Elgar Symphony No.2 (high Def)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2017)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko - Elgar: Symphony No. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:39 min | 293 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

This eagerly awaited recording from Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra follows their critically acclaimed performance of Elgar's Symphony No.1. BBC Radio 3 raved that Petrenko ''gets Elgar… absolutely understands the beating heart of it.'' More emotionally complex and ambiguous than the first, Elgar's Symphony No.2 seems to sense the apocalyptic events that would be unleashed just three years later.
Elgar: Symphony No 2 - Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Elgar: Symphony No 2 - Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.01 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Following his critically-acclaimed Elgar Cello Concerto recording with Alisa Weilerstein, Barenboim turns to the symphonies. The Second Symphony is released first, in a 2013 recording with the Staatskapelle Berlin. The First Symphony will follow in 2015.

Elgar: Symphony No 2, Sospiri, Elegy - Oramo (2013)  

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 19, 2014
Elgar: Symphony No 2, Sospiri, Elegy - Oramo (2013)

Elgar: Symphony No 2, Sospiri, Elegy - Oramo (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 260 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1879

As the present principal conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo has chosen works by Edward Elgar, a composer whose music he has been a fervent advocate of since his tenure at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Oramo’s commitment to Elgar has been rewarded with a medal of honour from the British Elgar Society.
Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat, Op. 63 - Bernard Haitink, Philharmonia Orchestra

Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat, Op. 63 - Bernard Haitink, Philharmonia Orchestra
XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~264 Mb
Orchestre National de Lille & Darrell Ang - Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2 "Le double" (2017)

Orchestre National de Lille & Darrell Ang - Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2 "Le double"
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:25 min | 272 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Henri Dutilleaux's perfectionism resulted in a distinctive and individual musical language of rare poetry and invention. The interplay of stereophonic and polyrhythmic effects and jazzy brass writing in Symphony No. 2 "Le Double" forms, in the composer's own words, 'a musical play of mirrors and of contrasting colours', while Timbres, espaces, mouvement is Dutilleux's response to Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night, a 'longing for the infinity of nature'. The series of snapshots in Mystère de l'instant evokes fleeting and almost magical moments in time, its cumulative power indicative of a consummate composer at the heigh of his powers.
Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2, Suite from The Battle of Stalingrad (1993)

Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Symphony No.2 "The Bell", Suite from "The Battle of Stalingrad" (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:48 | 306 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV Digital | Catalog: CD DCA 859

Symphony No. 2 "The Bell" is a 1993 ASV recording starring the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Loris Tjeknavorian. Robert Mathew-Walker has written the music notes. One can definitely hear the influences from Stravinsky. The pace is right on the mark and one feels that Tjeknavorian understands Khachaturian's music. A very recording indeed.
Semyon Bychkov, Wiener Philharmoniker - Schmidt: Symphony No. 2 - Strauss: Dreaming by the Fireside (2017)

Semyon Bychkov, Wiener Philharmoniker - Schmidt: Symphony No. 2 - Strauss: Dreaming by the Fireside
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:13 min | 257 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017

Franz Schmidt was a cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra himself and he allowed the orchestra to premiere his symphony in 1913, which since then belongs in the orchestra’s main repertoire.
Doric String Quartet & Edward Gardner - Elgar: Symphony No 1; Introduction And Allegro (2017)

Doric String Quartet & Edward Gardner - Elgar: Symphony No 1; Introduction And Allegro
Classical, Romantic Era, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:12 min | 244 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

This new Elgar surround-sound recording brings together some of Chandos’ finest exclusive British artists for the first time.
SFS, Michael Tilson Thomas - Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, Symphony No. 2 (2013) [24/96]

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas - Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, Symphony No. 2 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:18 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Beethoven’s colossal Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II for chorus, soloists, and orchestra and his playful, upbeat Second Symphony combine on this powerful new recording from Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony and Chorus. Rarely performed and recorded, this gripping and profoundly moving funeral cantata proved a revelation during the Symphony’s May 2013 Beethoven Project. The recording features the Symphony, Chorus, and a glorious solo quartet - soprano Sally Matthews, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, tenor Barry Banks, and bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams - all conducted by MTT.
Budapest Festival Orch, Iván Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Budapest Festival Orch, Iván Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 68:20 minutes | 2.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ivan Fischer’s follow up to his rapturously received recording of Brahms’ Symphony No.1 in 2009 – “monumental in every sense of the word…Outstanding.” as Andrew Clements in The Guardian put it.