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Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Beethoven: Symphonie No. 9 (2000/2003) RE-UP
Author: HDV

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Beethoven: Symphonie No. 9 (2000)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:19 minutes | 1024 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On this fantastic, critically acclaimed recording of Beethovens’ greatest masterpiece, Claudio Abbado leads the Berlin Philharmonic through a performance of such nuance, such tumultuous emotion, that it’s difficult to imagine there’s a better way to hear this massively influential piece of music. Abbado is widely considered to be one of the most virtuosic and important conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries: in addition to winning two Grammy Awards, he holds four honorary doctorates, the Imperial Prize of Japan, and the French Legion of Honour among many other honors. Add that to one of the world’s premiere orchestras performing one of the most important compositions of all time, and a stunning high resolution audio recording, and you have an absolutely essential addition to your music collection. Details
Beethoven - Symphonies 1-9 (Sir Simon Rattle) (2016) [Blu-ray]
Author: Vilboa

Beethoven - Symphonies 1-9 (Sir Simon Rattle) (2016) [Blu-ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 397 min | 44,9+42,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 16-bit | Sub: German, English, Japanese

Audio BluRay | Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | 344 min | 31,0 Gb
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

Recordings of all the Beethoven symphonies with their chief conductor are always a milestone in the artistic work of the Berliner Philharmoniker. So it was with Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado, and expectations are correspondingly high for this cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Where does the special status of these symphonies come from? Simon Rattle has an explanation: “One of the things Beethoven does is to give you a mirror into yourself – where you are now as a musician.” In fact, this music contains such a wealth of extreme emotions and brilliant compositional ideas that reveal the qualities of the orchestra and its conductor as if under a magnifying glass.
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Beethoven - Symphonies Nos.1-9 (Ivan Fischer) (2015) [Blu-ray]
Author: Vilboa

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos.1-9 (Iván Fischer) (2015) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24980 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 382 min | 101,5 GB
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: German / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6347 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | RCO

The Beethoven symphonies: all nine of them stunning masterworks, all nine performed countless times. Be that as it may, there are conductors who can re-contextualize these symphonies in such a way that they sound completely new, as Ivan Fischer proved in 2013 and 2014 in his Beethoven Series with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, spread out over two seasons. This is a veritable journey of discovery through a familiar landscape.
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 / Brahms: Symphony No. 2 - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Jansons {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}
Author: luckburz

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 / Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mariss Jansons
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,98 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,16 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCO Live # RCO 05002 | Country/Year: Europe 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Romantic

...got this for the Brahms, which is at best a thoroughly decent performance, nothing more - but the highlight is the excellent Beethoven. The ratings reflect the dichotomy of the two performances and their sonics, an average of 4 for sound seems fair - but the Beethoven warrants a 5 for performance.
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Rudolf Kempe, Munchner Philharmoniker - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)
Author: Designol

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)
Münchner Philharmoniker, conducted by Rudolf Kempe

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 50999 6 02303 2 4 | Time: 01:13:47

Major documents from Rudolf Kempe's later years at the head of the Munich Philharmonic. Beethoven's Fifth, that masterpiece of emotional tension, and his Sixth, all vivid depiction of nature, are both readings of maturity and perfection.
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Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (1990) Philarmonia Orchestra, conducted by Otto Klemperer
Author: Designol

Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (1990)
Philarmonia Orchestra, conducted by Otto Klemperer

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 221 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # CDM 763355 2 | Time: 01:13:21

It was as a supreme interpreter of the German Classical masterpieces, from Haydn to Richard Strauss, that concert audiences chiefly admired Otto Klemperer in the years between about 1951 and his retirement in 1972, the period to which most of his records belong. In Beethoven, particularly, he offered a granite-like orchestral sonority, and an objectivity in his balance of form and content, that contrasted refreshingly with the styles of such idolized conductors as Furtwangler, Bruno Walter, and even Toscanini. Under Klemperer the greatest Beethoven sounded more truthful and honest, and even more grand and inspiring.
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Manze, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No 3 (2008)
Author: peotuvave

Manze, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No 3 (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 291 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 807470

Emerging from a dark depression, Beethoven chose art rather than death, thus embracing a notion of destiny and heroism which links him to heroes of the past - and of his present.The Eroica Symphony, dedicated initially to Napoleon, and ultimately 'to the memory of a great man', was to prompt contemporary commentators to seek out interpretations in the Iliad.
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Bruno Walter/CSO - Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 "Pastorale" (1958) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip
Author: nettz

Bruno Walter/CSO - Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 "Pastorale"
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, RS | 825 MB 3% recovery
1958 | Genre: Classical | Label: Columbia | MS-6012 | US pressing

This is an energetic and well played performance and Mark Obert-Thorn has done marvellously well with the transfer. I love the “Pastoral” of all symphonies and to be able to hear this recording from seventy years ago in very tolerable sound is wonderful. I must say that for the general listener the recording from 1960 on Sony is in better sound and indeed a better performance. The Columbia Symphony Orchestra was in fact the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. There is another recording from 1946 from Philadelphia but I haven’t heard it in a decent transfer.
(David R Dunsmore)
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The London Symphony Orchestra (Haitink) - Bruckner Symphony No. 9 (2014) {B&W Society of Sound} [24/96]
Author: ruskaval

The London Symphony Orchestra (Haitink) - Bruckner Symphony No. 9 (2014) {B&W Society of Sound} [24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time ~ 68 minutes | 1,39 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: bowers-wilkins.com | front & back cover

Bruckner followed suit in 1896, leaving his ninth ‘unfinished’. Having written three monumental movements over the preceding nine years, he never completed the big finale he had envisaged. Although attempts have been made since to reconstruct the last movement for performance, it’s arguable whether this adds anything. The three-movement work is eerily satisfying as it stands and is the version favoured by Bernard Haitink here.
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 and No. 8 - The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell
Author: waldstein

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 55 “Eroica” and No. 8 in F major op. 93 -
The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 328 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical


For decades Szell's Beethoven cycle has been justly hailed as one of the best on discs, and the reasons are clear: lively and dramatic interpretations that are true to the Beethovenian spirit married to simply spectacular orchestral playing.
Victor Carr Jr.
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