Many thanks to our friend Urbanox for this rarity This double album is a homage to the Staatskapelle. As intended and commissioned by the Thorens company. The Swiss turntables manufacturer cannot rival the Orchestra’s 460 years, but at 125 years of age, Thorens holds the record as the oldest company of the entertainment industry still in existence. These LPs are meant as a double birthday gift: to ourselves, but above all to our many friends around the world. For friends of the Staatskapelle, friends of Thorens and above all, for lovers of good-quality music reproduction. (Heinz Roher, CEO Thorens)
Thank you Jean-Luc for this gem The “Missa in Angustiis” (Mass for troubled times) or Nelson Mass (Hob. XXII/11), is one of fourteenmasses written by Joseph Haydn. It is one of the six masses written near the end of his life which are, together, now seen as a culmination of Haydn’s liturgical composition. Haydn’s chief biographer, H. C. Robbins Landon, has written that this mass “is arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”. Written in 1798, it is one of the six late masses by Haydn for the Esterhazy family composed after taking a short hiatus, during which elaborate church music was inhibited by the Josephinian reforms of the 1780s. The late sacred works of Haydn are masterworks, influenced by the experience of his London symphonies. They highlight the soloists and chorus while allowing the orchestra to play a prominent role.
R.I.P. Maestro Marriner 🙁
Composer: Joseph Haydn Performer: Carolyn Watkinson, Robert Holl, Margaret Marshall, Keith Lewis Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden Conductor: Neville Marriner Vinyl (1989) Number of Discs: 1 Format: Flac Label: EMI DR-Analysis:13 Size:843 MB Scan: yes Server: FileFactory
Many thanks to Trottar for this treasure
Despite his disdain for some of the sillier aspects of grand opera, H.L. Mencken once said that “Die Meistersinger” was the greatest single work of art of western civilization–and to many, his hyperbole is forgivable when one contemplates the well-crafted structure of this most human of Wagner’s music dramas. Of all recordings of Wagner’s sole comedy, this one under the baton of Karajan at his prime has perhaps the best-balanced cast. The clear, youthful tones of Donath in the role of Eva must be close to Wagner’s ideal for the role, while Adam makes a compassionate Sachs–though not quite as resonant as one would wish. Kollo’s impetuous style is appropriate to the character of the lovestruck Walther. The orchestral playing has the clarity and transparency that is the trademark of the Karajan style, perhaps most appropriate in this, Wagner’s happiest work. –Christian C. Rix
Composer: Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Schreier, Helen Donath, Theo Adam, Kurt Moll, René Kollo, Karl Ridderbusch, Ruth Hesse, Geraint Evans
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Number of Discs: 5
Label: EMI/Angel DR-Analysis: DR 14 Size: 5.18 GB
This is Box No. 10 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: Edith Mathis, Gwyneth Jones, James King, Peter Schreier, Theo Adam, Franz Crass, Martti Talvela # Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden # Conductor: Karl Böhm # Vinyl # Number of Discs: 3/75 # Format: Flac # Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft # DR-Analysis: DR 15 # Size: 2.45 GB # Scan: yes # Server: FileFactory