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Trio Origo - Ludwig van Beethoven: Clarinet Trios (2020)

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Trio Origo - Ludwig van Beethoven: Clarinet Trios (2020)

Trio Origo - Ludwig van Beethoven: Clarinet Trios (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 252 Mb | Total time: 60:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 96215 | Recorded: 2019

At the heart of Trio Origo's repertoire are the earliest trios composed for clarinet, cello and piano. The origins of the repertoire lie in the Gassenhauer Trio composed by Beethoven in 1797 for a clarinetist, probably Joseph Bähr, who also suggested to the composer that he use a hit tune known as a Gassenhauer from a recent opera by Joseph Weigl. Beethoven (uncharacteristically, but with perhaps an eye on the works future commercial success) duly obliged, and made Weigls tune the basis for his theme-and-variations finale but he also produced a version of the trio substituting the clarinet for the violin to ensure its popularity.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.67 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.48 Gb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10720(3), 10798(3), 10925(3) | Time: 10:43:14

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s landmark series of Beethoven’s complete sonatas. Bavouzet has taken this programme to the most prestigious venues around the world and continues to perform it. Gramophone has nominated him several times for its Artist of the Year award, arguing that "Bavouzet’s chronological journey through the Beethoven sonatas has not been surpassed in the last 30 years. Yes, it’s that good."

Artemis Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (2011) 7CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Artemis Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (2011) 7CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Artemis Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (2011) 7CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.27 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.16 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 0708582 6 | Time: 08:36:29

This 2011 box set from the Artemis Quartet marks Virgin Classics' first complete cycle of Beethoven String Quartets. Over the past two seasons, the Berlin-based Artemis Quartet has been performing Beethoven around the world. The New York Times hailed them as "one of the most impressive of the new generation of string quartets," and has described their Beethoven performances as "organic… riveting… engrossing… brilliant." the first of the Artemis Quartet's Virgin Classics CDs of Beethoven Quartets was released in the Fall of 2005. Now, nearly six years later, the complete Beethoven cycle becomes available in a box of seven CDs, which includes two previously unreleased items: The quartet No 10, op 74, known as the 'Harp', and a transcription for string quartet, proudly made by Beethoven himself, of the Piano Sonata No 9, op 14.

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Pablo Heras-Casado, Freiburger Barockorchester - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 (2020)

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Kristian Bezuidenhout, Pablo Heras-Casado, Freiburger Barockorchester - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 (2020)

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Pablo Heras-Casado, Freiburger Barockorchester - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 195 Mb | Total time: 45:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM902413 | Recorded: 2017

In their own way Beethoven’s five piano concertos relate a part of their composer’s life. In the previous volume of this complete recording, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Pablo Heras-Casado and the musicians of the Freiburger Barockorchester explored the beginning (Concerto no.2, a springboard to Viennese fame) and the end (the ‘Emperor’) of the story. They now turn to the most personal of all the Beethoven concertos, the Fourth which, at a time when the spectre of total deafness threatened his career, shattered the conventions of the genre - as did such orchestral works as Coriolan and the Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus.

Nicolas Altstaedt, Alexander Lonquich - Beethoven: Complete Works for Fortepiano and Violoncello (2020)

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Nicolas Altstaedt, Alexander Lonquich - Beethoven: Complete Works for Fortepiano and Violoncello (2020)

Nicolas Altstaedt, Alexander Lonquich - Beethoven: Complete Works for Fortepiano and Violoncello (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 527 Mb | Total time: 145:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 577 | Recorded: 2019

Beethoven’s output for forte piano and violoncello is fascinating because it covers every period of his career, from early to late, with references to Bach in op.69 and op.102 no.2 and an especially innovative and amazingly modern musical language. For this complete set, which includes the variations on themes from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Nicolas Altstaedt was keen to record on an instrument with gut strings, a Guadagnini from Piacenza dated 1749, and using a Classical bow. Alexander Lonquich, his faithful recital partner – they been inseparable companions since the day Altstaedt replaced his teacher Boris Pergamenschikow for a concert of Beethoven sonatas with Lonquich at the Beethovenfest in Bonn in 2004 – here plays a Graf fortepiano of 1826.

Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Connie Shih - Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas (2018)

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Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Connie Shih - Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas (2018)

Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Connie Shih - Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas (2018)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 382 MB | 01:45:41
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Beethoven’s five sonatas for violoncello and piano form a cosmos all of their own. They exemplarily represent this Titan’s three compositional periods, and the interrelations between them shape a surprisingly self-contained work group surveying the composer’s entire life. Reason enough for Manuel Fischer-Dieskau and Connie Shih to present an absolutely new recording of this cycle – now for the first time on SACD in original 2+2+2 surround sound!

Emerson String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The String Quartets [7CDs] (1997)

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Emerson String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The String Quartets [7CDs] (1997)

Emerson String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The String Quartets [7CDs] (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.04 Gb | Total time: 08:11:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 447 075-2 | Recorded: 1994-1995

The nine-time GRAMMY Award-winning Emerson String Quartet has firmly established its authority in interpreting Beethoven’s string quartets since its first Beethoven Cycle performed in 1980 through its complete recording of his quartets on Deutsche Grammophon which won a 1998 GRAMMY Award.

