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Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1981/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1981/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 2,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

As with just about all the Mahler symphonies, Abbado has made multiple recordings of the Fifth, but this, his first, remains his finest, and an exceptional performance by any standard. It has all of the famed Chicago virtuosity but also a welcome attention to detail and willingness to savor a phrase that you almost never find with Solti’s Chicago Mahler. It’s great to hear a coda to the second movement that for once does not sound anti-climactic. We expect the horn playing in the scherzo to be stunning, and so it is, but the music also has grace, charm, and plenty of atmosphere at an appropriately relaxed basic tempo that, as you can hear, leaves plenty of space for the big moments to expand.
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".
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Solti: The Complete Chicago Recordings (2017) [108CD Box Set]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Solti: The Complete Chicago Recordings (2017) [108CD Box Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 27.2 GB
Label: Decca – 0289 483 1375 4 | Tracks: 1053 | Time: 109:25:03
Classical, Opera, Baroque, Romantic, Moder

Decca celebrates one of the world’s most prolific conductor-orchestra partnerships with a deluxe 108-CD box set marking both the 20th Anniversary of the passing of Sir Georg Solti and the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 108 CDs presenting Solti’s and the CSO’s complete recorded legacy together: from their very first recording at Medinah Temple in March 1970 of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony to their last at Orchestra Hall, Chicago in March 1997 of Shostakovich’ Symphony No.15.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Overture Les francs-juges (2017)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Overture Les francs-juges (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:23:40 | 193 MB
Label: Decca

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of the three most acclaimed orchestras in America at the end of the century (the others being the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra), and one of the few serious rivals that the New York Philharmonic has had in its long history. Curiously, the histories of the two orchestras are somewhat intermingled.
Beethoven - Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti ‎– The Nine Symphonies (1975) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Beethoven - Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti ‎– The Nine Symphonies (1975)
9 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1808 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 893 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 2.29 Mb
London Records, CSP-9 | 9LP Box Set
Classical / Romantic

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio…
Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6, Orchestral Works (2002)

Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1-6, Orchestral Works (2002)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.37 Gb | Total time: 65:59+55:39+59:10+65:09+57:15+54:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 87883 | Recorded: 1991

Let's say your tastes usually run to the Austro-Germanic, but you already have all of Beethoven's and Brahms' symphonies, most of Bruckner's and Mahler's symphonies, and many of Mozart's and Haydn's symphonies, so now you're thinking about trying out Tchaikovsky's symphonies. The question is: how many should you get? Should you get just the famous last three symphonies? Should you get all six numbered symphonies? Should you get all six symphonies plus the Manfred Symphony. Or should you get all symphonies six plus Manfred plus the orchestral suites? The answer, of course, depends on how much of Tchaikovsky's richly melodic, fabulously colorful, and extravagantly emotional orchestral music you're up for.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner - Respighi: Les pins de Rome & Fêtes romaines (2018)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Antonio Pedrotti - Respighi: Les pins de Rome & Fêtes romaines (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 245 MB
Label: Les Indispensables de Diapason | Tracks: 09 | Time: 48:24 min

Difficile d’imaginer entrée en matière plus éblouissante que celle des Pins de Rome, poème symphonique composé par Respighi en 1924, deuxième volet d’une trilogie célébrant la capitale italienne, entamée huit ans plus tôt par un hommage à quatre de ses fontaines. Un pied de nez de la trompette (un si bémol aussi sonore que dissonant) clôt la lumineuse évocation des jeux d’enfants sous les résineux de la Villa Borghese. Le Lento qui s’enchaîne nous emmène à l’entrée d’une catacombe.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Beethoven: Piano Concertos (1973/2016) [24/96]

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Beethoven: Piano Concertos (1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 176:53 minutes | 2.97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This Grammy-winning release marks Vladimir Ashkenazy's first of three cycles of the complete Beethoven piano concertos and captures the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sir Georg Solti at the peak of their careers. Ashkenazy recorded these concertos in May 1971 and May 1972: in 1971 the third and fifth concertos were recorded; a year later the cycle was completed with the first, second and fourth concertos.
Seiji Ozawa & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Orchestre de Paris - Stravinsky / Janacek / Bartok / Lutoslawski (1998)

Seiji Ozawa & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Orchestre de Paris - Stravinsky: The Firebird / Janacek: Sinfonietta / Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra / Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra (1998)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:12:54 | 650 Mb
Contemporary Classical | Label: EMI Classics (Double Forte Series)

2CD anthology of two albums previously released by EMI, with Seiji Ozawa conducting the Orchestre de Paris and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A rare, hard to find recording of historical value.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: CSO-Resound | # CSOR901 1701 | 01:02:20

For this 2017 CSO-Resound release, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra present Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor in a monumental performance that impresses with its marmoreal weight, poignant lyricism, and brutal volatility. Not widely known for his few Bruckner recordings, Muti nonetheless delivers this symphony with the passion and sensitivity of an experienced Brucknerian, and possibly because he hasn't recorded it before, this live rendition of the Ninth seems like an attempt to make up for lost time. Muti's intensity and the orchestra's ferocious power combine to make a memorable reading that may remind listeners of performances by such greats as Günter Wand, Eugen Jochum, and particularly Carlo Maria Giulini, whose recordings of the Ninth are recognized benchmarks. While Muti only performs the three completed movements, and eschews any attempted reconstructions of the surviving Finale sketches, the performance has a genuine feeling of wholeness, and the Adagio particularly has the grandeur and pathos that make it feel like a convincing ending, albeit one that the composer did not intend.