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Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Ives: Robert Browning Overture; Hartmann: Symphonie No.3 (1995)

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Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Ives: Robert Browning Overture;  Hartmann: Symphonie No.3 (1995)

Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Charles Ives: Robert Browning Overture; Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonie No.3 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 196 Mb | Total time: 51:59 | Scans included
Classical | EMI Classics | # 5 55254 2 | Recorded: 1994

This recording offers impassioned, clear, and intelligent presentations of two little-known but impressive pieces of earlier twentieth century music.

Ingo Metzmacher - Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5; Zimmermann; Stravinsky (1997)

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Ingo Metzmacher - Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5; Zimmermann; Stravinsky (1997)

Ingo Metzmacher - Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5; Zimmermann: Symphonie in einem Satz; Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 68:00 | Scans included
Classical | EMI Classics | # 5 56184 2 | Recorded: 1995, 1996

The symphonies presented on this CD are all quite different in their compositional intentions and basic stylistic traits, but they do evidence certain parallels in their formal design (two works in one movement, two times three movements), their origins and in several other aspects.

Bamberger Symphoniker, Neeme Jarvi - Arvo Part: Cello concerto 'Pro et contra', Perpetuum mobile, Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (1989)

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Bamberger Symphoniker, Neeme Jarvi - Arvo Part: Cello concerto 'Pro et contra', Perpetuum mobile, Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (1989)

Arvo Pärt: Cello concerto 'Pro et contra', Perpetuum mobile, Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (1989)
Bamberger Symphoniker, conducted by Neeme Järvi; Frans Helmerson, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:04:56
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-434

The symphonies of Arvo Pärt will surprise anyone familiar with his contemplative, mature style. Pärt began life as a member of the Eastern European modern school, not so far removed from contemporaries such as Penderecki and Górecki. His three symphonies show his gradual renunciation of the more radical aspects of his musical syntax, a return to emotional directness, and the beginnings of that otherworldly quality that has become the outstanding feature of his later work. Not all listeners have traveled the path with him, some finding his recent music tedious and pretentious rather than spiritual, and these three relatively early symphonies really do add a welcome depth and roundness of profile to a composer who can all too easily seem one-dimensional. It's important to keep in mind that, unlike so many members of today's pseudospiritual school of composers (England's John Tavener being the prime example), Pärt is a real composer operating even in the most mystical musings. Järvi deserves real credit for calling attention to this fact in such a powerful way.

Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Hartmann: Symphonie Nr. 4; Messiaen: Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum (1993)

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Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Hartmann: Symphonie Nr. 4; Messiaen: Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum (1993)

Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Hartmann: Symphonie Nr. 4; Messiaen: Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 246 Mb | Total time: 63:05 | Scans included
Classical | EMI Classics | # 7 54916 2 | Recorded: 1993

The first commercial gramophone recording of a German symphony after World War II was that of Karl Amadeus Hartmann's Foutrh Symphony for string orchestra under the derection of Franz André. More than fourty years later, this work once agains opens a complete studio recording of Hartmann's symphonie, now under Ingo Metzmacher.

Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Hartmann: Miserae, Gesangsszene; Dallapiccola: Canti di liberazione (1997)

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Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Hartmann: Miserae, Gesangsszene; Dallapiccola: Canti di liberazione (1997)

Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Hartmann: Miserae, Gesangsszene; Dallapiccola: Canti di liberazione (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 67:10 | Scans included
Classical | EMI Classics | 5 56468 2 | Recorded: 1997

A CD of the Bamberger Symphoniker, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, was recently released, featuring works by Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963) and Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975). The pairing of these works will not be a coincidence, because both composers were not only friends, but they also shared a number of characteristics, such as the proclamation of humane ideals and the pursuit of expressiveness. Perhaps their only point of contention was the twelve-tone technique, which Hartmann didn't like, while Dallapiccola was intensively involved with it.

Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonien Nos. 7 & 8 (1997)

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Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonien Nos. 7 & 8 (1997)

Ingo Metzmacher, Bamberger Symphoniker - Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonien Nos. 7 & 8 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 236 Mb | Total time: 56:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 56427 2 | Recorded: 1996

It is quite incredible that the genre of the Symphonie lives on after Mahler. Mahler's Ninth Symphonie was a farewell to beauty,the Master Signifier and the images of childhood, the fragmented yet challenging experience of the metropolis. The transgression of beauty was to cloud over Europe in ways Mahler's imagination could hardly fathom. With Hartmann the Symphonie lives in a exiled world, it is not one free to speak, it is one where the voice, (as Agamben says someplace) carries Being, yet in what form? It is a voice smashed from the SS jackboots, a voice of the dispossessed and the homeless.

Bamberger Symphoniker; Jose Serebrier - P. I. Tchaikovsky - Shakespeare: Hamlet; The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet (2002)

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Bamberger Symphoniker; Jose Serebrier - P. I. Tchaikovsky - Shakespeare: Hamlet; The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet (2002)

P. I. Tchaikovsky - Shakespeare: Hamlet; The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet (2002)
Bamberger Symphoniker; José Serebrier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1073 | Time: 01:01:48

What a good idea to couple Tchaikovsky's three fantasy overtures inspired by Shakespeare. José Serebrier writes an illuminating note on the genesis of each of the three, together with an analysis of their structure. He notes that once Tchaikovsky had established his concept of the fantasy overture in the first version of Romeo andJuliet in 1869 – slow introduction leading to alternating fast and slow sections, with slow coda – he used it again both in the 1812 Overture and Hamlet. The Tempest (1873) has similarly contrasting sections, but begins and ends with a gently evocative seascape, with shimmering arpeggios from strings divided in 13 parts. It's typical of Serebrier's performance that he makes that effect sound so fresh and original. In many ways, early as it is, this is stylistically the most radical of the three overtures here, with sharp echoes of Berlioz in some of the woodwind effects. The clarity of Serebrier's performance, both in texture and in structure, helps to bring that out, as does a warm and analytical BIS recording. Hamlet, dating from much later, is treated to a similarly fresh and dramatic reading, with Serebrier bringing out the yearningly Russian flavour of the lovely oboe theme representing Ophelia.

Michael Gordon - Dystopia & Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (2015)

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Michael Gordon - Dystopia & Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (2015)

Michael Gordon: Dystopia; Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (2015)
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by David Robertson
Bamberger Symphoniker, conducted by Jonathan Nott

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Postminimalism | Label: Cantaloup Music | # CA21105 | Time: 00:52:39

Call it postminimalist, totalist, or maximalist, the orchestral music of Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon is big, loud, frenzied, and assertive, jam-packed with stylistic references, dense with inventive orchestration, and overflowing with virtuoso activity. Dystopia, performed by David Robertson and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is a kaleidoscopic portrait of the city of Los Angeles, created in collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison. This live recording of the work's premiere at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, January 12, 2008, captures the energy and spontaneity of the music, which at times is quite reminiscent of the hubbub of the Shrovetide Fair in Stravinsky's Petrushka, though one must imagine that the listening experience with the film was overwhelming. In contrast, Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony is not so much a wall of sound as a multi-layered gloss on its original material, an echo of Beethoven's music warped and reshaped through glissandi, microtones, clusters, montage, and other modern techniques.