Wagner Faust

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Wagner: Meistersinger, an Orchestral Tribute (2011) [24/96]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Wagner: Meistersinger, an Orchestral Tribute (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:45 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Neeme Järvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the fourth album of their Wagner series. Their performances on the previous three volumes have received high critical acclaim. American Record Guide wrote of Volume 1: This is wonderful playing and sound Järvi knows exactly what to do to make the music speak. The orchestra sounds better than Ive ever heard them. This disc features a symphonic arrangement by the Dutch composer and percussionist Henk de Vlieger of Wagners only comic opera, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

Fischer-Dieskau, Lewis, Boult, LPO / Busoni: Doktor Faust (2011)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 14, 2015
Fischer-Dieskau, Lewis, Boult, LPO / Busoni: Doktor Faust (2011)

Fischer-Dieskau, Lewis, Boult, LPO / Busoni: Doktor Faust (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 183 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Lpo | Catalog Number: 56

Busoni’s opera, Doktor Faust is unquestionably one of the experimental operatic masterpieces of the twentieth-century. The composer wrote his own libretto and worked on the composition for nearly two decades, although it remained unfinished on his death in 1924. Doktor Faust was completed the following year by Busoni’s pupil, Philipp Jarnach.

Busoni: Doktor Faust - Fischer-Dieskau, Lewis, Boult, LPO (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Feb. 2, 2013
Busoni: Doktor Faust - Fischer-Dieskau, Lewis, Boult, LPO (2012)

Busoni: Doktor Faust - Fischer-Dieskau, Lewis, Boult, LPO (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 184 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Lpo | Catalog Number: 56

Busoni’s opera, Doktor Faust is unquestionably one of the experimental operatic masterpieces of the twentieth-century. The composer wrote his own libretto and worked on the composition for nearly two decades, although it remained unfinished on his death in 1924. Doktor Faust was completed the following year by Busoni’s pupil, Philipp Jarnach.
Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov - Franz Schubert: Sonate D.574; Rondo Op.70; Fantasie D.934 (2006)

Franz Schubert: Sonate D.574; Rondo Op.70; Fantasie D.934 (2006)
Isabelle Faust, violin; Alexander Melnikov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb | Time: 00:57:46
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC90 1870

In nearly every respect this is outstanding. The Rondo brillant and the Fantasie, both written for the virtuoso duo of Karl von Bocklet and Josef Slawik, can sound as if Schubert were striving for a brilliant, flashy style, foreign to his nature. Both are in places uncomfortable to play (when first published, the Fantasie’s violin part was simplified), but you would never guess this from Faust’s and Melnikov’s performance; they both nonchalantly toss off any problem passages as though child’s play. The Fantasie’s finale and the Rondo brillant are irresistibly lively and spirited, and this duo’s technical finesse extends to more poetic episodes – Melnikov’s tremolo at the start of the Fantasie shimmers delicately, while the filigree passagework in the last of the variations that form the Fantasie’s centrepiece have a delightful poise and sense of ease.
Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (1985)

Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (1985)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 693 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 359 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Records, #: 414 551-2 | 02:18:46

The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Hollander) is one of the most accessible of Wagner's works, and though it is the first of his operas that earned a permanent place in the repertory, it still possesses many aspects of conventional operatic practice, as well as a Weberian leitmotiv structure much simpler than that exhibited in Wagner's music after Tristan. Surprisingly, despite its accessibility, recordings of the work that are not deficient on technical or vocal or musical grounds seem to be in comparatively short supply. An exception is this classic CSO-Solti effort dating from the late '70s, where the sound is reasonably up to date, and the casting ranges from good to excellent.
Stephanie Blythe - Twilight Of The Gods - The Ultimate Wagner Ring Collection (2012)

Stephanie Blythe - Twilight Of The Gods - The Ultimate Wagner Ring Collection
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 158:23 min | 729 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2012

On the heels of the release by Deutsche Grammophon of the complete Ring Cycle DVD Box from the Met, this double album compilation is the ultimate must-have for any music and Wagner lover.

Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony (1996/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 22, 2017
Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony (1996/2016) [TR24][OF]

Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:58 min | 1.31 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1996/2016

Giuseppe Sinopoli projects Liszt’s “Mephistopheles” with such unrelenting urgency that he could as well be fighting the devil in person. True, the recorded balance keeps the strings fairly close at hand (the actual sound image is not dissimilar to EMI’s on their Masur/Leipzig Liszt series), but the playing itself has real drive and panache, frequently throwing caution to the winds in pursuit of maximum spontaneity (as regards tempo, Sinopoli beats Bernstein to the finishing post by no less than ten minutes).

Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 24, 2016
Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016)

Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:09:06 | 297 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi

The five most brilliant concertos for violin, all penned before the age of 19! Mozart was not even 15 years old when he began composing violin concertos that would serve as a backdrop at Salzburg receptions. An insatiable drive for independence would however lead the young Konzertmeister to overtly challenge musical forms, innovate with genres, humour and frivolity, all of which can be heard in this delightful first collaboration between Isabelle Faust and the musicians of Il Giardino Armonico.
Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Reconstructed Violin Concertos (2000)

Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Reconstructed Violin Concertos (2000)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 51:38 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Haenssler | Catalog: 92138

None of these reconstructions are included in Teldec’s Bach 2000, although the better-known ‘originals’ obviously are. The real newcomer is the Sinfonia, BWV1045 (5'34'') ‘to an unknown cantata’ which – as befits a BWV number that immediately precedes the First Brandenburg Concerto – is rumbustious, festive and thematically likeable. Time and again I could sense allusions to other Bach instrumental pieces, though the soloist’s ceaseless arpeggiating is sometimes a distraction. We’re told it’s authentic (the manuscript source suggests a violin concerto in the making) but something about its harmonic language doesn’t quite ring true, though that reaction might well be due to lack of familiarity.

Gounod - Faust (Beczala, Abdrazakov, Agresta; Pérez) 2016  Music

Posted by stfine at Oct. 9, 2016
Gounod - Faust (Beczala, Abdrazakov, Agresta; Pérez) 2016

Gounod - Faust (Beczala, Abdrazakov, Agresta; Pérez) 2016
AVC, 898x504 (16:9), 2.2 mbps, 30 fps | AAC 256 Kbps, 2 ch | 01:48:22 + 01:13:09 | 3.1 GB
Classical, Opera | Salzburg Festival | HDTV->MP4

The Salzburg Festival presents one of Charles Gounod's most well-loved opera: Faust, in a new production staged by Reinhard von der Thannen, conducted by Alejo Pérez and starring Piotr Beczala.