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Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Elgar: Violin Concerto; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004) [Re-Up]

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Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Elgar: Violin Concerto; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004) [Re-Up]

Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)
Hilary Hahn, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans ~ 165 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 474 5042 | Time: 01:06:04

Elgar’s Violin Concerto has a certain mystique about it independent of the knee-jerk obeisance it has received in the British press. It probably is the longest and most difficult of all Romantic violin concertos, requiring not just great technical facility but great concentration from the soloist and a real partnership of equals with the orchestra. And like all of Elgar’s large orchestral works, it is extremely episodic in construction and liable to fall apart if not handled with a compelling sense of the long line. In reviewing the score while listening to this excellent performance, I was struck by just how fussy Elgar’s indications often are: the constant accelerandos and ritards, and the minute (and impractical) dynamic indications that ask more questions than they sometimes answer. No version, least of all the composer’s own, even attempts to realize them all: it would be impossible without italicizing and sectionalizing the work to death.

Yehudi Menuhin - Beethoven, Mozart, Bruch: Violin Concertos (2007)

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Yehudi Menuhin - Beethoven, Mozart, Bruch: Violin Concertos (2007)

Yehudi Menuhin - Beethoven, Mozart, Bruch: Violin Concertos (2007)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | (LinearPCM, 1 ch) | 5.59 Gb (DVD9) | 107 min
Classical | EMI Classics

This concert film captures legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin performing concertos by such luminaries as Mozart, Beethoven, and Bruch.

Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Colin Davis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 32991 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 109 min | 40,6 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 109 min | 6,53 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Diana Damrau and Angelika Kirchschlager star in the acclaimed 2008 production of Humperdinck's famous fairytale opera, in the company of two of Britain's most revered musical figures: Thomas Allen, playing the role of the Father, and the legendary conductor Colin Davis. Directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser combine their characteristic wit and a dash of deliciously dark comedy with the opera's fairytale charm. Humperdinck's music mixes catchy folk-like songs with sumptuous instrumental colour, making the result as tunefully approachable, musically memorable and visually delightful as opera gets. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in full Surround Sound.

Sir Colin Davis - Hector Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ, La Mort de Cleopatre, etc (1994) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Sir Colin Davis - Hector Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ, La Mort de Cleopatre, etc (1994) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Hector Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ; Méditation religieuse;
La Mort d'Ophélie; Sara la baigneuse; La Mort de Cléopâtre
English Chamber Orchestra; Goldsborough Orchestra; conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Elsie Morison, John Cameron, Joseph Rouleau, Peter Pears, Anne Pashley

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 620 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:20:15
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Decca | # 443 461-2

This is a delightful recording from a conductor more closely allied than any other to Berlioz's music. With Berlioz the devil is always in the detail; he was an extraordinary orchestrator and capable of writing unidiomatically for instruments–especially the woodwinds–in order to get exactly the sound he wanted. Or rather, sounds, for the whole texture is made up of many layers. Davis understands this as if by instinct, and draws some beautiful playing from the instrumentalists without ever losing sight of the whole picture. It has been said that the French style of phrasing is all foreplay and no climax: the singers bring this teasing quality to their long, flowing lines but with a charmingly English home-counties blush too. Elsie Moris's light tone is a perfect match for Peter Pears' cool, silvery voice in this respect - and the choir too makes a good full sound without ever getting too heavy. The two discs also include some other gems from the pen of this most idiosyncratic of composers.

Arthur Grumiaux, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: The Violin Concertos (2001)

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Arthur Grumiaux, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: The Violin Concertos (2001)

Arthur Grumiaux, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: The Violin Concertos (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 696 Mb | Total time: 153:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 464 722-2 | Recorded: 1956, 2961, 1962, 1964

At the ripe old age of 19 Mozart wrote five violin concertos, and they represent his coming of age as a composer of orchestral music. From here on, it's basically one masterpiece after another. Though not difficult works, technically speaking, they partake in full measure of Mozart's uniquely sensual brand of melody. That means that successful performances must know how to spin out a singing musical line, while at the same time making the most of the rare opportunities for soloistic display. Taste and musicianship are more important qualities than virtuosity, and that makes these pieces ideal vehicles for Arthur Grumiaux's aristocratic temperament and technical polish.

