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Henning Kraggerud - Metamorphoses – Beethoven · Kraggerud (2020)

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Henning Kraggerud - Metamorphoses – Beethoven · Kraggerud (2020)

Henning Kraggerud - Metamorphoses – Beethoven · Kraggerud (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 MB | Tracks: 8 | 68:55 min
Style: Classical | Label: Simax Classics

Arctic Philharmonic celebrates Beethoven 250! With their new Chief Conductor Christian Kluxen and Henning Kraggerud as soloist/composer/arranger, everything is ready for a release containing the most iconic of all violin concertos.

Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (1983) [1st Press]

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Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (1983) [1st Press]

Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:21:15 | 419 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 413 780

In his Missa Solemnis, Beethoven grasped heavenward hoping to touch the face of a God he could neither see nor hear, in a supreme effort to bolster his own inner convictions. That’s why you can view the piece from pretty much any faith-led or philosophical standpoint and the music still seems powerful and meaningful. Leonard Bernstein was a cogent and committed arbiter who succeeded superbly in conveying to all who would listen his own intellectually ferocious vision of what the piece truly signifies. Thus, DG’s Galleria reissue of his 1978 Concertgebouw performance is one of the greatest utterances of Bernstein’s Indian summer on the Yellow Label.

Ferenc Fricsay - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Brahms: Double Concerto (1996)

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Ferenc Fricsay - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Brahms: Double Concerto (1996)

Ferenc Fricsay - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Brahms: Double Concerto (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:20 | 396 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 435 692-2

The Brahms double concerto is simply in a class of its own with all musicians solely concerned with getting to the essence of the music and the way they play is simply sublime. I would also place this version of the Beethoven triple concerto above the celebrated EMI performance by Karajan, Oistrakh, Richter and Rostropovich which I also have. Fricsay and his soloists put the music first in a way true musicians know how to without having to resort to any gimmick of any kind . Here,tempi, orchestral dynamics and balance seem to happen in a most natural ,simple manner ,allowing the music to flow to the point of timelessness.

Jorg Demus - Beethoven, Demus & Others: Violin Works (2020)

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Jorg Demus - Beethoven, Demus & Others: Violin Works (2020)

Jorg Demus - Beethoven, Demus & Others: Violin Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 882 MB | Tracks: 38 | 205:06 min
Style: Classical | Label: Gramola Records

The work of pianist Jörg Demus was one of the most important musical exports of Austria after the end of the Second World War. In addition to many other musical partners Demus also entertained a very fruitful collaboration with the established Salzburg violinist Thomas Albertus Irnberger, which is documented on the occasion of his death with 90 years in April 2019 with this 3-CD collection with mostly unpublished recordings.

Sergio Gallo - Beethoven: Piano Pieces & Fragments (2020)

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Sergio Gallo - Beethoven: Piano Pieces & Fragments (2020)

Sergio Gallo - Beethoven: Piano Pieces & Fragments (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 249 MB | Tracks: 36 | 85:24 min
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

Including premiere recordings, this programme provides us with a privileged opportunity to engage with 36 of Ludwig van Beethoven’s rarely heard sketches, variations and briefest of compositions, even the earliest of which have much to teach us about the emergence of his unique voice and style. The range of Beethoven’s musical experimentation reveals a lasting interest in counterpoint, as well as practical pages such as cadenzas for a Mozart concerto, an incomplete sonata and a second version of the famous bagatelle Für Elise. A significant supplement to his greatest works, these miniatures bring the full arc of Beethoven’s singular genius into ever clearer focus.

Daniel Gaede - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 & String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 (2020)

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Daniel Gaede - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 & String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 (2020)

Daniel Gaede - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 & String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 310 MB | Tracks: 9 | 85:11 min
Style: Classical | Label: TACET Musikproduktion

Andreas Speer writes of this new album: "A soft knock at the door. Who is it? Could it be? - Hopefully it is! - Hidden feelings, longings arise, a sense of who and what it could be, and then the door opens, and it's him - rather than crashing in he enters cautiously, and the reality is even sweeter and more beautiful than imagined."

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The Authorised Recordings - Beethoven, Vol. 2 (1994)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The Authorised Recordings - Beethoven, Vol. 2 (1994)

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The Authorised Recordings - Beethoven, Vol. 2 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:10:49 | 571 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Phillips | Catalog: 438 624-2

Richter's austere and transcendent rendition of Beethoven Sonatas has no comparison. Reiner Maria Rilke wrote apt analogy of Beethoven's towering achievement in Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge (The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge) and the exactly same can be said about Richter's incomparable performances. Highly recommendable, alongside Richter's legendary Leipzig Recital Richter in Leipzig (1963).

Olli Mustonen - Beethoven, J.S. Bach: Piano Concertos (2012)

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Olli Mustonen - Beethoven, J.S. Bach: Piano Concertos (2012)

Olli Mustonen - Beethoven, J.S. Bach: Piano Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:34 | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 443118

When it rains, it pours. In our last issue, I raved about a new recording of this curious and rarely heard version of Beethoven's well-known violin concerto—please refer to that issue for details and for a recapitulation of the major recordings of the piece from the early days of the long-playing record. Now here it is again, in a much more fleet reading by the brilliant young Finnish pianist and composer (his own music may be sampled on Finlandia's Portrait of Olli Mustonen and a radiant-sounding, closely miked Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. The two new recordings complement each other nicely.

