24 96 Beethoven

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:02 minutes | 1.27 GB
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Beethoven began composing the Missa solemnis in 1819, when he learned that his patron (and pupil) Archduke Rudolph was going to be appointed Cardinal Archbishop of Olmütz. The plan was for the mass to be ready for performance at the enthronement celebrations in March 1820, but one year proved to be too little time. It wasn’t until almost three years later, in January 1823, that Beethoven was able to complete the work.
Cuarteto Casals - Beethoven: Inventions 3 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cuarteto Casals - Beethoven: Inventions 3 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:34 minutes | 1.07 GB
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Launching its complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets, the Cuarteto Casals presents this first installment featuring initial examples of the genre from each of the three key periods in the composer’s career: his formative years, the so called ‘heroic’ middle period, and that of his artistic maturity. The ingenious juxtaposition shows how much his superhuman quest for perfection enriched a compositional language of breathtaking originality in tandem with a depth of expression without precedent in this genre, of which Beethoven is the uncontested master.
Cuarteto Casals - Beethoven: Inventions 2 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cuarteto Casals - Beethoven: Inventions 2 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:21 minutes | 910 MB
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Launching its complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets, the Cuarteto Casals presents this first installment featuring initial examples of the genre from each of the three key periods in the composer’s career: his formative years, the so called ‘heroic’ middle period, and that of his artistic maturity. The ingenious juxtaposition shows how much his superhuman quest for perfection enriched a compositional language of breathtaking originality in tandem with a depth of expression without precedent in this genre, of which Beethoven is the uncontested master.
Cuarteto Casals - Beethoven: Inventions 1 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cuarteto Casals - Beethoven: Inventions 1 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:06 minutes | 1.25 GB
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Launching its complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets, the Cuarteto Casals presents this first installment featuring initial examples of the genre from each of the three key periods in the composer’s career: his formative years, the so called ‘heroic’ middle period, and that of his artistic maturity. The ingenious juxtaposition shows how much his superhuman quest for perfection enriched a compositional language of breathtaking originality in tandem with a depth of expression without precedent in this genre, of which Beethoven is the uncontested master.
Eliane Rodrigues - Debussy: Reflets (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eliane Rodrigues - Debussy: Reflets (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 87:19 minutes | 1.42 GB
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With two critically-lauded releases on Navona Records (NOTTURNO, performing works by Chopin, and a four-album set, BEETHOVEN – 8 CONCERTI) pianist Eliane Rodrigues returns with REFLETS showcasing the pianist’s nuanced and thoughtful performances of fifteen works by Claude Debussy.
Quatuor Girard - Beethoven: Quatuor No. 2, Op. 59 - Hersant: Quatuor No. 4 " The Starry Sky" (2018) [24/96]

Quatuor Girard - Beethoven: Quatuor No. 2, Op. 59 - Hersant: Quatuor No. 4 " The Starry Sky" (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:57 minutes | 1.09 GB
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Word Premier Recording - Fourth Quartet "The Starry Sky"The title of Philippe Hersant's 4th Quartet, The Starry Sky immediately informs the listener that this piece alludes to Beethoven, since the starry sky is an emblematic Beethovenian topos. It appears in the following quote by Kant "the moral law within us and the starry sky above our heads" which Beethoven wrote in his personal journal in 1820 (aphorism No. 146).
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Collection (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Collection (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 421:48 minutes | 6.59 GB
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This collection of previously unreleased live recordings celebrates the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra’s centenary and the ten-year residency, from 2008 to 2018, of its principal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Volume 7 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Volume 7 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:15 minutes | 1.15 GB
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This latest instalment of Angela Hewitt’s Beethoven is bookended by the great ‘Tempest’ and Op 109 sonatas. The performances—incentive enough to acquire this release—are as usual complemented by Angela’s own booklet notes which provide real insight into how she approaches these masterworks.
Ian Watson & Susanna Ogata - Beethoven: Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin Volume 4 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ian Watson & Susanna Ogata - Beethoven: Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin Volume 4 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:26 minutes | 1.07 GB
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Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata’s acclaimed series on CORO Connections continues with the fourth disc in their exploration of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin. The Opus 12 Sonatas that are explored on this final volume are among the most Mozartian of the sonatas. They are, however, filled with Beethoven’s inimitable voice, from the assertive Sonata No. 1, in the violin’s most brilliant and sonorous key of D major, to the pianistically brilliant No. 3 in E flat with its cascades of triplets and sextuplets. Unmistakably Beethoven!
Isabelle Faust - Schubert: Oktett (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Isabelle Faust - Schubert: Oktett (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:06 minutes | 1.25 GB
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A mysterious beauty: In response to a commission from Count Troyer, who wanted a work closely modelled on Beethoven’s famous Septet op.20, Schubert – despite his fervent admiration for the older composer – resolutely struck out on his own by delivering an . . . Octet. While the enlarged forces opened his path towards symphonic writing, examination of the form and expression reveals a much more accomplished and personal composition than has generally been recognised by commentators. Isabelle Faust and her partners, enthralled by what is an exceptional work in every respect, offer us a new interpretation of it on period instruments.