Bernstein Sibelius

Leonard Bernstein - Sibelius [Symphonies 1, 2, 5, 7, Britten, Elgar] (2004)

Leonard Bernstein - Sibelius [Symphonies 1, 2, 5, 7, Britten, Elgar] (2004)
3CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +NO COVERS | May 11, 2004 | 879 Mb
Genre: Classic, Instrumental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Hotfile, Fileserve

This is an absolutely brilliant take on Elgar and just because it's not the same as all the other boring interpretations on disc doesn't mean it doesn't have significant value… This is an incredible record. Bernstein's speeds are thoroughly considered and, in my view, extremely authentic (whatever that word means). Before listening to this I found much of Elgar's music troublesome. Bernstein makes this a truly convincing performance of sincerity and passion.
Stravinsky, Igor: The Rite of Spring; Sibelius, Jan: Symphony No. 5 - London Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Jan Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 –
London Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein

Classical | DVD5 (no compression) | 4.01 GB | Picture: 4:3/B&W | Enhanced Mono | Region: 0 NTSC | Complete scans | FP & RS links
Publisher: ICA Classics | Recorded: 1966| Published: 2012

"Truly great performances; Bernstein at his magnetic best." - Recording of the Month; www.musicweb-international.com

Leonard Bernstein - The Symphony Edition (60CD Limited)  Music

Posted by Bibixy at April 12, 2011
Leonard Bernstein - The Symphony Edition (60CD Limited)

Leonard Bernstein - The Symphony Edition (60CD Limited)
Sony Classics | 2010 | 60 CD | MP3 192 Kbps | 61 RAR | 5.81Gb
Lame encoded | Covers | Tracks | Fserve, Fsonic, HotF

As a top-class orchestra conductor Leonard Bernstein became world famous, especially as music director of the New York Philharmonic as a regular guest conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. His musical genius and his emotional interpretations were outstanding and set standards to date.
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam - Sibelius: Scaramouche (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam - Sibelius: Scaramouche (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:48 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In the autumn of 1912 Jean Sibelius was commissioned to compose music for Poul Knudsens surreal pantomime, Scaramouche, an experience that Sibelius soon regretted taking due to reservations about the production. Rarely performed today, Scaramouche is a curiosity within the Sibelius discography. With the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lief Segerstam featuring soloists Bendik Goldstein (viola) and Roi Ruottinen (cello).
Boston SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)
Claire Bloom (narrator), Kelley Nassief (soprano);
São Paul Symphony Choir; Maryland State Boychoir; Washington Chorus;
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559742 | Time: 01:09:38

Three examples of Leonard Bernstein’s vocal art can be heard in this recording. His Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ shuns traditional symphonic ideas in favor of an eclectic theatrical and oratorio-like form with a prominent rôle for speaker. For this recording Marin Alsop has returned to the work’s original narrative text, heard before the 1977 revision. The Lark – heard in a concert version with added narration – derives from Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of L’Alouette on the life of Joan of Arc, and it was this music that Bernstein reworked into his Missa Brevis many years later. Marin Alsop is a Bernstein protégé, and has written fondly and extensively about studying with him. He mentored her when he was conductor of the New York Philharmonic and few conductors today understand his music better. This disc presents Bernstein the vocal composer performed inlargely original editions by one of his best contemporary interpreters. The speaker in Kaddish is the great actress Claire Bloom.
David Geringas & Ian Fountain - Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015)

Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015)
David Geringas (cello) & Ian Fountain (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Profil | # PH15005 | Time: 01:08:13

The Italian word malinconia was very commonly used in the nineteenth century as a title for melancholy pieces. Yet the idea of malinconia covered a myriad of romantic notions, so that simply translating it as "melancholy" does not do it justice. It subsumes many other emotional states as well - all kinds of dejection, gloom, unknown sadness, desperation, depression and even frustration. Each language has evolved its own terms, and interpretations of the word itself also differ from region to region. Malinconia in sunny Italy or Spain is quite different from melancholy in Norway and in Finland, where the winters are harsh and long. The Nordic variant is expressed here in various musical examples; words alone are anyway inadequate.
Engegard Quartet - Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Olav Anton Thommessen: String Quartets (2015)

Engegård Quartet - Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Olav Anton Thommessen (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2101 | Time: 01:12:23

A string quartet was among the very first works that Edvard Grieg presented after completing his studies in 1861, but the Quartet in G minor, Op. 27, was the only such work to be published in his lifetime. In 1878, while composing it, Grieg wrote that ‘it aims at breadth, to soar, and, above all, at vigorous sound’, and the amplitude of the sound is indeed striking: the generous use of double-stops creates an almost orchestral effect, unusual for the genre. This caused some reviewers to criticize the quartet as being unidiomatic, while others, including Liszt, greeted it with enthusiasm. Some thirty years later, when Jean Sibelius composed his D minor quartet Op. 56, he too had previous experience of writing for the medium, but Op. 56 is the only quartet among his mature works. The often used 'nickname' Voces intimae is often taken to refer to the intimate interchange between the four voices in a quartet, but is probably a more specific allusion to a brief passage in the third movement: Sibelius wrote the remark into a score some time after the work had been published.
Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1 (2007) (Box Set 6CD) (PEPOST)

Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1 (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, booklet | 2039 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1044 mb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: BIS - 1903

Vol. 2 in BIS' complete Sibelius Edition is given over the Finnish master's chamber music for strings and for strings and piano. Fifty years earlier, this release would've included only the "Voces intimae" string quartet. But BIS' 2007 release includes all four quartets and all four piano trios, plus 35 other works or substantial fragments lasting between 13 seconds to 32 minutes. One thing is instantly clear: Sibelius scholarship has made enormous strides since the mid-twentieth century.
Lisa Batiashvili & Daniel Barenboim - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Lisa Batiashvili & Daniel Barenboim - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Violin Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 70:07 min | 1.24 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

Lisa Batiashvili and Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboims baton present an unforgettable version of Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos, two of the most beloved, passionate and demanding pieces for violin and orchestra.
YL Male Voice Choir, Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7 - Olli Kortekangas: Migrations (2017)

YL Male Voice Choir, Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7 - Olli Kortekangas: Migrations
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 114:21 min | 471 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Some 150 years ago what is sometimes called ‘The Great Migration’ of Finns to the United States began. Many of the Finns settled in the Mid-West, and especially in the so-called ‘Finn Hook’, consisting of parts of Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. To celebrate this, the Minnesota Orchestra under its Finnish music director Osmo Vänskä commissioned the composer Olli Kortekangas to compose a work on the theme of migration, of a scale and nature suitable for performance alongside Jean Sibelius’s great Kullervo.