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Boston Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adès, Kirill Gerstein, Christianne Stotijn & Mark Stone - Adès Conducts Adès (Live) (2020)

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Boston Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adès, Kirill Gerstein, Christianne Stotijn & Mark Stone - Adès Conducts Adès (Live) (2020)

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adès, Kirill Gerstein, Christianne Stotijn & Mark Stone - Adès Conducts Adès (Live) (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 246 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | 00:55:59
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Thomas Adès’ piano concerto from 2018 simultaneously pushes boundaries and embraces tradition. Gutsily performed by Kirill Gerstein and the Boston Symphony (with terrific recorded sound), its opening combines a rich Romantic texture with the mischievous exuberance of Bartók and Prokofiev, piano glissandos and huge block chords rising heroically above Adès’ intricate scoring. Modern big-band jazz infuses the gentler second movement before the finale propels toward an explosive finish with fizzing orchestrations and a frenzy of piano octaves. Equally dazzling is the 2013 Totentanz for baritone, mezzo-soprano, and orchestra, depicting Death’s dances with every stratum of society, from Pope to infant. Endlessly inventive, dark but often witty too, the collection features echoes of grand Mahlerian sweep and the eccentricity of Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Eliahu Inbal, Seiji Ozawa - Schoenberg: Gurrelieder, The Two Chamber Symphonies (1999)

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Eliahu Inbal, Seiji Ozawa - Schoenberg: Gurrelieder, The Two Chamber Symphonies (1999)

Eliahu Inbal, Seiji Ozawa - Schoenberg: Gurrelieder, The Two Chamber Symphonies (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 605 Mb | Total time: 140:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 289 464040-2 | Recorded: 1974, 1979

This is the biggest piece of music that ever gets performed with any regularity. Anyone who avoids Schönberg because his name is synonymous with that nasty, atonal stuff need have no fear. This is a ripely romantic score with big tunes and cinematic orchestration. The story is simple. King Waldemar of Gurre is fooling around with Tove. The queen finds out and has her poisoned. The king curses God, and is condemned to ride on a ghostly hunt throughout all eternity, until the arrival of dawn signals an end to the nightly horror. This performance–which happily has been reissued at bargain price–has been the choice since the day it was released, both for interpretation and for recording. Magnificent doesn't begin to describe it.

Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15, Chamber Symphony in C minor (2021)

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Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15, Chamber Symphony in C minor (2021)

Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15, Chamber Symphony in C minor (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 671 Mb | Total time: 157:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 4860546 | Recorded: 2018-2020

The newest addition to Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra's award-winning survey of Shostakovich's orchestral works takes on symphonies from the opposite ends of the composer's life. Shostakovich's first symphony, composed when he was only 19, announced his presence to the world, while his 15th seemingly grapples with his impending mortality. The Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10, was written as a graduation piece for his composition class at the Leningrad Conservatory. The composer's youth and the influences of Stravinsky and Prokofiev are evident in the work, but there are plenty of allusions to his later style. Slightly on the slower side overall, the emotion and forward motion of the music is not lost. The Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141, written a few years before the composer's death, though not programmatic, seems to present a look at the cycle of life.

Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

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Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

Claude Debussy: Prélude À L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune; Nocturnes; Printemps
Maurice Ravel: La Valse; Boléro
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG Japan | # BVCC 20008 | Time: 01:05:26

There could be no better introduction to the sound of the Boston Symphony, in the repertoire in which it became most famous, than this French collection with Charles Munch. Sometimes wild and unpredictable in concert performances, Munch's conducting here is both visceral yet elegant, full of mystery when called for and unbridled in its passion at other times. 1962 Recordings.

Boston SO, Andris Nelsons - Dmitri Shostakovich - "Under Stalin's Shadow": Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet" (2016)

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Boston SO, Andris Nelsons - Dmitri Shostakovich - "Under Stalin's Shadow": Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet" (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet" (2016)
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 624 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 369 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5201 GH2 | Time: 02:37:35

Andris Nelsons is the Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and in fall 2015 he was announced as Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, commencing in the 2017/18 season. With both appointments, and in leading a pioneering alliance between these two esteemed institutions, Andris Nelsons is firmly underlined as one of the most renowned and innovative conductors on the international scene today. The goal is a complete Shostakovich cycle on Deutsche Grammophon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This recording provides a kaleidoscope of Shostakovichs struggle with historical events and political pressures. The pre-war eclectic but accessible and popular 5th, in which he would seem to bow to political pressure, ensured his temporary rehabilitation. The beautiful but dark and gloomy mid-war 8th provoked yet again his fall from favor and instead of providing the political authorities with a triumphant post-war 9th Symphony, Shostakovich wrote a light Haydnesque work which would not be performed until after Stalins death. Selections from the Hamlet Suite, possibly Shostakovichs best film score, rounds out this 2 CD set.

Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15; Chamber Symphony in C Minor (2021)

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Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15; Chamber Symphony in C Minor (2021)

Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15; Chamber Symphony in C Minor (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 671 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 361 Mb | 02:37:24
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

In this installment in 'an ongoing Shostakovich survey that has rightly won him three Grammy Awards' (New York Times), Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra bookend the composer's brilliant, often turbulent symphonic career. Nearly half a century lies between Shostakovich's triumphant debut with the 'First', premiered before his 20th birthday, and the 'Fifteenth', an inventory of influences written under the shadow of his own mortality. Penned just two years earlier, the 'Fourteenth' is a symphonic song cycle, and the Chamber Symphony is a skillful adaptation of that tragic masterpiece, the Eighth String Quartet.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

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Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Ballet In Four Acts, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 414 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453 055-2 | Time: 02:30:04

Swan Lake was the first of Tchaikovsky's three great ballets– works which added a new level of depth and sophistication to what had been a purely superficial art form. Today the music is so well-known and popular that it's impossible to comprehend the difficulties the composer experienced at early performances. Audiences found the music "too symphonic," and the dancers were put off by the prominence given to the orchestra which, they felt, distracted ballet fans from the action on stage. Of course, all of these supposed "defects" are precisely what we admire about the music today, and this elegant but exciting performance reveals the music in all of its glory.

Boston SO, Andris Nelsons - Dmitri Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow: Symphony No. 10; Passacaglia (2015)

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Boston SO, Andris Nelsons - Dmitri Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow: Symphony No. 10; Passacaglia (2015)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10; Passacaglia (2015)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelsons

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5059 GH | Time: 01:04:50

The "Under Stalin's Shadow" subtitle of this release may be confusing inasmuch as the opening Passacaglia from the opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District dates from before the period when Stalin made Shostakovich's life a living hell, and the main attraction, the Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93, was finished ten months after Stalin's death. Actually the album is the first in a set of three; the others will cover the symphonies No. 5 through No. 9, all written during the period of Stalinist cultural control. But even here the theme is relevant: the pieces are linked by a dark mood that carries overtones (of a feminist sort in the case of the opera) of repression. And the Symphony No. 10 is decidedly some kind of turning point, with repeated (and finally triumphant) assertions of the D-S-C-H motif (D, E flat, C, B natural in the German system) that would appear frequently in the composer's later work.