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Christine Schäfer, Karita Mattila, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - R. Strauss: Orchestral songs (2008)

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Christine Schäfer, Karita Mattila, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - R. Strauss: Orchestral songs (2008)

Christine Schäfer, Karita Mattila, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - R. Strauss: Orchestral songs (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:27 | 268 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Eloquence | Catalog: 4800414

What sort of voice did Pauline Strauss have? She was a professional singer when she first met Richard Strauss and he seems have been inspired by her voice, writing a considerable number of songs for her. Before she retired from stage she had sung Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Agathe (Die Freischutz), Leonore (Fidelio) and Donna Anna which implies a voice of some size. But elsewhere she is described as having a voice which was neither large nor beautiful. It should be admitted that the majority of songs which Strauss wrote for her were lieder, with just piano accompaniment.

Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 22 (1987)

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Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 22 (1987)

Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 22 (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:42 | 270 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 488-2

Though Serkin isn`t concertizing a great deal these days, he remains a fascinating pianist on disc. Some listeners (this one included) find Serkin`s playing occasionally too pointed and harsh. Yet for those who tire of the delicate, jewel-box Mozart that is fashionable among pianists today, Serkin surely represents a compelling alternative. His performances of the Concertos Nos. 15 (K. 450 in B-flat Major) and 22 (K. 482 in E-flat Major) are expansive, thoughtful and pleasantly unhurried. In slow movements, he`s never less than thoughtful, creating some exquisite pianissimos in the process. Abbado is ever the sensitive accompanist.

Claudio Abbado & Berliner Philharmoniker - The Complete DG Recordings (60CDs Box Set, 2018) Part 2

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Claudio Abbado & Berliner Philharmoniker - The Complete DG Recordings (60CDs Box Set, 2018) Part 2

Claudio Abbado & Berliner Philharmoniker - The Complete DG Recordings (60CDs Box Set, 2018) Part 2
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 1d 6:45:57 | 4,22 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca (UMO) Classics

The Berliner Philharmoniker elect their own conductor: after von Karajan’s death they chose Claudio Abbado. He rejuvenated the orchestra, expanded its repertoire, and created a less autocratic atmosphere, inspiring levels of commitment and communication from his musicians that resulted in performances and recordings that stand the test of time. Abbado’s tenure with the Berliner Philharmonic can be considered as one of the highlights in the orchestra’s history and many of their recording together still remain unsurpassed on record. DG celebrates this partnership with a 60-CD limited edition collection of their complete recordings – many classics right from the start.

Claudio Abbado & Berliner Philharmoniker - The Complete DG Recordings (60CDs Box Set, 2018) Part 1

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Claudio Abbado & Berliner Philharmoniker - The Complete DG Recordings (60CDs Box Set, 2018) Part 1

Claudio Abbado & Berliner Philharmoniker - The Complete DG Recordings (60CDs Box Set, 2018) Part 1
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 1d 6:45:57 | 4,21 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca (UMO) Classics

The Berliner Philharmoniker elect their own conductor: after von Karajan’s death they chose Claudio Abbado. He rejuvenated the orchestra, expanded its repertoire, and created a less autocratic atmosphere, inspiring levels of commitment and communication from his musicians that resulted in performances and recordings that stand the test of time. Abbado’s tenure with the Berliner Philharmonic can be considered as one of the highlights in the orchestra’s history and many of their recording together still remain unsurpassed on record. DG celebrates this partnership with a 60-CD limited edition collection of their complete recordings – many classics right from the start.

Claudio Abbado, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Die Ouvertüren / The Overtures (1991)

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Claudio Abbado, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Die Ouvertüren / The Overtures (1991)

Claudio Abbado, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Die Ouvertüren / The Overtures (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 403 Mb | Total time: 50:26+45:03 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 429 762-2 | Recorded: 1985-1989

Great sound from DG + great playing from the Vienna Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado in these 1980s recordings. Abbado goes for leaner textures and faster tempos in some Allegros than Karajan/Berlin (DG) considered the benchmark standard by many listeners.

