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Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)

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Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)

Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31944 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 144 min | 39,3 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1888 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 144 min | 7,78 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik

In the Pierre Boulez Saal Opening Concert, Daniel Barenboim, the Boulez Ensemble and renowned soloists are celebrating the idea of what this new concert hall of the Barenboim Said-Academy in Berlin stands for: to create a space where beloved classics, modern masterworks of the early 20th century, and music of our time can be heard side by side and inspire audiences and performers alike.

Arthur Grumiaux - Berg, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos (1990)

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Arthur Grumiaux - Berg, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos (1990)

Arthur Grumiaux - Berg, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 44:51 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 422 136-2

Grumiaux' version remains to this day one of the best available. He and Markevitch conducting the Amsterdam Concertgebouw have a total mastery of the idiom, and the Concerto's sections unfold naturally and organically: it doesn't sound like "modern" music, but as a language entirely congenial to the performers. Tempos are middle-of-the road, close to the metronome marks, and nothing more is required to bring out the composition's searing lyricism. Grumiaux has a luminous tone, the perfect mix of radiant lyricism and despaired vehemence. Markevitch, the Concertgebouw Orchestra (glorious brass!) and the sonic engineers bring out a wealth of orchestral details from Berg's subtle and delicately intertwined textures, maybe not as much as the best modern versions

Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan - Schoenberg, Berg, Webern: Orchestral Works (3CD) (1997)

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Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan - Schoenberg, Berg, Webern: Orchestral Works (3CD) (1997)

Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan - Schoenberg, Berg, Webern: Orchestral Works (3CD) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:01:12 | 861 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 427424

The surprising thing about these three discs is that the performances get better the further we depart from the shores of Romanticism and tonality. Not what you'd expect from von K and the Berliners. Pelleas benefits from wonderfully lush orchestral playing from the Berlin Philharmonic, but it feels more like very colourful scene painting rather than real drama. To get to the Romantic heart of this piece, try Barbirolli: for its expressionist, forward looking (via Verklarte Nacht to Erwartung) side, go to Boulez.

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Other Works for Cello and Piano (2006)

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Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Other Works for Cello and Piano (2006)

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Other Works for Cello and Piano (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:20 | 240 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 901930

One might be forgiven for initially thinking that this recital featuring works for cello and piano by Franz Schubert, Anton Webern, and Alban Berg was, well, a stunt. After all, aside from their birth in the city of Vienna, what do the three composers have in common? Schubert was the quintessential master of lyrical Austro-German romanticism, while Webern and Berg were two of the three most reviled masters of atonal Austro-German expressionism – the third, of course, was Arnold Schoenberg – and one might think they'd be an impossible coupling.