Overtures

Rossini - Overtures (Orchestre Symphonique de Bamberg, Giusseppe Patane) [1996]

Rossini - Overtures (La Gazza Ladra, L'Italiana in Algeri, Guillaume Tell, Semiramide, Il Signor Bruschino, Il Turco in Italia, La Scala di Seta) (Orchestre Symphonique de Bamberg, Giusseppe Patane) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 265 MB
Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog Number: 74321650602 | TT: 58:54

Giuseppe Patanè (1 January 1932 – 29 May 1989) was an Italian opera conductor.
Giuseppe Patanè was born in Naples, the son of the conductor Franco Patanè (1908–1968), and studied in his native city. He made his debut there in 1951. He was principal conductor at the Linz opera from 1961 until 1962. He also was chief conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra from 1985 until 1989.
Patanè collapsed suddenly from a heart attack while conducting a performance of Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, on 29 May 1989. He was taken to hospital where he died. He and his wife Rita, from whom he was separated at the time of his death, had two daughters.
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.
Beethoven - Overtures; String Quartet Op.131 (Leonard Bernstein) (2008/1978)

Beethoven - Overtures; String Quartet Op.131 (Leonard Bernstein) (2008/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.80 Gb (DVD9) | 92 min+6 min (bonus)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

"The virtuosity and unanimity of the VPO strings command the highest respect. The grave opening fugue, the brilliant scherzo and the impassioned finale sound terrific … a fabulous disc." - Gramophone
Hakkinen, Groop, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Kraus: Overtures & Arias (2014)

Hakkinen, Groop, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Kraus: Overtures & Arias (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 279 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 152 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 572865

Joseph Martin Kraus was one of the most talented and progressive composers of the 18th century, and regarded by Haydn as one of the only two geniuses he knew, alongside Mozart. Following the successful audition of his opera Proserpin, Kraus became closely associated with the court of Gustav III in Stockholm. The highly dramatic Begrafnings-kantat overture was the composer’s emotional response to the assassination of his sovereign. The vocal pieces include works performed for the first time in over two centuries, ranging from Italian concert arias to rare survivals from the Royal Dramatic Theatre.

Wit, Warsaw - Moniuszko: Overtures (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Nov. 2, 2015
Wit, Warsaw - Moniuszko: Overtures (2014)

Wit, Warsaw - Moniuszko: Overtures (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 350 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 194 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8572716

Stanisław Moniuszko was Poland’s leading opera composer in the 19th century, and his work has been said to bridge the gap between Chopin and Szymanowski. His skill as a born melodist is apparent in the beautiful and inspired overture to Paria, while the dramatic Halka was the work which brought him national acclaim. An affinity with Liszt’s tone poems can be heard in the substantial overture Bajka, while the scene for The Haunted Manor is set with its atmospheric Intrada.
Penny, West Australian Symphony - Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 2 (2010)

Penny, West Australian Symphony - Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Overtures, Vol. 2 (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 249 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 140 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8572501

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.
Myslivecek Josef - Symphonies & Overtures (Michi Gaigg) [2004]

Mysliveček Josef - Symphonies & Overtures (Michi Gaigg) [2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 2cd, 498.85 MB
Classical | Label: CPO Records | Catalog Number: CPO 7770502

One may find a certain simplicity and naïveté in Josef Myslivecek's early Classical symphonies and overtures, since they are fairly rudimentary and barely distinguishable in form; and, lacking the sophistication and complexity found in Haydn's and Mozart's later, fully developed works, they may seem weak and unrewarding to all except scholars and fans of Rococo music. This 2004 double-disc from CPO presents six symphonies composed in 1772, the Symphony No. 5 in G minor, Op. 1, from 1764, and five overtures from operas written between 1769 and 1778. Whether intended as concert works or as operatic introductions, these pieces are uniform in their three-movement structures, and free of any innovative features or peculiarities that would make them stand out from other mediocre symphonies of the time… ~ Blair Sanderson, Rovi
Lance Friedel, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Great Comedy Overtures (2015)

Lance Friedel, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Great Comedy Overtures (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 190 MB
Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8573418 | Rls.date: 30th March 2015

The flourishing genre of the comic opera had its roots in eighteenth-century Italian opera buffa, whose irrepressible brio was soon taken up outside the country’s borders. In France it produced opéra comique and operetta, and in German-speaking countries Spieloper and Viennese operetta. Some of the world’s most popular comic opera overtures, filled with gorgeous tunes, brilliant orchestration and race-to-the-finish endings, are presented here. They include staples of the concert repertoire such as Hérold’s dramatic Zampa, the textual delicacy of Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna and the vivid colour of Lortzing’s Zar und Zimmermann.
Watts, Baldini, Scottish CO - Mozart: Opera Arias & Overtures (2015)

Watts, Baldini, Scottish CO - Mozart: Opera Arias & Overtures (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 149 MB
Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 460 | Rls.date: 15th June 2015

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has established impeccable Mozartian credentials with its award-winning discography, to which Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures is the latest addition. The SCO’s previous forays into operatic repertoire (Handel with soprano Emma Bell and Mozart, Haydn & Cimarosa with baritone William Berger) have been highly critically acclaimed.

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.