Claudio Abbado - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1998)

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Claudio Abbado - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1998)

Claudio Abbado - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:16:16| 579 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 692-2

This is the Verdi opera that separates the casual admirer from the dyed-in-the-wool devotee. Once you put on this recording and listen half way through, you will feel that you have died and gone to Verdi Heaven, and you know what - for all intents and purposes, you have! A strong, strong story…a score that gets better by the minute…a cast and conductor to die for…it is truly a Masterpiece. This is It! This is Opera! Unfortunately, none of us in our lifetime will ever see on stage a company like this one. Cappuccilli, Mirella Freni, Ghiaurov, Jose Carreras…van Dam, Foiani, Savastano conducted by Claudio Abbado. Simply Awesome!

Martha Argerich, Claudio Abbado - Chopin, Liszt: Piano Concertos (1996)

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Martha Argerich, Claudio Abbado - Chopin, Liszt: Piano Concertos (1996)

Martha Argerich, Claudio Abbado - Chopin, Liszt: Piano Concertos (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:45 | 259 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 449719

There has never been a more exciting pianist that Martha Argerich. Throughout her career, any appearance by her guarantees sellout crowds and an evening of memorable, not to say insane, music making. She has always drastically limited her repertoire about a dozen concertos, a few more solo and chamber works and will not perform or record solo recitals at all any more. But every single thing that she has recorded is a prime recommendation, plain and simple. She's one of the very few artists whose recordings one should collect just because of whom she is: unique and incomparable. These two concertos perfectly illustrate her gifts as an interpreter. Your ears will be glued to your speakers.

Claudio Abbado - Berlioz: Te Deum (1983)

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Claudio Abbado - Berlioz: Te Deum (1983)

Claudio Abbado - Berlioz: Te Deum (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 46:38 | 233 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4106962

Claudio Abbado’s 1981 performance of Berlioz’s Te Deum for three choruses and pipe organ easily outranks the handful of widely-available recordings of the work. Abbado’s closest competitor is 1969’s Sir Colin Davis with similar London forces on Philips, but Davis’ tenor soloist does not have the solid heroic quality of Mexican tenor Francisco Araiza, and Davis’ choirs are a little more recessed (although Abbado’s is not miked particularly close either), in particular the almost lost sound of Davis’ boys choirs which cut through forcefully in Abbado. In addition, Abbado moves purposefully forward through Berlioz’s treacherous choral/orchestral writing, whereas Davis takes his time, perhaps allowing more time for climactic build-up; however, I find Berlioz’s talent with choral writing was not his particular forte as it is not particularly melodic or thoughtful for singers, so I appreciate Abbado’s fluid, forward momentum.

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Rossini: Ouvertüren (1987)

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London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Rossini: Ouvertüren (1987)

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Rossini: Ouvertüren (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 46:56 | 233 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 419869

Good performances of Rossini overtures of the kind taken for granted by a previous generation whenever men like Beecham, Gui, Serafin, or Toscanini stepped on to the rostrum are something of a rarity these days. Too often, conductors, orchestras, and engineers turn poor Rossini into what Scott Goddard once called that "obese old gallant". (Not always very gallant, either.) Happily, in these pieces as in much else besides, Claudio Abbado is a cut above the average.

Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faust (1995)

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Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faust (1995)

Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faust (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:54:55 | 520 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 66308

Schumann’s treatment of Goethe is a curiously uneven work, composed at various stages in the last decade of his life. Parts 1 and 2 consist of dramatic scenes, which lie somewhere between opera and oratorio, rather as in Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust; but Schumann’s third part takes the music on to an altogether higher plane, setting the mystical final scene from Goethe’s poem (the same text Mahler used in his Eighth Symphony). Recordings and performances of the complete work are rare, partly because of its length (nearly two hours) and the need for multiple soloists (ten in this performance); so this exceptionally fine new Sony set, recorded ‘live’ at Berlin concerts last year, is very welcome indeed.

