Ozawa

Poulenc - Gloria, Stabat Mater (Ozawa, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Battle) [1989]

Poulenc - Gloria, Stabat Mater (Ozawa, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Battle) [1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 224 MB
Classical | Label: DG | Catalog Number: 427 3042 7 | TT: 51’56

This is the simply a slpendid recording- well paced, energetic and in excellent sound. I have a suspicion that many people drawn to these works pay undo emphasis on the choir [or they are choir singers] and understandably get frustrating when the choir is not front and center in the musical proceedings. But what Poulenc wrote here does not emphasize the choir [he was a master instrumentalist after all!] so the orchestra should be more prominent at times. Ragardless, this is a great performance!
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Ballet In Four Acts, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453 055-2 | Time: 02:30:04

Swan Lake was the first of Tchaikovsky's three great ballets– works which added a new level of depth and sophistication to what had been a purely superficial art form. Today the music is so well-known and popular that it's impossible to comprehend the difficulties the composer experienced at early performances. Audiences found the music "too symphonic," and the dancers were put off by the prominence given to the orchestra which, they felt, distracted ballet fans from the action on stage. Of course, all of these supposed "defects" are precisely what we admire about the music today, and this elegant but exciting performance reveals the music in all of its glory.
Mstislav Rostropovitch, Seiji Ozawa - Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme (1987)

Mstislav Rostropovitch, Seiji Ozawa - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 193 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 137 MB | Covers Included | 56:31
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog: 45252

The late Mstislav Rostropovich and Seiji Ozawa deliver probably the greatest digital recording of the Dvorak concerto. For those familiar with the analog Karajan/Rostropovich recording, this digital recording finds the soloist creating a similar impression married with a more supportive Ozawa and the Boston Symphony. Karajan's creamy string sound and often overly-dramatic stylization is replaced here by Ozawa's stricter approach; his handling of the orchestra is masterful in this taught, precise reading. The legendary Boston Symphony responds resplendently and, although they may not highlight the rustic Czech idiom of this music, they certainly bring much charm, warmth, and expected musicality to the accompaniment. But enough about the orchestra - on to Rostropovich.

Li, Ozawa - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2; Ravel (2007)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at June 25, 2015
Li, Ozawa - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2; Ravel (2007)

Li, Ozawa - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2; Ravel (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 214 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 130 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001017502

Yundi Li goes from strength to strength. Deeply thoughtful and formidably virtuosic, he makes light work of Prokofiev’s nightmarish technical demands. This is a really superb disc. As for Seiji Ozawa, he comes in for some bad press these days but here he is a quite wonderful accompanist, coaxing haunting, unforgettable sounds from the Berlin Phil.
Seiji Ozawa - The Art of Seiji Ozawa (2013) [16CD Set] {Deutsche Grammophon}

Seiji Ozawa - The Art of Seiji Ozawa (2013) [16CD Set] {Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 4.26 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 2.34 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 446 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Deutsche Grammophon / Universal | DG 4807020
Classical / Concerto / Symphony

A rewarding release… As to the Mandarin, first impressions suggest a gloved fist on Ozawa's part and a general softening of attack since [his earlier DG recording from] 1975… Ozawa is strong on sensuality - those all-pervading glissandos, the seduction games and the languidly teasing sequences that lead to the chase… As to the Concerto for Orchestra…the Bostonians' Bartókian pedigree - it was, after all, Koussevitzky who commissioned the work — guarantees a certain élan and refinement… Ozawa is best where the going gets frantic (his finale is terrific, especially at the outset, and he plays Bartok's more concise original ending)… Ozawa's virtues are intelligence, alertness and a fine ear for detail… (Gramophone [8/1995] reviewing the Bartók recordings, originally released as Philips 442783)
Rudolf Serkin/ Seiji Ozawa - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Op.58 (1982) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Rudolf Serkin/ Seiji Ozawa - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Op.58
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | no cue | no log | Covers | RS, MU | 537 MB 3% recovery
1982 | Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc | DG-10064 | Japanese pressing

… boldly carved, formidable in articulation, bright in tone, inspired in sensibility… [Serkin's] profundity makes him a paragon among pianists of the mid-20th century.
(The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians)

Rope2 - Madoka Ozawa (1997)  Graphics

Posted by Mitsu at July 7, 2009
Rope2 - Madoka Ozawa (1997)

Rope2 - Madoka Ozawa (1997)
119 JPG | 728 x 1000, … | 8.72 MB

Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame (Seiji Ozawa) (2009/1992)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 24, 2016
Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame (Seiji Ozawa) (2009/1992)

Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame (Seiji Ozawa) (2009/1992)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 145 min
Classical | Sony | Sub.: No

Das war ein Abend, wie Opernfreunde ihn lieben: Tschaikowskis »Pique Dame«, ein Werk des Repertoires und doch selten gespielt, ein Ensemble nicht nur berühmter Namen, sondern großer Singschauspieler, dazu ein Dirigent der Sonderklasse – eine Aufführung, wie sie auch an einem Haus wie der Wiener Staatsoper nicht zum »Alltag« gehört. Der Erfolg der Aufführung, der Jubel waren gleichsam vorprogrammiert. Zumal die Wiener Staatsoper ihrem Publikum noch eine ganz besondere Attraktion anzubieten hatte: Im Mittelpunkt des Abends und schier endloser Ovationen stand eine der großen Heroinen der Opernbühne, Martha Mödl, die hier in den Fünfziger- und Sechzigerjahren des Jahrhunderts als Leonore in Beethovens »Fidelio«, als Isolde und Brünnhilde, aber auch in so manchen Partien des dramatischen Mezzofachs Triumphe gefeiert hatte.

Seiji Ozawa - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.4-6 (2015)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at July 7, 2016
Seiji Ozawa - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.4-6 (2015)

Seiji Ozawa - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.4-6 (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:14:09 | 308 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Passionate No. 4, which was the anguish and sorrow of life to the theme, No. 5, which appears at the beginning, "the fate of the subject matter" is reproduced in various forms over the entire movement, grief and desperate provided in the works of portray Phillips recorded the emotion in to intense "Pathetique". Seiji Ozawa has recorded the performance of incandescent, which distributes the two orchestra, is the late Symphonies of Tchaikovsky.
Liszt, F.: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2; “Totentanz”; etc. – Zimerman, Boston SO; Ozawa [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2; Totentanz; Piano Sonata in B minor; etc –
Krystian Zimerman, piano; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Classical | 2 CDs | EAC Rip | 434 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: DGG | Recorded: 1987, 1990 | Published: 2011| Catalog number: 0289 477 9697 8 2

This is playing in the grand manner… Ozawa and the orchestra are behind the soloist in all this and the deciso element is fully realized. But don't let me imply a lack of finesse; not only do lyrical sections sing with subtlety, the big passages also are shapely… In the gorgeously grisly Totentanz, both music and playing should make your hair stand on end. - C.H.; Gramophone