Concerto Grosso in A Major

Henryk Szeryng - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major (Live) (2017)

Henryk Szeryng - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major (Live)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:45 min | 338 MB
Label: SWR Classic | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

One of the great violinists of the twentieth century, Henryk Szeryng was an artist greatly celebrated during his lifetime, but is sadly known only to experts today. Looking back, his reputation may have been overshadowed by some of his contemporaries, but in terms of his flawless technique and the power and beauty of his tone, Szeryng unquestionably remains one of the great masters of his era. These two live concert recordings from December 7, 1969 feature performances by the South West German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim.

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.
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.
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…
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.
Vladimir Horowitz - W.A. Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 23 in A major, K. 488

ClassicalMusic-Concert - Vladimir Horowitz - Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
DivX 640 x 480 | 50:14 | 298 MB (3*99.6)

1987 - Orchestra de La Scala Theater de Milano - Carlo Maria Giulini


Vladimir Horowitz - W.A. Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 23 in A major, K. 488
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Albinoni: Adagio in G/Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G

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. All of these things redefine the piece significantly so the performance simply has more the dynamics of a German Mahler or Wagner piece instead of an Italian chamber piece which was devised for different and smaller specifications as well as style of performance. This performance is almost a full adaptation or transcription instead of an interpretation and so grandiose in scope that it's even too much for Beehthoven's symphonies. Solti has a similar style although Karajan I find to be better as he is often less hesitant with Vivaldi and is more passionate in his interpretations. This is a good performance to look into if you like modern symphonic interpretations for traditional chamber pieces. Violin virtuoso performances such as Perlman's are also in this category. There are few to boast of that are played in the Baroque tradition as there are few groups out there who can really play Vivaldi well in that style: especially this piece. The best in my opinion would be Pina Carmirelli's 1982 performance with I Musici di Roma. In addition to the group playing on Stradivari, Carmirelli has a very fluid and constant interpretation that is Romantic but mostly traditional. A close one behind that is Salvatore Acardo's Stradivarius performance with I Solisti delle Settimane Musicali di Napoli (Acardo actually performed this piece with I Musici as well.) Karajan's however is probably one of the best ones to come out of the German orchestral tradition of interpretation such as with Solti, Toscanini, and even Bernstein who all rose from that discipline from the early 1900s to the '50s and 60's. All of them are accomplished legends in symphonic direction and good investments if you like this style of interpretation.
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)