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Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: CSO-Resound | # CSOR901 1701 | 01:02:20

For this 2017 CSO-Resound release, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra present Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor in a monumental performance that impresses with its marmoreal weight, poignant lyricism, and brutal volatility. Not widely known for his few Bruckner recordings, Muti nonetheless delivers this symphony with the passion and sensitivity of an experienced Brucknerian, and possibly because he hasn't recorded it before, this live rendition of the Ninth seems like an attempt to make up for lost time. Muti's intensity and the orchestra's ferocious power combine to make a memorable reading that may remind listeners of performances by such greats as G√ľnter Wand, Eugen Jochum, and particularly Carlo Maria Giulini, whose recordings of the Ninth are recognized benchmarks. While Muti only performs the three completed movements, and eschews any attempted reconstructions of the surviving Finale sketches, the performance has a genuine feeling of wholeness, and the Adagio particularly has the grandeur and pathos that make it feel like a convincing ending, albeit one that the composer did not intend.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version) (2017) [24/96]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:19 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The latest CSO Resound release features Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a compelling performance of Bruckner's formidable Ninth Symphony. Left unfinished at the time of the composer's death in 1896, the immense work unfolds with stirring climaxes, daring chromaticism and harmonic richness. It is perfectly executed by the CSO, long-admired for its Bruckner interpretations.
Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 89:31 minutes | 1.56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra inaugurates Riccardo Muti's tenure as music director with one of the most anticipated releases of the year Verdi's Requiem Mass, featuring the Chicago Symphony Chorus and four outstanding soloists. Recorded live from sold-out, electrifying concerts, this stunning performance brilliantly captures both the pathos and passion of Verdi's masterpiece.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Claudio Abbado - Claudio Abbado & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2017)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Claudio Abbado - Claudio Abbado & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:09:59 | 1.10 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2017

This new budget series celebrates some of the greatest partnerships between conductors and orchestras.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (2011) (Riccardo Muti) {CSO Resound}

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (2011) (Riccardo Muti)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 289 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 153 mb
Classical | Label: CSO Resound

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has long been renowned for the sound of its brass section. This CD features the symphony's brass in a selection of pieces that span almost 250 years, including some works originally written for brass and some transcriptions of works for keyboard, orchestra, or band. It's a diverse and appealing program that effectively shows off the players' virtuosity and should interest any fans of brass.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti - Brahms: The Symphonies (1991)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti - Brahms: The Symphonies (1991)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:20:08 | 903 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: London Records | Catalog: 430799

Even as he is most closely associated with the music of Wagner and Beethoven, conductor Georg Solti enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the orchestral music of Johannes Brahms. Solti's own personal preferences in terms of Brahms, judging based on his performance history, were slanted toward the Haydn Variations, German Requiem, and the concerti, but in the late '70s he undertook a cycle of the symphonies with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Decca London that some expert listeners feel have never been bettered since.
Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Booklet | 328 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 188 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 474 169 - 2

Claudio Abbado was an Italian conductor. One of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, particularly in the music of Gustav Mahler, he served as music director of the La Scala opera house in Milan, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Vienna State Opera, founder and director of Lucerne Festival Orchestra, music director of European Union Youth Orchestra and principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner - Vienna (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner - Vienna
Works by Carl Maria von Weber; Johann Jr., Josef & Richard Strauss
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,20 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,40 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-71615-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, 1957/1960
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Various, Orchestral, Waltz

…On this release Reiner and his orchestra are in glorious form. The quality of these Strauss family waltzes can survive even the most inept amateur and hand-organ grinder. In the hands of Reiner, however, the waltzes sound marvellous and are a real joy. Reiner was conducting in Vienna as early as 1915 and one can clearly hear that the Viennese stamp of authenticity is attached to these performances. The spirit of Vienna is also perpetuated with the Chicago Symphony having several Vienna-trained members at the time of these recordings. Reiner is able effortlessly to adapt to the contrasting moods and fast-changing tempos. He manages to deliver real excitement and an anticipation of what is to come next. He knows how to obtain the slight buoyancy on the second beat, an almost inaudible accent after an almost inaudible pause…
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner - Vienna (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner - Vienna
Works by Carl Maria von Weber; Johann Jr., Josef & Richard Strauss
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,20 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,40 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-71615-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, 1957/1960
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Various, Orchestral, Waltz

…On this release Reiner and his orchestra are in glorious form. The quality of these Strauss family waltzes can survive even the most inept amateur and hand-organ grinder. In the hands of Reiner, however, the waltzes sound marvellous and are a real joy. Reiner was conducting in Vienna as early as 1915 and one can clearly hear that the Viennese stamp of authenticity is attached to these performances. The spirit of Vienna is also perpetuated with the Chicago Symphony having several Vienna-trained members at the time of these recordings. Reiner is able effortlessly to adapt to the contrasting moods and fast-changing tempos. He manages to deliver real excitement and an anticipation of what is to come next. He knows how to obtain the slight buoyancy on the second beat, an almost inaudible accent after an almost inaudible pause…
Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (1985)

Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (1985)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 693 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 359 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Records, #: 414 551-2 | 02:18:46

The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Hollander) is one of the most accessible of Wagner's works, and though it is the first of his operas that earned a permanent place in the repertory, it still possesses many aspects of conventional operatic practice, as well as a Weberian leitmotiv structure much simpler than that exhibited in Wagner's music after Tristan. Surprisingly, despite its accessibility, recordings of the work that are not deficient on technical or vocal or musical grounds seem to be in comparatively short supply. An exception is this classic CSO-Solti effort dating from the late '70s, where the sound is reasonably up to date, and the casting ranges from good to excellent.