Beethoven Symphony No 4

Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2016)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 115 | Time: 01:19:26

Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony is 50 minutes of tragedy, despair, terror, and violence and three minutes of triumph. Premiered in 1953, the best performance is still that conducted by Mravinsky. Yevgeny Mravinsky's June 3, 1955, performance with the Leningrad Philharmonic of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 is just as great. Mravinsky was the best Soviet conductor and his passionate precision and intense interpretations were as valid for Beethoven as they were for Shostakovich. His interpretations can be hard-driven and sharp-edged, but no one could object to the lucid strength and linear lyricism he brings to the work.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 and No. 5 - New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies No. 4 in B flat major Op. 60 and No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 –
New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 316 Mb | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | 4 RS links
Publisher: CBS Masterworks

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 and No. 5 - New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

…here Bernstein provides what may be the slowest recorded tempo of the first movement to date (perhaps it's worth it alone for that reason!?) – however the freshness and vitality that LB and the NYP display on the Fourth Symphony is nothing short of breathtaking!
It's pure Bernstein - it's fresh, it's youthful, it's bliss, it's ecstasy. This is one of the finest takes of Beethoven 4 I know of - which is probably Beethoven's most under-estimated symphony. Bernstein captures the exact character needed to sell this work.
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 and No. 7 - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major Op. 60, No. 7 in A major op. 92 and Overture “King Stephen” Op. 117 -
The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 375 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

For decades Szell's Beethoven cycle has been justly hailed as one of the best on discs, and the reasons are clear: lively and dramatic interpretations that are true to the Beethovenian spirit married to simply spectacular orchestral playing.
Victor Carr Jr.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Paavo Järvi - Symphony No. 4 & Symphony No. 7 (2007) [Repost]

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 & Symphony No. 7
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen · Paavo Järvi
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 287 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal # 88697129332 | Country/Year: Europe 2007 | Genre: Classical

…Once again, Järvi and his band have captured Beethoven's wilful and often irascible character, rhetoric, polemics and sheer genius in fully-charged performances which also reveal his deep humanity. They certainly should number among the elite.
David Bernard, Park Avenue Chamber Symphon - Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

David Bernard, Park Avenue Chamber Symphon - Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 65:36 minutes | 306 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

''After Recursive Classics s successful launch recording with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony - the world premiere recording of the new edition of Stravinsky s The Rite of Spring, and Bartok s Concerto for Orchestra - comes the blazing follow-up with the same forces; Beethoven s Symphony No. 9.
Emanuel Ax, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Piano Concerto No. 4 (2011) [24/96]

Emanuel Ax, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Piano Concerto No. 4 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:17 minutes | 1.37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony follow their recently completed Mahler cycle with a series of new live recordings, including an all-Beethoven disc featuring the Fourth Piano Concerto with Emanuel Ax, and Symphony No. 5. Following the recent completion of their award-winning and ground-breaking Mahler recording project, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will continue to bolster their discography with recordings from both the core classical repertoire as well as works new to or rarely heard by audiences.
Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Walter - Spohr: Symphony No. 4 & Overtures (2016)

Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Walter - Spohr: Symphony No. 4 & Overtures
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 53:13 min | 209 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

Beethoven's friend Louis Spohr was one of the most significant symphonists of his day and his nine works in the genre divide fairly evenly into those which follow classical traditions and four which have titles. Symphony No. 4 in F major, Op. 86 is subtitled Die Weihe der Töne (The Consecration of Sound) and is a programmatic work, based on an eponymous poem by Carl Pfeiffer, that offers both a novel symphonic form and a powerful musical narrative. Spohr was also a hugely influential figure in the development of German opera, as the two overtures clearly demonstrate.
Wiener Singverein, BPO & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1976/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Wiener Singverein, BPO & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1976/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:12 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Herbert von Karajan's 1976 rendition of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral," Op. 125, has had its advocates over the years, and many think this is his best version of the symphony. Even so, others more skeptical may find that this performance is too carefully contrived to show off the Berlin Philharmonic's exceptional chops; that the recording is too fastidiously engineered to pick up every last instrumental passage, important or not; and that the whole package is marketed too pointedly as a "great performance," which it is not.
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:24 minutes | 752 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Although his catalog lists just four symphonies, Brahms wrote several other works that come close to that genre: his First Piano Concerto was indeed planned as a symphony, and the Second (which is in four movements) has been called a symphony with piano obbligato. Although the Second and Third Symphonies were introduced in Vienna, Brahms decided to give his Fourth Symphony an outof- town tryout.
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" & Overture from Fidelio (Live) (2017)

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" & Overture from Fidelio (Live)
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:59 min | 242 MB
Label: LPO | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

This recording features one of today’s most sought-after conductors, Vladimir Jurowski, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, with many of his recordings on the LPO Label being chosen for special mentions by BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine.