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Bruno Walter - The Edition (2013)  

Posted by peotuvave at May 30, 2015
Bruno Walter - The Edition (2013)

Bruno Walter - The Edition (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 11.58 GB | 39 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony | Catalog Number: 548952

This box set contains the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Brahms, the later symphonies of Mozart, symphonies of Mahler and Bruckner, CDs with rehearsals and many more. The German born conductor Bruno Walter (1876-1962) was known primarily for his interpretations of the Viennese school. Though out of step with 20th century trends he was such a fine musician that he became a major figure - filling the wide gulf between the extremes of his day - Arturo Toscanini and Wilhelm Furtwängler.

Brahms - Symphonies Nos.1-4 (Otto Klemperer) (2004)  

Posted by Ebisu at June 6, 2014
Brahms - Symphonies Nos.1-4 (Otto Klemperer) (2004)

Brahms - Symphonies Nos.1-4 (Otto Klemperer) (2004)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 0.97 GB
Label: EMI | Catalog N.: 5 62742 2 | TT: 213:48

Otto Klemperer's Brahms needs no introduction. It remains a classic reference edition, one of the very few complete cycles with absolutely no weak links. It's customary to call these performances "granitic", an adjective that certainly applies to the First Symphony but doesn't begin to describe the swift and thrilling finale of the Fourth, the grand but impulsive Third (with its first-movement repeat in place), or the warmly lyrical Second. In general Klemperer's unsentimental but always gripping approach to this music practically defines the word "idiomatic". The Alto Rhapsody with Christa Ludwig also is one of the great ones, while the shorter works share the same virtues as the symphonies.
Bruno Walter & New York Philharmonic/Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Schubert/Beethoven, Symphonies 8/5 (1999)  PS3 ISO + FLAC

Bruno Walter & New York Philharmonic / Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 / Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (1958) [Reissue 1999]

PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:36 minutes | Artwork (PDF) | 1,88 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork (PDF) | 1,19 GB
Richard Wagner - Orchestral Music from the Operas (Bruno Walter) (1994)

Richard Wagner - Orchestral Music from the Operas (Siegfried-Idyll, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg,
Der fliegende Hollander, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Tannhauser) (Bruno Walter) (1994)

Classical | Eac. Flac, Tracks+Cue, Log | Scans | 637.01 MB
Label: Sony | TT: 2:20:59

Bruno Walter's recording of the Siegfried Idyll with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra is radiantly beautiful–one of the most affecting of all this great conductor's statements. The horns wobble and nick a couple of notes, the ensemble isn't always perfect, and little things happen in the winds, but the sense of what the music is about–the character of the solo playing, the phrasing, and the wonderful feeling of delicacy and joy–is unmatched by anyone, except perhaps Karajan. The "cradle song" quality of the oboe solo early in the piece is captured to perfection, and the music moves along without ever being in a hurry. The end just floats away without seeming to drag or slow down at all. –Ted Libbey
Ludwig van Beethoven - Bruno Walter - Symphony 6 (1958, SACD Remaster 1999) {Single Layer-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale"
Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Bruno Walter
SACD ISO Stereo: 1,63 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 760 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SS 6012 | Country/Year: US 1999, 1958
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period

…The rating says five stars. I say: there are too many stars to count. Get this SACD, and listen to Beethoven the humanist who plumbed and characterized all those joys and struggles we have come to call the human condition.
Bruno Walter/CSO - Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 "Pastorale" (1958) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

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)
Mahler Symphony No. 9, Bruno Walter & Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Gustav Mahler - Bruno Walter Conducts and Talks About Mahler Symphony No. 9 - Bruno Walter, Columbia SO - Sony Classics
Classical | Ape+CUE+LOG | 2 CDs | 535 MB | 5% RR | Complete Scans - 400 dpi

"It was to Bruno Walter that Mahler entrusted the score of his Ninth Symphony in the autumn of 1910, knowing that he himself would not live to conduct the premiere. Walter gave the premiere on June 26, 1912, in Vienna, and throughout his long career remained the work's greatest champion. He was 84 when he made this recording, and the reading he elicits from the Columbia Symphony is suffused with nostalgia, warmth, and deep sentiment. Here, a work of leave-taking is interpreted in the spirit of leave-taking, though the treatment is no less radiant and sincere for being somewhat detached. Disc 1 of this two-CD set contains two bonus tracks: an interview in which Walter discusses music with Arnold Michaelis and a rehearsal sequence narrated by producer John McClure. As McClure points out, Walter still carried inside of him the physical memories of 50 years earlier, when he had premiered the symphony–despite repeated pleas from the control room, he could not keep himself from stamping his foot on the upbeat to the string entrance 17 seconds into the second-movement Ländler, which comes through brilliantly on the recording. It was after all a dance, and Walter felt it that way, just as Mahler would have."
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze - Johannes Brahms: Symphonies (2012) 3CD Set

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze - Johannes Brahms: Symphonies (2012) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 942 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # CPO 777720-2 | Time: 03:30:55

One might expect Andrew Manze's interpretations of Johannes Brahms' four symphonies to adhere to ideas of the movement for historically informed performance practice, due to his scholarship and dedication to authenticity in his early music performances. However, and somewhat paradoxically, he and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra have delivered more or less mainstream readings on modern instruments; there are no signs of late 19th century woodwind or brass timbres, and the strings play with standard vibrato. Yet Manze's historical fact finding has gone to a deeper level than just replicating instrumentation or orchestral scale, and he has found numerous clues to Brahms' intentions in the composer's transcriptions of the symphonies for two pianos, which often vary with the published orchestral scores in accentuation, tempo indications, and phrasing. These are fine points that can be discerned with careful listening and great familiarity with many other recordings of the symphonies, both conventional and historic, but they may not be the main thing listeners will consider in appreciating this set.
Brahms - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (Vladimir Jurowski) (2010)

Brahms - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (Vladimir Jurowski) (2010)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 359.76 MB
Label: LPO | Catalog N.: LPO-0043 | TT - 85:47

This CD captures the impassioned live performances of Brahms’s first two symphonies conducted by the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Jurowski came to international attention and recognition on disc in 2005 with two Tchaikovsky releases: Suite No.3 on PentaTone and on the LPO label his debut recording Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony, both widely and critically acclaimed releases. As Hugh Canning in The Sunday Times noted 'Jurowski is proving himself one of the rising podium stars, especially in his native Russian music'.
Brahms: Symphonies Nos 2 - 4; Serenade No. 2 - Wiener Philharmoniker; István Kertėsz (rare)

Johannes Brahms: Symphonies No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, No. 3 in F major Op. 90, No. 4 in E minor Op. 98, Serenade No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra (Op. 73); István Kertėsz conductor

Classical | 2 CD | EAC Rip | 687 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3u | No Cue | No scans | 8 RS links
Publisher: Decca

Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com
This was Istvan Kertesz' last major project. Early in the 1960s, he had conducted the Dvorřak symphonies with such authority that he recorded the complete cycle for London–an epoch-making set that's still highly recommended today. For those recordings Kertesz had the London Symphony Orchestra, but his best recordings were made in Vienna. His notorious dislike of rehearsals was bound to appeal to the equally relaxed and tradition-conscious Viennese, particularly when it came to music they knew well. The result is a real musical love-in, with the orchestra the star of the show and the performance some of the best Brahms that money can buy. –David Hurwitz