Mahler Boulez

Jean-Claude Casadesus & Orchestre National - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Jean-Claude Casadesus & Orchestre National - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 85:19 minutes | 774 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Majestic and profoundly moving, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony (‘Resurrection’) constitutes one of the towering monuments of late-19th-century symphonic music and one of the composer’s most popular works. It was therefore logical that Jean-Claude Casadesus, a living legend of the conductor’s art, chose this work, which has accompanied him for many years, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his Orchestre National de Lille.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live) (2017)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 88:11 min | 320 MB
Label: RCO Live – RCO 17003 | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Orchestral, Choral

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Daniele Gatti join with the Netherlands Radio Choir and soloists Chen Reiss and Karen Cargill for a vibrant live recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection”. The history of the world-famous orchestra is interlinked with that of Mahler's own, and the Concertgebouw musicians certainly appear to have an affinity for this music, offering up a rousing and intense interpretation of this well-known symphony with sparkling vocal contributions from Reiss and Cargill.
Mahler - Symphonies Nos. 1-9, Adagio (Gielen) (2004) (13CD Box Set)

Mahler - Symphonies Nos. 1-9, Adagio (Gielen) (2004) (13CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 2.68 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1.65 Gb
Classical, Orchestral, Symphony | Label: Hänssler - CD 93.130

Like the growth of the cult of Christ, the growth of the cult of Mahler started with the man himself performing his works whenever and wherever he had the chance. Like Christ, Mahler was followed by true believers who had known him and who proselytized for him among the unbelievers with the fervor of musical Pentecostals. The true believers were followed by those who had never known the man himself but whose belief was therefore all the more passionate and subjective. And thus it was that the faith spread from Mahler to Walter, Klemperer, and Mengelberg; and then on to Mitropoulos, Bernstein, Kubelik, Solti, and Haitink; then on to Abbado, Bertini, Boulez, de Waart, Inbal, Maazel, and Rattle, spreading from the true believers to the passionate believers of the true believers to those who still keep the belief but whose faith is more reason than emotion, more intellect than spirit, more nuance than rapture.
Cleveland Orchestra & Pierre Boulez - Pierre Boulez & The Cleveland Orchestra (2017)

Cleveland Orchestra & Pierre Boulez - Pierre Boulez & The Cleveland Orchestra
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:22:55 | 1.12 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 63 | Rls.date: 2017

This new budget series celebrates some of the greatest partnerships between conductors and orchestras.
Daniel Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - Hommage a Boulez (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Daniel Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - Hommage a Boulez (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 142:08 minutes | 1.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Hommage à Boulez celebrates Daniel Barenboim’s and Pierre Boulez’ association, starting in June 1964, that for length and multifariousness, has few parallels in the history of music.

Boulez Conducts Webern II (1995) {Deutsche Grammophon}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 22, 2017
Boulez Conducts Webern II (1995) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Boulez Conducts Webern II (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (png) | 279 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 213 mb
Classical, Modern | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / DG 447 099-2

If you are only ever going to listen to one disc of the music of Anton Webern, make it this one. It has more of his appealing orchestral music on it than any other disc. There is the Passacaglia, Op. 1 - the finale of Brahms Fourth meets the finale of Mahler's Sixth. There is the Movements (5), Op. 5 - angular, aggressive, and rapturous. There is the Pieces (6), Op. 6 - tender, mysterious, and tragic. There is his pointillistic orchestration of Bach's Ricercar a 6 voci - cool dots of color illuminating a mathematical proof. There is his affectionate orchestration of Schubert's German Dances - lightly lyrical peasant dances done with loving care. There is even his Im Sommerwind - a Romantic tone poem describing his trysts in the Austrian alps.
Thomas Quasthoff, Håkan Hagegård - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2008)

Thomas Quasthoff, Håkan Hagegård, Gary Bertini - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:40 | 321 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Phoenix Edition | Catalog: 105PHOENIX

This is a reissue of Mahler performances delivered in Cologne in 1992 and 1993, and Thomas Quasthoff, just on the verge of international fame, was in phenomenal voice. The upper extension of his beautiful, expressive bass-baritone is thrilling, in perfect control. Artistically, he only grew stronger, as evidenced by his searing reading of 'Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen' under Boulez (DG), but this earlier interpretation comes close, and there's no comparison so far as vocalism is concerned. The WDR orchestra plays well under the rather prosaic leadership of the late Gary Bertini (a native Russian who emigrated to Palestine as a child in the 1930s)– both are good enough, and the recorded sound is excellent. In all, this is a shattering reading by Quasthoff that should be heard by every lover of Mahler.
Mitsuko Uchida, Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Berg: Sonata, Webern: Variations (2001) (Repost)

Mitsuko Uchida, Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Berg: Sonata, Webern: Variations (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:45 | 257 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 468 033-2

Mitsuko Uchida has been a committed exponent of Schoenberg's Piano Concerto for over a decade now. It is a work which remains controversial in its adaptation of the serial method to an almost Brahmsian harmonic palette, wedded to a formal approach that takes up the integrated design, and textural richness, of Schoenberg's pre-atonal works. Certainly in terms of the balance between soloist and orchestra, this recording clarifies the often capricious interplay to a degree previously unheard on disc (and most likely in the concert hall too).Interpretatively, it combines Pollini's dynamism, without the hectoring touch that creeps into the Adagio's climactic passages, and Brendel's lucidity, avoiding the deadpan feeling that pervades his final Giocoso.

Mahler, G: Symphony No. 3 - Riccardo Chailly, RCO (new rip)  Music

Posted by waldstein at March 28, 2016
Mahler, G: Symphony No. 3 - Riccardo Chailly, RCO (new rip)

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 3; Bach Suite (arr. Mahler) - Petra Lang mezzosoprano;
Netherlands Children's Choir; Philharmonic Choir; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Riccardo Chailly - conductor

Classical | 2 CD | EAC Rip | 333 Mb | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans |
Publisher: Decca| Recorded: 2003 | Published: 2004| Catalog number: 457 514-2

Here we have not only the (now "Royal") Concertgebouw ensemble in all of its idiomatic glory, magnificently recorded, but also Chailly at his most interpretively perceptive–and the result is absolutely stunning… As a bonus, Mahler's Bach Suite also receives its finest performance on disc. - David Hurwitz; Classicstoday.com

Pierre Boulez - 20th Century: Box Set 44CDs (2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 14, 2016
Pierre Boulez - 20th Century: Box Set 44CDs (2015)

Pierre Boulez - 20th Century: Box Set 44CDs (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 6,31 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2015

Pierre Boulez has been an exclusive artist with Deutsche Grammophon for over 20 years; his recording legacy with the label is immense. DG celebrate his 90th birthday with a 44-CD box set of his complete DG 20th century music recordings – an aspect of his work that lies at the heart of his achievement. ”The aim of music is not to express feelings but to express music. It is not a vessel into which the composer distills his soul drop by drop, but a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal.” – Pierre Boulez