Mendelssohn Italian Symphony

BSO / Munch - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 "Italian" & Symphony No. 5 "Reformation" (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 "Italian" & Symphony No. 5 "Reformation"
Boston Symphony Orchestra / Charles Munch (conductor)
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,37 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,04 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-71616-2 | Country/Year: US 2006 (1957, 1958, 1960)
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

"…The sound has remarkable little tape hiss, and is typical of the Boston recordings from this source. The strings are warm and solid, the brass not as piercing and obviously virtuostic as at Chicago, the stereo spread rather wide but without a hole in the middle, the orchestra bathed in a lush but not overresonant acoustic." ~sa-cd.net
LSO & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn; Symphonies 1 & 4 'Italian' (2016) [TR24][OF]

LSO & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn; Symphonies 1 & 4 'Italian'
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 62:12 min | 1.78 GB | Front Cover
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Constantly in the vanguard of enlightened interpretation, Sir John Eliot Gardiner stands as a leader in today’s musical life. His award-winning Mendelssohn cycle on LSO Live showcases his period performance expertise; the LSO muscians standing to play, highlighting their individual musicianship. As Gardiner notes: "It gives a different type of dynamism and energy… it means that the fiddles are freer in the way that they attack the extremely virtuosic lines and it gives a tremendous sense of occasion to the music making."
Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2016)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2016)
Freiburger Barockorchester, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902228 | Time: 01:07:34

Following his critically acclaimed recording of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.2, Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns with Symphonies Nos.3 and 4, this time leading the Freiburger Barockorchester. Both works have origins in the composer’s 1829- 1831 tour of Europe. Symphony No.3, sometimes called the “Scottish” symphony, was inspired by a visit to the ruined Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh in 1829. It was not completed until 1842, making it, chronologically, the last of his five symphonies. Symphony No.4, called the “Italian” symphony, was born of the color and atmosphere of Italy, and was completed in Berlin in 1833.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol.1 (2014)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol.1 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5132

‘Mendelssohn in Birmingham’ is an exciting new recording project with the CBSO and its Principal Guest Conductor, Edward Gardner. It celebrates Mendelssohn’s special relationship with the city’s Town Hall and will feature the complete symphonies recorded there. It was a venue much loved by Mendelssohn and saw him conduct many of his own works there, including premieres. ‘Mendelssohn in Birmingham’ also encompasses a major concert series at the Town Hall which will run alongside these recordings.
Felix Mendelssohn - London SO / Andre Previn - Symphony No.4 and Overtures (1977-79, CD reissue 1993)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op.90 "Italian" / Overtures
London Symphony Orchestra / André Previn
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 292 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # CDE 7 67775 2 | Country/Year: Europe 1993, 1977-79
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Karajan - Symphony Edition (Boxset) (2008)  Music

Posted by gitarnik at Nov. 2, 2010
Karajan - Symphony Edition (Boxset) (2008)

Karajan - Symphony Edition (Boxset) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks + cue + log) | No Scans | 38 CDs | 10.63 GB (RAR 3% Rec)
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001211702

Admirers of Karajan will probably own most or all of these symphony cycles from what was probably the pinnacle of the conductor's prolific career. However, if you are unfamiliar with Karajan's work, or well enough acquainted with it to desire further exploration, then this amazingly inexpensive anthology can be enthusiastically recommended. I purchased all of these sets when they came out in DG's previous mid-priced "Karajan Symphony Edition," and I can testify to their consistently oustanding quality, both as performances and as interpretations. As recordings, however, it must be admitted that the sound is of variable quality; sometimes admirably vivid and well balanced, but frequently tending toward harshness, even garishness–particularly in those which come from the early digital era (cf. Bruckner's symphonies 1-3). Too bad Universal didn't see fit to give this magnificent legacy a sonic facelift. Still, the performances are sufficiently worthy of your attention to warrant purchase regardless of these sonic limitations.
Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnanyi - Mendelssohn: The Complete Symphonies (2010) (Repost)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnanyi - Mendelssohn: The Complete Symphonies (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:16:55 | 1,15 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 478 2366

Although apart from Nos. 3 and 4 Mendelssohn’s Symphonies turn up surprisingly rarely in concert programmes there are now many complete recordings from which the collector can choose. For anyone with a special interest in the composer the chance to compare the approaches of, say, Karajan, Abbado, Sawallisch and Masur may well be irresistible, and when versions by other distinguished conductors who have recorded only individual Symphonies, including Toscanini, Norrington and Gardiner, are added the choices seem endless.
Orchestra of St. Luke's, Pablo Heras-Casado - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 'Winter Daydreams' Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)
Orchestra of St. Luke's; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902220 | Time: 01:08:20

Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied conducting career—encompassing the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically informed performance and cutting-edge contemporary scores. He has served as Principal Conductor of Orchestra of St. Luke’s since 2011, now extended to September 2017. OSL began as a chamber ensemble based at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village. Today, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble consists of 21 virtuoso artists who perform a diverse repertoire and make up OSL’s artistic core. harmonia mundi are proud to release OSL's debut album for the label featuring two of Tchaikovsky's earliest notable works, both of which are dramatic and vibrant: Symphony No. 1, 'Winter Dreams' and 'The Tempest', a sprawling and turbulent seascape.
LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3; Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3; Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:13 minutes | 1.62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

LSO Live presents the first in a series exploring the complete symphonies of Felix Mendelssohn under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Also featured on this release is the eminent Portuguese pianist, Maria João Pires, in the inaugural concerto recording on the label.
LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5 'Reformation'; Overtures (2015)

Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No.5 'Reformation'; Overtures (2015)
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0775 | Time: 00:47:09

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra join forces once again in the latest instalment of their exploration of Mendelssohn’s symphonies. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 5, commonly known as the ‘Reformation’ Symphony, was written in 1830 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Augsberg confession – a seminal event in the Protestant Reformation. Allusions to the symphony’s title and inspiration can be heard throughout the music itself; the Dresden Amen is cited by the strings in the first movement whilst the finale is based on Martin Luther’s well-known chorale Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (‘A Mighty Fortress is Our God’). Coupled with this are two of Mendelssohn’s overtures, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and Ruy Blas, both of which were inspired by literary works. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, based on two short poems by Goethe, depicts the journey of sailors at sea with a still adagio opening ultimately giving way to a triumphant homecoming. Completing the album, the overture Ruy Blas was commissioned by the Leipzig Theatre as an overture to Victor Hugo’s tragic drama of the same name.