Karajan Wagner

Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 26, 2016
Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016)

Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,10 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Some have likened Herbert von Karajan's "chamber-music approach" to Wagner's Ring cycle in terms of his scaling down or deconstructing the heroic roles. This approach has less to do with dynamics per se than it does with von Karajan's masterful balancing of voices and instruments. He achieves revelations of horizontal clarity, allowing no contrapuntal strand to emerge with an unwanted accent or a miscalibrated dynamic.
Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelik - Mozart: Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, Missa brevis in C major (1998)

Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelik - Mozart: Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, Missa brevis in C major (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 568 Mb | Total time: 53:02+74:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 459 409-2 | Recorded: 1973, 1975, 1989

Two great recordings of two of the greatest choral works. Karajan and Levin swoops the standards of tempi, phrasing and intens music making. Karajan's finest recording of the Requiem. Levin sets the bar a milestone higher. Remastering of the Requiem is confidentional good. Sound quality of K327 is superb.
Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Sibelius: Simphony No. 5 (2008)

Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Sibelius: Simphony No. 5 (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:26 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88697287822

The mutual admiration society that was Glenn Gould and Herbert von Karajan gave six concerts between May 1957 and September 1959 featuring Beethoven’s C minor Concerto (Berlin 1957) and Bach’s D minor (Berlin 1958, Lucerne 1959). Though neither of the Bach performances has appeared on disc, the Beethoven has had several CD outings. This handsomely packaged “official” transfer by Sony is the best we have had technically.
Ferenc Fricsay, Stanislav Macura, Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelik - Franz Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol. 1 (2017)

Franz Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol. 1 (2017)
RIAS Symphony Orchestra, Ferenc Fricsay; Prague RSO, Stanislav Macura
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan; Bavarian RSO, Rafael Kubelik

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | # PRD/DSD 350 124 | Time: 01:19:56

Both the term symphonic poem and the form itself were invented by Franz Liszt, who in works such as Les Préludes (1848; after Alphonse de Lamartine’s Méditations poétiques) used thematic transformation to parallel the poetic emotions. That’s true again with Byron (Tasso, lamento e trionfo), Schiller (Die Ideale) and Victor Hugo (Mazeppa). A winning quartet!
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Sinfonia n.7 in Mi Maggiore (1990)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Sinfonia n.7 in Mi Maggiore (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 243.14 Mb | 68:54 | Scans included
Symphony | Label: Hunt, Arkadia (HUNTCD 721)

Josef Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer best known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies.
Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Clemens Krauss, live Bayreuth, 1953) (1988) (7CD Box Set)

Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Clemens Krauss, live Bayreuth, 1953) (1988) (7CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1.67 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 0.98 Gb
Classical, Opera | Label: Rodolphe - RPC 32503-9

Along with Furtwangler's Scala Ring, this is my favorite one. And since the sound is better, this one is easier to listen to. Krauss'"Siegfried" is my favorite. I will never understand why so many people consider Solti's Ring as benchmark. To me his is the least exciting. Karajan is too "precious." The characters never come alive in either of those, at least not like they do for Krauss and Furtwangler.

V.A. - Richard Wagner - The Complete Operas (43CD Box Set, 2005)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at July 30, 2017
V.A. - Richard Wagner - The Complete Operas (43CD Box Set, 2005)

V.A. - Richard Wagner - The Complete Operas (43CD Box Set, 2005)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 6,03 Gb | Scans 17,11 Mb
Label: Membran International Documents

Richard Wagner is best known for creating several complex operas, including Tristan and Isolde and Ring Cycle, as well as for his anti-semitic writings. 43 CD set on Membran International Documents: Der Fliegende Hollander (Krauss–1944); Tannhauser (Heger–1951); Lohengrin (Keilberth–1953); Das Rheingold (Neuhold–1993); Die Walküre (Neuhold–1994); Siegfried (Neuhold–1994); Götterdämmerung (Neuhold –1995); Rienzi (Zillig–1950); Parsifal (Knappertsbusch–1951); Die Feen (Ötvös–1998); Meistersinger (Karajan–1951); Das Liebesverbot (Heger–1963); Tristan & Isolde (Furtwängler–1952). Included is a 24 page booklet with cast lists, plot summaries, and background notes.
Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic - Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker (2017)

Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic - Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:08:26 | 1.10 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2017

One of his peculiarities was that he usually conducted concerts with his eyes closed, vexing many orchestra musicians. However, through Karajan’s intense rehearsals they were thoroughly prepared for performances. “His philosophy was that everything the orchestra needs had to happen beforehand,” the string bassist Rudolf Watzel recalled. Under Herbert von Karajan the Berliner Philharmoniker developed their very own performance culture, characterised by a beauty of sound, enchanting legati, virtuosity and perfection. He preferred to concentrate on the classical-romantic repertoire: Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Strauss. In addition, he devoted himself to the Second Viennese School and leading composers of the early 20th century like Ravel, Stravinsky and Debussy, taking occasional excursions into the contemporary era with works by Messiaen and Henze, even Penderecki.
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Parsifal (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 401) {4x Hybrid-SACD // ISO} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Parsifal - Ein Bühnenfestspiel in drei Aufzügen WWV 111
Christian Elsner / Franz-Josef Selig / Rundfunkchor & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
4x SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 10,40 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 401 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"…This dramatic and involving 'Parsifal' raises Marek Janowski's epic Wagnerian journey to a new level of excellence that one hopes will be maintained in the performances and recordings yet to come - an exciting prospect for all Wagnerites!" ~sa-cd.net
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Parsifal (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 401) {4x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Parsifal - Ein Bühnenfestspiel in drei Aufzügen WWV 111
Christian Elsner / Franz-Josef Selig / Rundfunkchor & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
4xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 913 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 401 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"…This dramatic and involving 'Parsifal' raises Marek Janowski's epic Wagnerian journey to a new level of excellence that one hopes will be maintained in the performances and recordings yet to come - an exciting prospect for all Wagnerites!" ~sa-cd.net