Leif Segerstam, Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Die Ruinen von Athen (2020)

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Leif Segerstam, Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Die Ruinen von Athen (2020)

Leif Segerstam, Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Die Ruinen von Athen (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 81:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.574076 | Recorded: 2018

Die Ruinen von Athen (‘The Ruins of Athens’) was composed to celebrate the opening of the new German theatre in Pest in 1812. Designed to accompany the play of that name by August von Kotzebue, its incidental music is substantial enough to form a kind of one-act Singspiel and is full of attractive arias, duets and choruses and includes the famous Turkish March. Though the work’s theme was rooted in Greek mythology, in reality it was explicitly political in nature, celebrating Pest as ‘the new Athens’. This is the first ever recording of the work with full narration.

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (1995)

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Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (1995)

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis Op.123 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 329 Mb | Total time: 77:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901557 | Recorded: 1995

This really was quite a fine recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, one of the best in years and easily the best of the early music recordings. The Choeur de la Chapelle Royale et du Collegium Vocale sing with strength and stamina, but also with grace and beauty of tone. The Champs Elysees Orchestra plays with power and precision, but also with unity of ensemble and beauty of tone, a very rare quality in an early music orchestra. And Herreweghe himself is actually an apt interpreter of the work. Not only does he have a knack for bringing out better than the best in his performers, but he actually seems to believe in the spiritual and sublime essence of the work, a very, very rare quality in any conductor these days.

Helen Dabringhaus, Fil Liotis - The Young Beethoven (2019)

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Helen Dabringhaus, Fil Liotis - The Young Beethoven (2019)

Helen Dabringhaus, Fil Liotis - The Young Beethoven (2019)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 284 MB | 01:15:27
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

A gaping hole in the flute repertoire opened during the first half of the nineteenth century. It was not until the genial Theobald Boehm carried through his technical improvements on the transverse flute, formerly imperfect but now endowed with radiant sound, that this instrument once again was able to interest composers. The FlautoPiano Duo with Helen Dabringhaus and Fil Liotis surprises us with a program brimming with wit and virtuoso lightness and featuring none other than Ludwig van Beethoven.

Leif Segerstam, Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Mass in C major (2020)

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Leif Segerstam, Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Mass in C major (2020)

Leif Segerstam, Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Mass in C major (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 298 Mb | Total time: 65:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.574017 | Recorded: 2018

The custom of marking the name-day of Princess Esterházy with a newly composed Mass began in the 1790s and for many years was carried out by Joseph Haydn. In 1807 Beethoven was commissioned and responded with his Mass in C major. Coolly received at court, it is a celebratory work of large-scale brilliance. The cantata Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt is set to Goethe’s poems and contrasts calm with exuberance. In 1803 Beethoven set two numbers from Vestas Feuer, written by Emanuel Schikaneder, the librettist of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84 (2019)

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Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84 (2019)

Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84 (2019)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 155 MB | 45:49
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

Among Goethes dramas, Egmont stands practically unrivaled in its vibrant portrayal of protagonists faced with emotional anxieties and conflicts. For the convincing presentation of these states of heart and mind on the stage, the Prince of German Poets prescribed music for the key scenes as early as the works premiere. Now the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn under its new principal conductor Dirk Kaftan has set itself the task of performing Beethovens incidental music. The magnificent Matthias Brandt collaborated with the dramaturge Tilman Böttcher on this new version of the drama and renders his part with moving intensity.

Vienna Piano Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op. 97 'Archduke' & Op. 1 No. 3 (2020)

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Vienna Piano Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op. 97 'Archduke' & Op. 1 No. 3 (2020)

Vienna Piano Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op. 97 'Archduke' & Op. 1 No. 3 (2020)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 217 MB | 01:13:32
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

What ensemble could be more predestined for Ludwig van Beethovens piano trios than the Vienna Piano Trio? Following its brilliant beginning with the Trios op. 70, this top ensemble from Vienna now presents the magnificent and mighty Archduke Trio op. 97 in surprisingly close album association with the standout Trio in C minor from op. 1, a work with trailblazing qualities that immediately caught Joseph Haydns attention. And with a beginning that must have immediately irritated listeners of those times: is that still the introduction or already the theme?

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Galuppi and D. Scarlatti (2005/1962)

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Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Galuppi and D. Scarlatti (2005/1962)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Galuppi and D. Scarlatti (2005/1962)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4,31 Gb (DVD5) | 84 min
Classical | Opus Arte

The legendary Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920 - 1995), playing at the height of his powers, performs two Beethoven sonatas in an historic recording now digitally restored and re-mastered. He also plays earlier sonatas by Scarlatti and Galuppi. Michelangeli's fine control and perfect clarity - always present in his playing - have positioned him as one of the most outstanding recording artists of any generation.

Igor Levit - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas [9 CDs] (2019)

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Igor Levit - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas [9 CDs] (2019)

Igor Levit - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,53 Gb | Total time: 10 hours 5 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19075843182 | Recorded: 2013-2019

Igor Levit - the recent recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s “Instrumentalist of the Year”- has now completed the recording of all 32 sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. In September 2019 this mammoth studio-recording project will finally be released and leads the way for important new releases on Sony Classical for Beethoven’s 250-year anniversary.