Felix Weingartner

Clemens Bieber - Weingartner: Die Dorfschule, Op. 64 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 19, 2017
Clemens Bieber - Weingartner: Die Dorfschule, Op. 64 (2016)

Clemens Bieber - Weingartner Die Dorfschule, Op. 64
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 42:53 min | 199 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

Following the publication of Carl Orff's Gisei, CPO now release its sister work: Felix Weingartner's one-act Die Dorfschule (The Village School) a work also based on the plot of Terakoya. Weingartner's masterfully crafted realization of the ancient Japanese drama centring on a village school, can now be contrasted with young Carl Orff's tentative early version.

On the Performance of Beethoven's Symphonies and Other Essays  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Jan. 18, 2018
On the Performance of Beethoven's Symphonies and Other Essays

On the Performance of Beethoven's Symphonies and Other Essays (Dover Books on Music) by Felix Weingartner
2004 | ISBN: 0486439666 | English | 320 pages | EPUB | 10 MB
Felix Mendelssohn - The Complete Masterpieces (2009) (30 CDs Box Set)

Felix Mendelssohn - The Complete Masterpieces (2009) (30 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | Covers included | 7,6 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 30 CDs, 32h:12m | 4,32 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony

The symphonies are well-performed. 'Reformation' is an inspired live recording. The 12 string symphonies, written in Mendelssohn's youth, are also included. The concertos are exceptional - the violin concerto is as good as you'll find anywhere. The oratorios Elijah and Paulus are included, as well as the complete chamber works and a diverse assortment of choral works. The last few discs include the Lied ohne worte, the epic organ sonatas, and excellent renditions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Fingal's Cave. While there are a few sketchy performances in the choral and chamber works, the performances and recordings are generally very solid, and the body of work couldn't be better.
Cherubini-Quartett - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (2004)

Cherubini-Quartett - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (2004)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 85803 2 | Time: 00:56:40

The first two of the three string quartets of Mendelssohn's Op. 44 were recorded by the Cherubini Quartett in 1990. With its transparent textures, elegant phrasing, and refined execution, the ensemble is temperamentally suited to this music, which seems to require those qualities above others. While Mendelssohn acquired many advanced compositional techniques from studying Beethoven's quartets, he never presumed to plumb the master's spiritual depths, and preferred instead to emulate the Classical gentility and poise of Haydn and Mozart. The String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44/1, is predominantly exuberant and optimistic, and the Cherubini Quartett delivers it in a light, effervescent style, and only occasionally touches on the deeper passions that Mendelssohn prized in this work. More serious and fervid in expression, the String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44/2, evokes the tense emotions of eighteenth century Sturm und Drang. The Cherubini Quartett renders the work with a darker coloration and richer tone, but these shadings neither interfere with the clarity of the parts nor weigh down Mendelssohn's fleet lines.
Hausmusik London - Felix Mendelssohn: Octet; Quintets Nos. 1 & 2; Quartet No. 2 (2000) 2CDs

Hausmusik London - Felix Mendelssohn: Octet; Quintets Nos. 1 & 2; Quartet No. 2 (2000) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 546 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 284 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 6 1809 2 5 | Time: 02:03:13

Hausmusik’s performance of the Mendelssohn Octet comes with the advantage of a sensibly steady tempo for the famous scherzo, allowing for maximum transparency and lightness; and a dazzling finale in which for once the cello’s first scurrying fugal entry sounds crystal clear. The First String Quintet, and the Op. 13 Quartet – Mendelssohn’s homage to the late quartets of the recently deceased Beethoven – are also miraculous products of the composer’s teenage years. The Quintet is quite beautifully done here, but the Quartet, like the late Quintet, Op. 87, is rather lacking in tension and urgency. Woldemar Bargiel was Schumann’s brother-in-law. For all its obvious weaknesses, his Octet contains some attractive ideas, and Divertimenti’s performance makes a strong case for it. Divertimenti is impressive in the Mendelssohn, too – though its finale is not quite as exhilarating as Hausmusik’s; and in the last resort neither group can quite match the élan of the ASMF Chamber Ensemble.
Wiener Philharmoniker, Rudolf Buchbinder & Zubin Mehta - Sommernachtskonzert 2015 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Wiener Philharmoniker, Rudolf Buchbinder & Zubin Mehta - Sommernachtskonzert 2015 / Summer Night Concert 2015 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 69:57 minutes | 693 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The renowned orchestra presents the world's biggest annual classical open air concert live from their hometown Vienna, Austria. The Summer Night Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic is an annual open-air event that takes place in the magical setting of the Schönbrunn Palace Park in Vienna with the palace as a magnificent backdrop. Everyone is invited to come to this unique occasion with free admission. Each year up to 100,000 people can take up the invitation, or enjoy on radio and TV in over 80 countries.
Christian Poltera, Ronald Brautigam - Felix Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano (2017)

Felix Mendelssohn: Works for Cello & Piano (2017)
Christian Poltéra (cello), Ronald Brautigam (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2187 | 01:00:26

It is well known that Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny was a highly talented musician, but fewer are familiar with the fact that there were two other musical siblings in the Mendelssohn family: Rebecka, a gifted singer, and Paul, a very competent amateur cellist. It is to Paul, a banker by profession, that we owe the existence of much of Felix’s music for the instrument, which in spite of Beethoven’s endeavours hadn’t yet become firmly established as a duo partner of the piano. Fitting comfortably on a single release, Mendelssohn’s works for cello and piano are here presented by Christian Poltera and Ronald Brautigam, who open with the Variations concertantes in D major, composed in 1829. Brautigam has recently released the composer’s Lieder ohne Worte, performing them on a copy of a piano by Pleyel from 1830, and plays the same instrument on the present disc. Meanwhile, Poltera has chosen to equip his 1711 Stradivarius cello with gut strings, and together the two musicians and their instruments create a sound which is both flexible, transparent and vigorous – ideal for Mendelssohn’s scores.

Great Conductors of the 20th Century (Repost)  Music

Posted by Bibixy at Nov. 21, 2013
Great Conductors of the 20th Century (Repost)

Great Conductors of the 20th Century
Emi Classics | 2002/2003 | 40 double CD | 40 RAR | 8.67 Gb
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers

Great Conductors of the 20th Century celebrates the so many superstar performers of the last century, conductors who collectively shaped the course of classical music.
Sixty volumes were planned with hopes for even more. Unfortunately it seems that only forty will be issued. Thus, rather than a proud celebration of the full wealth of this keystone of classical art, the truncated result is tinged with regret for what might have been.

Great Conductors of the 20th Century  Music

Posted by Bibixy at April 2, 2012
Great Conductors of the 20th Century

Great Conductors of the 20th Century
Emi Classics | 2002/2003 | 40 CD | 40 RAR | 9.5 Gb
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers

Great Conductors of the 20th Century celebrates the so many superstar performers of the last century, conductors who collectively shaped the course of classical music.
Sixty volumes were planned with hopes for even more. Unfortunately it seems that only forty will be issued. Thus, rather than a proud celebration of the full wealth of this keystone of classical art, the truncated result is tinged with regret for what might have been.

BRAHMS The Four Symphonies  Music

Posted by zse4xdrcfv at Sept. 7, 2010
BRAHMS The Four Symphonies

BRAHMS The Four Symphonies (Furtwängler · Mengelberg · Monteux · Sabata - Stokowski · Toscanini · Walter · Weingartner)
EAC Rip | 4 CDs + Companion Book | FLAC tracks + CUE, no LOG | Scans(Cover+Book) | 1.006GB | TT: 5:03:45
Classical | Label: ANDANTE| FileServe