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Pier Paolo Vincenzi - Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Sonatas Vol. 1 (2016)

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Pier Paolo Vincenzi - Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Sonatas Vol. 1 (2016)

Pier Paolo Vincenzi - Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Sonatas Vol. 1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 197 Mb | Total time: 76:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Meridian Records | # CDE 84649 | Recorded: 2015

This publication aims to be the first of two volumes, the second of which will contain the other two sonatas. Believe me, this project has not been driven by the wish to add yet another complete recording of complete works to the catalogue. What it has been driven by is a real desire to redress the balance and to ensure Weber's compositions receive the attention they so richly deserve.

Pierre Fournier: The Aristocrat of Cellists [7CDs] (2010)

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Pierre Fournier: The Aristocrat of Cellists [7CDs] (2010)

Pierre Fournier: The Aristocrat of Cellists [7CDs] (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,77 Gb | Total time: 8:18:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 6 29539 2 | Recorded: 1937-1971

Pierre Fournier was born in Paris on 24 June in 1906 the son of a French army general. He was known for his lyrical playing and his impeccable artistic sensitivity and this, during his lifetime, earned him the title 'the aristocrat of cellists'.
Fournier was first taught piano by his mother but at the age of nine he suffered a mild case of polio and lost some of the agility in his legs and feet. He was no longer able to master the use of the piano pedals and so turned to the cello.

Messen: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven, Cherubini, Schumann, Kiel, Gounod, Bruckner [10CDs] (2013)

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Messen: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven, Cherubini, Schumann, Kiel, Gounod, Bruckner [10CDs] (2013)

Messen: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven, Cherubini, Schumann, Kiel, Gounod, Bruckner [10CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,85 Gb | Total time: 11:25:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # C7161 | Recorded: 1982-2006

This 10 CD-Set offers a collection of the most popular Mass compositions from the Viennese Classics up to the romantic period. It includes famous masterpieces like Mozart’s „Coronation Mass“, Beethoven Missa solemnis, Haydn „Harmony Mass“, Gounod St. Cecilia Mass but also rarities like „Missa Sancti Joannis Nepomuceni“ by Michael Haydn, the „Coronation Mass“ by Cherubini, „Missa sacra“ by Robert Schumann and the „Misa solemnis“ of the german romantic composer Friedrich Kiel. Performed by well known artists like the Vienna Boys’ Choir, RIAS Chamber Choir, Tölzer Boys’ Choir, Wiener Akademie and last but not least also includes the spectacular recording of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with conductor Michael Gielen.

Herbert von Karajan In Concert: Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rossini, Wagner, Weber (2008/1974)

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Herbert von Karajan In Concert: Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rossini, Wagner, Weber (2008/1974)

Karajan In Concert: Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rossini, Wagner, Weber (2008/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.19Gb+4.19Gb (2xDVD5) | 207 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English

“this DVD brings compelling accounts of the master at work, visually as well as aurally. There is a powerful intensity to the Beethoven overtures and the opening of William Tell is beautifully done, with glorious playing from the Berliners…There is plenty of fascinating archival material to see; and within the maestro's obviously glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, he emerges as a musical communicator of warmth - and humour too. A most revealing issue.” (The Penguin Guide)

Joseph Keilberth, Berliner Philharmoniker - Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz (1988)

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Joseph Keilberth, Berliner Philharmoniker - Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz (1988)

Joseph Keilberth, Berliner Philharmoniker - Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 564 Mb | Total time: 65:27+68:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CMS 7 69342 2 | Recorded: 1958

The stars of this recording of Der Freischütz are conductor Joseph Keilberth, the Chorus of Deutschen Oper Berlin, and the Berlin Philharmonic. The chorus sings with wonderfully full, warm tone and high spirits, creating vivid characterizations of the hunters, peasants, bridesmaids, and spirits that populate the opera. The Berlin Philharmonic performs with complete assurance and stylishness, beautifully capturing the atmosphere of the opera's widely diverse scenes, and Keilberth keeps the dramatic tension high. The leads are more than adequate, but not stellar. Rudolf Schock is a bland Max, and his voice lacks the sheen and resonance to give him a real heroic presence.

