No.7 in G Minor

Boris Giltburg - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 & Études-tableaux, Op. 33 (2017)

Boris Giltburg - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 & Études-tableaux, Op. 33
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:49 min | 207 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is one of the most passionate and beloved concertos in the repertoire, its lyricism and virtuosity charting a trajectory from darkness through idyll to dazzling triumph. The Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33 are richly characterized musical evocations, expressive and often explosive, that reflect a more angular, modern aspect. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra was formed in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra and became the Scottish National Orchestra in 1950. It was awarded Royal Patronage in 1977.
Royal Stockholm PO, Sakari Oramo - Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)

Carl Nielsen - Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2048 SACD | Time: 01:12:28

The second installment in Sakari Oramo's superb hybrid SACD cycle of the symphonies of Carl Nielsen on BIS presents the Symphony No. 1 in G minor and the Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia espansiva," two ruggedly independent works that reflect the composer's late Romantic style yet point to the modernism to come. While the Symphony No. 1 was influenced by Brahms and offers a rich harmonic language, propulsive rhythms, and a fairly homogenous orchestral palette, the Symphony No. 3 is striking for its reliance on unfolding counterpoint and long-breathed lines, and most notable for the use of wordless parts for soprano and baritone voices in the pastoral slow movement. These performances by Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra are exceptional for their stunning power and spacious feeling, though the crisp details and focused sound quality will be the biggest draw for audiophiles.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E minor - Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Ricardo Chailly

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major – Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Ricardo Chailly, conductor
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 310 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Partial scans
Publisher: Decca | Recorded: 1985 | Published: 2008

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E minor - Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Ricardo Chailly

This 1985 Seventh, the first release in Riccardo Chailly's 15 year-old Bruckner symphony cycle, is a wonderful performance, thankfully available again. Chailly takes a majestic view of the work… Decca's remastering for this release adds just a bit more clarity and presence to what was already a dynamic and full-sounding recording. A great Bruckner seventh. –Victor Carr; classicstoday.com
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, etc. The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70; Bedrich Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem;
The Bartered Bride: Overture and 3 Dances - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 449 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U | No Cue | Full scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, etc. The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

George Szell's Dvorák performances feature his customary blend of razor sharp orchestral discipline allied to a wholly idiomatic, singing line. Even more interesting, he takes numerous liberties with Dvorák's orchestration in the Seventh Symphony, reinforcing the violins and woodwinds with horns at several points in the outer movements.
–David Hurwitz
Oleg Poliansky - Dvorak: Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33, B. 63 & Other Orchestral Works (2017)

Oleg Poliansky - Dvorak: Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33, B. 63 & Other Orchestral Works (2017)
MP3 320 kbps | 01:06:59 min | Covers included | 170 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: JPK Musik

Ukrainian pianist Oleg Poliansky joins Volker Hartung and the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra in performing cherished orchestral works by Dvorak, including the dramatic Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33, B. 63, in addition to the exuberant Slavonic Dances.
Oleg Poliansky - Dvořák: Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33, B. 63 & Other Orchestral Works (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Oleg Poliansky - Dvořák: Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33, B. 63 & Other Orchestral Works (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 66:55 minutes | 737 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ukrainian pianist Oleg Poliansky joins Volker Hartung and the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra in performing cherished orchestral works by Dvořák, including the dramatic Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33, B. 63, in addition to the exuberant Slavonic Dances.
J.S.Bach - English Suite No.3, Fugue in A minor BWV 944; Handel - Suite No.7 - A.Bachciev, piano

J.S.Bach - English Suite No.3, Fugue in A minor BWV 944; Handel - Suite No.7 - A.Bachciev, piano
MONO LP Conversion | APE/MP3-320kbps + cue + cover | no log | 122.9/87.6Mb | 43:52 | Melodija 1980
Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 & 7 (1992)

Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 & 7 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 460 Mb | Total time: 69:42+38:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # SM2K 52591 | Recorded: 1957, 58, 67, 69

Glenn Gould was this century's greatest Bach player, so these legendary recordings are self-recommending. While other fine pianists have made powerful statements in this music, no one sounds anything like Gould. His phenomenal clarity of articulation, digital control, and well, just plain interesting way with the music set him completely apart from the competition. With playing of this individuality and quality, it's pointless to engage in any debate with respect to the appropriateness of the piano versus the harpsichord. Scholars and pedants may continue to argue, but the fact is, it doesn't matter. Great musicianship always serves great music best.
-David Hurwitz
Maude Gratton & Baptiste Lopez - Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonatas No. 3, No. 7 & No. 10 (2017)

Maude Gratton & Baptiste Lopez - Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonatas No. 3, No. 7 & No. 10
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:15 min | 303 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

With these three sonatas for piano and violin, Baptiste Lopez and Maude Gratton give us an overview of fifteen years in Beethoven’s life; the joie de vivre of the impetuous young composer, still strongly influenced by Classical forms, gradually gives way to a violent aesthetic break, the eccentricity of which was decried by contemporary critics. If, in Beethoven’s view, music confronts humanity with the difficulties of our condition, it also enables us to overcome them; the composer himself transcended his battle against deafness by finding in it the profundity of a creative force.
Anna Vinnitskaya - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (2017)

Anna Vinnitskaya - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 56:20 min | 185 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017

Serge Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day had it not been for hypnosis: before the twenty-seven-year-old composer began work on it, he was on his last legs – financially, artistically and psychologically. Dr Nikolay Dahl hypnotised his patient every day, whispering to him: ‘You will write your concerto. You will work with great fluency. The concerto will be of excellent quality.’ The creative block disappeared, and the concerto’s premiere in Moscow in 1901 was a triumph for Rachmaninov, who played the solo part himself.