Beethoven Klemperer

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis (Otto Klemperer) (2001 / 1965)

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis (Otto Klemperer) (2001 / 1965)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Scans | 455.56 MB
Label: EMI | TT: 79:31

With no slight intended to the other great recordings of the Missa Solemnis in the world, there's this one and then there are all the rest. Truly. Even with the 1940 Toscanini and the 1974 Böhm, this 1965 recording of Otto Klemperer and the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus embodies everything that's great about the Missa Solemnis. And everything that's great about late Beethoven is in the Missa Solemnis: the energy, the nobility, the strength, the vision, and – above all – the overwhelming sense that the numinous is imminent. Beethoven thought it was his best work and who could not agree? That's what's in Klemperer's performance.
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (1990)  Philarmonia Orchestra, conducted by Otto Klemperer

Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (1990)
Philarmonia Orchestra, conducted by Otto Klemperer

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 221 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # CDM 763355 2 | Time: 01:13:21

It was as a supreme interpreter of the German Classical masterpieces, from Haydn to Richard Strauss, that concert audiences chiefly admired Otto Klemperer in the years between about 1951 and his retirement in 1972, the period to which most of his records belong. In Beethoven, particularly, he offered a granite-like orchestral sonority, and an objectivity in his balance of form and content, that contrasted refreshingly with the styles of such idolized conductors as Furtwangler, Bruno Walter, and even Toscanini. Under Klemperer the greatest Beethoven sounded more truthful and honest, and even more grand and inspiring.
Beethoven - Symphony No.9, Leonore Overture No.3 (Daniel Barenboim)

Beethoven - Symphony No.9, Leonore Overture No.3 (Daniel Barenboim) [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.37 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Medici Arts | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol | 96 min | +3% Recovery

Because Beethoven's symphonies have been played many different ways, from conventional modern versions with full-scale symphony orchestras to historically informed performances on period instruments, listeners should try several sets to get a clear idea of what suits them. Of the mainstream style of interpreting Beethoven, Otto Klemperer's approach is one of the most widely admired, and his EMI recordings of the nine symphonies have become legendary, representing the serious, rigorous, and clear-eyed treatment that he generally brought to classical music, but especially to these masterpieces…
Klemperer Victor, "LTI, la langue du IIIe Reich : Carnets d'un philologue"

Klemperer Victor, "LTI, la langue du IIIe Reich : Carnets d'un philologue"
Publisher: Albin Michel | 1996 | ISBN: 2226087990 | English | PDF | 380 pages | 135.75 Mb

Victor Klemperer, le philologue juif allemand déchu de son poste à l'université, ne pouvait employer meilleure arme que celle de la critique de la langue nazie pour lutter contre un régime qui lui déniait tout droit. Ce spécialiste des auteurs français des Lumières, "protégé" de la déportation par un mariage mixte, mais affecté comme manoeuvre dans une usine de Dresde, choisit donc de rédiger son journal et de noter quotidiennement ses observations linguistiques. …
Otto Klemperer and The Philharmonia Orchestra - Klemperer Conducts Wagner Vol.3 (1963) 24-bit/96kHz

Otto Klemperer and The Philharmonia Orchestra - Klemperer Conducts Wagner Vol.3 (1963)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 936Mb inc. 5% recovery
FilePost, FileFactory | Classical | 1971 UK reissue | HMV ASD 2697

It remains a matter of infinite regret that EMI did not record more complete Wagner operas, or even more whole Acts; they did however record a series of orchestral excerpts. All are given superbly lucid performances in recordings which allow both the depth of the orchestra’s tone and the complexity of the orchestration to be fully displayed. They are over half a century old but I would doubt whether anyone interested in these discs primarily for the music-making on them would have any concerns about the quality of the recording. In particular, improvements in the last fifty years have not always matched the care for balance we find here.
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem / A German Requiem (Klemperer, 1962)

Johannes Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 / A German Requiem (1962)
Otto Klemperer - Philharmonia Orchestra - Philharmonia Chorus
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) - Ralph Downes (organ)

EAC | FLAC+log+cue | full scans | EMI 5 66955 2 | 1CD | 342 MB

This account of the German Requiem really is one of the great recordings of the century. Even today, Otto Klemperer's monumental interpretation with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, recorded in 1961, remains unmatched among readings that emphasize the spirituality of the score. Sober and sustained, but not unduly slow, it places Brahms on the continuum of German sacred music going back through Beethoven to Handel, Bach, and Schütz.
Beethoven: Fidelio - Ludwig, Vickers, Frick [Klemperer] [2 CD]

Beethoven - Fidelio [Klemperer]
EAC Rip | Classical (opera) | 2 CD | FLAC + CUE + Logs | Scans | 700 mb | RS + SM + FS | TT 02:22:38
Released: August 15, 2000 | Label: EMI Classics | Recorded: 1962

Gottlob Frick, Gerhard Unger, Raymond Wolansky, Christa Ludwig, Kurt Wehofschitz, Jon Vickers, Franz Crass, Walter Berry, Ingeborg Hallstein
London Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer (conductor)
Beethoven - Fantasia - Piano Concerto n° 5 Emperor -  Daniel Barenboim,   REPOST (2000)

Beethoven - Fantasia - Piano Concerto n° 5 Emperor - John Alldis [Choir], Daniel Barenboim, New Philharmonia Orchestra & Otto Klemperer
Classical | mp3 320 Kbps | 147 MB
EMI Classics 2000
Beethoven - Piano Concerto n° 3 & 4 - Klemperer & Barenboim  REPOST   (2000)

Beethoven - Piano Concerto n° 3 & 4 - Klemperer & Barenboim
Classical | mp3 320 Kbps | 176 MB
EMI Classics 2000
Beethoven - Piano Concerto n° 1 & 2 - Klemperer & Barenboim  REPOST   (2000)

Beethoven - Piano Concerto n° 1 & 2 - Klemperer & Barenboim
Classical | mp3 320 Kbps | 158 MB
EMI Classics 2000