Cpo Symphonies

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.
Boston SO, Andris Nelsons - Dmitri Shostakovich - "Under Stalin's Shadow": Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet" (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet" (2016)
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 624 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 02:37:35
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5201 GH2

Andris Nelsons is the Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and in fall 2015 he was announced as Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, commencing in the 2017/18 season. With both appointments, and in leading a pioneering alliance between these two esteemed institutions, Andris Nelsons is firmly underlined as one of the most renowned and innovative conductors on the international scene today. The goal is a complete Shostakovich cycle on Deutsche Grammophon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This recording provides a kaleidoscope of Shostakovichs struggle with historical events and political pressures. The pre-war eclectic but accessible and popular 5th, in which he would seem to bow to political pressure, ensured his temporary rehabilitation. The beautiful but dark and gloomy mid-war 8th provoked yet again his fall from favor and instead of providing the political authorities with a triumphant post-war 9th Symphony, Shostakovich wrote a light Haydnesque work which would not be performed until after Stalins death. Selections from the Hamlet Suite, possibly Shostakovichs best film score, rounds out this 2 CD set.
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.
The Hanover Band, Anthony Halstead - Carl Friedrich Abel: Symphonies op.17 Nos 1-6 (1994)

The Hanover Band, Anthony Halstead - Carl Friedrich Abel: Symphonies op.17 Nos 1-6 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:25 | 366 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 999 214-2

The Hanover Band is a period instrument chamber orchestra based in Sussex, England. It attracted much attention early on for its individual performance style, which often puzzled critics and created controversy. Certain recordings, the Beethoven nine symphonies in particular, have managed to generate both awards and sharp criticism.
Robert Schumann - Symphonies - Simon Gaudenz & Odense Symphony Orchestra (2015) {2CD CPO 777 925-2}

Robert Schumann - Symphonies - Simon Gaudenz & Odense Symphony Orchestra (2015) {2CD CPO 777 925-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 598 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 292 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 77 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 CPO | CPO 777 925-2
Classical / Romantic / Symphony

In this superb audiophile package of the four symphonies of Robert Schumann, Simon Gaudenz, and the Odense Symphony Orchestra give clear and focused performances that serve to clarify the often-criticized orchestration and to create a nearly chamber-like atmosphere in many passages. By avoiding the conventional homogenous orchestral blend, reducing vibrato in the strings, and emphasizing the distinctive timbres of the woodwinds and brass, Gaudenz brightens Schumann's timbral palette considerably and balances dynamics to make textures more transparent. Beyond this, Gaudenz keeps the tempos fleet and the rhythms spry, and opens up the music to let it breathe.
Heitor Villa-Lobos - Complete Symphonies (2009) (Carl St. Clair) (7CD Box Set)

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Complete Symphonies (2009) (Carl St. Clair) (7CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1863 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1015 mb
Classical, Symphony, Orchestral | Label: CPO - 777 516-2

Heitor Villa-Lobos is without a doubt Brazil's most famous composer and one of the great creative personalities of the twentieth century. His oeuvre is gigantic in its dimensions and perhaps can be compared only to that of Darius Milhaud, who, by the way, was a close friend of his. In any case, Villa-Lobos was the first to introduce the music of Latin America to the world's concert halls, and influences from this music do indeed abound in his oeuvre. cpo is now presenting the first complete recording of his colossal symphonic work complex in a boxed set of seven CDs at a special low price! The SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra under the American star conductor Carl St. Clair has taken on this enormous task, and the result can only be described as a bravura achievement. You can look forward to an orchestral tour de force operating on the highest level!

Kurt Atterberg - Symphonies 3 & 6 (1999) (Ari Rasilainen) {CPO}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at March 7, 2017
Kurt Atterberg - Symphonies 3 & 6 (1999) (Ari Rasilainen) {CPO}

Kurt Atterberg - Symphonies 3 & 6 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 161 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 125 mb
Classical, Modern, Romantic | Label: Classic Produktion Osnabrück - 999 640-2

Kurt Atterberg's richly romantic, colorful orchestral vistas require excellent recorded sound and a no-holds-barred performance to make their best effect, and both of these symphonies previously have been well served in this regard, the Third by Sixten Ehrling on Caprice, and the Sixth by Jun'Ichi Hirokami on BIS (earlier versions of this latter work by Beecham and Toscanini remain mere historical curiosities).

Louise Farrenc - Piano Trios, Sextet (2009) {CPO}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Feb. 3, 2017
Louise Farrenc - Piano Trios, Sextet (2009) {CPO}

Louise Farrenc - Piano Trios, Sextet (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork(png) | 465 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 278 mb
Classical, Romantic, Chamber Music | Label: CPO - CPO 777 256-22

New Chamber Music by Louise Farrenc
Following the release of her symphonies, our ambitious Louis Farrenc Edition continues with more chamber music by this French composer. Shortly after her first symphony (1841) she composed her first piano trio and performed it herself as the pianist together with two fellow musicians in Paris.