Suk Asrael Symphony

Royal Liverpool PO, Libor Pesek - Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27 (1991)

Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27 (1991)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pešek, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 7 91221-2 | Time: 01:02:09

Dvorak's pupil and son-in-law Josef Suk was a fine violinist and a modest, highly capable composer known chiefly for a charming but unadventurous Serenade for Strings composed in his teens. But Dvorak's death in 1904 inspired him to the greatest creative effort of his life – an intensely emotional, richly elaborated memorial symphony, lasting an hour and named "Asrael" for the Islamic angel of death. The emotional content of the work became intensified during its composition when Suk's wife (Dvorak's daughter), Otylka, died when she was only 27, and "Asrael" became an elegy for father and daughter. The full power of this work is felt in this recording (Virgin 7-91221-2) by Libor Pesek and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Josef Suk - BBC Symphony Orchestra - Jiri Belohlavek - A Summer's Tale / Prague (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & Hi-Res FLAC}

Josef Suk - A Summer's Tale / Prague
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Jiri Belohlavek
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,83 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,23 GB | Full Artwork: 106 MB
Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHSA 5109 | Country/Year: UK 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…This new Belohlavek version gives us the best of both worlds by combining nobility of utterance and a passionate advocacy of this stirring music in glorious 5.0 multi-channel sound.
The committed playing of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in both works exemplifies their respect both for Belohlavek as arguably the finest interpreter of Czech music alive today and their enthusiasm for the composer's regrettably still neglected output. This SACD is a mandatory purchase for lovers of Suk's opulent scores and audiophiles alike." ~sa-cd.net
Josef Suk - BBC Symphony Orchestra - Jiri Belohlavek - A Summer's Tale / Prague (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Josef Suk - A Summer's Tale / Prague
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Jiri Belohlavek
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 325 MB | Full Artwork: 111 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHSA 5109 | Country/Year: UK 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…The committed playing of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in both works exemplifies their respect both for Belohlavek as arguably the finest interpreter of Czech music alive today and their enthusiasm for the composer's regrettably still neglected output. This SACD is a mandatory purchase for lovers of Suk's opulent scores and audiophiles alike." ~sa-cd.net
Czech PO, Sir Charles Mackerras - Josef Suk: Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999)

Josef Suk - Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 466 443-2 | Time: 01:05:33

The steady increase in recordings of his music has now established Suk as one of the great musical poets of the early 20th century. Too much is made of his affinities with his teacher and father-in-law, Dvorák; for his own part, Dvorák never imposed his personality on his pupils and Suk's mature music owes him little more than a respect for craft and an extraordinarily well developed ear for orchestral colour. His affinities in the five-movement A Summer's Tale, completed in 1909 – a magnificent successor to his profound Asrael Symphony – reflect Debussy and parallel the music of his friend Sibelius and Holst, but underpinning the musical language is a profound originality energising both form and timbre.
Mackerras's recording joins a select band: Šejna's vintage performance on Supraphon and Pešek's inspired rendition with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; his is an equal to them both and the Czech Philharmonic's playing is both aspiring and inspiring.
Dvorak: Symphony No 7, Otello Overture, Wood Dove - Flor, Malaysian Philharmonic (2012)

Dvorak: Symphony No 7, Otello Overture, Wood Dove - Flor, Malaysian Philharmonic (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 294 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog Number: 1896

Claus Peter Flor and the Malasian Philharmonic Orchestra follow their acclaimed recordings of Smetana's Má Vlast and Suk's 'Asrael' with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7.
Robert Olson, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2002)

Robert Olson, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:59 | 397 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.554811

The musical reconstructions industry keeps gathering pace, but few works have attracted as much attention as Mahler's 10th Symphony. Joe Wheeler (who died in 1977) was a brass-playing British civil servant with a passion for Mahler. This completion (itself in an edition by the conductor here, Robert Olson) uses the leaner orchestration of the composer's later years. But does it sound Mahlerian? Certainly more so than Remo Mazzetti's 1997 version, but neither caps Deryck Cooke's acute sense of authentic detail and color in his legendary edition.

Clearlight - Infinite Symphony (2003) [Digipak]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Dec. 2, 2016
Clearlight - Infinite Symphony (2003) [Digipak]

Clearlight - Infinite Symphony (2003) [Digipak]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 432 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 172 Mb | Scans | 64 Mb | Time: 01:06:51
Clearlight Music | C8M-008
Symphonic Progressive Rock, Fusion

Cyrille Verdeaux and Clearlight re-visit and expand upon 'Clearlight Symphony'. Totally new recording featuring a wide range of instrumentation. The playing of Didier (the only Gong member who has made it onto this release from the trio of Gongsters on the original) distinctively glows as always.

Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 28, 2016
Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)

Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 299 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 MB | 00:45:24
Celtic, Vocal, Easy Listening, Christmas | Label: Legacy Recordings | Release Year: 2014

Released to coincide with the international singing group's 20-city North American tour of the same name (it's also their first ever full-on symphony orchestra tour), 2014's Holiday Symphony finds Celtic Thunder rumbling through a set of Yuletide selections that are delivered with group's usual mix of elegance and orchestral bombast. The 18-track set features an engaging mix of holiday standards like "Away in a Manger," "Carol of the Bells," and "O Come All Ye Faithful," and more eclectic offerings like a cover of the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" and a lovely rendition of the sacred polyphonic 16th century Latin Christmas carol "Gaudete."

VA - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: A Symphonic Christmas (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 27, 2016
VA - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: A Symphonic Christmas (2016)

VA - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: A Symphonic Christmas (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:55 | 178 Mb
Genre: Classical Music, Instrumental, Easy Listening / Label: ABC Music

Take the majesty of a symphony orchestra, add a 100-voice choir, stir in your favourite festive tunes and sprinkle over a large pinch of musical magic. The result? The very finest kind of Symphonic Christmas. Recorded live at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, and featuring conductor, arranger and pianist Bramwell Tovey, this is a truly delightful album that captures the Christmas spirit with an incredible range of music – from a tear-jerking and intimate I’ll Be Home for Christmas (with violin and piano), to the rousing chorus in God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen – with an expected twist!
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995) (Repost)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:24 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 9359

The late Alfred Schnittke has, after his death, been accused of writing too much music of variable quality. This debate is still raging although suffice to say that the Eighth Symphony truly is one of his greatest works and indeed, one of the great symphonic works of the latter twentieth century. The charge of oppressive asceticism laid against the Sixth and Seventh symphonies can hardly be held up to this expansive and frankly emotional work. It is as if Schnittke relaxed the skeletal sounds of his previous essays in the genre and, while not quite returning to the dazzling orchestral pyrotechnics of the Fifth Symphony (Concerto Grosso no. 4), creating a work of great sincerity and beauty. The first movement is an obsessive repetition of a wide-ranging (in pitch, not rhythm) melody, seemingly effortlessly varied to touch on all sections of the orchestra.