Septuor Beethoven

Onslow - Consortium Classicum - Nonet Op. 77, Grand Septuor Op. 79 (2008)

George Onslow - Consortium Classicum - Nonet Op. 77, Grand Septuor Op. 79
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 251 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 301 1480-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period

…Another major strong point of this recording is the sound; the German audiophile label MDG outdoes itself here in an old riding stadium that displays the music's serenade-like textures to beautiful effect. Chamber players should absolutely get to know this music. There is nothing in the individual lines that would challenge good student musicians, but they stand to learn a great deal about subtle balance and interaction by playing this music. And they'll give their audiences a pleasant surprise, too.

VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at Aug. 14, 2017
VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)

VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)
music by Ludwig van Beethoven and film music by Antoni Łazarkiewicz

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 284 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 178 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 8176 | Time: 01:17:36

The film received a pasting from UK critics but as the soundtrack chooses from a vast archive of great performances, it’s possible to retrieve something from the experience. The opening track, the Grosse Fuge, is a bold choice given the wider audience for whom this soundtrack is aiming. It receives a magnificent performance from the Takács Quartet which is as finely attuned to the music’s jagged outcrops as its sheltered byways. The uninterrupted flow of the sweet and soulful second movement of the third Razumovsky is pure poetry in their hands. Ashkenazy gives a brilliant but never rushed performance of the finale to the early Sonata in C minor and his straightforward manner in the Arietta from Beethoven’s last sonata is illuminated by the very clear Decca recording. Haitink’s performance of the finale of the Ninth Symphony with the Royal Concertgebouw and a quartet of soloists led by Lucia Popp does not storm the heavens and I don’t ever recall being so aware of this movement’s proceeding by paragraphs. However, it would seem to have found a comfortable place in a well planned and wide-ranging celebration of Beethoven’s genius.
Antonin Dvorak - Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Firmbach, Honickel - Komm, wir fahren nach Amerika (2010)

Antonin Dvorak - "Komm, wir fahren nach Amerika": Dvoraks Reise nach Amerika anhand seiner 9. Sinfonie
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Christian Firmbach, narrator / Thomas Honickel, cond.
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 229 MB | Full Artwork: 49 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Bobbys Klassik" # 337 1670-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical, Spoken Word | Style: Romantic, Classic for Children

…Der Sinfonie voran geht eine ausführliche, traditionelle Instrumentenvorstellung. Das Booklet beinhaltet Biografien, Informationen zu Orchester und „Bobbys Klassik“ sowie die Erzähltexte. Ein „Begleitheft zur CD“ zeigt Partiturauschnitte und Bilder der Orchesterinstrumente. Ein Rätsel, quasi als „Lernkontrolle“, verlangt den routinierten Rätselkenner. Bleibt nachzutragen, dass das Beethoven Orchester Bonn unter Thomas Honickel die „unterbrochene“ Sinfonie selbstverständlich hochkompetent musiziert.
BeethovenQuartett - Beethoven & Schumann {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip + DVD}

BeethovenQuartett - Beethoven & Schumann
String Quartet op. 135 / String Quartets op. 41 Nos. 1& 2 First Version
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 341 MB | Full Artwork: 133 MB | DVD Video: 4,50 GB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Audiomax" # 946 1623-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Romantic, String Quartet

…The end of Beethoven’s standardsetting string quartet production and Schumann’s exuberant debut in chamber music wonderfully complement each other. In addition to the Super Audio CD (in 2+2+2-SACD multichannel format) the edition contains a DVD video with a concert version of op. 135 and an exciting conversation between Georg Albrecht Eckle and Peter Gülke. Here more questions about composer, works, and date of composition are answered in inimitable fashion than one would have ever dared to ask. What a rich and vast find for every classical fan!
BeethovenQuartett - Beethoven & Schumann {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC + DVD}

BeethovenQuartett - Beethoven & Schumann
String Quartet op. 135 / String Quartets op. 41 Nos. 1& 2 First Version
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 4,30 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,30 | DVD Video: 4,5 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG "Audiomax" # 946 1623-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2010 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Romantic, String Quartet

…The end of Beethoven’s standardsetting string quartet production and Schumann’s exuberant debut in chamber music wonderfully complement each other. In addition to the Super Audio CD (in 2+2+2-SACD multichannel format) the edition contains a DVD video with a concert version of op. 135 and an exciting conversation between Georg Albrecht Eckle and Peter Gülke. Here more questions about composer, works, and date of composition are answered in inimitable fashion than one would have ever dared to ask. What a rich and vast find for every classical fan!
Ludwig van Beethoven - BOB / Stefan Blunier - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 241 MB | Full Artwork: 100 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1756-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Symphony

…While purists may still take issue with the use of modern instruments, the large size of the orchestra, and a few minor issues, even they will recognize that Blunier has learned a great deal from the early music camp and that his interpretations are intelligent and insightful. They also have an appealing warmth that is sometimes lacking in versions with original instruments, and the vigorous playing certainly keeps the music from seeming fussy or sterile. 4,5/5 ~AMG
Ludwig van Beethoven - BOB / Stefan Blunier - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,23 GB | 24Bit/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 985 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1756-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Symphony

…While purists may still take issue with the use of modern instruments, the large size of the orchestra, and a few minor issues, even they will recognize that Blunier has learned a great deal from the early music camp and that his interpretations are intelligent and insightful. They also have an appealing warmth that is sometimes lacking in versions with original instruments, and the vigorous playing certainly keeps the music from seeming fussy or sterile. 4,5/5 ~AMG
Beethoven - Trio Parnassus - Complete Piano Trios Vol. 1-5 (2001) [New rips & scans - Combined Repost]

Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio Parnassus - Complete Piano Trios
5xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,07 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # Various | Country/Year: Germany 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Classicism, Piano Trio

There's beauty aplenty in Parnassus' playing… MDG's recording, by placing the piano (which sounds wonderful throughout) slightly back in the acoustic, achieves a believable and wholly satisfying instrumental balance.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn / Marc Soustrot - Leonore [Version 1806] (1998)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore (Version 1806)
Pamela Coburn / Kölner Rundfunkchor / Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn / Marc Soustrot
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 536 MB | Full Artwork: 153 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 337 0826-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1998
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Opera

The work we cherish as Fidelio was Beethoven’s final rewrite, after an eight-year gap, of an opera he’d first composed in 1805 and revised the following year. The two first attempts, collectively known as Leonore, are hugely instructive glimpses into Beethoven’s workshop. The 1806 version has generally been ignored in favour of occasional performances of the 1805 score, as notably recorded in 1997 by John Eliot Gardiner. This premiere recording of the 1806 version is therefore of exceptional interest. Gardiner patched in with some later material, but this version is complete in itself and benefits from researches in the Beethoven Archive in Bonn…
Franz Liszt - Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Roman Kofman - Christus Oratorio (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Franz Liszt - Christus Oratorio
Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno - Roman Kofman
EAC+LOG+CUE | 3xFLAC: 547 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1366-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Sacred, Oratorio

…I already indicated the excellent qualities of the soloists especially Franziska Hirzel and Birgit Remmert who sing with that important ethereal intensity. Kofman conducts with the ideal tonic and lets the music move along quite magically. The SACD sound comes out trumps on my Sony SACD-11 player and I really have nothing but an unqualified recommendation for this beautiful set.