Claudio Abbado – Schubert Symphonies

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.
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.
Claudio Abbado – LSO - W.A. Mozart – Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41 “Jupiter” (1980)

Claudio Abbado – LSO - W.A. Mozart – Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41 “Jupiter” (1980)
Deutsche Grammophon | 1980 | Classical | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 297Mb+17Mb

Fine performances by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado!
Claudio Abbado, Wiener Philharmoniker, Agnes Baltsa, Ruggero Raimondi - Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (1989)

Claudio Abbado, Wiener Philharmoniker, Agnes Baltsa, Ruggero Raimondi - Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 555 Mb | Total time: 65:09+60:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 427 331-2 | Recorded: 1987

A studio recording made in association with staged performances in Vienna in 1989 features the very beefy Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Abbado with Agnes Baltsa’s tangy mezzo giving a very characterful portrayal as Isabella. …[E]xpert Rossinians Corbelli and Enzo Dara sing Haly and Taddeo and are joined by a very characterful Ruggero Raimondi as Mustafa. Despite the size of the band, the performance goes along with zip with the finale of act one particularly invigorating.
–Robert J. Farr
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1981/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1981/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 2,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

As with just about all the Mahler symphonies, Abbado has made multiple recordings of the Fifth, but this, his first, remains his finest, and an exceptional performance by any standard. It has all of the famed Chicago virtuosity but also a welcome attention to detail and willingness to savor a phrase that you almost never find with Solti’s Chicago Mahler. It’s great to hear a coda to the second movement that for once does not sound anti-climactic. We expect the horn playing in the scherzo to be stunning, and so it is, but the music also has grace, charm, and plenty of atmosphere at an appropriately relaxed basic tempo that, as you can hear, leaves plenty of space for the big moments to expand.