Cleveland Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Erich Leinsdorf - Mozart: 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'; 'Posthorn'; Six German Dances (1992)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'; 'Posthorn'; Six German Dances (1992)
Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by George Szell, London SO, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SBK 48 266 | Time: 01:14:27

Every major conductor, and most not-so-major ones, comes around to recording Eine kleine Nachtmusik, but not so many do it as well as George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra strings. And let’s face it, you won’t find a period-instrument ensemble that plays with anything like this level of polish. The fact is, Szell’s conception of Mozart was not terribly far from “period” sensibilities: restrained use of vibrato, incisive rhythms, crisp ensemble, lively tempos, but also a welcome degree of warmth to the sound and of course incredible ensemble discipline and some of the best players on the planet. And he had real period instruments, meaning performers who owned top quality old violins and bows, not inferior modern reproductions of them. The result is as lovely a performance of Mozart’s perennially delicious Serenade as we are ever likely to hear.
George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra - Beethoven Complete Symphonies & Overtures - Original Jacket Collection (DSD) [2004]

George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra - Beethoven Complete Symphonies & Overtures
Original Jacket Collection (DSD) [2004]

FLAC | 10 CDs | EAC+CUEs+LOGs | Box Set Artwork, Booklet | Total Time: 622:44 | 2.33 GB
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic | Label: Sony | Country/Year: Japan, 2005 | 5% Rec. Info
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Boulez, Kozena, Gerhaher, Cleveland Orchestra (2010)

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Boulez, Kozena, Gerhaher, Cleveland Orchestra (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 318 MB | Complete Scans (19 MB - Booklet pdf)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001469902 | RAR 3% Rec. | Filesonic/Fileserve

This is the best Boulez recording in quite a while. He offers the canonic 12 Wunderhorn songs, meaning no Urlicht and no Das himmlische Leben in the original orchestration before it became the finale of the Fourth Symphony. You won't miss them. None of the songs are done as duets, and you won't be bothered by that either. The singing is exceptional: Magdalena Kozená combines a sweet timbre with plenty of personality and attention to the words; Christian Gerhaher's light, somewhat grainy baritone may not be to all tastes, but his unfailing musicality and his gusto (singing but never shouting) in the big "military" songs carries the day.
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos; Leon Fleisher, piano; The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major; Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel; Waltzes Op. 39; Leon Fleisher (piano); The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell
Classical | 2CD | EAC RIP | APE+LOG+M3U, No CUE | Full scans| 568 Mb | RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical- 63225

The terms "classic" and "definitive", so overused that they are in danger of losing their meaning, absolutely apply to these recordings. The Fleisher/Szell Brahms Piano Concertos, recorded in 1958 and 1962, had not been available since their 1980s incarnation as Odyssey LPs. Now, in amazingly solid, vibrant remastered sound Sony has resurrected these mighty performances, which along with Fleisher's Beethoven concerto recordings, are vital documents of this pianist's early prowess - stunning technique, penetrating musicianship, and well-channeled passion. Szell's fiery, tempestuous reading of the Piano Concerto No. 1's orchestral score (with a riled up Cleveland Orchestra) has never been surpassed, let alone equaled, not even by Szell himself in his subsequent recordings. Fleisher and Szell present the Second Concerto in a grandly classical manner, relating it to Beethoven's Emperor and avoiding the massiveness and bulk of some more recent interpretations. Here the pianist tellingly combines wit and intelligence with a powerful sense of urgency. The same goes for the appended Waltzes and Handel Variations from 1956, which Fleisher plays with such brilliance that we can't wait for the next passage. Sony has jettisoned the original cardboard packaging for the more sturdy jewel box, hence this new review. Whether paper or plastic, get these great performances while you still can
- Victor Carr; Classicstoday.com
Mitsuko Uchida & Cleveland Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 17, K. 453 & No. 25, K. 503 (Live) (2016)

Mitsuko Uchida & Cleveland Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 17, K. 453 & No. 25, K. 503 (Live) (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:18 | 154 MB
Label: Decca

Arguably the worlds greatest Mozart interpreter plays and conducts two of his most popular piano concerti.
David Oistrakh, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (1970) [Japan 2010] PS3 + FLAC

David Oistrakh, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (1970) [Japan 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:40 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,17 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 762 MB
This new audio version feature newly remastered DSD master / Esoteric Japan # ESSE-90044
Brahms: Symphony No.3, Symphony No.2 - The Cleveland Orchestra (2014) [HDTVRip]

Brahms: Symphony No.3, Symphony No.2 - The Cleveland Orchestra (2014)
HDTV | MP4 | 1920x1080 (16:9), 25.00 fps, AVC, 11.6 Мбит, 0.222 bits/pixel | 48.0 KHz, AAC-LC, 2 ch, stereo, 384 Kbps
Classical | Length: 01:13:00 | 6.1 GB
Haydn: Early London Symphonies - George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra (Original recording, remastered) [2009]

Haydn: Early London Symphonies - George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra
(Original recording, remastered) [2009]

FLAC | 2 CDs | EAC+CUEs+LOGs | Total Time: 2:26:21 | 745 MB
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School | Full HQ Scans | Label: Sony | Country/Year: Japan 2009 | 5% Rec. Info
George Szell and The Cleveland Orchestra - Live In Tokyo (1970) [Japanese Reissue 2000] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra - Live In Tokyo (1970) [Japanese Reissue 2000]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 83:39 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 2,55 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 1,7 GB
Orff - Cleveland Orchestra, Tilson Thomas - Carmina Burana (1974, CD reissue 1990, CBS Masterworks # MK 33172)

Carl Orff - Carmina Burana
The Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus / Michael Tilson Thomas
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 246 MB | Full Artwork: 101 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CBS Masterworks # MK 33172 | Country/Year: Europe 1990, 1974
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Medieval, Vocal

"This is a terrifically exciting performance of Orff's popular chestnut. Tempos are swift, from the opening "O fortuna" onward. The soloists are uniformly excellent, especially Judith Blegen, whose "In trutina" remains one of the most beautiful ever recorded. (…) In sum–an unusual and extreme rendition, really well done." ~ClassicsToday