Dvorak Overtures

Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Weber: Overtures (2011)

Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Weber: Overtures (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:35 | 299 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BID-SACD-1760

The overtures of early Romantic composer Carl Maria von Weber are among his most appealing works, and their colorful orchestration, vivid scene-painting, and abundant tunefulness have made them favorite concert openers, long after most of their associated operas dropped out of the repertoire. This generous bybrid SACD by the Tapiola Sinfonietta, conducted by Jean-Jacques Kantorow, presents the most popular overtures Oberon, Euryanthe, and Der Freischütz with seven less famous but equally engaging pieces that fill out the program.
Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009) (Repost)

Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:10 | 519 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Accent | Catalog: ACC 24199

The Augustinus Muziekcentrum in Antwerp is a deconsecrated church repurposed for concerts, especially in the field of early music. The venue may work well for some pieces, but it's bothersome in this program of comic vocal and instrumental music by Telemann, where it's completely inappropriate. The two comic cantatas here presuppose an intimate environment of connoisseurs, but the voice of soprano soloist Dorothee Mields gets lots in the church's vast spaces to such an extent that text intelligibility is a problem, even with the aid of printed texts in German, Dutch, French, and English./quote]
Oliver Schnyder - The Beethoven Project - The 5 Piano Concertos & 4 Overtures (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Oliver Schnyder - The Beethoven Project - The 5 Piano Concertos & 4 Overtures (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 206:50 minutes | 4.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Sony Classical is delighted to bring you the latest album from the sensational pianist, Oliver Schnyder, featuring a selection of Ludwig van Beethoven’s greatest works including his complete piano concertos and selected overtures. Dubbed the “piano poet” and with over 12,000 fans on Facebook alone, Schynder’s aesthetic approach is compared with that of the great pianists Kempff, Schnabel, Fischer and Barenboim. Ludwig van Beethoven stands for independence of mind, for revolutionary ideas, for music that reaches far beyond his own time.
Ludger Remy, Les Amis de Philippe - Johann Friedrich Fasch: Dresden Overtures, Sinfonias & Concertos (2008)

Ludger Rémy, Les Amis de Philippe - Johann Friedrich Fasch: Dresden Overtures, Sinfonias & Concertos (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 421 Mb | Total time: 76:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 424-2 | Recorded: 2008

Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758) was a forward-looking musician who, though a contemporary of Bach, anticipated Haydn and Mozart in the classical style of his compositions. In his younger years he held several positions before he became the music director for the chapel at the court in Zerbst, where he remained for 36 years. He also enjoyed a close connection with Dresden musicians, chiefly with the concertmaster of the Dresden court orchestra, Pisendel. These works are thought to have been some of Fasch's many compositions for the famous orchestra at Dresden.
Two of these are three-movement works called overtures; these represent a kind of "overture symphony" that Fasch created himself. Two string symphonies and two concertos are included also, the concertos showing the influence of Vivaldi, whom Fasch admired. With the exception of one symphony, which has four movements, every work here has three.
(Ardella Crawford)
L'Arte dell'Arco, Federico Guglielmo - Francesco Veracini: Overtures & Concerti, Vol.1 (2009) (Repost)

L'Arte dell'Arco, Federico Guglielmo - Francesco Veracini: Overtures & Concerti, Vol.1 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:26 | 437 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: cpo 777 302-2

Italian historical-performance specialist violinist Frederico Guglielmo has led several different ensembles and offered various interpretive styles, as violinist and as conductor, in his approach to the violin music of the Baroque in Italy and beyond. His take on Handel's Water Music is brisk and rhythmic, but this collection of orchestral and solo violin music by the virtuoso Francesco Maria Veracini, whom the historian Charles Burney described as "capo pazzo," or crazy in the head, is a good deal quieter and more circumspect, with a small, violin-heavy ensemble that allows the wind parts to show through in the two orchestral overtures included.
George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra - Dvorak: Symphony No.8 (2011)

George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra - Dvorak: Symphony No.8 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 263 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 115 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 73 Mb
Classical | Label: Toshiba-EMI Music Japan, TOGE-12007 | 0:48:58

Legendary conductor George Szell and The Cleveland Orchestra deliver distinguished performances of undeniable masterpieces. This is a distinguished performance in the taut, crisp Szell style. The recording features outstanding musicianship, performed at the highest standard. This is an essential release for any music lover’s collection.
Truls Mork, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (1993)

Truls Mork, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:01 | 251 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: VC 7 59325 2

Though written barely 20 years apart, Dvorák's Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations draw their inspiration from two entirely different epochs. Dvorák's lush, Romantic concerto has hints of Czech motherland and even adaptations of his own previous works. The accompaniment is densely scored with tutti sections that could easily be right out of one of his symphonies.

Gerd Albrecht - Dvorak: Svata Ludmila (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 26, 2017
Gerd Albrecht - Dvorak: Svata Ludmila (1999)

Gerd Albrecht - Dvorak: Svata Ludmila (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:23:56 | 633 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C 315 992 H

Gerd Albrecht was a leading German conductor. He was best known for his interpretations of late Romantic and 20th century German repertory. His father was Hans Albrecht (1902-1961), a well-known musicologist. He was a choral scholar at the age of 15 and began conducting when he was 16. He studied at the Hamburg Musikhochschule (Hamburg Music Academy) from 1955 to 1958.
Alexander Rudin, Musica Viva - Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in A major; Serenade for Strings in E major (2013)

Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto in A major; Serenade for Strings in E major (2013)
Alexander Rudin, cello & direction; Musica Viva

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 296 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Fuga Libera | # FUG714 | Time: 01:03:29

For their fourth Fuga Libera-project, the Russian orchestra Musica Viva recorded one very famous, and one forgotten piece by Antonín Dvorak. The well-known piece is the Serenade for Strings in E major, written by Dvorak in 1875. It is believed that Dvorak took up this small orchestral genre because it was less demanding than the symphony, but allowed for the provision of pleasure and entertainment. The other piece is the Cello Concerto in A major. Unlike its brother, the B minor Concerto Op.104, this concerto has been more than overlooked. It was left un-orchestrated by Dvorak, existing only in piano-score form. It was only after his death that a few composers orchestrated this dazzling piece of music. Cello virtuoso Alexander Rudin, and Musica Viva let us taste from this magnificent forgotten treasure…
LPO, Neeme Jarvi, Soloists - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs

Antonín Dvořák - Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs
Lisa Milne, soprano; Karen Cargill, mezzo soprano; Peter Auty, tenor; Peter Rose, bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir; Neeme Järvi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: LPO | # LPO-0042 | Time: 01:24:41

Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvorák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvorák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'. It's a conviction stamped through the composer's illuminating, fervent score.