Riccardo Chailly

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op.58 (1988)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op.58 (1988)
Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: London/Decca | # 421 441-2 | Time: 00:55:37

Bernard Haitink’s 1980 Manfred was the prize of his Concertgebouw/Tchaikovsky symphony cycle. Riccardo Chailly’s 1987 effort with the same orchestra, while very good, doesn’t quite live up to that standard. In both recordings you get the sense that Tchaikovsky composed Manfred expressly for the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The very sound of the ensemble in its own hall conjures the dark, fantasy world described in the music. To this add lively and colorful playing, rich sonority, and utterly impeccable musicianship and you’ve got a uniquely compelling aural experience. Where the performances part company is in Haitink’s embrace of Tchaikovsky’s passionate dramatic ethos, a quality that Chailly, by contrast, tends to shy away from. (Of course, for a truly passionate reading you have to hear Muti’s rendition on EMI.) In his favor Chailly does have Decca’s vivid, high-impact digital recording, which, though having less warmth than the analog Philips production, better conveys the massiveness of the Concertgebouw Hall’s acoustics.
Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 68:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 466 328-2 | Recorded: 1997-98

Here are two of Rossini's "secular" cantatas: "The Lament of Harmony on the Death of Orpheus" for tenor, male chorus, and orchestra, written when he was a 16-year-old conservatory student, and the far more substantial "Wedding of Thetis and Peleus," one of many such pieces he composed for special occasions, commissioned for the marriage of an Italian princess to a French prince. Both consist of primarily short, separate, contrasting numbers, most of which would be perfectly at home in the opera house.
Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Violeta Urmana, Roberto Alagna - Verdi: Aida (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Violeta Urmana, Roberto Alagna - Verdi: Aida (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24974 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 158 min | 38,1 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4141 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 158 min | 8,59 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

Early recordings of Franco Zeffirelli's 2006 production of Verdi's opera which saw Roberto Alagna's high-profile exit during the second performance. Egypt and Ethiopia are at war. Radames is appointed commander of the Egyptian forces by the King, whose daughter, Amneris, loves Radames. It is in fact Amneris' Ethiopian slave Aida whom Radames loves. Ramades wins the war against the Ethiopians, capturing Aida's father Amonasro in the process. On his return to Egypt he faces a choice between marrying Amneris or betraying his country through his love for Aida.
Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps - Chant funèbre (2018)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps - Chant funèbre (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 316 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 20 | Time: 70:10 min

Decca has been granted exclusive worldwide rights to make the first recording of Chant Funèbre, the piece everyone believed lost forever.
Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps - Chant funèbre (2018) [24/96]

Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps - Chant funèbre (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:40 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Decca has been granted exclusive worldwide rights to make the first recording of Chant Funèbre, the piece everyone believed lost forever.
Fausto Ghiazza, Riccardo Chailly - Luciano Berio: Orchestral Transcriptions (2004) (Repost)

Fausto Ghiazza, Riccardo Chailly - Luciano Berio: Orchestral Transcriptions from Bach, Boccherini, Brahms, Mozart, Purcell, Schubert (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:57 | 349 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 476 2830

A leader of the avant-garde, most celebrated for his groundbreaking Sinfonia (1968), Luciano Berio is presented in a much different light on this album of his appealing orchestrations of Baroque and Classical works, vividly performed by Riccardo Chailly and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. These colorful transcriptions and reworkings of pieces and fragments by Purcell, Bach, Boccherini, Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms will, in most cases, attract listeners for their surprising accessibility and clarity.
Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 19789 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 92 min | 20,2 Gb
Audio1: Latin, German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4047 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 92 min | 4,99 Gb
Audio: Latin, German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music | Sub.: English, German, French, Latin

How good to see Riccardo Chailly so radiant at the end of this great event.It's an exhilaration he earns through sheer hard work as well as injecting the adrenalin at most of the right moments.(Majority) of the singers are excellent,from two very different but keenly-projected lyric-dramatic sopranos,Erika Sunnegardh and Ricardo Merbeth,to Georg Zeppenfeld,whose bass is rock solid and expressive across a huge range.Chailly holds attention between movements and makes you realise how many soloists within the orchestra have to sing,too.His Leader,the superb Sebastian Breuninger,assists him between blazes in the most striking of chamber-musical moments.Breuninger shares the front desk of viloins in Claudio Abbado's Lucerne festival Orchestra,but this one Mahler symphony Abbado's forces have yet to tackle,and Chailly's rendering leads the field on DVD. (BBC Music Magzine)
Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 23916 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 83 min | 21,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3919 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 83 min | 4,50 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

"It is my best work, with a primarily cheerful character". This was Gustav Mahler's assessment of his Symphony No. 7, which was also highly regarded by Arnold Schoenberg, who said, "I had an impression of absolute peace based on artistic harmony. Something able to set me in motion without recklessly unsettling my center of gravity." Riccardo Chailly, in his internationally acclaimed interpretations of Mahler's symphonies - which he and the Gewandhaus Orchestra are bringing together in a complete cycle - focuses on the musical qualities of the works, eschewing false pathos and sentimentality while giving up none of the music's dramatic intensity. "Mahler's Seventh Symphony, in which the composer pulled out all expressive stops and revealed himself to be an innovative modernist, has seldom been as persuasive and direct as in Chailly's interpretation", said the Frankfurter Neue Presse.
Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 18991 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 86 min | 22,0 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4146 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 86 min | 4,65 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

"The audience knows that the performance of a Mahler symphony is not only a musical experience, but is also emotionally effective" (R. Chailly). This counts especially for Mahler's enigmatic sixth symphony, an emotionally stirring challenge for both performers and listeners, whilst also being one of the most impressive works in musical history. Chailly's interpretation with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is "intensely great" (Die Presse). "Chailly uncompromisingly considers this sixth symphony through the lens of modernity; looking forward, not retrospectively staying in 'late romantic'. In this celebrated orchestra, all sections splendidly come together and fulfil an 'open' sound, conserving whilst respecting its original beauty." (Salzburger Nachrichten)
Beethoven - The Symphonies (Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig) (2011)

Beethoven - The Symphonies (Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig) (2011)
Classical | 5cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Decca, 478 2721 | rec: 2007-2009 | 1790Mb

The Gewandhaus Orchestra's history of playing the nine symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven extends back to 1825, when the composer was still alive, and these masterworks have been a mainstay of their repertoire ever since. After Riccardo Chailly took the helm of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in 2005, the idea of performing the full cycle for Decca under his direction became an imperative, and the recordings were made between 2007 and 2009.