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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.

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur - Mendelssohn: Elias (1993)

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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur - Mendelssohn: Elias (1993)

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur - Mendelssohn: Elias (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:49:17 | 527 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | Catalog: 73131

Mendelssohn's Elijah is a work that definitely stands among the ranks of phenomenal oratorios. This is a tremendous performance where the chorus and conductor seem to have achieved an ideal rapport with the Israel Philharmonic. This recording presents a wonderfully fresh, dramatic exposition of an old favorite that makes it sound new-minted. It's lithe, lean and classically mean. It propels itself along at quite a lick - sometimes considerably faster than Mendelssohn's often surprisingly slow metronome marks. Pauses between movements are kept to a bare minimum, so that the momentum is not lost…Masur's generally speedy traversal is however not an unmixed blessing.

Jessye Norman, Kurt Masur - R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, Orchestral Lieder (1992)

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Jessye Norman, Kurt Masur - R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, Orchestral Lieder (1992)

Jessye Norman, Kurt Masur - R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, Orchestral Lieder (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 46:00 | 217 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 411 052-2

Lovers of the Four Last Songs have come to take good recordings of the set for granted. Jessye Norman's early digital account with Kurt Masur and the Leipzigers is one of the best–powerful, sensuous, and very well recorded. Strauss may have conceived the songs with an ideal voice in mind, but he made a point of asking that Kirsten Flagstad give the first performance of the set. Since then, no comparably endowed soprano, in possession of both the tonal richness and the extraordinary amplitude that were Flagstad's, has recorded the Four Last Songs, save for Norman.

Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2004)

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Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2004)

Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:43 | 317 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | Catalog: 0183882

Judged on the musicality and style of the performance, Kurt Masur's live 1981 reading of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 is comparable with many mainstream interpretations of its time, and may be regarded as a reasonable choice among the affordable CDs put out by Berlin Classics. Masur and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra are certainly at home in this symphony, and the interpretation and the execution are well-matched. For historical value, this recording is significant for marking the opening of the new Gewandhaus hall, which Masur was instrumental in planning since he began his tenure in 1970.

Beaux Arts Trio, Kurt Masur - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Choral Fantasy (1995)

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Beaux Arts Trio, Kurt Masur - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Choral Fantasy (1995)

Beaux Arts Trio, Kurt Masur - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Choral Fantasy (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:24 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 438005

Since the Beaux Arts Trio last recorded Beethoven's Triple Concerto in 1977 two of its personnel have changed, with Ida Kavafian and Peter Wiley taking over from Isidore Cohen and Bernard Greenhouse. That leaves Menahem Pressler, now in his seventies, as the ever-lively survivor. Not only does Pressler's playing sparkle even more brightly in the concerto than before, he is an inspired protagonist in the Choral Fantasia, setting the pattern of joyfulness in this performance from his opening improvisation-like solo onwards. The other prime mover is Kurt Masur, who has rarely conducted more electrifying Beethoven performances on disc.