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Karl Bohm - Great Recordings 1953-1972 (17CDs, 2017)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at June 4, 2017
Karl Bohm - Great Recordings 1953-1972 (17CDs, 2017)

Karl Bohm - Great Recordings 1953-1972 (17CDs, 2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,71 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The rhythmic, textural and structural clarity of Karl Böhm’s recordings are much admired across the world. This new release includes Böhm’s celebrated recordings of Mozart Serenades and the great orchestral works of Richard Strauss, as well as equally notable performances of Beethoven and Brahms symphonies. This 17 CD box with booklet includes including new liner notes by Berliner Philharmoniker intimus Helge Grünewald and rare Böhm photographs.
Emil & Elena Gilels, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm - Mozart: Piano Concertos K.595 & K.365; Schubert: Fantasy (2001)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27, K.595; Concerto For 2 Pianos, K.365
Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F minor, D. 940 (Op.103) for piano duet
Emil & Elena Gilels, pianos; Wiener Philharmoniker; Karl Böhm, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 463 652-2 | Time: 01:17:36

This is the most beautiful of Mozart playing, his last piano concerto given here by Emil Gilels with total clarity. This is a classic performance, memorably accompanied by the VPO and Böhm. Suffice it to say that Gilels sees everything and exaggerates nothing, that the performance has an Olympian authority and serenity, and that the Larghetto is one of the glories of the gramophone. He's joined by his daughter Elena in the Double Piano Concerto in E flat, and their physical relationship is mirrored in the quality, and the mutual understanding of the playing: both works receive marvellous interpretations. We think Emil plays first, Elena second, but could be quite wrong. The VPO under Karl Böhm is at its best; and so is the quality of recording, with a good stereo separation of the two solo parts, highly desirable in this work.
Karl Bohm, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Beethoven: Fidelio [2008/1970]

Beethoven - Fidelio (Karl Böhm, Matti Talvela, Gwyneth Jones) [2008/1970]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.32 Gb (DVD9) | 112 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in 1970, German television took Fidelio into the studio and filmed the Deutsche Oper Berlin's production of the composer's only opera. Karl Böhm, well-known as a master conductor of this opera, leads an astonishing performance which emphasizes orchestral clarity and emotional depth. The conductor leads a strong cast headed by the glorious Gwyneth Jones and powerful James King in the starring roles. First time on DVD! "Gwyneth Jones sang a passionate Leonore…James King was a Florestan on the summit of his vocal expression." (Berliner Morgenpost)

Maurizio Pollini: Beethoven, Mozart & Brahms Piano Concertos [2xDVD9]  Music

Posted by karajanmania at Jan. 13, 2012
Maurizio Pollini: Beethoven, Mozart & Brahms Piano Concertos [2xDVD9]

Maurizio Pollini: Beethoven, Mozart & Brahms Piano Concertos [2xDVD9]
Classical | DVD | with scans (covers and booklet) | DVD´s FULL No compression | 7,18 Gb (DVD1) | 6,66 Gb (DVD2)
Audio: PCM Stereo | DTS 5.1 | Relesase: November 15, 2005 | Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon

Maurizio Pollini's late 1970s film recordings of Beethoven Piano Concertos 3 and 5; Mozart Piano Concertos 19 and 23; and Brahms Piano Concerto 2 have it all: great pianism, beautiful playing by the Vienna Philharmonic, magnificent conducting by Karl Bohm (Beethoven, Mozart) and Claudio Abbado (Brahms), all adding up to one thing: a beautiful experience. These DVDs are a feast for the ears: great audio, and the eyes: great video. The 1970s Unitel films used in this DG release have held up very well in the vaults: there are no glitches or imperfections in the picture. The camera work is also excellent, and serves the music being performed.
There is no audience, and the recording venue: Vienna's Musikvereien, has wonderful acoustics - one of the best concert halls in the civilized world. It was worth alot to me to see Karl Bohm smile at Maurizio Pollini at the beginning of I, of Mozart's Piano Concerto 19 with it's humorous, scherzo like theme which begins the concerto. Highly recommended!
Wilhelm Backhaus, Vienna Philharmonic, Karl Bohm - Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1989) 2CDs

Johannes Brahms: Klavierkonzerte 1 & 2 (1989) 2CDs
Wilhelm Backhaus (piano); Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Karl Böhm

