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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22942 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 39,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 16-bit / 1812 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 6,17 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

Claudio Abbado and his hand-picked players of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra take their acclaimed Mahler cycle to a new level with this performance of the most complex and compelling of the symphonies, the intense, searching Ninth. Abbado brings all his renowned clarity of vision and the experience of a lifetime to this contradictory music – half valedictory, half life-affirming – and his “orchestra of soloists”, including some of the leading instrumentalists of our time, revels in the transparent textures and virtuosity of Mahler’s last completed symphony. “A rendition … of astonishing depth and subtlety” (Daily Telegraph).

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24134 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 77 min | 19,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4154 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 77 min | 5,43 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.5 & 6 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.5 & 6 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.5 & 6 (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24090 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 37,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4336 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 11,3 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Magdalena Kozena - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4; Ruckert-Lieder (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Magdalena Kozena - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4; Ruckert-Lieder (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Magdalena Kožená - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4; Rückert-Lieder (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 18999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 190 min | 37,7 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 2283 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 190 min | 12,7 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: German, English, French, Spanish

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Yuja Wang - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24104 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 179 min | 41,0 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4062 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 179 min | 13,5 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 62 min | 14,3 Gb
Audio: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 62 min | 5,04 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Latin

On July 16, 1999, the 10th anniversary of the death of Herbert von Karajan, the Berlin Philharmonic paid tribute to their late maestro, playing within the confines of the imposing Salzburg Cathedral in von Karajans hometown of Salzburg. Among other works, the orchestra performed Mozart's Requiem in D minor, KV 626, featuring soprano Karita Mattila, contralto Sara Mingardo, tenor Michael Schade and bass baritone Bryn Terfel as soloists. Soprano Rachel Harnisch appeared as soloist on the two complementing arias Betrachte dies mein Herz und frage mich and Laudate Dominum.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (1994)

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (1994)

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 780 Mb | Total time: 67:49+76:47+56:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical ‎| # S3K 58 977 | Recorded: 1993

Claudio Abbado uses Mussorgsky's text in a condition almost as complete as Mstislav Rostropovich's but avoiding some overlap from variant readings. He brings to his conducting the same vitality and scrupulous attention to small details that are familiar from his work in Italian opera. His cast is good throughout and particularly strong in the leading roles. This is a Boris to live with, one that gets better with repeated hearings.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker: The Last Concert (2016) [Blu-ray Video & Audio]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker: The Last Concert (2016) [Blu-ray Video & Audio]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - The Last Concert - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique(2016) [Blu-ray Video & Audio]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 108 min+76 min (bonus)+96 min (audio) | 45,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3757 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 108 min | 9.29 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Berlin Phil Media GmbH

Claudio Abbado (1933-2014) was one of the outstanding personalities in the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He made his debut with the orchestra in 1966 and was their chief conductor from 1990 to 2002. In May 2013, their unique partnership ended with Claudio Abbado's last concert with the orchestra – a “triumph”, in the words of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The programme included two of the most important works of musical Romanticism: Hector Berlioz's visionary Symphonie fantastique and Felix Mendelssohn's magical, shimmering music for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Audio and video recordings of this memorable evening are now being released in a hardcover luxury edition. The bonus material includes a historical documentary about Abbado's first year as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In addition to extensive texts, the booklet contains numerous photos, some of which have never been published before.

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.9 (2014)

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Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.9 (2014)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.9 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 3441 GH | Time: 01:03:07

In his final performances with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in August 2013, Claudio Abbado conducted Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor, and this recording is drawn from the best takes from those concerts. Considering that this rendition came near the end of Abbado's life and stands as a worthy testament to his achievements, it's easy to read too much into the interpretation, and to view it as a mystical or transcendent reading because of the circumstances. On the one hand, Abbado's understanding of this symphony was as thorough as any conductor's, and the Lucerne musicians played with seriousness and dedication, offering a version that has impressive power and expressive depth. On the other hand, there are many competitive recordings that either match Abbado's for strength and feeling, or surpass it in purely technical terms of sound quality and reproduction. Certainly the sound is exceptional, according to Deutsche Grammophon's high standards, and this stereo recording is exceptionally clean and noise-free.

