Charles Ives Symphony No 4

Charles Ives - Symphony no.4 - Seiji Ozawa / Boston Symphony Orchestra & Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Charles Ives - Symphony no.4 - Seiji Ozawa / Boston Symphony Orchestra & Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Classical | Apple lossless | DG 423 243-2 | 470 Mb

plus: "Central Park in the Dark" by Ozawa and Orchestral Set No. 1, Three Places in New England conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas

Perhaps the most remarkable piece of orchestral music Ives completed was his Fourth Symphony (1910–16). The list of forces required to perform the work alone is extraordinary. The final movement can be seen as an apotheosis of his work and a culmination of his musical achievement. A complete performance was not given until 1965, almost half a century after the symphony was completed, and more than a decade after Ives' death.
Charles Ives - Symphony No 2 & Robert Browning Overture (Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Schermerhorn)

Charles Ives - Symphony No 2 & Robert Browning Overture (Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Schermerhorn)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 332 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2000

Charles Ives - Symphony No. 1, Unanswered question, a.o.  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Jan. 31, 2012
Charles Ives - Symphony No. 1, Unanswered question, a.o.

Charles Ives - Symphony No. 1, Unanswered question, a.o.
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 478 Mb
Label: RCA - Date: 1995

Charles Ives - Symphony no. 2 and 3  

Posted by shaunandshem at May 13, 2008
Charles Ives - Symphony no. 2 and 3

Charles Ives - Symphony no.2 and 3 - NewYork Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein _Central Park in the dark, NYP, Seiji Ozawa
Early 20th century | EAC: Apple lossless, no CUE, no LOG | 350 Mb +booklet
1990 Sony Classical HRH 40 | Eng

Ives' Third Symphony is Ives' most gentle, meditative music. Like most of his greatest works, the Third is also profoundly spiritual.

Charles Ives - Symphony No.3 "the Camp Meeting"  

Posted by soloweb at Aug. 29, 2007
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Charles Ives - Symphony No.3 "the Camp Meeting"
20th Century | Associated Music Publishers ; New York | PDF | 20 MB

The Symphony No. 3, S. 3 (K. 1A3), The Camp Meeting by Charles Ives (1874 – 1954) was written between the years of 1908 and 1910. In 1947, Ives was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Symphony No. 3. Later, his works were performed by conductors like Leonard Bernstein. Ives is reported to have given half the money to Lou Harrison, who conducted the premiere.
University of Kansas Wind Ensemble; Paul W. Popiel - Philip Glass: Concerto Fantasy; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No.4 (2013)

Philip Glass - Concerto Fantasy for 2 Timpanists and Orchestra
Mohammed Fairouz - Symphony No.4 'In the Shadow of No Towers'
Ji Hye Jung & Gwendolyn Burgett (timpani), Jānis Porietis (trumpet)
University of Kansas Wind Ensemble; Paul W. Popiel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.573205 | Time: 00:57:45

Philip Glass’ Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra, composed in 2000 and transcribed for wind ensemble by Mark Lortz in 2004, is a significant addition to the repertoire of large-scale works for timpani. The work is rhythmically galvanizing, sonically alluring, and features virtuoso cadenzas for both soloists. Symphony No 4 ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ is Mohammed Fairouz’s first major work for wind ensemble, and its inspiration is the provocative comic book by Art Spiegelman, written shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Spiegelman himself has commented: “I’m moved by [this] scary, somber, and seriously silly symphony…I’m honored that the composer found an echo in my work that allowed him to strike a responsive chord and express his own complex responses to post 9/11 America. He emerges from the rubble with a very tony piece of high-brow cartoon music.”
Bernstein - Gershwin: An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue | Ives: Symphony No. 2

Bernstein - Gershwin: An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue | Ives: Symphony No. 2
Classical | DVD | with complete scans (covers and book) | 7,53 Gb (DVD9) | DVD´s FULL No compression
Audio: PCM Stereo | DTS 5.1 | Relesase: November 25, 2008 | Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon

Bernstein recorded Gershwin's "American in Paris" and "Rhapsody in Blue" in the late '50s with the same NY Philharmonic playing here. That LP (later transferred to CD) was superlative in every way. In this DVD, he conducts both works in the Royal Albert Hall in London, with the same orchestra as the LP. The results are the same.
Barber: Adagio for Strings; Ives; Symphony No. 3; Copland: Quiet City / ASMF, Marriner (2007)

Barber: Adagio for Strings; Ives; Symphony No. 3; Copland: Quiet City / ASMF, Marriner (2007)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 243 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Decca | Time: 51:26

Barber: Adagio for Strings by Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields is an Argo CD that is a long-standing favorite from the LP catalog. Recorded in 1976, in its LP incarnation this issue went a long way toward dispelling the notion that English orchestras were too heavy in body and provincial in tone to interpret American orchestral music in an effective way.
Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Walter - Spohr: Symphony No. 4 & Overtures (2016)

Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Walter - Spohr: Symphony No. 4 & Overtures
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 53:13 min | 209 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

Beethoven's friend Louis Spohr was one of the most significant symphonists of his day and his nine works in the genre divide fairly evenly into those which follow classical traditions and four which have titles. Symphony No. 4 in F major, Op. 86 is subtitled Die Weihe der Töne (The Consecration of Sound) and is a programmatic work, based on an eponymous poem by Carl Pfeiffer, that offers both a novel symphonic form and a powerful musical narrative. Spohr was also a hugely influential figure in the development of German opera, as the two overtures clearly demonstrate.
Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (1984/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (1984/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 58:01 minutes | 2.91 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

After hearing most of Abbado's Mahler, early and late, I had formed the opinion that he steadily improved, moving from caution to a real and deep understanding of Mahler's world. But just in case there were some early gems, I went back to this Fourth Syms. recorded in Vienna in 1978 (it can also be had in a bargain twofer with an almost equally impressive Sym. #2 from Chicago).