Beethoven Best

Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

Maria João Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985 (2005) 5CD Box Set
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.27 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 818 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 24 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato/Warner Classics | # 2564612482 | Time: 05:30:10

Maria João Pires “shapes and colours every phrase, and with immaculate taste, and she makes sure the phrases end as eloquently as they begin,” wrote Gramophone in 1974. “She conveys not just the details but the relevance of every note to the whole … Best of all, she communicates everything she has discovered about the music, and it is worth having.” This Portuguese pupil of Wilhelm Kempff, Pires was one of the artists who defined the Erato label in the 1970s and 1980s. This 5-CD box gathers together the recordings she made over the period from 1976 to 1985 and it reflects the consistent focus of her repertoire, with its special emphasis on Austro-German composers of the Classical and early-Romantic periods. Embracing solo works, piano duets and concertos, it contains works by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, but also by Bach and Chopin.
Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2016)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 115 | Time: 01:19:26

Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony is 50 minutes of tragedy, despair, terror, and violence and three minutes of triumph. Premiered in 1953, the best performance is still that conducted by Mravinsky. Yevgeny Mravinsky's June 3, 1955, performance with the Leningrad Philharmonic of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 is just as great. Mravinsky was the best Soviet conductor and his passionate precision and intense interpretations were as valid for Beethoven as they were for Shostakovich. His interpretations can be hard-driven and sharp-edged, but no one could object to the lucid strength and linear lyricism he brings to the work.
David Oistrakh, FNRO - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 (1959) [Japan 2012] PS3 ISO + FLAC

David Oistrakh, French National Radio Orchestra - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 (1959) [Japan 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:54 minutes | Scans included | 1,39 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 965 MB

Legendary violinist David Oistrakh delivers a profoundly thrilling rendition of Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major Op.61. Arguably, 1 of the best violin concertos ever composed, the esteemed violinist delivers with his flawless virtuosity & skillful execution. Remastered by 4 historic engineers, the sound is spacious & warm.

In Search of Beethoven (2009)  

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 29, 2014
In Search of Beethoven (2009)

In Search of Beethoven (2009)
DVDRip | 720x480 | .MKV/AVC @ 2500 Kbps | 2h 19mn | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English, German | 2.63 GiB
Genre: Documentary | Biography | Music

Compelling, original and comprehensive, the connoisseurs guide to the real Beethoven behind the myth. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. With 100 interviews / experts views / exclusive performances. One of the finest movies about a great musician I’ve ever seen - The Observer A Dynamic Mix of Interviews and Performances. “10/10… The best film I’ve seen about a composer” – The Sun Herald. In Search of Beethoven offers a comprehensive and dynamic account of the life and works of the great composer. The film features 65 performances by the world’s finest musicians. In addition 100 interviews were conducted in the making of this beautifully crafted film.

Piano Master Beethoven Special 1.32  

Posted by AlenMiler at Aug. 20, 2013
Piano Master Beethoven Special 1.32

Piano Master Beethoven Special 1.32
Android | .apk | 3.4mb

Piano Master is a music game, just follow the notes on the screen and you will be able to play many famous songs.
This is a special version of "Piano Master", dedicated to Beethoven, that includes 27 of his best piano compositions.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 / Brahms: Symphony No. 2 - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Jansons {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 / Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mariss Jansons
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,98 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,16 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCO Live # RCO 05002 | Country/Year: Europe 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Romantic

…got this for the Brahms, which is at best a thoroughly decent performance, nothing more - but the highlight is the excellent Beethoven. The ratings reflect the dichotomy of the two performances and their sonics, an average of 4 for sound seems fair - but the Beethoven warrants a 5 for performance.
David Oistrakh - Beethoven Violin Concerto (1959/2012) {2011 Remaster} [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

David Oistrakh - Beethoven Violin Concerto (1959/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:51 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Legendary violinist David Oistrakh delivers a profoundly thrilling rendition of Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major Op.61. Arguably, one of the best violin concertos ever composed, the esteemed violinist delivers with his flawless virtuosity and skillful execution. Remastered by four historic engineers, the sound is spacious and warm.
Maurizio Pollini: Beethoven, Mozart & Brahms Piano Concertos [2xDVD9]

Maurizio Pollini: Beethoven, Mozart & Brahms Piano Concertos [2xDVD9]
Classical | DVD | with scans (covers and booklet) | DVD´s FULL No compression | 7,18 Gb (DVD1) | 6,66 Gb (DVD2)
Audio: PCM Stereo | DTS 5.1 | Relesase: November 15, 2005 | Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon

Maurizio Pollini's late 1970s film recordings of Beethoven Piano Concertos 3 and 5; Mozart Piano Concertos 19 and 23; and Brahms Piano Concerto 2 have it all: great pianism, beautiful playing by the Vienna Philharmonic, magnificent conducting by Karl Bohm (Beethoven, Mozart) and Claudio Abbado (Brahms), all adding up to one thing: a beautiful experience. These DVDs are a feast for the ears: great audio, and the eyes: great video. The 1970s Unitel films used in this DG release have held up very well in the vaults: there are no glitches or imperfections in the picture. The camera work is also excellent, and serves the music being performed.
There is no audience, and the recording venue: Vienna's Musikvereien, has wonderful acoustics - one of the best concert halls in the civilized world. It was worth alot to me to see Karl Bohm smile at Maurizio Pollini at the beginning of I, of Mozart's Piano Concerto 19 with it's humorous, scherzo like theme which begins the concerto. Highly recommended!
Ludwig van Beethoven - The Nine Symphonies (Daniel Barenboim) (DVD-Audio rips [ISO]) [2000]

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Nine Symphonies (Daniel Barenboim) (DVD-Audio rips [ISO]) [2000]
6 DVD Audio Images (.ISO) = 18.97 GB | Complete Scans | Watermarked | 5% Recovery Record
Classical | MLP 5-channel 96Khz/24-bit | Dolby Digital 5.0

Barenboim's Beethoven symphony cycle is the most emotionally complete, humane, and perfectly realized series of non-period instrument performances of this music to have appeared in decades. The best cycles of the past few years (Mackerras, Gielen, and Harnoncourt) have all belonged to the "authenticist" school to greater or lesser degree. Barenboim's achievement clearly demonstrates that a wonderful tradition is alive, vital, and still capable of renewal through intelligent understanding expressed in partnership with a like-minded orchestra, and above all, through supreme musicianship on the podium. His encounter with this music's generosity of spirit and deep passion will provoke, stimulate, challenge, and delight. - David Hurwitz

Symphonies of Beethoven (Video Course)  

Posted by Speedyclick at Dec. 27, 2010
Symphonies of Beethoven (Video Course)

Symphonies of Beethoven (Video Course)
DVDrip | avi | ~ 7.62 Gb | Xvid 640x432 | MPEG3 48000Hz stereo 128Kbps | 32 Lectures x 45 min
The Teaching Co | Guide (pdf) | Taught by: Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Why is Beethoven one of the most revered composers in the history of Western music? Professor Robert Greenberg answers: "Beethoven possessed a unique gift for communication. He radiated an absolute directness that makes his music totally accessible. The sheer emotional power of his music is readily understood. His revolutionary compositional ideas are easily appreciated. And his nine symphonies are among the greatest achievements of the human spirit." Enjoy one of the best courses of Teaching Co.