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NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach, Midori, Nobuko Imai - Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante; Concerto K. Anh. 56 (2001)

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NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach, Midori, Nobuko Imai - Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante; Concerto K. Anh. 56 (2001)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante; Concerto in D Major K. Anh. 56 (2001)
Midori, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; NDR-Sinfonieorchester; Christoph Eschenbach, piano & conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 89488 | Time: 00:58:34

Of all the reconstructions prompted by the 1991 Mozart jamboree, Philip Wilby’s recreation of the Violin and Piano Concerto of 1778 was the most worthwhile. Wilby skilfully completed the 120-bar fragment of the first movement and took the slow movement and finale from the unusually brilliant, ‘public’ D major Violin Sonata, K306. There are problems – not least of dates – with Wilby’s thesis that the Sonata is the ‘last resting-place’ of the projected double concerto. But the three movements certainly make a satisfying entity. Midori and Eschenbach give an immensely polished reading, phrasing with unfailing subtlety and sophistication.

Robert McDuffie, Christoph Eschenbach, Houston Symphony – John Adams & Philip Glass: Violin Concertos (1999)

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Robert McDuffie, Christoph Eschenbach, Houston Symphony – John Adams & Philip Glass: Violin Concertos (1999)

Robert McDuffie, Christoph Eschenbach, Houston Symphony – John Adams & Philip Glass: Violin Concertos (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 59:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Telarc | # CD-80494 | Recorded: 1998

Leave it to Christoph Eschenbach and the Houston Symphony to deliver one of the more impressive classical discs of 1999: a pairing of the violin concertos of John Adams and Philip Glass. Hearing the works of these two American music mavericks side-by-side is a study in contrasts: Adams's postmodernist composition from 1993 is filled with spooky overtones, as the violin threads its way through the piece, always at the forefront. It doubles as a ballet (the NYC Ballet cocommissioned the piece), yet never forgets the traditional violin-concerto form. Glass's composition from the late '80s is less complex. It, too, is based around a traditional structure of three movements, but these are passages we've heard from the composer for the last decade, though never quite so well assembled.

Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121; Lieder Und Gesange Op.32 (2016)

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Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121; Lieder Und Gesange Op.32 (2016)

Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesänge Op.121; Lieder Und Gesänge Op.32 (2016)
Matthias Goerne, baritone; Christoph Eschenbach, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Artwork included | 00:55:47
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902174

It's the late Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121, that get the big print on the cover of this release by the awe-inspiring baritone Matthias Goerne, but actually the music on the album falls into a neat early-middle-late classification scheme. The group of middle-period settings of poetry by Heinrich Heine doesn't even get graphics on the cover, but these are fascinating. Brahms wrote a lot of songs, but you couldn't do better than the selection and performances here for a cornerstone collection item. Beyond the sheer beauty of Goerne's voice is an ability to shift gears to match how Brahms' style evolved. If you want to hear his real slashing, operatic high notes, check out the Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 32, settings of poems by the minor poets Georg Friedrich Daumer and Karl August Graf von Platen. These rather overwrought texts add up to a kind of slimmed-down Winterreise, and they catch the spirit of the still-young Brahms with his strong passions, elegantly controlled. The Heine settings, which come from several different sets of lieder, are not that often heard and are in some ways the most compelling of the group here.

Christoph Eschenbach, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Béla Bartók, Bohuslav Martinů, Gideon Klein (2005)

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Christoph Eschenbach, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Béla Bartók, Bohuslav Martinů, Gideon Klein (2005)

Christoph Eschenbach, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Martinů: Memorial to Lidice; Klein: Partita for Strings (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 300 Mb | Total time: 68:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1072-5 | Recorded: 2005

Sometimes great things are worth waiting for… It has been nearly ten years since the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra made new recordings available on a regular and worldwide basis. This is Ondine's first release in its new groundbreaking partnership with The Philadelphia Orchestra, which calls for a minimum of three recordings to be released per year (for more information click here). The partnership agreement has attracted international media attention, including major articles throughout the international press (e.g. The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2005; Gramophone, July 2005).

