Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky: Orchestral Works (1994)

Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic - Rimsky- Korsakov: Introduction And Wedding March From The Golden Cockerel, Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 215.79 Mb | 55:41 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: BBC Music Magazine (BBC MM121)

Nickolai Rimsky-Korsakov was a master orchestrator who became especially known for his colorful use of woodwinds and brass, perhaps as a result of his conducting the Russian Navy Band in his early days. He put this talent to excellent use in his "Capriccio Espagnol," which is based on Spanish folk tunes, according to the composer. There are five sections: Alborada, Variazioni, Alborada (repeated with changed orchestration in a different key), Scena e canto gitano (gypsy street song), leading into Fandango asturiano. There is a brief concluding reference to the Alborada in the coda. Rimsky-Korsakov was likely inspired to compose this orchestral piece by Tchaikovsky's similar "Capriccio Italien."
Nigel Kennedy, Paul Tortelier - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Rococo Variations (1993)

Nigel Kennedy, Paul Tortelier - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Rococo Variations (1993)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:11 | 211 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 0777 7 54890 2 6

Nigel Kennedy’s repackaged 1986 recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is an adventure – free, rhapsodic, emphasising the constant flow of song which is the work’s main asset. Perhaps he’s a little over-keen to emphasise what melancholy there is here, nearly bringing the outer movements to a halt with the bitter-sweet dreams of second subjects, but the Canzonetta is a miracle of introspection. All this passes Gil Shaham by. While the young Israeli clearly has a fabulous palette, conjuring a bright, beautiful sheen at the top of the instrument (though unduly spotlit by DG), he rarely uses it discriminatingly enough, and the sense of flexible movement so vital for the Tchaikovsky is missing.
Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Soloists - Claude Debussy: Fantaisie; Rapsodies; Danses, Sarabande etc. (1995)

Claude Debussy: Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone
Premiere Rapsodie, Danses, Sarabande, L'isle Joyeuse, La Plus que Lente, Clair de Lune
Anne Queffélec, piano; Christopher King, clarinet; Rachel Masters, harp
Gerard McChrystal, saxophone; Derek Bell, cimbalom solo
Ulster Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 7018 | Time: 01:13:28

Taken from the best Debussy cycle to appear in the CD era, these repackagings gather the items that one-disc-at-a-time buyers tend to miss. Playing combines flair, care, and great musical enjoyment. High points include the superb Anne Queffélec as solo pianist in the Fantaisie and some rare items: the Rapsodie for alto sax, the whimsical orchestration of La plus que lente featuring cimbalom, and piano pieces scored by other hands. The Ulster Hall acoustic is spacious but clear.
Sokolov - Mozart & Rachmaninov Concertos - Pinnock, Tortelier (2017) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Sokolov - Mozart & Rachmaninov Concertos - Pinnock, Tortelier (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 298 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 170 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This release - set for March 2017 - is a piece of history: it is a combination of unreleased and historic audio and visuals. It allows a unique view of the enigmatic maestro Grigory Sokolov’s life because it offers an opportunity to hear authentic performances from over ten and even twenty years ago accompanied by a brand-new film by Nadia Zhdanova.
BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier - Ernest Chausson: Symphony in B flat; Viviane; Soir de fete; La tempete (1999)

Ernest Chausson: Symphony in B flat; Viviane; Soir de fête; La tempête (1999)
BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9650 | Time: 01:07:21

Ernest Chausson’s death in 1899 in a bicycle accident robbed French music of a major talent. Almost his entire orchestral output fits on this extremely fine CD. Yan Pascal Tortelier’s performance of the richly romantic Symphony is the best since Munch’s Boston Symphony recording. Like Munch, Tortelier knows how to keep the music moving along–he’s only an insignificant two minutes slower than Munch for the whole work–without overindulging the more luscious moments, which in Chausson’s opulent setting really do take care of themselves. Even better, rather than some overplayed encore piece by another composer, the symphony is coupled with two very attractive, rarely heard tone poems and two charming orchestral excerpts from the composer’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The orchestra plays with conviction, Chandos’ sonics are gorgeous, and if you don’t buy this disc, you’re missing out on some marvelous stuff.
Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier - Francis Poulenc, Jacques Ibert, Darius Milhaud: Orchestral Works (1992)

