Symphonies Szell

Schumann: Symphonies 2 & 4: Weber: Oberon Overture - Szell, Cleveland (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Schumann: Symphonies 2 & 4: Weber: Oberon Overture - Szell, Cleveland (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:28 minutes | 3,10 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 1.59 GB
Japan Import | Year: 1960, 2001 | Full Scans | 5% Recovery Info

… the recording sounds as though it had been made just last week. George Szell and the Clevelanders render Schumann in the grand manner of the middle of the last century, before the horrendous politically correct, period instruments craze hit the classical world. To anyone who's heard any of the more "authentic" recordings of the last couple of decades, this may sound somewhat bombastic, but that's what makes this music so wonderful.!
Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Erich Leinsdorf - Mozart: 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'; 'Posthorn'; Six German Dances (1992)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'; 'Posthorn'; Six German Dances (1992)
Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by George Szell, London SO, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SBK 48 266 | Time: 01:14:27

Every major conductor, and most not-so-major ones, comes around to recording Eine kleine Nachtmusik, but not so many do it as well as George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra strings. And let’s face it, you won’t find a period-instrument ensemble that plays with anything like this level of polish. The fact is, Szell’s conception of Mozart was not terribly far from “period” sensibilities: restrained use of vibrato, incisive rhythms, crisp ensemble, lively tempos, but also a welcome degree of warmth to the sound and of course incredible ensemble discipline and some of the best players on the planet. And he had real period instruments, meaning performers who owned top quality old violins and bows, not inferior modern reproductions of them. The result is as lovely a performance of Mozart’s perennially delicious Serenade as we are ever likely to hear.
Schumann: Symphonies 1, 3 & Manfred Overture - Szell, Cleveland (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Schumann: Symphonies 1, 3 & Manfred Overture - Szell, Cleveland (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:40 minutes | 3,21 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 2.15 GB
Japan Import | Year: 1960, 2001 | Full Scans | 5% Recovery Info

These performances remain as great as ever, and the remastering is a source of wonder; if you don't own these recordings, here's a rare chance to correct the oversight. Take advantage of it while you can.
Haydn: Early London Symphonies - George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra (Original recording, remastered) [2009]

Haydn: Early London Symphonies - George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra
(Original recording, remastered) [2009]

FLAC | 2 CDs | EAC+CUEs+LOGs | Total Time: 2:26:21 | 745 MB
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School | Full HQ Scans | Label: Sony | Country/Year: Japan 2009 | 5% Rec. Info
George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra - Beethoven Complete Symphonies & Overtures - Original Jacket Collection (DSD) [2004]

George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra - Beethoven Complete Symphonies & Overtures
Original Jacket Collection (DSD) [2004]

FLAC | 10 CDs | EAC+CUEs+LOGs | Box Set Artwork, Booklet | Total Time: 622:44 | 2.33 GB
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic | Label: Sony | Country/Year: Japan, 2005 | 5% Rec. Info
Schumann: The Symphonies - Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin (2004)

Schumann: The Symphonies - Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMAGE+CUE, LOG | 571 MB | Covers(front + back)
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog Number: 61179 | RAR 3% Rec. | RS/Hotfile/Fileserve

Daniel Barenboim turned in a very decent if a touch heavy-handed account of Schumann's symphonies for DG with the Chicago Symphony, but this set is something else altogether: conducting of genius that immediately leaps to the top of the heap, sharing that position with the likes of Szell, Bernstein, and Sawallisch, while sounding better than any of them. Given the excellence of his Beethoven symphony cycle with these same forces, I expected good results from Barenboim, but nothing prepared me for music-making so gripping that you can play both discs and all four symphonies straight through at a single sitting and never once find your attention distracted (even at 2 am!). In fact there's so much going on here interpretively that verbal description can barely scratch the surface–but imagine Szell's care with balances (and liberal instrumental retouching here and there) allied to a healthy dose of Bernstein's animal energy and Sawallisch's light textures and ability to float a phrase at speed, and you'll have a good picture of what to expect. Barenboim doesn't put a foot wrong anywhere and these are some of the most treacherous works in existence.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 and No. 5 - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36 and Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 –
The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 287 Mb | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Cover scans | 4 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 and No. 5 - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

George Szell leads taut, energetic, and texturally detailed performances of both symphonies–no surprise to anyone familiar with the other discs in this series. Victor Carr Jr
J. Brahms: Symphonies No. 3 in F major & No. 4 in E minor - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Johannes Brahms: Symphonies No. 3 in F major Op. 90 & No. 4. in E minor Op. 98 -
The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor

Classical | 2 CD | EAC Rip | 543 MB | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

Szell's performances are very satisfying indeed. His Brahms is robust in strong movements, yet expressive in quiet ones, even if not so deeply embtional as we hear from some conductors. He practically never allows any mannerisms of interpretation… As to the playing, it is very fine; and it is good to be reminded again of this orchestra's soaring violins, its distinguished solo playing, its corporate discipline and rhythm. Very thrilling Brahms. T. H. Gramophone 1973

Schumann - Symphonies & Manfred Overture - Szell  

Posted by daksya at Sept. 16, 2009
Schumann - Symphonies & Manfred Overture - Szell

Robert Schumann's Symphonies & Manfred Overture Op.115 - George Szell w/ Cleveland Orchestra
2 CDs, 136:20 | A D D | Sony | EAC, APE tracks, No CUE, No Logs | Cover | RS | 726 MB
Classical - Romantic period | Orchestral Music - Symphony, Overture | Composed 1841-51 | Recording 1958-60

Schumann - Symphonies & Manfred Overture - Szell

Classics Today:
..one of the two or three greatest sets of Schumann symphonies ever made and a cornerstone of Szell's art as a conductor, is particularly important. The performances remain as great as ever, and the remastering is a source of wonder - David Hurwitz
Josef Haydn: The Early London Symphonies - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Franz Josef Haydn: Symphonies No. 93 In D Major, Hob. I:93; No. 94 In G Major "Surprise"; No. 95 In C Minor, Hob. I:95;
No. 96 In D Major "Miracle"; No. 97 In C Major, Hob. I: 97; No. 98 In B-Flat Major, Hob. I:98 - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Classical | 2 CD | EAC Rip | 697 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | 9 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

Josef Haydn: The Early London Symphonies - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Back from the wilderness of Sony's Essential Classics series, and remastered in nice, clear stereo along with Bernstein's set of Paris Symphonies for this same label, Szell's recordings of the first six London Symphonies represent the ultimate in big-band Haydn. And late Haydn should always be played with a big band: his own ensemble in London numbered some 60 players in a room that held 800. In other words, for one of today's typical concert halls he would have expected a full-sized, modern symphony orchestra, and that's just what he gets here.