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Jascha Heifetz, Charles Munch -  Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2004)

Jascha Heifetz, Charles Munch - Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2004)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:54 | 328 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 82876 61391-2

These classic recordings need little comment from me on artistic grounds. Heifetz's account of the Mendelssohn never has been bettered for sheer dazzling virtuosity, and although the Beethoven is more controversial (some find it "cold"), I love its unaffected, truly classical purity. Besides, you also get Munch and the Boston Symphony, no mean bonus. It's interesting to compare the two performances in multichannel sound, since the Beethoven is two-track, while the Mendelssohn offers three.
Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 100:51 minutes | 877 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"He who has heard my music, must free himself of all human miseries." said Beethoven. When Trio Leos recorded Beethoven's Trio Opus 1 more than two hundred years after their creation, they wished, of course, to join that long tradition of conservation and questioning of the great works of the history of music. Beethoven wanted to abolish the bounds of time.
Audrey Vigoureux - Bach & Beethoven: Quasi una fantasia (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Audrey Vigoureux - Bach & Beethoven: Quasi una fantasia (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 47:24 minutes | 362 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The artistry of Audrey Vigoureux joins two facets of pianistic playing in a unique synthesis: the fire of a passionate commitment and the crystalline clarity of a strong thought. By means of a very deep textual reading, full of intelligence and humility, she finds the foundations of a prodigiously lively spontaneity. Where others oscillate between their consciousness and their madness, the one making concessions to the other, Audrey Vigoureux achieves a continuous balance between the two.
Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mozart: Concert Arias, Symphony No.35, Beethoven: Egmont (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mozart: Concert Arias, Symphony No.35, Beethoven: Egmont (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21951 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 21,4 Gb
Audio1: German, Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4017 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 4,81 Gb
Audio: German, Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus | Sub: German, English, Korean, Japanese

All are equal before the work, before the mysteries of a score; this was Claudio Abbados heart-felt conviction. For him, the willingness to be open to one another and to the independent life of musical processes was the only prerequisite for making music. In the live performances documented here for the first time, Abbado could be sure of the devotion of these world-class artists: the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, the sopranos Christine Schäfer and Juliane Banse, as well as the actor Bruno Ganz. They shared his credo of listening togetherness (Die ZEIT) that made possible those precious moments of musical truth toward which this great conductor strove throughout his life.
Otto Klemperer - Concertos: Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms (6CDs, 2013)

Otto Klemperer - Concertos: Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms (6CDs, 2013)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,03 Gb
Label: Warner Classics

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Otto Klemperer s death, EMI Classics pays tribute to the incomparable conductor with the release of an extensive edition of 11 luxurious yet affordably-priced boxsets. The second edition of three is available this January. Klemperer Edition: Concertos is a 6-CD set presents a comprehensive survey of Klemperer s renowned conducting of concertos. Although Klemperer had primarily been contracted to provide orchestral music for the EMI Classics catalog there were soloists who benefitted from his presence in recording concertos.
Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Brahms, Schoenberg, Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Brahms: Tragic Overture, Schoenberg: Lied der Waldtaube, Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18984 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 101 min | 21,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4002 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 101 min | 5,50 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus | Sub: German, English, Korean, Japanese

With his very own “mysterious seductive power and legendary elegance” (Le Monde), Claudio Abbado opened for the last time the LUCERNE FESTIVAL in the summer of 2013. Only a few months later, the world had to bid farewell to a monumental artist, humanist, great conductor and orchestra founder. Even in the concert itself, documented here, lived a moment of farewell, as the three great works performed tell of the transience of life. The centerpiece of the Eroica is the funeral march revealing “abysses of shattering dimension” - an “intense experience” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). This record, the last audio-visual documentation of his work, captures once again the extraordinary atmosphere of “vibrant emotionality” that always emerged when Abbado created music with his “orchestra of friends”.
Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Askenazy - Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas (2002)

Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Askenazy - Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas (2002)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:58:50 | 1,02 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: London | Catalog: 421453

There are two really famous Beethoven violin sonatas, the Kreutzer and the Spring. The Kreutzer Sonata inspired the story by Leo Tolstoy, which in turn became the subject of Janácek's First String Quartet, so if you're into comparative studies in the arts, there's a thesis topic for you! The Spring Sonata was featured in Woody Allen's Love and Death, among other places. And perhaps most intriguingly of all, the scherzo of the late sonata, Op. 96, turns up quite clearly in the third movement of Mahler's Second Symphony.
Marc Coppey & Peter Laul - Beethoven: Intégrale de l’œuvre pour violoncelle et piano (Live) (2018)

Marc Coppey & Peter Laul - Beethoven: Intégrale de l’œuvre pour violoncelle et piano (Live) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 578 MB
Label: audite Musikproduktion | Tracks: 15 | Time: 144:54 min

This release features a live concert recording from St Petersburg. Beethoven composed a total of eight works for cello and piano, whose sheer joy and ingenuity are hard to beat and are wonderfully captured in this live recording. The French cellist Marc Coppey and Peter Laul, his St Petersburg partner at the piano, perform these works with great character and energy, creating an impeccable, sparkling sound in the popular variations and substantial sonatas.
David Breitman & Jaap Ter Linden - Beethoven: The Music for Piano and Cello (2018)

David Breitman & Jaap Ter Linden - Beethoven: The Music for Piano and Cello (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:26:46 | 336 Mb
Classical | Label: Wyastone Estate Limited

Pianist David Breitman writes of his new release of Beethoven music for piano and cello: “I first became interested in historical keyboards as a piano student in Boston in the 1970s. Boston was then, and is still, an early music centre, and I had frequent opportunities to hear renaissance and baroque ensembles in concert. I eventually decided to take some harpsichord lessons with Robert Hill, freshly returned from Amsterdam where he had been studying with Gustav Leonhardt."
Michael Brown - Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Beethoven: Works for Piano (2018)

Michael Brown - Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Beethoven: Works for Piano (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:08:42 | 207 Mb
Classical | Label: First Hand Records

Equally acclaimed as a pianist and composer, Michael Brown has been described as ‘one of the most refined of all pianist-composers’ (International Piano) and ‘one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers’ (The New York Times). His unique artistry is reflected in his creative approach to programming that often interweaves the classics with contemporary works and his own compositions.