Concerto Grosso in A Major

I Musici - Sammartini: 6 Concertos in 7 Parts, Op. 2 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 22, 2017
I Musici - Sammartini: 6 Concertos in 7 Parts, Op. 2 (2017)

I Musici - Sammartini: 6 Concertos in 7 Parts, Op. 2
Classical, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:18 min | 317 MB
Label: Dynamic | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Sammartinis first concerti grossi, those of his Op. 2, are considered to be among the composers masterpieces. These intensely inspired pieces, composed with such vigorous spirit, sometimes hardly seem to fit the measured form of the concerto grosso. Sammartinis themes enjoy a pliant lyricism, at times melancholic, at others passionate and vehement. The contrapuntal development is always masterful, both learned and extraordinarily subtle in nature, taking unexpected and thoroughly expressive turns, often through refined chromaticism and an original use of harmony.
VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 02 (2013)

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration Of Artistic Excellence From The Home Of Early Music Box Set Part 02 (2013)
Classical, Early Music, Renaissance, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,85 Gb | Covers 82 Mb
Label: Archiv Produktion | Release Year: 2013

The box-set traces the history of Archiv from 1947, when the first recordings were made (Helmut Walcha playing Bach organ works), to a bonus CD featuring selections from the new 2013 albums mentioned above. A complete overview is appended. In between comes a sequence of albums several of which are new to CD from the great names of the label, from Walcha, Wenzinger and Safford Cape, through Karl Richter, Nikolas Harnoncourt and Sir Charles Mackerras…
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino - Pizzetti: Symphony in A Major & Harp Concerto in E-Flat Major (2017)

Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino - Pizzetti: Symphony in A Major & Harp Concerto in E-Flat Major
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:05 min | 237 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Composed in 1940, Pizzettis Symphony in A was one of the works, which included Benjamin Brittens Sinfonia da Requiem, commissioned to celebrate the 2600th anniversary of the accession of the legendary first Emperor of Japan. This powerful and unsettling work, Pizzettis only Symphony, is notable for its ominous mood, its compositional progress between February and June 1940 mirroring the unfolding European conflict and Italys own declaration of war. Written twenty years later for Italys leading harpist Clelia Gatti Aldrovandi, the sunny Harp Concerto is, by contrast, both lyrical and vivacious.
Oberösterreichisches Jugendsinfonieorchester & Remy Ballot - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A Major, WAB 106 (Live) (2017)

Oberösterreichisches Jugendsinfonieorchester & Remy Ballot - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A Major, WAB 106 (Live)
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:08 min | 272 MB
Label: Gramola Records | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017

Rémy Ballot and the symphonies of Anton Bruckner, performed at Bruckner's place of work, the basilica of St. Florian in Upper Austria, are an extraordinary collection of artistic abundance which becomes manifest for the fourth time in this CD release. In 2016 the annual Brucknertage festival centered around the ‘Sixth’, and once again the musical youth of the Upper Austrian Symphonic Youth Orchestra enjoyed the great honour of giving a celebrated performance in this oneof-a-kind setting. Their youthful vigour and professionalism combined with the intuition of Rémy Ballot creates a unique and exciting interpretation, and appends another worthy opus to this series which has been critically acclaimed and honoured with numerous prestigious international awards.
Antonín Dvořák - Piano Quintet in A major; Piano Quartet in E flat major (Schubert Ensemble) (2012)

Antonín Dvorak - Piano Quintet in A major; Piano Quartet in E flat major (Schubert Ensemble) (2012)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 330 MB
Label: Chandos Records | TT: 76:55

