Elgar Symphony No.2 Barenboim

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96] REPOST

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:01 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Prior to his highly regarded 2012 Decca release of the Elgar Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein, Daniel Barenboim had made no albums of this composer's music since the 1990s. The acclaim that the Cello Concerto brought seems to have opened up the possibilities of presenting more Elgar, as this 2014 CD of the Symphony No. 2 in E flat major suggests. Performing with the Staatskapelle Berlin, which plays with great vigor and expressiveness, Barenboim explores this piece in light of Elgar's ambiguous situation in 1911, the year he completed the symphony.
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, Sospiri, Elegy - Oramo (2013)  Music

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
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 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 254.90 Mb | 55:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical - 88985355522

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.
Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)

Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:37 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 474224

For the casual listener, there are two impediments to enjoying this disc. First, the works are transcriptions of orchestral works for chamber ensembles, and second, both transcriptions are played on a light-toned fortepiano and cat-gutted stringed instruments. But for the dedicated listener who knows and loves Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 4 and who accepts and enjoys period instruments, this disc will be pure enjoyment.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No.2; R. Strauss: Der Burger Als Edelmann (2017)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, WAB 102 / R. Strauss: Der Bürger als Edelmann, Orchestral Suite, Op.60b-IIIa, TrV 228c (Live) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:42:08 | 234 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Riccardo Muti chose to celebrate his 75th birthday with a programme at the 2016 Salzburg Festival featuring two masterworks from the Austro-German tradition that had both been premiered by the Wiener Philharmoniker under the direction of their respective composers: Bruckner’s Symphony No.2 and R. Strauss’ Orchestral Suite Der Bürger als Edelmann. Alongside celebrated pianist Gerhard Oppitz is violinist Rainer Küchl, on the eve of his retirement from the Wiener Philharmoniker following a remarkable 45 years of service.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, WAB 102 (2017)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, WAB 102
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 90:09 min | 482 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

At a time when new releases of Bruckner on “major” labels are rare, DG should be commended for publishing Muti’s B2 with Strauss’ Der Bürger als Edelmann, even if it rode the coat-tails of a performance at the Salzburg Festival. The Nowak edition is in use. The pizzicato episode - a genuine momentum-killer - makes an appearance at 13’52” in the finale.
Jean-Claude Casadesus & Orchestre National - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Jean-Claude Casadesus & Orchestre National - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 85:19 minutes | 774 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Majestic and profoundly moving, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony (‘Resurrection’) constitutes one of the towering monuments of late-19th-century symphonic music and one of the composer’s most popular works. It was therefore logical that Jean-Claude Casadesus, a living legend of the conductor’s art, chose this work, which has accompanied him for many years, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his Orchestre National de Lille.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live) (2017)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 88:11 min | 320 MB
Label: RCO Live – RCO 17003 | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Orchestral, Choral

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Daniele Gatti join with the Netherlands Radio Choir and soloists Chen Reiss and Karen Cargill for a vibrant live recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection”. The history of the world-famous orchestra is interlinked with that of Mahler's own, and the Concertgebouw musicians certainly appear to have an affinity for this music, offering up a rousing and intense interpretation of this well-known symphony with sparkling vocal contributions from Reiss and Cargill.