Claudio Abbado Beethoven Symphonies

Claudio Abbado - Beethoven: Symphonies 1,6 & 8 (2007)  Music

Posted by katoifa at Sept. 13, 2010
Claudio Abbado - Beethoven: Symphonies 1,6 & 8 (2007)

Claudio Abbado - Beethoven: Symphonies 1,6 & 8 (2007)
DVD-9(image) | 106mins | 720 x 480 | FPS (29.97fps) | MPEG-2 6500Kbps | 7.31 GB
Audio#1: AC3 @384Kbps 6 CH | Audio#2: DTS @775kbps 6 CH | Audio#3: PCM @1536kbps 2 CH
Genre: Classical | Full scans + Booklet

In February 2001 Abbado and the BPO were guests at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome to perform the Beethoven symphonies. For these, Abbado chose to use a new edition by Jonathan del Mar, which consists of existing manuscripts, and "corrections by Beethoven," which gave the conductor the opportunty to "throw new light on his reading, which takes a consistent and lucid approach to articulation, phrasing and dynamics." The conductor elected to use fewer strings, reducing the bass group in symphonies 1, 2, 4 and 8 to only three double basses and four cellos. He also uses only two horns in symphony 5, three in symphony 3. The result is an uncommonly transparent listening experience. And the performances are spirited to say the least, no dawdling here whatever. There always is a forward impetus to these dynamic performances which are magnificently executed by the orchestra.
Moshe Atzmon, Claudio Abbado - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 3 & 5 / The Sleeping Beauty / Swan Lake / Marche Slave (2017)

Moshe Atzmon, Claudio Abbado - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 3 & 5 / The Sleeping Beauty / Swan Lake / Marche Slave (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:29:58 | 345 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A collection of all of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and ballet suites from the rich archives of Deutsche Grammophon. All the performances have been justifiably critically appraised. This volume includes the CD premiere of one of Tchaikovsky’s least-known symphonies – the third. Moshe Atzmon’s airborne reading, stunningly recorded in 1973 in Vienna makes a long-overdue appearance. Rowicki’s accounts of the two popular ballet suites – Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty – are expansive and symphonic in their outlook.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Beethoven: Symphonie No. 9 (2000/2003) RE-UP

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Beethoven: Symphonie No. 9 (2000)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:19 minutes | 1024 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On this fantastic, critically acclaimed recording of Beethovens’ greatest masterpiece, Claudio Abbado leads the Berlin Philharmonic through a performance of such nuance, such tumultuous emotion, that it’s difficult to imagine there’s a better way to hear this massively influential piece of music. Abbado is widely considered to be one of the most virtuosic and important conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries: in addition to winning two Grammy Awards, he holds four honorary doctorates, the Imperial Prize of Japan, and the French Legion of Honour among many other honors. Add that to one of the world’s premiere orchestras performing one of the most important compositions of all time, and a stunning high resolution audio recording, and you have an absolutely essential addition to your music collection.
Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies (2013/2001) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies (2013/2001) [Blu-Ray]
4xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23998 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 387 min+26 min (bonus) | 21,4+18,5+35,7+20,8 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4245 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29.970 fps | 387 min | 20,9 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
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.
Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Mozart: Oboe Concerto; Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante (2014) [Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Mozart: Oboe Concerto / Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:45 minutes | 781 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Representing some of Claudio Abbado's final recordings before his death in January 2014, this album celebrates the conductor's legacy with stunning performances from soloists and the Orchestra Mozart. The Mozart concerto was spearheaded by Lucas Macias Navarro, solo oboe of the Concertgebow Amsterdam, who has received lavish praise for his playing here. Haydn's delightful "Sinfonia Concertante" completes the programme.
Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1986)

Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 48:54+40:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 976-2 | Recorded: 1980

Abbado's Verdi recordings are some of the finest available and this Requiem recording is no expection. Abbado takes a less ferocious approach than say Muti, or Barenboim, balancing the dramatic moments effectively against the more introspective aspects of the score. Ricciarelli is in fine form here, singing with a fine sense of line and intense emotional declamation. Her intonation is perfect. Verrett blends seamlessly with Ricciarelli, making the most of their duet and capturing the intense sadness of much of the writing quite well. Domingo, in his first recording of the part, provides a steady stream of golden tone, effortlessly produced. His emotional temperature runs about right here - not overly dramatic - after all, this is not Aida - but strong feelings kept on a tight rein. Ghiaurov is phenomenal. His gigantic bass somehow anchoring the entire quartet and chorus into an imposing yet gorgeous Verdian soundscape. There are many excellent Verdi Requiem recordings - this is surely one of the very best.
Claudio Abbado, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Anna Prohaska - Lucerne Festival at Easter (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Anna Prohaska - Lucerne Festival at Easter: Prokofiev, Berg, Mozart, Tchaikovsky (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17761 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 109 min | 21,1 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3865 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 109 min | 5,89 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

Five years after first conducting the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra in their Venezuelan home, Claudio Abbado continues his commitment to this stunning ensemble in this first joint audiovisual concert recording. Prokofiev's extrovert Scythian Suite is a gift for the boundless energy of these young players, while the intricacy and anguish of Berg's Lulu-Suite are an Abbado speciality, with soprano Anna Prohaska, in her Lucerne Festival debut, singing the heroine's dazzling statement of self-justification. The concert ends with an impassioned account of Tchaikovsky's Pathétique, his final symphony, one of the most moving works in music history.
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
Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mozart: Concert Arias, Symphony No.35, Beethoven: Egmont (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mozart: Concert Arias, Symphony No.35, Beethoven: Egmont (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21951 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 21,4 Gb
Audio1: German, Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4017 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 4,81 Gb
Audio: German, Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus | Sub: German, English, Korean, Japanese

All are equal before the work, before the mysteries of a score; this was Claudio Abbados heart-felt conviction. For him, the willingness to be open to one another and to the independent life of musical processes was the only prerequisite for making music. In the live performances documented here for the first time, Abbado could be sure of the devotion of these world-class artists: the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, the sopranos Christine Schäfer and Juliane Banse, as well as the actor Bruno Ganz. They shared his credo of listening togetherness (Die ZEIT) that made possible those precious moments of musical truth toward which this great conductor strove throughout his life.
Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Brahms, Schoenberg, Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Brahms: Tragic Overture, Schoenberg: Lied der Waldtaube, Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18984 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 101 min | 21,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4002 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 101 min | 5,50 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus | Sub: German, English, Korean, Japanese

With his very own “mysterious seductive power and legendary elegance” (Le Monde), Claudio Abbado opened for the last time the LUCERNE FESTIVAL in the summer of 2013. Only a few months later, the world had to bid farewell to a monumental artist, humanist, great conductor and orchestra founder. Even in the concert itself, documented here, lived a moment of farewell, as the three great works performed tell of the transience of life. The centerpiece of the Eroica is the funeral march revealing “abysses of shattering dimension” - an “intense experience” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). This record, the last audio-visual documentation of his work, captures once again the extraordinary atmosphere of “vibrant emotionality” that always emerged when Abbado created music with his “orchestra of friends”.