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.
Yondani Butt, London Symphony Orchestra - Glazunov: Symphony No.3 (1987)

Yondani Butt, London Symphony Orchestra - Glazunov: Symphony No.3 (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 202.83 Mb | 45:58 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: ASV

The substantial Third Symphony demonstrates Glazunov’s technical mastery in its sumptuous dressing-up of rather mundane ideas. At least the tone poem Stenka Razin has the ‘Song of the Volga Boatmen’ to offer as its opening theme, and its creation of atmosphere is undeniably skilful. The two early serenades are pretty enough. Yondani Butt steers the music along competently without being able to disguise its inherent superficiality, though the orchestral ensemble has some dubious moments. George Hall
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Manfred Honeck - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 - Barber: Adagio (2017)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Manfred Honeck - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 - Barber: Adagio
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:13 min | 238 MB
Label: Reference Recordings | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

In his fascinating and scholarly music notes, Maestro Honeck gives us great insight into the history of both pieces, and describes how he conducts and interprets each. He reminds us that Joseph Stalin's Soviet government was offended by Shostakovich's previous works.
Lyudmila Shkirtil, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Yuri Serov - Georgy Sviridov: Russia Adrift - Song Cycle (2017)

Lyudmila Shkirtil, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Yuri Serov - Georgy Sviridov: Russia Adrift - Song Cycle
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:41 min | 268 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Georgy Sviridov was a celebrated figure whose vocal works, along with those of his teacher Shostakovich, are considered to be among the most important in twentieth-century Russian music. His small cantata Snow is Falling includes passages of hypnotic stillness as well as folk-like warmth, while the major song cycle Russia Adrift evokes landscape, mysticism and religious faith, ending in a solemn hymn to the Motherland. Sviridovs prolific output included symphonic suites as well as theatre and film scores. The angular and impassioned Music for Chamber Orchestra reveals his mastery of non-vocal music.
Seiji Ozawa & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Orchestre de Paris - Stravinsky / Janacek / Bartok / Lutoslawski (1998)

Seiji Ozawa & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Orchestre de Paris - Stravinsky: The Firebird / Janacek: Sinfonietta / Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra / Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra (1998)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:12:54 | 650 Mb
Contemporary Classical | Label: EMI Classics (Double Forte Series)

2CD anthology of two albums previously released by EMI, with Seiji Ozawa conducting the Orchestre de Paris and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A rare, hard to find recording of historical value.
Otmar Suitner & NHK Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Symphony № 9 in C major & Symphony № 8 in B minor (2010)

Otmar Suitner & NHK Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Symphony № 9 in C major & Symphony № 8 in B minor (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:14:13 | 386 Mb
Classical | Label: King Records

The Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, known as the Great (published in 1840 as “Symphony No. 7 in C Major”, listed as No. 8 in the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe), is the final symphony completed by Franz Schubert. Originally called The Great C major to distinguish it from his Symphony No. 6, the Little C major, the subtitle is now usually taken as a reference to the symphony's majesty. Unusually long for a symphony of its time, a typical performance of The Great takes around 55 minutes, though it can also be played in as little as 45 minutes by employing a faster tempo and not repeating sections as indicated in the score. Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759 commonly known as the "Unfinished Symphony" , is a musical composition that Schubert started in 1822 but left with only two movements—though he lived for another six years.
Pecs Symphony Orchestra & Nicolás Pasquet - Lajtha: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 (2017)

Pecs Symphony Orchestra & Nicolás Pasquet - Lajtha: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:50 min | 252 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Reflecting Hungary’s troubled times following the Soviet suppression of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, Lajtha’s last two symphonies are deeply emotional and dramatic works ranging from tragic intensity to optimism. Whereas the Eighth Symphony was aptly described by the composer’s wife as ‘a tragedy without consolation,’ the emotional power and the melodic beauty of the Ninth Symphony evoke suffering, happiness and hope. A huge success at its 1963 Parisian premiere, the work was acclaimed by the critic Claude Rostand as ‘the one that convinced us that Laszlo Lajtha was truly one of the greatest symphonic composers of the 20th century.’