Osmo Vänskä

Osmo Vänskä - Aho: The Chamber Music for Clarinet (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Osmo Vänskä - Aho: The Chamber Music for Clarinet (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 75:07 minutes | 678 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Renowned for his rich production in the field of orchestral music, Kalevi Aho is also a prolific composer for chamber forces. Here three works spanning two decades have been combined, with the Sonata for two accordions originating in 1984 as a Sonata for solo accordion described by the composer in his own liner notes as ‘comparable in aspiration with Liszt’s most virtuosic piano works’.
YL Male Voice Choir, Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7 - Olli Kortekangas: Migrations (2017)

YL Male Voice Choir, Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7 - Olli Kortekangas: Migrations
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 114:21 min | 471 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Some 150 years ago what is sometimes called ‘The Great Migration’ of Finns to the United States began. Many of the Finns settled in the Mid-West, and especially in the so-called ‘Finn Hook’, consisting of parts of Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. To celebrate this, the Minnesota Orchestra under its Finnish music director Osmo Vänskä commissioned the composer Olli Kortekangas to compose a work on the theme of migration, of a scale and nature suitable for performance alongside Jean Sibelius’s great Kullervo.
Ludwig van Beethoven - The Symphonies (Vänskä & Minnesota Orchestra, 2009)

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Symphonies (Vänskä & Minnesota Orchestra, 2009)
Genre: Classical Symphony | 5 CD | EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 1,4 GB
2004-2008 recordings, 2009 release | Publisher: BIS-SACD-1825/26
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Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3, 6 & 7 (2016)

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3, 6 & 7 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2006 | Time: 01:22:00

The Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä, music director since 2003 of the Minnesota Orchestra, long ago proved himself a formidable interpreter of Nordic music in general and Sibelius in particular. This symphonic cycle – two highly praised discs are already out – is now complete, with this album of the pliant, classical Symphony No 3, the little known and underrated No 6 and the mysterious, enthralling single-movement No 7. The playing is polished and detailed, now springy and buoyant, now occluded and chilling. Tempi are slightly broad but convincingly so. From the plunging energy of the opening of the Third Symphony to the bleak, raw ending of the Seventh, this is a gripping listen.
Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite, Wood Nymph (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/44.1kHz]

Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite, Wood Nymph (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/44.1kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 621 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

The source of the Lemminkäinen Suite is the Finnish national epic Kalevala, and its four movements – of which ‘The Swan of Tuonela’ is often performed separately - tell of the adventures of the young hero Lamminkäinen. In comparison, The Wood-Nymph only had its first complete performance in 1996. This was given by the performers on this disc, a team which has become synonymous with top-flight idiomatic Sibelius performances.
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 4 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24-96] RE-UP

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:06 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
- Grammy winner 2014: Best Orchestral Performance -

The seven Sibelius symphonies span a quarter of a century in all (1899–1924) and encompass a complete world. Were one to choose two that reveal the furthermost poles of his symphonic art, they would be the two recorded here, the First and Fourth; the one an essay in the received tradi tion, the other a work so original and inward-looking as to open up an entirely new world, and inconceivable from the vantage point of the 1890s.
Yevgeny Sudbin - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yevgeny Sudbin - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:16 minutes | 996 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On two previous discs, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä have released Beethoven’s three last piano concertos to critical acclaim. Distinctions include Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and top marks from the Italian magazine Musica and the German website Klassik-Heute.de, and performances have been described as ‘electrifying’ (classicfm.com), ‘absolutely stunning’ (Fanfare) and ‘a Beethoven experience you will not want to miss’ (ClassicsToday.com). For the final disc in their cycle, Sudbin and Vänskä have travelled to Helsinki to team up with Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top Nordic ensembles, and well suited for these earlier and more classical of Beethoven’s concertos.

Karl Amadeus Hartmann - Symphonies Nos. 1-8 (2014) [DSD][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 26, 2017
Karl Amadeus Hartmann - Symphonies Nos. 1-8 (2014) [DSD][OF]

Karl Amadeus Hartmann - Symphonies Nos. 1-8 (2014)
DSF (Tracks) 2.0 ch | DSD64 2.0 (2,8 MHz/1 bit) | Digital Booklet | 8,27 Gb | 5% Recovery
FLAC (Tracks) 2.0 ch, 24bit/88,2 kHz (converted with foobar2000) | Digital Booklet | 3,34 Gb | 5% Recovery
Classical, Symphony | © 2014 Challenge Classics

A native of Munich, Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963) was without a shadow of a doubt the greatest symphonist in the Central European tradition since Bruckner and Mahler. The sketches and early versions of six of his eight symphonies had their origins in one of the darkest periods in world history – from 1933 to 1945 – when the Nazis were in power and Hartmann gradually withdrew completely from public life. This period, which culminated in Hartmann’s own ‘Innere Emigration’ (inner emigration), represented a decisive turning point in his creative development…
Aho: Symphony No 15, Minea, Double Bass Concerto - Vanska, Lahti Symphony (2014)

Aho: Symphony No 15, Minea, Double Bass Concerto - Vanska, Lahti Symphony (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 291 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1866

'My apotheosis of the dance' is how Kalevi Aho describes his Symphony No.15. With two dance movements and rhythm a central element, the score calls for numerous percussion instruments, including non-Western ones such as bongos, darbuka, djembe and the riqq, an Arabian tambourine. The composer's interest in non-Western music and instruments has been evident in several recent works, such as his Symphony No. 14 (recorded on BIS-1686) and Oboe Concerto (BIS-1876). It also played an important part during the creation of Minea, composed as a concert opener for the Minnesota Orchestra on the initiative of Osmo Vänskä, who also conducts the work here.

Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 23, 2013
Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)

Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 267 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1996

Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 are poles apart in their musical style and make a highly interesting pairing for this new release. Symphony No. 1 is rooted in the symphonic tradition and has a particular tunefulness reminiscent of Tchaikovsky, whereas Symphony No. 4 is highly original and introverted, often being seen as modern and ‘cubist’ by listeners in the 1890s.