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Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Booklet | 328 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 188 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 474 169 - 2

Claudio Abbado was an Italian conductor. One of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, particularly in the music of Gustav Mahler, he served as music director of the La Scala opera house in Milan, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Vienna State Opera, founder and director of Lucerne Festival Orchestra, music director of European Union Youth Orchestra and principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra.
Depardieu, Muti, Chicago Symphony - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Lelio (2015)

Depardieu, Muti, Chicago Symphony - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Lelio (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 2 CDs | 268 MB
Label: Cso Resound | Catalog Number: 9011501 | Rls.date: 11th Sept 2015

This recording features Berlioz's 'Symphonie fantastique' with its sequel 'Lelio' presented as Berlioz intended. Actor Gerard Depardieu is the narrator in 'Lelio', and Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as part of their 120th season, give vibrant and dynamic performances of both works.
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti (repost)

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7 – Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 370 MB (3% recovery) | | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | FS & RS links
Publisher: Decca | Recorded: 1971 | Published: 1992

GRAMMY WINNER - Best Classical Performance – Orchestra; 1972 - 15th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 258 MB | 00:56:41
Classical, Opera | Label: CSO Resound | Release Year: 2016

This new live recording pairs profound works by two of the twentieth century's greatest composers: Arnold Schoenberg and Dmitri Shostakovich. Writer Phillip Huscher describes Schoenberg's Kol Nidre a "stark, strong modernist statement," set to the prayer said on the eve of Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement. Schoenberg, who had fled Europe in 1934, premiered the work in Los Angeles in 1938, one month before the devastating the anti Jewish pogroms of Kristallnacht took place throughout Nazi-Germany. Shostakovich's suite explores similarly weighty concerns, including themes of love, morality, death, and the human spirit through the poetry of the Renaissance master Michelangelo. Although originally conceived to honor the fifth centenary of the artist's birth, Shostakovich's settings became a highly personal testament to concerns the two men shared across the centuries.
Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (

Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:56:41 | 131 MB
Label: CSO Resound

This new live recording pairs profound works by two of the 20th century s greatest composers: Arnold Schoenberg and Dmitri Shostakovich. Writer Phillip Huscher describes Schoenberg s 'Kol Nidre' as a 'stark, strong modernist statement,' set to the prayer said on the eve of Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement. Schoenberg, who had fled Europe in 1934, premiered the work in Los Angeles in 1938, one month before the devastating anti-Jewish pogroms of Kristallnacht took place throughout Nazi-Germany.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner - Vienna (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner - Vienna
Works by Carl Maria von Weber; Johann Jr., Josef & Richard Strauss
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,20 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,40 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-71615-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, 1957/1960
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Various, Orchestral, Waltz

…On this release Reiner and his orchestra are in glorious form. The quality of these Strauss family waltzes can survive even the most inept amateur and hand-organ grinder. In the hands of Reiner, however, the waltzes sound marvellous and are a real joy. Reiner was conducting in Vienna as early as 1915 and one can clearly hear that the Viennese stamp of authenticity is attached to these performances. The spirit of Vienna is also perpetuated with the Chicago Symphony having several Vienna-trained members at the time of these recordings. Reiner is able effortlessly to adapt to the contrasting moods and fast-changing tempos. He manages to deliver real excitement and an anticipation of what is to come next. He knows how to obtain the slight buoyancy on the second beat, an almost inaudible accent after an almost inaudible pause…

Giulini In America - Chicago Symphony Recordings: Box Set 5 CDs (2011)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 6, 2016
Giulini In America - Chicago Symphony Recordings: Box Set 5 CDs (2011)

Giulini In America - Chicago Symphony Recordings: Box Set 5 CDs (2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 883 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2011

This is the second in a two-box series of Giulini in America releases, reissuing recordings from the Italian conductor that have long been out of print. The first box covered Carlo Maria Giulini's recordings from the late 1970s and early 1980s with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and focused on Beethoven and Brahms; these, from the mid-'70s, feature the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and are partly devoted to late Romantic pieces that put the famed Chicago brasses to work.
Muti, Chicago Symphony - Prokofiev: Suite From Romeo And Juliet (2014)

Muti, Chicago Symphony - Prokofiev: Suite From Romeo And Juliet (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cso Resound | Catalog Number: 1402

In the summer of 1917, Chicago businessman Cyrus McCormick, Jr., the farm machine magnate, met ̀the 26-year-old composer Sergei Prokofiev while on a business trip to Russia. Prokofiev was unknown to McCormick, but the composer recognised the distinguished American’s name at once, because the estate his father had managed owned several impressive International Harvester machines. McCormick expressed an interest in the composer’s new music, and he eventually agreed to pay for the printing of his unpublished 'Scythian Suite'. He also encouraged Prokofiev to come to the United States, and asked him to send some of his scores to Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Frederick Stock. Prokofiev made his debut with the Chicago Symphony the following season, playing his First Piano Concerto and conducting the orchestra in his Scythian Suite in December 1918, both U.S. premieres and returned to Chicago four more times.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner - Vienna (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner - Vienna
Works by Carl Maria von Weber; Johann Jr., Josef & Richard Strauss
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,20 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,40 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-71615-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, 1957/1960
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Various, Orchestral, Waltz

…On this release Reiner and his orchestra are in glorious form. The quality of these Strauss family waltzes can survive even the most inept amateur and hand-organ grinder. In the hands of Reiner, however, the waltzes sound marvellous and are a real joy. Reiner was conducting in Vienna as early as 1915 and one can clearly hear that the Viennese stamp of authenticity is attached to these performances. The spirit of Vienna is also perpetuated with the Chicago Symphony having several Vienna-trained members at the time of these recordings. Reiner is able effortlessly to adapt to the contrasting moods and fast-changing tempos. He manages to deliver real excitement and an anticipation of what is to come next. He knows how to obtain the slight buoyancy on the second beat, an almost inaudible accent after an almost inaudible pause…
Verdi, Giuseppe: Messa da Requiem - Price, Baker, Luchetti, Van Dam, Chicago Symphony, Solti

Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem – Leontyne Price, soprano; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Veriano Luchetti, tenor; Jose van Dam, bass;
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Sir George Solti, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 387 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: RCA Red Seal/Sony Classical | Recorded: 1977 | Published: 2010

Verdi, Giuseppe: Messa da Requiem - Price, Baker, Luchetti, Van Dam, Chicago Symphony, Solti

Compared to the Decca recording, Solti here has the finer chorus, a better orchestra (for this work at least), and strangely enough, better sound, particularly in this admirable new remastering that minimizes the claustrophobic closeness of the original and allows some air to circulate around the performers. Solti’s interpretation remains consistent, exciting, and direct, with a particularly thrilling account of the brief Sanctus and a Dies Irae chorus that is as violent as anyone could want without ever turning merely brutal or hysterical. - David Hurwitz, Classicstoday.com