Beethoven Best

Beethoven Trio Bonn - Alexander Alyabyev (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Beethoven Trio Bonn - Alexander Alyabyev (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/45 kHz | Time - 65:38 minutes | 609 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

ALEXANDER ALYABYEV – A Russian Schubert? „…In 1812, at age 25, Alyabyev enrolled in the Russian deployment army. As a cavalry officer he took part in campaigns against Napoleon that took him all the way to Paris; he was badly wounded in the arm and transferred to the National Guard, where he became one of its best officers. Alyabyev had made himself a name in music salons as a composer of romanzas and brief pieces for piano prior to the Napoleonic War.
Novus Quartet - Webern, Beethoven & Yun: String Quartets (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Novus Quartet - Webern, Beethoven & Yun: String Quartets (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:11 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This ensemble’s playing is incredibly solid and well-balanced. All four musicians perform at the same level and their music-making is enthralling.
Borodin Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (2009) (Repost)

Borodin Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 09:11:10 | 2,41 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10553(8)

This set of Beethoven string quartets by the Borodin Quartet reflects a mature perspective on the works. It's not that it lacks energy the Vivaces are vivacious and the Allegros have plenty of brio but it has wisdom and a maturity not generally characteristic of performances by younger quartets. These performances are comparable with the Budapest Quartet's last set of the quartets.

Llŷr Williams - Llŷr Williams: Beethoven Unbound (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 30, 2018
Llŷr Williams - Llŷr Williams: Beethoven Unbound (2018)

Llŷr Williams - Llŷr Williams: Beethoven Unbound (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 13:57:39 | 2,41 Gb
Classical | Label: Signum Classics

A stunning 12-CD box set, Beethoven Unbound, will be released to mark the completion of Llŷr Williams’ monumental Beethoven cycle at Wigmore Hall and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) – recorded live at Wigmore Hall over three years and nine recitals.

Walter Murphy Band - A Fifth Of Beethoven (1976) {Private Stock}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 26, 2018
Walter Murphy Band - A Fifth Of Beethoven (1976) {Private Stock}

Walter Murphy Band - A Fifth Of Beethoven (1976) {Private Stock}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 222MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 89MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul, Disco

Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven" put classical disco on the map. It helped that Beethoven's symphony had a heavy percussion feel, which Murphy cranked up a couple of notches with his amazing ingenuity. Other selections, while creatively different, are just as good, but didn't burn a hole in the charts like "Fifth." "Suite Love Symphony," "Flight '76," "California Strut," and "Russian Dressing" will expand your mind and quench your musical thirst at the same time. "Midnight Express" is fine European boogie, while the horn-laden "Get a Little Lovin'" is a funky thing. It's always a nice trick when artists can define a genre with a single song, and Murphy did that. Even better when they can follow it up with an album that expands on that song's charms and delivers a satisfying listening experience.
Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven (1976/2017) [Official Digital Download]

Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven (1976/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 36:08 minutes | 402 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven" put classical disco on the map. It helped that Beethoven's symphony had a heavy percussion feel, which Murphy cranked up a couple of notches with his amazing ingenuity. Other selections, while creatively different, are just as good, but didn't burn a hole in the charts like "Fifth." "Suite Love Symphony," "Flight '76," "California Strut," and "Russian Dressing" will expand your mind and quench your musical thirst at the same time. "Midnight Express" is fine European boogie, while the horn-laden "Get a Little Lovin'" is a funky thing. It's always a nice trick when artists can define a genre with a single song, and Murphy did that. Even better when they can follow it up with an album that expands on that song's charms and delivers a satisfying listening experience. A Fifth of Beethoven does that with unerring style and class and stands as one of the high points of the disco era.
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonien 1-9 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonien 1-9 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 343:33 minutes | 11,7 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recordings of all the Beethoven symphonies with their chief conductor are always a milestone in the artistic work of the Berliner Philharmoniker. So it was with Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado, and expectations are correspondingly high for this cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Where does the special status of these symphonies come from? Simon Rattle has an explanation: “One of the things Beethoven does is to give you a mirror into yourself – where you are now as a musician.” In fact, this music contains such a wealth of extreme emotions and brilliant compositional ideas that reveal the qualities of the orchestra and its conductor as if under a magnifying glass.

Swingle Singers - Best Of The Classic Years (2003)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 12, 2018
Swingle Singers - Best Of The Classic Years (2003)

Swingle Singers - Best Of The Classic Years (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 245.26 Mb + 19.81 Mb (Scans) | 42:47
Classical crossover, Jazz Vocal | Country: France | Label: Helicon - 9810963

The Swingles are a vocal group formed in 1962 in Paris, France by Ward Swingle with Anne Germain, Claude Germain, Jeanette Baucomont, Christiane Legrand, Claudine Meunier, Jean-Claude Briodin, and Jean Cussac. Until 2011, the group consisted of eight voices: two sopranos, two altos, two tenors and two basses. The French group performed and recorded typically with only a double bass and drums as accompaniment. In 1973, the original French group disbanded and Ward Swingle moved to London and hired members who debuted as Swingle II. The current group performs primarily a cappella.
Davide Cabassi - Beethoven: Sonatas, Op. 26, 27 Nos 1 & 2, 28 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Davide Cabassi - Beethoven: Sonatas, Op. 26, 27 Nos 1 & 2, 28 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:45 minutes | 897 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition top-prize winner Davide Cabassi made his orchestral debut at the age of thirteen with the RAI Radio Symphony Orchestra in Milan.
Davide Cabassi - Beethoven: Sonatas, Op. 26, 27 Nos 1 & 2, 28 (2018)

Davide Cabassi - Beethoven: Sonatas, Op. 26, 27 Nos 1 & 2, 28 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 224 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 15 | Time: 78:45 min

2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition top-prize winner Davide Cabassi made his orchestral debut at the age of thirteen with the RAI Radio Symphony Orchestra in Milan.