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Ensemble Tourbillon, Petr Wagner - Schmierer: Zodiaci Musici, Orchestral Suites (2015)

Ensemble Tourbillon, Petr Wagner - Schmierer: Zodiaci Musici, Orchestral Suites (2015)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:32 | 404 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Accent | Catalog: ACC 24294

There are few composers who have vanished from music history to the extent of Johann Abraham Schmierer. We know very little about this composer’s origins, education, career and life journey. Some listeners, during or after hearing this recording, may well wonder why this music – despite its undeniable qualities and relatively early publication (already in 1902 in the tenth volume of Denkmäler Deutscher Tonkunst) – has not been recorded earlier. One reason is surely the fragmentary character of the collection, for six suites are obviously missing.

Walt Wagner - Reworks (Live at Canlis) (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 4, 2017
Walt Wagner - Reworks (Live at Canlis) (2017)

Walt Wagner - Reworks (Live at Canlis) (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:43:48 | 179 Mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Sub Pop Records

With its distinctive renditions of songs by DJ Shadow, My Bloody Valentine, Fleet Foxes, and more, Walt Wagner's Reworks shows how three Seattle institutions – Wagner, the city's renowned Canlis restaurant, and Sub Pop Records – have evolved over the years. When veteran pianist Wagner first landed at Canlis in 1996, he started out performing a set heavy on the Great American Songbook and the occasional pop tune. As young staff members recommended new artists and songs, Wagner's repertoire grew deeper and more varied – especially after the next generation of the Canlis family took over in 2003. Yet whether the source material was Pink Floyd, Prince, Metallica, or the Weeknd, the challenge remained the same: "To distill the vibe on a record, the very essence of a song, into solo piano playing."
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (1998/2016) [Official Digital Download]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (1998/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 14:57:27 | 17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklets

Wagner interpretations with Herbert von Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker have a quality all of their own. Critics always admired the ability of the musicians to bring out not only Wagner’s luscious sound, but also all the subtleties of the score. Moreover, Karajan was able to rally the singers to successfully convey the lyrical tenderness of Wagner’s heroes despite their vocal powers.
Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Clemens Krauss, live Bayreuth, 1953) (1988) (7CD Box Set)

Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Clemens Krauss, live Bayreuth, 1953) (1988) (7CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1.67 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 0.98 Gb
Classical, Opera | Label: Rodolphe - RPC 32503-9

Along with Furtwangler's Scala Ring, this is my favorite one. And since the sound is better, this one is easier to listen to. Krauss'"Siegfried" is my favorite. I will never understand why so many people consider Solti's Ring as benchmark. To me his is the least exciting. Karajan is too "precious." The characters never come alive in either of those, at least not like they do for Krauss and Furtwangler.
Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Klemperer conducts Wagner (2012) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Klemperer conducts Wagner (2012) [Japan]
3x SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 138:59 minutes | Artwork included | 4,07 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Artwork included | 2,8 GB

Klemperer's early 1960s Wagner recordings have long held a treasured place in the catalogue. "Klemperer conducts Wagner", Volume 1 - 3, performed by the Philharmonmia Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer - these recordings were recorded in 1960-61 & were originally issued on the Columbia label. Now it was remastered by EMI and reissued on SACD in Japan.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - Wagner: The Ring, Siegfried Idyll (2008) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - Wagner: The Ring, Siegfried Idyll (2008)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.62GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.2GB + 5% Recovery

This 67-minute, orchestra-only version of Wagner’s famous opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen is arranged by Henk de Vlieger, arranger, composer & percussionist in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. The work was commissioned by the orchestra & the result is a 14-section fiery musical spectacle entitled The Ring, an orchestral adventure.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde (2011)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front+Back | 3.36GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front+Back | 1.11GB + 5% Recovery

The popular Prelude & the so-called Liebestod (“Mild und Leise”) from Richard Wagner’s music drama Tristan und Isolde are the most familiar parts orchestras play, most often in the 1859 concert arrangement by Wagner. (He preferred that the term Liebestod be applied to the Prelude only, & originally titled his concert version Liebestod und Verklärung, or “Love-death & Transfiguration.”) The featured work of this Chandos SACD is the 1994 suite arranged by Henk de Vlieger, fashioned from key parts of the entire opera, not just the beginning & end. Tristan und Isolde: An Orchestral Passion is a lengthy tone poem that includes key passages, in much the same manner as de Vlieger’s other symphonic syntheses on Der Ring des Nibelungen, Parsifal, & Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi - Wagner: Parsifal (2010) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi - Wagner: Parsifal (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.29GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.08GB + 5% Recovery

Most of the familiar orchestral versions of Richard Wagner’s operatic music were arranged either by him or his followers in the 19th century, so the Overture & Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser & the Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin have long been performed in these special concert formats. But the main work of this SACD is the 1993 suite arranged by Henk de Vlieger, Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest, which is a fresh adaptation of the key moments from Wagner’s final music drama. The work was commissioned by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, after de Vlieger, the ensemble’s percussionist, had successfully arranged music from Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen into a similar orchestral vehicle for them. Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest was premiered on RCA in 1997 by Edo de Waart, & Neeme Järvi leads the 2nd recorded performance on this 2010 release on Chandos.
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / Yakov Kreizberg - Wagner: Overtures/Preludes (2004) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / Yakov Kreizberg - Wagner: Overtures/Preludes (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 4.06GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.33GB + 5% Recovery

“I do not know precisely what is my destination: however, I do know that 1 evening, after for the 1st time hearing a symphony by Beethoven, I became feverish & ill. As soon as I recovered, I became a musician.” Thus Richard Wagner described the enormous impression that Beethoven’s music had made on him in his novelette Eine Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven (a pilgrimage to Beethoven). Although it is difficult to separate fact & fiction in this novelette, Beethoven’s music did indeed exert a major influence on the life of the young composer. Wagner was 17 years old when he 1st heard Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, a work which was to play a central role during his entire life, & which he was, for instance, to conduct in 1846 at the opening of the Festival Theatre in Bayreuth.
Emile Parisien Quartet - Original Pimpant (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Emile Parisien Quartet - Original Pimpant (2010)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 707MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Laborie Jazz

It's almost incongruous to write about Emile Parisien's Original Pimpant, considering the importance of its collective dimension. This is not only about the soprano saxophonist's quartet. Parisien—young prodigy, pupil and proof of the good reputation of France's Marciac jazz school—is not looking for individual recognition here. His is a distinctive approach that's about a collective construction of music; about bringing the purpose of music together, a bit like a theater company writing, staging and performing together.