Brahms Levine

Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2008) (Repost)

Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:15 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 501608

This is a rather brisk reading of Brahms' masterpiece, the most ambitious work in his output and one of the greatest compositions of its type. Though Herreweghe's tempos often pushed the music to its limits here (except for the first section), the performance never actually sounded fast, or at least not offensively fast. In fact, it challenges the Levine/RCA effort.
Trésors des Requiem (Mozart; Brahms; Schumann; Lotti; Cherubini; Berlioz; Bruneau; Verdi; Faure; Saint-Saens; Durufle) Re-Up

Tresors Des Requiem (Mozart; Brahms; Schumann; Lotti; Cherubini; Berlioz; Bruneau; Verdi; Faure; Saint-Saens; Durufle)
Classical | EAC | Flac, Img+Cue, Logs, Scans | 1.19 GB
4CD | 27 february 2001 | Gold Seal

Tout le monde devrait connaitre certaines oeuvres classiques. Les requiems de Mozart ou de de Saint Sens en font parti, à mes yeux.
Mojca Erdmann & Kuss Quartet - Brahms: String Quartet No. 3, Lieder & Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 (2016) [24/48]

Mojca Erdmann & Kuss Quartet - Brahms: String Quartet No. 3, Lieder & Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 73:03 minutes | 728 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Kuss Quartet’s fourth ONYX album is a programme of Brahms and Schoenberg, and they are joined by the German soprano Mojca Erdmann in three Brahms Lieder, and the 2nd of Schoenberg’s four string quartets.

Benjamin Boone & Philip Levine - The Poetry of Jazz (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 18, 2018
Benjamin Boone & Philip Levine - The Poetry of Jazz (2018)

Benjamin Boone & Philip Levine - The Poetry of Jazz (2018)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 417 MB
Label: Origin Records | Tracks: 14 | Time: 68:13 min

Without knowing or planning it, saxophonist/composer Benjamin Boone has spent his life preparing for a collaboration with Philip Levine. Long fascinated by the inherent musicality of the spoken word, Boone crossed paths with the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet as fellow professors at California State University, Fresno, and they ended up working closely together in the three years before Levine's death in 2015. Boone and Levine's "The Poetry of Jazz" captures a genre-expanding partnership unlike anything else in the jazz canon. Produced by piano great Donald Brown, the 14-track project features the compositions of Boone, the poetry of Levine, and a stellar band with special guest appearances by Tom Harrell, Greg Osby, Branford Marsalis and Chris Potter.
James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2005)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 128 min | 7,55 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 1991

It would be hard to imagine a better performance of Donizetti's comic masterpiece. If there was one role that ideally suited Luciano Pavarotti's voice and stage personality, it was Nemorino, the impoverished and not-very-bright peasant who worships the village's prettiest and richest young woman from a distance, is swindled by a traveling vendor of "miracle" medicines, but wins her hand by dumb luck. The story has comedy, pathos, and a put-down of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (or at least the Tristan story) written long before Wagner composed it.
Brahms - Complete Symphonies and Concertos (2010) {Arrau, Szeryng, Starker, RCO, Haitink} (7CD Decca 478 2365 rec 1969-1980)

Brahms - Complete Symphonies and Concertos (2010) {Arrau, Szeryng, Starker, RCO, Haitink} (7CD Decca 478 2365 rec 1969-1980)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.31 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.12 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 135 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969-80, 2010 Decca Music / Universal | 478 2365
Classical / Romantic / Orchestral / Concerto / Symphony

Bernard Haitink conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Brahms’s great orchestral works, including the complete symphonies. The concertos feature three great soloists: pianist Claudio Arrau, violinist Henryk Szeryng, and cellist Janos Starker. "No one, I trust, will deny that Arrau has lived with, wrestled with, and in a truly terribly way ’known’ the D minor Concerto for more years than most of us can consciously recall. Where contemporary pianists have often tended to refine or domesticate the concerto, withdrawing it from the world of heroic endeavour, Arrau has always done the reverse. No pianist, apart possibly from Serkin in his several recordings, has communicated so formidably the work’s scope: its seriousness and its anxious, tragic mood. Often Arrau makes free with the text. But the vision is huge, the technique astonishing. Haitink is a worthy accompanist."
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Dvořák: "New World" Symphony (1982)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Dvořák: "New World" Symphony (1982)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 148.88 Mb | 41:35 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: RCA - RCD 14552

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".

Sam Levine - Sweet Affirmation (1995)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 26, 2018
Sam Levine - Sweet Affirmation (1995)

Sam Levine - Sweet Affirmation (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 345 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 127 Mb | 54:39
Brentwood Music | CD-5511J
Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion

The back sleeve blurb runs, "An eclectic blend of praise tunes and spirituals featuring a smooth, sophisticated combination of saxophone and rhythm", which sums it up pretty well really. From 70's saxmen like Grover Washington to today's Kenny G, there has been a large audience for this style of R&B and pop tinged jazz and the Christianised equivalent is quite acceptable thanks to Sam being a fluid, confident soloist whether soaring on the soprano, (the opener "Holy Ground") or honking new life on tenor into "Awesome God".

Sam Levine - Brentwood Jazz Christmas (1992)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 20, 2018
Sam Levine - Brentwood Jazz Christmas (1992)

Sam Levine - Brentwood Jazz Christmas (1992)
XLD Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 320 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 123 Mb | Scans | 52:35
Brentwood Records | CD-5296J
Smooth Jazz, Christmas, Instrumental

Brentwood Jazz Christmas delivers just what the title promises, collecting jazzy renditions of holiday favorites like "Oh Come All Ye Faithful," "Silent Night," and "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

Anne Sofie von Otter - Brahms: Lieder (1991)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 22, 2017
Anne Sofie von Otter - Brahms: Lieder (1991)

Anne Sofie von Otter - Brahms: Lieder (1991)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:45 | 202 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 429 727-2

Those who are able to follow Anne Sofie von Otter's live recitals and stage performances will have noticed how much more lively movement and physical definition there is now in the voice. This once noble, but still cool Swedish mezzo-soprano has now begun to reach out to her audiences with a more active will, a more imaginative warmth as her artistry continues to mature.