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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
Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Chuchro - Beethoven: Concertos (2012)

Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Chuchro - Beethoven: Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:41:49 | 1,34 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 4107-2

Following the collections of symphonies (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kletzki, SU 4051-2) and violin sonatas (Suk, Panenka, SU 4077-2), Supraphon is now releasing the complete Beethoven concertante pieces. All of them (including the Triple Concerto and the genre-unique Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra) came into being within a mere sixteen years, between 1793 and 1809. Although Beethoven deemed the piano "an imperfect instrument", his five piano concertos form one of the cornerstones of his oeuvre and represent a significant landmark in this genre.
Alfred Brendel - Ludwig van Beethoven: Fur Elise; Eroica-Variationen Op. 35; 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 (1985)

Alfred Brendel - Ludwig van Beethoven: Für Elise; Eroica-Variationen, Op. 35;
6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 (1985)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 143 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 412 227-2 | Time: 00:49:56

Like Gilels, Brendel treats the Op. 35 Variations as far more than a poor relation of the Eroica Symphony finale. His approach has less of the urgent, seemingly improvisatory thrust which makes the Gilels DG performance (on LP only) so compelling, but the sharpness with which he characterizes each variation is a delight, each time bringing a moment of revelation, and often relating this essentially middle-period work to much later inspirations. The six Bagatelles of Op. 126 equally find Brendel giving these fragments a weight, concentration and seriousness to reflect what else Beethoven was writing at the time. There is a gruffness of expression with charm eliminated. The third Bagatelle is the more moving for its simple gravity, and only in the final one of the group does Brendel allow himself to relax in persuasive warmth. Fur Elise makes a simple, haunting prelude to the group and the six Ecossaises a jolly postude with Brendel evoking the bluff jollity of Austrian dance music.
Andreas Staier - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Andreas Staier - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 67:09 minutes | 549 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 1819, music publisher and composer Anton Diabelli sent a waltz of his own creation to all the important composers of the Austrian Empire, asking each of them to write a variation on it. His plan was to publish the variations in a patriotic volume called Vaterlandischer Kunstlerverein and to use the profits to benefit orphans and widows of the Napoleonic Wars. Beethoven chose to write not just a single variation, but a set of thirty-three. His audacious submission, the Diabelli Variations, has since become one of the most revered examples of the genre.
Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 31 & 49 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 31 & 49 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:12 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Deutsche Grammophon is proud to release a stunning new recording of Beethoven piano sonatas by Maurizio Pollini. This final recording from 2014 brings a 40-year project to completion: he now presents studio recordings of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas.
Abdel Rahman El Bacha - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Abdel Rahman El Bacha - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 636:48 minutes | 8.72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

'Over and above the purely musical aspect that makes Beethoven one of the greatest composers of all time, what stands out for me is the lesson of a moral being: insofar as Beethoven sets himself immensly high standards, immense rigour and courage - in his life, in everything he undertakes, in the authenticity of even the slightest of his artistic gestures - his attitude must rub off on his interpreter. That's why I think that, for me, Beethoven has represented not only one of the most profound lessons in music, but also a lesson in life.' Abdel Rahman El Bacha
Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - The Beethoven Journey (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - The Beethoven Journey (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 188:17 minutes | 3.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

2014/15 is the crowning season of the Beethoven Journey. Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra have now recorded all of the Beethoven piano concertos, they will be performing the works in 16 cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. Full-cycle residencies in 2014/15 will include (in chronological order): Bonn, Lucerne, Vienna, Paris, New York, London, Shanghai. The Beethoven Journey is a four-year collaborative project between celebrated pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Together they have recorded all of the Beethoven Piano Concertos, as well as the Choral Fantasy, with Andsnes not only playing but also directing the orchestra.
Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set, Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.48 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 6360 | 10:55:34

Every man's death diminishes us all, but the death of a man so close to completing his greatest achievement and the summation of his life's work diminishes us all greatly – very, very greatly. When Emil Gilels died in 1985, he had completed recordings of most but not all of Beethoven's piano sonatas, released here in a nine-disc set. What's here is unimaginably good: superlative recordings of 27 of the 32 canonical sonatas, including the "Pathétique," "Moonlight," "Waldstein," "Appassionata," "Les Adieux," and the majestic "Hammerklavier," plus the two early "Electoral" Sonatas and the mighty Eroica Variations. What's missing is unimaginably priceless: five of the canonical sonatas, including the first and – horror vacui – the last. But still, for what there is, we must be grateful. Beyond all argument one of the great pianists of the twentieth century, Gilels the Soviet super virtuoso had slowly mellowed and ripened over his long career, and when he began recording the sonatas in 1972, his interpretations had matured and deepened while his superlative technique remained gloriously intact straight through to the last recordings of his final year.

VA - 101 Beethoven (2012) (6CD Box Set) {Decca}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 11, 2017
VA - 101 Beethoven (2012) (6CD Box Set) {Decca}

VA - 101 Beethoven (2012) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, png) | 2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1.17 Gb
Classical | Label: Decca - B0086AYARK

This six-CD collection of 101 favorite tracks is the perfect introduction to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, considered by many to be the greatest of all classical composers.
The comprehensive collection covers every aspect of this popular composer s music from the power and might of his groundbreaking Choral Symphony to the Viennese charm of his Minuets.

Evgeny Zarafiants - Beethoven & Chopin (2017) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at April 11, 2017
Evgeny Zarafiants - Beethoven & Chopin (2017) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Evgeny Zarafiants - Beethoven & Chopin (2017)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 105:41 minutes | Scans NOT included | 3,1 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,94 GB
Esoteric is proud to introduce a new hybrid SACD recording to celebrate the brand's 30th Anniversary

This recording of piano works is the third title from ESOTERIC label, produced by bringing together the knowhow of ESOTERIC and Octavia Records, with the goal being a high-quality DSD recording primarily targeting audiophiles. The resulting recording promises a new level of excitement by bringing to the listener not only high sound quality, but also the captivating musical power embodied in the original works themselves.