Levine Schubert

Joseph Szigeti, Andor Földes, Carlo Bussotti and Joseph Levine | Schubert Violin Sonata and Rondo Fantasy in C

Schubert Violin Sonata n° 1 and Rondo Fantasy in C
Joseph Szigeti, Andor Földes, Carlo Bussotti and Joseph Levine
Classical | Ape | 180 Mb
Verdi - Nabucco (Domingo, Monastyrska; Levine) 2017 [HDTV 720p]

Verdi - Nabucco (Domingo, Monastyrska; Levine) 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~4 mbps, 25 fps | Subs: Eng, Fre, Ger, Ita, Pol, Rus, Spam Swe | Italian, AC3 6ch 448kbps | 02:52:32 | 4.2 GB
Classical, Opera | Metropolitan Opera in HD | HDTV->MKV

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker) (1987) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | 325 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 431 652 2


James Levine's viennese recording of Smetana's famed masterpiece is one of the best performances of the work around today. With clear, full-bodied digital recording and ripe, rich and opulent playing from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, it presents a performance that is as comporable to Kubelik as any other. Despite Levine's roots in the theatre (Metropolitan Opera), he manages to grasp a clear sense of drama in the work, and while some might argue that he is mainly concerned with orchestral effect for its own sake, he certainly does not do this but presents every minute detail in this musical kaliedascopic picture.

Zandonai - Francesca da Rimini (James Levine) (2007/1984)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 9, 2017
Zandonai - Francesca da Rimini (James Levine) (2007/1984)

Zandonai - Francesca da Rimini (James Levine) (2007/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.76 Gb (DVD9) | 150 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The Met's first production in more than 60 years is "treated with a keen appreciation for the special requirements of verismo and a practically vanished performing tradition. Scotto has found her ideal role…a great performance… Domingo sang glamorously… Levine's affectionate concern for the music told in every measure… The massive sets by Ezio Frigerio serve the work exquisitely … Piero Faggioni’s graceful direction strikes a perfect balance” (New York Magazine)
Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 & 5; Wedding Cantata, BWV 1047, 1050, 202, 1067 (Levine, Faerber, Battle)

Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 & 5; Wedding Cantata, BWV 1047, 1050, 202, 1067 (James Levine, Jorg Faerber, Kathleen Battle & SCO, Wurttembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn; Jorg Faerber) - 2006
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 468.64 MB
Classical | Label: Sony and BMG Music | Catalog Number: 82876762222

In many ways this is a special recording. It features first-desks from the Chicago Sym. playing two of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and so far beyond the average Baroque ensemble are they that one yearns for the other four. Just to hear the amazing trumpet solos in Concerto no. 2 by the legendary Adolph Herseth repays the cost of the CD. But we also get James Levine doing double duty at the harpsichord in Concerto no. 5. One deficit from the rise of period performance is that non-specialists have been driven out. The days when an all-around musician like Levine or Leonard Bernstein performed Bach and Handel are more or less over, and their replacements, to be tactful, are not on such an exalted level of talent…. By Santa Fe Listener
Cecilia Bartoli, Andras Schiff ‎- Italian Songs: Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn (1993)

Cecilia Bartoli, András Schiff ‎- Italian Songs: Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | # 440 297-2 | Time: 01:07:59

This was to be the end of the line for Italian word-setting by Viennese composers: once the confident sentiments that belonged to the poet Metastasio's opera seria felt the chill and threatening wind of Enlightenment and Revolution, their time was up. Even we, for the most part, prefer to remember the German-speaking Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn. So it is good to be reminded of their responses to the Italian muse (usually as part of their craft-learning student work) in this particularly well-cast recital. Central Europe, in the person of Andras Schiff meets Italy, in Cecilia Bartoli, to delightful, often revelatory effect.

Puccini - Il Trittico (James Levine) (2010/1981)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 26, 2016
Puccini - Il Trittico (James Levine) (2010/1981)

Puccini - Il Trittico (James Levine) (2010/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.34 Gb+3.53 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 170 min
Classical | The Metropolitan Opera | Sub: English

Leading the enormous forces to bring Puccini's huge vision to life in this now-legendary performance, James Levine presides over an evening of three one-act operas that cover the full spectrum of human experience. The great singing actress Renata Scotto is featured in all three operas, perhaps most memorably in her searing portrayal of Suor Angelica - a nu whose extreme atonement for he sin ultimately wins her redemption.
Cecilia Bartoli, James Levine - An Italian Songbook: Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti (1997)

Cecilia Bartoli, James Levine - An Italian Songbook: Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti (1997)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: London/Decca | # 455 513-2 | Time: 01:07:23

The Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is one of the most charming and talented singers to appear on the scene in recent years, and this collection of Italian songs by three great opera composers–Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini–is a most deserving bestseller. There are many small pleasures in the selections, which reflect the bel canto predilections of their authors, and Bartoli renders them artfully. Some will be familiar even to casual listeners (Rossini's La Danza, the famous tarantella); others will be new to most, but equally deserving of a hearing. The sensitive and skillful accompaniment is by conductor-pianist James Levine.
Smetana - The bartered bride [Prodana nevesta] (James Levine) (2010/1978)

Smetana - The bartered bride [Prodaná nevěsta] (James Levine) (2010/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.60 Gb+3.62 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 142 min
Classical | The Metropolitan Opera | Sub: English

This MET production of Bedrich Semtana's classic folk opera boasts a superb cast, including Nicolai Gedda, Jon Vickers, Teresa Stratas, and Martti Talvela. The staging and mis-en-scene is traditional and very well done. Everyone seems to be enjoying this presentation. Although not to the same standard as today's HD productions, this is still a wonderful way to get to know this delightful opera.

Evgeny Kissin/James Levine - The Carnegie Hall Concert (2CD) (2006)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 1, 2016
Evgeny Kissin/James Levine - The Carnegie Hall Concert (2CD) (2006)

Evgeny Kissin/James Levine - The Carnegie Hall Concert (2CD) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 334 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 197 mb
Genre: classical

The Carnegie Hall Concert is a 2CD live set by pianists Evgeny Kissin and James Levine. This was released by RCA Red Seal and is of a performance in New York City in May 2005, doing the work of composer Franz Schubert.