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Shlomo Mintz, Giuseppe Sinopoli - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances (1988) Re-Up

Shlomo Mintz, Giuseppe Sinopoli - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances (1988)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 307 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 172 MB | Covers Included | 01:05:22
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4230642

Judging simply by timings, Mintz and Sinopoli seem to have decided on a middle path in their approach to the first movement of this concerto: they take nearly a minute less over it than Mutter and Karajan (also on DG), about a minute and a half more than Perlman and Giulini on EMI. Using ears rather than a stopwatch, however, they seem to be giving by far the slowest performance of the movement that I have heard in years. It is a reading from which anything which might savour of soloistic display has been expunged, in which no note, even one of a flourish of semiquavers, is allowed to be 'merely' decorative. Mutter is fond of polishing every note like a jewel, too, but the very opening of the concerto in hers and Karajan's reading sounds positively sprightly set beside the newcomer. The moment Mutter enters the speed slackens markedly, but Karajan watchfully assures that the pulse returns with each tutti, and a sense of momentum is present throughout, even during the soloist's most wayward rhapsodizings.

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.
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.
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.
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

Sparks - Lil' Beethoven: Live In Stockholm (2004)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Dec. 29, 2016
Sparks - Lil' Beethoven: Live In Stockholm (2004)

Sparks - Lil' Beethoven: Live In Stockholm (2004)
DVD9 | Video: NTSC 720x480 (16:9) | Audio: DD 5.1, DD 2.0 | 7.2 Gb | Scans | Time: 01:54:32
Demon Music Group, Ltd. | 1718-2-6
Pop Rock, New Wave, Synth Pop, Glam Rock

This performance DVD was filmed in March of 2004 at the Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden, and captures the wonderfully quirky duo of Sparks at its best. This sibling act, comprised of brothers Ron and Russell Mael, has been making its perverse little brand of music since 1970, and comes off here just as sarcastic, funny, smart and insightful as ever.
Simon Rattle - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Fidelio (2010) 9CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Fidelio (2010) 9CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.37 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.35 Gb | Scans ~ 17 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 4 57573 2 7 | Time: 09:56:50

This is the latest and, they tell us, the last of EMI’s Simon Rattle Edition, gathering together the conductor’s complete forays into certain composers and repertoire. As with any such project the sets hitherto released have contained both treasures and duds. Even though not everything here is perfect, this set sends the series out on a high with his complete Vienna recording of the Beethoven symphonies.
Beethoven - The Five Piano Concertos - Emil Gilels, George Szell (2017) {3CD Warner Classics 0190295895181 rec 1968-1970}

Beethoven - The Five Piano Concertos - Emil Gilels, George Szell (2017) {3CD Warner Classics 0190295895181 rec 1968-1970}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 948 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 476 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 111 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968-70, 2017 Warner Classics | 0190295895181
Classical / Concerto

“Emil Gilels stands out as giant among giants,” wrote Gramophone when the Odessa-born pianist died in 1985. “In terms of virtuosity he was second to none, yet his leonine power was tempered by a delicacy and poetry that few have matched and none has surpassed.” Beethoven was at the heart of Gilels’ repertoire and in 1968 he recorded this complete cycle of the composer’s piano concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra and its long-standing maestro, another musical titan of the era, George Szell.