Mozart Complete Symphonies

Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein/Mahler: The Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Songs (1998) (16 CD Box Set)

Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein/Mahler: The Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Songs (1998) (16 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 16 CDs, 15:49:48 min | Covers included | 3,8 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This 16-disc set contains what is without a doubt the most distinguished collection of Mahler performances ever to have been assembled in one place. DG has sensibly collected all of Bernstein's Mahler for Polygram labels, including the London "Das Lied von der Erde," and all of the orchestral song cycles: "Song of a Wayfarer," "Kindertotenlieder," "Rückert-Lieder," and "Des Knaben Wunderhorn." All of these recordings have been issued separately to general critical acclaim, and despite a veritable warehouse of new Mahler discs in the '90s, Bernstein's versions by and large still reign supreme.

Riccardo Muti - Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies (2011)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at April 10, 2018
Riccardo Muti - Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies (2011)

Riccardo Muti - Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies (2011)
FLAC (track+cue+log) | 8:28:19 | 2 Gb
Genre: Classical Music / Label: Warner Music

‘Muti's Tchaikovsky cycle with the Philharmonia is one of the most consistent ever, with the conductor's high voltage tempered by expressive warmth and keen fantasy … This Muti box earns the warmest recommendation,’ wrote Gramophone of the complete symphonies when they first appeared. Complementing them here are further works by Tchaikovsky, recorded with both the Philharmonia and Philadelphia orchestras, including the Manfred Symphony and First Piano Concerto with Andrei Gavrilov as a breathtaking soloist.

Quartetto Italiano - Mozart: Complete String Quartets (2013)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 10, 2018
Quartetto Italiano - Mozart: Complete String Quartets (2013)

Quartetto Italiano - Mozart: Complete String Quartets (2013)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:54:36 | 2,71 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 478 5555

This series of performances dates from between 1966 (when the six quartets Nos. 14-19 dedicated to Haydn were recorded) to 1973 and was rightly saluted on its completion as a fine achievement. The playing of the Quartetto Italiano has a freshness, range and subtlety that vividly realizes the music in all its variety, while technical problems seem to have been solved so that the music-making can be both spontaneous-sounding and thoughtful throughout.
Arrigo Pelliccia, Grumiaux Trio, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Mozart: Complete String Trios & Duos (1996)

Arrigo Pelliccia, Grumiaux Trio, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Mozart: Complete String Trios & Duos (1996)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 133:13 | 714 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 454 023-2

This is the kind of package which represents the best of the Philips Classics Duo series. Slightly older recordings, but in beautiful, clear, warm analogue sound; artists of the old school and the first rank; a compilation of potentially neglected music made available absurdly cheaply in attractive packaging with high production values and intelligent notes; what's not to like?

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Scriabin: Complete Symphonies (2005)  Music

Posted by murena at Feb. 24, 2018
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Scriabin: Complete Symphonies (2005)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Scriabin: Complete Symphonies (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 03:28:26 min | 812 mb | Scans -> 15 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

This Scriabin set is one of the finer offerings in Universal's Trio series. Vladimir Ashkenazy's crisp phrasing and lean orchestral sonorities contrast markedly with the lush appointments of Riccardo Muti's cycle, which relies heavily on the voluptuous sound of the Philadelphia Orchestra to make its effect. In this regard Muti scores over Ashkenazy in the First symphony, where the Russian conductor's crisp, no-nonsense approach sounds comparatively restrained (especially the highly emotive second movement). But the tables turn in Symphony No. 2. Here Ashkenazy's clarity and focus give much needed shape and rhythmic definition to this music, which tends to meander in Muti's hands. The finale is a perfect example: muscle with Ashkenazy; mush with Muti.

