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.
James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Symphonies (K2 24-bit HD Master Import)

James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Symphonies (Rare K2 24-bit HD Remaster)
Classical | 1975, '76/2006 Japanese Audiophile RCA | Ape | EAC Log + Cues | HQ Cover Scans | 766mb

James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Symphonies (K2 24-bit HD Master Import)
Helsingborg SO, Andrew Manze - Johannes Brahms: Symphonies (2012) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Johannes Brahms: Symphonies (2012) 3CD Set
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Manze

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 870 Mb | MP3 (CBR320) ~ 483 Mb | Artwork ~ 22 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # CPO 777720-2 | Time: 03:30:55

One might expect Andrew Manze's interpretations of Johannes Brahms' four symphonies to adhere to ideas of the movement for historically informed performance practice, due to his scholarship and dedication to authenticity in his early music performances. However, and somewhat paradoxically, he and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra have delivered more or less mainstream readings on modern instruments; there are no signs of late 19th century woodwind or brass timbres, and the strings play with standard vibrato. Yet Manze's historical fact finding has gone to a deeper level than just replicating instrumentation or orchestral scale, and he has found numerous clues to Brahms' intentions in the composer's transcriptions of the symphonies for two pianos, which often vary with the published orchestral scores in accentuation, tempo indications, and phrasing. These are fine points that can be discerned with careful listening and great familiarity with many other recordings of the symphonies, both conventional and historic, but they may not be the main thing listeners will consider in appreciating this set. The playing and the recording quality are up to the extraordinarily high levels set by CPO in all its releases, and these resilient works sound as good as they ever did under any other conductor.
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine - Wagner: Lohengrin (2010)

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine - Wagner: Lohengrin (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:33:20 | 1,34 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Met Opera | Catalog: 811357013403

Conductor and pianist James Levine is one of the powerhouse figures of the classical music scene today. As a child he undertook both piano and violin; he was so accomplished on the violin that at the age of ten he played Mendelssohn's second violin concerto at a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra youth concert. He studied piano at various summer music festivals before enrolling at New York's Juilliard School, where he took conducting courses with Jean Morel and continued piano studies with Rosina Lhevinne.

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.
Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Canino - Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonatas (2001) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Canino - Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonatas (2001)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:29 minutes | 1.56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Brahms was a severe critic of his own work, often assailed with uncertainty and reluctant to publish works he considered immature or incomplete. With the exception of the Scherzo in C flat for the Sonata F.A.E. he made his first violin solo work known to the public at only the age of 45 with the publication of the Concerto in D major, op. 77.

Trio Fontenay - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2009) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 25, 2018
Trio Fontenay - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2009) 2CDs

Trio Fontenay - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 504 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Apex | # 2564 69209-3 | Time: 02:03:19

This duo set unites all of Brahms’ Piano Trios, masterpieces of the genre, in performances of integrity and beauty from the Trio Fontenay.

Lewis Furey - Haunted by Brahms (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 21, 2018
Lewis Furey - Haunted by Brahms (2017)

Lewis Furey - Haunted by Brahms (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 137 MB
Label: ATMA Classique – ACD2 2765 | Tracks: 17 | Time: 42:46 min
Classical, Vocal

"Originally these lieder were not intended to be sung in concert halls, but in private salons. People bought the sheet music and sang it at home. The songs were therefore interpreted by ordinary singers. When I understood this, I really began to love them." Lewis Furey