Beethoven 80

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Fidelio (2006) [2SACDs+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Fidelio (2006) [2SACDs+HiRes FLAC]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 7.41GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.96GB + 5% Recovery

Best of 2007 Classical CDs ‘This thrilling performance was given in the Barbican last May when Sir Colin excelled himself in the power & nobility of his interpretation, with the LSO in terrific form, & the American soprano Christine Brewer sang with gleaming white-hot tone as Leonore. The final paean of joy at liberation is overwhelming. 1st-class recording quality.

Great Masters: Beethoven — His Life and Music (Audiobook)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lout at Feb. 19, 2011
Great Masters: Beethoven — His Life and Music (Audiobook)

Great Masters: Beethoven — His Life and Music (Audiobook) By Professor Robert Greenberg
Publisher: The Teaching Company 2002 | 6 hours and 5 mins | ISBN: n/a | MP3 | 380 MB
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.2 & 4 (2002) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.2 & 4 (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.08GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.09GB + 5% Recovery

This particular recording has been a favourite of mine since its initial release nearly 30 years ago. Stephen Kovacevich (or Bishop-Kovacevich. if you prefer) appeals as 1 of those pianists whose playing is rather forthright & precise, giving us here a rather lyrical presentation of the concerti full of grace & good demeanor. A little on the light side compared to those who pound out their Beethovens some would think.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 70:41 min | 1.21 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Nikolaus Harnoncourt is celebrated as one of the most influential musical personalities of the second-half of the twentieth century, and this new release is the last recording made by the great conductor, having announcing his retirement in December 2015. It is also the first time Harnoncourt conducts Beethoven's symphonies 4 and 5 with Concentus Musicus Vienna, which he founded in 1953 and now is the longest existing period instrument ensemble.

Seraphim Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 6, 2017
Seraphim Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios (2016) [TR24][OF]

Seraphim Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48kHz | 80:14 min | 790 MB | Digital booklet
Label: ABC Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

The Seraphim Trio makes a welcome return to ABC Classics with an album of Beethoven's piano trios. Beethoven's trios are amongst the finest works in the chamber canon, taking the form spawned by Mozart and Haydn and developing it into a musical genre which reached symphonic proportions in its musical language and virtuosity. The album combines two early trios with the later 'Ghost', showcasing the radical development of Beethoven's style.
Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Eugen Jochum - Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 (1995)

Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Eugen Jochum - Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 393 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, #:447 403-2 | 1995 | 01:14:36

On this reissue we are also offered a characteristically classical performance of Mozart's A major Violin Concerto, in which the soloist directs the orchestral accompaniment. Schneiderhan launches into the first movement with great vitality and then sets the emotional world of the Adagio in an aura of calm tranquillity that makes the joyful contrasts of the finale, with its extrovert bravura, the more telling. The late-I 960s recording is fuller and rather more cleanly focused in the orchestra and the solo violin is vividly real, again with an admirable balance. But it is for the Beethoven Concerto that this record is indispensable and every collector who cares about this masterpiece should consider finding a place for Schneiderhan's interpretation in their personal CD library. –Gramophone [9/1995]
Werner Gura, Christoph Berner - Ludwig van Beethoven: Lieder & Bagatellen (2015)

Werner Güra, Christoph Berner - Ludwig van Beethoven: Lieder & Bagatellen (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902217 | Time: 01:03:12

Beethoven as a giant of the symphony and the sonata has somewhat overshadowed Beethoven as a creator of songs. On this varied and insightful recording, tenor Werner Güra performs a program featuring Adelaide and the first song cycle in history, An die ferne Geliebte, that proves Beethoven's lieder lacked neither appeal nor originality. Accompanist Christoph Berner plays a Streicher fortepiano of 1847 that is perfectly suited to both the songs and to his solo performance of the wonderful Bagatelles of Op.126.
Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet - The String Quartets (1997) (7CD Box set) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet - The String Quartets (1997) (7CD Box set)
XLD Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 2122 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1157 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 447 075-2

The Beethoven quartets have always been at the cote of the Emerson Quartet's repertoire, and over the years it has honed its playing of these works to a fine degree. Here in this new set we encounter exaltation, immaculate playing and ensemble precision of awesome proportions (typically, first and second violinists often swap their roles). The Emerson is perhaps the best rehearsed quartet of our century. The playing is not only flawless technically, but reflects a careful study of the music, both formally and in the players' intense preoccupation with textual matters. The recording of this set is also spectacular.
London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 (2016) [DD 24bit/96kHz]

London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 658MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, B&W Society of Sound

The Piano Concerto No. 2 is also Beethoven in classical mode, using an orchestra that would have suited a Mozart piano concerto equally well. What marks it out from other classical works of the time are the solo outbursts in each of the first two movements. In the first, a contrapuntal cadenza with exciting modulations takes us into new and more individual territory, in which the keyboard becomes absolutely the composers focus; in the second we are treated to some powerful, improvisatory solos. The last movement, a rondo with a highly rhythmic main theme in 6/8, manages to introduce a descending chromatic progression towards the end and closes with the piano oscillating rapidly between major and minor chords (a light hearted conclusion to the piece, but one which taxes every pianist).
Beethoven - Galakonzert. 80 Jahre Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Zubin Mehta) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Beethoven - Galakonzert. 80 Jahre Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Zubin Mehta) 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 12.7 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448kbps, 2ch | 01:42:59 | 10.4 GB
Classical, Orchestral | 3sat HD | HDTV->TS

Am 26. Dezember 2016 feierte das Israel Philharmonic Orchestra seinen 80. Geburtstag und gab im Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv ein festliches Konzert.