Tchaikovsky Symphonies No. 1 Karajan

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies No. 1, 2 & 5 (2016)

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies No. 1, 2 & 5 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:57:56 | 270 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: PM Classics - Onyx

How strange that Tchaikovsky’s last three symphonies are played to death while the first three are largely ignored. In the first 2-CD set of what is presumably going to be a complete cycle here are two early symphonies in which the composer is already completely himself tuneful and highly dramatic, as Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra make clear in their taut, exciting performances. When they move on to the well-known Symphony No. 5 the playing is as disciplined, the mood no less gripping. The eagerly awaited Tchaikovsky Symphony cycle from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko gets underway with Symphonies 1, 2 & 5.
Van Cliburn: Tchaikovsky - Concertos No. 1 / Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2 {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Van Cliburn: Tchaikovsky - Concertos No. 1 / Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2
Kondrashin, RCA Symphony / Reiner, Chigaco Symphony
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,23 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,26 GB | Full Artwork: 26 MB
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-61392-2 | Country/Year: US 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

Two complete Living Stereo LPs on a single disc! Van Cliburn's history-making gold medal at the 1st Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the height of the cold war helped his Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 to become classical music's 1st platinum record.
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1, "Winter Daydreams"; Hamlet Overture (1992) [Adrian Leaper]

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1, "Winter Daydreams"; Hamlet Overture (1992)
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Leaper

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550517 | Time: 01:01:04

This recording, made in 1991, contains two fine performances. Indeed the performance of Hamlet is better than fine, it is positively thrilling. The Polish orchestra are well able to deliver on this and Leaper shows considerable empathy for the music. The recording is good, if a little lacking in absolute clarity at the bottom end which tends to be just a touch inclined to 'muddiness' at moments of greatest demand. This should not be over-emphasised in view of the excellence of the music making and the general acceptance of the recording. Indeed, the weighty sound-stage and quite close balance suits the heavier approach of Leaper when compared to Karajan on DGG for example, and to a lesser extent, Jansons on Chandos.

Soustrot - Saint-Saens: Symphonies No 1 & 2 (2015)  

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 21, 2015
Soustrot - Saint-Saens: Symphonies No 1 & 2 (2015)

Soustrot - Saint-Saens: Symphonies No 1 & 2 (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 229 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 156 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 573138

Precocious as a child, Camille Saint-Saëns was once known as the French Mendelssohn. The remarkably assured First Symphony, completed at the age of 17, was praised by Berlioz and Gounod at its first performance. The elegantly crafted Second Symphony defies convention not least by basing the first movement on a fugue, while the symphonic poem Phaéton skilfully brings this Greek mythological drama to life with stampeding horses, thunderbolts and a moving apotheosis. This is Volume 1 of 3 devoted to the five Saint-Saëns Symphonies.
Beethoven - BOB / Blunier - Symphonies No. 1 & 5 (2012, MDG "Gold" # 937 1756-6) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,25 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 984 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1756-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Orchestral

"…Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm produced this gold SACD with its customary unprocessed digital sound, so the reproduction is as faithful to the actual performances as can be managed, and the presence of the orchestra is truly something to behold. While purists may still take issue with the use of modern instruments, the large size of the orchestra, and a few minor issues, even they will recognize that Blunier has learned a great deal from the early music camp and that his interpretations are intelligent and insightful. They also have an appealing warmth that is sometimes lacking in versions with original instruments, and the vigorous playing certainly keeps the music from seeming fussy or sterile." ~allmusicguide
Karen Geoghegan, Juanjo Mena - Weber: Symphonies No 1 & 2, Bassoon Concerto (2012) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Karen Geoghegan, Juanjo Mena - Weber: Symphonies No 1 & 2, Bassoon Concerto (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.23 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

This is the fourth release by the BBC Philharmonic under its Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena, and the discography is going from strength to strength – their recording of orchestral works by Falla was ‘Recording on the Month’ in BBC Music. They are joined on this recording by the bassoonist Karen Geoghegan.
Christoph Poppen - Soren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth, Symphonies No. 1 & 2 (2013)

Christoph Poppen - Soren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth, Symphonies No. 1 & 2 (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Dacapo | Catalog Number: 8226109

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra premieres the first two symphonies by their outstanding young composer-in-residence, Søren Eichberg. Eichberg is a very accessible composer who writes colourful and effectual music. He is currently working on a commission from the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
Van Cliburn: Tchaikovsky - Concertos No. 1 / Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2 {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Van Cliburn: Tchaikovsky - Concertos No. 1 / Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2
Kondrashin, RCA Symphony / Reiner, Chigaco Symphony
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,23 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,26 GB | Full Artwork: 26 MB
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-61392-2 | Country/Year: US 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

Two complete Living Stereo LPs on a single disc! Van Cliburn's history-making gold medal at the 1st Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the height of the cold war helped his Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 to become classical music's 1st platinum record.

Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)  

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 23, 2013
Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)

Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 267 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1996

Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 are poles apart in their musical style and make a highly interesting pairing for this new release. Symphony No. 1 is rooted in the symphonic tradition and has a particular tunefulness reminiscent of Tchaikovsky, whereas Symphony No. 4 is highly original and introverted, often being seen as modern and ‘cubist’ by listeners in the 1890s.
Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphonies No. 1 & 6 (2007) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphonies No. 1 & 6
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Roman Kofman
SACD ISO: 3,61 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 1,01 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1207-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary