A London Symphony, Symphony No.8

Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Symphony No.8 (2016)

Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Symphony No.8 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:28 | 173 MB
Label: Onyx Classics

Andrew Manze has established himself as one of the leading interpreters of Vaughan Williams Symphonies. His 2012 BBC Proms performances drew critical acclaim, and were highlights of that season's Proms. ONYX Classics will release one volume a year, completing the cycle in the spring of 2019 with Symphonies 7 and 9. It was Vaughan Williams's friend and fellow composer George Butterworth who in 1912 suggested he write a purely orchestral symphony.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony & Symphony No.4 (2017) [24/96]

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony & Symphony No.4 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:41 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Andrew Manze’s interpretations of Vaughan Williams’ Symphonies have met with acclaim from audiences and critics alike. This second volume in the cycle from the RLPO and Andrew Manze feature Nos 3 & 4: two works heavily influenced by the Great War and its aftermath. A repressed seething rage and sorrow at the futility of the war pervades No.3, "It is really wartime music - a great deal of it originated when I used to go up night after night in the ambulance wagon at Ecoivres" said the composer.
Einojuhani Rautavaara – Missa A Capella – Sacred Choral Works (2013)

Einojuhani Rautavaara – Missa A Capella – Sacred Choral Works (2013)
Classical/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h03m25s | 266mb
Ondine | cat. no. ODE 1223-2
Orchester Wiener Akademie & Martin Haselböck - Re-Sound Beethoven Volume 6: Symphony No. 8 (2018) [24/96]

Orchester Wiener Akademie, Martin Haselböck, Gottlieb Wallisch - Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 & Concerto for Piano after the Violin Concerto (Resound Collection, Vol. 8) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:20 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Orchester Wiener Akademie and its conductor Martin Haselböck continue the Resound Beethoven series, performed on period instruments and scrupulously respecting the orchestral layout of 200 years ago. Volume 6 is devoted to the Eighth Symphony, premiered in 1814, and the Piano Concerto in D major op.61a, first performed in 1808. Beethoven made this piano arrangement of his Violin Concerto at the request of Clementi, who wished to publish it in London. The recording took place in the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Old University) in Vienna, where many important works by Beethoven received their first performance. The Austrian pianist Gottlieb Wallisch is the soloist in this rarely performed concerto.
LSO, Rostropovich - Shostakovich - Symphony No. 8 (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 80 Digital Download 16-44.1}

LSO, Rostropovich - Shostakovich - Symphony No. 8 (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 80 Digital Download 16-44.1}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (bowers-wilkins.com) -> 259 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 LSO / B&W Society of Sound | LSO85 / SoS no. 80
Classical / Early 20th Century / Symphony

Shostakovich wrote his Eighth Symphony (from a total of fifteen) in the summer of 1943, across a period of around ten weeks. It was given its first performance on 4 November that year by the USSR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Evgeny Mravinsky, to whom the work is dedicated. Expectations were high, for Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, associated with the siege of Leningrad, had been adopted both in Russia and the West as a symbol of resistance to the Nazis. It was hoped that the Eighth would follow in its patriotic footsteps – earlier that year the German Sixth army had been annihilated at Stalingrad, the siege of Leningrad has been lifted, and the Nazis were in retreat.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Soloists, Martyn Brabbins - Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony & Other Works (2017)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony; Sound Sleep;
Orpheus With His Lute; Variations for brass band (2017)
Elizabeth Watts (soprano); Mary Bevan (soprano); Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano)
Royal College of Music Brass Band; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68190 | Time: 01:12:25

Ralph Vaughan Williams' A London Symphony, otherwise known as the Symphony No. 2 in G major, was composed between 1911 and 1913, and premiered in 1914. After the score was lost in the mail, reconstructed from the short score and orchestral parts, and revised twice, the symphony was published at last in 1920, though it was ultimately replaced by the definitive version in 1936, with cuts to the about 20 minutes of the original material. This recording by Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra presents the 1920 version, along with three short works, Sound sleep for female voices and small orchestra, Orpheus with his lute for voice and orchestra, and the Variations for brass band. The filler pieces are delightful rarities that Vaughan Williams specialists will find of some interest, though most listeners will prize this recording for the energetic and colorful performance of the symphony, which is one of the composer's most vivid and satisfying works.
BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017)

BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 257 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 07 | Time: 72:21 min

Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony (the composer’s favourite of the nine) makes a rare appearance in its 1920 first publication. Three lesser-known works complete a highly desirable programme, while Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra understand how this music should be played like few others. This is mandatory listening.
BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:21 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony (the composer’s favourite of the nine) makes a rare appearance in its 1920 first publication. Three lesser-known works complete a highly desirable programme, while Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra understand how this music should be played like few others. This is mandatory listening.
Franz Welser-Most, The Cleveland Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20928 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 20,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2388 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 5,1 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik

With its majestic themes soaring upwards like gothic pillars and its brilliant chorales and fanfares glowing like stained – glass windows, Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 is the most monumental of his orchestral works, a cathedral in sound that grows out of pianissimo murmurs. Coming after the triumphs celebrated by the composer’s Seventh Symphony and Te Deum, the Eight was considered by Bruckner as the artistic climax of his career. Cleveland‘s Severance Hall is the venue for this performance. This hall, an eclectic yet elegant mix of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Classicism, Egyptian Revival and Modernism was inaugurated in 1931 and is still hailed today as one of the world‘s most beautiful concert halls. The Cleveland Orchestra, founded in 1918, began its ascent to the upper ranks of the world‘s ensembles after it moved to Severance Hall in 1931.
Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2013) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2013)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 80:05 minutes | Digital Booklet | 3,88 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1,44 GB

Mariss Jansons's interpretation of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 is yet another landmark for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, performed here with a star-studded cast. This recording is part of the orchestra's full Mahler cycle presented from 2009 to 2011 to celebrate the composer's 150th birthday and 100th anniversary of his death.