Neeme Järvi - Nielsen: Complete Symphonies (2005)  Music

Posted by murena at Feb. 24, 2018
Neeme Järvi - Nielsen: Complete Symphonies (2005)

Neeme Järvi - Nielsen: Complete Symphonies (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 03:21:28 min | 812 mb | Scans -> 11,6 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This cycle of Nielsen symphonies is a partial crossover from the Bis label, not a remake. The connection with Bis assures that the sonics given to the Gothenburg Sym. will be excellent, and the clarity of the wind playing, the inner detail and clean dynamics are a big plus. Jarvi isn't especially tuned in to the mystery and tragedy of Nielsen's later works. He zips too quickly through the first movement of the Fifth, missing its combination of anguish and chaos. He isn't expansive or joyous enough in Sym. #3, even though the subtitle is 'Espansiva.'
Brahms - Complete Symphonies and Concertos (2010) {Arrau, Szeryng, Starker, RCO, Haitink} (7CD Decca 478 2365 rec 1969-1980)

Brahms - Complete Symphonies and Concertos (2010) {Arrau, Szeryng, Starker, RCO, Haitink} (7CD Decca 478 2365 rec 1969-1980)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.31 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.12 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 135 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969-80, 2010 Decca Music / Universal | 478 2365
Classical / Romantic / Orchestral / Concerto / Symphony

Bernard Haitink conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Brahms’s great orchestral works, including the complete symphonies. The concertos feature three great soloists: pianist Claudio Arrau, violinist Henryk Szeryng, and cellist Janos Starker. "No one, I trust, will deny that Arrau has lived with, wrestled with, and in a truly terribly way ’known’ the D minor Concerto for more years than most of us can consciously recall. Where contemporary pianists have often tended to refine or domesticate the concerto, withdrawing it from the world of heroic endeavour, Arrau has always done the reverse. No pianist, apart possibly from Serkin in his several recordings, has communicated so formidably the work’s scope: its seriousness and its anxious, tragic mood. Often Arrau makes free with the text. But the vision is huge, the technique astonishing. Haitink is a worthy accompanist."
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Complete Wind Concertos (2002)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Complete Wind Concertos (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 03:32:16 min | 858 mb | Scans -> 20,8 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This is a very fine set of Mozart's "complete" wind concertos, though Deutsche Grammophon does not make that claim, to their credit. The Flute Concerto #2 is not here, though that work is simply a lazy reworking of the Oboe Concerto. Some fragments for horn are also missing, though we get the Andante for Flute. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays very well throughout, with instrumentals carefully and beautifully balanced.
Gustav Mahler - Complete Symphonies Nos. 1-9 - Lorin Maazel (2017) {15CD Box Set Signum Classics SIGCD363}

Gustav Mahler - Complete Symphonies Nos. 1-9 - Lorin Maazel (2017) {15CD Box Set Signum Classics SIGCD363}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.28 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.75 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 87 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Signum Classics | SIGCD363
Classics / Romantic / Symphonies

Led by Lorin Maazel, the Philharmonia Orchestra are captured at their very best in these live performances of Mahler's Nine Symphonies. Recorded in concert at London's Royal Festival Hall, the symphonies include performances by soloists and ensembles including Sarah Connolly, Michelle Deyoung, Philharmonia Voices and the BBC Symphony Chorus. Praise for these performances has been near universal…'You get that audience perspective as if you were sitting in the hall, and its got all the energy and focus of a live or concert recording.' (BBC Radio 3) '…Maazel could sustain this score in a way that seemed to transcend reality…a tremendously moving experience.' (Classical Source) 'an extraordinary reading of the Ninth…a performance touched by greatness.' (Musicweb International).
Stéphane Denève, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Albert Roussel: The Complete Symphonies and other Orchestral Works (2010)

Stéphane Denève, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Albert Roussel: The Complete Symphonies and other Orchestral Works (2010) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,01 Gb | 4:25:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos - 8.504017

The only available complete recording of the wonderful symphonic output of Albert Roussel, one of the most significant symphonists of the early 20th century and one of France's greatest exponents of the form.