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Wiener Singverein, BPO & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1976/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
Author: SERTiL

Wiener Singverein, BPO & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1976/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:12 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Herbert von Karajan's 1976 rendition of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral," Op. 125, has had its advocates over the years, and many think this is his best version of the symphony. Even so, others more skeptical may find that this performance is too carefully contrived to show off the Berlin Philharmonic's exceptional chops; that the recording is too fastidiously engineered to pick up every last instrumental passage, important or not; and that the whole package is marketed too pointedly as a "great performance," which it is not. Details
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons - Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (2010) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]
Author: tiburon

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons - Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 3.01GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.16GB + 5% Recovery

Hollow pathos is not his thing. From an artist like Mariss Jansons Friedrich Schiller’s Ode: “An die Freude” must receive a far deeper significance, which also fully encompasses the doubt and profound hope embodied in this text. And thus, in Jansons’s recording of the Ninth Symphony, the choral finale does not degenerate to mere superficial orgy of jubilation, but rather becomes a delicately balanced, wisely developed drama. On October 27, 2007, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks played Beethoven’s Ninth in the presence of the Pope in the Vatican. The recording of this memorable concert is now being released in the highest audiophile recording quality as a multi-channel SACD.
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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
Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & Overtures (1951-1955/2014) [24/96]
Author: HDV

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & Overtures (1951-1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 365:49 minutes | 5,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording presents Karajan's first (and probably most thrilling) recording of the complete Beethoven Symphonies, made in the early 1950s with London's recently-founded Philharmonia Orchestra. The recording of the 9th Symphony is available here in stereo for the very first time, taken from original unreleased tapes. 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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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2016) [TR24][OF]
Author: SERTiL

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 70:41 min | 1.21 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Nikolaus Harnoncourt is celebrated as one of the most influential musical personalities of the second-half of the twentieth century, and this new release is the last recording made by the great conductor, having announcing his retirement in December 2015. It is also the first time Harnoncourt conducts Beethoven's symphonies 4 and 5 with Concentus Musicus Vienna, which he founded in 1953 and now is the longest existing period instrument ensemble. Details
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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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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