Beethoven – Complete Symphonies – Karajan (1977)

Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015) 2 CDs

Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 509 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live | # WHL0073/2 | Time: 01:53:30

At the heart of Beethoven’s life’s statement as a composer lies the cycle of sixteen string quartets, which, to this day, has retained a special status and reverence. Since 2012, the Elias String Quartet has been immersed in its Beethoven Project, performing all Beethoven’s string quartets at venues throughout the UK. In this live recording, the ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works. With an ever-expanding recording catalogue that has been met with widespread critical acclaim, the quartet is delighted to release this disc, the first volume of its complete Beethoven cycle to be recorded live at Wigmore Hall over the coming Seasons.

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies (2007)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 23, 2016
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies (2007)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks -3 gb |MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.8 gb | 12:37:45
Classical | Label: Decca | Release Year: 2007

The objective manner may disappoint those who remember Ashkenazy's more flamboyant pianism but this kind of plain-spoken Shostakovich could make a good benchmark library choice. The conscientious avoidance of either high gloss of interpretative point-scoring is carried over into the three new performances produced in-house by the NHK Symphony, an orchestra with which Ashkenazy has been associated as music director and latterly conductor laureate.

Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (2006)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 20, 2016
Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (2006)

Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 1.06 gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 580 mb | 04:15:03
Classical | Label: Decca Music Group | Release Year: 2006

It should come as no surprise that Gergiev is in his element in Prokofiev's symphonies. Whatever his failings in other repertory, he's always had a knack for visceral excitement in Russian music, sometimes at the expense of lyric or lighter moments. And so it is here. Gergiev is a bit heavy-handed in the popular Classical Symphony, Prokofiev's homage to Haydn and Mozart. But he delivers high-octane power in the three steel-age symphonies that follow (the set is especially notable for the inclusion of both versions of the Fourth).
John Barbirolli, Vienna Philharmonic - Brahms: Complete Symphonies (1968) [Japan 2012] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

John Barbirolli, Vienna Philharmonic - Brahms: Complete Symphonies (1968) [Japan 2012]
PS3 Rip | 4x SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 215:38 minutes | Scans included | 6,52 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 3,95 GB

The music of Brahms held an important place in Sir John Barbirolli's repertoire and these recordings of the symphonies, made with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1966 and 1967, stand as one of the peaks of his discography. Barbirolli's relationship with this music is rooted in his time as an orchestral cellist, and these performances are notable for their rich, ripe sonorities and expansive warmth. This Japanese SACD reissue features the 2011's EMI Remaster.
Beethoven, van Ludwig: Symphonies (complete) – Staatskapelle Dresden; Herbert Blomstedt

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 to 9 – Helena Döse (sop.); Marga Schiml (mezzo.); Peter Schreir (ten.); Theo Adam (bass);
Staatskapelle Dresden; Herbert Blomstedt (cond.)

5 CDs | EAC Rip | 1,62 GB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Scans
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Recorded 1975-1980 | Published: 2012 | Catalog Number 94289

Beethoven, van Ludwig: Symphonies (complete) – Staatskapelle Dresden; Herbert Blomstedt

Herbert Blomstedt's Beethoven cycle with the Staatskapelle Dresden is one of the great ones, as much for the magnificent playing of this finest of all German orchestras as for Blomstedt's effortlessly musical interpretations.' - David Hurwitz, Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com
Beethoven - Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan - Symphony No. 7 & No. 8 (2003) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92 & No. 8 in F major, op. 93
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan
SACD ISO (Stereo): 2,43 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,08 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 474 604-2 G SA6 | Country/Year: Germany 2003, 1963
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Orchestral
Beethoven - BOB / Blunier - Symphonies No. 1 & 5 (2012, MDG "Gold" # 937 1756-6) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,25 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 984 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1756-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Orchestral

"…Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm produced this gold SACD with its customary unprocessed digital sound, so the reproduction is as faithful to the actual performances as can be managed, and the presence of the orchestra is truly something to behold. While purists may still take issue with the use of modern instruments, the large size of the orchestra, and a few minor issues, even they will recognize that Blunier has learned a great deal from the early music camp and that his interpretations are intelligent and insightful. They also have an appealing warmth that is sometimes lacking in versions with original instruments, and the vigorous playing certainly keeps the music from seeming fussy or sterile." ~allmusicguide
Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Fidelio (2010) 9CD Box Set

Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Fidelio (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.49 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.42 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 4 57573 2 7 | Time: 09:56:50

The Beethoven set includes the first two piano concertos (No. 1 in two versions, one with cadenzas supplied by Glenn Gould) together with Beethoven’s only completed opera in its final version: Fidelio. He always had a strong and fervent view of freedom and its resonance still rings true today nearly two hundred years since its first performance.
George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra - Beethoven Complete Symphonies & Overtures - Original Jacket Collection (DSD) [2004]

George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra - Beethoven Complete Symphonies & Overtures
Original Jacket Collection (DSD) [2004]

FLAC | 10 CDs | EAC+CUEs+LOGs | Box Set Artwork, Booklet | Total Time: 622:44 | 2.33 GB
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic | Label: Sony | Country/Year: Japan, 2005 | 5% Rec. Info
John Storgards, BBC Philharmonic - Sibelius: Complete Symphonies (2014)

John Storgards, BBC Philharmonic - Sibelius: Complete Symphonies (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 3 CDs | Full Scans | 916 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10809

The Finnish maestro John Storgårds, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, presents his first recording on Chandos, a complete symphonic cycle of his nation’s greatest musical export, Jean Sibelius. The triumphant premieres of Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, with their big tunes and great romantic sweep, established the international reputation of Sibelius as a symphonist, some audiences even considering him Beethoven’s natural successor. The symphonies that followed chart Sibelius’s development as one of the most individual composers of the early twentieth century. Each symphony has its unique approach, whether it be the classicism of the Third, the brooding modernism of the Fourth, or the icy stillness of the Sixth, so evocative of the Finnish landscape.