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Rostropovich, Richter, Gendron, Françaix - Beethoven: Complete Music for Cello and Piano (1994)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter, Maurice Gendron, Jean Françaix - Beethoven: Complete Music for Cello and Piano (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:21:49 | 690 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 442 565-2

This set of recordings made in 1963 by cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and pianist Sviatoslav Richter of Beethoven's cello sonatas are the most virtuosic, the most lyrical, the most dramatic, the most expressive, the most intense, the most ecstatic, and, in a word, the greatest ever recorded. From the Empfindung style of the Op. 5 sonatas through the "Eroica" style of the Op. 69 sonata to the Elysium style of the Op. 102 sonatas, Beethoven's five cello sonatas are a précis of the highlights of his career as a composer.
Alexander Bedenko - Beethoven Clarinet Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 38 - Brahms Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114 (2019)

Alexander Bedenko - Beethoven Clarinet Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 38 - Brahms Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114 (2019)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:02:12 | 223 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Orchid Classics

Delectable Trios by Beethoven and Brahms, performed by clarinettist Alexander Bedenko, cellist Kyril Zlotnikov and pianist Itamar Golan. Beethoven’s Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, op.38, began life as his Septet, op.20, with which he was “delighted” – until it became outrageously popular. Nevertheless, Beethoven was happy to rearrange this expansive, six-movement work for clarinet, cello and piano, in which guise it takes on a charmingly intimate quality.

VA - Beethoven: The Essentials (2016)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 2, 2018
VA - Beethoven: The Essentials (2016)

VA - Beethoven: The Essentials (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 03:08:45 | 852 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Beethoven is undoubtedly one of the most influential and important composers of all time. This album features the landmark symphonies, concertos, chamber music and solo piano music from this giant of music, all performed by the greatest interpreters – Claudio Abbado, Martha Argerich, Wilhelm Kempff, Carlos Kleiber, Rafael Kubelik and many others.
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.
Concertgebouw CO, Marco Boni - Schubert & Beethoven: String Quartets arrangements for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler (1998)

Franz Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden"
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" (1998) Reissue 2012
based on the arrangements for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Marco Boni, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Arts Music | # 47514-2 | Time: 01:03:13

Transcriptions of chamber works to orchestral works have been interesting asides for composers for a long time - whether the transcription are alterations of a composer's own songs or chamber works to full orchestral size or those of other composers for which the transcriber had a particular affinity. Stokowski's transcriptions of Bach's works are probably the most familiar to audiences. The two transcriptions on this recording are the creations Gustav Mahler and his election to transcribe the quartets of Beethoven and Schubert is not surprising: Mahler 'transcribed' many of his own songs into movements or portions of movements for his own symphonies. Listening to Mahler's transcriptions of these two well known quartets - Franz Schubert's String Quartet in D Minor 'Death and the Maiden' and Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in F Minor 'Serioso' - provides insight into both the orginal compositions and the orchestration concepts of Gustav Mahler. The themes of these two works would naturally appeal to Mahler's somber nature. Mahler naturally extends the tonal sound of each of these transcriptions by using the full string orchestra and in both works it is readily apparent that his compositional techniques within string sections are ever present.

Fazil Say - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Nov. 9, 2019
Fazil Say - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2005)

Fazil Say - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:27 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: V5016

A friend of mine once likened a particularly metronomic performance of Beethoven’s Appassionata to a man being pursued by hornets. I don’t know who’s pursuing Fazil Say in the first movement, but the pianist either sounds as if he’s fleeing the very same hornets or, most probably, an irate music critic. Say tears through the movement without modifying his fleet basic tempo, yet he somehow conveys the drama and disquiet implied by Beethoven’s frequent dynamic changes, abetted by added bass-note octaves (measures 130-33). However, the Andante con moto is not so much about a unified set of variations as it is about Fazil Say the interpretive graffiti artist.
Boris Berezovsky, Swedish CO, Thomas Dausgaard - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4; Piano Concerto in D major, op. 61a (2005)

The Complete Orchestral Works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume 7 (2005)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op.54; Piano Concerto in D major, op. 61a (arr. from Violin Concerto)
Boris Berezovsky, piano; Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Simax Classics | # PSC 1280 | Time: 01:12:12

Starting the second half of our great Beethoven series, Boris Berezovsky returns with the Fourth Piano Concerto and Beethoven's own version of the Violin Concerto arranged with the piano as the solo instrument. Boris's earlier contributions to the series have been very well received indeed, and the Russian virtuoso has more up his sleeve. The works on this seventh volume in this series originates from a particularly fruitful time in Beethoven"s career as a composer, around the same time as his fourth and fifth symphony and the Razumovsky quartets. He continues to expand the formal boundaries for the concerto, and the result is of course some of the most fantastic music ever written.
Dejan Lazic, Richard Tognetti - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Piano Sonatas Nos. 14 & 31 (2011)

Dejan Lazic, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Piano Sonatas Nos. 14 & 31 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:09:36 | 250 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS SA 30511

For this super audio disc from Channel Classics, Dejan Lazic's live performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major is programmed with his solo recordings of the Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, "Moonlight," and the Sonata No. 31 in A flat major. Ostensibly, this is a sonic showcase for Lazic and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, under Richard Tognetti, and the state-of-the-art technology brings out the best in the musicians, giving the pianist an intimate presence without crowding him or artificially boosting his volume, while at the same time lending the orchestra a spaciousness that really opens it up.
Osmo Vanska & Minnesota Orchestra - Beethoven: The Symphonies (2009) (5 CDs) REPOST

Osmo Vanska & Minnesota Orchestra - Beethoven: The Symphonies (2009) (5 CDs)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 5 CDs, 05:53:00 min | 1,33 Gb | Scans->49 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BIS Records

here's no question that Osmo Vänskä is a true Beethoven conductor. He captures the music's vitality, its eruptive character, and its dramatic syntax as well as anyone on the podium today. He understands the importance of accents, of giving proper weight to Beethoven's bass lines, and of uncovering ear-catching detail without micro-managing the tempo and fracturing Beethoven's large musical paragraphs. The only quibble I have with this performance of the Eroica stems from Vänskä's otherwise admirable deployment of a very wide dynamic range. A couple of times he drops to a "super-duper" pianissimo so quiet that you can barely hear the music, causing it to momentarily lose tension. This only happens a couple of times, most notably at the point of the first-movement recapitulation, and it's so unnecessary given the general excellence of the interpretation that you wonder why he bothers.
Stephen Kovacevich - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Bagatelles (2017) (Reissue) (9CD Box Set)

Stephen Kovacevich - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Bagatelles (2017) (Reissue) (9CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front, back covers | 10:19:08 | 1.75 Gb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics / 01902952869229

“Nobody plays this music more authoritatively and eloquently,” wrote London’s Sunday Times of Stephen Kovacevich in Beethoven. “He is in his element, responding wholeheartedly to the extreme physicality that Beethoven brought to music … but the wit and delicacy of the playing are also remarkable.”Kovacevich himself has spoken of his love for the “fun and virtuosity” of the composer’s early sonatas, while in the often