Van Beethoven Symphonie 9

NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand - Beethoven: Symphonie Nr.4, Mozart: Posthornserende K.320 (2001)

NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand - Beethoven: Symphonie Nr.4, Mozart: Posthornserende K.320 (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 75:01 | 327 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 74321 89717 2

In 2001, when Gunter Wand was an astonishing 89, he led this live concert from Hamburg with his home orchestra, the North German Radio. Wand was a benign (so far as I know) conservative like Josef Krips, happy if his wrld was circumscribed by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Bruckner, who remained the taples of his repertoire.
A lifelong devotion to Mozart shows through in this genial, quick-moving, sunny reading of the "posthorn" Serenade. The posthorn soloist is fine, the first oboe a bit less so, but everyone's in high spirits. There's not a hint of dullness anywhere, making Wand's one of the best versions outside the period-performance litany. Smiles all around.

Ludwig van Beethoven - Best Beethoven 100 (2007)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 19, 2016
Ludwig van Beethoven - Best Beethoven 100 (2007)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Best Beethoven 100 (2007)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 07:38:46 | 1.02 GB
Label: Warner Classics

The trouble with anthology recordings of this kind is that at root, just as with any other kind of music, a great classical performance depends less on a set of abstract qualities of excellence than on a creative response to a given set of circumstances. That said, this six-disc outing does better than most with the particularly difficult problem of offering a reasonable sample of Beethoven's music.
Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015) 2 CDs

Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 509 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live | # WHL0073/2 | Time: 01:53:30

At the heart of Beethoven’s life’s statement as a composer lies the cycle of sixteen string quartets, which, to this day, has retained a special status and reverence. Since 2012, the Elias String Quartet has been immersed in its Beethoven Project, performing all Beethoven’s string quartets at venues throughout the UK. In this live recording, the ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works. With an ever-expanding recording catalogue that has been met with widespread critical acclaim, the quartet is delighted to release this disc, the first volume of its complete Beethoven cycle to be recorded live at Wigmore Hall over the coming Seasons.
Rudolf Kempe, Munchner Philharmoniker - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)
Münchner Philharmoniker, conducted by Rudolf Kempe

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 50999 6 02303 2 4 | Time: 01:13:47

Major documents from Rudolf Kempe's later years at the head of the Munich Philharmonic. Beethoven's Fifth, that masterpiece of emotional tension, and his Sixth, all vivid depiction of nature, are both readings of maturity and perfection.
Alban Berg Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Nos.14 & 15 (1997)

Alban Berg Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Nos.14 & 15 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:19:11 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics
Wilhelm Furtwängler - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Symphony No. 9 "Choral" (Bayreuth Festpiele Orchester und Chor) (1989)

Wilhelm Furtwängler - Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 "Choral" (Bayreuth Festpiele Orchester und Chor) (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:14:40 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Records
Ludwig van Beethoven - "Egmont"; Wellington's Victory; Military Marches (Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker) (1987)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker -
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Egmont"; Wellington's Victory; Military Marches (1987)

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:11:32 | 360 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Stephan Genz, Roger Vignoles - Ludwig van Beethoven: Songs (1999)

Stephan Genz, Roger Vignoles - Ludwig van Beethoven: Songs (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67055 | Time: 01:09:10

The East German-born Stephan Genz, still in his mid-twenties, brings an engaging voice and glowing dramatic sense to this desirable Beethoven collection. Some of the ballad-like songs undoubtedly suit his rich, warm, darkish timbres especially well (‘Klage’ – ‘Lament’, or the mournful ‘Vom Tode’); yet he relishes, too, the lively patter of ‘Neue Liebe, neues Leben’, which, with Vignoles’s lively accompaniment, takes instant flight. The phrasing is nicely sustained, though Genz’s rather self-conscious, earnest delivery can be fractionally unsteady (chiefly in the descent to cadences, a slight overweighting of second syllables, the arching up towards higher notes, and scattered patches of chromatic detail). Goethe’s ‘Es war einmal ein König’ and Gellert’s ‘Busslied’ both hint at the wider emotional range to which this young singer can aspire. His contrast between the end of Goethe’s poignantly pleading ‘Wonne der Wehmut’ and the lightly alert ‘Sehnsucht’ could not be more charming.

Beethoven - 9 Symphonies (Abbado)  Music

Posted by First Amendment at Jan. 30, 2011
Beethoven - 9 Symphonies (Abbado)

Ludwig van Beethoven - 9 Symphonies (Abbado)
EAC Rip | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Booklet & Covers | RAR 1.52GB
5 CD | Classical | 2004 | Deutsche Grammophon | Playing Time: 6h07'51"

"Conducting the Wiener Philarmoniker 's always been something absolutely unique, starting from my debut in Salisburgo after studying in Vienna. Wondeful string section, great musical tradition and deep understanding of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss' music are typical of this group. It's a true joy making music with them. I am always very grateful when I conduct the Wieners at Musikverein or Staatsoper. It's like coming home." (Claudio Abbado)
Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2016)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 115 | Time: 01:19:26

Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony is 50 minutes of tragedy, despair, terror, and violence and three minutes of triumph. Premiered in 1953, the best performance is still that conducted by Mravinsky. Yevgeny Mravinsky's June 3, 1955, performance with the Leningrad Philharmonic of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 is just as great. Mravinsky was the best Soviet conductor and his passionate precision and intense interpretations were as valid for Beethoven as they were for Shostakovich. His interpretations can be hard-driven and sharp-edged, but no one could object to the lucid strength and linear lyricism he brings to the work.