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Mari Kodama, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: The Piano Concertos; Triple Concerto (2014) 3CD Set

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Piano Concertos; Triple Concerto (2014) 3CD Set
Mari Kodama, piano; Kolja Blacher, violin; Johannes Moser, cello
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Kent Nagano, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 804 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 497 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300597BC | Time: 03:30:59

Passionate, dramatic, yet poetic and richly nuanced Mari Kodama brings all these qualities to her interpretation of Beethovens Complete Piano Concertos. This exceptional recording with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin shines with extraordinary intensity and contrast, due in no small measure to the artistic bond between Mari Kodama and her husband, the conductor Kent Nagano. Beethovens Piano Concertos are undoubtedly amongst the most influential works in the history of music. Art demands of us that we shall not stand still, the composer once wrote, placing the idea of development at the heart of his music. His five piano concertos saw Beethoven take piano music out of the salon and into the concert hall, playing a crucial role in advancing the genre towards the symphony, whilst simultaneously creating a bridge from the First Viennese School to the Romantic period. Mari Kodama, whose virtuosic mastery of the piano made her a household name all over the world, has completed the Beethoven Piano Concerto Cycle with her husband Kent Nagano, the international star conductor.
Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt - Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 (1977) 2 CDs, Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore, Op.72 (1977) 2 CDs, Reissue 2014
Rundfunkchor Leipzig; Staatskapelle Dresden; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Edda Moser, Richard Cassilly, Theo Adam, Helen Donath, Eberhard Büchner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 704 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94868 | Time: 02:35:40

Reissue of this near legendary recording of Beethoven’s Leonore (the first version of what later became Fidelio). This recording from 1977 was the first recording of this opera, and since then remains a benchmark. Featuring the best singers of the time: Eberhard Büchner, Edda Moser, Edith Mathis, Theo Adam, Karl Ridderbusch, and the Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.
Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 484 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 262 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live | # WHL0073/2 | Time: 01:53:30

At the heart of Beethoven’s life’s statement as a composer lies the cycle of sixteen string quartets, which, to this day, has retained a special status and reverence. Since 2012, the Elias String Quartet has been immersed in its Beethoven Project, performing all Beethoven’s string quartets at venues throughout the UK. In this live recording, the ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works. With an ever-expanding recording catalogue that has been met with widespread critical acclaim, the quartet is delighted to release this disc, the first volume of its complete Beethoven cycle to be recorded live at Wigmore Hall over the coming Seasons.
Rudolf Kempe, Munchner Philharmoniker - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)
Münchner Philharmoniker, conducted by Rudolf Kempe

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 50999 6 02303 2 4 | Time: 01:13:47

Major documents from Rudolf Kempe's later years at the head of the Munich Philharmonic. Beethoven's Fifth, that masterpiece of emotional tension, and his Sixth, all vivid depiction of nature, are both readings of maturity and perfection.
Herbert Schuch - Beethoven & Ligeti: Bagatellen (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Herbert Schuch - Beethoven & Ligeti: Bagatellen (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:13 minutes | 933 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The gate opens. The music should sound solemn and magnificent, like an overture: majestic, like Beethoven’s Eroica. That is how Hungarian composer György Ligeti begins Musica ricercata, one of his early works from the early 1950s. In exemplary fashion, the cycle blends minimalist structures with a sumptuous array of colors. Behind each note lurks the exigency that nothing should escape the pianist’s attention: he should be aware of all that takes place in the present, while remaining prepared for everything that can occur in the next moment.
Daniel Barenboim, The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No.9, Leonore Overture No.3 (2009)

Daniel Barenboim, The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No.9, Leonore Overture No.3 (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 96 min | 6,37 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: EuroArts | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol | Recorded: 2006

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra was founded by Daniel Barenboim and the late Edward Said. It consists of young, highly talented Israeli and Arabian musicians and was founded to increase the dialogue between young people in the Middle East and represent the peaceful collaboration of the two cultures. In standard comparable to the most established orchestras, it combines tonal beauty and transparency with youthful expressiveness, passion and exuberance. This technically brilliant and incredibly enthusiastic orchestra brings out all levels of Beethoven’s 9th symphony and we listen to Beethoven at his very best: exuberant, emotional, lucid, tender, clear, triumphant… simply magnificent!Needless to say, Daniel Barenboim conducts excellently and outstanding singers Angela Denoke, Waltraud Meier, Burkhard Fritz and René Pape contribute tremendously to this unforgettable concert.
Juliette Hurel, Helene Couvert - A L'aube Du Romantisme: Beethoven & Schubert (2013)

