Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Seattle Symphony Orchestra & Thomas Dausgaard - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2016)

Seattle Symphony Orchestra & Thomas Dausgaard - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:49 | 166 MB
Label: Seattle Symphony Media

Written in the summer of 1910, Symphony No. 10 was Gustav Mahlers final work. At the time of the composers death, the composition was not fully orchestrated, and was unperformable. The version performed here is the Deryck Cooke final version. The Seattle Symphony performs this monumental composition under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard. On this live performance: It was impossible to be in the house and not realize that something rare and significant had taken place. (The Seattle Times)
Andrzej Panufnik - Symphony No.10 - Autumn Music - Heroic Overture - Sinfonia Sacra - Schwarz - Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Andrzej Panufnik - Symphony No.10 - Autumn Music - Heroic Overture - Sinfonia Sacra - Schwarz - Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Classical | APE, CUE & LOG | 1 CD, Covers & Booklet | 220 Mb | 1998
Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot - Ives: New England Holidays & Orchestral Sets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot - Ives: New England Holidays & Orchestral Sets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:06 | 179 MB
Label: Seattle Symphony Media

Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra summon a magical set of distinctly American impressions. Morlot is a sorcerer with this kind of music, finding balance between the work’s myriad events: ominous strings cast dour moods, while woodwinds interject with unanswered questions.
Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot - Raskatov & Stravinsky (2014)

Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot - Raskatov & Stravinsky
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d.booklet | 63:05 min | 259 MB
Label: Seattle Symphony Media - SSM1005 | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2014
Classical

The Seattle Symphony has received rave reviews for the first four releases on its in-house record label from critics around the world. The label’s fifth release will be the premiere recording of Alexander Raskatov’s powerful and captivating Piano Concerto, “Night Butterflies,” performed by Tomoko Mukaiyama.
London Symphony Orchestra & Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Helen Watts - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra & Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Helen Watts - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:28:04 | 339 MB
Label: Decca

For years, admitted Sir Georg Solti to High Fidelity magazine in January 1967, ‘Mahler bored me. He came to me, or I came to him, eight or nine years ago. Up to then his symphonies were all pieces and bits. Now I see their form. I love them. It is not enough to like music. You must love. And love means change.’ By the time he was to record the First Symphony, with the London Symphony Orchestra, by modern standards he did so at a comparatively ripe age of 52. But the critics were immediately struck by the youthful dynamism of Solti’s conception, which was entirely apt to a work conceived by a composer in his early twenties. When High Fidelity came to survey all the Mahler symphony recordings on record in September 1967, this version of the First was declared ‘probably the best both in interpretation and in recording’, even up against stiff competition from more experienced Mahlerians such as Jascha Horenstein and Rafael Kubelík.
Pecs Symphony Orchestra & Nicolás Pasquet - Lajtha: Symphony No. 7, Orchestral Suite No. 3 & Hortobágy Suite (2017)

Pecs Symphony Orchestra & Nicolás Pasquet - Lajtha: Symphony No. 7, Orchestral Suite No. 3 & Hortobágy Suite
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:35 min | 328 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

László Lajtha was one of the most significant Hungarian composers of the 20th century, though wider recognition of his music was prevented by the Communist regime. The Seventh Symphony is a tragic, dramatic and revolutionary work directly associated with the brutal suppression of the Hungarian Uprising of 1956, the composer stating that the musical instruments grieve at the tragedies of Hungary, pray for truth and quote the sounds of the hymn for a peaceful future. The entertaining Third Suite is light in tone in the manner of a divertimento, while Lajthas music for the film Hortobágy reflects the wild beauty of life on the Hungarian puszta.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Choral Fantasia (2010)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Choral Fantasia (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:38 | 244 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1793

For the final instalment of his survey of Beethoven’s works for piano and orchestra, Ronald Brautigam has saved ‘the final crowning glory of his concerto output’, as Beethoven specialist Barry Cooper describes the Fifth Piano Concerto in his liner notes. It is coupled on this disc with the Choral Fantasia – an intriguing work scored for piano, orchestra and chorus with vocal soloists.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 & in D, Op. 61 (2009)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 & in D, Op. 61 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:33 | 315 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1693

The apparently insatiable Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam continues to gobble up standard and not-so-standard Beethoven with this 2009 disc featuring the composer's Fourth Piano Concerto and the piano transcription of his Violin Concerto, a recording that should please fans of the pianist's previous Beethoven recordings. Performing on a modern concert grand rather than the fortepianos he had favored in some earlier releases, Brautigam delivers readings that sparkle in the outer movements, sing in the central movements, and never resort to technical or emotional grandstanding to make their points.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos WoO4 & No.2 (2009)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos WoO4 & No.2 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:34 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1792

Ronald Brautigam releases his second disc of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos – this time offering a youthfully fresh Concerto No. 2 which was actually conceived long before the First Piano Concerto. The programme also includes two rarities: the Piano Concerto in E flat major, WoO4, sometimes referred to as Beethoven’s ‘Concerto No.0’, and the Rondo in B flat major, WoO6, composed during the long period of composition of Concerto No.2 and probably at one stage intended as the finale of this work.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008) (Repost)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:16 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1692

As smooth and delicious a performance of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto as has been released since the turn of the century, Ronald Brautigam's account of the work with Andrew Parrott and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra compares with Richter's for sparkle, with Pollini's for cleverness, and with Michelangeli's for liveliness. Brautigam's opening Allegro con brio has velocity and control, his central Largo expressivity and refinement, and his closing Rondo wit and whimsy.