Friedrich Gulda - Genie und Rebell (Genius and Rebel) (2010) 10 CD Box Set

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Friedrich Gulda - Genie und Rebell (Genius and Rebel) (2010) 10 CD Box Set

Friedrich Gulda - Genie und Rebell (Genius and Rebel) (2010) 10 CD Box Set
Mozart - Beethoven - Weber - Chopin - Debussy - Ravel - R. Strauss

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.59 Gb | Scans included | Time: 08:54:21
Genre: Classical | Label: Membran | # 233021

This compilation features recordings made between 1950 and 1959 and proves the outstanding pianist to be an equally brilliant and exciting performer of the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel and Strauss. In addition the compilation boasts highlights from the legendary 1956 Birdland sessions.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 12 (2016)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 12 (2016)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 12 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 965 Mb | Total time: 03:26:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875173752 | Recorded: 1991-2015

Nikolaus Harnoncourt The Complete Sony Recordings brings together for the first time Harnoncourt s complete recordings from 2002-2015 with his Concentus Musicus Wien, the Wiener Philharmonike, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. The Sony Classical edition features his famous symphony recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bruckner, alongside his celebrated performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Haydn's Die Schöpfung, as well as Mozart's opera Zaide, Haydn's Orlando paladino and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Also included are previously authorized but unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge and Dvorák's Stabat Mater.

Lawrence Foster, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Carl Maria von Weber: Overtures (1997)

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Lawrence Foster, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Carl Maria von Weber: Overtures (1997)

Lawrence Foster, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Carl Maria von Weber: Overtures (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 63:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Claves | # CD 50-9605 | Recorded: 1997

Weber’s genius is most succinctly and most engagingly represented in his overtures. He was an inspired melodist, a brilliant orchestrator and a consummate designer of single-movement structures which – although their primary function was to create the appropriate atmosphere in the theatre or opera house – are entirely convincing as separate items in the concert hall. Brought up in a theatrical family and heir to many disappointments, Weber was acutely aware of the risks involved in mounting any kind of stage production: a well written overture, presenting the best of the musical material in a self-contained form, was an insurance against total failure.

Michael Endres - Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Works (2012) 2CDs

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Michael Endres - Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Works (2012) 2CDs

Michael Endres - Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Works (2012) 2CDs
Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-4; Variations; Grande Polonaise; Waltzes

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 470 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 349 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics | # OC 357 | Time: 02:31:07

Carl Maria von Weber's piano music, with the exception of Invitation to the Dance, is not nearly as well known as his operas, but it deserves more attention. Michael Endres makes a strong case for the music in this two-disc set. The most significant works, the four sonatas, are full of drama, colorful pianism, and lyrical melodies, particularly in Endres' hands. The sonatas are on a similar scale to those of Beethoven and Schubert, with the drama built of sharp contrasts in key, humor, and dynamics, and with beautiful, cantabile slow movements. Weber, like Beethoven, also took advantage of the size and scope of the piano's sound. Endres vividly brings out the drama and the brilliance of virtuosic passages, while maintaining a sense of refinement and ease with the music. The waltzes are particularly polished, but Endres' also recognizes their folk elements and gives them a wonderful energy and sparkle. The showpieces of Weber's piano works are the sets of variations, obviously written to impress audiences. Again, Endres handles the technical challenges easily and cleanly. In the second set here, the Variations on the aria "Vien'qua dorina bella," he is always aware that the theme was originally a vocal work, playing with song-like phrasing and coloring. The sound of the recording could be a little richer, but it doesn't hurt Endres superb performance.