Francis Poulenc - Les biches, Suite; Jacques Ibert - Divertissement; Darius Milhaud - Le Boeuf sur le Toit, La Creation du Monde (1992)
Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9023 | Time: 01:08:10

This programme of 1920s French music is in the hands of a conductor who gets right into the spirit of it, and plenty of spirit there is too. Apart from the Ibert, this is ballet music, and that work too originated as a theatre piece, having been incidental music for Eugene Labiche's farce The Italian Straw Hat. Poulenc's unfailingly fresh and bouncy suite from Les biches is very enjoyable although Chandos's warm and resonant recording takes some of the edge off the trumpet tone that is so central to the writing. The geniality of it all makes one forget that this is remarkable music in which (as Christopher Palmer's booklet essay points out) the twentieth-century French composer evokes eighteenth-century fetes galantes through the eyes of that greatest of nineteenth-century ballet composers, Tchaikovsky.
Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - Lili Boulanger: Faust Et Helene, etc (1999)

Lili Boulanger - Faust Et Hélène; Psaume 24; Psaume 130; D'un soir triste; D'un matin de printemps (1999)
Lynne Dawson, soprano; Ann Murray, mezzo-soprano; Bonaventura Bottone, tenor; Neil MacKenzie, tenor; Jason Howard, bass
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; BBC Philharmonic; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9745 | Time: 01:13:25

Lili Boulanger's setting of the 130th Psalm is a choral masterpiece. Tortelier and his forces deliver a vivid performance, recorded with tremendous presence. There is even more power in the old Markevich performance, done under Nadia Boulanger's supervision, but the superior Chandos recording makes a difference. Faust et Hélène is a somewhat immature student work (a strange qualification for music by a composer who died at 24), but it is also well performed. The remaining music represents Boulanger's visionary eloquence. This disc is highly recommended as an introduction to a great composer. After you hear it, try the Everest disc, despite the duplications. It contains Boulanger's deathbed Pie Jesu, a brief piece of such intense power that it will leave most listeners in tears.
Ravel, Debussy & Massenet - Bavouzet, Tortelier, BBC Symphony Orchestra (2010)

Ravel, Debussy & Massenet - Bavouzet, Tortelier, BBC Symphony Orchestra (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 235 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5084

The exclusive Chandos artist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is a master of this repertoire. This is his second concerto recording for the label, after his survey of the complete piano concertos by Bartók (CHAN10610) which was released in September to high acclaim and voted ‘Orchestral Choice of the Month’ by the magazine BBC Music. Bavouzet’s complete recording of the piano music by Debussy also scooped awards from BBC Music and Gramophone, which wrote: ‘This could well be the finest and most challenging of all Debussy piano cycles.’ On this new release, Bavouzet is accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Yan Pascal Tortelier, a conductor steeped in the French tradition and utterly at home in this repertoire. The result is a totally idiomatic performance of these French masterpieces for piano and orchestra.
Schmitt: La Tragedie De Salome, Le Palais Hante, Psaume 47 - Tortelier, Bullock, Sao Paulo Symphony (2011)

Schmitt: La Tragedie De Salome, Le Palais Hante, Psaume 47 - Tortelier, Bullock, Sao Paulo Symphony (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 274 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5090

Florent Schmitt was well known as a critic and composer during his lifetime, but his compositions fell into neglect after his death. Difficult to pigeonhole, he has been called everything from conservative to neo-romantic to revolutionary, and Dutilleux wrote of him that he ‘gave back to the French school certain notions of grandeur’. The three works on this CD are all remarkable in their own ways – for their rhythmic exuberance, their rich and varied orchestration, their imaginative use of traditional harmonies, and in the case of Le Palais hanté and La Tragédie de Salomé for their exploration of the dark side of humanity.

VA - 100 Best Tchaikovsky (2010)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 16, 2016
VA - 100 Best Tchaikovsky (2010)

VA - 100 Best Tchaikovsky (2010)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 07:29:14 | 1.0 GB
Label: Warner Classics

This 6-CD set contains 100 tracks from the most familiar and best-loved works by the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893), performed by many of the world’s leading instrumentalists, singers, orchestras and conductors.