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.
Werner Andreas Alber, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Robert Volkmann: Complete Orchestral Works (1994) (2CD)

Werner Andreas Alber, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Robert Volkmann: Complete Orchestral Works (1994) (2CD)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 456 Mb | 00:50:21 + 00:50:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO - 999 151-2

Robert Volkmann had a distinguished musical career, but even within his own lifetime his peers seem to have viewed him with respect as a worthy composer rather than one of any originality. That was probably a fair judgement and his work passed out of the concert halls and into the history books after his death. This double CD set from CPO therefore provides the modern day listener with a useful conspectus of his orchestral writing.
Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht - Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Musica para Orquesta - Orchestral Works 1818-1824 (2006) (Repost)

Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht - Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Musica para Orquesta - Orchestral Works 1818-1824 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 253.39 Mb + 36.72 Mb (Scans) | 59:06
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera - FUG522

It is not difficult to include Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga's entire orchestral output on CD, such as it is. The "Spanish Mozart" produced only three overtures and a symphony before his premature death at age 19. Jordi Savall produced a great disc of the symphony, but included only two of the three overtures, for Astrée with Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya in 1995. Fuga Libera's Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Música para Orquestra contains all three overtures in addition to the symphony, and while the performances don't have quite the mischievous sparkle of Savall's, Paul Dombrecht and the Belgian period-instrument orchestra achieve something quite different with Arriaga's music here.
Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra - Maurice Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works (2002) (3CD Box Set)

Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra - Maurice Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 726 Mb | 03:20:33 | Scans included
Classicsal, Orchestral | Country: USA | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 289 469 354-2

Famous conductor and musician, Claudio Abbado was internationally known for serving up a repertoire of music from the poetry of Holderlin, the legend of Faust or works that depict German drama. He conducted several orchestras worldwide and received numerous awards for his masterful genius. His works include Mendelsshon's Midsummer Night's Dream and Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto.
Richard Hickox,‎ BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Frank Bridge: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1-6 (2001-2005) (Repost)

Richard Hickox,‎ BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Frank Bridge: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1-6 (2001-2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,62 Gb | 07:05:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CHANDOS

Frank Bridge couldn't write a tacky note to save his life. It's instructive in this respect to compare this premiere recording of his early tone poem Mid of the Night to Hyperion's recent release of Granville Bantock's almost exactly contemporaneous Thalaba the Destroyer. Where Bantock stitches shameless cribs from Tchaikovsky into a ramshackle and repetitive musical structure, Bridge's thematic material covers large, well-sustained spans and consistently holds the listener's interest. The lovely central melody introduced by English horn against softly murmuring strings has real lyrical beauty, and Bridge times his climaxes with unerring precision. Isabella, dating from 1907 (three years later than Mid of the Night), features some splendidly passionate string writing and an even more tightly integrated structure.
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Sergei Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Works (2008) (5CD)

Vladimir Ashkenazy & Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Sergei Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Works (2008) (5CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,24 Gb | 05:04:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EXTON

This series of live recordings was made at the 2007 Rachmaninov Festival in Sydney and features one of the foremost interpreters of Rachmaninov's music, the conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy. Since 2008 Ashkenazy has been Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the orchestra which appeared in these performances, the Sydney Symphony. This CD set, which contains all of the composer's symphonies and orchestral works, also includes session recordings produced at the same time which have never been previously heard. Rachmaninov himself stated "In my own compositions, no conscious effort has been made to be original or Romantic or Nationalistic or anything else. I write down on paper the music that I hear within me as naturally as possible.