Berlioz Sinfonia Fantastica

Massenet & Berlioz - Le Portrait de Manon - Les Nuits d' Ete (2013) {Opera Rara}

Massenet & Berlioz - Le Portrait de Manon - Les Nuits d' Ete (2013) {Opera Rara}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 325 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
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© 2013 Opera Rara | ORC47
Classical / Opera

This release features a double bill of Massenet's Le Portrait de Manon and Berlioz's song cycle Les nuits d'ete, recorded from live staged performances at the Royal Opera House with artists from the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme and the Southbank Sinfonia led by Geoffrey Paterson and Volker Krafft. This is the first time the composers Massenet and Berlioz have appeared as part of the Opera Rara catalogue. The single-disc set comes with a lavishly illustrated book, including a complete libretto for Le Portrait de Manon and song translations for Les nuits d'ete, as well as detailed notes on both pieces written by the eminent musicologist Hugh Macdonald.
Kiri Te Kanawa, Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim - Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'ete, Op. 7; La Mort de Cleopatre (1982)

Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7; La Mort de Cléopâtre (1982)
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Jessye Norman, soprano
Orchestre de Paris; Daniel Barenboim, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 184 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 594-2 | Time: 00:52:19

Kiri Te Kanawa does well by these songs, avoiding the billowing excesses of sentiment that in other hands (or vocal chords) can make them sound much too soggy. Although Berlioz gathered them all together under the present title, all of the songs were composed at different times for different singers, so they aren't really a cycle at all. I seldom listen to all of them at once, and you should feel free to take them in any order that suits you. "The Death of Cleopatra" is an early cantata that perfectly suits Jessye Norman's stately delivery. She's always at her best playing royalty, and if they're dying in mortal agony, so much the better.
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Beethoven: Sinfonia "Eroica" (2016)

Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Beethoven: Sinfonia "Eroica"
Classical, Orchestral, Romantic | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:08 min | 274 MB
Label: Alia Vox | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2016

Beethoven's Symphony No.3, subtitled 'Eroica,' was revolutionary in many ways. From the depth and density of its thematic content to its powerful emotional effect on listeners, the symphony was one of the most groundbreaking works of the Romantic period. This reissue from Alia Vox presents a classic performance by Jordi Savall, leading his ensemble Le Concert des Nations.
Vilde Frang - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos 1, 5 & Sinfonia concertante (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Vilde Frang - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos 1, 5 & Sinfonia concertante (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:20 minutes | 721 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Following the success of her discs of Romantic and Late Romantic repertoire, Vilde Frang has recorded Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 1 and 5 ‘Turkish’ and the Sinfonia Concertante K364, enabling music lovers to hear the Norwegian violinist perform Classical repertoire on disc for the first time. The impetus for this album was a 2012 orchestral tour of Asia conducted by Jonathan Cohen in which Vilde performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. The vibrancy of their musical collaboration was something both artists were keen to repeat and commit to disc. Jonathan Cohen’s chamber orchestra, Arcangelo, proved the ideal partner, joined by violist Maxim Rysanov in the Sinfonia Concertante.
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:48 minutes | 958 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded live in Los Angeles at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2008, Gustavo Dudamel brings new life to Berlioz's eternal classic the Symphonie fantastique as he leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic on this highly-praised performance. Includes a brief pre-concert lecture by the conductor.
LSO, Valery Gergiev - Berlioz: Harold en Italie (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

LSO, Valery Gergiev - Berlioz: Harold en Italie (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:07 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Violist Antoine Tamestit and mezzo-soprano, Karen Cargill, join forces with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, in the latest instalment of their Berlioz exploration. Composed in 1834 at the suggestion of Paganini and completed in Montmartre, 'Harold en Italie' received its first performance at the Conservatoire de Paris later that year. Taking inspiration from Lord Byron s 'Childe Harold s Pilgrimage', 'Harold en Italie' is among the most poetic of Berlioz s oeuvre, its ingenious use of solo viola charting the dreamy Harold s wanderings throughout the Italian countryside and the characters encountered along the way.
Britten Sinfonia & Thomas Gould - Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr Dmitry Sitkovetsky) (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Britten Sinfonia & Thomas Gould - Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr Dmitry Sitkovetsky) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 72:34 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Britten Sinfonia s Associate Leader, Thomas Gould directs the ensemble in Dmitry Sitkovetsky s beautifully realised and heartfelt arrangement for strings of Bach s great keyboard work, 'The Goldberg Variations'. Sitkovetsky s arrangement (first conceived for string trio and later expanded for string orchestra), made in 1985 on the 300th anniversary of Bach s birth, is lovingly and painstakingly done. He dedicates the string trio arrangement to Glenn Gould, and it is clear from much of the written-out ornamentation that Gould s recordings of the Goldbergs were Sitkovetsky s passport into the music.
Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias: Sinfonias (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias: Sinfonias (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:36 minutes | 870 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music in the family: Conductor Christian Benda interprets the music of his Bohemian ancestor Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795). This appealing cross section of the symphonies of Georg Anton Benda, who was highly respected by Mozart, which includes six rarely performed symphonies in three movements. All pieces performed by the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra and conducted by Christian Benda.
Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Marches. Overtures (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Marches. Overtures (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 3.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 2.98GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 1.27GB + 5% Recovery

Oh my God! Wow!!! Are you ready to be terrorized by a March that literally makes you feel as if you ARE the person being marched to the scaffold or a Witch’s Sabbath that makes you feel as if Witches are right there harassing you? For the longest time I merely listened to the Symphonie Fantastique as a disinterested onlooker of the proceedings depicted in the music. I never felt an involvement with the music because of the performers involved—UNTIL NOW!!
Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set) {Philips Classics}

Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1877 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1096 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: Philips Classics - 456 143-2

Berlioz was the first Romantic master of the orchestra. His music hasn't been surpassed in terms of sheer brilliance and accuracy of effect. This set includes all of the overtures, the Symphonie fantastique, Harold in Italy, the Royal Hunt and Storm from Les Troyens, orchestral music from The Damnation of Faust and Romeo and Juliet, and the completely insane Grande Symphonie funebre et triumphale. Davis achieved his reputation as a conductor as a Berlioz specialist, and he proves an expert advocate on behalf of this stimulating, bizarre, and totally original genius.