Friedrich Akademie

Friedrich der Grosse - Graun, Nichelmann, C.P.E Bach, Friedrich II: Music for the Berlin court (2012)

Friedrich der Grosse - Graun, Nichelmann, C.P.E Bach, Friedrich II: Music for the Berlin court (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.32 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

The year 2012 marks the tercentenary of the birth of Frederick the Great, whose political and military glory has often relegated his musical talent to the status of a mere hobby. But Frederick II was not only the key personality of Berlin musical life for the whole of the 18th century – as is shown by the works of the composers presented on this CD, all of whom worked at his court at some point in their careers – but also an excellent flautist who left posterity a number of fine flute sonatas from his own pen.
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2011) [TR24][OF]

Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 77:30 min | 774 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2011

Since Bach was more than cryptic in indicating the instrumentation of what is often regarded as his musical testament, The Art of Fugue has been subjected to an infinite variety of arrangements for all sorts of instruments. This recording follows a series of performances in which the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin tested a highly unusual concept: rather than play uniformly one after the other the contrapuncti and canons that Bach left us, they have made great efforts to diversify both the instrumentarium and the macrostructure – to the point where we end up, to our delight, experiencing their interpretation as an exciting musical game for several players!
RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann - Mendelssohn: Elias (2016)

RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann - Mendelssohn: Elias (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks, digital booklet - 554 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 294 MB | 02:06:02
Classical, Opera | Label: Accentus (Harmonia Mundi) | Release Year: 2016

Never was there a more complete triumph – never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great work of art.” This was the response of the critic in the London Times to the wildly successful premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s Elias in 1846. Hans-Christoph Rademann began his tenure as Principal Conductor of the RIAS Chamber Choir with this groundbreaking oratorio. After eight productive and successful years, his final concert in July 2015 also featured the work. It was a “Farewell Performance with Furor” (Der Tagesspiegel), not least because of the impressive performers involved: the RIAS Chamber Choir, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and the soloists Marlis Petersen, Lioba Braun, Maximilian Schmitt, and Thomas Oliemans.
Johann Friedrich Struensee: Arzt, Aufklarer und Staatsmann : Beitrag zur Kultur-, Medizin- und Seuchengeschichte der Aufklarung

Stefan Winkle, "Johann Friedrich Struensee: Arzt, Aufklarer und Staatsmann : Beitrag zur Kultur-, Medizin- und Seuchengeschichte der Aufklarungszeit"
German | 1983 | ISBN: 343710845X | PDF | pages: 662 | 25,6 mb
Albert Einstein: Akademie-Vorträge: Sitzungsberichte der Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1914 - 1932 [Repost]

Dieter Simon - Albert Einstein: Akademie-Vorträge: Sitzungsberichte der Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1914 - 1932
Published: 2006-02-20 | ISBN: 3527406093 | PDF | 448 pages | 20.2 MB
Mozart - Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda - Compositions (1995)

Mozart - Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda - Compositions (1995)
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 2292-42988-2 | Time: 00:47:09

Believed to have been composed between August 1775 and January 1777, the Concerto In E Flat Major for two pianos technically counts as being the tenth of Mozart's twenty-seven concertos, that huge and prodigious body that would set the standards for all piano concertos from Mozart's time forward. Although it is not performed with the same frequency as his later works (especially the final eight concertos, 20-27), this "Double" piano concerto, believed to have been composed by Mozart for performance by him and his sister Maria Anna ("Nannerl"), is nevertheless a fascinating experiment of Mozart's, one that requires a pair of solid keyboard virtuosos to do (and for the composer's Seventh piano concerto, you needed three soloists). Fortunately on this 1984 Teldec recording, we have the required two keyboard virtuosos, both of whom come from very divergent musical backgrounds. Austrian-born pianist Friedrich Gulda came from a classical music background and began exploring jazz later on in his life; while Chick Corea is one of the best-known pianists in American jazz music, and, like fellow jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock, developed a great feel for classical music.
Ronald Brautigam, Die Kolner Akademie - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 22 (2014)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 18 in B flat major & 22 in E flat major (2014)
Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2044 | Time: 01:00:03

The sixth disc in this highly acclaimed series combine two works in which Mozart's powers as an orchestrator come to the fore. Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K 456, is sometimes referred to as one of the composers military concertos on the basis of the march-like main theme of the first movement. But more striking is the variety of ways that Mozart employs the various groups of instruments: strings, wind instruments and, of course, the piano. This aspect certainly didn't pass unnoticed by a listener as initiated as Mozart's father Leopold: in a letter to his daughter Nannerl he described how his enjoyment of the orchestral interplay had brought tears to his eyes.
Bach - Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2011, Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902064)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 394 MB | Full Artwork; 125 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902064 | Country/Year: France 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"Bach's unfinished Art of Fugue, published for still-debated reasons in open score, has been performed and recorded in dozens of different instrumental versions. But this one, by the veteran Akademie für alte Musik, founded in the former East Berlin, is unique; few others have differentiated the fugues by instrumental forces deployed, and perhaps in none has the overall effect been quite so kaleidoscopic as this one. (…) The sound engineering, a product of Berlin's Teldex Studio, is a major strong point." ~allmusic
Flugzeug Classic Extra - Messerschmitt Bf109 Teil 1: Vom Prototyp bis zur Friedrich

Flugzeug Classic Extra - Messerschmitt Bf109 Teil 1: Vom Prototyp bis zur Friedrich
German | 100 pages | True PDF | 30,1 MB
Albert Einstein: Akademie-Vorträge: Sitzungsberichte der Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1914 - 1932

Dieter Simon, "Albert Einstein: Akademie-Vorträge: Sitzungsberichte der Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1914 - 1932"
2006 | ISBN-10: 3527406093 | 448 pages | PDF | 22 MB