Beethoven Octet

VA - 101 Beethoven (2012) (6CD Box Set) {Decca}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 11, 2017
VA - 101 Beethoven (2012) (6CD Box Set) {Decca}

VA - 101 Beethoven (2012) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, png) | 2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1.17 Gb
Classical | Label: Decca - B0086AYARK

This six-CD collection of 101 favorite tracks is the perfect introduction to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, considered by many to be the greatest of all classical composers.
The comprehensive collection covers every aspect of this popular composer s music from the power and might of his groundbreaking Choral Symphony to the Viennese charm of his Minuets.

Gaudier Ensemble - Louis Spohr: Octet & Nonet (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 9, 2017
Gaudier Ensemble - Louis Spohr: Octet & Nonet (1994)

Gaudier Ensemble - Louis Spohr: Octet & Nonet (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66699 | Time: 01:01:07

These are spirited and well-recorded versions of what probably remain Spohr's most popular works. The Nonet is freshly and attractively played, with a proper sense of chamber music informing the performance: that is to say, there is a companionable approach to phrasing, with ideas taken up and returned or passed on as if the players were really listening to one another rather than waiting to say what they were going to say anyhow. Only in the finale do matters become a touch competitive: it is not necessary to go at quite such a speed, and indeed the feeling is of pace rather than the real liveliness which only a very slightly easier tempo might have produced; while some of the string articulation is only just in position. The Adagio is beautifully played, and together with the nimble Scherzo is given a gentle serenade manner: nothing is gained, and sometimes all lost, by trying to make something too profound of these movements.
Liza Ferschtman - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 / String Octet, Op. 20 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Liza Ferschtman - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 / String Octet, Op. 20 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 58:14 minutes | 1.79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

One of the leading Dutch violinists, Liza Ferschtman is especially known for her passionate performances, and here she pairs Mendelssohn’s famous masterpieces – the Violin Concerto and Octet for strings – in lively and highly communicative accounts.
Franz Liszt - Tanski / Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music
Claudius Tanski (Piano) / Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 200 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1678-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Happy birthday, Franz Liszt! The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under its conductor Stefan Blunier and the pianist Claudius Tanski present orchestral works and piano music by this Austro-Hungarian great, including the overture to Goethe’s Torquato Tasso and the Totentanz of 1849, on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth. A finely nuanced extra comes in the form of an orchestration of La lugubre gondola by John Adams.
Franz Liszt - Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Roman Kofman - Christus Oratorio (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Christus Oratorio
Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno - Roman Kofman
EAC+LOG+CUE | 3xFLAC: 547 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1366-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Sacred, Oratorio

…I already indicated the excellent qualities of the soloists especially Franziska Hirzel and Birgit Remmert who sing with that important ethereal intensity. Kofman conducts with the ideal tonic and lets the music move along quite magically. The SACD sound comes out trumps on my Sony SACD-11 player and I really have nothing but an unqualified recommendation for this beautiful set.
Franz Liszt - Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Roman Kofman - Christus Oratorio (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Christus Oratorio
Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno - Roman Kofman
3xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 8,68 GB | 3x24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 2,49 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1366-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Sacred, Oratorio

…I already indicated the excellent qualities of the soloists especially Franziska Hirzel and Birgit Remmert who sing with that important ethereal intensity. Kofman conducts with the ideal tonic and lets the music move along quite magically. The SACD sound comes out trumps on my Sony SACD-11 player and I really have nothing but an unqualified recommendation for this beautiful set.

Kaja Draksler Octet - Gledalec (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 27, 2017
Kaja Draksler Octet - Gledalec (2017)

Kaja Draksler Octet - Gledalec
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 83:53 min | 339 MB
Label: Clean Feed – CF417CD | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz, Classical, Vocal

It’s no wonder that a pianist with such a large sonic vision of her own instrument has an orchestral way of imagining sound and sonic associations, with her dedications to both the solo and the large ensemble formats complementing each other. Unexpected could be her interest to the song imprint and the voice (here delivered to the singers Bjork Nielsdottir and Laura Polence), because the impulse to work with it comes from other concerns and interests, but the Slovenian artist values timbre and acoustic quality in a special way: her love for vocal music is understandable.
The Nash Ensemble - Bruch: String Quintets & Octet (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Nash Ensemble - Bruch: String Quintets & Octet (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:44 minutes | 1.06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music which belies the date and circumstances of its composition. All three works were written in the immediate aftermath of World War I, yet inhabit a sound world of Brahmsian richness and warmth—very much the product of the composer of the famous Violin Concerto. The Nash Ensemble are ideal interpreters.
Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet - In The Beginning, Volumes 1 & 2 (2013) {2CD Pilgrimage PCD002}

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet - In The Beginning, Volumes 1 & 2 (2013) {2CD Pilgrimage PCD002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 716 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 255 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 145 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Pilgrimage Productions | PCD002
Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3 / Soul Jazz

On IN THE BEGINNING, the second release on Pilgrimage Recording, his imprint label which he founded in 2012, Dr. Lonnie Smith revisits, recontextualizes, and reimagines a dozen songs culled from his first decade as a recording artist. The end product is a document as distinctive and accomplished as any within Smith’s iconic canon.
Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico, Elias Arizcuren - Four Winds (2002)

Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico, Elias Arizcuren - Four Winds (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:41 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Et'Cetera | Catalog: 1252

Since the repertoire for cello octet is small and consists almost entirely of arrangements and new works, expect Four Winds, Conjunto Ibérico's 2002 release, to be somewhat eccentric and experimental. Leader Elias Arizcuren and his virtuoso cellists seek a happy medium between the intimacy and clarity of a much smaller chamber group, and the richness and power of a full string orchestra; but such a balance is hard to sustain, and their shifting back and forth feels unsteady. In Terry Riley's Requiem for Adam, the ensemble is pulled between extremes of symphonic density and chamber transparency, and this heavy arrangement seems only to distort the dynamics and textures of the original version for string quartet.