Sibelius Serenade

Roberto Fores Veses - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 19, 2017
Roberto Fores Veses - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius (2017)

Roberto Fores Veses - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:05 min | 270 MB
Label: Aparte | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Founded in 1981, the Orchestre d'Auvergne is a string ensemble whose excellence is recognised well beyond European borders. Led by Roberto Forés Veses since 2012, they occupy a special place in the French musical landscape. This new recording from Aparté pairs Tchaikovsky's Serenade with an orchestral arrangement of Sibelius's String Quartet 'Voces Intimae'.
Sir Thomas Beecham & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Ascona, 1957: Beethoven, Handel, Delius, Sibelius (2000)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.7; George Frideric Handel - Love in Bath: Ballet Suite
Frederick Delius - A Village Romeo and Juliet; Jean Sibelius - Alla marcia da: Karelia Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AURA | # AUR 142-2 ADD | Time: 01:11:54

Beethoven reputedly wasn't Beecham's favorite composer, but you wouldn't know it from this performance; it's exceedingly well conceived, highly energetic, and has that unique Beecham sparkle to it. The fillers also are delightful. All recorded in Ascona, Switzerland in 1957.
Christian Tetzlaff - Sibelius: The Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra (2002)

Christian Tetzlaff - Sibelius: The Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra (2002)
Danish National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 227 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin | # 7243 5 45534 2 4 | Time: 01:18:45

The Violin Concerto is the reason you want to buy this album, but the "filler" is quite intriguing. Christian Tetzlaff plays the Concerto (Opus 47) with great intensity. If Thomas Dausgard with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra doesnt' quite match him, they don't pull him down either. The recording is wide ranging and well detailed.
Stenhammar - Serenade & Excelsior (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Stenhammar - Serenade & Excelsior (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.01 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

‘Finland has Sibelius, Norway has Grieg and Denmark Nielsen – so what about Sweden?’ This question, often put to Swedish musicians and music-lovers, is one that has no simple answer. Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927), a personal friend of both Sibelius and Nielsen, would seem to be the obvious candidate – but when his name is suggested the usual reaction is ‘Stenhammar who?’
David Geringas & Ian Fountain - Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015)

Malincolia: Works for Cello and Piano by Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius (2015)
David Geringas (cello) & Ian Fountain (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Profil | # PH15005 | Time: 01:08:13

The Italian word malinconia was very commonly used in the nineteenth century as a title for melancholy pieces. Yet the idea of malinconia covered a myriad of romantic notions, so that simply translating it as "melancholy" does not do it justice. It subsumes many other emotional states as well - all kinds of dejection, gloom, unknown sadness, desperation, depression and even frustration. Each language has evolved its own terms, and interpretations of the word itself also differ from region to region. Malinconia in sunny Italy or Spain is quite different from melancholy in Norway and in Finland, where the winters are harsh and long. The Nordic variant is expressed here in various musical examples; words alone are anyway inadequate.
Engegard Quartet - Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Olav Anton Thommessen: String Quartets (2015)

Engegård Quartet - Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Olav Anton Thommessen (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2101 | Time: 01:12:23

A string quartet was among the very first works that Edvard Grieg presented after completing his studies in 1861, but the Quartet in G minor, Op. 27, was the only such work to be published in his lifetime. In 1878, while composing it, Grieg wrote that ‘it aims at breadth, to soar, and, above all, at vigorous sound’, and the amplitude of the sound is indeed striking: the generous use of double-stops creates an almost orchestral effect, unusual for the genre. This caused some reviewers to criticize the quartet as being unidiomatic, while others, including Liszt, greeted it with enthusiasm. Some thirty years later, when Jean Sibelius composed his D minor quartet Op. 56, he too had previous experience of writing for the medium, but Op. 56 is the only quartet among his mature works. The often used 'nickname' Voces intimae is often taken to refer to the intimate interchange between the four voices in a quartet, but is probably a more specific allusion to a brief passage in the third movement: Sibelius wrote the remark into a score some time after the work had been published.
LSO Wind Ensemble -Mozart: Serenade No.10 for Winds “Gran Partita” (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

LSO Wind Ensemble -Mozart: Serenade No.10 for Winds “Gran Partita” (2017)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.06GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, LSO Live

The Serenade No. 10 for winds in B-flat major, K. 361/370a, is a serenade by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart scored for thirteen instruments: twelve winds and string bass. The piece was probably composed in 1781 or 1782 and is often known by the subtitle "Gran Partita", though the title is a misspelling and not in Mozart's hand. It consists of seven movements.
Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1 (2007) (Box Set 6CD) (PEPOST)

Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1 (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, booklet | 2039 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1044 mb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: BIS - 1903

Vol. 2 in BIS' complete Sibelius Edition is given over the Finnish master's chamber music for strings and for strings and piano. Fifty years earlier, this release would've included only the "Voces intimae" string quartet. But BIS' 2007 release includes all four quartets and all four piano trios, plus 35 other works or substantial fragments lasting between 13 seconds to 32 minutes. One thing is instantly clear: Sibelius scholarship has made enormous strides since the mid-twentieth century.
Lisa Batiashvili & Daniel Barenboim - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Lisa Batiashvili & Daniel Barenboim - Tchaikovsky & Sibelius: Violin Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 70:07 min | 1.24 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

Lisa Batiashvili and Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboims baton present an unforgettable version of Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos, two of the most beloved, passionate and demanding pieces for violin and orchestra.
LSO / Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Serenade No.2, Symphony No.3 (2004) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Serenade No.2, Symphony No.3 (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.21GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.1GB + 5% Recovery

The 1st & final movements of Brahms’s 3rd Symphony contain some of the most dramatic music he was to compose, yet both end serenely & enclose 2 beautiful inner movements. The equally exquisite Serenade No 2, unusually scored for wind instruments, violas, cellos & double basses, was 1 of his own personal favourites & both receive superb performances under Bernard Haitink in the 3rd part of his internationally acclaimed LSO Live Brahms cycle.