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Ludwig van Beethoven - Best Beethoven 100 (2007)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 19, 2016
Ludwig van Beethoven - Best Beethoven 100 (2007)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Best Beethoven 100 (2007)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 07:38:46 | 1.02 GB
Label: Warner Classics

The trouble with anthology recordings of this kind is that at root, just as with any other kind of music, a great classical performance depends less on a set of abstract qualities of excellence than on a creative response to a given set of circumstances. That said, this six-disc outing does better than most with the particularly difficult problem of offering a reasonable sample of Beethoven's music.
Midori Seiler, Jos van Immerseel - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2012) (Repost)

Midori Seiler, Jos van Immerseel - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:53:58 | 1,07 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territoires | Catalog: ZZT307

Period-instrument performances of Beethoven's violin sonatas aren't too common; they pose thorny problems of balance even beyond the question of whether Beethoven wouldn't have preferred modern instruments if he could have had them. But this superbly musical set by violinist Midori Seiler, playing an Italian Baroque violin of unknown manufacture, and fortepianist Jos van Immerseel, on a copy of an entirely appropriate Viennese Walter piano, may well redefine the standard for these works.
André Schuen & Boulanger Trio - Beethoven (2017) [Official Digital Download]

André Schuen & Boulanger Trio - Beethoven: In questa tomba oscura, Adelaide, An die ferne Geliebte, Scottish & Irisch Songs (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:57 minutes | 585 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Art song had blossomed into a multifaceted genre by 1800, and the debate whether to favour recurrent stanza structures or through-composed form was well underway. Lieder, as the lyrical genre per se, marked out the territory in which musicians could express the most profound emotions. The best composers therefore increasingly chose to through-compose their songs – a logical step, thanks to which they were able to closely follow the content and the speech of the poems they were setting to music. Beethoven already took that very step in his earliest Lieder.
Hungarian Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (1955/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Hungarian Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (1955/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 478:26 minutes | 4.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Hungarian Quartet, formed in 1935, embodied the very best of the Central European tradition of string-playing, and this cycle, recorded in Paris in the early 1950s, represents an essential staging post in the quest for Beethoven “These performances will give endless pleasure,” wrote Gramophone, “… the ensemble attack and technical proficiency of this quartet are beyond praise … and so is their grasp of the music.” These recordings have now been remastered from the original tapes in 24BIT-96kHz digital sound.
Yevgeny Sudbin, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vanska - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Osmo Vänskä conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2078 | Time: 01:03:19

On two previous discs, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä have released Beethoven’s three last piano concertos to critical acclaim. Distinctions include Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and the performances have been described as ‘electrifying’ (classicfm.com), ‘absolutely stunning’ (Fanfare) and ‘a Beethoven experience you will not want to miss’ (ClassicsToday.com). For the final disc in their cycle, Sudbin and Vänskä have travelled to Helsinki to team up with Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top Nordic ensembles, and well suited for these earlier and more classical of Beethoven’s concertos. Of the two, the one we now know as the Second was actually begun several years before Concerto No. 1, and indeed even before Beethoven left Bonn for Vienna. During the following decade, Beethoven returned to the score repeatedly and made substantial revisions – including composing a new final movement – and ultimately the C major concerto reached publication first.
Beethoven - The Complete Piano Sonatas on Period Instruments (10CD BoxSet) (1997)

Beethoven - The Complete Piano Sonatas on Period Instruments (10CD BoxSet) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 11:28:36 | 3,4 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Claves Records | Catalog: CD 50-9707/10

Now many of the world’s most serious and significant pianists (Schnabel, Serkin, Brendel, Goode, etc.) have devoted a great deal of thoughtful study to the Beethoven sonatas; in general, performance of this music represents a level of erudition and deep contemplation probably unequaled by the works of any other mainstream composer. Serious pianists study every aspect of these works in minute detail; virtually everything is taken into account except those instruments which inspired Beethoven, and which he had in mind when he composed.
Artur Pizarro - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2002) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Artur Pizarro - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:40 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Since winning the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1990 Artur Pizarro pursues a truly international career. Renowned for his lyrical poeticism and outstanding virtuosity, this is Pizarro's debut recording for Linn.
Freddy Kempf - Beethoven: Pathetique, Moonlight & Appassionata (2004) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Freddy Kempf - Beethoven: Pathetique, Moonlight & Appassionata (2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 62:49 minutes | 906 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The first disc we released with Freddy Kempf playing Beethoven (BIS-CD-1120) was welcomed with great acclaim all over the world. English reviewers called his interpretations "fresh, vibrant readings presented in a fluent eagerly communicative style‚ (Gramophone) and judged that "Kempf's insight into the character of each of these Olympian masterpieces is astonishing and is allied to formidable virtuosity and musicianship" (Sunday Telegraph). Of course the great thing about Beethoven, as with all great music, is that there are no definitive performances.
Musicians for Armenia (Beethoven, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Chopin, Villa-Lobos) (1989)

Musicians for Armenia (Beethoven, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Chopin, Villa-Lobos) (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 53:05 | 235 MB
Classical | RCA Victor

LONDON, Dec. 18— The Soviet-born cellist Mstislav Rostropovich played in a benefit concert for Armenian earthquake victims Saturday night, after postponing a visit to India in order to participate in the event.
''It was very important for me to take part in this concert,'' the 61-year-old musician said before a last-minute rehearsal with the flutist James Galway, the conductor Andre Previn and other musicians who rearranged their schedules and donated time to perform….
Wiener Singverein, BPO & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1976/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Wiener Singverein, BPO & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1976/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:12 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Herbert von Karajan's 1976 rendition of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral," Op. 125, has had its advocates over the years, and many think this is his best version of the symphony. Even so, others more skeptical may find that this performance is too carefully contrived to show off the Berlin Philharmonic's exceptional chops; that the recording is too fastidiously engineered to pick up every last instrumental passage, important or not; and that the whole package is marketed too pointedly as a "great performance," which it is not.