Many many thanks to Mats for this gem There’s an art to putting a release together, especially one for a solo instrument. With only two instrumental timbres, the tracks can blend together into an uninteresting blur. But change up styles too much, and the album can sound disjointed. Lutenist Jakob Lindberg is a past master of program sequencing and strikes a perfect balance between consistency and variety. Lindberg’s performances are impeccable as always. The album was beautifully recorded, with an intimate acoustic ideally suited to the lute. Lindberg’s thoughtful programming makes this an intriguing listen from start to finish. Audiophile Factor: High!
Composer: Laurenzi Da Roma, Orlando Di Lasso, Simone Molinaro, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Alessandro Piccinini, Bellerfonte Castaldi
Performers: Jakob Lindberg
Number of Discs: 1
Size: 1.56 GB
Many thanks to our friend Trottar for Nicolai Gedda, who died January 8th 2017 This recording is part of the historic Colin Davis Berlioz cycle made for Philips in the 1970s. La Damnation de Faust is not an opera; it is not meant for the stage. It is a concert work, not a theatrical piece. It can be adapted for the stage, of course, and has been very successfully many times. The male singers in this recording are hard to beat. Gedda in particular gives one of his best performances on record.
Composer: Hector Berlioz Performers: Josephine Veasey, Richard Van Allan, Nicolai Gedda, Jules Bastin
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Colin Davis
Number of Discs: 3
Size: 2.53 GB
Orchestra:Deutsche Oper Berlin Choir and Orchestra
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Label:Deutsche Oper Berlin Choir and Orchestra
Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this fine collection These performances have been a mainstay of the classical music world since they were first recorded and released (the recordings were made over a three and a half year period beginning in July 1969 and continuing through December 1972, with the first releases made on LP in 1970). Dorati’s project was just the second to record the complete Haydn symphonies, following Ernst Märzendorfer and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, in very limited release on LP and infrequently mentioned today.
Composer: Joseph Haydn Orchestra: Philarmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Number of Discs: 6
Size: 6.02 GB
This is Box No. 8 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs. In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven Performer: Geza Anda, Wilhelm Kempff, Jörg Demus, Norman Shetler Number of Discs: 14/75 Format: Flac Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft DR-Analysis: DR 16 Size: 13.77 GB Scan: yes Server: FileFactory
A marvellous collection of some of Brahms’ major works. The records are in excellent condition, unbelievable after +50 years…and they seem to be genuine 1st pressings although this box is a special edition that came few years later than the single releases.
I grew up with this recording of the Brahms Violin concerto, and It has remained my favorite: warm, dramatic, and thoroughly natural in approach, Ferras and von Karajan have a perfect grasp of this concerto.
While maybe not the greatest interpreter of Brahms, Karajan delivers very well in his recordings of the symphonies. All four symphonies have plenty of power and lyricism. The Berlin Philharmonic is excellent as always. If you like your Brahms in a melancholy mode, lushly recorded and nuanced to the max,(and I do!), these Brahms’ Symphonies are for you. Karajan’s approach to these four Symphonies is evoking a variety of emotions that few other recordings do. It’s a fine experience.
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Christian Ferras
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Number of discs: 6
DR-Analysis: DR 13 Size: 4.83 GB
# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Conductor: Jascha Horenstein
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Vinyl (1970)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Unicorn Records | RHS 302/303
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.61GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.77GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (436MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory
Since being bitten by “the Mahler bug,” I’ve been doing a lot of research.
Just about everything I’ve read said that this is the best performance of Mahler’s 3rd Symphony. This is new music to me, so I can’t make any comparisons yet, But I will say this. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The performance is exciting and the sound quality is stunning. Very highly recommended.
A very great THANK YOU to Trottar for this gem If you are reading this review, chances are you are a classical record collector who owns multiple versions of all the Beethoven sonatas, perhaps multiple complete cycles by the likes of Schnabel, Kempff, Brendel, Gulda et. al. You are also probably wondering whether you should invest in another Beethoven cycle by a pianist whose name and legacy may be less familiar to you. The answer is: absolutely! Not even Schnabel probed more deeply behind the notes than Wilhelm Backhaus, and few have possessed the technical endurance at an advanced age to conquer the rugged peaks of the late sonatas (all but the *Hammerklavier* were taken down when Backhaus was in his seventies).
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus
Number of discs: 10
DR-Analysis: DR 13 Size: 9.83 GB
All thanks for this beauty go to Trottar Paul Hindemith (16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor. Notable compositions include his song cycle Das Marienleben (1923), Der Schwanendreher for Viola and Orchestra (1935), and opera Mathis der Maler (1938). Hindemith’s most popular work, both on record and in the concert hall, is probably the Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, written in 1943.
Composer: Paul Hindemith
Performer: Christiane Edinger, Gerhard Puchelt
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 14 Size: 1.0 GB