Schuman Op. 54

Quatuor Diotima - George Onslow: String Quartets Op. 54-56 (2009)

Quatuor Diotima - George Onslow: String Quartets Op. 54-56 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Naïve | # V 5200 | Time: 01:17:42

Fans of the string quartets by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Mendelssohn should by all means try this disc of string quartets by George Onslow. British-born and Bohemian-trained composer spent most of his career in France, and aside from their tonal language and their four-movement structure, his quartets have little in common with his German contemporaries. In fact, they have little in common with the music of his French contemporaries, who concentrated mostly on stage works. But in these overwhelming persuasive performances by the Quatuor Diotima, Onslow's quartets come across as fully formed, wholly confident, and enormously expressive works. There is tremendous power in the fast movements: the rip-roaring Scherzo, from his D minor Quartet, Op. 55; immense pathos in the slow movements: the heartbreaking Andante con variazioni from the E flat Quartet, Op. 54; and awesome intensity in the opening movements: the monumental Allegro maestoso ed espressivo from the C minor Quartet, Op. 56.
Beethoven - Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Schumann - Piano Concerto, Op. 54 (2004) [Argerich, Capucon, Maisky]

Beethoven - Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Schumann - Piano Concerto, Op. 54 (2004)
Martha Argerich, piano; Renaud Capuçon, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello;
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 57773 2 4 | Time: 01:04:35

The Beethoven Triple Concerto is a strange work, with the most important–-or at least prominent–-solos given to the cello; it is the instrument which introduces each movement. The remarkable Martha Argerich wisely allows Mischa Maisky to shine in his solos and leading position, but her contribution is anything but back seat. Her customary virtuosity is everywhere in evidence, and, in a way, she turns the piano into the spinal column of the work, with the violin and cello playing around her. Every time Maisky is about to lapse into a mannerism which might detract–-too much sliding, a dynamic slightly exaggerated–-Argerich brings him back, and both of them play with handsome tone. Capucon's violin is recorded a bit stridently (this was taped live in Lugano), but his playing is equally stunning. Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky leads the orchestra matter-of-factly until the final movement, when he catches the proper fire. In the Schumann A minor concerto Argerich is wonderful the solo passages and a fine partner in orchestrated ones and she really makes much of both the lyrical runs and the dance-like passages in the last movement. Recommended.
Yevgeny Mravinsky - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Op. 65; Scriabin: La Poeme de l'Extase, Op. 54 (2015)

Yevgeny Mravinsky - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Op. 65; Scriabin: La Poème de l'Extase, Op. 54 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 120 | Time: 01:19:00

Shostakovich's Symphony No.8 was written in the summer of 1943, and first performed in November of that year by the USSR Symphony Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky, to whom the work is dedicated. Many scholars have ranked it among the composer's finest scores. Some also say Shostakovich intended the work as a ''tragedy to triumph'' symphony, in the tradition of Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler. This release in Praga's Reminiscences series of audiophile SACD remasterings features an historic live recording from 1961 featuring Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic.
Ernst Krenek - Symphony No. 3 op. 16, Potpourri op. 54

Ernst Krenek - Symphony No. 3 op. 16, Potpourri op. 54
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 255 Mb
Date: 1995

Krenek's symphony no 3 is a full-sized symphony at nearly forty-five minutes, in three movements, the first about twenty-four minutes long. Even so, this symphony is much more modest in length or requirements than the Second. The three movements are (1) Andante sostenuto; Allegro deciso (2) Adagio molto (3) Allegretto comodo. The style of the symphony is an updated version of Gustav Mahler's, including the sudden intrusion of a banal tune at a moment of crisis close to the end of the first movement. By comparison with the Second Symphony, this is a much more orderly and logical work. The outlines of the forms of its movements are clear, and the work is cyclic (materials from earlier movements are used in later ones). At the end the mood and material for the opening returns.
Elisso Virssaladze Live in Buenos Aires · Schumann Op. 54 - Interview [Sp/Russian] - Tchaikovsky Pc No. 1, Op. 23

Elisso Virssaladze Live in Buenos Aires · Schumann Op. 54 - Interview [Sp/Russian] - Tchaikovsky Pc No. 1, Op. 23
Cassette to digital CD transfer | No Log EAC rip | Flac, IMG+CUE | 342 MB | No Scans | WinRar [rec. rec 5%] | RS.com
Rec. Live at Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, 1976 | Source: Live Broadcast | Buenos Aires Philharmonic under Simon Blech

: This is a transfer from analog cassette tape to digital. A very rare opportunity to hear a young Virssaladze. My intention in posting this is to give our Russian friends the opportunity of listening to one of their co-nationals on a South American Tour in Buenos Aires during 1976. The announcer is the official Radio Municipal de Buenos Aires broadcast from the theatre on the day of the concert.

Boccherini - Los uLtimos Trios, Op.54 (1796)  

Posted by alekhno at Feb. 2, 2009
Boccherini - Los uLtimos Trios, Op.54 (1796)

Luigi Boccherini - String Trios, Op.54 (1796)
Classical | WavPack | 1 CD | Covers | 310 Mb | rs.com | 2005
La Real Cámara: Emilio Moreno, violin; Enrico Gatti, violin
Wouter Möller, cello
Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces Op.54&65 / From Holberg's Time Op.40

Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces Op.54&65 / From Holberg's Time Op.40
1 CD | EAC FLAC (CUE+Image) LOG | Covers | 210 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Allegria | Performer: Isabel Mourao
Beethoven - The Complete Orchestral Works, vol.7: Piano Concerto No. 4 & Piano Concerto in D, op. 61a (2005)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, op.54; Piano Concerto in D major, op. 61a (2005)
Boris Berezovsky, piano; Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Simax Classics | # PSC 1280 | Time: 01:12:12

Starting the second half of our great Beethoven series, Boris Berezovsky returns with the Fourth Piano Concerto and Beethoven's own version of the Violin Concerto arranged with the piano as the solo instrument. Boris's earlier contributions to the series have been very well received indeed, and the Russian virtuoso has more up his sleeve. The works on this seventh volume in this series originates from a particularly fruitful time in Beethoven"s career as a composer, around the same time as his fourth and fifth symphony and the Razumovsky quartets. He continues to expand the formal boundaries for the concerto, and the result is of course some of the most fantastic music ever written.
Haydn - String Quartets, Op.33, Op.42, Op.50 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - String Quartets, Op.33, Op.42, Op.50 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 72:50+73:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 700 Mb

The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)
Richard Burdick - Let Me Out, Op. 30, 1982 (An Electronic Tape Sound Collage) (2003)

Richard Burdick - Let Me Out, Op. 30, 1982(An Electronic Tape Sound Collage) (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 72 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 41 mb
Genre: experimental, avant-garde

Let Me Out, Op. 30, 1982 (An Electronic Tape Sound Collage) is a 2003 EP release by Richard O. Burdick, credited here simply as Richard Burdick. This features one track.