Beethoven

Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives]

Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.24 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 837 Mb | Scans ~ 31 mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 92229 | Time: 06:05:12

For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, it does not much matter if the sound is not all that great and it does not much matter if the repertoire is the same repertoire as always. It does not even matter much if the performances are not the greatest Richter ever recorded. For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, the only thing that matters is that there are new Richter recordings because that all by itself means that they will be some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded. And this five-disc set of Sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt does not disappoint. With recordings dates from 1961 through 1975 and recording venues all in the USSR and its empire, the sound is hard and harsh. But with repertoire ranging from the last three Beethoven Sonatas through Schubert's last Sonata to Liszt's only Sonata, the music has the supreme masterpieces of the Romantic repertoire. And while there are Richter performances here and there that may arguably exceed these, Richter's performances here are as virtuosic, as expressive, as profound, and as transcendent as any he ever recorded. Which makes them some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded.
Trio Zimmermann - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio Op.3; Serenade Op.8 (2014)

Trio Zimmermann - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio Op.3; Serenade Op.8 (2014)
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Antoine Tamestit, viola; Christian Poltéra, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2087 | Time: 01:07:55

The Trio Zimmermann’s previous release of Beethoven’s Trios received excellent reviews and won them the BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Award in 2013. This next instalment shows us the ‘lighter’ side of Beethoven’s chamber works. The Trio in E flat major and Serenade in D major consist of sequences of six and eight movements respectively, with minuets and marches reminding us of courtly music from an earlier period. However, they are far from ‘old-fashioned’. The adventurous spirit of the young Beethoven is plain to hear, in the exceptionally creative use of textures, thematic development and formal innovation. In this music Beethoven gives each instrument an equal importance and a highly individual treatment. A first-class chamber ensemble is required to meet these demands and this is exactly what the Trio Zimmermann offer, comprised of three exceptional soloists.
Cullan Bryant and Dmitry Rachmanov - Beethoven and His Teachers: Music for Piano, Four Hands (2011) 2CDs

Beethoven and His Teachers: Music for Piano, Four Hands (2011) 2CDs
Cullan Bryant and Dmitry Rachmanov, period piano; Maria Ferrante, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572519-20 | Time: 01:32:20

Performing on early 19th-century pianos from the Frederick Historic Piano Collection, competition prizewinners Dmitry Rachmanov, a Juilliard graduate, and Cullan Bryant, a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, explore the interrelationships between the keyboard music of Beethoven and his principal teachers in this fascinating double-album of rarities for piano four-hands, culminating in a revelatory account of the Great Fugue in Beethoven’s own keyboard arrangement. The distinctive sonorities of these highly esteemed period instruments transport the listener back to the time when Beethoven, his teachers or his own pupils, may have performed this music themselves for the first time.

In Search of Beethoven (2009)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at April 28, 2022
In Search of Beethoven (2009)

In Search of Beethoven (2009)
DVD Video, DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 2hr 19mn | 7.54 Gb + 3.93 Gb
English: AC3, 2 ch, 256 kbps
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music

The first truly comprehensive feature length cinema documentary ever made about Beethoven. With over 60 live performances.
Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Period, Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello (2014)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Period (2014) 2CDs
Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello
Matt Haimovitz, violoncello; Christopher O'Riley, fortepiano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 522 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 331 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186475 | Time: 02:19:56

This release features the complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. In this collaboration, Matt Haimovitz plays his own Goffriller cello, crafted in Venice, Italy in 1710 – outfitted with ox-gut strings also from Italy and an early 19th century rosewood tailpiece and drawn by a Dominique Peccatte bow of the same era, while Christopher O’Riley plays on an original Broadwood fortepiano made in 1823.
Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 (2022)

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 (2022)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:56:42 | 131 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Beethoven – The Late Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 marks the completion of Maurizio Pollini’s survey of the five late piano sonatas. His landmark 1970s recordings of these works were recognised at the time with a Gramophone Award. A few years ago the pianist decided to revisit the five sonatas, and in 2019 made an acclaimed second recording of the final three at the Herkulessaal in Munich. Now he has returned to the same hall to record Opp. 101 and 106 – among the most technically challenging and musical adventurous works in the concert repertoire. Deutsche Grammophon will release his new album on 2 December 2022.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.67 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.48 Gb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10720(3), 10798(3), 10925(3) | Time: 10:43:14

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s landmark series of Beethoven’s complete sonatas. Bavouzet has taken this programme to the most prestigious venues around the world and continues to perform it. Gramophone has nominated him several times for its Artist of the Year award, arguing that "Bavouzet’s chronological journey through the Beethoven sonatas has not been surpassed in the last 30 years. Yes, it’s that good."
Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 56:40 minutes | 965 MB
Classical | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

After Pollini already recorded Beethoven's Sonatas No. 28 and No. 29 back in 1977, he does so again in 2022 to elicit the last secrets from these late sonatas in a new interpretation.
Ikuyo Nakamichi, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Paavo Jarvi - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1, 2 & 4 (2011) SACD ISO +DSD64 +FLAC

Ikuyo Nakamichi, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Paavo Järvi - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1, 2 & 4 (2011)
SACD Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 102:13 minutes | Scans included | 4,91 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 2,33 GB
or FLAC Stereo (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,95 GB
DSD Recording | Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | RCA Red Seal / Sony Japan # SICP-10110~11

Ikuyo Nakamichi, who made her debut in Japan and Europe in 1987, is one of the most outstanding and sought-after pianists in Japan. With a broad repertory ranging from Classical to Romantic, Nakamichi has performed as a soloist with Japan's leading orchestras as well as many European and American orchestras. Nakamichi has an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music Japan International and has released many CDs, including an album which set a record as the top-selling classical music recording to date. Particularly with her recordings of the six piano concertos with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under the baton of Paavo Järvi, she has firmly established her reputation as “Beethoven performer Ikuyo Nakamichi”.
Boris Giltburg, Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 5 & 0, WoO 4 (2022)

Boris Giltburg, Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 5 & 0, WoO 4 (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 225 Mb | Total time: 62:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.574153 | Recorded: 2019, 2020

These works share the common key of E flat major but represent two very different stages in the composer’s life. The Piano Concerto No. 0, WoO 4, written when Beethoven was 13 years old, is one of his earliest works. With the orchestral score lost, this extant version for piano solo written in Beethoven’s hand includes the tutti sections reduced for piano. The radiant ‘Emperor’ Concerto shows the 38-year-old Beethoven at the peak of his creative powers, and remains a glorious example of his spirit triumphing over life’s adversities.