Shostakovic Symphony No 8 Kofman

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995) (Repost)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:24 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 9359

The late Alfred Schnittke has, after his death, been accused of writing too much music of variable quality. This debate is still raging although suffice to say that the Eighth Symphony truly is one of his greatest works and indeed, one of the great symphonic works of the latter twentieth century. The charge of oppressive asceticism laid against the Sixth and Seventh symphonies can hardly be held up to this expansive and frankly emotional work. It is as if Schnittke relaxed the skeletal sounds of his previous essays in the genre and, while not quite returning to the dazzling orchestral pyrotechnics of the Fifth Symphony (Concerto Grosso no. 4), creating a work of great sincerity and beauty. The first movement is an obsessive repetition of a wide-ranging (in pitch, not rhythm) melody, seemingly effortlessly varied to touch on all sections of the orchestra.

Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Barbirolli) (2001)  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 17, 2016
Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Barbirolli) (2001)

Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Barbirolli) (2001)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BBC, BBCL 4067-2 | rec: 1970 | 410Mb

This recording of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony is from Sir John Barbirolli's last London concert, some 10 weeks before his death, when the conductor knew heart problems might overtake him at any time. What better way to say goodbye than with one of the greatest symphonies ever written? And this craggy, towering masterpiece is given as urgent a performance as you'll ever hear (complemented by vivid recorded sound).
Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Symphony No.8 (2016)

Andrew Manze - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, Symphony No.8 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:28 | 173 MB
Label: Onyx Classics

Andrew Manze has established himself as one of the leading interpreters of Vaughan Williams Symphonies. His 2012 BBC Proms performances drew critical acclaim, and were highlights of that season's Proms. ONYX Classics will release one volume a year, completing the cycle in the spring of 2019 with Symphonies 7 and 9. It was Vaughan Williams's friend and fellow composer George Butterworth who in 1912 suggested he write a purely orchestral symphony.
Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (Franz Welser-Most) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (Franz Welser-Möst) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20928 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 20,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2388 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 5,1 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik

With its majestic themes soaring upwards like gothic pillars and its brilliant chorales and fanfares glowing like stained – glass windows, Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 is the most monumental of his orchestral works, a cathedral in sound that grows out of pianissimo murmurs. Coming after the triumphs celebrated by the composer’s Seventh Symphony and Te Deum, the Eight was considered by Bruckner as the artistic climax of his career. Cleveland‘s Severance Hall is the venue for this performance. This hall, an eclectic yet elegant mix of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Classicism, Egyptian Revival and Modernism was inaugurated in 1931 and is still hailed today as one of the world‘s most beautiful concert halls. The Cleveland Orchestra, founded in 1918, began its ascent to the upper ranks of the world‘s ensembles after it moved to Severance Hall in 1931.
Anton Bruckner - BOB / Stefan Blunier - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
2xSACD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 331 MB | Full Artwork: 98 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1713-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Orchestral

"Even though Stefan Blunier's 2011 recording of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is a lot to digest, timed at over 88 minutes and stretched almost to the breaking point, this is a deeply compelling performance and an impressive recording that deserves all the time listeners devote to it. (…) MDG's natural, unprocessed sound is a great aid to capturing the orchestra's subtle dynamics, and the live recording has very few extraneous sounds. Highly recommended." ~AMG
Anton Bruckner - BOB / Stefan Blunier - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC} [RE-UP]

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
2xSACD | SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 4,62 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,34 | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1713-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Orchestral

"Even though Stefan Blunier's 2011 recording of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is a lot to digest, timed at over 88 minutes and stretched almost to the breaking point, this is a deeply compelling performance and an impressive recording that deserves all the time listeners devote to it. (…) MDG's natural, unprocessed sound is a great aid to capturing the orchestra's subtle dynamics, and the live recording has very few extraneous sounds. Highly recommended." ~AMG
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 In C Minor (2014) [Mario Venzago]

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 In C Minor (2014)
Konzerthausorchester Berlin, conducted by Mario Venzago

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 353 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 222 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 691-2 | Time: 01:15:24

For his project of recording the complete symphonies of Anton Bruckner on CPO, Mario Venzago has chosen to record each symphony with a different orchestra to re-create the sounds that Bruckner would have heard. Considering that Bruckner's experiences with orchestras spanned three decades, he would have witnessed growth of the orchestra's size and the introduction of new instruments, which clearly influenced his decisions when he composed and revised each work. Venzago performs the Symphony No. 8 in C minor with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, following the 1890 version and employing the same instrumentation and ensemble scale, as well as traditional practices that are documented in performances from that period. The result is an Eighth that sounds strikingly different from the other symphonies, quite far removed from the early Romantic orchestra he used in the First, and considerably expanded from the ensembles he would have expected for the Fourth or even the Seventh symphonies.

Mahler - Symphony No.8 (Mariss Jansons) (2012)  

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 25, 2015
Mahler - Symphony No.8 (Mariss Jansons) (2012)

Mahler - Symphony No.8 (Mariss Jansons) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 86 min | 20,9 GB
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6226 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 86 min | 6,57GB
Audio: German / DTS / 5ch / 1509 kbps / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | RCO Live

A host of accomplished conductors including Daniel Harding, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink and Eliahu Inbal lead the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in these performances of Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 1-10. Recorded in Amsterdam over two seasons in 2010/11, the collection also includes 'Das Lied von der Erde'.
Gustav Mahler - RCO / Haitink - Symphony No. 8 in E flat "Symphony of a Thousand" (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 8 in E flat "Symphony of a Thousand"
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Bernard Haitink
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 332 MB | Full Artwork: 98 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone "RQR" # PTC 5186 166 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2006, 1971
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"This is yet another triumph for PentaTone’s RQR series. With visionary conducting and exemplary playing and singing, this set is a treasure to listen to from both an audiophiles' and a musician’s perspective. (…) To sum up: for all Mahlerians, this is an essential addition to the discography." ~SA-CD.net
Gustav Mahler - RCO / Haitink - Symphony No. 8 in E flat "Symphony of a Thousand" (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 8 in E flat "Symphony of a Thousand"
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Bernard Haitink
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,23 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,22 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone "RQR" # PTC 5186 166 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2006, 1971
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"This is yet another triumph for PentaTone’s RQR series. With visionary conducting and exemplary playing and singing, this set is a treasure to listen to from both an audiophiles' and a musician’s perspective. (…) To sum up: for all Mahlerians, this is an essential addition to the discography." ~SA-CD.net