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Yevgeny Sudbin, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vanska - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Osmo Vänskä conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2078 | Time: 01:03:19

On two previous discs, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä have released Beethoven’s three last piano concertos to critical acclaim. Distinctions include Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and the performances have been described as ‘electrifying’ (classicfm.com), ‘absolutely stunning’ (Fanfare) and ‘a Beethoven experience you will not want to miss’ (ClassicsToday.com). For the final disc in their cycle, Sudbin and Vänskä have travelled to Helsinki to team up with Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top Nordic ensembles, and well suited for these earlier and more classical of Beethoven’s concertos. Of the two, the one we now know as the Second was actually begun several years before Concerto No. 1, and indeed even before Beethoven left Bonn for Vienna. During the following decade, Beethoven returned to the score repeatedly and made substantial revisions – including composing a new final movement – and ultimately the C major concerto reached publication first.
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3, 6 & 7 (2016)

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3, 6 & 7 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2006 | Time: 01:22:00

The Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä, music director since 2003 of the Minnesota Orchestra, long ago proved himself a formidable interpreter of Nordic music in general and Sibelius in particular. This symphonic cycle – two highly praised discs are already out – is now complete, with this album of the pliant, classical Symphony No 3, the little known and underrated No 6 and the mysterious, enthralling single-movement No 7. The playing is polished and detailed, now springy and buoyant, now occluded and chilling. Tempi are slightly broad but convincingly so. From the plunging energy of the opening of the Third Symphony to the bleak, raw ending of the Seventh, this is a gripping listen.

Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 23, 2013
Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)

Sibelius: Symphonies No 1 & 4 - Vanska, Minnesota (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 267 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1996

Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 are poles apart in their musical style and make a highly interesting pairing for this new release. Symphony No. 1 is rooted in the symphonic tradition and has a particular tunefulness reminiscent of Tchaikovsky, whereas Symphony No. 4 is highly original and introverted, often being seen as modern and ‘cubist’ by listeners in the 1890s.
Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 - Sudbin, Vanska, Minnesota Orchestra (2011)

Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 - Sudbin, Vanska, Minnesota Orchestra (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1758

Expectations ran high in anticipation of this release, and they have not been disappointed. BIS just completed a partially successful Beethoven piano concerto series in which an often inspired Ronald Brautigam was shackled to an expressively challenged and period-pedantic Andrew Parrott. Here, both conductor and soloist are consistently operating on the same exciting wavelength.
Sudbin, Vanska - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3; Mozart: Piano Concerto No 24 (2014)

Sudbin, Vanska - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3; Mozart: Piano Concerto No 24 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1978

In 2010 Yevgeny Sudbin released the first instalment in a cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos. Featuring the Fourth and the Fifth concerto the disc received top marks on web sites such as ClassicsToday.com and klassik-heute.de and was selected CD of the Week in Daily Telegraph and Editor's Choice in Gramophone, whose reviewer wrote 'The mother-of-pearl sheen of [Sudbin's] pianism is backed by a special underlying sensitivity…Delectably light-fingered brilliance and virtuosity shines a new light on some of the most familiar scores in the repertoire…'
Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite, Wood Nymph (2014)

Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite, Wood Nymph (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 257 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1745

The source of the Lemminkäinen Suite is the Finnish national epic Kalevala, and its four movements – of which ‘The Swan of Tuonela’ is often performed separately - tell of the adventures of the young hero Lamminkäinen. In comparison, The Wood-Nymph only had its first complete performance in 1996. This was given by the performers on this disc, a team which has become synonymous with top-flight idiomatic Sibelius performances.
Kalevi Aho - Symphony No. 9, Cello Concerto (Hoffman, Lindberg, Lahti Symphony, Vanska)

Kalevi Aho - Symphony No. 9, Cello Concerto (Hoffman, Lindberg, Lahti Symphony, Vanska)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 340 Mb
Label:BIS - Date:1995

Kalevi Aho (born 1949) belongs the currently reigning generation of Finnish composers who came of age in the early 1970s in a cultural atmosphere that repudiated certain hitherto dominant musical tendencies, the chief of them being that serialism alone conferred esthetic legitimacy on a composition. Aho studied with Einojuhani Rautavaara, who encouraged his student's adventurousness. His Symphony No. 1 (1969) shows an affinity ……
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Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite, Wood Nymph (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/44.1kHz]

Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite, Wood Nymph (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/44.1kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 621 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

The source of the Lemminkäinen Suite is the Finnish national epic Kalevala, and its four movements – of which ‘The Swan of Tuonela’ is often performed separately - tell of the adventures of the young hero Lamminkäinen. In comparison, The Wood-Nymph only had its first complete performance in 1996. This was given by the performers on this disc, a team which has become synonymous with top-flight idiomatic Sibelius performances.
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska - Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 4 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24-96] RE-UP

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:06 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
- Grammy winner 2014: Best Orchestral Performance -

The seven Sibelius symphonies span a quarter of a century in all (1899–1924) and encompass a complete world. Were one to choose two that reveal the furthermost poles of his symphonic art, they would be the two recorded here, the First and Fourth; the one an essay in the received tradi tion, the other a work so original and inward-looking as to open up an entirely new world, and inconceivable from the vantage point of the 1890s.
Aho: Symphony No 15, Minea, Double Bass Concerto - Vanska, Lahti Symphony (2014)

Aho: Symphony No 15, Minea, Double Bass Concerto - Vanska, Lahti Symphony (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 291 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1866

'My apotheosis of the dance' is how Kalevi Aho describes his Symphony No.15. With two dance movements and rhythm a central element, the score calls for numerous percussion instruments, including non-Western ones such as bongos, darbuka, djembe and the riqq, an Arabian tambourine. The composer's interest in non-Western music and instruments has been evident in several recent works, such as his Symphony No. 14 (recorded on BIS-1686) and Oboe Concerto (BIS-1876). It also played an important part during the creation of Minea, composed as a concert opener for the Minnesota Orchestra on the initiative of Osmo Vänskä, who also conducts the work here.