Stefan Schilli - Martinu / Zimmermann / Strauss - Oboe Concertos (2009, Oehms # OC 737)

Martinu / Zimmermann / Strauss: Oboe Concertos
Stefan Schilli / Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Mariss Jansons
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 221 MB | Full Artwork: 67 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Oehms # OC 737 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary, Oboe

"…All three works are superbly played here by the brilliantly nimble Stefan Schilli, and Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian orchestra give him vivid support. I cannot think of a more enticing triptych of modern oboe concertos from any other source." ~Grammophone
Gurzenich-Orchester Cologne, Cologne Opera Chorus, Dmitrij Kitajenko - Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (2015)

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky: Jolanthe (2015) 2CDs
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Chor der Oper Köln; Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: OEHMS | # OC963 | Time: 01:47:27

The world premieres of Iolanta and The Nutcracker took place on 18 December 1892 at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. “The execution of both,” wrote the composer to his brother Anatoly the next day, “was magnificent, and that of the ballet perhaps too magnificent – its brilliance made one’s eyes tired.” Gustav Mahler conducted the first performance of the one-act opera outside Russia on 3 January 1893 in Hamburg and also directed the Viennese premiere of Iolanta on 22 March 1900.

Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (687)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at March 16, 2015
Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (687)

Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (687)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics | Catalog Number: 687

The 6th Symphony of Anton Bruckner was recorded live for SACD in December 2013 at two concerts in the Hamburg Laeiszhalle. Here, too, critics were unanimous in their enthusiasm, as could be read in the Hamburger Abendblatt of 16 December 2013.
Albinoni - Il Nascimento dell'Aurora, Rene Clemencic, Clemencic Consort [Re-Post]

Albinoni Tomaso Giovanni (1671 - 1751) - Il Nascimento dell'Aurora, serenata (opera) in 1 act
Classical | X Lossless Decoder | FLAC, CUE, LOGS | 2 CD | Covers | 708 Mb
René Clemencic | Released: 2008 | Label: Oehms

Although known almost exclusively for his instrumental concertos and the spurious Adagio attributed to him, Tomaso Albinoni was mainly a man of the theater; he composed 81 operas and, late in life, made his living as a singing coach. However, the best efforts of posterity to catch up with Albinoni's operatic creations are significantly stymied by the fact that only three of his stage works are fully extant, the rest preserved only in occasional and fugitive fragments in the form of single arias and other bits and pieces. "Il Nascimento dell'Aurora" is a serenata – or more specifically, a "festa pastorale" – a kind of courtly entertainment not really meant to be specifically dramatic or compelling and, in this case, dealing with the birth of Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora ….
Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr. 4 „Das himmlische Leben“ (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr. 4 „Das himmlische Leben“
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Markus Stenz / Christiane Oelze, Soprano
SACD ISO: 2,42 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 806 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: Oehms Classics # OC 649 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic / Modern

…In sum, this is simply a wonderful performance, excellently played, recorded, and sung, and it’s different enough from all of the competition to justify purchase even if you already think you own enough versions of this symphony.
Frederic Chopin - Gunther Rost - 24 Preludes, Op.28 arranged for organ (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Frederic Chopin - Gunther Rost - 24 Preludes, Op.28 (arranged for organ)
SACD ISO: 2,31 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 750 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: Oehms Classics # OC 681 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Organ

Mahler: Symphony No 2 - Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic (2011)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Nov. 17, 2012
Mahler: Symphony No 2 - Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic (2011)

Mahler: Symphony No 2 - Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 283 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms | Catalog Number: 412

Mahler’s Resurrection has been much recorded in recent years, so much so that new versions prompt one to groan inwardly and mutter: ‘Not another one’. Such ubiquity has its price, for any newcomer has to be something out of the ordinary if it’s to have any impact. Of recent releases David Zinman (Sony-BMG), Jonathan Nott (Tudor) and James Levine (Orfeo) definitely belong in this category; Vladimir Jurowski (LPO) and Markus Stenz (Oehms) manifestly don’t. And now Oehms are taking another bite out of the cherry, with the Hamburg orchestra led by their chief conductor Simone Young. Curiously, this was recorded at around the same time as the Stenz Mahler 2, which seems extravagant in this already overstocked field.
Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, Markus Stenz, Soloists - Arnold Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder (2015) 2CDs

Arnold Schoenberg - Gurre-Lieder (2015) 2CDs
Barbara Haveman (soprano), Claudia Mahnke (mezzo), Brandon Jovanovich (tenor)
Gerhard Siegel (tenor), Thomas Bauer (baritone), Johannes Martin Kränzle (speaker)
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Markus Stenz

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 251 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68081/2 | Time: 01:48:01

Markus Stenz and the Gürzenich Orchestra Köln have demonstrated a special aptitude for performing large scale post-Romantic works, notably the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, which they recorded for Oehms Classics as a series of hybrid SACDs. They have followed that impressive cycle with what is probably the most Mahlerian work Arnold Schoenberg ever composed, the massive Gurrelieder for solo voices, multiple choruses, and large orchestra. This 2015 Hyperion release is impressive in its crisp details, vibrant tone colors, and startling clarity, all of which are evident in the opening instrumental passages in the Prelude, and which continue through the nearly operatic vocal parts, which have remarkable presence in the face of an orchestra that exceeds Wagnerian proportions. The recording is presented on two CDs that offer extraordinary sound for digital stereo, and the only disappointment is that this wasn't released as a multichannel recording. Listeners who find Schoenberg's modernist music difficult may be more receptive to this cantata, which is his most openly Romantic score and strongly reminiscent of Wagner's music dramas. Highly recommended.
Ingolf Turban & Gabriele Seidel-Hell - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (Live) (2017)

Ingolf Turban & Gabriele Seidel-Hell - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (Live)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 71:10 min | 163 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

To celebrate his 30th performing jubilee in April 2016, Ingolf Turban has recorded the violin sonatas of Johannes Brahms. This artist is proud to offer his listeners something special to stand out from the not inconsiderable competition in this field. Each sonata receives its own instrument in order to develop, in each case, the special tone for the particular voice with which Brahms, as the lover, speaks to his secret beloved - with different 'voices', as it were, all from the same mouth.
Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]

Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]
Classical | Oehms Classics OC918 | TT: 62.19+78.50 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 661 Mb

Gluck composed “Ezio” only one year after the success of “Orfeo”. It was premiered in 1763 at the Burgtheatre in Vienna. Although not as successful as “Orfeo” it contains many fine moments and this recording, in which Michael Hofstetter conducts a first rate cast, should introduce more opera listeners to this fine work. “….the representation of his (Gluck’s) early and middle years is patchy. All the more fitting then, to be able to welcome a thoroughly satisfactory issue of Ezio….. It is greatly to the credit of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who sings the part (Ezio, sung by the famous castrato Guadagni in the première) in this recording, that there is no sense of anticlimax: he produces firm, expressive singing, with delicacy where appropriate.” (International Record Review)