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Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.5 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 12, 2017
Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.5 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.5 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Piano, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.60 GB
Label: MDG | Release Year: 2009

Midem Classique Award winner Christian Zacharias continues his survey of Mozart Piano Concertos as both performer & conductor. Featuring arguably 1 of the most famous, the A Major. MDG’s complete recording of Mozart’s piano compositions with Christian Zacharias in the double role as pianist & conductor of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra continues with KV 488, certainly the most-performed piano concerto by the great Salzburg composer, complemented here by KV 246 & KV 175, Mozart’s very 1st piano concerto.

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.4 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 11, 2017
Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.4 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.4 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Piano, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.13 GB
Label: MDG | Release Year: 2009

This volume in the series seems to have taken a step up, with playing which previously might have been a little cosy now edgier & with more contrast in light & shade. The overall ensemble is excellent, & these are very good Mozart concerto interpretations indeed. Sound quality is up to MDG’s usual high standard, with a well-scaled ambience in Mch, & the 2+2+2 channel setup with height channels works fine in my 5.1 setup, despite my not reassigning the centre & sub speaker.

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.2 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 9, 2017
Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.2 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.2 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Piano, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 2.94 GB
Label: MDG | Release Year: 2005

Will listeners raised on virtuoso performances of Mozart’s piano concertos be able to make room in the hearts for Christian Zacharias’ recordings with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne? It depends on how willing they are to forego the pleasures of virtuosity for the pleasures music-making. This is not to say that Zacharias isn’t a virtuoso pianist. As his 20 years of recordings make very clear, he has talents & abilities far beyond those of most mortal pianists.
Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne - Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos [9CDs] (2015)

Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne - Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos [9CDs] (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,09 Gb | Total time: 9 h 11 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | MDG 340 1900-2 | Recorded: 2003-2011

This box set packages the prizewinning complete edition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart s piano concertos which were recorded with Christian Zacharias and the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne over the past 12 years.
With his distinctive combination of integrity, unique style, surpassing linguistic expressiveness, deep musical insight and assured artistic instinct paired with his charismatic and captivating personality, Christian Zacharias has made a name for himself not only as one of the world s leading pianists and conductors, but also as a musical thinker. Beginning as a pianist and later moving on to work as a conductor as well, his international career burgeoned through numerous widely acclaimed concerts with the world s leading orchestras, renowned conductors not to mention several awards and recordings.

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.3 (2008) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 11, 2017
Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.3 (2008) [SACD-R][OF]

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.3 (2008) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Piano, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.14 GB
Label: MDG | Release Year: 2008

In this 3rd volume, Zacharias’ Mozart becomes essential, if not quintessential, in a universe for piano & concerto that is fascinating. The Concerto for Piano & Orchestra #17 in G major KV 453 dates from 1784, & inspired the musician Alfred Einstein to say: “In a friendly key are hidden many mysterious smiles & painful wounds – words cannot be found to describe the permanent irisation of feelings in the 1st movement, the passionate interiority of the 2nd.”

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.6 (2010) [SACD] PS3 ISO  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at July 8, 2019
Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.6 (2010) [SACD] PS3 ISO

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.6 (2010) [SACD] PS3 ISO
Classical, Piano, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, DST64 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz
Run Time: 01:10:34 | 4.02 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: MDG | Release Year: 2010

This release picks up where the previous volumes have left off & one cannot really fault the playing in any way.
Listening to this disc is almost pure pleasure for tempo choices, balances between piano, orchestra & the respective sections are as close to ideal as one could wish to hear on modern instruments. The phrasing is also pleasingly refined & not in the least Romantic but of course contains much beauty & ardour in the famous slow movement to the 21st concerto. The only grumble is the cadenza that Zacharias composed for the 1st movement of the 21st concerto – it tries to be a little too clever & doesn’t quite work for this listener; a shame, for those in the 3rd movement are exquisite.

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.1 (2003) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 9, 2017
Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.1 (2003) [SACD-R][OF]

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.1 (2003) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Piano, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.44 GB
Label: MDG | Release Year: 2003

Not just because this disk is the only 1 in the series without a review on this site, but also because it concerns a re-issue in SACD format, I thought it might be useful to share my views with the Super Audio community. To start with the end: My verdict is a wholehearted positive 1 in both artistic & technical sense.
Jan Lisiecki, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Christian Zacharias - Mozart: Piano Concertos 20 & 21 (2012) [24/96]

Jan Lisiecki, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Christian Zacharias - Mozart: Piano Concertos nos.20 & 21 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:33 minutes | 933 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Jan Lisiecki, the Canadian prodigy, makes his Deutsche Grammophon debut with a masterful interpretation of Mozart Concertos. Lisiecki performs with technical assurance in this collaboration with Christian Zacharias, who leads the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Mozart’s Piano Concertos nos. 20 & 21 are technically challenging pieces and are well-respected in the classical repertoire. Lisiecki displays unworldly virtuosity, far beyond his years. The performances are glowing and compelling. Absolutely essential.
Christian Zacharias - Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol.4 (2008) [SACD to HiRes FLAC]

Christian Zacharias - Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol.4 (2008)
PS3 Rip | FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000) 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.01GB + 5% Recovery

This disc is part of a Mozart concerto cycle being issued by German pianist Christian Zacharias, conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne. Several of the discs have been exceptional, and the musicianship here maintains the high level of the earlier releases in the series. The interpretations, however, are a bit unorthodox, so sample well and consider. The audiophile sound from the MDG label continues to be an attraction in itself; the sonics of Lausanne's moderate-sized and heavily acoustically tweaked Salle Métropole concert hall have awesome clarity and depth.
Franz Schubert - The Collector's Edition (2007) (50 CDs Box Set) REPOST

Franz Schubert - The Collector's Edition (2007) (50 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 50 CDs, 676 Tracks | Covers included | 11,1 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: EMI Classics

2007 release of a mammoth box set of 50 CD's with key recordings from the Angel/EMI Music classical catalog. Performers include Yehudi Menuhin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Quatuor Hongrois, Heutling Quartet, Erich Leinsdorf, Jean-Philippe Collard & Augustin Dumay & Frdric Lodon, Christian Zacharias, Paolo Bordoni, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Geoffrey Parsons, Lucia Popp, Barbara Hendricks, Radu Lupu and many more.