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Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Booklet | 328 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 188 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 474 169 - 2

Claudio Abbado was an Italian conductor. One of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, particularly in the music of Gustav Mahler, he served as music director of the La Scala opera house in Milan, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Vienna State Opera, founder and director of Lucerne Festival Orchestra, music director of European Union Youth Orchestra and principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra.
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
Gustav Mahler. Symphonie No. 5 - Claudio Abbado & Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Gustav Mahler. Symphonie No. 5 - Claudio Abbado & Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | APE+Cue, covers | PT: 1:12:28 | Mar. 1989 | 3x95,5 + 7,2 MB

This version of the 5th Mahler Symphony is compared by critics and fans with the one that Abbado recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Bernstein version. In general the comments point that this interpretation of the CSO is perfectly calibrated and very measured, and perhaps because of that, colder. I don't think so. It is worth listening to these versions, since each of them is a part of the great pieces of the music.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRez FLAC]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 5.11GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.29MB + 5% Recovery

When at last it was revealed what Mahler’s final intentions were regarding the ordering of the inner movements of his 6th Symphony, 90 years of theory, history, & performance practice went right out the window. For theorists, it altered the harmonic structure of Mahler’s A minor Symphony. For historians, it modified the meaning of Mahler’s “Tragic” Symphony. For players & conductors, it changed the musical progress of Mahler’s 6th Symphony. For listeners, it made Mahler’s deepest & darkest symphony even deeper & darker. With the achingly nostalgic Andante moderato now coming before the bitingly bitter Scherzo, the triumph of the opening Allegro energico sounds even more hollow & empty & the collapse of the closing Allegro moderato sounds even more final & total.
Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)

Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:42:27 | 177 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 439898

The young Kissin was able to work wonders in Prokofiev–above all the Sixth Sonata (Kissin in Tokyo - Yevgeny Kissin). Regrettably, the mature Kissin recently delivered highly disappointing live performances of the Second and Third Concertos (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3), indeed, regardless of the predictable rave in the British press. This 1994 recording of the First and Third Concertos is unquestionably very good, especially the youthful First, although competition is very strong–from Graffman/Szell (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3) and Argerich/Dutoit (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 / Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3) in this coupling, and from the complete sets by Berman/Gutierrez/Järvi, Toradze/Gergiev and Krainev/Kitaenko.
Schubert - Fierrabras, D. 796 (Claudio Abbado; Arnold Schoenberg Chor; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe) [1991/2004]

Schubert - Fierrabras, D. 796 (Claudio Abbado; Arnold Schoenberg Chor; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe) [1991/2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 676 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 427 341-2 | TT: CD1`68:26, CD2`75:27

Fierrabras is a three-act German opera with spoken dialogue written by the composer Franz Schubert in 1823, to a libretto by Josef Kupelwieser, the general manager of the Theater am Kärntnertor (Vienna's Court Opera Theatre). Along with the earlier Alfonso und Estrella, composed in 1822, it marks Schubert's attempt to compose grand Romantic opera in German, departing from the Singspiel tradition.
Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 21 (1995) (Repost)

Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 21 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 262 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 178 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 56:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 439941

This work is very hard to characterize emotionally, but it sighs and it sings enigmatically. Surprisingly, so many performances are very straightforward, never capturing these soulful, longing qualities that almost approach reverie at times. Not so this time. The interplay here is amazing, Pires' delicate approach is ideal for this music, and the conducting is elastic in that "Furtwanglerian" way. But don't get the impression this is bloated, Romantic Mozart…it's not. (Maybe Furtwangler wasn't the right name to evoke after all.
Maria João Pires, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26 (1993)

Maria João Pires, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26 (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 241 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 149 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 52:00
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4375292

Maria-Joào Pires has recorded these concertos before, for Erato, and this experience shows in assured playing. In K449 I find the sound of the Vienna Philharmonic, recorded in Vienna's Musikverein, too big: the string section seems large and the hall over-reverberant. Furthermore, the piano sounds plummy, and even those who dislike the fortepiano may question its suitability. With these reservations, one can enjoy Pires's deft and sensitive performance, without strong individuality but offering consistent intelligence, and the brisk finale shows her and Abbado at their best. Even so, this is a romanticized slow movement; the gooey orchestral sound does not help, but the pianist is also partly responsible in a way that I have sometimes noted in her performances of Mozart's sonatas.
Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet (2000)

Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet (2000)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 249 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 150 MB | Covers Included | 01:02:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 463179

Deutsche Grammophon has another excellent Schumann Concerto in its catalog, the Pollini/Abbado, with the Berlin Philharmonic, coupled with a good but not great Schoenberg Piano Concerto. Not surprisingly, Pollini is more muscular and evenly balanced in the Schumann, even if he is, as usual, a bit straitlaced. Pires is always the sensitive and probing artist, or so it seems. Here, she is alert from the opening descending chords to the expressive potential in every bar. She puts much more thinking and feeling in her interpretation than Pollini and most others I've heard.
Pergolesi - Missa S. Emidio, Salve Regina f-moll, Manca la guida al pie, Laudate pueri Dominum (Claudio Abbado, Sara Mingardo)

Pergolesi - Missa S. Emidio, Salve Regina f-moll, Manca la guida al pie, Laudate pueri Dominum (Claudio Abbado, Sara Mingardo) [2010]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Archiv Produktion | Covers
Catalog Number: 00289 477 8463 | 72’49 | 1cd, 319.68 MB

Had Pergolesi not died young, his name would rank among the most stellar and influential of Italy’s 18th-century composers. Despite the brevity of his life – he died at 26 – Pergolesi created numerous deathless works
In this second album of Claudio Abbado’s Pergolesi Project, the renowned maestro conducts the Missa S. Emidio, Manca la guida al pie, Laudate pueri Dominum, and the Salve Regina in F minor. Abbado’s passion for this music meets these sacred compositions on the exalted level where they were composed… (The Times)