Richard Strauss: Don Quixote

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote - Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Ulrich Koch (viola)

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote - Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Ulrich Koch (viola)

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | frontcover embedded, seperate High-def JPEG | ~220 Mb
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote • Romanze • Till Eulenspiegel - Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Schiff, Halmann

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote* • Romanze** • Till Eulenspiegel - Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Heinrich Schiff (cello)* **, Dietmar Hallmann (viola) *

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | frontcover embedded, seperate High-def JPEG | ~289 Mb
Strauss conducts Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven (Richard Strauss) (2014)

Strauss conducts Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven (Richard Strauss) (2014)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 1.65 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog N.: 479 2703 | TT: 434 min

Strauss sits alongside Mahler as a leading conductor – as well as composer - of his age, winning plaudits and support even before the age of 20 from contemporaneous luminaries such as Hans von Bülow. In fact between them, Mahler and Strauss controlled the two most powerful opera houses in the world in their mid-Thirties, with Strauss in Berlin and Mahler in Vienna.
Strauss: Don Quixote, Till Eulenspiegel - Markus Stenz, Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra (2013)

Strauss: Don Quixote, Till Eulenspiegel - Markus Stenz, Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 225 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67960

Strauss’s ‘Fantastic variations on a theme of knightly character’, as Don Quixote is subtitled, is one of the composer’s most popular tone poems, principally because of the beautifully drawn central characters of the Don (performed by a solo cellist) and Sancho Panza (viola). These roles are luxuriously cast in this new recording, being taken by Hyperion artists Alban Gerhardt and Lawrence Power. The merry tale of Till Eulenspiegel completes this release.
Richard Strauss. Don Juan; Death and Transfiguration; Rosenkavalier Suite - New York Philharmonic; Lorin Maazel

Richard Strauss. Don Juan; Death and Transfiguration; Dance of the Seven Veils; Rosenkavalier Suite - New York Philharmonic; Lorin Maazel
Classical | 1 CDs | EAC Rip | 359 Mb | FLAC+LOG+Cue+MD5 | Full scans | RS Links
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon

Lorin Maazel usually is a very good Strauss conductor, and he's at his best in these live recordings. He launches Don Juan with considerable gusto, and only the quiet passage before the famous horn theme sounds as if it could move a bit more purposefully forward. The orchestra plays extremely well, as it does in Death and Transfiguration, an interpretation full of excitement and (at the end) exaltation, and without a trace of the affectation that sometimes mars Maazel's work. The truth is, he has such a fine podium technique that it sometimes seems he does things because he can, rather than because he should–but not here. This performance, and the smoldering, sultry, deliciously trashy Salomé's Dance, are the disc's highlights. The Rosenkavalier Suite closes the program in ebullient fashion, though the music itself isn't quite so much fun as the other items on the program. The live sonics are good, a touch raw at the climaxes, but very acceptable. I do wish, though, that the applause had been edited out. Recommended.
-David Hurwitz
Strauss: Don Quixote / Romanze in F for Cello & Orchestra

Strauss: Don Quixote / Romanze in F for Cello & Orchestra
Classical | FLAC, Individual | 1 CD, Covers | 281 MB | May 23, 2000
Zubin Mehta - Zubin Mehta conducts Richard Strauss (2016) (8CD Box Set)

Zubin Mehta - Zubin Mehta conducts Richard Strauss (2016) (8CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 1,82 Gb | Scans (300 dpi, JPG) > 14mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony

The other major orchestral release here features the Richard Strauss recordings conducted for Sony Classical by Zubin Mehta.

Cervantes' "Don Quixote" (The Open Yale Courses Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Nov. 18, 2016
Cervantes' "Don Quixote" (The Open Yale Courses Series)

Cervantes' "Don Quixote" (The Open Yale Courses Series) by Roberto González Echevarría
English | April 28, 2015 | ISBN: 0300198647 | EPUB | 384 pages | 14.6 MB
Takako Nishizaki, Slovak SPO, Michael Halasz - Anton Rubinstein: Violin Concerto; Don Quixote (1990)

Anton Rubinstein: Violin Concerto in G major, Op. 46; Don Quixote, Op. 87 (1990)
Takako Nishizaki, violin; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Halász, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Marco Polo | # 8.220359 | Time: 00:58:33

The G major Anton Rubinstein violin concerto is a fine and powerful work, quite as good as many a lesser-known Russian example in the same genre, and easily as deserving of wider currency as, say, the Taneyev Suite de Concert, which is just as rarely heard these days. Nishizaki gives a committed and polished reading, though you often feel that this is music written by a pianist who had marginally less facility when writing for the violin. Still, here’s a well-schooled performance, full of agreeable touches of imagination (the Andante shows Nishizaki’s fine-spun tone to particularly good effect) delivered with crisply economical urgency that makes good musical sense even of the work’s plainer and less idiomatic passages.

Barenboim Conducts Richard Strauss, Mahler & Schoenberg (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 4, 2013
Barenboim Conducts Richard Strauss, Mahler & Schoenberg (2012)

Barenboim Conducts Richard Strauss, Mahler & Schoenberg (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 6 CDs | Full Covers | 1.52 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog Number: 2564663163

These recordings were made by Erato shortly before Barenboim took over as musical director at Chicago and were hailed at the time as the best possible foretaste of the partnership. Until recently they were available on Warner’s mid-price Elatus label but, despite the strong recommendations which they received in that form, such is the economic pressure of the times that they have now been further reduced to the budget-price Apex label.