Sir Colin Davis - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Davis, LSO (2020)

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Sir Colin Davis - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Davis, LSO (2020)

Sir Colin Davis - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Davis, LSO (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 256 MB | Tracks: 7 | 69:19 min
Style: Classical | Label: Musical Concepts

“Berlioz’s greatest interpreter of modern times recorded it three times, but this most recent version is the most gripping and satisfying, deftly treading a fine line between self-revelation and self-indulgence. The volcanic outpourings of feeling are as intense as they should be, yet in the quieter moments – Davis achieves a wonderfully expressive pianissimo, in which every detail seems to convey meaning’ (Gramophone)

Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Colin Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (1990)

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Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Colin Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (1990)

Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Colin Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 253 Mb | Total time: 60:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 412 923-2 | Recorded: 1970, 1971

These two popular concertos have for many years been coupled on LP and CD, and ever since their initial release in 1971, the performances on this CD have been consistently rated as outstanding. This recording is one of a few to have achieved true classic status, of the stature (amongbrconcerto recordings) of Jacqueline du Pre's Elgar Cello Concerto, and Michelangeli's Ravel G major and Rachmaninov Fourth Piano Concertos.brThe young Stephen Bishop (now known as Stephen Kovacevich) was at the height of his considerable powers, and these performances of two of the best-loved piano concertos have hardly been equalled ever since they were made almost 50 years ago.

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 (1999)

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Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 (1999)

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:32 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 422 066-2PH

Though it`s hardly uncommon for a musician to be performing and recording at age 85, it`s difficult to think of many octogenarian performers who continue to explore new paths. Arrau is the wonderful exception, as his current Beethoven cycle for Philips has indicated time and again. This recording of the first two piano concertos offers further proof, for here Arrau turns in performances that force us to reconsider these works. We may be accustomed to hearing the First Concerto played with lightness and Mozartean elegance, but Arrau goes well beyond this cliche. His account of the first movement has a depth and mystery it is rarely accorded.

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, Piano Sonata No. 6 (1988)

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Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, Piano Sonata No. 6 (1988)

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, Piano Sonata No. 6 (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:23 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 422 148-2

The security of Arrau's technique, the continuing fullness of tone and the fine gradations of touch, is nothing less than astonishing. So too is the mature accommodation he has come to with Beethoven's endlessly problematic C minor Concerto. Arrau's earliest recording of the concerto, with Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1947, may have been more brilliant (though, from the orchestra's point of view, more slapdash) but this long-pondered, lovingly evolved reading takes us much closer to the idealizing centre of Beethoven's visionary world; and does so, incidentally, in a way that could not be approached in 1000 years by the authenticity merchants with their pygmy instruments and tedious lists of contemporary metronome markings.

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1986)

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Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1986)

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:45 | 196 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 4116 144-2

”… However, not only is Davis more in sympathy with Arrau's majestic approach, he's got the incomparable Staatskapelle Dresden backing him up. The result is a Fourth Concerto for the ages: just listen to Arrau's silky-toned opening, the soft hush of the violin section's entrance leading up to the thrilling subsequent crescendo. And the slow movement! Words can't do it justice, nor can they capture the finale's wonderful sense of vigor within repose.”

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (1986)

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Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (1986)

Claudio Arrau, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 40:37 | 176 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416215

Arrau's "Emperor" reveals more angst in the first movement development than most other performances, giving the whole work an added depth of feeling. Some listeners may prefer greater general liveliness, especially in the finale, but I find the approach wholly convincing in scale and so beautifully executed as to silence criticism. Technically speaking, these performances always sounded marvelous, and they still do. Unforgettably grand.

Colin Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: Idomeneo (1988)

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Colin Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: Idomeneo (1988)

Colin Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: Idomeneo (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 929 Mb | Total time: 167:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 420 130-2 | Recorded: 1968

Mozart’s “Idomeneo” is a lyrical tragedy and is considered Mozart’s greatest choral opera. It is composed in the baroque tradition of the opera seria; however, Mozart excels at giving it new traits and forms. He also exerted his influence on the dramaturgy, shortened parts to increase their effect, increased the suspense with a dense use of instruments and wrote the marvellous ballet music.

Kiri Te Kanawa, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: Opera Arias (1989)

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Kiri Te Kanawa, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: Opera Arias (1989)

Kiri Te Kanawa, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: Opera Arias (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 204 Mb | Total time: 47:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 411 148-2 | Recorded: 1982

…To my ears she is at her creamy, relaxed best, evincing no strain at all. Her trill is firmly in place, her divisions clean, her tone even through its range and her arcing phrases soar serenely above the stave. This selection encompasses both dreamy, long-breathed arias and impassioned pyrotechnics…

Tresors des Requiem: Mozart; Brahms; Schumann; Lotti; Cherubini; Berlioz; Bruneau; Verdi; Faure; Saint-Saens; Durufle (2001)

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Tresors des Requiem: Mozart; Brahms; Schumann; Lotti; Cherubini; Berlioz; Bruneau; Verdi; Faure; Saint-Saens; Durufle (2001)

Tresors des Requiem: Mozart; Brahms; Schumann; Lotti; Cherubini; Berlioz; Bruneau; Verdi; Faure; Saint-Saens; Durufle [4CDs] (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,18 Gb | Total time: 73:54+65:36+73:21+76:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 840402 | Recorded: 1977-1998

Tout le monde devrait connaitre certaines oeuvres classiques. Les requiems de Mozart ou de de Saint Sens en font parti, à mes yeux.