30 Orchestral Works

John Bradbury, BBC Philharmonic, Neeme Järvi - Busoni: Orchestral Works, Vol.1 (2002) (Repost)

John Bradbury, BBC Philharmonic, Neeme Järvi - Busoni: Orchestral Works, Vol.1 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:54 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 9920

Some years ago a distinguished music professor said to me, "You must go and see Doktor Faust at English National Opera - you'll hear a second rank composer at the height of his powers". Backhanded though this compliment may seem, it was clearly conveyed with a spirit admiration and perhaps a tinge of surprise.
Kazuki Yamada, OSR - Roussel, Debussy, Poulenc. Orchestral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Kazuki Yamada, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Roussel, Debussy, Poulenc: Orchestral Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:54 minutes | 1,33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Vibrant, striking colors, sensuous harmonies and coruscating wit abound in this irresistible collection played by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under the baton of the young rising star Kazuki Yamada. Hailed by Gramophone magazine as a "gifted, budding maestro" with "interpretative nous, strength of personality and scrupulous attention to detail", this is Yamada's four outing for Pentatone following his three critically acclaimed releases of dance music.
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux; Yutaka Sado - L'Orchestre de Satie (Erik Satie: Orchestral Works) (2001)

L'Orchestre de Satie (Erik Satie: Orchestral Works) (2001)
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux; Yutaka Sado, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Classical | Label: Erato | # 8573-85827-2 | Time: 01:05:27

After the compulsory Gymnopédies, this turns out to be an above average Satie collection. Parade is performed with relish and a healthy dose of anarchy, with no attempt being made to blend the pistol shots into the texture of the orchestra. Rather than the more usual companion pieces of Mercure and Relâche, Yutaka Sado builds the remaining programme around La belle excentrique and Le piège de Méduse, opting for some of the music - hall - inspired works in between. Pieces like Je te veux and Poudre d ’ or are familiar in their piano or vocal versions, but rarely get outings in the arrangements for brasserie orchestra, making this a most desirable disc for Satie devotees.
Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Ravel: Orchestral Works (1974) [Reissue 2004] MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1974) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 76:20 minutes | Scans included | 3,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,29 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # PentaTone PTC 5186204

Every orchestra has a characteristic sound & personality that identifies them through the ages, & in the case of the Boston Symphony Orchestra it is their contoured string & wind elegance, panache & suavity that marks them out as the premier Francophone American orchestra. With Seiji Ozawa at the helm, a conductor much identified with French repertoire, these Quad recordings of Maurice Ravel, accomplished during his long tenure as music director, are afforded the sonic treatment they deserve & are now able to receive given the latest SACD technology employed by Pentatone enabling the release of the full spectrum of sound captured by a previous eras sound engineers.
Synchron Stage Orchestra, Kevin Purcell - Schwartz & Broadstock: Orchestral Works (2018)

Synchron Stage Orchestra, Kevin Purcell - Schwartz & Broadstock: Orchestral Works (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 339 MB
Label: Divine Art | Tracks: 08 | Time: 67:17 min

As a woman composer who has carved an enviable reputation inside the crucible of the Hollywood Film Music business, Nan Schwartz nonetheless remains an enigma to orchestras and concert music audiences around the world. This apparent anomaly can, in part, be ascribed to the imbalance in respect to opportunities for women composers generally, but given that Nan is a Grammy winner, 5-time Grammy nominee and seven-time Emmy nominee, it remains perplexing that the classical music world has taken so long to recognize her indisputable genius.
Schoenberg, Webern & Berg - Orchestral Works - Simon Rattle (2003) {EMI Classics rec 1987-1988}

Schoenberg, Webern & Berg - Orchestral Works - Simon Rattle (2003) {EMI Classics rec 1987-1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 224 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987-88, 2003 EMI Records | 5 75880 2
Classical / Orchestral / Modern Classical

Simon Rattle has recorded a lot of 19th century music and most of the results have been dismal. There is little to recommend by Rattle in pre-20th century repertoire. A few Haydn symphonies, some pretty good Brahms, bits of Mahler, Ein Heldenleben by Strauss which is just at the cusp of the 20th century. Alright, so Rattle is not the conductor to go to for the great classics. However, when he records modern music, he seems fully in tune with it's sound and style, plus he has less competition on the market to boot.
Bizet & Chabrier - Orchestral Works - Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth (2008) {Mirare Official Digital Download MIR036}

Bizet & Chabrier - Orchestral Works - Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth (2008) {Mirare Official Digital Download MIR036}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 310 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) ->7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Mirare | MIR 036
Classical / Romantic / Orchestral

The French conductor François-Xavier Roth was born in France in 1971 and studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. In October 2000 he won joint first prize at the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London, following which he was appointed for two seasons assistant conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra. From 2000 to 2002 he was also assistant conductor with the Caen Orchestra. In 2003 François-Xavier Roth created the chamber orchestra Les Siècles (The Centuries), combining period and modern instruments, an orchestra which covers a vast repertoire from Baroque to contemporary music.
San Francisco Symphony, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Herbert Blomstedt - Hindemith: Orchestral Works (2003) (Repost)

San Francisco Symphony, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Herbert Blomstedt - Hindemith: Orchestral Works (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:10:06 | 804 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 000201102

The Trio series is unquestionably, along with EMI's Gemini sets, one of the best available. This particular item is a complete set of Hindemith's orchestral works, and not only do we get full servings at over 60 minutes per CD, but you get fantastic performances as well. These Blomstedt SFSO/Leipzig Gewandhauser recordings were originally issued at full price on Decca, and when one hears them one can tell why.
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Johan Joachim Agrell: Orchestral Works (2010) (Repost)

Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Johan Joachim Agrell: Orchestral Works (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:49 | 436 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aeolus | Catalog: AE-10047

Johan Joachim Agrell (1701-1765) was in many ways a traveller between the worlds: in Uppsala, the Swede's great talent was recognized by the Hessian envoy, which resulted in Agrell being summoned to a court near Kassel in Germany. He later went as municipal chapel-master to Nuremberg. Musically, Agrell was a brilliant Baroque composer in whose works many of the new early Classical trends were anticipated.
Edward Gardner & BBC Symphony Orchestra - Lutosławski: Vocal & Orchestral Works (2018)

Edward Gardner & BBC Symphony Orchestra - Lutosławski: Vocal & Orchestral Works (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 1.25 GB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 76 | Time: 345:29 min

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner, music director of English National Opera and an exclusive Chandos artist, presents Volume 2 of their Polish Music series; a disc dedicated to vocal works by Witold Lutosawski. They are joined by the soloists Lucy Crowe, Toby Spence, and Christopher Purves in looking at some of the composers earlier works for voice and orchestra as well as three major works written after 1960: Paroles tissées, Les Espaces du sommeil and Chantefleurs et Chantefables.