Cpo Symphonies

La Stagione Frankfurt & Michael Schneider - Abel: Symphonies, Op. 7 (2017)

La Stagione Frankfurt & Michael Schneider - Abel: Symphonies, Op. 7 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 289 MB
Label: CPO – CX 7993 | Tracks: 18 | Time: 61:52 min
Classical, Orchestral

Not even thirty years separated Carl Friedrich Abel’s Symphonies op. 7 from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s last three symphonies and the Jupiter finale that Johann Christian Bach would hail as a “triumph of new musical artistry” already in 1803. The genre of the symphony had quickly developed into one of the most magnificent genres for musical statements.
Mario Venzago, Berner Symphonieorchester - Anton Bruckner: Symphonies 3 & 6 (2013) 2CD [Re-Up]

Mario Venzago, Berner Symphonieorchester - Anton Bruckner: Symphonies 3 & 6 (2013) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 420 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 690-2 | Time: 01:45:06

Continuing his impressive series of Anton Bruckner's symphonies on CPO, Mario Venzago leads the Bern Symphony Orchestra in period style performances of the Symphony No. 3 in D minor (1889 version) and the Symphony No. 6 in A major (1881 version), using scores edited by Leopold Nowak. Venzago strives for historically informed performances that give varying perspectives on Bruckner's development, employing different orchestras with each release to reveal important differences in the composer's orchestral conceptions and to show that there wasn't one prescription of how the symphonies should sound. Instead, Venzago rejects the massive and heavy-handed interpretations of the early 20th century and tries to re-create the 19th century sound world in all its variety and intimacy. The glistening, vibrato-less string tone, pungent woodwinds, and crisp brass and timpani are easily distinguished from the more homogenized tone colors of a modern symphony orchestra, and Venzago ensures that these distinctive timbres aren't obscured by keeping the orchestral sections lean and discrete.
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz & Hermann Baumer - Gernsheim: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2016)

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz & Hermann Baumer - Gernsheim: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:43 min | 338 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

CPO didn't want listeners to wait any longer! This new release is the second of Gernsheim's symphonies, premiering nos. 3 and 4. One might ask themselves while listening ""Is that Brahms?"" however they would be mistaken. Gernsheim's lyricism and especially the horn sound in his first movement, encourage the listener to appreciate his less well-known symphonies. Of all his symphonies, it is the one that calls for the largest ensemble, with an english horn, bass clarinet, tuba and cymbals in addition to the usual orchestra of the nineteenth century. This work creates the impression of a continuation of the second symphony while mixing relaxed and orchestrally thinned-out passages with energetic tutties.
Johannes Goritzki, Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR - Georges Onslow: Symphonies No.2 & 4 (2002)

Johannes Goritzki, Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR - Georges Onslow: Symphonies No.2 & 4 (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 65:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 738-2 | Recorded: 1999

The symphonies of Georges Onslow (1784-1853), rather than following the path blazed by countryman Hector Berlioz, instead adopt the German romantic style epitomized by Schumann and Mendelssohn. For example, the high-spirited Symphony No. 2, a smart and finely crafted work continuously self-propelled by busy string writing, presents a very Schumannesque profile (explicitly so in the scherzo), while the orchestration, with its bucolic woodwind writing, owes much to Mendelssohn. Symphony No. 4 immediately announces its weightier countenance with a powerfully portentous introduction reminiscent of Schubert. Onslow enlivens both the first movement and finale with skillful pacing and an unerring sense of dramatic timing, but it's the spiritually elevated adagio–the emotional center of the work–that remains most in the memory.
Brahms - Complete Symphonies and Concertos (2010) {Arrau, Szeryng, Starker, RCO, Haitink} (7CD Decca 478 2365 rec 1969-1980)

Brahms - Complete Symphonies and Concertos (2010) {Arrau, Szeryng, Starker, RCO, Haitink} (7CD Decca 478 2365 rec 1969-1980)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.31 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.12 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 135 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969-80, 2010 Decca Music / Universal | 478 2365
Classical / Romantic / Orchestral / Concerto / Symphony

Bernard Haitink conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Brahms’s great orchestral works, including the complete symphonies. The concertos feature three great soloists: pianist Claudio Arrau, violinist Henryk Szeryng, and cellist Janos Starker. "No one, I trust, will deny that Arrau has lived with, wrestled with, and in a truly terribly way ’known’ the D minor Concerto for more years than most of us can consciously recall. Where contemporary pianists have often tended to refine or domesticate the concerto, withdrawing it from the world of heroic endeavour, Arrau has always done the reverse. No pianist, apart possibly from Serkin in his several recordings, has communicated so formidably the work’s scope: its seriousness and its anxious, tragic mood. Often Arrau makes free with the text. But the vision is huge, the technique astonishing. Haitink is a worthy accompanist."
Leonard Bernstein - Mozart: The Late Symphonies; Symphonies Nos. 25 & 29 (2003) REPOST

Leonard Bernstein - Mozart: The Late Symphonies; Symphonies Nos. 25 & 29 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 03:49:16 min | Covers included | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Here's a set of the best of Mozart's symphonies performed by the well-respected Vienna Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein. These are reissues of recordings made in the 1980s, and although half were done in the studio and half were live, there is really no significant difference in sound.
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - Die Neugierigen Frauen - Ulf Schirmer (2015) {CPO 7777392 Official Digital Download rec 2011}

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - Die Neugierigen Frauen - Ulf Schirmer (2015) {CPO 7777392 Official Digital Download rec 2011}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 508 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 276 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 72 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011, 2015 CPO | 777 7392-2
Classical / Early 20th Century / Comic Opera


Le Donne Curiose premiered in Munich in 1903, numbered among the greatest and earliest successes of the German-Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. Based on a comedy by Carlo Goldoni, this merry opera tells the story of the inquisitive wives who investigate the mysterious behaviour of their husbands and discover little more than their love of food! Typical figures of the Italian comedy appear in the score, here beautifully performed and recorded under the baton of Ulf Schirmer.
Bruckner Orchester Linz, Dennis Russell Davies - The Complete Bruckner Symphonies (2017) [11CD Box Set]

Bruckner Orchester Linz, Dennis Russell Davies - The Complete Bruckner Symphonies (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u | 2.48 GB
Label: Sony Classical – 88985483372 | Tracks: 39 | Time: 620:39 min
Classical

The Bruckner recordings with Dennis Russell Davies and the Bruckner Orchester Linz have previously been available on the former BMG budget label ARTE NOVA. For the first time the complete cycle is now available in a representative clamshell box at a bargain price.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.1-3, Romeo & Juliet (2000)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.1-3, Romeo & Juliet (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:16:52 | 788 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 467 264-2

Lorin Varencove Maazel was born of American parents in Neuilly, France on March 6, 1930 and the family returned to Los Angeles when Lorin was still an infant. He exhibited a remarkable ear and musical memory when very young; he had perfect pitch and sang back what he heard. He was taken at age five to study violin with Karl Moldrem. At age seven he started studying piano with Fanchon Armitage. When he became fascinated with conducting, his parents took him to symphony concerts, then arranged for him to have lessons with Vladimir Bakaleinikov, then assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
L'Orfeo Barockorchester & Michi Gaigg - Mendelssohn: String Symphonies, Vol. 2 (2017)

L'Orfeo Barockorchester & Michi Gaigg - Mendelssohn: String Symphonies, Vol. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 65:39 min | 322 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

The LOrfeo Baroque Orchestra led by Michi Gaigg created a sensation with its first Mendelssohn recording. The Hessian Radio, for instance, stated that the string symphonies have been produced countless times, recorded and released on CD.