Wiener Philharmoniker

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker (2017)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:53:21 | 1.19 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 52 | Rls.date: 2017

This new budget series celebrates some of the greatest partnerships between conductors and orchestras.
Semyon Bychkov, Wiener Philharmoniker - Schmidt: Symphony No. 2 - Strauss: Dreaming by the Fireside (2017)

Semyon Bychkov, Wiener Philharmoniker - Schmidt: Symphony No. 2 - Strauss: Dreaming by the Fireside
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:13 min | 257 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017

Franz Schmidt was a cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra himself and he allowed the orchestra to premiere his symphony in 1913, which since then belongs in the orchestra’s main repertoire.
Emil & Elena Gilels, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm - Mozart: Piano Concertos K.595 & K.365; Schubert: Fantasy (2001)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27, K.595; Concerto For 2 Pianos, K.365
Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F minor, D. 940 (Op.103) for piano duet
Emil & Elena Gilels, pianos; Wiener Philharmoniker; Karl Böhm, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 463 652-2 | Time: 01:17:36

This is the most beautiful of Mozart playing, his last piano concerto given here by Emil Gilels with total clarity. This is a classic performance, memorably accompanied by the VPO and Böhm. Suffice it to say that Gilels sees everything and exaggerates nothing, that the performance has an Olympian authority and serenity, and that the Larghetto is one of the glories of the gramophone. He's joined by his daughter Elena in the Double Piano Concerto in E flat, and their physical relationship is mirrored in the quality, and the mutual understanding of the playing: both works receive marvellous interpretations. We think Emil plays first, Elena second, but could be quite wrong. The VPO under Karl Böhm is at its best; and so is the quality of recording, with a good stereo separation of the two solo parts, highly desirable in this work.
Wagner - Wiener Philharmoniker, Solti - Der Ring des Nibelungen [1997, Decca # 455 555-2] {14CD-Box} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Wiener Philharmoniker / Sir Georg Solti
14 CD Box | FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Partial Artwork | Size: 4,62 GB
Label/Cat#: Decca 455 555-2 | Country/Year: Europe 1997 [1958, 1962, 1964, 1965]
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

This first complete studio recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, made between 1958 and 1966, was a groundbreaking technical and artistic achievement, the most ambitious and intricately involved opera recording project of the 20th century. Produced for Decca by John Culshaw, whose vision and untiring devotion brought the gargantuan project to completion, the 14 ½-hour release set a new standard for opera recordings. The details Culshaw lavished on the production, which included building new musical instruments, precisely calculating the placement and choreography of each singer to maximize the theatricality of each scene, and creating an array of fabulous special effects resulted in a landmark recording that has lost none of its power with the passage of time.
Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos No.17 & No.21 (2006)

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos No.17 & No.21 (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:15 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 2894775795

One hates to admit it, but at this point in his career, pianist Maurizio Pollini is no longer a Mozart player. Although a supreme virtuoso, a passionate intellectual, and a consummate artist, Pollini has grown too brilliant, too intense, and too calculating for Mozart. Pollini's tone is crystalline, his textures are transparent and his tempos are perfect in this breathtaking 2005 recording of the G major and C major piano concertos, but it all seems too cold and too objective. Although he is also directing the Wiener Philharmoniker from the piano, this doesn't seem to encumber Pollini's virtuosity in any way; indeed, he appears to enjoy the challenge, audibly coaxing more force from the musicians' playing.
Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker) (1987) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | 325 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 431 652 2


James Levine's viennese recording of Smetana's famed masterpiece is one of the best performances of the work around today. With clear, full-bodied digital recording and ripe, rich and opulent playing from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, it presents a performance that is as comporable to Kubelik as any other. Despite Levine's roots in the theatre (Metropolitan Opera), he manages to grasp a clear sense of drama in the work, and while some might argue that he is mainly concerned with orchestral effect for its own sake, he certainly does not do this but presents every minute detail in this musical kaliedascopic picture.
Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (1984) {CBS Masterworks}

Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (1984) {CBS Masterworks}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 234 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb
Genre: classical

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 is the 1984 album by The Wiener Philharmoniker. Conducted by Lorin Maazek, this also features soprano Kathleen Battle. This was released by CBS Masterworks.
Maria João Pires, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26 (1993)

Maria João Pires, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26 (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 241 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 149 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 52:00
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4375292

Maria-Joào Pires has recorded these concertos before, for Erato, and this experience shows in assured playing. In K449 I find the sound of the Vienna Philharmonic, recorded in Vienna's Musikverein, too big: the string section seems large and the hall over-reverberant. Furthermore, the piano sounds plummy, and even those who dislike the fortepiano may question its suitability. With these reservations, one can enjoy Pires's deft and sensitive performance, without strong individuality but offering consistent intelligence, and the brisk finale shows her and Abbado at their best. Even so, this is a romanticized slow movement; the gooey orchestral sound does not help, but the pianist is also partly responsible in a way that I have sometimes noted in her performances of Mozart's sonatas.
Sir John Barbirolli and Wiener Philharmoniker - Brahms: The Four Symphonies (2016)

Sir John Barbirolli and Wiener Philharmoniker - Brahms: The Four Symphonies (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 03:35:46 | 562 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner CLassics

The Original Jackets Series from Warner Classics focuses on the greatest recording from the past and reissues them with the original artwork from their first release.
VA - Decca: Wiener Philharmoniker - The Orchestral Edition [65 CD Limited Edition Box Set] (2014) Part 3

VA - Decca: Wiener Philharmoniker - The Orchestral Edition [65 CD Limited Edition Box Set] (2014) Part 3
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,57 Gb | Artworks 1,26 Gb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2014

A luxurious and authoritative 64CD orchestral and concerto set, celebrating one of the world’s great orchestras and their 64-year relationship with Decca Classics.
Few labels can claim to be so associated with a city as inextricably as Decca is with Vienna. No history of classical recordings would be complete without a chapter documenting how both Decca and the WP worked to perfect the art of recording in the city’s great concert halls, most notably in the famous Sofiensaal.