Harold Schonberg

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Symphoniker, Arnold Schonberg-Chor - Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (2005)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Symphoniker, Arnold Schönberg-Chor - Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 554 Mb | Total time: 145:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Apex | # 256462086-2 | Recorded: 1987

Of the two oratorios Haydn wrote in his old age The Creation is the more dramatic and immediate while The Seasons is more idyllic. It’s also a good deal longer, which to some extent explains why The Creation is regularly performed while its country cousin is a comparatively rare visitor to the concert hall. There is no denying that the later work contains a lot of good music and has a more folksy character; Austrian folk music is never far away. It is also has a more leisurely pace with long stretches of admittedly beautiful but slow and restrained music. There are moments of drama also, for example the end of part II, Summer (CD1 tracks 16 – 18), where in the recitative the soloists build up the tension.
Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet - Schonberg: Moses and Aaron/Moses und Aron (2017/1975) [Blu-Ray]

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Michael Gielen, Symphonieorchester des Oesterreichischen Rundfunks - Schönberg: Moses and Aaron/Moses und Aron (2017/1975) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29178 kbps / 1080i / 23,976 fps | 107 min | 40,1 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS-HD Master Audio / 1.0 / 48 kHz / 839 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 7458 kbps / 23,976 fps | 107 min | 6,20 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 1ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | GrasshopperFilm | Sub.: English

‘Moses and Aaron' finds Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, through their exemplary craft, transforming a familiar Biblical tale into a borderline-surreal cinematic opera of seemingly endless possibility. In expressive, melodic tones, the fraternal pair debate God’s true message and intent for His creations, a conflict that leads their followers — in extravagantly choreographed song and dance — towards chaos and sin. Set almost entirely within a Roman amphitheater whose history lends every precise line-reading and gesture, every startling camera move and cut, a totalizing force, Straub-Huillet’s adaptation of Schoenberg’s unfinished opera opens us to the stimulating worldview of a filmmaking duo whose masterful efforts are finally coming to light. A new 2K restoration.
Claude Michel Schonberg - Les Miserables: The Staged Concert The Sensational 2020 Live Recording (2020)

Claude Michel Schonberg - Les Miserables: The Staged Concert The Sensational 2020 Live Recording (2020)
FLAC tracks | 2:21:49 | 714 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack / Label: Arts Music - First Night

With a cast including Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas, Les Misérables temporarily transferred to the Gielgud Theatre for the awe-inspiring All-Star Staged Concert. Boublil & Schönberg’s musical crusade arrived at the Gielgud for a limited sixteen-week run while its London home, The Queen’s Theatre, underwent essential maintenance. The Gielgud Theatre production thus ran from 10 August – 30 November 2019, but lives on in this incredible live recording.This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”. The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs; “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More”, “Master Of The House” and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
Netherlands PO, Marc Albrecht - Brahms: Piano Quartet Op.25; Schonberg (2015) MCH SACD ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra , Marc Albrecht - Brahms: Piano Quartet Op.25 / Schonberg (2015)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:33 minutes | Digital booklet | 2,73 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital booklet | 1,25 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Digital booklet | 1,01 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | PentaTone # PTC 5186398

The label Pentatone issued a recording featuring conductor Marc Albrecht and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra presenting Brahms’ Piano Quartet for violin, alto, cello and piano in g minor op. 25 in the orchestration by Arnold Schöenberg.

Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter (Contemporary Music Studies)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at April 9, 2017
Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter (Contemporary Music Studies)

Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter (Contemporary Music Studies) by Konrad Boehmer
English | 1998 | ISBN: 9057020467, 9789057020469 | 242 Pages | PDF | 42.75 MB
Joan Sutherland, Nicola Rescigno, New York Opera Society Orchestra - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2000)

Joan Sutherland, Nicola Rescigno, New York Opera Society Orchestra - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 73:33+75:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gala | GL 100.545 | Recorded: 1961

There's little doubt that to have heard Sutherland in 1961 must have been really something. It was the year she found New York, and New York found her. This recording, along with the live recording of her early 1961 New York debut in Beatrice di Tenda are legendary moments. Both are concert performances, conducted by Nicola Rescigno.
This Sonnambula was in Carnegie Hall in December and just after her Met debut. The voice is astonishing. The 'Ah, non guinge' is sung with almost wild abandon, absolutely thrilling, and was described the next day by Harold Schonberg as "flawlessly performed pyrotechnics".

«The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers» by Harold Schechter  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Gelsomino at Sept. 3, 2019
«The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers» by Harold Schechter

«The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers» by Harold Schechter
English | ISBN: 9781439138854 | EPUB | 2.3 MB

«Lear» by Harold Bloom  Audiobooks

Posted by Gelsomino at Sept. 4, 2019
«Lear» by Harold Bloom

«Lear» by Harold Bloom
English | ISBN: 9781684416837 | MP3@64 kbps | 3h 28m | 95.6 MB

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Chopin (2006/1962)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 26, 2019
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Chopin (2006/1962)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Chopin (2006/1962)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4,35 Gb (DVD5) | 106 min
Classical | Opus Arte

These are rare archive recordings. In 1962 Michelangeli agreed to record a series of televised studio performances for RAI Turin, though not without laying down strict stipulations: the camera set-ups were to be minimal, and there were to be no facial close-ups. Those limitations explain the austere visual style of the recordings presented here, but the light they shed on Michelangeli's artistry is in no way diminished - indeed, the restraint of the camera-work enables us to concentrate without distraction on the musical performances. Even between individual movements of the same work there is no edit, and it is clear that these are single-take interpretations.

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Debussy (2006/1962)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 27, 2019
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Debussy (2006/1962)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Debussy (2006/1962)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4,14 Gb (DVD5) | 84 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano

The legendary Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920 - 1995), playing at the height of his powers, performs some of Debussy's most sensuous and arresting music for piano, in the famously rare 1962 RAI television recording, newly restored and re-mastered for this release. Michelangeli's fine control and perfect clarity - always present in his playing - have positioned him among the most outstanding recording artists of any generation. "His fingers can no more hit a wrong note or smudge a passage than a bullet can be veered off course once it has been fired…" (Music critic Harold Schonberg)