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. 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. 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. 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.
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
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.!
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.
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

George Szell: A Life of Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 21, 2014
George Szell: A Life of Music

George Szell: A Life of Music (Music in American Life) by Michael Charry
2011 | ISBN: 0252036166, 0252080033 | English | 464 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - William Walton: Symphonies (2011)

Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - William Walton: Symphonies (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 338 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67794

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Martyn Brabbins gives invigorating and authoritative performances of William Walton’s masterful symphonies. The musicians balance stunning control with breathtaking energy and character. Following the resounding success of Belshazzar’s Feast, Walton spent three years perfecting his dramatic first symphony. The immensely virtuosic work displays an astounding range of colours and emotional volatility, reflecting the turbulence of Walton’s private life. Despite its fraught gestation—the first performance in 1934 by the London Symphony Orchestra was missing the finale—this work met with an ecstatic critical reception and has remained popular ever since.