Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge op 10

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 17, 2017
V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)
Classical, 20th century | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,68 Gb
Label: EMI Classics

This Collector's Edition presents a challenge to reviewers. There's so much of it. I could never do it any sort of justice if I approached this as if reviewing a smaller set. This, after all, comprises 37 CDs. As it is all I have been able to do is to sample, reminisce about known recordings and write around the subject. With this caveat stated, let's make a start.
There are three principal strands of Britten recordings. These are broadly tied into and defined by record companies, artists and eras. First we have Britten recording Britten for Decca.
Roman Simovic, LSO String Ensemble, Edward Elgar - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (2016) [TR24][OF]

Roman Simovic, LSO String Ensemble, Edward Elgar - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 53:52 min | 1.08 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

The LSO counts the finest orchestral players among its members and its principal players, originating from over 20 countries, are renowned soloists in their own right. Many of these players have developed new ensembles within the Orchestra to hone their incredible musicianship in different ways- from recent recordings of Reich by the LSO Percussion Ensemble to unique chamber performances of Stravinsky The Soldiers Tale, and Mozart Gran Partita.
S.Rachmaninov - Variations on a Theme of Corelli & Variations on a Theme of Chopin - Victor Eresko

S.Rachmaninov - Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42 & Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op.22 - Victor Eresko, piano
LP Conversion | APE/MP3-320kbps+cue+cover | no log | 149.0/86.4Mb | Melodija 1985

S.V.Rachmaninov wrote two cycles of piano variations: on a theme by Chopin (in Russia at the beginning of this century) and on a theme by Corelli (in New York in 1931). These remarkable works separated by almost 30 years have had different destinies. The Corelli Variations which have become part of concert repertoire are often performed and recorded on discs. In contrast, Variations on a Theme of Chopin, after their performance by the author in Moscow in February 1903, have not appeared in pianists' programmes for almost 70 years...
V.Eresko, from the LP cover
Rachmaninoff: Moments Musicaux, Etudes-tableaux, Variations On A Theme Of Corelli - Xiayin Wang (2012)

Rachmaninoff: Moments Musicaux, Etudes-tableaux, Variations On A Theme Of Corelli - Xiayin Wang (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 184 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10724

With her winning combination of consummate technical brilliance, fine musicianship, and personal verve, the pianist Xiayin Wang captures the hearts of audiences wherever she appears. She is achiving high levels of recognision for her commanding performances as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist in such venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. This is Wang’s second disc for Chandos Records. Her previous disc, of piano works by Earl Wild, was an ‘International Piano Choice’ in International Piano.
Roman Simovic, LSO String Ensemble, Edward Elgar - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (2016)

Roman Simovic, LSO String Ensemble, Edward Elgar - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:53:54 | 128 MB
Label: LSO Live | Release Year: 2016

The LSO counts the finest orchestral players among its members and its principal players, originating from over 20 countries, are renowned soloists in their own right. Many of these players have developed new ensembles within the Orchestra to hone their incredible musicianship in different ways- from recent recordings of Reich by the LSO Percussion Ensemble to unique chamber performances of Stravinsky The Soldiers Tale, and Mozart Gran Partita. The LSO String Ensemble, directed by Orchestra Leader Roman Simovic and featuring virtuoso principals from each section, are a key example of this practice, showcasing the wealth of talent that the London Symphony Orchestra has to offer. Following two well-received releases, the LSO String Ensemble continues on LSO Live with three English masterpieces, two of which given their first performances by the Orchestra.
Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings [160 CDs] (Repost)

Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings [160 CDs]
EMI | 2008 | 160 CD | 170 RAR | 15.7 GB
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers & Booklets

To celebrate what would have been Herbert von Karajan's 100th birthday on April 5, 2008, EMI has gathered together all of the conductor's recordings for the label in two super-budget boxed sets. Volume 1 weighs in at an imposing 88 discs and focuses on orchestral repertoire (the second volume consists of vocal and operatic works).
Coull String Quartet - Elgar: String Quartet; Bridge: Idylls; Walton: String Quartet (2006)

Coull String Quartet - Elgar: String Quartet; Bridge: Idylls; Walton: String Quartet (2006)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55218

Hyperion has reissued on its midpriced Helios label this fine program of English works for string quartet, recorded in 1994. The composers, born approximately 20 years apart in the order given in the headnote, offer an insight into the evolutionary trends in British music before, throughout, and after the 20th century’s two Great Wars.

Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings [160 CDs]  Music

Posted by Bibixy at April 19, 2012
Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings [160 CDs]

Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings [160 CDs]
EMI | 2008 | 160 CD | 170 RAR | 15.7 GB
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers & Booklets

To celebrate what would have been Herbert von Karajan's 100th birthday on April 5, 2008, EMI has gathered together all of the conductor's recordings for the label in two super-budget boxed sets. Volume 1 weighs in at an imposing 88 discs and focuses on orchestral repertoire (the second volume consists of vocal and operatic works).
Benjamin Britten - Phaedra - A Charm of Lullabies - Lachrymae - 2 Portraits - Sinfonietta

Benjamin Britten - Phaedra - A Charm of Lullabies - Lachrymae - 2 Portraits - Sinfonietta
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 330 Mb
Label: Chandos - Date: 2011

Variations on a Theme: Quilts With Easy Options (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Dec. 16, 2015
Variations on a Theme: Quilts With Easy Options (Repost)

Terry Martin, "Variations on a Theme: Quilts With Easy Options"
2006 | ISBN: 1564776719 | English | 80 pages | PDF | 10,10 MB