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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.
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3, 6 & 7 (2016)

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3, 6 & 7 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2006 | Time: 01:22:00

The Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä, music director since 2003 of the Minnesota Orchestra, long ago proved himself a formidable interpreter of Nordic music in general and Sibelius in particular. This symphonic cycle – two highly praised discs are already out – is now complete, with this album of the pliant, classical Symphony No 3, the little known and underrated No 6 and the mysterious, enthralling single-movement No 7. The playing is polished and detailed, now springy and buoyant, now occluded and chilling. Tempi are slightly broad but convincingly so. From the plunging energy of the opening of the Third Symphony to the bleak, raw ending of the Seventh, this is a gripping listen.
Yevgeny Sudbin, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vanska - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Osmo Vänskä conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2078 | Time: 01:03:19

On two previous discs, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä have released Beethoven’s three last piano concertos to critical acclaim. Distinctions include Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and the performances have been described as ‘electrifying’ (classicfm.com), ‘absolutely stunning’ (Fanfare) and ‘a Beethoven experience you will not want to miss’ (ClassicsToday.com). For the final disc in their cycle, Sudbin and Vänskä have travelled to Helsinki to team up with Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top Nordic ensembles, and well suited for these earlier and more classical of Beethoven’s concertos. Of the two, the one we now know as the Second was actually begun several years before Concerto No. 1, and indeed even before Beethoven left Bonn for Vienna. During the following decade, Beethoven returned to the score repeatedly and made substantial revisions – including composing a new final movement – and ultimately the C major concerto reached publication first.
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 4 (2013) [Official Digital Download  24 bit/96 kHz]

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:06 minutes | 1,18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
- Grammy winner 2014: Best Orchestral Performance -

The seven Sibelius symphonies span a quarter of a century in all (1899–1924) and encompass a complete world. Were one to choose two that reveal the furthermost poles of his symphonic art, they would be the two recorded here, the First and Fourth; the one an essay in the received tradi tion, the other a work so original and inward-looking as to open up an entirely new world, and inconceivable from the vantage point of the 1890s.
Nicole Car, Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti - Heroines (Live) (2018)

Nicole Car, Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti - Heroines (Live) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 397 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 221 Mb | Scans included | 01:17:39
Classical | Label: ABC Classics

Stunning young Australian soprano Nicole Car is one of the brightest stars in international opera. In September 2018 she will make her debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera opposite Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano, and November sees her debut at Bayerische Staatsoper.
Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.1 (2019)

Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.1 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 208 Mb | Total time: 56:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS-SACD-2346 | Recorded: 2018

The shimmering string harmonics at the opening of Gustav Mahlers First Symphony bring to mind the suspended breath of spring, and will have signaled even to the very first audiences that a new symphonic era was being ushered in. Soon enough the composer introduces some of the elements that would become key components of his musical language: sounds of nature (here cuckoo calls) are combined with quasi-militaristic fanfares and high-art chromatic wanderings in cellos, as if to illustrate Mahlers view of the symphony as an all-embracing art form. The symphony, which the composer originally gave the subtitle Titan, borrows extensively from the song cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.
Martin Fröst - Carl Nielse, Kalevi Aho: Clarinet Concertos (2007) (Repost)

Martin Fröst - Carl Nielse, Kalevi Aho: Clarinet Concertos (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:57 | 220 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1463

Fearsomely talented Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst continues his conquest of the major concerto repertoire for his instrument with this recording of Carl Nielsen's 1928 Clarinet Concerto, paired with a new concerto by Finland's Kalevi Aho. The Nielsen concerto is a dense work in which the clarinet and the orchestra spend a lot of time going their separate ways, with the path of the clarinet being very twisted indeed.
Osmo Vänskä, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Ildebrando Pizzetti: Orchestral Music (1999)

Osmo Vänskä, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Ildebrando Pizzetti: Orchestral Music (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 76:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67084 | Recorded: 1998

With the exception of a few works by Ottorino Respighi, and for reasons which are relatively obscure, the orchestral concert music of the generation of Italian composers to which Ildebrando Pizzetti belongs has—so far as international acceptance is concerned—remained little-known outside Italy.
Thomas Søndergård, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thomas Søndergård, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Sibelius: Symphonies 2 & 7 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:32 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Thomas Søndergård's opening concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, at which Sibelius was the highlight, was hailed a triumph by audiences and press alike and marked a new era for the orchestra.Building on this triumphant debut the 2013 BBC Proms saw Søndergård and a reinvigorated BBC NOW win over the critics with their charismatic performance and formidable interpretations of 20th century repertoire.
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Sibelius: Symphonies 3, 6 & 7 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Sibelius: Symphonies 3, 6 & 7 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 81:56 minutes | 1.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The long-awaited final album in the Sibelius cycle from Minnesota Ochestra and Osmo Vänskä. The first album in the Sibelius cycle from Osmo Vänskä and Minnesota Orchestra made the reviewer in Gramophone speculate about a 'benchmark cycle for the 21st century' whilst the second instalment received a Grammy for 'Best Orchestral Performance'.