Beethoven Chamber

Les Vents Francais - Beethoven: Chamber Music for Winds (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Les Vents Francais - Beethoven: Chamber Music for Winds (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 & 44.1 kHz | Time - 79:31 minutes | 776 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This extra helping of Beethoven’s music for winds comes on the heels of Les Vents Français’s recent triple-CD release Winds & Piano, praised by The Telegraph for “stylistically sure and interpretatively ear-catching” performances, including one of Beethoven’s Op.16 Quintet, which earned the group added plaudits for “astutely balanced and finely observed” playing. This recording offers much more of a good thing, with Beethoven grouping the winds in a variety of smaller combinations.
Les Vents Francais - Beethoven: Chamber Music for Winds (2017)

Les Vents Francais - Beethoven: Chamber Music for Winds
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:44 min | 323 MB
Label: Erato - Warner Classics | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

This extra helping of Beethoven’s music for winds comes on the heels of Les Vents Français’s recent triple-CD release Winds & Piano, praised by The Telegraph for “stylistically sure and interpretatively ear-catching” performances, including one of Beethoven’s Op.16 Quintet, which earned the group added plaudits for “astutely balanced and finely observed” playing. This recording offers much more of a good thing, with Beethoven grouping the winds in a variety of smaller combinations.

Beethoven piano trios - Barenboim, Zukerman, du Pré  Music

Posted by EnzoF at Aug. 1, 2007
Beethoven piano trios - Barenboim, Zukerman, du Pré

Beethoven piano trios - Barenboim, Zukerman, du Pré
MP3 format | 320 kbps | 452MB | 3CDs | 4 hours
Recorded 1969-1973
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Fidelio (1995)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Fidelio (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:24 | 522 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Teldec Classics | Catalog: 4509-94560-2

Despite what the Gramophone says, I think this is the best digital Fidelio available. If you bought Harnoncourt's superb Beethoven cycle with the same orchestra, you will know what to expect: sharp tempos in early XIX Century fashion, and sensational orchestral playing. But there is also warmth and humanity in Harnoncourt's vision. This set reminds me of my favourite Fidelio: the Ferenc Fricsay recording in DG with Rysanek, Haefliger and DFD. Charlotte Margiono has the right voice for Leonore and gives an outstanding performance. The rest of the cast is also excellent.
Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)

Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:37 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 474224

For the casual listener, there are two impediments to enjoying this disc. First, the works are transcriptions of orchestral works for chamber ensembles, and second, both transcriptions are played on a light-toned fortepiano and cat-gutted stringed instruments. But for the dedicated listener who knows and loves Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 4 and who accepts and enjoys period instruments, this disc will be pure enjoyment.
Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)

Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:40 | 224 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88883705482

The presence of the young Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the decision by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes to conduct it from the keyboard may lead you to expect a smaller-scale performance than listeners actually get here, in this second album of Andsnes' "Beethoven Journey." Certainly this isn't keyboard-pounding Beethoven. The slow movement of the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, has none of the giant-stomping-around quality it often received in golden-age recordings.
Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 7, 13 "Pathetique", 109, 110 & 111 (2016)

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 7, 13 "Pathetique", 109, 110 & 111 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:42 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1298-2D

The final volume of pianist Paavali Jumppanen’s acclaimed cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas. This volume combines the early Op. 7 and the famous Pathétique sonata together with the Last Sonatas Opp. 109-111 written by Beethoven in the 1820s. Jumppanen has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers and premiering many solo and chamber works for the piano.
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Brahms: String Quintets (2017)

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Brahms: String Quintets (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 250 MB
Label: PentaTone ‎– PTC5186663 | Tracks: 07 | Time: 59:04 min
Classical, Chamber, Romantic Era

Radiant, expansive, lyrical and utterly compelling, Brahms’s richly rewarding string quintets are exuberantly unleashed by the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players in this album.
Edding Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartet No.13, Quintet for Piano & Winds (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Edding Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartet No.13, Quintet for Piano & Winds (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:11 minutes | 1.33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The pairing of the two works on this album is unique in that one comes from the dawn, the other from the dusk of Ludwig van Beethoven’s career. Indeed, whereas the composer wrote the Quintet for winds and piano, op.16, when he was only 26 – the talented young man also excelled as a successful pianist – he did not finish his String Quartet, op.130, until a year before his death. The Edding Quartet proposes here the original version of the work, with the Grosse Fuge, op.133, as finale.
Davide Cabassi - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 53, 54, 57 & Andante favori, WoO 57 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Davide Cabassi - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 53, 54, 57 & Andante favori, WoO 57 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:21 minutes | 979 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition top-prize winner Davide Cabassi made his orchestral debut at the age of thirteen with the RAI Radio Symphony Orchestra in Milan.