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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop - M. Brouwer: Rhapsodies (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop - M. Brouwer: Rhapsodies (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop - M. Brouwer: Rhapsodies (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 59:13 minutes | 1,09 GB
Classical | Label: Naxos Records, Official Digital Download

Margaret Brouwer is a composer renowned for her music’s lyricism, imagery and emotional power. The five premiere recordings on this album span 24 years. Brouwer grew up in a Dutch/American community and her Symphony no.1 ‘Lake Voices’ encodes both a recurring Dutch hymn-like melody and the rhapsodic, sparkling sonorities of a lake vista. Rhapsody, Concerto for Orchestra provides dazzling sounds and virtuosic challenges, while Pluto, written during a period of loss, offers destructive but also restorative moments. Elsewhere, Brouwer evokes the beauties of nature and sailing at dawn.

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, WAB 103 "Wagner" (1877 Version) (2024) [24/96]

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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, WAB 103 "Wagner" (1877 Version) (2024) [24/96]

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz & Markus Poschner - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, WAB 103 "Wagner" (1877 Version, Ed. L. Nowak) (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 66:01 minutes | 1,19 GB
Classical | Label: Capriccio, Official Digital Download

Anton Bruckner began the revision of his Third Symphony after completing the Fifth on 16 May 1876 and continued working on it sporadically until 28 April 1877. Then, after the Vienna Philharmonic rejected the Symphony for a third time, Bruckner’s friend, Hofkapellmeister Johann Herbeck, took matters into his own hands. He arranged to conduct the work himself on the concert series of the Society for the Friends of Music [Gesellschaftskonzerte] on 16 December 1877. After Herbeck passed away unexpectedly, Bruckner was forced to conduct the symphony himself. The performance proved to be one of the worst debacles of his career. The players were rude and unreceptive, and the audience left the concert hall in droves.

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop - John Adams (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop - John Adams (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop - John Adams: City Noir, Fearful Symmetries & Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 69:06 minutes | 1,29 GB
Classical | Label: Naxos Records, Official Digital Download

John Adams’ music has long since captured the admiration of listeners for its inimitable American qualities. City Noir was inspired by the cultural and social history of Los Angeles, with Adams calling it ‘an imaginary film score’ in its evocation of a terse, melodramatic and menace-drenched sound world. Fearful Symmetries exemplifies Adams’ steamroller motor rhythms, endlessly inventive in their shifts of timbre, texture and color. The album ends with a work dedicated to Marin Alsop, a capricious “Spider Dance” of memorable rhythmic drive.

Baiba Skride - Britten: Violin Concerto in D Minor & Double Concerto for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in B Minor (2024) [24/96]

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Baiba Skride - Britten: Violin Concerto in D Minor & Double Concerto for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in B Minor (2024) [24/96]

Baiba Skride, Ivan Vukčević, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop - Britten: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 15 & Double Concerto for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in B Minor (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 58:52 minutes | 1,06 GB
Classical | Label: Orfeo, Official Digital Download

The story of the discovery and resurrection of Britten’s Double Concerto for Violin and Viola is one of those rare musicological moments that can capture the interest of even the casual music lover. Britten had started composing it as a very young man but never quite finished it, even though the work had progressed quite far. So, it was only after his death that the premiere took place, in 1997. Unlike that work, the Violin Concerto, Op. 15 found itself immediately thrust onto the world’s musical stage, its genesis having been rather straightforward, if hardly smooth. Britten had left Great Britain before the outbreak of World War II in Europe and so he composed it in Canada and the US.

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Markus Poschner - Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, WAB 102 (2024) [24/96]

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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Markus Poschner - Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, WAB 102 (2024) [24/96]

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Markus Poschner - Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, WAB 102 (1872 Version, Ed. W. Carragan) (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 60:44 minutes | 1,05 GB
Classical | Label: Capriccio, Official Digital Download

The most comprehensive Bruckner Symphonies cycle, including all available versions. Capriccio’s Complete Bruckner Symphonies Edition includes all versions of the symphonies either published or to be published under the auspices of the Austrian National Library and the International Bruckner Society in the Neue Anton Bruckner Gesamtausgabe (The New Anton Bruckner Complete Edition). Bruckner’s Second Symphony is rarely heard in its 1877 version, and it has remained virtually unperformed in the 1872 original version.

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Michael Gielen - Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Op. 53 & Penderecki: Dies Irae (2022) [24/48]

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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Michael Gielen - Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Op. 53 & Penderecki: Dies Irae (2022) [24/48]

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Michael Gielen - Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Op. 53 & Penderecki: Dies Irae (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 59:42 minutes | 564 MB
Classical | Label: Orfeo, Official Digital Download

Despite all the differences in the musical language of the works by the Polish composers Karol Szymanowski and Krzysztof Penderecki included on this recording, they are united by their quality as a lament: Szymanowski's Stabat mater, completed in 1926 and based on a Polish translation rather than the original Latin text of the medieval poem, is still considered one of the most important contributions to 20th-century music.

Karan Armstrong, Roland Hermann, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony, Op. 18 (2021) [24/48]

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Karan Armstrong, Roland Hermann, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony, Op. 18 (2021) [24/48]

Karan Armstrong, Roland Hermann, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Michael Gielen - Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony, Op. 18 (Live) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 62:15 minutes | 639 MB
Classical, Vocal | Label: Orfeo, Official Digital Download

Alexander Zemlinsky composed his Lyric Symphony, Op. 18 for soprano, baritone and orchestra during his time as musical director of the New German Theatre in Prague, where he had moved in 1911 from Vienna. It was generally regarded as his corresponding equivalent to Mahler’s Lied von der Erde and is based on Nobel Prize laureate and most important representative of modern Indian literature Rabindranath Tagore.

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop - Voyages: Orchestral Music by James Lee III (2022) [24/96]

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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop - Voyages: Orchestral Music by James Lee III (2022) [24/96]

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop - Voyages: Orchestral Music by James Lee III (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 68:51 minutes | 1,33 GB
Classical | Label: Avie Records, Official Digital Download

In Voyages, prolific American composer James Lee III takes the listener on a colourful journey through his endlessly creative orchestral music with ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.

Gabriel Schwabe, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Christopher Ward - Elgar & Bridge: Cello Concertos (2021) [24/96]

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Gabriel Schwabe, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Christopher Ward - Elgar & Bridge: Cello Concertos (2021) [24/96]

Gabriel Schwabe, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Christopher Ward - Elgar & Bridge: Cello Concertos (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 56:08 minutes | 1,16 GB
Classical | Label: Naxos Records, Official Digital Download

These two masterpieces are shadowed by the events of the First World War. Elgar’s Cello Concerto, an intensely poignant, reflective and individual musical statement, has enjoyed unflagging popularity among musicians and listeners for over 100 years. By contrast, Frank Bridge’s Oration (Concerto elegiaco) remained unperformed for decades after its early hearings. Yet it shares spiritual affinities with Elgar’s work and serves as a funeral address of huge solemnity and narrative power in its outcry against the futility of war.

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Roberto Paternostro - Dohnányi & Weiner: Orchestral Works (2021) [24/96]

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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Roberto Paternostro - Dohnányi & Weiner: Orchestral Works (2021) [24/96]

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Roberto Paternostro - Dohnányi & Weiner: Orchestral Works (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 74:34 minutes | 1,3 GB
Classical | Label: Capriccio, Official Digital Download

Ernst von Dohnanyi was one of the most versatile and influential musicians of his time but his works are now seldom played. A gap which Capriccio want to fill now with this fifth recording of his late romantic, sensual music, deeply rooted in the Austro-German classical tradition.