Bruno Philippe, Christoph Eschenbach, Tanguy de Williencourt - Sergei Prokofiev: Cello Sonata, Sinfonia Concertante (2019)

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Bruno Philippe, Christoph Eschenbach, Tanguy de Williencourt - Sergei Prokofiev: Cello Sonata, Sinfonia Concertante (2019)

Bruno Philippe, Christoph Eschenbach, Tanguy de Williencourt - Sergei Prokofiev: Cello Sonata, Sinfonia Concertante (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 65:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902608 | Recorded: 2018

These exceptionally beautiful reappraisals are likely to divide listeners. Bruno Philippe’s command of the instrument can scarcely be gainsaid – his tone is simply glorious – but prizing lyricism and restraint over drama in late Prokofiev is not without risks…There’s Mendelssohnian delicacy and poise in the coupling too, regular collaborator Tanguy de Williencourt offering tactful rather than clangorous support.

Christoph Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris - Albert Roussel: Symphony No.3; Le Festin de l'araignée (2008)

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Christoph Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris - Albert Roussel: Symphony No.3; Le Festin de l'araignée (2008)

Christoph Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris - Albert Roussel: Symphony No.3; Le Festin de l'araignée (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 245 Mb | Total time: 59:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1107-2 | Recorded: 2005

This Albert Roussel disc couples the Third Symphony with one of the composer's most popular pieces, the complete music for the one-act pantomime ballet Le Festin de l'araignée. This recording completes a cycle of three releases featuring the four symphonies and two ballets by the French composer, performed by the Orchestre de Paris and music director Christoph Eschenbach. This series has contributed to the rediscovery and recent revival of the great French composer's music.

Christoph Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris - Albert Roussel: Symphony No.2; Bacchus et Ariane (2006)

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Christoph Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris - Albert Roussel: Symphony No.2; Bacchus et Ariane (2006)

Christoph Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris - Albert Roussel: Symphony No.2; Bacchus et Ariane (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 77:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1065-2 | Recorded: 2005

This Albert Roussel disc couples the Second Symphony with one of the composer's most popular pieces, the complete ballet music for Bacchus et Ariane. It is the first in a cycle of three releases featuring the four symphonies and two ballets by the French composer, performed by the Orchestre de Paris and Christoph Eschenbach.

Christoph Eschenbach, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Christoph Eschenbach, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Christoph Eschenbach, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26955 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 41,3 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3867 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 163 min | 7,44 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

“Kurt Rydl crowns a fine stage career with a gloriously eccentric impersonation of La Roche…The singing honours belong entirely to Angelika Kirchschlager as Clairon.” (BBC Music Magazine). “this Countess's preference for 'Ton' over 'Wort' is clear from the start…The greatest pleasure of the performance, for me, undoubtedly comes in the wonderful playing of the Staatsoper orchestra, the sweet, tender strings and the mellifluous horns in particular; and Christoph Eschenbach conducts a leisurely and loving account of Strauss's gorgeous score.” (Gramophone Magazine)

Christoph Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris - Albert Roussel: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 (2007)

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Christoph Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris - Albert Roussel: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 (2007)

Christoph Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris - Albert Roussel: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 269 Mb | Total time: 66:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE1092-2 | Recorded: 2005

For a work composed originally as independent items, Roussel's impressionist First Symphony (1904-06) works surprisingly well. True, its structure is unorthodox, each of the four movements – which form a seasonal cycle from winter to autumn – larger than its predecessor, but it all flows together remarkably well, adding up to rather more than a picturesque set of tonepoems or suite. Small wonder it so impressed early audiences.

Christoph Eschenbach - Chopin: Preludes [2010, Universal Music UCCG-9983]

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Christoph Eschenbach - Chopin: Preludes [2010, Universal Music UCCG-9983]

Christoph Eschenbach (piano) - Chopin: Preludes
Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music UCCG-9983 | ~ 168 or 126 Mb | Scans

24 Preludes, op.28; Prelude in C sharp minor, op.45; Prelude in A flat major, op.post.(no.26)

Konzerthausorchester Berlin & Christoph Eschenbach - Brahms: The Symphonies (2021)

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Konzerthausorchester Berlin & Christoph Eschenbach - Brahms: The Symphonies (2021)

Konzerthausorchester Berlin & Christoph Eschenbach - Brahms: The Symphonies (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 728 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 398 Mb | 02:53:52
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics

Christoph Eschenbach goes into raptures when he speaks about recording Brahms with his Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin:” They were the ideal partner for the Brahms cycle! A lot of ideas, which I was happy to incorporate into my overall concept, derived from the musicians themselves. And they in turn were interested in my approach.” Eschenbach sees the musicians of the orchestra as the perfect counterpart to his love of Brahms. “The Konzerthaus Orchestra has fabulous soloists, especially in the woodwinds and the horn department. Furthermore, their string sound is very ‘Brahmsian’. We very quickly came to an agreement as to how Brahms should sound.”