Claudio Abbado, Orchesrta of the Wiener Staatsoper - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2015/1989) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Orchesrta of the Wiener Staatsoper - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2015/1989) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Orchesrta of the Wiener Staatsoper - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2015/1989) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 13499 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 172 min | 19,9 Gb
Audio: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 172 min | 9,36 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish

Arguably Modest Mussorgsky's greatest work, Khovanshchina was incomplete at the time of his death and so this glorious production, from the Vienna State Opera, employs Shostakovich's scoring with the addition of the final chorus composed by Stravinsky in 1913. It is a work of immense power and humanity, set at the time when Peter the Great assumed power in Russia, a turning point in Russia's history when old forces came into conflict with new.

Renata Scotto - Legendary performances: 7 complete operas [14CDs] (2007)

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Renata Scotto - Legendary performances: 7 complete operas [14CDs] (2007)

Renata Scotto - Legendary performances: 7 complete operas [14CDs] (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.55 Gb | Total time: 14:25:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bravissimo | # BRV 9910 | Recorded: 1966, 1967, 1970,1973

Renata Scotto (born 24 February 1934) is an Italian soprano and opera director.
Recognized for her sense of style, musicality and as a remarkable singer-actress, Scotto is considered one of the preeminent singers of her generation, specializing in the bel canto repertoire with excursions into the verismo and Verdi repertoires.
Since retiring from the stage as a singer in 2002, she has turned successfully to directing opera as well as teaching in Italy and America, along with academic posts at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Juilliard School in New York.

Verdi The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)

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Verdi The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)

Verdi: The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 20,9 Gb | Total time: 76:18:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 4789574 | Recorded: 1950-2013

Decca proudly presents the Complete Works by Giuseppe Verdi in a single 75 CD box set. From the ever-popular “Aida” to the obscure “Alzira,” all 28 of Giuseppe Verdi's operas are here as well as his Sacred Works, Arias, Songs, Ballet Music, the String quartet and other rarities.

Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6, Orchestral Works [6CDs] (2002)

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Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6, Orchestral Works [6CDs] (2002)

Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6, Orchestral Works [6CDs] (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.34 Gb | Total time: 05:57:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 0878832001 | Recorded: 1984-1991

Let's say your tastes usually run to the Austro-Germanic, but you already have all of Beethoven's and Brahms' symphonies, most of Bruckner's and Mahler's symphonies, and many of Mozart's and Haydn's symphonies, so now you're thinking about trying out Tchaikovsky's symphonies. The question is: how many should you get? Should you get just the famous last three symphonies? Should you get all six numbered symphonies? Should you get all six symphonies plus the Manfred Symphony. Or should you get all symphonies six plus Manfred plus the orchestral suites? The answer, of course, depends on how much of Tchaikovsky's richly melodic, fabulously colorful, and extravagantly emotional orchestral music you're up for.

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Confitebor tibi; Chi non ode; Salve Regina in A minor; Dixit Dominus (2010)

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Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Confitebor tibi; Chi non ode; Salve Regina in A minor; Dixit Dominus (2010)

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Confitebor tibi, Domine; Chi non ode e chi non vede; Salve Regina in A minor; Dixit Dominus (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 65:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 447 8465 | Recorded: 2009

Pergolesi Year 2010 marks the birth 300 years ago of a first rank composer and singular voice. Claudio Abbado's affinity for Pergolesi is a joy to the ear and balm to the soul. The introductory album of maestro's Pergolesi Project, the famous Stabat Mater, was rapturously received by the press.
Characteristic are these comments in The Times: "Abbado's commitment to period style is never in doubt…He has exceptional soloists: Rachel Harnisch and Sara Mingardo in the Stabat, ravishing in the harmonic suspensions of their duets; a lovely toned Julia Kleiter in the Salve; and the exemplary Giuliano Carmignola in the rarely recorded Violin Concerto, a little masterpiece, all but forgotten by the mainstream."