Dvorak 10 Symphony

Concertegbouw Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli - Barbirolli conducts Erik Satie, Benjamin Britten, Antonin Dvorak (2003)

Erik Satie: Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3; Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony #7 in D minor, Op. 70 (2003)
Concertegbouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; conducted by Sir John Barbirolli

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | # SBT1252 | Time: 01:07:28

This is a fine Testament release taken from the archives of Netherlands Radio and enshrines some magnificent Barbirolli performances in somewhat opaque sound. The Satie Gymnopedie's have a delicate and loving sound that reveal Sir John's deep and intrinsic love for the miniaturistic charm of these enchanting pieces. Britten's 'Sinfonia da Requiem' was another Barbirolli speciality and this is one of many recordings available. However it is intriguing to observe the special attention and alertness that the Concertgebouw players impart to the music that takes on an added grandeur. However it is the Dvořák Seventh that is the real highlight of the disc as it is a version to die for! Sir John handles the music with real imagery and heart-on-sleeve emotion that almost rivals Kertész and Sejna, my other preferred versions in this landmark work.
LSO, Gardiner - Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 83 Digital Download 16-44.1}

LSO, Gardiner - Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 83 Digital Download 16-44.1}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (bowers-wilkins.com) -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 LSO / B&W Society of Sound | LSO88 / SoS no. 83
Classical / Romantic / Symphony

In October 2016, to bring his acclaimed Mendelssohn symphonies cycle to a rousing conclusion, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra – accompanied by Lucy Crowe, Jurgita Adamonytė, Michael Spyres and the Monteverdi Choir – gave two performances of the composer’s symphony-cantata, ‘Lobgesang’. Also known as ‘Hymn of Praise’, it sits slightly uneasily with Mendelssohn’s four other symphonies, with its extended last movement involving soloists and chorus. However, the idea was not without precedent – the work has its roots in both Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (‘Choral’), and Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette.
London Symphony Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 - Symphonic Dances (2018) [24-96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 - Symphonic Dances (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 214:51 minutes | 4.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This highly anticipated album-set brings together Valery Gergiev's acclaimed cycle of the complete Rachmaninov symphonies. He leads the London Symphony Orchestra in performances recorded between 2008 and 2015. These masterful accounts are accompanied by his Symphonic Dances and and two symphonic poems by Mily Balakirev that echo the luxurious textures present throughout Rachmaninov's music.
North Texas Wind Symphony & Eugene Migliaro Corporon - Taylor Made (2018)

North Texas Wind Symphony & Eugene Migliaro Corporon - Taylor Made (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 346 MB
Label: GIA WindWorks | Tracks: 13 | Time: 74:17 min

The creation of the WindWorks label represents an expanded relationship between the North Texas Wind Symphony and GIA Publications. GIA s generous support and ongoing dedication to wind music has made it possible for the ensemble to continue producing recordings of the highest quality that are a testament to the perseverance and work ethic of everyone involved. These exceptional albums identify and preserve the standard repertoire and globally encourage composers to contribute to the ever-growing legacy of great music that has the power of universality.
Kammerakademie Potsdam - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2, "Lobgesang" (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Kammerakademie Potsdam - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2, "Lobgesang" (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 65:18 minutes | 633 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Die Kammerakademie Potsdam unter der Leitung von Antonello Manacorda wurde für ihre herausragende Einspielung der Schubertsinfonien Nr. 2 und 4 mit einem ECHO Klassik als Ensemble des Jahres ausgezeichnet.
Kammerakademie Potsdam - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2, "Lobgesang" (2018)

Kammerakademie Potsdam - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2, "Lobgesang" (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 275 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 Mb | 01:05:25
Classical, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical

The Kammerakademie Potsdam and the conductor Antonello Manacorda have already been honoured with an ECHO Klassik as Ensemble of the Year for the recording of all Schubert symphonies.
Gertruda Jerjomenko, Māris Kupčs & Liepaja Symphony Orchestra - Bruk: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)

Gertruda Jerjomenko, Māris Kupčs & Liepaja Symphony Orchestra - Bruk: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 195 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks:11 | Time: 57:52 min

Fridrich Bruk born in Kharkov in 1937 and a Finnish resident since 1974 made his name as a composer of tangos. But the heart of his music lies in a series of eighteen symphonies, which have a strong narrative element, some reflecting Jewish themes, others inspired by Karelia and Finland. Symphony No. 17, Joy of Life (which Bruk also calls a Concerto-Symphony for Orchestra and Piano),has an autobiographical programme charting, in abstract terms, Bruks surmounting of the obstacles fate put in his path.
Edward Gardner & BBC Symphony Orchestra - Lutosławski: Vocal & Orchestral Works (2018)

Edward Gardner & BBC Symphony Orchestra - Lutosławski: Vocal & Orchestral Works (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 1.25 GB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 76 | Time: 345:29 min

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner, music director of English National Opera and an exclusive Chandos artist, presents Volume 2 of their Polish Music series; a disc dedicated to vocal works by Witold Lutosawski. They are joined by the soloists Lucy Crowe, Toby Spence, and Christopher Purves in looking at some of the composers earlier works for voice and orchestra as well as three major works written after 1960: Paroles tissées, Les Espaces du sommeil and Chantefleurs et Chantefables.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop - Bernstein: Symphonies Nos.1 & 2 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop - Bernstein: Symphonies Nos.1 & 2 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:15 minutes | 983 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Leonard Bernstein’s legendary 1943 Carnegie Hall conducting début brought his name to national attention, and the event was followed a few months later by the triumphant reception of his Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah.’ This major symphonic statement explores a crisis in faith and employs Jewish liturgical sources, its final movement, Lamentation, being an anguished cry at the destruction of Jerusalem. Sharing the theme of loss of faith, Symphony No. 2 ‘The Age of Anxiety’ takes W.H. Auden’s poem of the same name and follows its four characters in their spiritual journey to hard-won triumph. Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ can be heard on Naxos 8559742.
Leopold Stokowski, New York Philharmonic Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2017) (Recorded 1950)

Leopold Stokowski, New York Philharmonic Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2017) (Recorded 1950)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:17:59 | 179 Mb
Classical | Label: New York Philharmonic

This recording comes from one of the earliest 'bootleg' classical recordings ever distributed to the public, and its entrance into the market was nearly instantaneous. Taped illegally at concert with conductor Leopold Stokowski and the New York Philharmonic, it remains the earliest surviving complete recorded performance of the Mahler Eighth.