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Otmar Suitner & NHK Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Symphony № 9 in C major & Symphony № 8 in B minor (2010)

Otmar Suitner & NHK Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Symphony № 9 in C major & Symphony № 8 in B minor (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:14:13 | 386 Mb
Classical | Label: King Records

The Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, known as the Great (published in 1840 as “Symphony No. 7 in C Major”, listed as No. 8 in the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe), is the final symphony completed by Franz Schubert. Originally called The Great C major to distinguish it from his Symphony No. 6, the Little C major, the subtitle is now usually taken as a reference to the symphony's majesty. Unusually long for a symphony of its time, a typical performance of The Great takes around 55 minutes, though it can also be played in as little as 45 minutes by employing a faster tempo and not repeating sections as indicated in the score. Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759 commonly known as the "Unfinished Symphony" , is a musical composition that Schubert started in 1822 but left with only two movements—though he lived for another six years.
Jean-Baptiste Dupont - Jean-Baptiste Dupont plays Widor: Symphony 8 & Saint-Saëns; Ropartz (2021)

Jean-Baptiste Dupont - Jean-Baptiste Dupont plays Widor: Symphony 8 & Saint-Saëns; Ropartz (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 191 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | 00:57:45
Classical | Label: Audite

The most complex work by Widor within the sound-world of a Cavaillé-Coll organ, played by one of today’s most eminent organists: a resounding commitment to the French tradition.
Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphony 8 (2008) [Japan 2012] PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphony 8 (2008) [Japan 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 87:48 minutes | Scans NOT included | 2,49 GB
or DSD64 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans NOT included | 2,16 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,03 GB

Sergiu Celibidache and the Münchner Philharmoniker revisited Japan after 4 years, in October 1990. The performance on the last day, was selected as the best orchestra concert in the year, receiving rave reviews from the local media. Some said, given this is a long performance, that concentration of the musicians could tend to wander, but on the 20th concentration was perfect.
Lapland CO, John Storgards, Jenny Carlstedt - Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs; Chamber Symphony (2016) [Re-Up]

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs of Night and Dream; Chamber Symphony (2016)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor; Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1272-2 | Time: 01:01:22

Ondine is proud to release these world premiere recordings of two new Zemlinsky arrangements by Richard Dünser (b. 1959) with Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds. The works of Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) - much admired by composers such as Mahler, Schoenberg and Berg - have gained more attention during the last decades. He wrote only 27 works with an opus number, but several of them can be considered among 20th century masterpieces. In 2013 composer Richard Dünser (b. 1959), pupil of Francis Burt and Hans Werner Henze, made two new rich arrangements of works by Zemlinsky. Seven Songs of Night and Dream (Sieben Lieder von Nacht und Traum) is an orchestration of songs from opp. 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10 based on the themes of night and dream. In this recording the songs are sung by mezzo-soprano Jenny Carlstedt. Chamber Symphony is a 40-minute orchestration of Zemlinsky's String Quartet No. 2. In this orchestration the limitations of a string quartet is set free by using a larger ensemble. Zemlinsky's String Quartet contains references to the works of his most famous pupil, Arnold Schoenberg.
Boston SO, Andris Nelsons - Dmitri Shostakovich - "Under Stalin's Shadow": Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet" (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet" (2016)
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 624 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 369 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5201 GH2 | Time: 02:37:35

Andris Nelsons is the Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and in fall 2015 he was announced as Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, commencing in the 2017/18 season. With both appointments, and in leading a pioneering alliance between these two esteemed institutions, Andris Nelsons is firmly underlined as one of the most renowned and innovative conductors on the international scene today. The goal is a complete Shostakovich cycle on Deutsche Grammophon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This recording provides a kaleidoscope of Shostakovichs struggle with historical events and political pressures. The pre-war eclectic but accessible and popular 5th, in which he would seem to bow to political pressure, ensured his temporary rehabilitation. The beautiful but dark and gloomy mid-war 8th provoked yet again his fall from favor and instead of providing the political authorities with a triumphant post-war 9th Symphony, Shostakovich wrote a light Haydnesque work which would not be performed until after Stalins death. Selections from the Hamlet Suite, possibly Shostakovichs best film score, rounds out this 2 CD set.
Sir John Barbirolli - Vaughan Williams- Symphonies Nos. 2 -A London Symphony- & 8 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sir John Barbirolli - Vaughan Williams- Symphonies Nos. 2 -A London Symphony- & 8 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 73:16 minutes | 2,86 GB
Classical | Label: Parlophone Records Limited;, Official Digital Download

Sir John Barbirolli heads the Hallé Orchestra to present this legacy programme of works from the great British symphonist Ralph Vaughan Williams!
Kurt Sanderling, Berlin Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 (1992) [Japan 2004] SACD ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Kurt Sanderling, Berliner Sinfonia-Orchester - Shostakovich: Symphony 8 (1977/1992) [Japan 2004]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:26 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,85 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,62 GB
or FLAC Stereo (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Raar Covers | 1,4 GB

Kurt Sanderling's representation on disc is patchy at best. Apart from a rigorous, rather dour Beethoven cycle made for EMI in London in 1980 and a Dresden Brahms cycle from the early 1970s, few of his important stereo recordings have been distributed widely in the UK. His 1993's Shostakovich Fifteenth was disappointingly bland, seemingly preoccupied with finer points of detail, and it certainly failed to impress DJF. Some of these tendencies are present in the Eighth, recorded in 1976 with his own orchestra in East Berlin. Again, it is massively slow and studied - only Dmitri Shostakovich is more deliberate - but the fires burn that much more brightly.
Beethoven - Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti ‎– The Nine Symphonies (1975) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Beethoven - Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti ‎– The Nine Symphonies (1975)
9 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1808 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 893 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 2.29 Mb
London Records, CSP-9 | 9LP Box Set
Classical / Romantic

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio…
Franz Welser-Most, The Cleveland Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20928 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 20,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2388 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 5,1 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik

With its majestic themes soaring upwards like gothic pillars and its brilliant chorales and fanfares glowing like stained – glass windows, Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 is the most monumental of his orchestral works, a cathedral in sound that grows out of pianissimo murmurs. Coming after the triumphs celebrated by the composer’s Seventh Symphony and Te Deum, the Eight was considered by Bruckner as the artistic climax of his career. Cleveland‘s Severance Hall is the venue for this performance. This hall, an eclectic yet elegant mix of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Classicism, Egyptian Revival and Modernism was inaugurated in 1931 and is still hailed today as one of the world‘s most beautiful concert halls. The Cleveland Orchestra, founded in 1918, began its ascent to the upper ranks of the world‘s ensembles after it moved to Severance Hall in 1931.
Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8, Overtures (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 928-2 rec 1969-72}

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8, Overtures (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 928-2 rec 1969-72}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 619 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 306 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969-72, 1993 Polydor / Deutsche Grammophon | 437 928-2
Classical / Symphonies

Karl Böhm's Beethoven is, on balance, the best complete cycle available from Deutsche Grammophon. This will come as a surprise to many, given the fact that the label relentlessly promotes performances by Herbert von Karajan (three complete cycles!) and Leonard Bernstein, but for quality of playing, as well as superb sound, these versions are just about unbeatable. And at a "twofer" price, the complete set on three pairs of discs is a terrific value. –David Hurwitz