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London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle - Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri (2015) [TR24][OF]

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle - Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 87:50 min | 1.62 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2015

In his debut recording on LSO Live, Sir Simon Rattle conducts a stunning performance of Schumanns rarely recorded Das Paradies und die Peri featuring a superb line-up of soloists. Rattle is well-known for being a champion of this rarely-heard work, and yet this is the first audio recording he has made of it. Here it is brought to life by the LSO under his baton, and the starry line-up makes the best possible case for Schumanns great oratorio. Sir Simon Rattle says of the piece, Its the great masterpiece youve never heard, and there arent many of those now.
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.
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle - Haydn: Symphonies 88-92, Sinfonia Concertante (2007/2014) [24/44]

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle - Haydn: Symphonies 88-92, Sinfonia Concertante (2007/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 145:13 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This live recording of a group of Haydn's late masterworks lies at the intersection of several tales of trouble – that of Simon Rattle's conductorship of the venerable Berlin Philharmonic, that of the EMI label's flagging fortunes and those of the classical recording industry in general, and that of the attempts of the massive symphony orchestras rooted in the nineteenth century to remain relevant in music written by composers who for the most part had no inkling of their existence. The results are, well, troubled. Rattle tries to borrow a page from the authentic-performance book, using a small group of strings with little vibrato and striving for transparent textures that reveal Haydn's wind and horn parts.
Berlin Philharmonic & Sir Simon Rattle - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 39, 40 & 41 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Berlin Philharmonic & Sir Simon Rattle - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 39, 40 & 41 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 88:51 minutes | 901 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker take on a myth with their complete performance of the last three symphonies by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The full diversity of Mozart’s symphonic style was on display when the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle presented the last three of these works at the 2013 season opening concert. It was also a perfect example of the orchestra’s Mozart style which during the Rattle era has seen an increased exploration of historical performance practice. The performances reveal a blend of transparency, orchestral warmth – and the inspiration of the conductor, about whom one critic wrote, “Simon Rattle deeply taps the potential of Mozart’s symphonies. […] He is not just a great musician, but a sentient artist through and through.”
Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle - Mahler: Symphony No.2 (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle - Mahler: Symphony No.2 (2010)
FLAC tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | Digital Booklet | 725MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Warner Classics

Gustav Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ with Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Rundfunkchor Berlin and star soloists Kate Royal and Magdalena Kožená was recorded in concert at Berlin’s Philharmonie in late October 2010. The Symphony, scored for orchestra, soloists and chorus, tackles the great mysteries of life and death and was already among the most successful and popular of Mahler’s symphonies during his lifetime. Not only was the work premiered by the Berliner Philharmoniker (in 1895) but it is an important work in Simon Rattle’s musical trajectory. The partnership of Sir Simon and the BPO in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 portends a ground-breaking new recording.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle - Messiaen: Éclairs sur l’au-del... (2004) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle - Messiaen: Éclairs sur l’au-del… (2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 60:14 minutes | 542 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Éclairs sur l'au-dela (Illuminations of the Beyond) was Messiaen's last work. It shares with his other large-scale orchestral pieces a sense of otherworldly grandeur, obsessively repeated rhythmic and melodic patterns, birdcalls, and a riot of orchestral color, among much else. Its eleven movements address different aspects of the title and, like virtually everything Messiaen wrote, could not be mistaken for any other composer.
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.
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.