Mendelssohn Op. 39

Luigi Boccherini - Ensemble 415 / Banchini - Quintettes avec contrebasse op. 39 & 44 (1990/2000, Harmonia Mundi # HMA 1951334)

Luigi Boccherini - Quintettes avec contrebasse Op. 39
Ensemble 415 / Chiara Banchini / Enrico Gatti
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 280 MB | Full Artwork: 106 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMA 1951334 | Country/Year: France 2000, 1990
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

"Ensemble 415 is a chamber ensemble devoted largely to the performance of Baroque music on period instruments. The numerical reference in the group's name derives from the pitch used for tuning instruments in the Baroque era. In performing chamber music, Ensemble 415 consists of just a few players, but for larger compositions, the number expands to a minimum of 13 and can reach up to as high as 40 performers. The ensemble's repertory has been broad over the years, taking in many Baroque standards by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, as well as lesser known fare by Muffat and others…"

Cecilia String Quartet - Mendelssohn: Op. 44, Nos. 1, 2 (2015)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Nov. 22, 2015
Cecilia String Quartet - Mendelssohn: Op. 44, Nos. 1, 2 (2015)

Cecilia String Quartet - Mendelssohn: Op. 44, Nos. 1, 2 (2015)
Classical, Chamber | MP3 320 kbps | 52:21 | ~119 Mb
Label: Analekta | Tracks: 08 | 2015

The Cecilia String Quartet's performances have been hailed as powerful (Chicago Sun-Times) and their Analekta albums were acclaimed for their deeply felt imperativeness (The Strad), and applauded for unleashing the musics ecstasy and angst (Gramophone Magazine). For this new recording, the CSQ chose to record two of the three quartets of Felix Mendelssohn's Op. 44, which are the centrepiece of his mature string quartets. He wrote them in the years 1837-38, starting composition at the age of 28, when his fame in the international musical community was rapidly growing. Elegant and irresistible!
Guo Wenjing - Riding on the Wind / Symphony in B Minor, Op. 39 "Hero" (2009)

Guo Wenjing - Riding on the Wind / Symphony in B Minor, Op. 39 "Hero" (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | CD Single | Covers | 187 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: People's Music Publishing House | Cat.: ISRC-CN-M260900040 | RS/MU

While Guo Wenjing's modernist scores have established him as one of China's most imaginative and individualistic contemporary composers, he can, when the occasion or a commission requires, produce works with a broad popular appeal. The current program features two works in this populist/nationalist idiom. The overture for orchestra and military band, "Riding on the Wind" makes a splendid noise, as well as slyly swiping some gestures from John Williams' score for "The Cowboys." More serious in tone is the B Minor "Heroic" Symphony, op. 39. Guo definitely knows his Shostakovich and Prokofiev - as can be heard in this grandiose Socialist-Realist "Heroic" Symphony. Throughout the score Guo quotes from L'Internationale, Dong Fang Hong (The East is Red), The March of the Volunteers (China's National Anthem) as well as a signature quote from composer Lu Qiming's "Ode to the Red Flag" (a work well-known to all Chinese concert goers).
Busoni: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with Men's Chorus, Op. 39 - Johansen

Busoni: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with Men's Chorus, Op. 39 - Johansen
Music & Arts | 1 CD | 68:25 | APE | scans | 279 MB
L.van Beethoven & F.Mendelssohn - Organ Works - Wolfgang Kleber

Ludwig van Beethoven & Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Organ Works - Wolfgang Kleber
CD | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Front Cover | 275.7Mb | 1:03'51" | Genuin Classics GEN 89530 (2009)
Horst Ebenhoh - Konzert fur Violoncello & kleines Orchester op.66 [2000]

Horst Ebenhoh - Konzert fur Violoncello & kleines Orchester op.66 [2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 303 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD250 | TT: 64’15

Die Komponistengeneration Österreichs, der Horst Ebenhöh angehört, deckt - wie es ähnlich wohl auch früher gewesen war - stilistisch und kompositionstechnisch das ganze zur Zeit erfassbare Spektrum des vom Menschen Denk- und Hörbaren ab und ist unendlich weit gestreut.
Blickt man auf die zweite Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts zurück, erkennt man, dass sich einerseits in der jeweils kontemporären Musik vieles im Sinne der Avantgarde verändert hat, andererseits, dass vieles im Sinne der Tradition fast unverändert erhalten geblieben ist.
Edward Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (1999) 2 CDs [Sir John Barbirolli]

Edward Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (1999) 2 CDs
Hallé Orchestra & Choir; Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus; Ambrosian Singers; conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Richard Lewis, tenor; Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Kim Borg, bass

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 512 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Oratorio | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 73579 2 0 | Time: 01:38:16

Perhaps part of what sets this recording apart from its competitors is Barbirolli's overall conception of the work: the liner notes point out that he always called the work Elgar's "*Dream,*" and not "Gerontius." This seemingly simple change results in a completely different outlook on the work. In emphasizing the dream-like quality of the work, Barbirolli is at once more daring and more orthodox than his competitors, allowing the quirkiness of Elgar's orchestration and choral writing to burst out time and time again, here cellos coming to the fore, there a clarinet emerging in sudden duet with one of the soloists. Barbirolli is doing nothing more than giving us what's on the page, but what a difference this makes!
Quartetti Italiani, 10 Cd Set, Vol.2 Boccherini - String Quartets, Opp. 39, 41, 64

Luigi Boccherini - String Quartets, Vol.2, Op. 39, 41 & 64
Quartetti Italiani, 10 Cd Box Set, Vol.2 of 10

Classical | WavPack | 1 CD | Covers | 320 Mb | | 1995
Quartetto d'Archi di Venezia (Venice String Quartet)
Orchestra of St. Luke's, Pablo Heras-Casado - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 'Winter Daydreams' Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)
Orchestra of St. Luke's; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902220 | Time: 01:08:20

Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied conducting career—encompassing the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically informed performance and cutting-edge contemporary scores. He has served as Principal Conductor of Orchestra of St. Luke’s since 2011, now extended to September 2017. OSL began as a chamber ensemble based at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village. Today, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble consists of 21 virtuoso artists who perform a diverse repertoire and make up OSL’s artistic core. harmonia mundi are proud to release OSL's debut album for the label featuring two of Tchaikovsky's earliest notable works, both of which are dramatic and vibrant: Symphony No. 1, 'Winter Dreams' and 'The Tempest', a sprawling and turbulent seascape.
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Das Neue Orchester / Chorus Musicus Köln / Spering - Elias (2010, MDG "Live" # 602 1656-2) [RE-UP]

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Elias: Oratorio on words of the Old Testament op. 70
Das Neue Orchester / Chorus Musicus Köln / Christoph Spering
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 556 MB | Full Artwork: 203 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 602 1656-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Oratorio, Sacred, Romantic

…And, in fact, Elias has rarely been performed with greater respect for the original than it is here under the conductor Christoph Spering, who has recorded this “sacred opera” with his New Orchestra and the Chorus Musicus Köln in Essen’s Philharmonic Hall with the composer’s “dramatic ideal” fully in mind and heart. (…) The result was in fact an oratorio in opera form and a wealth of dramaturgical elements that absolutely enthralled the public. Fresh Interpretation Just as the composer would have wanted it, Christoph Spering has selected a full chorus and a magnificently dimensioned orchestra for this recording. The New Orchestra performs on historical instruments and in the two years since its founding has gained renown as an outstanding interpreter of the music of the romantic era. (…) Brisk tempos, sharp delineation, powerful expression, and interpretive freshness are the hallmarks of this new discovery for the MDG Live label.