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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
Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:40:58 | 231 MB
Label: Klarthe | Release Year: 2017

"He who has heard my music must be free from all human misery," said Beethoven. By recording the Beethoven Trio Opus 1 over two hundred years after their creation, Leo Trio had of course the desire to be part of this long tradition of preserving and questioning the great works of the history of music. Beethoven wanted to abolish temporal boundaries. Its modernity of yesterday is an impulse, a germinating force always available. Christophe Hache, musician of all cultures (classical, jazz, contemporary music), testifies in Uninstallation of this original shock wave. His play, built on the theme of the finale of the second trio, is both resonance and amplification of the Beethovenian energy.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 22, 31-3 & 101 (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 22, 31-3 & 101 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 584 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitt presents a fourth volume in her acclaimed series of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, which has delighted her fans worldwide. The little-known Sonata in B flat major, Op 22, the last of Beethoven’s ‘early’ sonatas, is recorded alongside Op 31 No 3 (sometimes known as ‘La chasse’, or ‘The Hunt’, because of its tumultuous Presto con fuoco finale). The album is concluded with Op 101, of which the journalist for the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung in Leipzig wrote: ‘Truly, here in his 101st composition admiration and renewed respect take hold of us, when we wander along strange, never trodden paths with the great painter of the soul’, going on to enthuse about the most beautiful colours and pictures in Beethoven’s new Piano Sonata.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 2-2, 10-1, 78 & 110 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 2-2, 10-1, 78 & 110 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 76:06 minutes | 609 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Angela Hewitt has been much praised in her earlier recordings of Beethoven’s piano sonatas—displaying ‘exquisite taste’—and now turns her ‘uncluttered clarity of thought and inspired structural pacing’ to four more works spanning the composer’s career. As ever, Angela’s accompanying notes provide fascinating insights into both the music and her performances.
San Francisco Symphony - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3, Mass (2015) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

San Francisco Symphony - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3, Mass (2015)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 4.35GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.32GB + 5% Recovery

Own two of the works that helped cement Beethoven’s reputation as a creative genius like none other. Internationally acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in a dynamic performance of Beethoven’s robust Piano Concerto No. 3. Then, MTT leads the Grammy-winning SF Symphony Chorus and musicians in a rarely performed work: Beethoven’s Mass in C major.
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons - Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (2010) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons - Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 3.01GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.16GB + 5% Recovery

Hollow pathos is not his thing. From an artist like Mariss Jansons Friedrich Schiller’s Ode: “An die Freude” must receive a far deeper significance, which also fully encompasses the doubt and profound hope embodied in this text. And thus, in Jansons’s recording of the Ninth Symphony, the choral finale does not degenerate to mere superficial orgy of jubilation, but rather becomes a delicately balanced, wisely developed drama. On October 27, 2007, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks played Beethoven’s Ninth in the presence of the Pope in the Vatican. The recording of this memorable concert is now being released in the highest audiophile recording quality as a multi-channel SACD.
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.
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.

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.