30 Orchestral Works

Giuseppe Grazioli and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi - Rota: Orchestral Works (Vol. 5) (2017)

Giuseppe Grazioli and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi - Rota: Orchestral Works (Vol. 5) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:16:21 | 316 MB
Label: Decca

After the parentheses dedicated to sacred music, he returns to the famous compositions for films with the world's first recordings of LA STRADA and the Symphonic Suite THE CASANOVA OF FEDERICO FELLINI. The incisions were made in the studio by the Milan Symphony Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi under the direction of Giuseppe Grazioli, an authentic specialist in this repertoire.
Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Johan Joachim Agrell: Orchestral Works (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Johan Joachim Agrell: Orchestral Works (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 76:39 minutes | 1.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Johan Agrell was in many ways a traveler 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.
Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Hiroshi Wakasugi - Toru Takemitsu, Orchestral Works II: Gemeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works II: Gémeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Hiroshi Wakasugi, Ryusuke Numajiri
Masashi Honma, oboe; Christian Lindberg, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Classical, Contemporaty | Label: Denon | # CO-78944 | Time: 00:59:52

"Gemeaux" (1971-1986) is one of Takemitsu's grandest works in terms of musical arc, scoring and length of gestation. It is written for two orchestras with two conductors, and with solo trombone at one orchestra and solo oboe at the other. As half of it was written during Takemitsu's "modernist apogee" of the turn of the '70s, we find a host of extended techniques, and at one point the soloists even speak through the mouthpieces of their instruments. As the other half of the work belongs to Takemitsu's late period, we find a successful of elegant self-contained gestures, his musical "gardens". The synthesis of two creative periods, however, makes for a piece singular in its impact in Takemitsu's oeuvre.
Leos Janacek - Chamber Music, Orchestral Works (2004) 5CD Box Set

Leos Janáček - Chamber Music, Orchestral Works (2004) 5CD Box Set
Paul Crossley, Christopher Van Kampen, Kenneth Sillito, Thomas Trotter
Gabrieli String Quartet, London Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Chailly
Charles Mackerras, François Huybrechts, Neville Marriner, David Atherton
Eva Urbanová, Vladimir Bogachov, Marta Benacková, Richard Novák

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 837 Mb | Scans ~ 20 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 523-2 DC5 | Time: 06:04:07

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Janáček’s birth, this Decca Collector Edition brings together most of the composer’s chamber works and solo pieces plus his most popular orchestral works and the magnificent Glagolitic Mass in a superb digital recording with Riccardo Chailly and Wiener Philharmoniker. The recordings of the solo works and chamber pieces feature one of the world’s most distinguished ensembles: the London Sinfonietta and David Atherton. Their recordings were originally released as a 5-LP set in 1981 and many of these performances have not been available for several years; many also make their first international appearance on CD. This set provides the listener with all the essential non-operatic Janáček in one convenient collection.
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Jarvi - Atterberg: Orchestral Works, Vol.4 (2016)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Jarvi - Atterberg: Orchestral Works, Vol.4 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:23 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10894

The warm and tuneful music of Atterberg – one of Sweden’s leading composers in the twentieth century – meets the idiomatic spirit and commitment of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Neeme Jarvi, for volume four in this series. The third of his nine symphonies, featured here, is a set of three ‘West Coast Pictures’. These contrasted movements (‘Summer Haze’, ‘Storm’, and ‘Summer Night’) were inspired by the atmosphere and landscape of the archipelago on the Swedish west coast and written between 1914 and 1916.
Sinfonia Varsovia & Ian Hobson - Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Sinfonia Varsovia & Ian Hobson - Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 66:27 minutes | 668 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Martinu’s mature orchestral works are now a mainstay of the repertoire. But the generous quantity of orchestral music he wrote between his late teens and early thirties is as good as unknown; some of it, indeed, has never even been performed. That’s the case with the ballet Stín (‘The Shadow’) from 1916, which has its world premiere in this recording – astonishingly, in view of the quality of the music it contains. Although the action of the ballet is dark – a girl dances with her shadow in the presence of Death – Martinů’s score presents a series of remarkably buoyant and cheery dances.
Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet - Igor Stravinsky: Ballets, Stage Works, Orchestral Works (2001) 8CD Box Set

Igor Stravinsky: Ballets, Stage Works, Orchestral Works (2001) 8CD Box Set
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Ernest Ansermet, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.25 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.15 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 467 818-2 | Time: 08:27:52

All the Stravinsky recordings made by Ernest Ansermet and The Suisse Romande Orchestra, digitally remastered in an 8 CD box. The set includes all Stravinsky's major orchestral works at a bargain price in highly respected recordings dating from the late 50's and early 60's.
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR & Stephane Deneve - Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2017)

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR & Stephane Deneve - Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2017)
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:20 | 145 MB
Label: SWR Classic | Release Year: 2017

This album is the fifth and final installment of Maurice Ravel's Orchestral Works, bringing to a close the highly acclaimed cycle by the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart and its chief conductor Stephane Deneve. Ravel's opera L'enfant et les sortileges is the second of his two operas and is considered a neglected masterpiece. The libretto is by the famous French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.
Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

Claude Debussy: Prélude À L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune; Nocturnes; Printemps
Maurice Ravel: La Valse; Boléro
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG Japan | # BVCC 20008 | Time: 01:05:26

There could be no better introduction to the sound of the Boston Symphony, in the repertoire in which it became most famous, than this French collection with Charles Munch. Sometimes wild and unpredictable in concert performances, Munch's conducting here is both visceral yet elegant, full of mystery when called for and unbridled in its passion at other times. 1962 Recordings.
Neeme Jarvi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Raff: Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Neeme Jarvi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Raff: Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:48 minutes | 944 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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.