Beethoven Bob, Blunier Symphonies No. 1

Beethoven - BOB / Blunier - Symphonies No. 1 & 5 (2012, MDG "Gold" # 937 1756-6) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC} [RE-UP]

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 241 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1756-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Orchestral

"…Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm produced this gold SACD with its customary unprocessed digital sound, so the reproduction is as faithful to the actual performances as can be managed, and the presence of the orchestra is truly something to behold. While purists may still take issue with the use of modern instruments, the large size of the orchestra, and a few minor issues, even they will recognize that Blunier has learned a great deal from the early music camp and that his interpretations are intelligent and insightful. They also have an appealing warmth that is sometimes lacking in versions with original instruments, and the vigorous playing certainly keeps the music from seeming fussy or sterile." ~allmusicguide
Beethoven - BOB / Blunier - Symphonies No. 1 & 5 (2012, MDG "Gold" # 937 1756-6) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,25 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 984 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1756-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Orchestral

"…Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm produced this gold SACD with its customary unprocessed digital sound, so the reproduction is as faithful to the actual performances as can be managed, and the presence of the orchestra is truly something to behold. While purists may still take issue with the use of modern instruments, the large size of the orchestra, and a few minor issues, even they will recognize that Blunier has learned a great deal from the early music camp and that his interpretations are intelligent and insightful. They also have an appealing warmth that is sometimes lacking in versions with original instruments, and the vigorous playing certainly keeps the music from seeming fussy or sterile." ~allmusicguide
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.
Franz Liszt - Tanski / BOB / Blunier - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music
Claudius Tanski (Piano) / Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
SACD ISO: 3,25 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 920 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1678-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Happy birthday, Franz Liszt! The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under its conductor Stefan Blunier and the pianist Claudius Tanski present orchestral works and piano music by this Austro-Hungarian great, including the overture to Goethe’s Torquato Tasso and the Totentanz of 1849, on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth. A finely nuanced extra comes in the form of an orchestration of La lugubre gondola by John Adams.
Franz Schreker - BOB, Blunier - Irrelohe, Opera In 3 Acts (2011, MDG "Live" # 937 1687-6) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Franz Schreker - Irrelohe, Opera In 3 Acts
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier / Chor und Extrachor des Theater Bonn
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 500 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1687-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Late Romantic

…The vivid MDG recording is slightly distanced, so the volume needs to be increased considerably for its fine qualities to become evident. Balances between voices and orchestra are excellent, and for those listening in multi-channel the surround speakers have been used to great effect for the off-stage brass, distant bells and chorus in the Act 3 cataclysmic immolation of Irrelohe castle. There is no applause or audience noise but the movement of singers on the stage is clearly defined with very few extraneous sounds being captured by the microphones. This is the latest addition to the Schrecker discography and will be welcomed by all admirers of the composer and can be confidently recommended.
Franz Schreker - BOB, Blunier - Irrelohe, Opera In 3 Acts (2011, MDG "Live" # 937 16) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Franz Schreker - Irrelohe, Opera In 3 Acts
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier / Chor und Extrachor des Theater Bonn
SACD ISOs: 7,05 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 2,09 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1687-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Late Romantic

…The vivid MDG recording is slightly distanced, so the volume needs to be increased considerably for its fine qualities to become evident. Balances between voices and orchestra are excellent, and for those listening in multi-channel the surround speakers have been used to great effect for the off-stage brass, distant bells and chorus in the Act 3 cataclysmic immolation of Irrelohe castle. There is no applause or audience noise but the movement of singers on the stage is clearly defined with very few extraneous sounds being captured by the microphones. This is the latest addition to the Schrecker discography and will be welcomed by all admirers of the composer and can be confidently recommended.
Anton Bruckner - BOB / Stefan Blunier - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC} [RE-UP]

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
2xSACD | SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 4,62 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,34 | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1713-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Orchestral

"Even though Stefan Blunier's 2011 recording of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is a lot to digest, timed at over 88 minutes and stretched almost to the breaking point, this is a deeply compelling performance and an impressive recording that deserves all the time listeners devote to it. (…) MDG's natural, unprocessed sound is a great aid to capturing the orchestra's subtle dynamics, and the live recording has very few extraneous sounds. Highly recommended." ~AMG
Bruckner - BOB / Blunier - Symphony D minor "Nullte", 3 Pieces, March (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Anton Bruckner - Symphony D minor "Nullte" WAB 100, 3 Pieces WAB 97, March WAB 96
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
SACD ISO: 3,49 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 1,01 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1673-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Orchestral

"This SACD is an essential purchase for Bruckner aficionados, as not only does it contain an eloquent performance of Bruckner’s early D minor Symphony WAB 100 (Nullte) in superb sound, but also some other rare orchestral music by the same composer. (…) Strongly recommended." 5/5 ~SA-CD.net
Morton Feldman - Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 1 (2008, MDG "Scene" # 613 1521-2) [RE-UP]

Morton Feldman - Steffen Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 1
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 166 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 613 1521-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Avant-Garde

…It's intriguing to imagine how a very slow performance would come off, but Schleiermacher's is a fully persuasive version of a piece that could have a number of very different but valid interpretations. MGD's natural, unprocessed sound is, as is typical for the label, immaculate and vivid.
Franz Liszt - Tanski / Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music
Claudius Tanski (Piano) / Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 200 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1678-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Happy birthday, Franz Liszt! The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under its conductor Stefan Blunier and the pianist Claudius Tanski present orchestral works and piano music by this Austro-Hungarian great, including the overture to Goethe’s Torquato Tasso and the Totentanz of 1849, on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth. A finely nuanced extra comes in the form of an orchestration of La lugubre gondola by John Adams.