30 Orchestral Works

The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Dec. 7, 2011
The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
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In The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works, Great Courses favorite Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances takes you on a sumptuous grand tour of the symphonic pieces he counts, as a highly respected composer and music historian, as being among the very greatest ever written—inviting you to an in-depth contemplation of what makes these works so memorable, and why they live at the center of our musical culture. These 30 masterworks form an essential foundation for any music collection and a focal point for understanding the orchestral medium and deepening your insight into the communicative power of music. While seasoned music lovers will find the lectures a fascinating and revealing journey through the repertoire, the course welcomes newcomers to orchestral music, offering a very accessible point of entry to this magnificent repertoire.
Herbert von Karajan - Strauss: Four Last Songs & Orchestral Works (1995/2016)

Herbert von Karajan - Strauss: Four Last Songs & Orchestral Works
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 77:06 min | 1.42 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 1995/2016

Gundula Janowitz had a very beautiful voice that critics like to describe as "creamy," whatever that means. Strauss had a life-long love affair with the soprano voice. He even married one–not just the voice, the whole woman, of course. His Four Last Songs constitute his dying tribute, and they are probably the most hedonistically gorgeous vocal works in existence.
Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Ryusuke Numajiri - Toru Takemitsu: Orchestral Works III: Autumn, etc. (1997)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works III: Autumn, etc. (1997)
Katsuya Yokoyama, shakuhachi; Kakujo Nakamura, biwa; Hiroshi Koizumi, flute
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ryusuke Numajiri

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporaty | Label: Denon/Nippon | # CO-18032 | Time: 00:53:40

Performed by various soloists with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ryusuke Numajiri. Recorded both in analog and digital versions in the Japanese double-CD release. "Twill by Twilight" is a harmonically and timbrally lush work, which often evokes the tone painting breadth of Debussy and the crystalline delicacy of Webern, an outpouring of "pastel coloring…reminders of the transient nature of twilight, before the coming night and after the sunset" (Takemitsu). It is dedicated to "the memory of my dear friend Morton Feldman." Takemitsu described the work's sub-structure as developed "through strictly measured musical units, through what might be called musical principles before a melody is constituted or before a rhythm is formed." This is a very apt metaphor applicable to Morton Feldman's own compositional style. The small and broad cyclicism of the rhythm patterns in Takemitsu's work is however much more hidden – a kind of phased, elastic, non-clockwork repetition with imaginative variations.
Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2010, MDG "Gold" # 341 1628-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 3
Nova Stravaganza - Siegbert Rampe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 308 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 341 1628-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque
Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (2004, MDG "Gold" # 341 1252-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 2
Nova Stravaganza - Siegbert Rampe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 251 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 341 1252-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque
Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 1 (2002, MDG "Gold" # 341 1121-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 1
Nova Stravaganza - Siegbert Rampe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 357 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 341 1121-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque
Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Yuzo Toyama, Rie Hamada - Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works IV: Coral Island, etc. (1998)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works IV: Coral Island, etc. (1998)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Yuzo Toyama, conductor; Rie Hamada, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Denon/Nippon Columbia | # CO-18073 | Time: 00:53:26

Performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Yuzo Toyama with soprano Rie Hamada. A beautiful digital recording of several rarely performed works by Takemitsu (the soprano part of the marvelous "Coral Island" is very difficult, for example, and the "Archipelago S" is for an unusual ensemble of instruments). Many of the subtleties of Takemitsu's writing are lost in recording (for example, subtle harmonics behind more foreground material), but the engineers made a good effort here.
Shifting landscapes - Orchestral works by John Adams and Lepo Sumera (Norrlands Opera Orchestra - Järvi)(2001)

John Adams: Fearful Symmetries, The Chairman dances & Lepo Sumera: Symphony Nº2
Symphony Orchestra of the Norrlands Opera - Kristjan Järvi (2001)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb (incl 5%) | 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: CCn'C | 01912 | Time: 56:05 min
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi - Joachim Raff: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2014)

Joachim Raff: Symphony No.5 'Lenore'; Overtures; Abends (2014)
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5135 | Time: 01:20:54

This is the second volume in a series from Neeme Järvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande dedicated to the orchestral music of the Swiss-born composer Joachim Raff. Although he was a highly popular and prolific composer during his day, his works quickly fell out of the repertoire after his death and are largely forgotten today. The idiomatic performances by Neeme Järvi and his Swiss orchestra in Volume 1, described as ‘peerless’ by BBC Music (*****), suggest that they are the perfect performers to reinvigorate interest in Raff’s music. This second volume features the rhapsody, Abends, and a number of overtures and preludes alongside Symphony No. 5. Subtitled Lenore, the fifth is one of Raff’s so-called programme symphonies, the only one based on a precise extra-musical source: Gottfried August Bürger’s poetic ballad of the same name. The shorter works show very different sides of Raff’s compositional personality.
Pablo Gonzalez - Enrique Granados: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 (2016)

Pablo Gonzalez - Enrique Granados: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 (2016)
Classical | MP3 320 kbps | 54:44 | ~195 Mb
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

Although he is best known as the composer of some of the greatest masterpieces of Spanish piano music, Enrique Granados also wrote a much less well-known sequence of orchestral music. The cinematic Marcha de los vencidos evokes the painful trudging of 'the defeated' in an unspecified battle, while the incidental music for the play Torrijos demonstrates Granados's talent for lyrical writing and his love of the stage. The ambitious Suite sobre cantos gallegos uses Galician folk melodies and dance rhythms to reflect the landscapes of the region. This is the first recording in a series marking the centenary of Granados's death.