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Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 21 (1995) (Repost)

Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 21 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 262 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 178 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 56:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 439941

This work is very hard to characterize emotionally, but it sighs and it sings enigmatically. Surprisingly, so many performances are very straightforward, never capturing these soulful, longing qualities that almost approach reverie at times. Not so this time. The interplay here is amazing, Pires' delicate approach is ideal for this music, and the conducting is elastic in that "Furtwanglerian" way. But don't get the impression this is bloated, Romantic Mozart…it's not. (Maybe Furtwangler wasn't the right name to evoke after all.
Maria João Pires, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26 (1993)

Maria João Pires, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26 (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 241 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 149 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 52:00
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4375292

Maria-Joào Pires has recorded these concertos before, for Erato, and this experience shows in assured playing. In K449 I find the sound of the Vienna Philharmonic, recorded in Vienna's Musikverein, too big: the string section seems large and the hall over-reverberant. Furthermore, the piano sounds plummy, and even those who dislike the fortepiano may question its suitability. With these reservations, one can enjoy Pires's deft and sensitive performance, without strong individuality but offering consistent intelligence, and the brisk finale shows her and Abbado at their best. Even so, this is a romanticized slow movement; the gooey orchestral sound does not help, but the pianist is also partly responsible in a way that I have sometimes noted in her performances of Mozart's sonatas.
Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet (2000)

Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet (2000)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 249 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 150 MB | Covers Included | 01:02:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 463179

Deutsche Grammophon has another excellent Schumann Concerto in its catalog, the Pollini/Abbado, with the Berlin Philharmonic, coupled with a good but not great Schoenberg Piano Concerto. Not surprisingly, Pollini is more muscular and evenly balanced in the Schumann, even if he is, as usual, a bit straitlaced. Pires is always the sensitive and probing artist, or so it seems. Here, she is alert from the opening descending chords to the expressive potential in every bar. She puts much more thinking and feeling in her interpretation than Pollini and most others I've heard.
Pergolesi - Missa S. Emidio, Salve Regina f-moll, Manca la guida al pie, Laudate pueri Dominum (Claudio Abbado, Sara Mingardo)

Pergolesi - Missa S. Emidio, Salve Regina f-moll, Manca la guida al pie, Laudate pueri Dominum (Claudio Abbado, Sara Mingardo) [2010]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Archiv Produktion | Covers
Catalog Number: 00289 477 8463 | 72’49 | 1cd, 319.68 MB

Had Pergolesi not died young, his name would rank among the most stellar and influential of Italy’s 18th-century composers. Despite the brevity of his life – he died at 26 – Pergolesi created numerous deathless works
In this second album of Claudio Abbado’s Pergolesi Project, the renowned maestro conducts the Missa S. Emidio, Manca la guida al pie, Laudate pueri Dominum, and the Salve Regina in F minor. Abbado’s passion for this music meets these sacred compositions on the exalted level where they were composed… (The Times)
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater; Violin Concerto B-dur; Salve Regina c-moll (Claudio Abbado, Mingardo, Harnisch,  Kleiter, Carmignola

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater; Violin Concerto B-dur; Salve Regina c-moll (Claudio Abbado, Sara Mingardo, Rachel Harnisch, Julia Kleiter, Giuliano Carmignola) [2009]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Archiv Produktion | Covers
Catalog Number: 477 8077 | 65:12 | 1cd, 299.18 MB

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi had a tragically short career, living just 26 years, and producing most of his mature works over a period of about five years. This album includes three of the composer's most representative pieces. The most familiar is the 40-minute Stabat mater for soprano, alto, and orchestra, which was the most frequently published composition of the 18th century. This version, featuring soprano Rachel Harnisch and contralto Sara Mingardo, makes a splendid introduction to the work and should be of interest to anyone who loves this poignant music. …
by Stephen Eddins

Mahler - Symphony No.9 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Oct. 25, 2016
Mahler - Symphony No.9 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Mahler - Symphony No.9 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22942 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 39,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 16-bit / 1812 kbps
Classical | Accentus Music

Claudio Abbado and his hand-picked players of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra take their acclaimed Mahler cycle to a new level with this performance of the most complex and compelling of the symphonies, the intense, searching Ninth. Abbado brings all his renowned clarity of vision and the experience of a lifetime to this contradictory music – half valedictory, half life-affirming – and his “orchestra of soloists”, including some of the leading instrumentalists of our time, revels in the transparent textures and virtuosity of Mahler’s last completed symphony. “A rendition … of astonishing depth and subtlety” (Daily Telegraph).

Mahler - Symphony No.7 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Oct. 24, 2016
Mahler - Symphony No.7 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Mahler - Symphony No.7 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24134 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 78 min | 19,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4154 kbps
Classical | EuroArts

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.
Mahler - Symphonies Nos.5 & 6 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Mahler - Symphonies Nos.5 & 6 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24090 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 37,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4336 kbps
Classical | EuroArts

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.
Mahler - Symphonies Nos.3 & 4; Ruckert-Lieder (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Mahler - Symphonies Nos.3 & 4; Rückert-Lieder (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 23886 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 190 min | 37,7 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 16-bit / 1987 kbps
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: German, English, French, Spanish

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.
Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Schumann & Schoenberg: Piano Concertos (1990)

Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Schumann & Schoenberg: Piano Concertos (1990)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:34 | 121 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The two works included in this album are among the most unlikely of recording combinations, but here they are, under the baton of Claudio Abbado and the BPO, collaborating with Abbado's bosom friend Pollini.