The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes - Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet; Piano Quartet; Trio (2005) [Re-Up]

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The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes - Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet; Piano Quartet; Trio (2005) [Re-Up]

Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet; Piano Quartet; Trio (2005)
The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67464 | Time: 01:13:08

Weber’s chamber music – just these three pieces if you don’t count the duos – clearly shows him on the cusp between Classical and Romantic. The Quartet for piano and strings, written in his early twenties between 1807 and 1809, begins with a Haydnesque gracefulness and politeness which is gradually invaded by more unruly harmonies and textures; the dramatic slow movement looks ahead to Schumann, while the closing fugue of the finale dresses 18th-century procedures in 19th-century colours. Then there’s the element of virtuosity which is a hallmark of the early Romantic era, in the showy piano part of the Quartet, which Weber wrote for himself, the concerto-like clarinet part in the Quintet with strings, designed for the pioneering Heinrich Baermann, and all three parts of the tuneful Trio for flute, cello and piano. The talented members of the pan-European Gaudier Ensemble are perfectly equipped to convey these different aspects of Weber’s musical personality, with the fleet-fingered pianist Susan Tomes leading the way in the Quartet and Trio, and Richard Hosford in the Clarinet Quintet recalling contemporary descriptions of Baermann’s own effortless brilliance.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 6: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Weber, Nicolai (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 6: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Weber, Nicolai (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 6: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Weber, Nicolai (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.88 Gb | Total time: 07:03:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Bram van Sambeek, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart, Du Puy, Weber: Bassoon Concertos (2020)

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Bram van Sambeek, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart, Du Puy, Weber: Bassoon Concertos (2020)

Bram van Sambeek, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart, Du Puy, Weber: Bassoon Concertos (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 269 Mb | Total time: 66:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS-SACD-2467 | Recorded: 2019

As Bram van Sambeek writes in the liner notes to his new disc, bassoonists consider Mozart’s Concerto in B flat major the absolute pinnacle of their repertoire. A man of great contrasts himself, Mozart recognised the potential of the bassoon as a vehicle for expressing a wide range of moods and attitudes – from the joking and playful to the dreamily tuneful. Another composer who showed a special understanding for the instrument was Carl Maria von Weber, whose Concerto in F major doesn’t come far behind Mozart’s on the list of all-time bassoon hits.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Weber: Der Freischutz [Blu-Ray] (2015)

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Weber: Der Freischutz [Blu-Ray] (2015)

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Weber: Der Freischütz [Blu-Ray] (2015)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29956 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 149 min | 41,2 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3484 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 149 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Axel Köhler's production of "Der Freischütz" at the Dresden State Opera was described by Die Presse as 'a minor miracle in Dresden'. In the words of the Salzburger Nachrichten, Köhler 'scored a bullseye' with his sombre and satanic interpretation of Weber's Romantic opera about love, temptation, souls sold to the Devil, obsession and faith. According to the Financial Times, Christian Thielemann and the Dresden Staatskapelle conjured up a sense of 'mortal terror from the orchestra pit. […] Thielemann is in command of every detail. That makes for utterly gripping listening'.

Paul Lewis - Weber, Schubert: Sonatas (2019)

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Paul Lewis - Weber, Schubert: Sonatas (2019)

Paul Lewis - Weber, Schubert: Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 187 Mb | Total time: 57:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi ‎| HMM902324 | Recorded: 2017

Even if both of them were destined to die tragically of illness at a very early age (Weber at 39, Schubert just 31!), the two composers on this disc were healthy enough when they wrote these works, and were even beginning to taste success. Except that it was not to the piano sonata that they owed their fame: not without a twinkle in his eye, Paul Lewis has coupled their works in this genre in order to paint a different and highly elegant portrait of two musical dramatists who were emblematic figures of Austro-German Romanticism.

Constantin Trinks, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Euryanthe (2020)

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Constantin Trinks, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Euryanthe (2020)

Constantin Trinks, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Weber: Euryanthe (2020)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27987 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 167 min | 42,5 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3776 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 167 min | 9,04 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Naxos | Sub: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean

Weber's great heroic-romantic opera Euryanthe premiered in Vienna in 1823. It concerns the wronged Euryanthe, victim of a plot to establish her unfaithfulness, but her love imbues her with colossal strength which Weber characterises with acute psychological insight. Through-composed and dispensing with spoken dialogue, its chivalric plot provides opportunities for a series of arias, ariosos, duets, cavatinas and choruses that contain some of his greatest operatic music. This production employs the operas original version with a few, very minor cuts.