No. 4

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig & Andris Nelsons - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 / Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude (Live) (2018)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig & Andris Nelsons - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 / Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude (Live) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 327 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 10 | Time: 68:39 min

2018 will be branded as “Gewandhausjahr”: Gewandhausorchester celebrates its 275th birthday and the inauguration of Andris Nelsons as new Gewandhauskapellmeister.
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig & Andris Nelsons - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 / Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude (Live) (2018) [24/192]

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig & Andris Nelsons - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 / Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude (Live) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 68:39 minutes | 2.45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

2018 will be branded as “Gewandhausjahr”: Gewandhausorchester celebrates its 275th birthday and the inauguration of Andris Nelsons as new Gewandhauskapellmeister.
Leonard Bernstein - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 "Italian" (Remastered) (2017) [24/96]

Leonard Bernstein - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 "Italian" - Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 "Unfinished" (Remastered) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:49 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

It was in these terms that Ferruccio Busoni greeted the publication in 1908 of the 14 Bagatelles, in which Béla Bartók conveyed the violent aesthetic impact of his discovery of authentic Hungarian peasant music. Over the next 20 years, up to the magisterial Sonata of 1926, he indefatigably refined an innovative pianistic language: pungent, dissonant, percussive, with multiple new playing techniques, that was to influence the entire 20th century. A master of every style, from Haydn to Boulez by way of Chopin and Chabrier, Alain Planès stands revealed here as a Bartókian of the front rank.
Joonas Ahonen, Pekka Kuusisto - Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord' & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)

Charles Ives - Piano Sonata No.2 & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)
'Concord' & 'Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting'
Joonas Ahonen (piano) & Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2249 SACD | Time: 00:58:55

Charles Ives’s ‘Concord Sonata’ is often described as one of the greatest of American piano works. Published in 1920, at the composer’s own expense, it contains radical experiments in harmony and rhythm and would have to wait until 1939 for its first public performance. In the course of its four movements, Ives depicts some of the famous inhabitants of the small town of Concord in Massachusetts, a centre of the mid-19th century transcendentalism movement. Luminaries of the movement such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are alluded to in various ways in music that includes references to Beethoven, religious and patriotic hymns and circus marches, as well as brief ‘guest appearances’ by a viola and a flute. Lasting 47 minutes on the present recording, Ives’s second piano sonata is a massive work of a staggering complexity, and a true challenge for any performer – a challenge more than readily accepted by the young Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen, who has previously recorded Ligeti’s piano concerto for BIS.
Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)

Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:37 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 474224

For the casual listener, there are two impediments to enjoying this disc. First, the works are transcriptions of orchestral works for chamber ensembles, and second, both transcriptions are played on a light-toned fortepiano and cat-gutted stringed instruments. But for the dedicated listener who knows and loves Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 4 and who accepts and enjoys period instruments, this disc will be pure enjoyment.
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.
Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philarmoniker: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 5 & 6 (2005)

Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philarmoniker: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 5 & 6 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:12:56 | 702 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 000547002

This set of recordings of Tchaikovsky's last three symphonies by Valery Gergiev leading the Vienna Philharmonic contains performances that are undeniably fire-breathing, undoubtedly heaven-storming, and inarguably heart-on-sleeve. Gergiev, one of the most exciting Russian conductors, leads the works with a combination of reckless passion, imperious command, and unbearable drama that is his hallmark, and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Halle, Elder - Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 (2017)

Hallé, Elder - Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers - Front, Back | 277 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 148 mb
Classical | Label: BBC Music / BBCMM41

This CD accompanied BBC Music Magazine Vol. 25 No. 9. In our June issue, we enjoy an exclusive interview with Sir Mark Elder as the Hallé’s conductor turns 70 and present a free cover CD of the orchestra performing Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, ‘The Inextinguishable’.
Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Beethoven: Coriolan, Mozart: Symphonie No.33, Brahms: Symphonie No.4 (2004/1996)

Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Beethoven: Coriolan, Mozart: Symphonie No.33, Brahms: Symphonie No.4 (2004/1996)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.94 Gb (DVD9) | 76 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

Carlos Kleiber was perhaps the most highly regarded conductor of the late 20th century, but his relatively few excursions into the studio have left the musical world with a frustratingly small number of recordings. Thus we are particularly fortunate that, from among the relatively few appearances in his career, several concerts, one operetta and two operas were filmed. This concert with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester from Munich's Herkulessaal in October 1996 was on of his last.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Symphonies Nos.31, 39-41; Schubert: Symphony No.4 (2007/1984)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Symphonies Nos.31, 39-41; Schubert: Symphony No.4 (2007/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.81 Gb+6.29 Gb (2xDVD9) | 232 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Schubert's 'Tragic' Symphony and Mozart's 'Paris' Symphony are performed by the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Wiener Musikvereinsaal in 1984. Harnoncourt goes back to Schubert's original manuscripts to perform the music in its purest form. Harnoncourt joined forces with The Chamber Orchestra of Europe for Mozart's last symphonies (Nos. 39-41), performed at the Wiener Musikvereinssaal in 1991. Known throughout the world for his highly original approach to classical music, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt reveres Mozart as 'the most romantic composer of all'.