Symphony No.1 Brahms

Kalinnikov - Symphony No.1 / Brahms - Symphonie Nr.1 (Czech PO / Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Scherchen) - 2003

Kalinnikov - Symphony No.1 | Brahms - Symphonie Nr.1 (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Scherchen)
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 387 MB
Label: Archipel | Catalog Number: ARPCD 0211 | TT: 79'50''

EMI brought out the Brahms Symphony in its Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century series where it joined some other famous Scherchen discs – notably Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony, Haydn’s No. 100 in G and Stravinsky’s Firebird review. Scherchen’s live recording of the Kalinnikov with the Czech Philharmonic has formed part of Tahra’s Scherchen sets. So neither of these performances constitutes terra incognita for admirers of this conductor, who will know, only too well, that when Archipel claim that these 24 bit 96 kHz (whatever that is) restorations derive "from the original sources" the truth is nothing of the kind.
Budapest Festival Orch, Ivan Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Budapest Festival Orch, Ivan Fischer - Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 67:20 minutes | 2.75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Brahms never made a secret of the inspiration he drew from the Beethoven symphonies, but before he published his first symphony - inspired by Beethoven's fifth and ninth - he had struggled for no less than fourteen years with it. In the meantime he wrote many more pieces and his Variations on a theme by Haydn are considered to be a preliminary exercise before venturing on to the first symphony. The opening piece of this recording, the Hungarian Dance No. 14, goes back to Brahms as a young cafe pianist, when he and his father earned a bit on the side in bars in the red-light district of Hamburg and where he first heard Hungarian gipsy music. It was this experience that gave birth to Brahms' lifelong attachment to and admiration for this rich folk music style.
Royal Stockholm PO, Sakari Oramo - Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)

Carl Nielsen - Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2048 SACD | Time: 01:12:28

The second installment in Sakari Oramo's superb hybrid SACD cycle of the symphonies of Carl Nielsen on BIS presents the Symphony No. 1 in G minor and the Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia espansiva," two ruggedly independent works that reflect the composer's late Romantic style yet point to the modernism to come. While the Symphony No. 1 was influenced by Brahms and offers a rich harmonic language, propulsive rhythms, and a fairly homogenous orchestral palette, the Symphony No. 3 is striking for its reliance on unfolding counterpoint and long-breathed lines, and most notable for the use of wordless parts for soprano and baritone voices in the pastoral slow movement. These performances by Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra are exceptional for their stunning power and spacious feeling, though the crisp details and focused sound quality will be the biggest draw for audiophiles.
Anton Bruckner - Günter Wand / Kölner RSO - Symphony No.1 (1989)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 1 in C minor Vienna Version 1890/91
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester / Günter Wand
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 200 MB | Full Artwork: 93 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Victor "Gold Seal" # GD 60076 | Country/Year: Germany 1989, 1982
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…In his late years, Wand restricted his repertoire almost exclusively to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (which he had never conducted until he was over 60), Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart. Wand regarded Bruckner as the "most important symphonist after Beethoven". Wand's biographer Wolfgang Seifert believes that "it is no exaggeration to say that Günter Wand has made an indispensable contribution toward the understanding of Bruckner in our time."
Felix Draeseke - Claudius Tanski / Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra / Hanson - Symphony No.1 op.12 & Piano Concerto op.36 (1999)

Felix Draeseke - Symphony No.1 op.12 & Piano Concerto op.36
Claudius Tanski, piano / Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra / George Hanson
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 287 MB | Full Artwork: 104 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 335 0929-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1999
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano, Symphony

"Felix August Bernhard Draeseke was a composer of the "New German School" admiring Liszt and Richard Wagner. He wrote compositions in most forms including eight operas and stage works, four symphonies, and much vocal and chamber music.During his life, and the period shortly following his death, the music of Draeseke was held in high regard, even among his musical opponents. His compositions were performed frequently in Germany by the leading artists of the day, including Hans von Bülow, Arthur Nikisch, Fritz Reiner, and Karl Böhm. However, as von Bülow once remarked to him, he was a "harte Nuß" ("a hard nut to crack") and despite the quality of his works, he would "never be popular among the ordinary"." ~Wikipedia
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 / Brahms: Symphony No. 2 - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Jansons {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 / Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mariss Jansons
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,98 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,16 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCO Live # RCO 05002 | Country/Year: Europe 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Romantic

…got this for the Brahms, which is at best a thoroughly decent performance, nothing more - but the highlight is the excellent Beethoven. The ratings reflect the dichotomy of the two performances and their sonics, an average of 4 for sound seems fair - but the Beethoven warrants a 5 for performance.
Günter Wand Edition - BOXSET 4DVD VOL 2 - Schubert: Symphony No. 5 | Brahms: Symphony No. 1 - DVD 7/8

Günter Wand Edition - BOXSET 4DVD VOL 2 - Schubert: Symphony No. 5 | Brahms: Symphony No. 1 - DVD 7/8
Classical | DVD | with scans | 4,27 Gb (DVD5) | DVD´s FULL No compression
Audio: PCM Stereo | Relesase: August 16, 2005 | Publisher: TDK DVD Video

Few conductors have made a greater contribution to our present-day understanding of Bruckner than Günter Wand (1912-2002).
This first box includes Bruckner symphonies nos. 5, 6 and 8 in their original or restored versions as well as an elegant, but rarely performed Haydn Symphony and the "Unfinished" symphonies by Bruckner and Schubert. Later, TDK released the second box of 4 DVDs including the popular Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7 and symphonic works by Brahms and Schubert.
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Peter Boyer - Boyer: Symphony No. 1 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Peter Boyer - Boyer: Symphony No. 1 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:25 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Peter Boyer is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation, widely admired not least for his GRAMMY®-nominated 'Ellis Island: The Dream of America' (Naxos 8.559246). The composer writes, "The five works included on this recording represent a cross-section of my orchestral music. 'Three Olympians' reflects my interest in mythology and history. Often I have received invitations to compose music for celebratory concerts, and three of the works included here – 'Silver Fanfare,' 'Festivities' and 'Celebration Overture' – were created for such occasions."
Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 1 & Blumine (2015)

Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 1 & Blumine (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 62:33 | 239 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1264-5

Most recordings of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D major present it as it was published in 1899, in the definitive four-movement version. Yet an earlier state of the work was the 1888 tone poem Der Titan, which not only lent its title as an unofficial nickname for the work, but also contained the Blumine movement, which Mahler dropped from the final score. Curiously, many modern conductors have incorporated it back into the symphony as the second movement, even though its slow tempo and sentimental mood break the momentum and excitement created by the joyous first movement.
Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 & Marche Slave (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 & Marche Slave (2011)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 2.69GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 868MB + 5% Recovery

The genre of the symphony played a major role throughout the creative life of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. He composed his 1st symphony at the age of 26, & his 6th & last symphony – the Pathйtique – in 1893, the year in which he died. Whereas his 3 last symphonies have remained an integral part of the concert repertoire, performances of his 1st 3 symphonies are still quite rare. Unfairly so, as they are unique individual works, artistic expressions of a high quality. Tchaikovsky defined the symphony as “the most lyrical of musical forms. After all, is it not meant to express that for which there are no words, but which forces itself out of the soul, impatiently waiting to be uttered?”. With these words, Tchaikovsky makes us aware of the special nature of his symphonies. Primarily, they provided him with a musical outlet for the elaboration of his emotions, his mental & spiritual processes.