Lutoslawski Orchestral Works

Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4 - Gardner, Bbc Symphony Orchestra (2013)

Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4 - Gardner, Bbc Symphony Orchestra (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5108

This is the fifth and now final volume in our survey of orchestral works by the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. Gramophone wrote of a previous volume in the series (CHSA5106) that it ‘offers a broad view of Lutosławski’s creative profile, which the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner fleshes out with playing that is as polished as it is animated, and alert to the individuality of Lutosławski’s musical vocabulary and mode of expression’.
Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol 3 - Gardner, Watkins, BBC Symphony (2012)

Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol 3 - Gardner, Watkins, BBC Symphony (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 271 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5106

This is the fourth volume in Chandos’ series devoted to the music of the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, described by Gramophone as a ‘veritable dream team’ in a review for Vol. 1, are joined on this recording by the cellist and exclusive Chandos artist Paul Watkins.
Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol 2 - Gardner, Lortie, BBC Symphony Orchestra (2012)

Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol 2 - Gardner, Lortie, BBC Symphony Orchestra (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 251 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5098

This is the third volume in the Chandos series devoted to the music of the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. It brings together his first surviving orchestral piece (The Symphonic Variations) and his last symphony, as well as two works for piano and orchestra – an early work originally written for two pianos (The ‘Paganini’ Variations), and his very last concerto. The works are performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner, described by Gramophone as a veritable ‘Dream Team’ in Vol. 1. They are joined in this recording by Louis Lortie, the award-winning pianist and exclusive Chandos artist.
Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works - Lutoslawski, Polish Radio National Symphony (2011)

Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works - Lutoslawski, Polish Radio National Symphony (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 671 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Emi Classics | Catalog Number: 07226

Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994) was the pre-eminent member of a group of Polish composers that came to prominence after the Second World War and whose artistic advancement was given impetus by the death of Stalin in 1953. The works in this set cover four decades of Lutosławski's career and include most of his important orchestral works, starting with the early Symphonic Variations, his first and second symphonies and the Concerto for Orchestra, perhaps his best-known work.

Witold Lutoslawski - Orchestral Works Vol.3 (1997)  Music

Posted by basa005 at Jan. 18, 2011
Witold Lutoslawski - Orchestral Works Vol.3 (1997)

Witold Lutoslawski - Orchestral Works Vol.3 (1997)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 255 Mb
Classical | Naxos 8.553423

Witold Lutosfawski started regular study of the piano at the age of six and the violin when he was thirteen. He did not become a concert violinist, but he was a concert pianist. Witold Maliszewski, professor at the Warsaw Conservatory, who deeply influenced the young Lutostawski's musical thought, gave him lessons in composition, after his future pupil had presented him with the Poem for piano, written at the age of fifteen. When he was seventeen he wrote, under his teacher's supervision, his Dance of the Chimera for piano, the first work of his to receive public performance. As with a series of other pieces, written since1922, when Lutostawski was only nine, the two compositions mentioned were destroyed in 1944 during the Warsaw rising. The flames spared, however, the Piano Sonata of 1934 and the two-piano Wariacje na temat Paganiniego (Variations on a Theme of Paganini) of 1941. The post-war years brought other works for piano, Melodie ludowe (Folk Melodies) in 1946 and Bukoliki (Bucolics) in 1952 and some pedagogical pieces. The piano, the role of which in Lutostawski's chamber and orchestral works was often important, only appeared as a solo instrument in the Piano Concerto of 1988, except for the Variations on a Theme of Paganini, a composition for piano and orchestra, after the two-piano Variations, one of the most popular works in the piano duo repertoire and one of the most frequently performed of Lutostawski's compositions.
Edward Gardner & BBC Symphony Orchestra - Lutosławski: Vocal & Orchestral Works (2018)

Edward Gardner & BBC Symphony Orchestra - Lutosławski: Vocal & Orchestral Works (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 1.25 GB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 76 | Time: 345:29 min

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner, music director of English National Opera and an exclusive Chandos artist, presents Volume 2 of their Polish Music series; a disc dedicated to vocal works by Witold Lutosawski. They are joined by the soloists Lucy Crowe, Toby Spence, and Christopher Purves in looking at some of the composers earlier works for voice and orchestra as well as three major works written after 1960: Paroles tissées, Les Espaces du sommeil and Chantefleurs et Chantefables.
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux; Yutaka Sado - L'Orchestre de Satie (Erik Satie: Orchestral Works) (2001)

L'Orchestre de Satie (Erik Satie: Orchestral Works) (2001)
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux; Yutaka Sado, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Classical | Label: Erato | # 8573-85827-2 | Time: 01:05:27

After the compulsory Gymnopédies, this turns out to be an above average Satie collection. Parade is performed with relish and a healthy dose of anarchy, with no attempt being made to blend the pistol shots into the texture of the orchestra. Rather than the more usual companion pieces of Mercure and Relâche, Yutaka Sado builds the remaining programme around La belle excentrique and Le piège de Méduse, opting for some of the music - hall - inspired works in between. Pieces like Je te veux and Poudre d ’ or are familiar in their piano or vocal versions, but rarely get outings in the arrangements for brasserie orchestra, making this a most desirable disc for Satie devotees.
Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Ravel: Orchestral Works (1974) [Reissue 2004] MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1974) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 76:20 minutes | Scans included | 3,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,29 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # PentaTone PTC 5186204

Every orchestra has a characteristic sound & personality that identifies them through the ages, & in the case of the Boston Symphony Orchestra it is their contoured string & wind elegance, panache & suavity that marks them out as the premier Francophone American orchestra. With Seiji Ozawa at the helm, a conductor much identified with French repertoire, these Quad recordings of Maurice Ravel, accomplished during his long tenure as music director, are afforded the sonic treatment they deserve & are now able to receive given the latest SACD technology employed by Pentatone enabling the release of the full spectrum of sound captured by a previous eras sound engineers.
Synchron Stage Orchestra, Kevin Purcell - Schwartz & Broadstock: Orchestral Works (2018)

Synchron Stage Orchestra, Kevin Purcell - Schwartz & Broadstock: Orchestral Works (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 339 MB
Label: Divine Art | Tracks: 08 | Time: 67:17 min

As a woman composer who has carved an enviable reputation inside the crucible of the Hollywood Film Music business, Nan Schwartz nonetheless remains an enigma to orchestras and concert music audiences around the world. This apparent anomaly can, in part, be ascribed to the imbalance in respect to opportunities for women composers generally, but given that Nan is a Grammy winner, 5-time Grammy nominee and seven-time Emmy nominee, it remains perplexing that the classical music world has taken so long to recognize her indisputable genius.
Schoenberg, Webern & Berg - Orchestral Works - Simon Rattle (2003) {EMI Classics rec 1987-1988}

Schoenberg, Webern & Berg - Orchestral Works - Simon Rattle (2003) {EMI Classics rec 1987-1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 224 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987-88, 2003 EMI Records | 5 75880 2
Classical / Orchestral / Modern Classical

Simon Rattle has recorded a lot of 19th century music and most of the results have been dismal. There is little to recommend by Rattle in pre-20th century repertoire. A few Haydn symphonies, some pretty good Brahms, bits of Mahler, Ein Heldenleben by Strauss which is just at the cusp of the 20th century. Alright, so Rattle is not the conductor to go to for the great classics. However, when he records modern music, he seems fully in tune with it's sound and style, plus he has less competition on the market to boot.