Ligeti Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony (1996/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 22, 2017
Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony (1996/2016) [TR24][OF]

Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:58 min | 1.31 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1996/2016

Giuseppe Sinopoli projects Liszt’s “Mephistopheles” with such unrelenting urgency that he could as well be fighting the devil in person. True, the recorded balance keeps the strings fairly close at hand (the actual sound image is not dissimilar to EMI’s on their Masur/Leipzig Liszt series), but the playing itself has real drive and panache, frequently throwing caution to the winds in pursuit of maximum spontaneity (as regards tempo, Sinopoli beats Bernstein to the finishing post by no less than ten minutes).
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker (2017)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein & Wiener Philharmoniker
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:53:21 | 1.19 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 52 | Rls.date: 2017

This new budget series celebrates some of the greatest partnerships between conductors and orchestras.
Gustav Mahler - Leonard Bernstein - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (2005) (REPOST)

Gustav Mahler - Leonard Bernstein - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1669 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 956 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 00289 477 517

It is all too easy to take Gustav Mahler's symphonies and orchestral songs for granted in the 21st century's first decade. More than ever before, concert performances and recordings of these works abound, and at a level of proficiency that reveals the remarkable extent to which musicians worldwide have assimilated the composer's idiom. Given the music's primacy in today's central orchestral repertoire, we forget how the great Mahler advocates of the past had to champion his music in the face of adversity. "Who can bear those monstrous symphonies, those over-blown, out-of-date horrors," asked one leading music critic when the New York Philharmonic launched a Mahler Festival to celebrate the composer's 1960 centenary.
Boston SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)
Claire Bloom (narrator), Kelley Nassief (soprano);
São Paul Symphony Choir; Maryland State Boychoir; Washington Chorus;
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559742 | Time: 01:09:38

Three examples of Leonard Bernstein’s vocal art can be heard in this recording. His Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ shuns traditional symphonic ideas in favor of an eclectic theatrical and oratorio-like form with a prominent rôle for speaker. For this recording Marin Alsop has returned to the work’s original narrative text, heard before the 1977 revision. The Lark – heard in a concert version with added narration – derives from Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of L’Alouette on the life of Joan of Arc, and it was this music that Bernstein reworked into his Missa Brevis many years later. Marin Alsop is a Bernstein protégé, and has written fondly and extensively about studying with him. He mentored her when he was conductor of the New York Philharmonic and few conductors today understand his music better. This disc presents Bernstein the vocal composer performed inlargely original editions by one of his best contemporary interpreters. The speaker in Kaddish is the great actress Claire Bloom.
Christian Poltera, Joonas Ahonen, BIT20 Ensemble, Baldur Bronnimann - Gyorgy Ligeti: Concertos (2016)

György Ligeti: Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto; Chamber Concerto; Melodien (2016)
Christian Poltéra, cello; Joonas Ahonen, piano; BIT20 Ensemble; Baldur Brönnimann, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:11:31
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2209

The unifying idea of the concerto provides a way to get a handle on György Ligeti's experimental spirit, for a concerto here represents several fundamentally different things. The Cello Concerto of 1966, right at the height of Ligeti's exuberantly fearless adventures in 1960s Germany, might almost be called an anti-concerto, with the cello doing its best to hang on the edge of silence. Sample the very first movement, both for the precision of cellist Christian Poltéra's work at the low end of the dynamic spectrum and for the ideally clean engineering work by the BIS label, operating in a variety of Norwegian venues and mastering them, well, masterfully. The Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments and the Melodien are essentially concertos for orchestra, with distinctive roles for each of the instruments, while the five-movement Piano Concerto, completed in 1988, is a fine and technically demanding example of Ligeti's later pulse-based, polyrhythmic style. Throughout, Norway's BIT20 Ensemble, a group of flexible size, delivers superb Ligeti performances, with the requisite laser-like focus on individual details but not losing a certain liveliness and humor that underlie it all. A superior Ligeti album.
London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)

London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 80:13 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10876

The ensemble London Winds, praised by BBC Music for its 'technical accomplishment, expressive commitment and warmth of timbre', presents in this recording great twentieth-century works for winds. It features music by Hindemith, Nielsen, and Janáček, and, from the next generation, Barber and Ligeti. Although not equally prolific (Kleine Kammermusik is Hindemith's single contribution to that genre while winds are generally more prominence in Nielsen's music), all these composers brought the wind repertoire back to prominence, after a quiet period of more than a century. The music is full of playfulness and European folk colours.

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 7. Chamber Music [1998]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Feb. 23, 2017
Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 7. Chamber Music [1998]

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 7. Chamber Music [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 317 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog Number: 62309 | TT: 71’01

These chamber works bring Sony's adventurous, timely Ligeti series to a natural pinnacle. Long the challenger of stylistic stasis and customary demonstrations of excellence, Ligeti has outdone himself here (as he did with the fantastic Mechanical Music release). The Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982) challenges its players to stay in step with each other even while expanding virtuosity to the breaking point. Marie-Luise Neunecker plays such full horn parts that they roll flow over the tonal bounds, as does Saschko Gawriloff's violin and Pierre-Laurent Aimard's piano… –Andrew Bartlett..

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 3. Etudes; Musica Ricercata [1996]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Feb. 22, 2017
Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 3. Etudes; Musica Ricercata [1996]

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 3. Etudes; Musica Ricercata [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 266 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog Number: 62308 | TT: 74'02

These chamber works bring Sony's adventurous, timely Ligeti series to a natural pinnacle. Long the challenger of stylistic stasis and customary demonstrations of excellence, Ligeti has outdone himself here (as he did with the fantastic Mechanical Music release). The Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982) challenges its players to stay in step with each other even while expanding virtuosity to the breaking point. Marie-Luise Neunecker plays such full horn parts that they roll flow over the tonal bounds, as does Saschko Gawriloff's violin and Pierre-Laurent Aimard's piano… –Andrew Bartlett..
Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello (2017) [TR24][OF]

Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 64:19 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Natalie Clein, whose previous recording of the music of Ernest Bloch was described as ‘inspired’ by The Sunday Times, turns to his three suites for solo cello as part of a recital of works written in the aftermath of the Second World War. The sombre voice of the cello seems especially apposite in music of such deep seriousness, Ligeti’s short sonata providing an energetic and life-affirming finale.
English Bach Festival, Leonard Bernstein, Soloists - Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988

Igor Stravinsky - Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988
English Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Patricia Parker (Mezzo Soprano), John Mitchinson (Tenor), Paul Hudson (Bass), Anne Mory (Soprano)
Pianos: Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, Homero Francesch

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Ballet, Choral, Sacred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 423 251-2 | Time: 00:44:29

Les Noces is a screaming, shrieking, flat-out masterpiece. Leonard Bernstein himself has referred to it as Stravinsky's greatest work, and listening to this incendiary performance, it's awfully hard to disagree. Scored for voices, four pianos, and percussion, the work provided the inspiration for the entire career of Orff (of Carmina Burana fame), but it's so much better as sheer music than anything Orff wrote. And what a cast! The pianists for this performance include Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, and Homero Francesch, four certified virtuoso performers, while the singers of the English Bach Festival Chorus really cover themselves with glory in both works. A stunner.