Juliette Hurel, Hélène Couvert - A L'aube Du Romantisme (2013)
Works for Flute and Piano by Ludwig van Beethoven & Franz Schubert

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5342 | Time: 01:07:15

Juliette Hurel's 2013 album on Naïve explores pieces for flute and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, evoking the period between Classicism and early Romanticism. Perhaps the subtlest work of the program is Beethoven's Flute Sonata in B flat major, WoO A4, written in 1790 and fashioned under the influence of Haydn. Its sunny disposition and light textures are periodically interrupted by unexpected key changes and sudden digressions into the minor, characteristics that anticipate Beethoven's later development and mark it as a transitional work. His Serenade for flute and piano, Op. 41, is an arrangement of the Serenade for flute, violin, and viola, Op. 25, and it has a similar, if sometimes deceptive, air of Classical simplicity, which is all the more apparent because of the brevity of the movements. Only Schubert's Variations on a Theme from Die schöne Müllerin is unequivocally Romantic, and its sudden changes of mood and key make it the most fascinating piece on the disc.

Chiaroscuro Quartet - Beethoven, Mozart (2013)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 8, 2019
Chiaroscuro Quartet - Beethoven, Mozart (2013)

Chiaroscuro Quartet - Beethoven, Mozart (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP051 | Time: 00:57:23

Following on their highly acclaimed debut album, the period instrument Chiaroscuro Quartet returns with another recording of chamber music of the classical period. Their approach, firmly committed and imaginative, fits particularly well with the trail-blazing works on this recording. In its day, Beethoven's famous ''Serioso'' quartet was considered avant-garde and experimental. Mozart's Adagio and Fugue is a veritable lesson in the art of counterpoint - rich with dissonance and brilliant in its subtle complexity and inventiveness.
Alexei Lubimov - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas: No.14 'Moonlight'; No.21 'Waldstein'; No.17 'The Storm' (2013) [Re-Up]

Alexei Lubimov - Ludwig van Beethoven: Moonlight - Waldstein - Storm (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | # 194 | Time: 01:06:47

There are projects on which the artistic director of a record label straightaway asks himself a few questions. For example, when it comes to recording Beethoven’s three ‘greatest hit’ sonatas, recorded a multitude of times by the leading pianists. However, a forte-pianist of the calibre of Alexei Lubimov already constitutes one good reason to implement the project, as does the choice of the facsimile of an Erard piano (1802, copy made by Christopher Clarke) of which the original was within Beethoven’s reach.

Trio con Brio Copenhagen - Beethoven: Piano Trios Vol. 1 (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 6, 2019
Trio con Brio Copenhagen - Beethoven: Piano Trios Vol. 1 (2018)

Trio con Brio Copenhagen - Beethoven: Piano Trios Vol. 1 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 326 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 194 Mb | Artwork included | 01:19:45
Classical | Label: Orchid Classics

Trio con Brio Copenhagen have played a central role in Scandinavia’s vibrant contemporary music scene for almost twenty years, and are celebrating this milestone anniversary by recording the complete piano trios of Beethoven for Orchid Classics, of which this is the much-anticipated first volume. A recipient of Denmark’s prestigious ‘P2 Artists Prize’ amongst many other awards, the Trio enjoys an intensive worldwide touring schedule as well as regular collaborations with many of the world’s most respected composers. Their recent recording for Orchid of trios by Tchaikovsky and Smetana was hailed by The Guardian (UK): “… Trio con Brio Copenhagen scale the Tchaikovsky’s heights with the verve their name suggests…” Founded in Vienna in 1999 with the concept of pairs coming together, the two Korean sisters, and Soo Kyung and Jens (who are now married), have since then been exploring the piano trio repertoire with freshness and curiosity as well as with respect and reflection.