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Mahler, Stravinsky, Strauss, Ravel, Bartók (2015) [4xBlu-Ray]
4xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 600 min | 21,1+22,5+22,0+22,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

Masters of Classical Music is an informative and captivating guide to twenty of the most important works in music history. Outtakes from the original scores within the documentaries, assist the viewer by making it easier to follow the music and to overall comprehend the structure of the works. The viewer will travel back in time to experience the birth places of these compositions and will thereby gain insight into the lives of the composers whilst receiving a thorough introduction to the works.

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonien (1985)

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London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonien (1985)

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonien (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:06:11 | 1.17 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Polydor | Catalog: 415 353-2

No doubt, this is one of the pinnacles of Abbado and the LSO recording collaboration; these symphonies are presented with a keener sense of joy, bite and forward momentum, perfectly executed throughout by the orchestra. As supplement, the set brings the Scherzo that Mendelssohn orchestrated to become a new 3rd movement of the Symphony no.1, as well excellent performances of 3 overtures, including the famous Hebrides. Note that this is the first edition of the set; there's a recent one that comes with more overtures, that were originally released in a separate cd.

James King, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Rinaldo, Schicksalslied, Nänie (1991)

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James King, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Rinaldo, Schicksalslied, Nänie (1991)

James King, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Rinaldo, Schicksalslied, Nänie (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:27 | 369 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 425030

This reissue fills an important gap in that no other recording of Rinaldo is available. Critical response to this cantata has been very mixed over the years, but if detractors of the past had been able to hear Abbado's performance they might be more impressed. To this listener it certainly seems a richly inventive, deeply felt work, and very typical of its composer. When Abbado recorded Rinaldo in 1968 he was near the beginning of his recording career, and there is a fresh, eager response in his conducting. The Ambrosians sing beautifully, the orchestra is excellent and James King is a committed soloist, though some might find his somewhat strenuous delivery rather unattractive.

Blomstedt, Abbado, Preston - Brahms: Choral Works (1997)

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Blomstedt, Abbado, Preston - Brahms: Choral Works (1997)

Blomstedt, Abbado, Preston - Brahms: Choral Works (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 614 Mb | Total time: 74:50+70:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 452 582-2 | Recorded: 1968, 1969, 1990, 1993

One of Brahms' earliest musical jobs (besides playing piano in whorehouses) was directing a choral society. This introduced him to the music of the Renaissance and the Baroque, which sparked his antiquarian enthusiasms, in particular his first-hand encounters with the choral music of Bach. Choral music became an important part of Brahms' output – to his art, to his career (Ein deutsches Requiem propelled him to European notice), and to his income. Brahms may have directed much of his choral music to the then-lucrative amateur market, but he also produced plenty for crack choirs and without much reasonable hope for financial reward – again, Ein deutsches Requiem a good example. Like the Requiem, some of these works even became popular.

Shlomo Mintz, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Violin Concerto (1988)

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Shlomo Mintz, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Violin Concerto (1988)

Shlomo Mintz, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Violin Concerto (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:30 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 423 617-2

I can pretty much award any playing of the Brahms Violin Concerto with a 4 to 5 star rating even before I hear the very first note, IF, we have a soloist and conductor such as this combo, Shlomo Mintz and Claudio Abbado. A quick glance at the CD cover and you are struck by at least two things. Number one, these two artists are refreshingly youthful in appearance, and that is nice to see once again, as the camera caught Maestro Abbado before he was struck by stomach cancer, in 2000, which eventually led too his passing in January of this year, 2014, at age 80.

Alfred Brendel, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1992)

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Alfred Brendel, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1992)

Alfred Brendel, Claudio Abbado - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 48:48 | 241 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 432975

…There can be little doubt that it is the orchestra as ever, peerless in Brahms that gives this recording its distinctive character. It provides exactly the right fully-fledged symphonic context for Brendel. It also inspires him to realize the solo part with a weightiness of tone and concentration of line that hasn't always been there to complement the natural clarity of his Brahms. Thus, though individual movement timings are virtually identical with those on Brendel's earlier 1973 Amsterdam version on Philips, the scale and musical reach of the performance is considerably extended, as, indeed, is the shrewdness of page after page of musical detailing.