Elgar Symphony No.2 (high Def)

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

Adam Walker - Puts: Symphony No. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 8, 2017
Adam Walker - Puts: Symphony No. 2 (2016)

Adam Walker - Puts: Symphony No. 2
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, booklet | 56:32 min | 253 MB
Label: Naxos American Classics | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2016

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, Kevin Puts now stands in the forefront of contemporary American composers. His powerfully conceived Symphony No. 2 is a musical illustration of the events of 9/11 and traces a movement from unsuspecting bliss and rhapsody through violent upheaval to a reflective epilogue that contains both uncertainty and hope. Possibly inspired by thoughts of the Mississippi, River's Rush employs novel harmonies, while elegant transparency distinguishes the refined beauty of the Flute Concerto.
Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin - Elgar: Symphony No.1 In A Flat Major, Op.55 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin - Elgar: Symphony No.1 In A Flat Major, Op.55
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 51:23 min | 938 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2016

Daniel Barenboim continues his acclaimed Elgar series with the landmark First Symphony. These new issues mark the first time that indefatigable maestro Barenboim has returned to recording Elgar’s symphonic works since the 1970s.
RCO & Mariss Jansons - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 (2016)

RCO & Mariss Jansons - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:48 | 128 MB
Label: RCO Live

The RCO's performance history of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony is strangely uneven. Already three years after its completion the symphony was performed by Willem Mengelberg in a programme that also boasted the composer as soloist in his own Piano Concerto No. 3. After that the symphony was performed again in 1921 and then there's a gap of 59 years. From 1980 on no less than conductors (including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kirill Kondrashin and Kurt Sanderling) put it on the RCO's music stands. Its latest RCO incarnation proved to be an ideal performance. ith Mariss Jansons at the helm, heart and mind of this piece were totally balanced and the opulence of the RCO's sound at the Concertgebouw was perfectly suited to Rachmaninoff's most beloved symphony.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.2 (2006) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.2 (2006)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.56GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Channel Classics

This is Ivan Fischer’s second Mahler symphony for Channel Classics with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, his first being the Sixth recorded in February 2005. His opening to this Resurrection symphony, its hero’s Funeral Rites, is disciplined with touches of brusqueness in the brass. But as this is supposed to ask ‘Why did you live?’ I’m very aware of Fischer’s empathy for the visionary aspects of the movement, as if to answer ‘To experience all that’s lovely’.
John Storgårds, Juha Kangas - Peteris Vasks: Symphony No. 2, Violin Concerto 'Distant Light' (2003)

John Storgårds, Juha Kangas - Peteris Vasks: Symphony No. 2, Violin Concerto 'Distant Light' (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 344 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 176 MB | Covers Included | 73:23
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE10052

This is the world premiere recording of Vasks' second symphony. It is a 40-minute, one-movement work which opens with a glorious bang, with the orchestra at its most powerful and busy. A few minutes in, Vasks offers us repose which is almost religious, there is a buildup and then more reflection, and a long crescendo to great might again. The work ends on a beautifully introspective, soft, haunting refrain. Vasks is primarily a Romantic, so the work is tonal; there are touches of Kancheli (but not as much breast-beating), Shostakovich (again, not as pessimistic).

Jan Vogler - Schumann: Cello Concerto & Symphony No. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 22, 2016
Jan Vogler - Schumann: Cello Concerto & Symphony No. 2 (2016)

Jan Vogler - Schumann: Cello Concerto & Symphony No. 2 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:59:02 | 135 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Jan Vogler presents his 2nd recording of Schumann's Cello Concerto (1st recording on Edel, 2001) but this time with his own orchestra, the Dresden Festival Orchestra, that consists of more than 50 members from Europe's most renowned early music ensembles.
Nuremberg SO, En Shao - Xia Guan: Symphony No.2 'Hope'; Gazing at the Stars; Sorrowful Dawn (2016)

Xia Guan - Symphony No.2 'Hope'; Gazing at the Stars; Sorrowful Dawn (2016)
Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by En Shao

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.570618 | Time: 01:11:40

The music of renowned Chinese composer Xia Guan has been received with acclaim in Moscow, Vienna, Tokyo and New York. The solemn first movement of Earth Requiem, a commemoration of the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake, is heard here in an orchestral version that depicts ‘the suffering people who gaze upwards’. The epic Symphony No. 2 ‘Hope’ is a reflection upon the co-existence of good and evil in mankind, agony and hope, in music of considerable breadth and increasing warmth. Heroic drama animates the vividly scored Symphonic Ballade, which draws on the music of Guan’s opera Sorrowful Dawn, the story of China’s War of Liberation following the end of World War Two.