Ferdinand

Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Julius Caesar / Giulio Cesare (1994)

Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Julius Caesar / Giulio Cesare (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 651 Mb | Total time: 214:37 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C351943D | Recorded: 1965

It is usually the big nineteenth-century opera sets that are bought for their singers; but with a line-up of principals such as we have here Handel too is swept into the golden net. Lucia Popp, two years into her career after her Vienna debut, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Walter Berry: that is a quartet which in its time may have seemed no more than standard stuff, but at this date looks starry indeed. […] The Orfeo, for one thing, is sung in German instead of Italian; it has cuts, though many fewer than the Mackerras recording in English with Dame Janet Baker; it has the solo voices recorded very close indeed (those that are supposedly off-stage are just about where many modern recordings would have them except when off-stage); and the orchestra sounds, to our re-trained ears, big and thick, with the heavy bass-line that used to seem as proper to Handel as gravy from the roast was to Yorkshire pudding.
Wilhelm Kempff, BP, Ferdinand Leitner - Beethoven: Piano Concertos (1961) [Japan 2019] SACD ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner - Beethoven. Piano Concertos (1961) [Japan 2019]
SACD Rip | 2x SHM-SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 171:03 minutes | Scans NOT included | 4,51 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front, Scans NOT included | 3,97 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Front, Scans NOT included | 3,51 GB

One of the 20th century's most important pianists, Wilhelm Kempff found warmth in Beethoven where many others discovered only stress and passion. Toward the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth in 2020, the Beethoven recording by master pianist Wilhelm Kemp, who also celebrate the 125th anniversary of birth in 2020, in Japan have been released these five Beethoven's piano concertos, accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic under Ferdinand Leitner, and these is Kemp's second recording of complete Piano Concertos. The first was a 1953 monaural recording. For this SACD reissue have been used the DSD master made by Emil Berliner Studios in Germany from the original master tapes.

Franz Ferdinand - Hits To The Head (2022)  Music

Posted by Rtax at March 10, 2022
Franz Ferdinand - Hits To The Head (2022)

Franz Ferdinand - Hits To The Head (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 507 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 MB
1:09:20 | Rock, Indie Rock | Label: Domino Recording Co Ltd

'Hits to the Head' is a 20-track greatest hits collection showcasing the world-conquering success of the band's career to date. The album also features two brand-new tracks 'Billy Goodbye' and 'Curious', produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys).

Franz Ferdinand - Hits To The Head (2022)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 12, 2022
Franz Ferdinand - Hits To The Head (2022)

Franz Ferdinand - Hits To The Head (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:09:30 | 507 Mb
Indie Rock | Label: Domino

Hits To The Head is a 20-track greatest hits collection spanning the almost 20 year existence of Franz Ferdinand. Alongside 18 classics the album features two brand-new tracks “Billy Goodbye” and “Curious” co-produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price.
Trio Parnassus - Prinz Louis Ferdinand von Preussen: Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (2006)

Trio Parnassus - Prinz Louis Ferdinand von Preussen: Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:31 | 327 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold | Catalog: 303 1361-2

This is the second disc devoted by the Chinese-German Trio Parnassus to the chamber music of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, the dedicatee of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. The prince was an aristocratic patron for whom the irascible Beethoven actually had musical respect, noting that he played not "in a princely or royal manner but rather like a competent piano player." Ferdinand, who was killed by Napoleon's troops in 1806, in turn venerated Beethoven, but the strongest tribute to his talent is that as a composer he wrote music that neither aped Beethoven's nor took refuge in Classical models.
Ferdinand Leitner, Cappella Coloniensis - George Frideric Handel: Alcina  (2008)

Ferdinand Leitner, Cappella Coloniensis, Joan Sutherland, Fritz Wunderlich - George Frideric Handel: Alcina (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 762 Mb | Total time: 73:35+78:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8017 | Recorded: 1959