Dvorák's popular Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 87, and Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, have received numerous performances by Czech ensembles, as well as plenty of foreigners who have attained fluency in the received Czech style (or not). This fine release by Britain's Schubert Ensemble takes the step of defining a non-Czech way of playing Dvorák, with fresh and persuasive results. The players are circumspect and precise in the classic British style, but what they do is bold: they reduce the emphasis on the Czech rhythms in the music, turning them into accents rather than structural determinants.
Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 in A major; Haydn: Symphony no. 104 in D major - Wiener Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 in A major Op. 92; Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major “London” –
Wiener Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 315 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: Decca | Recorded: 1960 | Published: 2002

These are not "classical" performances in the sense of attempting to reproduce the effect of a late eighteenth-century orchestra, but the interpretation has something classical about it all the same — a vigour and a sense of proportion which make me rate this record very highly among the many Karajan has given us … [the] guality of playing and interpretation and recording all combine to make this record … a luxury article. Gramophone (on the Haydn)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15  in A major op. 141 - The Philhadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A major op. 141; Piano Sonata No. 2 op. 64 -
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, conductor; Emil Gilels, piano

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 233 Mb | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Scans | RS links and 4 share links
Publisher: BMG Classics - RCA

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15  in A major op. 141 - The Philhadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy

Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra gave the American premiere of Shostakovich's valedictory symphony in 1972, followed by its first recording outside the Soviet Union. Collectors may remember its shrill, emasculated sonics, due in part to those notorious matzoh-like dynaflex LP pressings that made RCA infamous in the 1970s. Appearing now for the first time on CD in RCA's High Performance series, the Ormandy Shostakovich 15th blooms with vivacity and life, filling the room with the fabled Philadelphia sound… A major release. [2/10/2000]–Jed Distler, classicstoday.com
Heinrich Biber - Mensa sonora, seu Musica instrumentalis (1680), Sonata in A major - The Purcell Quartet

Heinrich Biber - Mensa sonora, seu Musica instrumentalis (1680), Sonata in A major
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 306 MB | Rapidshare
Recorded: 1-3 Oct. 2006, St Bartholomew's Church, Oxford, Suffolk | Released: 2008 | Label: Chandos CHAN 0748 | TT: 59:13
The Purcell Quartet (Catherine Mackintosh, Catherine Weiss - violin | Richard Boothby - violone | Robert Woolley - harpsichord) with Jane Rogers - viola

Mensa Sonora means ‘Harmonious Table’ and was music composed for aristocratic dining. The diners present during this Tafelmusik would have missed much had they allowed knives and forks to drown the melodies, rhythms and harmonies which Biber produced. These are by and large upbeat pieces, but not in any way superficial or slight. One is struck particularly by the high degree of virtuosity – but to a purpose. The violins in particular carry forward the momentum, linger on the tender and underpin the subtle and perhaps less obvious. […]
The Purcell Quartet has the gift of producing a particularly unified sound. The beauty of each member’s tone is not lost and is there to be enjoyed, as in the first movement of the Sonata in A major. Yet the unison effect achieved by musicians so well in tune with one another adds to the pleasing and compelling texture of these unpretentious yet delightful pieces. (Mark Sealey, musicweb-international.com, 2008)

Bach & Weiss Suite for Lute and Violin in A Major  Music

Posted by rotro at Jan. 3, 2009
Bach & Weiss Suite for Lute and Violin in A Major

Bach & Weiss Suite for Lute and Violin in A Major
Genre: Classical | APE, CUE | 1 CD | Covers | 269 Mb | RS
Date: 19-21 march 2000 | Label: Vivarte
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Albinoni: Adagio in G/Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G (repost)

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Albinoni: Adagio in G/Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G
WMA | CBR 256 Kbps | April 4, 1985 | 126 Mb

Karajan is probably one of the most accomplished conductors to come out of post-Mahler era of German symphonic tradition influenced strongly by Beethoven, Mahler, and Wagner. This means that in addition to usually using larger groups to play the smaller traditional chamber group pieces as intended here, the instruments with symphonies such as the Berlin Philharmonic are also generally modern except perhaps for the soloist's. Conductors and musicians are trained to perform every piece as if it were a Mahler symphony.