Boris Berezovsky, Swedish CO, Thomas Dausgaard - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 'Emperor'; Choral Fantasy (2015)

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Boris Berezovsky, Swedish CO, Thomas Dausgaard - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 'Emperor'; Choral Fantasy (2015)

The Complete Orchestral Works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume 12 (2015)
Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major 'Emperor', Op.73; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2015)
Boris Berezovsky, piano; Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Simax Classics | # PSC 1285 | Time: 00:53:59

Though close to each other in date, the two works on this disc, which are the last in which Beethoven wrote for piano and orchestra together, are in other respects quite dissimilar. The Emperor is a standard piano concerto or so it seems to us, because it was uniquely influential in defining the form for the next 100 years. To its first audiences it must have seemed highly individual, and even idiosyncratic. The Choral Fantasy, on the other hand, appears to us an unorthodox, even unique conception, much freer in form, as befits the title fantasy which Beethoven chose for it. Yet both are entirely characteristic of the composer in their deployment of a structure that served the purposes of the content of the work itself to its greatest advantage. Concluding the Complete Orchestral Works of Beethoven, this vol. 12 finds Thomas Dausgaard, Boris Berezovsky and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra on top form.

Yevgeny Sudbin, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vanska - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)

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Yevgeny Sudbin, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vanska - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Osmo Vänskä conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2078 | Time: 01:03:19

On two previous discs, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä have released Beethoven’s three last piano concertos to critical acclaim. Distinctions include Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and the performances have been described as ‘electrifying’ (classicfm.com), ‘absolutely stunning’ (Fanfare) and ‘a Beethoven experience you will not want to miss’ (ClassicsToday.com). For the final disc in their cycle, Sudbin and Vänskä have travelled to Helsinki to team up with Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top Nordic ensembles, and well suited for these earlier and more classical of Beethoven’s concertos. Of the two, the one we now know as the Second was actually begun several years before Concerto No. 1, and indeed even before Beethoven left Bonn for Vienna. During the following decade, Beethoven returned to the score repeatedly and made substantial revisions – including composing a new final movement – and ultimately the C major concerto reached publication first.

Andris Nelsons, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2020 [Blu-Ray]

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Andris Nelsons, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2020 [Blu-Ray]

Andris Nelsons, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2020 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24972 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 119 min + 39 min (bonus) | 36,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4022 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 119 min + 25 min (bonus) | 7,83 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classical

Das berühmte Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker ist auch 2020 der prachtvolle und exzellente Auftakt zum neuen Klassik-Jahr.Im festlichen und für seinen Klang berühmten Goldenen Saal des Wiener Musikvereins präsentieren die Wiener Philharmoniker ein beschwingtes Programm.Erstmals leitet der lettische Dirigent Andris Nelsons, einer der besten Dirigenten der Welt und bekannt auch als Chef des Gewandhauses Leipzig, die Wiener Philharmoniker, mit denen er seit vielen Jahren eng verbunden ist.Das unterhaltsame Programm enthält bekannte und entdeckenswerte Walzer und Polkas von Johann Strauss Vater und Sohn, Carl Michael Ziehrer, Franz von Suppé, Hans Christian Lumbye und anderen Komponisten.Und das allererste Mal ist bei einem Neujahrskonzert auch Musik von Ludwig van Beethoven zu hören, dessen 250.Geburtstag die Klassik-Welt 2020 feiert.

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 (1999)

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Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 (1999)

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:32 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 422 066-2PH

Though it`s hardly uncommon for a musician to be performing and recording at age 85, it`s difficult to think of many octogenarian performers who continue to explore new paths. Arrau is the wonderful exception, as his current Beethoven cycle for Philips has indicated time and again. This recording of the first two piano concertos offers further proof, for here Arrau turns in performances that force us to reconsider these works. We may be accustomed to hearing the First Concerto played with lightness and Mozartean elegance, but Arrau goes well beyond this cliche. His account of the first movement has a depth and mystery it is rarely accorded.

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, Piano Sonata No. 6 (1988)

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Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, Piano Sonata No. 6 (1988)

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, Piano Sonata No. 6 (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:23 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 422 148-2

The security of Arrau's technique, the continuing fullness of tone and the fine gradations of touch, is nothing less than astonishing. So too is the mature accommodation he has come to with Beethoven's endlessly problematic C minor Concerto. Arrau's earliest recording of the concerto, with Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1947, may have been more brilliant (though, from the orchestra's point of view, more slapdash) but this long-pondered, lovingly evolved reading takes us much closer to the idealizing centre of Beethoven's visionary world; and does so, incidentally, in a way that could not be approached in 1000 years by the authenticity merchants with their pygmy instruments and tedious lists of contemporary metronome markings.

Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: 5 Cello & Piano Sonatas (1999)

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Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: 5 Cello & Piano Sonatas (1999)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: 5 Cello & Piano Sonatas (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:57:39 | 468 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: DOREMI | Catalog: DHR-7731/2

These two titans play like men possessed with a rare spiritual fire that lifts the music to the highest levels of art. Rostropovich plays like a madman - he looks and sounds like a man in the throws of ecstatic union with the gods of music. At times literally attacking his instrument, at times making love to it - his youth and passion are raw and exposed. Brilliant! They are both huge risk takers with their music making here - exposing their souls in this performance. I am in awe of their work.

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1986)

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Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1986)

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:45 | 196 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 4116 144-2

”… However, not only is Davis more in sympathy with Arrau's majestic approach, he's got the incomparable Staatskapelle Dresden backing him up. The result is a Fourth Concerto for the ages: just listen to Arrau's silky-toned opening, the soft hush of the violin section's entrance leading up to the thrilling subsequent crescendo. And the slow movement! Words can't do it justice, nor can they capture the finale's wonderful sense of vigor within repose.”