Cpo Symphonies

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana & Howard Griffiths - Krommer: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, & 7 (2018)

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana & Howard Griffiths - Krommer: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, & 7 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 449 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 12 | Time: 79:13 min

By the time the 19th century was over, Franz Krommer had vanished almost entirely from music lovers memories. In the early 19th century, Krommer was placed alongside Haydn and was even considered his successor in the string quartet. But when he died unexpectedly, musical journals announced his death with a few lines at best. Krommers musical output focuses entirely on instrumental music.
Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Abel: Symphonies, Op. 1 & 4 (2018)

Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Abel: Symphonies, Op. 1 & 4 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 431 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 36 | Time: 88:58 min

The two great musical dynasties of central Germany, the Bachs and the Abels, were closely entwined. Carl Friedrich Abel, the greatest of his clan, was a pupil of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig and the friend and business partner of Bachs youngest son, Johann Christian in London. Abels output of symphonies comprises over forty works, most of which were published in sets of six, the standard number for publications of sonatas, chamber works and concertos in the eighteenth century. A concert in his time would have a range of compositions by several composers and it is more likely that only one symphony would be played in a single evening.
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.
Anthony Halstead, The Hanover Band - Johann Christian Bach: Complete Symphonies (2002)

Anthony Halstead, The Hanover Band - Johann Christian Bach: Complete Symphonies (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,48 Gb | Total time: 309:58 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 896-2 | Recorded: 1994-1996, 2000

This is the first complete coverage on period instruments - and very impressive it is..
— Penguin Guide
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic & Tõnu Kaljuste - Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies (2018) [Official Digital Download]

NFM Wrocław Philharmonic & Tõnu Kaljuste - Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 79:22 minutes | 719 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

All four of Arvo Pärt’s symphonies, newly recorded with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic under the direction of one of Pärt’s most trusted colleagues, Tõnu Kaljuste. Each of the symphonies, as the great Estonian composer has noted, is a world unto itself.
Robin Ticciati & Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2018)

Robin Ticciati & Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 617 MB
Label: Linn Records | Tracks: 16 | Time: 152:05 min

As Robin Ticciati enters his final season with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Linn celebrates his memorable tenure as Principal Conductor with a recording of four of the most sublime orchestral masterpieces ever written.
Robin Ticciati & Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Robin Ticciati & Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 152:05 minutes | 5.35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

As Robin Ticciati enters his final season with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Linn celebrates his memorable tenure as Principal Conductor with a recording of four of the most sublime orchestral masterpieces ever written.
Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein/Mahler: The Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Songs (1998) (16 CD Box Set)

Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein/Mahler: The Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Songs (1998) (16 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 16 CDs, 15:49:48 min | Covers included | 3,8 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This 16-disc set contains what is without a doubt the most distinguished collection of Mahler performances ever to have been assembled in one place. DG has sensibly collected all of Bernstein's Mahler for Polygram labels, including the London "Das Lied von der Erde," and all of the orchestral song cycles: "Song of a Wayfarer," "Kindertotenlieder," "Rückert-Lieder," and "Des Knaben Wunderhorn." All of these recordings have been issued separately to general critical acclaim, and despite a veritable warehouse of new Mahler discs in the '90s, Bernstein's versions by and large still reign supreme.