Overtures

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.
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.

Broadway Overtures for Piano (Volume 1) (Repost)  

Posted by bookwyrm at Nov. 28, 2014
Broadway Overtures for Piano (Volume 1) (Repost)

Broadway Overtures for Piano (Volume 1) By Editors
1986 | 96 Pages | ISBN: 0881885436 | PDF | 5 MB
Biblical Theology of Exile (Overtures to Biblical Theology)

Biblical Theology of Exile (Overtures to Biblical Theology) by Daniel Smith-Christopher
Augsburg Fortress Publishers | August 19, 2002 | English | ISBN: 0800632249 | 209 pages | PDF | 11 MB

The Christian church continues to seek ethical and spiritual models from the period of Israel's monarchy and has avoided the gravity of the Babylonian exile. Against this tradition, the author argues that the period of focus for the canonical construction of biblical thought is precisely the exile. Here the voices of dissent arose and articulated words of truth in the context of failed power.
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overtures (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overtures (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by R. Larry Todd
Cambridge University Press | September 24, 1993 | English | ISBN: 0521404193, 0521407648 | 129 pages | PDF | 4 MB

The concert overtures A Midsummer Night's Dream, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, and The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), conceived by Mendelssohn before the age of twenty, have ranked among the most enduring of the nineteenth-century orchestral repertoire.
From Darkness to Light: Aspects of Conversion in the New Testament (Overtures to Biblical Theology)

From Darkness to Light: Aspects of Conversion in the New Testament (Overtures to Biblical Theology) by Beverly Roberts Gaventa
Fortress Pr | March 1986 | English | ISBN: 080061545X | 160 pages | PDF | 8 MB
Mozart - Overtures (La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Andrea Marcon (2011)

Mozart - Overtures - La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Andrea Marcon) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 349 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | TT: 78:23

This album of Mozart opera overtures will certainly delight the Mozart fan, as performed by La Cetra Barockorchester Basel under the baton of Andrea Marcon. This is indeed an orchestra that understands Mozart; the musicians utilize excellent technique and solid musicianship that respects Mozart's phrasing and dynamics. Apollo et Hyacinthus is sweet, light, and almost Baroque in character, as is La finta semplice, therefore these pieces are fitting for a Baroque orchestra. La finta semplice feels, one might argue, rather like a chamber piece or a concerto grosso; thus, it is interesting to examine the style of Mozart's overtures and how they vary in character over time. With Mitridate, one hears more of that famed Mozart melodic lyricism, coupled with his playfulness at the end of the piece. Ascanio in Alba is sunny yet majestic at the beginning, and this contrast is carefully performed by La Cetra.