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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.
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.
Paavali Jumppanen - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol 4: Opp. 31 'The Tempest', 78, 79, 81a 'Les Adieux' & 90 (2016)

Paavali Jumppanen - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 4:
Opp. 31 'The Tempest', 78, 79, 81a 'Les Adieux' & 90 (2016)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 273 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE1290-2D | Time: 01:58:52

This double-CD release is a fourth volume in pianist Paavali Jumppanen’s ongoing recording cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas. This release includes Piano Sonatas Nos. 16–18 & 24–27 – written between 1801–02 and 1809–14, and belonging to the middle period of the composer’s oeuvre.
Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & Overtures (1951-1955/2014) [24/96]

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & Overtures (1951-1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 365:49 minutes | 5,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording presents Karajan's first (and probably most thrilling) recording of the complete Beethoven Symphonies, made in the early 1950s with London's recently-founded Philharmonia Orchestra. The recording of the 9th Symphony is available here in stereo for the very first time, taken from original unreleased tapes.

Andor Földes - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 19, 2017
Andor Földes - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)

Andor Földes - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 153:16 min | 353 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

A couple of years after making these Beethoven recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Andor Foldes remarked that ‘I am not a prodigy and I am not an octogenarian. I just have to be good’. Such plain-spoken reserve might be considered characteristically Hungarian. Eloquence has already released Foldes’s long-esteemed albums of his fellow countrymen Bartók (ELQ4807100) and Kodály (ELQ4807099).