Claude Monteux

César Franck: Symphony / Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka - CSO, BSO, Monteux (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

César Franck: Symphony / Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Monteux
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,00 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,28 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-67897-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, recorded 1959/1961
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…An amazing SACD. As interpretations, both of these are in a class of their own, the Franck having strong claims of being the best ever performance of this greatest French late romantic orchestral work. Almost certainly they will never be equalled let alone bettered on SACD." ~SA-CD.net
César Franck: Symphony / Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka - CSO, BSO, Monteux (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

César Franck: Symphony / Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Monteux
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,00 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,28 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-67897-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, recorded 1959/1961
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…An amazing SACD. As interpretations, both of these are in a class of their own, the Franck having strong claims of being the best ever performance of this greatest French late romantic orchestral work. Almost certainly they will never be equalled let alone bettered on SACD." ~SA-CD.net
Claude Debussy - Le Martyre De Saint Sébastien - Boulez,BRSO (1960)

Claude Debussy - Le Martyre De Saint Sébastien - Boulez,BRSO (1960)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 307 Mb
Label: col legno - Date: 2000

Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, L 124 is a musical work by the French composer Claude Debussy. Written in 1911, the work—a five-act musical mystery play on the subject of Saint Sebastian – was produced in collaboration with Gabriele d'Annunzio (at that time living in France to escape his creditors) and designed as a vehicle for Ida Rubinstein. Debussy's contribution was a large-scale score of incidental music for orchestra and chorus, with solo vocal parts (for a soprano and two altos). Some of the material was orchestrated by André Caplet…
Monteux/BSO - Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique) (1958) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Monteux/BSO - Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique) (1958) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, FS | 865 MB 3% recovery
1958 | Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Living Stereo "Shaded dog" label | LSC-1901 | Classic Records reissue, US pressing
Listed in TAS issue #75

The recording is first rate. The strings sound luscious and, when called upon, translucent. The bass is ample (good bass drum impact), with double basses clear enough that their many rapid scales keep up with those in the winds and upper strings. This feat is heard rarely on many LPs. LSC 1901 is worth owning for the pure pleasure the brilliant string ensemble provides and for Monteux’s deeply moving interpretation.
( Anthony Kershaw - Audiophilia Classics )
Pierre Monteux/LSO - Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43 (1959) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Pierre Monteux/LSO - Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, RS | 841 MB 3% recovery
1959 | Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal Shaded Dog | LSC-2342 | US pressing, reissue by Classic Records
Listed in TAS (The Absolute Sound) issue #98

Monteux draws a brisk and clean performance from the orchestra. The rich and melodic symphony is presented with vitality. Sound is a plus factor, and an interesting portrait of the composer lends excellent display values. There are other versions, but this can compete strongly
(The Billboard, Sept. 14, 1959)
Monteux/BSO - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 (1960) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Monteux/BSO - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Covers | RS, MU | 772 MB incl. 3% recovery
1960 | Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | LSC-2369 | US pressing
Red Seal, shaded dog label. Original pressing 4S/5S
This album was listed in TAS (The Absolute Sound) issue #32

In the Boston Symphony series of stereophonic recordings, we find this kind of orchestral arrangement, and Monteux's architectural vision in all of these performances produces a sound-world that can be breathtaking. Listen to the sweep of the last movement of the Tchaikovsky Fifth with its wonderful balance of strings, winds, and brass, the full grandeur of the piece without any sense of heaviness, and the sheer élan of the coda that leaves the listener exalted, not exhausted. Or turn to the dichotomy of brooding and extrovert energy in the opening movement of the Fourth Symphony. While we can hear superb performances of these works by conductors like Mravinsky, the Monteux Tchaikovsky symphonies are true classics, that combine wise, beautiful, powerful performances with remarkably fine sound.
( Thomas Simone )

Monteux conducts Dvorák & Elgar  Music

Posted by Pasticciaccio at Feb. 14, 2010
Monteux conducts Dvorák & Elgar

Pierre Monteux conducts Dvorák (7th symphony) & Elgar (Enigma variations)
Orchestral music | Classical | 1CD | dbpoweramp | FLAC tracks, no cue, no log, cover | 338 Mb | RS
Japanese Decca UCCD-3375 (© 2005)
Leopold Stokowski [EMI Classic Archive] Beethoven · Schubert · Debussy [Bonus: Monteux] [Re-Up & New rip]

Leopold Stokowski [EMI Classic Archive] Beethoven · Schubert · Debussy [Bonus: Monteux]
Audio: Mono | DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 ratio | B&W | Region Code 0 | Subs: Eng/Fr/De/Sp | 93:57 mins | 3.9 GB
EMI DVA #4928439 | Released: 2004 | Filmed in London 1969 & 1972 | Scans | WinRar 5% Rec.

Harold C. Schonberg wrote in the New York Times upon his demise: "Musicians can and will argue about Stokowski's artistry, but no one will dispute the fact that he was one of the greatest conductors of all time. He got things from an orchestra that nobody else could equal, and when he got that amazing mixture of colours, that virtuoso projection, even those who objected to what he was doing were bowled over by how he did it."
Pierre Monteux in France · The 1952-58 Concerts With The Orchestre National de France [8 CDs] [RE-UP]

Pierre Monteux in France - The 1952-58 Concert Performances With the ONF [8 CDs]
EAC rip | Flac, IMG+CUE, Log | 2.11 GB | Full Booklet Scans | WinRar 5% Rec.
Label: Music & Arts CD-1182 | 8 CD set | Released 2006 | Live Recordings 1952-58

From the notes: 'In his later years Monteux came to resent being labeled "a French conductor" and being asked to program mostly French music. (His favorite composer was Brahms, followed by Wagner.) As he told Ross Parmenter of The New York Times, "… Debussy didn't exist when I was educated. Neither did Ravel. I was brought up on Haydn, Mozart, and a little Brahms. I have learned the French since. But I am not a French conductor. I'm just a conductor". Yet his rapport with Debussy was very great. He said that Debussy had little patience for those who performed his music in an overly delicate and perfumed manner Debussy rehected the term "impressionism" as applied to his music, and said, according to Monteux, "When I write forte, I mean forte". In the three Images and Jeux Monteux takes the composer at his word, and achieves great transparency of textures without undue delicacy…'

Claude Lévi-Strauss, "Mythologiques", vol. I, II, III, IV (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Feb. 26, 2017
Claude Lévi-Strauss, "Mythologiques", vol. I, II, III, IV (repost)

Claude Lévi-Strauss, "Mythologiques", vol. I, II, III, IV
Plon | 1964/1966/1968 | ISBN: N/A | French | EPUB | 1744 pages | 12 MB

La science des mythes tel eût pu être le titre de ce livre, si l'auteur n'avait été ramené à des prétentions plus modestes par le sentiment que, sur la voie qu'il a essayé d'ouvrir, tout ou presque tout reste à faire avant qu'on ait le droit de parier de science véritable. …