Brahms 1st Symphony

Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 3; "Haydn" variations - Staatskapelle Dresden; Claudio Abbado

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90; Variation on a Theme by Joseph Haydn op. 56a –
Staatskapelle Dresden; Claudio Abbado

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 250 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Complete scans | FP & RS links
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon | Recorded: 1973-74 | Published: not indicated
Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 2; Alto Rhapsody; Academic Festival Ovarture - Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture op. 80; Alto Rhapsody op. 53; Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73 –
Marjana Lipovšek, contralto; Ernst-Senff Chor; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 376 MB | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Complete scans | FP & RS links
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon | Recorded: 1989 | Published: 1998

“Abbado’s approach to Brahms is generally direct, but his control of rhythm and phrase makes the performance instantly compelling” – The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs
Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 1; Gesang der Parzen - Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68; Sonsg of the Fates, op. 89 –
Rundfunkchor Berlin; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 270 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Complete scans | FP & RS links
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon | Recorded: 1990 | Published: 1991

Horenstein Conducts Mahler's 1st Symphony  

Posted by happy_lappy at Oct. 5, 2007
Horenstein Conducts Mahler's 1st Symphony

Jascha Horenstein Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 1 "Titan"
Classical | MP3 | Historic Stereo | 224 Kbps | WinRar 98 Mb

A great performance by Horenstein of Mahler's well-loved first symphony. He has to rank, alongside Walter, and Klemperer, as one of the best interpreters of Mahler's music.
Budapest Festival Orch, Iván Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Budapest Festival Orch, Iván Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 68:20 minutes | 2.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ivan Fischer’s follow up to his rapturously received recording of Brahms’ Symphony No.1 in 2009 – “monumental in every sense of the word…Outstanding.” as Andrew Clements in The Guardian put it.
London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink – Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink – Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 2.03GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 703MB + 5% Recovery

Loaded with German Romanticism & including variations on a Bach cantata, Brahms’ final symphony is a remarkable example of his mastery of symphonic composition. A rich, warm work that builds on a sense of movement & intensity right up to the final bars. This release also represents the completion of Bernard Haitink’s celebrated LSO Live Brahms cycle that has included the symphonies, Double Concerto, Tragic Overture & Serenade No 2.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 / Brahms: Symphony No. 2 - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Jansons {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 / Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mariss Jansons
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,98 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,16 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCO Live # RCO 05002 | Country/Year: Europe 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Romantic

…got this for the Brahms, which is at best a thoroughly decent performance, nothing more - but the highlight is the excellent Beethoven. The ratings reflect the dichotomy of the two performances and their sonics, an average of 4 for sound seems fair - but the Beethoven warrants a 5 for performance.

Karajan - Symphony Edition (Boxset) (2008)  Music

Posted by gitarnik at Nov. 2, 2010
Karajan - Symphony Edition (Boxset) (2008)

Karajan - Symphony Edition (Boxset) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks + cue + log) | No Scans | 38 CDs | 10.63 GB (RAR 3% Rec)
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001211702

Admirers of Karajan will probably own most or all of these symphony cycles from what was probably the pinnacle of the conductor's prolific career. However, if you are unfamiliar with Karajan's work, or well enough acquainted with it to desire further exploration, then this amazingly inexpensive anthology can be enthusiastically recommended. I purchased all of these sets when they came out in DG's previous mid-priced "Karajan Symphony Edition," and I can testify to their consistently oustanding quality, both as performances and as interpretations. As recordings, however, it must be admitted that the sound is of variable quality; sometimes admirably vivid and well balanced, but frequently tending toward harshness, even garishness–particularly in those which come from the early digital era (cf. Bruckner's symphonies 1-3). Too bad Universal didn't see fit to give this magnificent legacy a sonic facelift. Still, the performances are sufficiently worthy of your attention to warrant purchase regardless of these sonic limitations.
Brahms: Violin Concerto, Symphony no.2/Renardy, Furtwängler, Munch (1999)

Brahms: Violin Concerto, Symphony no.2/Renardy, Furtwängler, Munch (1999)
Unknown Rip, APE (tracks), no cue, no log, covers | RAR rec. 3% | 323 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Dutton | Time: 60:12

Ossy Renardy's real name was Oskar Reiss, but when touring Italy as a young teenager, he changed his name - on the instigation of his first manager - into Ossy Renardy. This artist's name should give him more fame than the serious and stiff Viennese 'Oskar Reiss'
Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 ‘Little Russian’ (2012) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 ‘Little Russian’ (2012)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 2.35GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 760MB + 5% Recovery

Following the long & rocky road to the 1st Symphony, on which, due to his teaching duties at the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky had been forced to work at night, the 2nd Symphony was composed mainly in the summer of 1872, hot on the heels of his 2nd opera, The Oprichnik. At this time, Tchaikovsky was once again taking a holiday on the country estate of his sister Aleksandra, located near the Ukrainian town of Kamianka, in the Kiev Governerate. Numerous anecdotes report Tchaikovsky’s touching assertion that he was not the true creator of the work, but rather, that it actually had been composed by a Pyotr Gerasimovich, 1 of the older servants in the household of his sister & her husband, Lev Davydov, for it was Pyotr Gerasimovich who had sung the folksong, The Crane, to him, which provided the basis for the work’s finale.