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.
Tennstedt, Nolan, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No 8 In C Minor (2008)

Tennstedt, Nolan, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No 8 In C Minor (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 340 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Lpo | Catalog Number: 32

Bruckner’s majestic Symphony No. 8 overflows with lavish themes and rich sonorities, representing the composer at his grandest, whilst the Symphony’s occasional title ‘Apocalyptic’ alludes to an underlying tone of solemnity. This strong and idiomatic reading comes from a live-to-air BBC recording dating from October 1981. This is very early days in the Orchestra’s long association with Tennstedt. In true Tennstedt fashion, the sheer beauty of the sound and opulence of the textures are awe-inspiring in this triumphant interpretation. Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 29 October 1981.
Mackerras, London Philharmonic - Dvorak: Symphonic Variations, Symphony No 8 (2011)

Mackerras, London Philharmonic - Dvorak: Symphonic Variations, Symphony No 8 (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 231 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Lpo | Catalog Number: 55

Sir Charles Mackerras and the London Philharmonic Orchestra shared a musical heritage spanning 45 years and this live recording of Dvorák’s Symphonic Variations and Symphony No. 8 from 1992 pays tribute to a partnership that exuded a joy and vivacity in music making.
Anton Bruckner - Günter Wand / Kölner RSO - Symphony No.8 (1989)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor Original Version
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester / Günter Wand
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 354 MB | Partial Artwork: 16 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Victor "Gold Seal" # GD 60083 | Country/Year: Germany 1989, 1979
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…In his late years, Wand restricted his repertoire almost exclusively to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (which he had never conducted until he was over 60), Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart. Wand regarded Bruckner as the "most important symphonist after Beethoven". Wand's biographer Wolfgang Seifert believes that "it is no exaggeration to say that Günter Wand has made an indispensable contribution toward the understanding of Bruckner in our time."
Laura Mikkola & Paavo Järvi  - Tüür: Seventh Symphony / Piano Concerto (2014) [TR24][OF]

Laura Mikkola & Paavo Järvi - Tüür: Seventh Symphony / Piano Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 62:30 min | 627 MB | Digital booklet
Label: ECM New Series | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2014

Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür s Seventh Symphony (2009), dedicated to the Dalai Lama, is a choral symphony like no other. It is a powerful vector-based work in Tüür s new compositional mode, in which the orchestra only intermittently frames and supports the voices. The texts that the NDR Choir sings include words of the Buddha from the Dhammapada but also utterances of more contemporary visionaries, from Gandhi to Mother Theresa.
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995) (Repost)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:24 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 9359

The late Alfred Schnittke has, after his death, been accused of writing too much music of variable quality. This debate is still raging although suffice to say that the Eighth Symphony truly is one of his greatest works and indeed, one of the great symphonic works of the latter twentieth century. The charge of oppressive asceticism laid against the Sixth and Seventh symphonies can hardly be held up to this expansive and frankly emotional work. It is as if Schnittke relaxed the skeletal sounds of his previous essays in the genre and, while not quite returning to the dazzling orchestral pyrotechnics of the Fifth Symphony (Concerto Grosso no. 4), creating a work of great sincerity and beauty. The first movement is an obsessive repetition of a wide-ranging (in pitch, not rhythm) melody, seemingly effortlessly varied to touch on all sections of the orchestra.
Darius Milhaud - Ensemble Villa Musica - Kammersymphonien No.1-6 (1992, MDG # L 3449) [RE-UP]

Darius Milhaud - Ensemble Villa Musica - Kammer-Symphonien No. 1-6 / Suite D'Après Corrette / Les Rêves De Jacob
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 233 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG # L 3449 | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

Milhaud’s six little symphonies are brief, lighthearted experiments in sound combinations, and they are also very charming. These performances are delightful … precise, spirited, brilliant …
I don’t see how anyone could go wrong with these performances, which MDG captures in bright, characterful sound.

Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Barbirolli) (2001)  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 17, 2016
Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Barbirolli) (2001)

Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Barbirolli) (2001)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BBC, BBCL 4067-2 | rec: 1970 | 410Mb

This recording of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony is from Sir John Barbirolli's last London concert, some 10 weeks before his death, when the conductor knew heart problems might overtake him at any time. What better way to say goodbye than with one of the greatest symphonies ever written? And this craggy, towering masterpiece is given as urgent a performance as you'll ever hear (complemented by vivid recorded sound).
Philippe Jordan, Wiener Symphoniker - Schubert: Symphonies 7 & 8 (2015) [24/96]

Philippe Jordan, Wiener Symphoniker - Schubert: Symphonies 7 & 8 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:56 minutes | 1,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Philippe Jordan has already established himself as one of the most gifted and exciting conductors manning the podiums before the worlds great concert hall stages. At present, he is Music Director of the Opéra National de Paris and Music Director of the Wiener Symphoniker, but his many past and present European orchestral engagements suggest a conductor highly respected and in great demand. Giving its first concert in its earliest incarnation at the very turn of 20th century, the Wiener Symphoniker, led here by Mr. Jordan in Franz Schubert's final two, and greatest, symphonies, handles the lions share of symphonic activity that makes up the musical life of the Austrian capital. The preservation of the traditional, Viennese orchestral sound occupies a central place in the orchestras various artistic pursuits.
Alexander Glazunov - Utrecht String Quartet - String Quartets No. 3 & 5 (2004, MDG "Scene" # 603 1236-2) [RE-UP]

Alexander Glazunov - Utrecht String Quartet - String Quartets No. 3 & 5
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 258 MB | Full Artwork: 107 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 603 1236-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…But in its elegant and precise way the Utrecht have made a fine start in their welcome cycle." ~musicweb-international