Schubert

Martin Helmchen, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker & Antje Weithaas - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Trio No. 2 (2017) [24/96]

Martin Helmchen, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker & Antje Weithaas - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Trio No. 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:21 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Following a first recording on Alpha devoted to Brahms which garnered much praise real duo playing said Gramophone, while Classica discerned shared music making . . . a world full of nuances and subtlety, boundless sonic imagination (Marie-Elisabeth Hecker), playing of rare intelligence (Martin Helmchen) and awarded the disc a Choc the duo is reunited.
Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstucke (1999)

Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schönberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstücke (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 162 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1667, 465 136-2 | 01:04:28

Consummation. This is what the piano music of Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951) and Franz Schubert (1979-1828) have in common, the bridge that Thomas Larcher brings to this welcoming solo recital, his first for ECM. To underscore this point, he shuffles Schönberg’s Klavierstücke op. 11 with Schubert’s posthumous Klavierstücke D 946. By turns halting and didactic, the opening pairing opens into the fresh air of Schubert’s precisely syncopated revelry. The contrasts between the two composers are obvious to the ear, but to the heart Schönberg is an extended exhalation to Schubert’s inhalation. Where Schönberg plots slow, jagged caverns, Schubert runs furtively above ground in the sunshine. Yet both seem so urgent to tell their stories, offering lifelong journeys from relatively young minds.
Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Schubert & Mendelssohn: Symphonies (2CD) (1999)

Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Schubert & Mendelssohn: Symphonies (2CD) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 345.19 Mb (CD1) + 355.41 Mb (CD2) + 60.91 Mb (Scans) | 2:25:03
Orchestral | Label: RCA (1950-54)

The main question here is how BMG's new 20-bit remasterings compare to those in their 1990 Toscanini Complete Edition. Both ends of the dynamic spectrum are considerbly opened up, which intensify the Maestro's stinging accents and point up the carefully sculpted cantabile phrasings to an unprecedented degree. I also detect smidgens of artificial reverberation: tastefully applied, but frankly superfluous.
Martin Helmchen, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker & Antje Weithaas - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Trio No. 2 (2017)

Martin Helmchen, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker & Antje Weithaas - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Trio No. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:51 min | 321 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Following a first recording on Alpha devoted to Brahms which garnered much praise real duo playing said Gramophone, while Classica discerned shared music making . . . a world full of nuances and subtlety, boundless sonic imagination (Marie-Elisabeth Hecker), playing of rare intelligence (Martin Helmchen) and awarded the disc a Choc the duo is reunited.
Christian Gerhaher - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Christian Gerhaher - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 73:32 minutes | 690 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

14 years after his first recording, the acclaimed baritone and "most moving singer of the world" (The Telegraph) turns back to Die schöne Müllerin together with long-time collaborator and pianist: Gerold Huber.
James Ehnes, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romance - Schubert: Romance (2017) [24/96]

James Ehnes, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romance - Schubert: Romance (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:17 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto represents the supreme challenge for violinists. Far from being a virtuoso display piece, this is chamber music on a large scale, the last and greatest ‘classical’ violin concerto, giving the soloist no place to hide with a solo part that is often very exposed against sparse orchestral accompaniment. A lukewarm reception at the concerto’s premiere in 1806 led to it being forgotten until Joseph Joachim resurrected it in the 1850s and restored to its rightful position as one of the greatest and most popular concertos for the instrument. This is James Ehnes’ first recording of this concerto, and he is supported sensitively by the award winning RLPO and fellow violinist-turned-conductor, Andrew Manze. The combination of soloist, orchestra and conductor on this recording is a dream team. …
Camerata Musica Limburg & Jan Schumacher - Wehmut: The Complete Choral Works for Male Voices by Franz Schubert, Vol. 3 (2017)

Camerata Musica Limburg & Jan Schumacher - Wehmut: The Complete Choral Works for Male Voices by Franz Schubert, Vol. 3
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:50 min | 268 MB
Label: Genuin | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

It is finally here part three of the complete recordings of Schubert's works for male chorus, a project that the fabulous Camerata Musica Limburg has embarked upon on the Genuin Classics label. Once again, high-profile soloists such as Alison Browner and Christoph Prégardien are rushing in to support the men singing under the direction of Jan Schumacher. There is certainly no better way to weep than with the fantastic music of Schubert in the outstanding performance of this perfectly tuned ensemble. With Schubert, the distance between the lightest pieces doccasion to works of deadly seriousness is not far. An outstanding CD an outstanding series!
Stefan Vladar & Bo Skovhus - Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911 (2017)

Stefan Vladar & Bo Skovhus - Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:40 | 157 MB
Label: CapriccioNR

Stefan Vladar is a prominent Austrian pianist. Well before he reached the age of 30, he was the winner of a major competition, had appeared with many famous conductors and orchestras in Europe and America, and had made several important recordings. But like many successful pianists from the latter-twentieth century, he wanted to branch out into other areas: he first served as director of various musical events and then became a conductor. While his choices in repertory have favored the German School especially as a conductor he has played various piano works by Dvorák, Bartók, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Gershwin. As a pianist Vladar has regularly performed as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber player and has recorded for major labels, including Sony, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi, Camerata, and Koch Classics.
Adam Laloum - Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 - Schubert Sonate pour piano en Si-Bémol Majeur, D. 960 (2016) [24/96]

Adam Laloum - Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 - Schubert Sonate pour piano en Si-Bémol Majeur, D. 960 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:51 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For both Schubert and Schumann, the Romantic poetics of the instant and of eternity became equivalent. With his rare penetration into their world, Adam Laloum has entered by rights into the narrow, timeless circle of the soul mates of the two visionary geniuses.
Christian Gerhaher - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (2017)

Christian Gerhaher - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:32 min | 308 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2017

14 years after his first recording, the acclaimed baritone and "most moving singer of the world" (The Telegraph) turns back to Die schöne Müllerin together with long-time collaborator and pianist: Gerold Huber.