Beethoven 80

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003)

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003)
All-Union Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kurt Sanderling
USSR State Russian Chorus, Artistic Director Alexander Sveshnikov

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00732 | Time: 01:19:37

This live Appassionata, from a Moscow recital of 1959, is one of the most thrilling piano performances ever recorded. Sviatoslav Richter fills every moment of the first movement with intense drama, creates the illusion of total repose in the central variations, and then takes off in the finale with an exhibition of musical virtuosity and ever-increasing tension that becomes almost unbearably intense (and unbelievably fast and accurate). The studio Pathétique is quite fine, and the Fantasy (sung in Russian!) well performed by all but still rather quaint in its effect. But don't miss that Appassionata!
Glenn Gould - The Complete Original Jacket Collection: Limited Edition Box Set 80 CDs - Part2 (2007)

Glenn Gould - The Complete Original Jacket Collection: Limited Edition Box Set 80 CDs - Part2 (2007)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,17 Gb
Label: Sony Classic | Release Year: 2007

The Glenn Gould Complete Jacket Collection" is presented to mark the brilliant pianist's 75th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his death. It is a fascinating, limited edition: all the artist's LP recordings in the "look and feel" of the original vinyl discs on 80 CDs.
Glenn Gould - The Complete Original Jacket Collection: Limited Edition Box Set 80 CDs - Part1 (2007)

Glenn Gould - The Complete Original Jacket Collection: Limited Edition Box Set 80 CDs - Part1 (2007)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,21 Gb
Label: Sony Classic | Release Year: 2007

The Glenn Gould Complete Jacket Collection" is presented to mark the brilliant pianist's 75th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his death. It is a fascinating, limited edition: all the artist's LP recordings in the "look and feel" of the original vinyl discs on 80 CDs.
Beethoven - Herbert Kegel / Dresdner Philharmonie - Symphonies 3 & 1 (2003, 1982 & 1983) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies 3 & 1
Herbert Kegel / Dresdner Philharmonie
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 4,35 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,20 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD 71 008 | Country/Year: Germany 2003 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

Known in the United States primarily as the conductor of a surefire recording of Orff's Carmina Burana, Herbert Kegel was respected in Europe as a pivotal figure in establishing the works of such individual Modernists as Blacher, Dallapiccola, Dessau, Penderecki, and Nono in the concert hall and on discs. He was one of the first to champion Britten's War Requiem, while his recording of Schoenberg's Moses und Aron was instrumental in keeping this difficult and challenging work before the public…
Beethoven - LSO / Haitink - Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (Special Edition Box) (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1-9 / Leonore Overture No. 2 / Triple Concerto
Gordan Nikolitch / Lars Vogt / London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Bernard Haitink
SACD ISO: 24,81 GB (Stereo & MCH) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 6,73 GB | Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: LSO Live # LSO0598 | Country/Year: UK 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Orchestral

"…I will treasure this set until the end of my days, and hope others will attain the same joy from it after I am gone." ~SA-CD.net
Beethoven - Brendel, Haitink - Piano Concerto No. 5, Choral Fantasy (1977, 80's reissue, Philips # 420 347-2) [Repost]

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concertos No. 5 "Choral" Fantasy
Alfred Brendel / London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir / Bernard Haitink
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 254 MB | Full Artwork: 96 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips # 420 347-2 | Country/Year: Germany 198_, 1977
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Piano

"…a commanding performance of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy… Brendel's playing of the slow movement of No. 5 was for me one of the high spots of his set, for its measured calm is perfect…" –Gramophone
Ludwig van Beethoven - Ronald Brautigam - Hammerklavier Sonatas Opp. 81a, 90 & 106 (2009) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Ronald Brautigam - Hammerklavier Sonatas Opp. 81a, 90 & 106
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,12 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,02 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-SACD-1612 | Country/Year: Sweden 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Piano

…Until I heard Brautigam on this SACD. This is for me his greatest achievement over the 7 Beethoven discs. A breathtaking feeling for everything on the right place. His tempo, speed, accents, volume, absolutely everything is combined to 1 unique reading. Yes, this is a Beethoven sonata! I experienced how Beethoven’s genius, Brautigams insight & virtuosity & the sound of the instrument blended to one grasping, divine moment of beautiful music.Then for artist & listener a demanding fugue is heavenly presented, the complex structure comes out crystal clear. Add the marvelous sound of the SACD medium & one can consider this SACD as a new reference in recording history. I hope we don’t have to wait another year for the Last Sonatas…" ~sa-cd.net
Franz Liszt - Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Roman Kofman - Christus Oratorio (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Franz Liszt - Christus Oratorio
Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno - Roman Kofman
3xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 8,68 GB | 3x24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 2,49 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1366-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Sacred, Oratorio

…I already indicated the excellent qualities of the soloists especially Franziska Hirzel and Birgit Remmert who sing with that important ethereal intensity. Kofman conducts with the ideal tonic and lets the music move along quite magically. The SACD sound comes out trumps on my Sony SACD-11 player and I really have nothing but an unqualified recommendation for this beautiful set.
Jos van Immerseel - The Accent Recordings 1979-1986: Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi, Rossini (2015)

Jos van Immerseel - The Accent Recordings 1979-1986: Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi, Rossini (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 06:53:23 | 1,48 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Accent | Catalog: ACC 24311

A leader of the movement for historically informed performances, Jos van Immerseel has been active in performances of Renaissance and Baroque music, but he has concentrated on piano music of the Classical and Romantic eras, performing and recording much of the keyboard repertoire on period instruments. This eight-CD box set from Accent contains van Immerseel's recordings from 1979 to 1986, played on a variety of original pianofortes and modern reproductions, and with period instruments in the works for ensembles.
David Grimal & Les Dissonances - Beethoven: Violin Concerto & 7th Symphony (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

David Grimal & Les Dissonances - Beethoven: Violin Concerto & 7th Symphony (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:07 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„Faced with such an enormous choice of recordings of the Beethoven concerto, this one at least has a unique selling point in new cadenzas composed for David Grimal by Brice Pauset. Although they remain within the bounds of propriety, that for the first movement is unusual in its inclusion at its mid-point of an orchestral role with solo piano. Otherwise the performance, taken from a Dijon concert in 2010, is a rewardingly fresh reading of the printed score. Maybe the central Larghetto is a little slow, but the whole account has an unhurried feel, and Grimal’s long lyric lines are shaped with beauty and much affection.“ (David Denton, theStrad)