Harnoncourt Schumann

Schumann - Genoveva (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at June 2, 2016
Schumann - Genoveva (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Schumann - Genoveva (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 13976 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 146 min | 19,8 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2487 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 146 min | 7,88 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese

On 25th June 1850, Robert Schumann’s only opera, Genoveva, received its first performance at Leipzig State Theatre. It was a much-awaited event, as Schumann, widely regarded as the leading German instrumental composer, had set his mind to the urgent task of creating a national opera. However, despite the efforts of the composer’s supporters to maintain interest in the work, the opera was soon forgotten. When conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt first came across Genoveva some 15 years ago (he subsequently recorded a CD of it in 1996), he voiced the opinion that “Genoveva is a work of art for which one should be prepared to go to the barricades”. Harnoncourt sees the main reason why Genoveva has not been recognised as a brilliant composition and perhaps the most significant opera written during the second half of the 19th century, as having much to do with the false expectations attached to the work. “You mustn’t look for dramatic events in this opera. What it offers us is a glimpse into the soul. Schumann was not interested in creating something naturalistic – he wanted to write a type of opera in which the music had a greater say.”
Beethoven - Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Schumann - Piano Concerto, Op. 54 (2004) [Argerich, Capucon, Maisky]

Beethoven - Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Schumann - Piano Concerto, Op. 54 (2004)
Martha Argerich, piano; Renaud Capuçon, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello;
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 57773 2 4 | Time: 01:04:35

The Beethoven Triple Concerto is a strange work, with the most important–-or at least prominent–-solos given to the cello; it is the instrument which introduces each movement. The remarkable Martha Argerich wisely allows Mischa Maisky to shine in his solos and leading position, but her contribution is anything but back seat. Her customary virtuosity is everywhere in evidence, and, in a way, she turns the piano into the spinal column of the work, with the violin and cello playing around her. Every time Maisky is about to lapse into a mannerism which might detract–-too much sliding, a dynamic slightly exaggerated–-Argerich brings him back, and both of them play with handsome tone. Capucon's violin is recorded a bit stridently (this was taped live in Lugano), but his playing is equally stunning. Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky leads the orchestra matter-of-factly until the final movement, when he catches the proper fire. In the Schumann A minor concerto Argerich is wonderful the solo passages and a fine partner in orchestrated ones and she really makes much of both the lyrical runs and the dance-like passages in the last movement. Recommended.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Schumann: The Symphonies (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Schumann: The Symphonies (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.04 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

For these revelatory performances - captured live at acclaimed concerts in Paris - he conducts the superb Chamber Orchestra of Europe, one of the world’s preeminent chamber orchestras. Taking a fresh perspective on familiar music, Yannick Nézet-Séguin challenges the conventional view on the composer’s symphonies.
Dvorak: Piano Concerto; The Golden Spinning Wheel / Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2004)

Dvorak: Piano Concerto; The Golden Spinning Wheel / Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2004)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, no covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 264 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Teldec | Time: 50:39

This performance of the piano concerto is cherishable. It was not a work I knew when I bought this record but I fell in love with it quickly. It is by no means a second rank work - it belongs next to the wonderful Schumann piano concerto. At least that must be the conclusion of anyone listening to this magical performance.

Schumann - The Masterworks (Boxset) (2010)  Music

Posted by hoot009 at Oct. 9, 2010
Schumann - The Masterworks (Boxset) (2010)

Schumann - The Masterworks (Boxset) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks + cue + log) | No scans | 35 CDs | 8.42 GB (RAR 4% Rec.)
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog #: 001422902

June 8, 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of robert Schumann, one of the most important romantic composers of the 19th century. To celebrate his vast and impressive output, Deutsche Grammophon and Decca have compiled this 35-CD box set of his most important masterworks. Though this is not a complete edition, it includes every major work and a number of rarities covering every aspect of Schumann’s output.

Robert Schumann - Genoveva - Harnoncourt (Teldec)  Music

Posted by Boma at Sept. 30, 2009
Robert Schumann - Genoveva - Harnoncourt (Teldec)

Robert Schumann - Genoveva - Nikolaus Harnoncourt
ExactAudioCopy (EAC) | FLAC | CUE | LOG | COVERS | WinRAR | RS | Released: 1997 | 2 CD 505 MB

Genoveva (Op. 81) is an opera in four acts by Robert Schumann in the genre of German Romanticism with a libretto by Robert Reinick and the composer. The only opera Schumann ever wrote, it received its first performance on 25 June 1850 at the Stadttheater in Leipzig, with the composer conducting. It received only three performances during the premiere, and the negative criticism it received in the press played a decisive role in Schumann's decision to not write a second opera. Genoveva has never won a large popular audience, but it continues to be revived at regular intervals throughout the world and has been recorded several times.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Carolin Widmann - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)
Carolin Widmann, violin & direction; Chamber Orchestra of Europe

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:29
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2427, 481 2635

Recordings of Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, are abundant, and even the pairing with the rarer Robert Schumann Violin Concerto, WoO 23, of 1853 are not as infrequent as they used to be. The thorny Schumann concerto has undergone a reevaluation upward, and plenty of players now concur with the judgment of Yehudi Menuhin: "This concerto is the historically missing link of the violin literature; it is the bridge between the Beethoven and the Brahms concertos, though leaning more towards Brahms." Violinist Carolin Widmann who (like the ECM label on which the album appears) has focused mostly on contemporary music, takes up the challenge of providing something new here, and she meets it. The central fact of the recording is that Widmann conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe from the violin. Others have done this before, but few have pursued the implications of the technique as far as Widmann has: the performances are unusually light and transparent, and they are perhaps thus in accord with the sounds an orchestra of the middle 19th century might have produced. Sample the unusually lively, sprightly reading of the Mendelssohn concerto's finale.
Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10762

Jennifer Pike, who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition at the tender age of 12, appears to have survived the perils of prodigyhood and entered her early twenties with musical intelligence intact. Here she offers a terrific program of music from the middle of the 19th century; all of it is abstract, but it brings vividly to mind the crucial trio of creative figures who met in the early 1850s: the ailing Robert Schumann, his musically frustrated wife Clara, and the young Johannes Brahms, mooning over the latter.
Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart 250th Anniversary Edition: Complete Sacred Music (2005) (13 CD)

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart 250th Anniversary Edition: Complete Sacred Music (2005) (13 CD)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 13CDs, 14:07:12 min | 3,5 Gb | Scans -> 18,8 mb
Genre: Classical, Sacred / Label: Warner Classics

Mozart 250th Anniversary Edition: Complete Sacred Music by Harnoncourt / Mozart / Vienna Concentus Musicus was released Sep 19, 2005 on the Warner Classics label. Mozart 250th Anniversary Edition: Complete Sacred Music is a 13-disc set.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, WP - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 (2004) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphony No.5 in B flat WAB 105 (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:06 minutes | Covers & PDF Booklet | 4,56 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers & PDF Booklet | 1,35 GB
Live Recording / Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound