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Beethoven - String Quartets op. 18/3, 18/5 & 135 - Hagen Quartett (2013) {Myrios Classics MYR009}

Beethoven - String Quartets op. 18/3, 18/5 & 135 - Hagen Quartett (2013) {Myrios Classics MYR009}
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Classical / Strings / Chamber Music

Following an extraordinary 30th anniversary season spent touring the complete Beethoven string quartets to musical centers around the world, including Tokyo, Paris, London, Vienna and Salzburg, the Hagen Quartet went directly from stage to studio to record three of their favorite Beethoven quartets. With the selection of op. 18/3, 18/5, and op. 135, the album ranges from the very first to the very last string quartet Beethoven wrote.
George Szell - Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" (1962/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

George Szell - Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" (1962/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:25 minutes | 1.96 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

George Szell brings classical lightness and drive to Beethoven's early symphony, all the while pointing up the composer's daring formal and harmonic inventiveness. In the first-movement introduction Szell achieves authentic-performance-style clarity yet maintains a welcome solidity of orchestral tone (without becoming weighty) before springing zestfully into the allegro proper. Only the finale, although done with much finesse and polish, sounds a bit restrained compared to the quicksilver renditions of Harnoncourt and Gardiner.
Concertgebouw CO, Marco Boni - Schubert & Beethoven: String Quartets arrangements for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler (1998)

Franz Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden"
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" (1998) Reissue 2012
based on the arrangements for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Marco Boni, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Arts Music | # 47514-2 | Time: 01:03:13

Transcriptions of chamber works to orchestral works have been interesting asides for composers for a long time - whether the transcription are alterations of a composer's own songs or chamber works to full orchestral size or those of other composers for which the transcriber had a particular affinity. Stokowski's transcriptions of Bach's works are probably the most familiar to audiences. The two transcriptions on this recording are the creations Gustav Mahler and his election to transcribe the quartets of Beethoven and Schubert is not surprising: Mahler 'transcribed' many of his own songs into movements or portions of movements for his own symphonies. Listening to Mahler's transcriptions of these two well known quartets - Franz Schubert's String Quartet in D Minor 'Death and the Maiden' and Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in F Minor 'Serioso' - provides insight into both the orginal compositions and the orchestration concepts of Gustav Mahler. The themes of these two works would naturally appeal to Mahler's somber nature. Mahler naturally extends the tonal sound of each of these transcriptions by using the full string orchestra and in both works it is readily apparent that his compositional techniques within string sections are ever present.
Wolfgang Mitterer - Beethoven / Mitterer: Nine In One (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Wolfgang Mitterer - Beethoven / Mitterer: Nine In One (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.18 kHz | Time - 55:56 minutes | 529 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

All the themes from all of Beethoven’s symphonies, played live by an orchestra, concentrated into one hour and supplemented with electronics – that’s “Nine in One”. Or: a wild rollercoaster ride through the twists and turns of Ludwig van Beethoven’s brain. In the front carriage: Wolfgang Mitterer. He has a reputation, as a musician many’s the time he’s tormented the big concert organs of the continent, as well as composing for important orchestras, ensembles and opera houses, rocking it in jazz clubs or writing film music in his studio in Vienna. Off we go! Radial acceleration. Centrifugal force. Looping.
Tamar Beraia - Beethoven-Liszt (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tamar Beraia - Beethoven-Liszt (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:30 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Georgian/Swiss pianist Tamar Beraia was born in Tbilisi (Georgia) into a family of musicians. She received most of her training in Georgia: first piano lessons from her mother at the age of five, then continuing with Dodo Tsintsadze at the Z. Paliashvili Central Music School, and with Nana Khubutia at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. She completed her studies with Ivan Klánský in Lucerne. She is a prizewinner of many national and international competitions, including the Third Prize ex-aequo, the Bronze Medal, and the Sony Audience Prize at the Seventeenth Paloma O‘Shea Santander International Piano Competition.
Jos van Immerseel, Octophoros – Mozart, Beethoven: Quintets (1985) (Repost)

Jos van Immerseel, Octophoros – Mozart, Beethoven: Quintets (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 51:28 | 216 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ACCENT | Catalog: ACC 58538 D

Authentic and authoritative, these 1985 recordings of Mozart and Beethoven's quintets for piano and winds have almost everything going for them. Performing on a pianoforte modeled on a 1790 Viennese instrument, Jos van Immerseel is an adroit player, while the quartet drawn from the period instrument wind band Octophoros Paul Dombrecht on oboe, Elmar Schmid on clarinet, Piet Dombrecht on horn, and Danny Bond on bassoon are likewise all skillful instrumentalists.
Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven I - Piano Sonatas Nos. 27, 28, 29 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24-88]

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven I - Piano Sonatas Nos. 27, 28, 29 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Artwork: front, back cover | 1:14:14 | 1.27 Gb
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals / PRD DSD 350 065 / SACD

The fifth release in Praga's Richter Edition, which presents SACD remasters of classic albums by the great Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter, features live recordings of Beethoven sonatas from the 60s and 70s. This disc includes three of the 'late' sonatas, including a particularly memorable Hammerklavier. The program also features the Piano Sonatas Nos.27 and 28 in performances that simultaneously emphasize the legato elements and display Richter's prodigious interpretive talents to the fullest.
Corey Cerovsek, Paavali Jumppanen – Beethoven: The 10 Violin Sonatas (2006)

Corey Cerovsek, Paavali Jumppanen – Beethoven: The 10 Violin Sonatas (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:50:45 | 944 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Claves | Catalog: LC3369

Together, Corey Cerovsek and Paavali Jumppanen have turned in one of the freshest, sweetest, and altogether most charming sets of Beethoven's violin sonatas in years. Though not imbued with the blazing virtuosity that Gidon Kremer and Martha Argerich or the heightened expressivity that Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy brought to the works, Cerovsek and Jumppanen create performances of poise, depth, and refinement.
Elias String Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets, Vol. 5 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets, Vol. 5 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 107:57 minutes | 1.81 GB
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Passion, intensity and meticulous attention to detail are at the heart of the Elias String Quartet's performances of Beethoven's music. This recording offers the chance to hear the ensemble's unique and refreshing approach to these grand works. Capturing Beethoven's boundless range of emotions and melodies, the fourth volume of this journey through his masterworks was recorded live in concert at London's Wigmore Hall. This performance explores Beethoven's high-spirited String Quartet Op.18 No.2, the lyric String Quartet Op.127, and finally the revolutionary ''Razumovsky'' Quartet.
Peter Hofmann, Chicago Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Beethoven: Fidelio (1997)

Peter Hofmann, Chicago Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti – Beethoven: Fidelio (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:59:15 | 526 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca | Catalog: 455 066-2

Solti's interpretations held more than surface excitement. In conducting Beethoven, for example, he long held that the symphonies should be played with all their repeats to maintain their structural integrity, and he carefully rethought his approach to tempo, rhythm, and balance in those works toward the end of his life. Solti began as a pianist, commencing his studies at age six and making his first public appearance at 12. When he was 13 he enrolled at Budapest's Franz Liszt Academy of Music, studying piano mainly with Dohnányi and, for a very short time, Bartók. He also took composition courses with Kodály.