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 425 763-2 | Time: 01:31:50

As an eleven-year-old in 1895, Wilhelm Backhaus met and performed for D'Albert, Grieg, Nikisch and Brahms, among others. Here was a pianist who shunned hectoring gestures of the late Romantic era for economy and purposefulness. "His facial expression always remained steady, showing an unceasing concentration on the sounds his hands were coaxing from the instrument with such concentrated energy. Everything lay in the act of playing, just as the preoccupation of a great painter or sculptor would be not with technique as such, but with craftsmanship - that is, skill not as an end in itself, but as a vehicle for the idea - giving pleasure to those who were able to watch and hear how a true master would execute even difficult passages effortlessly," writes Walter Frei. This 2-CD set brings together Backhaus's recordings with Karl Bohm and the Vienna Philharmonic of the two Brahms Piano Concertos.
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm - Mozart: Requiem, K.626 (1971/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm - Mozart: Requiem, K.626 (1971/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 64:25 minutes | 2.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Karl Böhm's 1971 Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mozart's Requiem has long been regarded as the best, deepest, truest, and most Austrian recording of the work. With the Wiener Staatsopernchor and the Wiener Philharmoniker, plus soloists Edith Mathis, Julia Hamari, Wieslaw Ochman, and Karl Ridderbusch, Böhm created a fuliginously sorrowful, luminously consoling, and numinously blessed performance of Mozart's final masterpiece and Deutsche Grammophon has wisely kept the performance almost continuously in print since its release.
Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro [2005/1976]

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Karl Böhm, Mirella Freni, Kiri Te Kanawa, Hermann Prey, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau) [2005/1976]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.33 Gb+5.07 Gb (2xDVD9) | 181 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This luxuriously cast film of Mozart's beloved opera buffa features a host of legendary interpretations, including Kiri Te Kanawa's exquisite Countess Almaviva, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as her philandering husband, Hermann Prey as the wily title character, Mirella Freni, a delight as his no less savvy bride Susanna, and Maria Ewing, hilarious as the lovesick page Cherubino. Director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's imaginative camera-work tellingly emphasizes character and mood in this immortal story of love, intrigue and class struggle, set against the historical background of ancien regime Europe sliding inexorably towards revolution.
Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Astrid Varnay, Leonie Rysanek, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Strauss: Elektra (2005/1981)

Karl Böhm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Astrid Varnay, Leonie Rysanek, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Strauss: Elektra (2005/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.77 Gb+4.16 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 208 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Götz Friedrich’s 1981 Elektra film sets Richard Strauss’ opera in a dark and dingy abandoned 20th-century factory populated by grungy denizens in psuedo-Greek garb. Elektra herself appears like some deranged homeless woman reeking with sweat and slime (in the rain). And the depravity doesn’t stop there. Friedrich plays up the work’s sado-masochistic elements, with bloody whippings and an orgy sequence involving nude lesbians bathing themselves in the blood of a sacrificial ram. Now you might think that all of this detracts from the score, but on the contrary, the production matches image to music so brilliantly that anyone seeing this opera for the first time would think they were created for each other (which allows you to ignore the occasional useless, almost silly gesture, such as the frequent and prolonged shots of Agamemnon’s bloodied visage during Elektra’s opening monologue).
Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Karl Bohm) (2005/1980)

Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Karl Böhm) (2005/1980)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.19 Gb (DVD5) | 146 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“One of Böhm's last operatic assignments, he accompanies his fine cast with huge wisdom. Gruberova and Talvela are outstanding. August Everding's production, adventurous for 1980, is now a delight to look at” (BBC Music Magazine). “the performance has a winning glow, with an excellent cast of soloists. Edita Gruberova as Konstanze is at her freshest…[Grist's Blonde] is a charming and characterful assumption, most of all when confronting the powerful Osmin of Martii Tavela” (Penguin Guide).
Johann Strauss - Die Fledermaus (Karl Bohm, Gundula Janowitz) (2007/1972)

Johann Strauss - Die Fledermaus (Karl Böhm, Gundula Janowitz) (2007/1972)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.92 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

“A glittering account of the most perfect of all operettas, with an incredibly starry cast, all in peak condition. Karl Böhm's conducting is relaxed but sparkling.” (BBC Music Magazine)