Claudio Abbado – Schubert Symphonies

Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Verdi: 4 Sacred Pieces (1993) (Repost)

Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Verdi: 4 Sacred Pieces (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:06:39 | 451 MB
Genre: Classical, Scred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 477 9583

Recorded live at a concert in the large hall of the Musikverein in Vienna in November 1991, this performance of Verdi’s dramatic Requiem is really commanding. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the chorus of the Vienna State Opera respond appropriately to Abbado’s exciting but not over-operatic handling of the work, and the recording is admirably clear. The soloists are a fine and well-matched quartet.
Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker: The Last Concert (2016) [Blu-ray Video & Audio]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - The Last Concert - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique(2016) [Blu-ray Video & Audio]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 108 min+76 min (bonus)+96 min (audio) | 45,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 108 min | 5.86 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Berlin Phil Media GmbH

Claudio Abbado (1933-2014) was one of the outstanding personalities in the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He made his debut with the orchestra in 1966 and was their chief conductor from 1990 to 2002. In May 2013, their unique partnership ended with Claudio Abbado's last concert with the orchestra – a “triumph”, in the words of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The programme included two of the most important works of musical Romanticism: Hector Berlioz's visionary Symphonie fantastique and Felix Mendelssohn's magical, shimmering music for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Audio and video recordings of this memorable evening are now being released in a hardcover luxury edition. The bonus material includes a historical documentary about Abbado's first year as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In addition to extensive texts, the booklet contains numerous photos, some of which have never been published before.
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.9 (2014)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.9 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 3441 GH | Time: 01:03:07

In his final performances with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in August 2013, Claudio Abbado conducted Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor, and this recording is drawn from the best takes from those concerts. Considering that this rendition came near the end of Abbado's life and stands as a worthy testament to his achievements, it's easy to read too much into the interpretation, and to view it as a mystical or transcendent reading because of the circumstances. On the one hand, Abbado's understanding of this symphony was as thorough as any conductor's, and the Lucerne musicians played with seriousness and dedication, offering a version that has impressive power and expressive depth. On the other hand, there are many competitive recordings that either match Abbado's for strength and feeling, or surpass it in purely technical terms of sound quality and reproduction. Certainly the sound is exceptional, according to Deutsche Grammophon's high standards, and this stereo recording is exceptionally clean and noise-free.
Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies (2013/2001) [Blu-ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies (2013/2001) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23998 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 413 min | 96,5 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4245 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

In February 2001 the Berliner Philharmoniker and Claudio Abbado were guests at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with all Beethoven symphonies. Their success was overwhelming with standing ovations after each performance. “Abbado, a Furtwängler admirer in principle, seems ever more Italian, his tauter lyricism allied to a sense of forward movement influenced, we are told, by period practice. The surprise is not the Mediterranean luminosity and scrupulous attention to instrumental detail - one expects nothing less from this source - but the animating sense of line. The Seventh Symphony… knows precisely where it's going and why… The sense of joy present throughout is overwhelming by the close.” - Gramophone Magazine.
Tchaikovsky - Symphonies, Orchestral Works (Claudio Abbado) [2002]

Tchaikovsky - Symphonies, Orchestral Works (Claudio Abbado) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 6cd, 1.33 GB
Classical | Label: Sony | Catalog Number: 0878832001

Claudio Abbado is one of the leading conductors of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He has held a number of prestigious posts, any one of which would be a crowning achievement for a conductor, and his musical presence in both concert and recordings has left an undeniable legacy of excellence. His family traces its roots to a prominent Moorish family expelled from Spain in 1492 and is said to include the architect of the Alhambra. His father was Michelangelo Abbado, a violinist and teacher who gave both Claudio and his brother, Marcello Abbado, their first piano and music lessons (Marcello has gone on to become a pianist and composer)… ~ Joseph Stevenson, Rovi
Schubert: Symphony no. 9 · Rosamunde Overture - The Chamber Orchestra of Europe · Claudio Abbado

Schubert: Symphony no. 9 · Rosamunde Overture - The Chamber Orchestra of Europe · Claudio Abbado
EAC Rip | Individual FLAC, M3U+CUE+LOG, Booklet | 316 MB | RAR 3% Recovery | RS
Label: DG | Cat no.: 423 656-2 | 1988

Even from a conductor who has actively encouraged the Chamber Orchestra of Europe from the start, it is a remarkable tribute that Claudio Abbado has chosen this superb band of young musicians, founded by former members of the European Community Youth Orchestra… For all their fine qualities, his previous recordings of the central Viennese classics have never been remarkable for their warmth. With the COE in Schubert it is different… The playing here is as satisfyingly powerful as it is polished.
Schubert: Symphony no. 8 · Grand Duo - The Chamber Orchestra of Europe · Claudio Abbado

Schubert: Symphony no. 8 · Grand Duo - The Chamber Orchestra of Europe · Claudio Abbado
EAC Rip | Individual FLAC, M3U+CUE+LOG, Booklet | 297 MB | RAR 3% Recovery | RS
Label: DG | Cat no.: 423 655-2 | 1988


For all their fine qualities, [Abbado's] previous recordings of the central Viennese classics have never been remarkable for their warmth. With the COE in Schubert it is different. These are performances…which have an authentic Schubertian glow. - Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/1989]

This is the fourth CD of 5 from The Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - Schubert's cycle.
Schubert: Symphonies no. 5 & 6 - The Chamber Orchestra of Europe · Claudio Abbado

Schubert: Symphonies no. 5 & 6 - The Chamber Orchestra of Europe · Claudio Abbado
EAC Rip | Individual FLAC, M3U+CUE+LOG, Booklet | 268 MB | RAR 3% Recovery | RS | Label: DG | Cat no.: 423 654-2 | 1988


For all their fine qualities, [Abbado's] previous recordings of the central Viennese classics have never been remarkable for their warmth. With the COE in Schubert it is different. These are performances…which have an authentic Schubertian glow. - Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/1989]

This is the third CD of 5 from The Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - Schubert's cycle.
Schubert: Symphonies no. 3 & 4 - The Chamber Orchestra of Europe · Claudio Abbado

Schubert: Symphonies no. 3 & 4 - The Chamber Orchestra of Europe · Claudio Abbado
EAC Rip | Individual FLAC, M3U+CUE+LOG, Booklet | 258 MB | RAR 3% Recovery | RS
Label: DG | Cat no.: 423 653-2 | 1988


For all their fine qualities, [Abbado's] previous recordings of the central Viennese classics have never been remarkable for their warmth. With the COE in Schubert it is different. These are performances…which have an authentic Schubertian glow. - Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/1989]

This is the second CD of 5 from The Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - Schubert's cycle.
Schubert: Symphonies no. 1 & 2 - The Chamber Orchestra of Europe · Claudio Abbado

Schubert: Symphonies no. 1 & 2 - The Chamber Orchestra of Europe · Claudio Abbado
EAC Rip | Individual FLAC, M3U+CUE+LOG, Booklet | 273 MB | RAR 3% Recovery | RS
Label: DG | Cat no.: 423 652-2 | 1988


For all their fine qualities, [Abbado's] previous recordings of the central Viennese classics have never been remarkable for their warmth. With the COE in Schubert it is different. These are performances…which have an authentic Schubertian glow. - Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/1989]

This is the first CD of 5 from The Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - Schubert's cycle.