Prague Sinfonia

Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias: Sinfonias (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias: Sinfonias (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:36 minutes | 870 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music in the family: Conductor Christian Benda interprets the music of his Bohemian ancestor Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795). This appealing cross section of the symphonies of Georg Anton Benda, who was highly respected by Mozart, which includes six rarely performed symphonies in three movements. All pieces performed by the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra and conducted by Christian Benda.
Christian Benda & Prague Sinfonia - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias (2016)

Christian Benda & Prague Sinfonia - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:47:36 | 111 MB
Label: Sony Classical

Music in the family: Conductor Christian Benda interprets the music of his Bohemian ancestor Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795). This appealing cross section of the symphonies of Georg Anton Benda, who was highly respected by Mozart, which includes six rarely performed symphonies in three movements. All pieces performed by the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra and conducted by Christian Benda.

Oratorio for Prague (1968)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 14, 2017
Oratorio for Prague (1968)

Oratorio for Prague (1968)
DVDRip | MP4 | 632x480 | x264 @ 2500 Kbps | English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | 29 min | 572 Mb
Genre: Documentary, War, Short

A unique document of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, the movie was begun as a documentary about the liberalization of Czechoslovakia and then became a record of the entry of Russian tanks into Prague. The only filmed footage of the Soviet invasion, it was seen by more than 600 million people when broadcast on television, and it was the first information that the Soviet Army had not been "invited" in. The film also includes never-before-seen scenes from the Prague Spring before the invasion.
Prague ~ 1770 - Bohemian Music of the 18th Century - Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague (1997)

Prague ~ 1770 - Bohemian Music of the 18th Century - Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague (1997)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 332 MB
Label: MDG | TT: 103:25

Prague-1770 celebrates the compositions of three such Bohemians, Franz Tuma (1704-1774), Josef Myslivecek (1737-1781), and Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818). While listening to my satellite TV's classical music station I was introduced to the Larghetto movement of Myslivecek's Sinfonia in Es. I enjoyed it so much that I immediately set out to track down a CD recording on the Internet. Subsequent research revealed that my growing admiration for Josef Myslivecek was shared by none less than Mozart himself who after meeting the Czech in Bologna in 1770 exclaimed, "He exudes fire, spirit and life." There is now little doubt that Myslivecek's style influenced Mozart a great deal in opera, symphonies, and violin concertos. Moreover, it is worthy of note that even before 1767 Myslivecek was already writing the earliest examples of the string quintet, a form that Wolfgang made his own only much later.
Perttu Kivilaakso, Jyväskylä Sinfonia & Ville Matvejeff - Olli Virtaperko: Romer's Gap – 3 Concertos (2017)

Perttu Kivilaakso, Jyväskylä Sinfonia & Ville Matvejeff - Olli Virtaperko: Romer's Gap – 3 Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:27 min | 362 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

This exciting new release of contemporary music includes three new concertos by Finnish composer Olli Virtaperko (b. 1973). The concertos are combining multiple styles from Baroque to prog jazz as well as different performance practices. Romers Gap is a concerto for electrically amplified cello featuring as soloist Perttu Kivilaakso, best known as lead cellist in the multi-million selling rock band Apocalyptica. Ambrosian Delights is a concerto for the knifonium, a vacuum-tube-based analogue synthesiser created by Jonte Knif.
Bergen Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:00 | 179 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This is the eagerly awaited final volume in our historic series of Vaughan Williams’s Symphonies, started about twenty-five years ago by the late Richard Hickox, and recently continued by that other expert in British repertoire, Sir Andrew Davis.
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Sinfonia n.7 in Mi Maggiore (1990)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Sinfonia n.7 in Mi Maggiore (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 243.14 Mb | 68:54 | Scans included
Symphony | Label: Hunt, Arkadia (HUNTCD 721)

Josef Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer best known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies.
David Atherton, London Symphony Orchestra - Panufnik: Sinfonia Mistica, Sinfonia di Sfere (2006) (Repost)

David Atherton, London Symphony Orchestra - Panufnik: Sinfonia Mistica, Sinfonia di Sfere (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 191.53 Mb | 53:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Explore Records (EXP0014)

Inspiration, a word much loved by Romantic novelists writing about composers, would be regarded with some scepticism by the composers themselves. When we say a work is inspired it is a verdict on the music, not a description of the state of mind of the composer; thus the image of Handel composing his Messiah in a mystical frenzy is spoiled by reality — which has him foraging among the manuscripts of Italian love-duets written the previous year for music that could easily be converted into choruses. it is preferable to use the word “stimulus". Debussy’s imagination was stimulated by the sea to write La Mer, Beethoven was stimulated by the concepts of Brotherhood of Man and of Joy to write the Ninth Symphony. Bach was stimulated by the idea of writing pieces in the 24 available major and minor keys, so much so that he did it twice over in the 48 Preludes and Fugues.
Otto Klemperer, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Mahler: Sinfonia n.2 in Do minore 'Resurrezione' (1989)

Otto Klemperer, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Mahler: Sinfonia n.2 in Do minore 'Resurrezione' (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 326.42 Mb | 79:49 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: Hunt

Otto Nossan Klemperer (14 May 1885 – 6 July 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century. Otto Klemperer was born in Breslau, Silesia Province, then in Germany (now Wrocław, Poland), as a son of Nathan Klemperer, a native of Prague, Bohemia (today's Czech Republic). His parents were Jewish. Klemperer studied music first at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, and later at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin under James Kwast and Hans Pfitzner. He followed Kwast to three institutions and credited him with the whole basis of his musical development. In 1905, he met Gustav Mahler while conducting the off-stage brass at a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection. He also made a piano reduction of the second symphony. The two men became friends, and Klemperer became conductor at the German Opera in Prague in 1907 on Mahler's recommendation. Mahler wrote a short testimonial, recommending Klemperer, on a small card which Klemperer kept for the rest of his life. Later, in 1910, Klemperer assisted Mahler in the premiere of his Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand.

Sinfonia Varsovia - 39'45 Volume 2 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 22, 2017
Sinfonia Varsovia - 39'45 Volume 2 (2017)

Sinfonia Varsovia - 39'45 Volume 2 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:54 | 119 MB
Label: WM Poland

On 39'45 vol. 2, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra - under the baton of the Italian conductor Renato Rivolta - present works composed during the war in occupied Warsaw. The album contains works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Stefan Kisielewski and the world premiere recording of Pieta. On the smouldering ruins of Warsaw by Ludomir Różycki.