Christoph Eschenbach, Houston Symphony - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (1996)

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Christoph Eschenbach, Houston Symphony - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (1996)

Christoph Eschenbach, Houston Symphony - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 70:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Koch Classics | # 3-7391-2 H1 | Recorded: 1996

Christoph Eschenbach's superb live performance provides a refreshingly vital alternative to the prevailing trend toward stodgy Bruckner interpretation. Eschenbach shows himself a supremely assured Brucknerian, directing his excellent Houston Symphony players in a taut, flowing performance. The first movement has a fiery coda, the ebb and flow of the beautiful Adagio is expertly controlled, and the exultant finale has a drive and excitement rarely heard in modern Bruckner performances.

Friedemann Eichhorn, Christoph Eschenbach, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie - Fazil Say: Complete Violin Works (2020)

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Friedemann Eichhorn, Christoph Eschenbach, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie - Fazil Say: Complete Violin Works (2020)

Friedemann Eichhorn, Christoph Eschenbach, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie - Fazil Say: Complete Violin Works (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 301 Mb | Total time: 70:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.574085 | Recorded: 2019

Fazıl Say is one of the world’s most prominent pianists but he is also a much-admired composer with a substantial catalogue of works. He combines both these accomplishments in his two Violin Sonatas, the first of which is suffused with Turkish motifs and dances, such as the horon. The second sonata takes as its theme the abuse of nature and the need to resist despoliation. His Violin Concerto is subtitled ‘1001 Nights in the Harem’ and is full of rich melodies and atmosphere, and features an array of Turkish percussion instruments.

Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Christoph Eschenbach, Martin Helmchen & Anna Prohaska - Weber (2021)

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Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Christoph Eschenbach, Martin Helmchen & Anna Prohaska - Weber (2021)

Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Christoph Eschenbach, Martin Helmchen & Anna Prohaska - Weber (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 220 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 123 Mb | 00:53:31
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

200 years ago, on May 26th 1821, today's Berlin Concert Hall was inaugurated as “Königliches Schauspielhaus”. Destroyed as “Preußisches Staatstheater” during World War II, the building, located in eastern Berlin, was rebuilt during GDR times and reopened as “Konzerthaus” in 1984. The premiere of Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz on June 18th 1821 was a highlight of the opening year. The work became his most popular opera and one of the key works of the 19th century. A few days later, the composer (who died at the age of only 40 in 1826), had another piece premiered at the “Königliches Schauspielhaus”: his brilliant “Concert Piece for Piano and Orchestra op.79”. This year the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, with its principal conductor Christoph Eschenbach, will be celebrating these historic events. Weber holds a special place in the life of the great German conductor and pianist, as Der Freischütz was the first opera he saw at the age of ten. Eschenbach is being joined in this program, which combines overtures, arias and the famous concert piece, by two artists who reside at the Konzerthaus Berlin and are also Alpha artists: soprano Anna Prohaska and pianist Martin Helmchen.

NDR Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach - Paul Hindemith: Symphonie ‘Mathis der Maler’; Symphonie in Es (2015)

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NDR Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach - Paul Hindemith: Symphonie ‘Mathis der Maler’; Symphonie in Es (2015)

Paul Hindemith: Symphonie ‘Mathis der Maler’; Symphonie in Es (2015)
NDR Sinfonieorchester, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1275-2 | Time: 01:07:32

Ondine's successful Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) recordings with the NDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Christoph Eschenbach continue with another release featuring two major symphonic works by the composer: Symphonie ‘Mathis der Maler' and Symphonie in E-flat. The orchestra's and Christoph Eschenbach's previous Hindemith release together with Midori won a Grammy Award in 2014. The ‘Mathis der Maler' Symphony is based on an opera that treats the life of the Renaissance painter Mathias Grünewald. Hindemith started to work on the symphony already prior to the completion of the opera. The symphony was premiered with great success by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Wilhelm Furtwängler on 12 March 1934. Hindemith wrote his Symphonie in E-flat during his exile in the United States in 1940. The Symphony is absolute music in the tradition of the four-movement symphony of Beethoven and the romantic period.