This recording is the first official release in any format of this once-in-a-lifetime concert performance featuring Dame Joan Sutherland and Fritz Wunderlich. In 1959 performances of Handel were just beginning to embrace the original instrument movement making this recording an invaluable historic record of performance practice. In addition to musicological interest, the CDs present Joan Sutherland at the beginning of her illustrious career in the full bloom of youth. She was flown in as a last minute replacement for the scheduled soprano and proceeded to give a virtuoso performance of the demanding title role. Full of Handel's gorgeous melodies and with vocal fireworks in bountiful supply, it is no wonder that Sutherland completely awed the German public. She is joined by Fritz Wunderlich, the acclaimed German tenor, in their one-and-only collaboration. He as well was a last minute replacement and rises to the exacting demands of Handel. His rich and pliant tone is perfectly suited to the technical and dramatic demands of the opera.
Ferdinand Leitner, Cappella Coloniensis - George Frideric Handel: Tamerlano (2015)

Ferdinand Leitner, Cappella Coloniensis - George Frideric Handel: Tamerlano (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 679 Mb | Total time: 79:59+65:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Profil Medien | # PH11029 | Recorded: 1966

Conductor Ferdinand Leitner (1912-96), learning his trade from masters like Walter, Busch, Richter and Karl Muck (as rehearsal pianist at Bayreuth), gained the experience that lead to his being dubbed the "singers' conductor" by all who worked with him during a long and lustrous career marked by his tenure as Zurich Opera music director (1969-84) and some 300 commercial recordings. The 1970s-80s Bayreuth stalwart, bass-baritone Franz Mazura as Tamerlano and famed American lyric soprano Helen Donath as Asteria headline this 1966 Leitner-led performance of Handel’s Tamerlano.

Alexandra Oehler - Ferdinand Ries: Piano Sonatas (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 16, 2024
Alexandra Oehler - Ferdinand Ries: Piano Sonatas (2006)

Alexandra Oehler - Ferdinand Ries: Piano Sonatas (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:26 | 210 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777 136-2

The two long works are very much worth hearing, and the whole recording is a treat. The pianist is very good, and more power to her in bringing out the works of Ries and other composers, many recognized in their day but since fallen into obscurity. There is much neglected 19th century music that deserves to be heard. Ries is fully comparable to Mendelssohn, Grieg, and others in the "standard" repertoire.
Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner - Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos (1998)

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner - Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:15:22 | 842 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 427 237-2

Five Piano Concertos and the Piano Sonata No. 32, opus 111, recorded in stereo in 1962 and 1964, respectively, by Wilhelm Kempff [1895-1991] and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Ferdinand Leitner [1912-96]. The sonata, the composer’s last, is certainly more than a mere filler, from the opening hesitancy of the ‘Allegro con brio ed appassionato’ to the extended closing section of the second movement.
Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - George Frideric Handel: Giulio Cesare / Julius Caersar (1993)

Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - George Frideric Handel: Giulio Cesare / Julius Caersar (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,99 Gb | Total time: 69:16+72:30+77:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Verona | # 27035/37 | Recorded: 1965

It is usually the big nineteenth-century opera sets that are bought for their singers; but with a line-up of principals such as we have here Handel too is swept into the golden net. Lucia Popp, two years into her career after her Vienna debut, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Walter Berry: that is a quartet which in its time may have seemed no more than standard stuff, but at this date looks starry indeed. […] The Orfeo, for one thing, is sung in German instead of Italian; it has cuts, though many fewer than the Mackerras recording in English with Dame Janet Baker; it has the solo voices recorded very close indeed (those that are supposedly off-stage are just about where many modern recordings would have them except when off-stage); and the orchestra sounds, to our re-trained ears, big and thick, with the heavy bass-line that used to seem as proper to Handel as gravy from the roast was to Yorkshire pudding. The roles of Caesar and Sextus, moreover, are taken by men, and there is not a countertenor in sight.