Berliner Philharmoniker

Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Melancholy Serenade (1982)

Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Melancholy Serenade (1982)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 41:42 | 163 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This was one of the first digital version (the very first?) of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto and remains pretty competitive though perhaps not a first choice. Kremer's playing is surely polished and technically impressive; the phrasing is wonderful and the tone beautiful. Still, it is unfortunately a little short on charm and expressive depth - Tchaikovsky's concerto isn't really the most appropriate vehicle neither for classical restraint nor almost curmudgeonly introspective approaches; it is peripatetic grand drama and passion and heart-on-sleeve through and through and despite Kremer's sweetness of tone he never manages to scale the heights or plunge the emotional abysses of the music.

VA - 100 Best Berliner Philharmoniker (2011)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 9, 2016
VA - 100 Best Berliner Philharmoniker (2011)

VA - 100 Best Berliner Philharmoniker (2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 07:27:25 | 1.0 GB
Label: Warner Classics

The first CD of this 6-CD set is devoted to the current Music Director of the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle, and includes extracts from popular works like Orff's Carmina Burana and The Planets by Holst as well as more substantial works like Mahler's Fifth Symphony and Shostakovich's First Symphony. It also showcases extracts from Rattle's highly acclaimed superb new recording of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet The Nutcracker.
Berliner Philharmoniker under Karl Böhm - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35-41 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker under Karl Böhm - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35-41 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.84GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Deutsche Grammophon

These performances come from the first ever complete set of the Mozart symphonies, dating from the 1960s, and they still represent 'big orchestra' Mozart at its most congenial. The contrast here between Bohm's sparkling Mozart, both elegant and vigorous, and the much smoother view taken by Karajan with the same orchestra, works almost entirely in Bohm's favour. Interpretatively, these are performances very much of their time, with exposition repeats the exception (as in the first movement of No. 40) and with Minuets taken at what now seem lumbering speeds. Yet slow movements flow easily, and finales bounce along infectiously. Consistently they convey the happy ease of Bohm in Mozart, even if the recording is beefy by today's standards, not as transparent as one now expects in this repertory, whether on modern or period instruments.
Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle - Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (2015) [DD 24bit/192kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle - Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 6.49GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Berlin Phil Media

For Simon Rattle, Jean Sibelius is “one of the most staggeringly original composers that there is”. And indeed, this music has a unique musical language whose many beauties are particularly succinctly conveyed in Sibelius’s seven symphonies. There is sonorous warmth as much as there is austere Nordic folklore. Moreover, there is a conceptual boldness that takes the listener on exciting musical journeys of discovery. In 2015, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth, Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker presented the cycle live, which was met with unanimous delight by audiences and critics alike. “The Philharmoniker show that with them and Simon Rattle, Sibelius is in excellent hands,” wrote the Berliner Zeitung, “because the orchestra has that astringency and sheer power which is so important for this kind of music.”
Simon Rattle and Berliner Philharmoniker - The Sound of Simon Rattle (2016)

Simon Rattle and Berliner Philharmoniker - The Sound of Simon Rattle (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 980 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 587 MB | 03:51:06
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2016

The musical intoxication of a great era: on 7 September, 2002, Sir Simon Rattle was appointed new Principal Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, marking the start of a new and memorable era for the world of music. Rattle has opened up new repetoire channels for the musicians, endowed he tradition-steeped ensemble witha youthful image and established the inimitable 'Rattle Sound'. Great moments - brought together here for the first time.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 26, 2016
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)
Mahler, Pachelbel, Massenet, Brahms, Vivaldi, Grieg, Mozart, Albinoni, Beethoven, JS Bach, Sibelius

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 282-2 | Time: 01:18:51

In light of the "chill-out" trend of the 1990s, major labels released many albums of slow, meditative pieces to appeal to listeners who wanted relaxing or reflective background music. Deutsche Grammophon's vaults are full of exceptional recordings of classical orchestral music, and the performances by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic are prominent in the label's catalog. The slow selections on Karajan: Adagio are in most cases drawn from larger compositions, though these movements are frequently anthologized as if they were free-standing works. Indeed, many have come to think of the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 as a separate piece in its own right, largely because of its evocative use in the film Death in Venice. Furthermore, the famous Canon by Johann Pachelbel is seldom played with its original companion piece, the Gigue in D major, let alone in its original version for three violins and continuo; it most often appears in an arrangement for strings.
Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Schumann & Schoenberg: Piano Concertos (1990)

Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Schumann & Schoenberg: Piano Concertos (1990)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:34 | 121 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The two works included in this album are among the most unlikely of recording combinations, but here they are, under the baton of Claudio Abbado and the BPO, collaborating with Abbado's bosom friend Pollini.
Ludwig van Beethoven - "Egmont"; Wellington's Victory; Military Marches (Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker) (1987)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker -
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Egmont"; Wellington's Victory; Military Marches (1987)

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:11:32 | 360 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonien 1-9 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonien 1-9 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 343:33 minutes | 11,7 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recordings of all the Beethoven symphonies with their chief conductor are always a milestone in the artistic work of the Berliner Philharmoniker. So it was with Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado, and expectations are correspondingly high for this cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Where does the special status of these symphonies come from? Simon Rattle has an explanation: “One of the things Beethoven does is to give you a mirror into yourself – where you are now as a musician.” In fact, this music contains such a wealth of extreme emotions and brilliant compositional ideas that reveal the qualities of the orchestra and its conductor as if under a magnifying glass.
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Robert Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 124:46 minutes | 2,26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For Simon Rattle, Robert Schumann is "the echt Romantic". And in fact, the exuberance of the period, its passion and its melancholy can be heard with unique intensity in Schumann's music to this day. For the Berliner Philharmoniker, Schumann's symphonies have always been part of their core repertoire. The 1953 Wilhelm Furtwängler recording in particular has attained cult status. And so it only stands to reason that the Berliner Philharmoniker should launch their Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings label with a cycle of the four Schumann symphonies.