Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle - Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (2015) [DD 24bit/192kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle - Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 6.49GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Berlin Phil Media

For Simon Rattle, Jean Sibelius is “one of the most staggeringly original composers that there is”. And indeed, this music has a unique musical language whose many beauties are particularly succinctly conveyed in Sibelius’s seven symphonies. There is sonorous warmth as much as there is austere Nordic folklore. Moreover, there is a conceptual boldness that takes the listener on exciting musical journeys of discovery. In 2015, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth, Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker presented the cycle live, which was met with unanimous delight by audiences and critics alike. “The Philharmoniker show that with them and Simon Rattle, Sibelius is in excellent hands,” wrote the Berliner Zeitung, “because the orchestra has that astringency and sheer power which is so important for this kind of music.”
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonien 1-9 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonien 1-9 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 343:33 minutes | 11,7 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recordings of all the Beethoven symphonies with their chief conductor are always a milestone in the artistic work of the Berliner Philharmoniker. So it was with Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado, and expectations are correspondingly high for this cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Where does the special status of these symphonies come from? Simon Rattle has an explanation: “One of the things Beethoven does is to give you a mirror into yourself – where you are now as a musician.” In fact, this music contains such a wealth of extreme emotions and brilliant compositional ideas that reveal the qualities of the orchestra and its conductor as if under a magnifying glass.
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Robert Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 124:46 minutes | 2,26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For Simon Rattle, Robert Schumann is "the echt Romantic". And in fact, the exuberance of the period, its passion and its melancholy can be heard with unique intensity in Schumann's music to this day. For the Berliner Philharmoniker, Schumann's symphonies have always been part of their core repertoire. The 1953 Wilhelm Furtwängler recording in particular has attained cult status. And so it only stands to reason that the Berliner Philharmoniker should launch their Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings label with a cycle of the four Schumann symphonies.
Sir Simon Rattle, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2015) [24-bit/48 kHz]

Sir Simon Rattle, Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 142:44 minutes | 1,45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Everything the conductor Sir Simon Rattle touches "turns to gold". Everything except for the music dramas of Richard Wagner, that is! It has often been asserted, albeit without good reason, that Rattle and Wagner do not go together. This has now been conclusively disproved by the third collaboration between Rattle and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, together with a team of the very best Wagner singers. This concert performance of "Das Rheingold", the first opera in Wagner's mighty tetralogy "The Ring of the Nibelung", was performed in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz on April 24 and 25, 2015, and has now been brought out by BR KLASSIK on two CDs just a few months after the live event.
David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (2015) [24-bit/96kHz] Stereo & Multichannel / RE-UP

David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (2015)
1. FLAC Stereo (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:22 minutes | 1,09 GB
2. FLAC 5.1 MCH (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:23 minutes | 2,8 GB
1. Studio Master, Official Digital Download / 2. BDRip - MCH | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Rattle That Lock" is the new solo album by David Gilmour, the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd. This is David's fourth solo album, and the first since 2006's # 1 album "On An Island". The primary lyricist for "Rattle That Lock" is Gilmour's long-term writing partner, Polly Samson, and the album is co-produced by David Gilmour and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera.