Symphonies Szell

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
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
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Soloists; The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125; “Fiedlio” Overture Op. 72b –
Adelle Addison; Jane Hobson; Richard Lewis; Donald Bell; The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 344 Mb | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Cover scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com
George Szell's Beethoven Ninth is not the sort of cosmic display that Wilhelm Furtwängler and other members of the German "Romantic" school made of it, but taken on its own terms it's a lean and mean performance full of power and drama. The Cleveland Orchestra plays with its customary expertise and Szell caps the performance with a smoking rendition of the finale–great choral singing, and an irresistible forward momentum. A great performance. –David Hurwitz
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 and No. 6 - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major Op. 21 and No. 6 in F major op. 68 “Pastoral”; “Egmont” Overture Op. 84 -
The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 353 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Cover scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 and No. 6 - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

George Szell brings classical lightness and drive to Beethoven's early symphony, all the while pointing up the composer's daring formal and harmonic inventiveness…. Szell's Pastorale is one of the great recordings, full of feeling and sinuous beauty. Victor Carr Jr
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 and No. 7 - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major Op. 60, No. 7 in A major op. 92 and Overture “King Stephen” Op. 117 -
The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 375 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

For decades Szell's Beethoven cycle has been justly hailed as one of the best on discs, and the reasons are clear: lively and dramatic interpretations that are true to the Beethovenian spirit married to simply spectacular orchestral playing.
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
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67; Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43 - Concertgebouw Orchestra, Georg Szell

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67; Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43 -
Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Georg Szell; George Szell, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 322 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Pretty good scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Philips

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67; Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43 - Concertgebouw Orchestra, Georg Szell

The excellence of these two famous performances hasn't diminished a bit over time. George Szell's Beethoven Fifth exists in three versions: this one; another with the Cleveland Orchestra on Sony; and (finest of all) one with the Vienna Philharmonic live from the Salzburg Festival on Orfeo. Talk about an embarrassment of riches! It's really pointless to dwell on minute variations in interpretation or playing: all three recordings represent a surpassingly high level of achievement, from the taught opening and generously "con moto" Andante, right through the grim scherzo to the explosive finale. It's simply great Beethoven….
David Hurwitz
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 11 (2010)

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 11 (2010)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 259 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Classical | Label: Mariinsky

Shostakovich's Second and Eleventh Symphonies are both inspired by Russian revolutions. The Eleventh Symphony, "The Year 1905", marks the bloody revolution of its namesake year. It is an astonishingly atmospheric symphony, of cinematic breadth, especially the second movement which depicts the Bloody Sunday massacre in St Petersburg.
Josep Vicent, The World Orchestra - Michael Nyman: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 2 (2017)

Josep Vicent, The World Orchestra - Michael Nyman: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 2 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 269.72 Mb + 38.81 Mb (Scans) | 49:34
Classical | Label: Michael Nyman Records - MNRCD134

Much of British composer Michael Nyman's output has been in the genres of opera and film score; the music for Gattaca is his. He has fused a minimalist language with essentially cinematic gestures in a way that's both approachable and quite compact. As he approached his eighth decade, Nyman announced plans for a series of 17 (or more) abstract symphonies; the movements of the pair here are labeled only with metronome indications. In this he follows Philip Glass, whose music his own somewhat resembles.
Beethoven - The Five Piano Concertos - Emil Gilels, George Szell (2017) {3CD Warner Classics 0190295895181 rec 1968-1970}

Beethoven - The Five Piano Concertos - Emil Gilels, George Szell (2017) {3CD Warner Classics 0190295895181 rec 1968-1970}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 948 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 476 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 111 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968-70, 2017 Warner Classics | 0190295895181
Classical / Concerto

“Emil Gilels stands out as giant among giants,” wrote Gramophone when the Odessa-born pianist died in 1985. “In terms of virtuosity he was second to none, yet his leonine power was tempered by a delicacy and poetry that few have matched and none has surpassed.” Beethoven was at the heart of Gilels’ repertoire and in 1968 he recorded this complete cycle of the composer’s piano concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra and its long-standing maestro, another musical titan of the era, George Szell.