Overtures

LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5 'Reformation'; Overtures (2015)

Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No.5 'Reformation'; Overtures (2015)
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0775 | Time: 00:47:09

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra join forces once again in the latest instalment of their exploration of Mendelssohn’s symphonies. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 5, commonly known as the ‘Reformation’ Symphony, was written in 1830 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Augsberg confession – a seminal event in the Protestant Reformation. Allusions to the symphony’s title and inspiration can be heard throughout the music itself; the Dresden Amen is cited by the strings in the first movement whilst the finale is based on Martin Luther’s well-known chorale Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (‘A Mighty Fortress is Our God’). Coupled with this are two of Mendelssohn’s overtures, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and Ruy Blas, both of which were inspired by literary works. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, based on two short poems by Goethe, depicts the journey of sailors at sea with a still adagio opening ultimately giving way to a triumphant homecoming. Completing the album, the overture Ruy Blas was commissioned by the Leipzig Theatre as an overture to Victor Hugo’s tragic drama of the same name.
Riccardo Chailly & Filarmonica della Scala - La Scala: Overtures, Preludes & Intermezzi (2017) [TR24][OF]

Riccardo Chailly & Filarmonica della Scala - La Scala: Overtures, Preludes & Intermezzi
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:24 min | 1.37 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

After almost 40 years on DECCA and over 3 million album sales Riccardo Chailly starts a new chapter in January 2017 as Music Director of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, the worlds most iconic opera house.
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch - Beethoven: Overtures (1956) [TR24][SM][OF]

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch - Beethoven: Overtures (1956)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | 00:47:00 | 1,97 Gb | 5% Recovery
Classical, Orchestral | © 2016 Sony Classical

A genial conductor with a particular gift for French music, Charles Munch extended the Boston Symphony's glory years (begun under the baton of Serge Koussevitzky) into the early 1960s. Munch was so venerated that conservative Bostonians even declined to fuss over rumors that he was having an affair with his niece, pianist Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer; they wrote it off as part of his romantic French nature. Paradoxically, Munch was not precisely French. He was born in Alsace-Lorraine, which at the time (1891) was controlled by Germany and has long hovered between two cultural worlds. Munch himself benefitted from both French and German musical training, and his first important musical posts were in Germany…
Richard Wagner: Overtures,  Preludes – von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Richard Wagner: Overtures, Preludes - von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 77:22 minutes | 3,33 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 1.45 GB
Japan Esoteric Import | Year: 2001 | Full Scans | 5% Recovery Info

Esoteric have produced a remarkable transfer that preserves beautifully the hall sound, spatial information and detail. The brass and mass strings have excellent detail, revealing a lot of subtle harmonies and variation – a boon for anything Wagner. This contributes to an overall impression of sophistication and restraint and goes perfectly with Karajan's Wagner.
William Boughton, ESO - Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations, Cockaigne and Froissart Overtures (1989)

Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations, Cockaigne and Froissart Overtures (1989)
English Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Boughton

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus Records | # NI 5206 | Time: 01:00:26

There are basically two ways in which conductors may approach the Enigma Variations. Either they can take the music at its face value, treating the set of variations as a symphonically developed whole; or they can treat the work as a series of miniature character sketches of Elgar’s “friends pictured within”, highlighting the personalities of the miscellaneous collection of individuals involved. William Boughton in this reading opts for the second option, and the result bubbles with life.
Penny, West Australian Symphony - Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Overtures Vol 1 (2010)

Penny, West Australian Symphony - Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Overtures Vol 1 (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 269 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 157 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8572500

The art of Shakespeare was a recurring fascination for Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. In addition to two operas and numerous settings of songs and sonnets, he wrote 11 Shakespeare Overtures which here receive their first ever complete recording. Deploying all the resources of the symphony orchestra, these are some of the twentieth century’s most dramatic and tuneful orchestral works, spectacular evocations of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Otto Klemperer - Romantic Symphonies & Overtures (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at July 7, 2015
Otto Klemperer - Romantic Symphonies & Overtures (2012)

Otto Klemperer - Romantic Symphonies & Overtures (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 3.47 GB | 10 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | Catalog Number: 404309

Otto Klemperer was born on 14th May 1885 in Breslau, Silesia (now Wroclaw, Poland) and died on 6th July 1973 in Zurich and hence next year we mark 40 years since his passing. Although disfigured by a stroke suffered whilst a brain tumour was being removed he became a world-renowned conductor whose recordings became and remain touchstones for the EMI catalogue.
Herbert Von Karajan - Beethoven: Symphonies and Overtures 1951-1955 (2014)

Herbert Von Karajan - Beethoven: Symphonies and Overtures 1951-1955 (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,04 Gb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2014

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalog. This 6-CD box presents Karajan's first 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.
Roberto Loreggian - Telemann: Fugues, Overtures, Preludes & Suites (2013)

Roberto Loreggian - Telemann: Fugues, Overtures, Preludes & Suites (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 5 CDs | Full Scans | 1.97 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94337

Georg Philipp Telemann was one of the most prolific composers of all time. A contemporary of Bach (and in his time even more famous) he composed in all existing genres, his music excelling in craftsmanship, originality and freshness. Telemann wrote an immense oeuvre for keyboard (he was a virtuoso on the instrument himself). This 5‐CD set contains an abundance of smaller pieces: fugues, overtures, suites and partitas. No matter how short or “small” the piece, the music shines with Telemann’s particular wit and brilliance, the stamp of a true genius.
Felix Mendelssohn - London SO / Andre Previn - Symphony No.4 and Overtures (1977-79, CD reissue 1993)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op.90 "Italian" / Overtures
London Symphony Orchestra / André Previn
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 292 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # CDE 7 67775 2 | Country/Year: Europe 1993, 1977-79
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic