Albinoni Adagio in G Minor

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Albinoni: Adagio in G/Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G (repost)

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Albinoni: Adagio in G/Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G
WMA | CBR 256 Kbps | April 4, 1985 | 126 Mb

Karajan is probably one of the most accomplished conductors to come out of post-Mahler era of German symphonic tradition influenced strongly by Beethoven, Mahler, and Wagner. This means that in addition to usually using larger groups to play the smaller traditional chamber group pieces as intended here, the instruments with symphonies such as the Berlin Philharmonic are also generally modern except perhaps for the soloist's. Conductors and musicians are trained to perform every piece as if it were a Mahler symphony.
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Albinoni: Adagio in G/Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Albinoni: Adagio in G/Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G
WMA | CBR 256 Kbps | April 4, 1985 | 126 Mb

Karajan is probably one of the most accomplished conductors to come out of post-Mahler era of German symphonic tradition influenced strongly by Beethoven, Mahler, and Wagner. This means that in addition to usually using larger groups to play the smaller traditional chamber group pieces as intended here, the instruments with symphonies such as the Berlin Philharmonic are also generally modern except perhaps for the soloist's. Conductors and musicians are trained to perform every piece as if it were a Mahler symphony. All of these things redefine the piece significantly so the performance simply has more the dynamics of a German Mahler or Wagner piece instead of an Italian chamber piece which was devised for different and smaller specifications as well as style of performance. This performance is almost a full adaptation or transcription instead of an interpretation and so grandiose in scope that it's even too much for Beehthoven's symphonies. Solti has a similar style although Karajan I find to be better as he is often less hesitant with Vivaldi and is more passionate in his interpretations. This is a good performance to look into if you like modern symphonic interpretations for traditional chamber pieces. Violin virtuoso performances such as Perlman's are also in this category. There are few to boast of that are played in the Baroque tradition as there are few groups out there who can really play Vivaldi well in that style: especially this piece. The best in my opinion would be Pina Carmirelli's 1982 performance with I Musici di Roma. In addition to the group playing on Stradivari, Carmirelli has a very fluid and constant interpretation that is Romantic but mostly traditional. A close one behind that is Salvatore Acardo's Stradivarius performance with I Solisti delle Settimane Musicali di Napoli (Acardo actually performed this piece with I Musici as well.) Karajan's however is probably one of the best ones to come out of the German orchestral tradition of interpretation such as with Solti, Toscanini, and even Bernstein who all rose from that discipline from the early 1900s to the '50s and 60's. All of them are accomplished legends in symphonic direction and good investments if you like this style of interpretation.
Herbert Von Karajan - Albinoni, Pachelbel, Corelli & Manfredini, Vivaldi (1987)

Herbert Von Karajan - Albinoni, Pachelbel, Corelli & Manfredini, Vivaldi (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 345 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 199 mb | Scans included | 60 min
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Rel: 1987

It has been said that "the man of the Baroque loves unrest and tension and the overwhelmingly pathetic". In some ways the remark seems odd: after all, is it not the Baroque era, say from 1600 to 1750, that produced the stately court music of Purcell, the dignified oratorios and anthems of Handel, and the triumphant intellectual achievement of Bach's Art of Fuguel Of course it is. Yet on actually experiencing these works as a listener, one realizes that music did not have to wait until Beethoven and the Romantic period for strong feelings to be expressed. The beginning of the 17th century, indeed, saw the birth - or, after the ancient Greeks, the rebirth - of the music drama or opera. This happened in Italy, with Monteverdi among the early operatic masters. And in instrumental music, too, Italian composers learned how to move a listener to sweet emotions that purged the soul and refreshed the heart.

Tomaso Albinoni · Adagio & Concertos  

Posted by platico at Aug. 23, 2009
Tomaso Albinoni · Adagio & Concertos

Tomaso Albinoni · Adagio & Concertos
Holliger · Linde · Reichenberg · Camerata Bern · Collegium Musicum Zürich ·
The English Concert · Baumgartner · Pinnock · Sacher · van Wijnkoop
APE+CUE 368 MB | MP3 HQ 122 MB | EASY CD-DA 12 | Bookleet | 1968/69/79
Royal Stockholm PO, Sakari Oramo - Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)

Carl Nielsen - Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2048 SACD | Time: 01:12:28

The second installment in Sakari Oramo's superb hybrid SACD cycle of the symphonies of Carl Nielsen on BIS presents the Symphony No. 1 in G minor and the Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia espansiva," two ruggedly independent works that reflect the composer's late Romantic style yet point to the modernism to come. While the Symphony No. 1 was influenced by Brahms and offers a rich harmonic language, propulsive rhythms, and a fairly homogenous orchestral palette, the Symphony No. 3 is striking for its reliance on unfolding counterpoint and long-breathed lines, and most notable for the use of wordless parts for soprano and baritone voices in the pastoral slow movement. These performances by Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra are exceptional for their stunning power and spacious feeling, though the crisp details and focused sound quality will be the biggest draw for audiophiles.
Vaughan Williams / Duruflé / Copland & Others - Mass in G Minor & Other A Capella Works (2006, Telarc # CD-80654) [RE-UP]

Vaughan Williams / Duruflé / Copland & Others - Mass in G Minor & Other A Capella Works
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus / NormanMacKenzie
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 194 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Telarc # CD-80654 | Country/Year: US 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Vocal
Fasch - Ouvertures in G minor, D minor and G major (Il Fondamento) (2004)

Fasch - Ouvertures in G minor, D minor and G major (Il Fondamento) (2004)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Track+Cue, Log | Covers | 455 MB
Label: Fuga Libera | Catalog N.: FUG502 | TT: 71:06

The wonderful timbres of original Baroque instruments and the vigorous period interpretations by Paul Dombrecht and Il Fondamento go far to make this 2004 release a delightful listening experience, even if Johann Friedrich Fasch's music falls short of genius. Not that Fasch was considered a mediocrity in his time: despite his later reputation as a modest Prussian kapellmeister, he was widely traveled, well-educated, and popular in his youth; and he enjoyed the benefits brought by continued publication of his Ouvertures, even after settling down in Zerbst in 1722..
Vaughan Williams / Duruflé / Copland & Others - Mass in G Minor & Other A Capella Works (Telarc 2006)

Vaughan Williams / Duruflé / Copland & Others - Mass in G Minor & Other A Capella Works
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus / NormanMacKenzie
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 194 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Telarc # CD-80654 | Country/Year: US 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Vocal
Handel - Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, Apollo e Dafne , Concerto for Oboe in G minor (Nicholas McGegan) (Re-Post)

Handel - Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, Apollo e Dafne , Concerto for Oboe in G minor (Nicholas McGegan)
Classical | EAC | Flac(Image)+Cue, Logs, Scans | 595.49 MB
CD1:76’21; CD2: 52’10 | October 14, 2003 | Harmonia Mundi

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759): Italian Cantatas “Clori, Tirsi e Fileno” and “Apollo e Dafne”. Oboe Concerto in G Minor. Performed by various soloists and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, directed from the harpsichord by Nicholas McGegan.
Rudolf Barshai, Moscow Chamber Orchestra: Symphony No's 25 in G Minor/40 in G Minor (2004)

Rudolf Barshai, Moscow Chamber Orchestra: Symphony No's 25 in G Minor/40 in G Minor (2004)
1CD | Label: Melodiya | EAC Rip | APE(image) + CUE + LOG | Scans | Time: 67:42 | RAR Rec. 3% | 333 MB