Beethoven 9 Philippe Herreweghe

Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2000) (Repost)

Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 43:32 | 241 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951130

Rameau had the somewhat dubious fortune (in his own time, at least) to be such a powerful creative personality in the field of orchestral music that the quality of his dances sometimes overwhelms the operatic context in which he places them. From our point of view today, this hardly seems a liability, especially when it permits the performance of marvelous orchestral suites such as this from his various theatrical productions. Les Indes galantes (1735) contains some wonderful dance music, scored with the composer's usual imaginative flair.
Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gentt - Byrd: Infelix ego (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gentt - Byrd: Infelix ego (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:41 minutes | 870 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale Gent present their third project for Phi focussing on vocal music of the Renaissance. This time, it is the English composer William Byrd (c.1540-1623) who is being honoured. The title of the programme is that of Byrds motet Infelix ego, one of the greatest artistic statements of the 16th century. Its text is a meditation on Psalm 50, written by the Dominican Girolamo Savonarola, a remarkable man who waged a campaign against the corrupt Medici family in Florence.
Christophe Coin, Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 4 (1997)

Christophe Coin, Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 4 (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 56:05 | 136 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Philippe Herreweghe directs these Schumann concertos with severity and urgency, with an impact that’s particularly strong in the opening movement of the A minor piano concerto. The soloist is Andreas Staier, who plays a mid-19th century J.B. Streicher instrument. But it’s not just the use of period instruments (this is certainly the kind of piano Schumann would have known) that proves so fascinating here; rather, it’s the minutely detailed way in which soloist and conductor interact during this performance. Note, for instance, how astutely Herreweghe’s wind players articulate the sorrowful first subject group after the soloist’s opening salvo, a passage that sets the tone for all that follows.
Mozart - Requiem K.626, Kyrie K.341 (Philippe Herreweghe) [1997]

Mozart - Requiem K.626, Kyrie K.341 (Philippe Herreweghe) [1997]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Harmonia Mundi | Covers
HMX 2901620 | Covers | Scans | TT: 53’57 | 280.7 MB

Mozart's Requeim is another masterpiece where he unleashes his overwhelming genius, which even his jealous contemporaries could not not find words for other than "divine". At the same time, it is also a subject of great controversy as to how the unfinished portions should have been completed (serious listeners should try to learn more about how Sussmayr completed the work and how his work is criticized). Whatever the case, this is unquestionably one of the greatest works of art ever created by man….
Ludwig van Beethoven - The 9 Symphonies (Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Philippe Herreweghe) (2004-2009)

Ludwig van Beethoven - The 9 Symphonies (Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Philippe Herreweghe) (2004-2009)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 1.45 GB
Label: Pentatone | TT: 5h 36'49

Conductor Philippe Herreweghe returns to the helm of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic for another set of Beethoven symphonies on the PentaTone label, this time the First and Third. Again presented as a multi-channel SACD hybrid disc, PentaTone's sound is clean and detailed without too much digital sterility. Unlike the album that included the Fifth Symphony and was fraught with many rhythmic peculiarities, Herreweghe's reading of the First and Third symphonies seems diligently respectful to every nuance of the score.
André Campra - La Chapelle Royale Orchestra & Choir / Philippe Herreweghe - Messe de Requiem (1987) [REPOST]

André Campra - Messe de Requiem
La Chapelle Royale Orchestra & Choir / Philippe Herreweghe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 203 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # 901251 | Country/Year: France 1987
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred

…Campra was one of the leading French opera composers in the period between Jean-Baptiste Lully and Jean-Philippe Rameau. He wrote several tragédies en musique, but his chief claim to fame is as the creator of a new genre, opéra-ballet. He also wrote three books of cantatas as well as religious music, including a requiem…

Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem (Philippe Herreweghe) (2008)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at Aug. 19, 2013
Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem (Philippe Herreweghe) (2008)

Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem (Philippe Herreweghe) (2008)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 271.17 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog N.: HMG 501608 | TT - 66:15

This is a rather brisk reading of Brahms' masterpiece, the most ambitious work in his output, one of the greatest compositions of its type. When I listen to this piece, I often sit numb, in awe of its profound beauty, of its emotional range and intellectual depth. I hadn't heard it for some time, so this recording occasioned a most welcome reacquaintance. Though Herreweghe's tempos often pushed the music to its limits here (except for the first section), the performance never actually sounded fast, or at least not offensively fast. In fact, it challenges my previous favorite, the Levine/RCA.
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis - Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent (2012)

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis - Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent (2012)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 348 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Phi | Catalog Number: 007

The Collegium Vocale Gent and Orchestre des Champs-Elysées interpret Beethoven's Missa Solemnis for PHI. This major work of the sacred repertoire, high on the list alongside Bach's Mass in B minor and the Mozart Requiem, is Beethoven's longest work and assuredly the one that demanded the most work. The composer even considered the Mass his finest work.
Bach - Magnificat BWV 243 & 243a, Kantaten BWV 8, 63, 80, 125, 138 (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]

Bach - Magnificat BWV 243 & 243a, Kantaten BWV 8, 63, 80, 125, 138 (Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 814.37 MB
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HML 5908360.62

There is no doubt that the forces Herrweghe has employed here are some of the best in the 'Passion' business. Aside from this, however, one cannot eliminate the fact that there are several other notable recordings of this work that stand on their own merit, which for the most part are as 'good' or as 'bad' as this one. The three that I own which includes this one(all reviewed by me on Customer reviews) are: Gardiner's 1988 recording with the outstanding Monteverdi Choir that sparkles and shines as only they can; the 1994 Cleobury King's College Choir recording, whose soloists are superb etc. etc. etc. So it all really amounts to what YOU hear and what turns YOU on!
Mozart - Serenades K361, K388 (Philippe Herreweghe) [2005 / 1997]

Mozart - Serenades K361, K388 (Philippe Herreweghe) [2005 / 1997]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Harmonia Mundi | Covers
HMX 2961570 | Covers | TT: 70’29 | 1cd, 277.0 MB

This latest version of the so-called Gm-on Par/ito (the title isn't Mozart's) enters a very competitive field. These French players do not have a specially smooth ensemble blend (notably when the horns offer a brazen forte), but they are generally well tuned and individually they have a tight touch; there is some very attractive if rather understated solo work, from the first oboe and the first clarinet, and the trios of the minuets, for example, are often particularly happy. ..