Harnoncourt Schumann

Christophe Sturzenegger - Clara & Robert Schumann: Sublime Idylle (2018)

Christophe Sturzenegger - Clara & Robert Schumann: Sublime Idylle (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 236 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 28 | Time: 56:20 min

Robert and Clara, two names in the history of music. A recording dedicated to them under the name "Sublime Idylle". Robert’s Intermezzi op. 4 and Posthumous Variations op.13, Clara’s Romances op.21, some Lieder op.39 adapted to the piano by the latter. A record that tells one of the most exciting periods of piano history, concluded by some melodies for soprano and piano, composed by the pianist himself.

VA - Schumann: The Essentials (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 19, 2018
VA - Schumann: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Schumann: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 390 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 106:02 min

German composer who was leading light in the development of Romanticism
Maurizio Baglini - Schumann: Kreisleriana, Davidsbündlertänze, Kinderszenen (2018)

Maurizio Baglini - Schumann: Kreisleriana, Davidsbündlertänze, Kinderszenen (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 285 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 39 | Time: 79:09 min

A village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, with a population of not much more than 400. An eleventhcentury church. A princely piano. And Robert Schumann, who on this CD, the third in a series that will eventually run to 14 covering the composer’s complete works for piano, is depicted between the ages of 27 and 28, at the peak of his visionary creative powers, under the infl uence of literature and an idea of music-making as a mission, a valiant struggle against conformity.
Maurizio Baglini - Schumann: Kreisleriana, Davidsbündlertänze, Kinderszenen (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maurizio Baglini - Schumann: Kreisleriana, Davidsbündlertänze, Kinderszenen (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:09 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, with a population of not much more than 400. An eleventhcentury church. A princely piano. And Robert Schumann, who on this CD, the third in a series that will eventually run to 14 covering the composer’s complete works for piano, is depicted between the ages of 27 and 28, at the peak of his visionary creative powers, under the infl uence of literature and an idea of music-making as a mission, a valiant struggle against conformity.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Fidelio (1995)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Fidelio (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:24 | 522 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Teldec Classics | Catalog: 4509-94560-2

Despite what the Gramophone says, I think this is the best digital Fidelio available. If you bought Harnoncourt's superb Beethoven cycle with the same orchestra, you will know what to expect: sharp tempos in early XIX Century fashion, and sensational orchestral playing. But there is also warmth and humanity in Harnoncourt's vision. This set reminds me of my favourite Fidelio: the Ferenc Fricsay recording in DG with Rysanek, Haefliger and DFD. Charlotte Margiono has the right voice for Leonore and gives an outstanding performance. The rest of the cast is also excellent.
Concentus musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Telemann: Darmstadt Overtures (2009)

Concentus musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Telemann: Darmstadt Overtures (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:28:39 | 757 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics & Jazz | Catalog: 2564 69052-3

Telemann's connection with Darmstadt is typical of a composer who cast his net widely on the path to becoming Germany's most acclaimed composer. Appointed to his Frankfurt post in 1712 Telemann was shrewd enough to realize that to 'get on' he needed to write music for the best. In instrumental terms, he was lucky enough to be based less than 20 miles from the Darmstadt court of Ernst Ludwig VII, a music-loving nobleman who had at his disposal a fine orchestra of musicians, many recruited from Paris, trained by the court Kapellmeister, Johann Christoph Graupner (known largely through his turning down the cantorate at St Thomas's Leipzig before Bach was reluctantly found to be an acceptable choice).
Christiane Karg - Clara & Robert Schumann, Brahms: Recital (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christiane Karg - Clara & Robert Schumann, Brahms: Recital (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:34 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2012 with a beautiful song recital which also became her first release on Wigmore Hall Live [WHLIVE0062]; four years on we are excited to present her second release. A regular guest at the world’s leading opera houses, singing roles from Musetta (La bohème) to Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice), she is also revered for her enchanting performances on the concert platform alongside conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Christiane is joined by Malcolm Martineau celebrated as one of his generations greatest accompanists.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Dvorak: Piano Concerto, The Golden Spinning Wheel (2006) (Repost)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Dvorak: Piano Concerto, The Golden Spinning Wheel (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:51 | 263 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec Classics | Catalog: 8573 87630-2

Pierre-Laurent Aimard continues to present a repertoire for the piano that is never less than imaginative and is always compelling. The Dvorák Piano Concerto is rarely heard, not because it lacks beauty or inventive scoring for both piano and orchestra, but because the piece has gained the reputation of the 'Tristan' of concertos. Enter Pierre-Laurent Aimard and all of that changes.
Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0190295937898
Classical / Piano / Violin

The performances heard on this recording by the superstar duo of violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Martha Argerich do not exactly form a discrete group: the first work, Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105, was recorded live in 1998, while the rest consists of 2016 studio recordings. The 1998 performance, however, was part of a concert in Saratoga Springs, New York, that provided the stimulus for the joint recording. The Schumann sonata performance was not released at that time, and the rest of the program expands on the music it presents. It's nice to have the Schumann, which has a good deal of tension and energy. As for the rest, it's hard to point to a clear decline in the skills of either of the septuagenarian performers.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies No. 4 & No. 5 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2016) {Sony Classical 88875136452}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies No. 4 & No. 5 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2016) {Sony Classical 88875136452}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 324 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 165 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 109 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Sony Classical | 88875136452
Classical / Symphony

Nikolaus Harnoncourt and his period orchestra, Concentus Musicus Wien, never recorded a complete cycle of the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven, and this 2016 Sony release is their only recording of the Symphony No. 4 in B flat major and the Symphony No. 5 in C minor, made almost ten months before the conductor's death. Harnoncourt planned for this to be his last recording before his retirement, so it inevitably has the feeling of a valedictory performance, and one can also hear it as the orchestra's warm tribute to its leader and his sterling musicianship.