, Berlin was a superb singles band, but their albums were somewhat inconsistent. And their earliest work is the best, especially MTV classics like "Masquerade," "Dancing in Berlin," and "The Metro." On the naughty "Sex (I'm A…)," singer Terri Nunn shocked pop radio years before Madonna with its pornographic moans and groans and racy lyrics. "The Metro" encapsulates Berlin's affection for European new wave music with its somber, swirling synthesizers and sad, cold-as-ice vocals. The spiteful "No More Words" rips away the saccharine layers of "Take My Breath Away".
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Lohengrin (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 403) {3x Hybrid-SACD // SACD-ISO} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Lohengrin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Rundfunkchor Berlin / Marek Janowski
3xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 9,24 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 403 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"PentaTone have definitely established a winning formula for success with the ten Wagner operas they are currently recording in association with Deutschlandradio Kultur in Berlin. (…) The presentation of this set is excellent. Thankfully, it includes a well translated German/ English libretto (unlike the travesty supplied with the Bychkov version), a thought provoking essay on the opera by Steffen Georgi and full artist biographies. Though my own allegiance to the Bychkov version among recent recordings remains steadfast this Janowski account is unlikely to disappoint. It will surely be welcomed by avid Wagnerites and makes one eager for the next issue in what is proving to be a superlative series." ~sa-cd.net