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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (1999)

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (1999)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (1999)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.7 Gb | 05:29:39
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This was the first set of the Nine to be planned, recorded and sold as an integral cycle. It was also a set that had been extremely carefully positioned from the interpretative point of view. Where Karajan's 1950s Philharmonia cycle had elements in it that owed a certain amount to the old German school of Beethoven interpretation, the new-found virtuosity of the Berliners allowed him to approach more nearly the fierce beauty and lean-toned fiery m anner of Toscanini's Beethoven style as Karajan had first encountered it in its halcyon age in the mid-1930s.

Lars Vogt, Royal Northern Sinfonia - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2017)

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Lars Vogt, Royal Northern Sinfonia - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2017)

Lars Vogt, Royal Northern Sinfonia - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 73:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE1292-2 | Recorded: 2016, 2017

Lars Vogt continues his Ondine recordings with a new cycle of Beethovens Piano Concertos. Conducting the Royal Nothern Sinfonia from the keyboard Lars Vogt shows the brilliance and the beauty of these two majestic works of the classic piano concerto literature. Beethoven made an early reputation for himself as a keyboard player. Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 feature two opposite sides in Beethovens career: the 1st concerto is a masterpiece by a young composer in his 20s who is already looking into new dimensions of musical expression.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Ideals of the French Revolution (2008)

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Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Ideals of the French Revolution (2008)

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Ideals of the French Revolution (2008)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 481 MB | 01:46:37
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta

Ideals of the French Revolution is the unusual title of this two-disc set by Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal of music by Beethoven with texts by Goethe, Matthisson, and Paul Griffiths. The second, fairly conventional disc includes three works by Beethoven that could reasonably be said to embody the ideals of liberté, égalité, fraternité: his Fifth Symphony, excerpts from his incidental music for Goethe's Egmont, and his fourth setting of Matthisson's Opferlied (Song of Sacrifice). The far less conventional first disc, however, features a single work, called The General, setting a text by the aforementioned Griffiths, noted author and Beethoven scholar, to music drawn from Beethoven's incidental music for Egmont, König Stephan, and Leonore Prohaska, plus the Opferlied.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: In The Breath Of Time (2011)

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Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: In The Breath Of Time (2011)

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: In The Breath Of Time (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 400 MB | 01:30:08
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal is well-known for his innovative concert programmes. Here he conducts the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for his third Beethoven project. After his two previous CD's with the titles "Ideals of the French Revolution" (Beethoven's Fifth Symphony & the Egmont overture) and "Gods, Heroes and Men" (Beethoven's Third and the ballet music "Creatures of Prometheus"), this new release is dedicated to the subject "In the Breath of Time". Featuring the “Pastorale” Symphony (No. 6) and the seldom performed 8th Symphony, this release consists of what are probably Beethoven's two sunniest symphonies.

Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2003)

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Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2003)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.6 gb | 05:53:32
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

In May 2002, in a series of live concerts in the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein, a journey unique in the Wiener Philharmoniker's long and distinguished history reached its conclusion. This thrilling set of symphonies is the fruit of that journey. The recordings were made 'live' after numerous performances of individual symphonies and complete cycles in Tokyo, Berlin and Vienna. Rattle believes that a live performance has its own rhythm. The conductor 'channelling his unrelenting energy' was something audiences and the critics noticed at the concerts in the Musikverein.

Emil Gilels, New Philharmonia, Sir Adrian Boult - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)

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Emil Gilels, New Philharmonia, Sir Adrian Boult - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)
Emil Gilels, piano; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ICA Classics, BBC Worldwide | # ICAC 5000 | 01:10:24

Emil Gilels, along with fellow Russian artists, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich represented four of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. These live performances from London's Royal Festival Hall in 1967 capture Gilels at his best playing in front of an audience away from the confines of the studio. William Mann in the Times wrote after the concert of Concerto No.3, "For all his truly Beethovian brio in the first movement, Gilels never allowed this to get the better of the clarity and firmness of his phraseology, indeed his opening was like chiselled stone. There was immense dignity in the Largo and in the Rondo, taken at what I thought to be exactly the right speed, came across with remarkable vivacity". These archive recordings in stereo are extremely rare and have never been issued before.

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Piano Concertos, Choral Fantasy (1988)

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Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Piano Concertos, Choral Fantasy (1988)

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Piano Concertos, Choral Fantasy (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:10:51 | 779 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 419796

A marquee name among classical pianists since the 1970s, Maurizio Pollini has been noted for performances of some of the most monumental of contemporary music, and for pairing such works with standard repertory of the 19th century. Pollini's decades-long relationship as a recording artist with the Deutsche Grammophon label has been among the most stable in years.

Mikhail Pletnev - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas - Moonlight, Waldstein, Appassionata (1996)

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Mikhail Pletnev - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas - Moonlight, Waldstein, Appassionata (1996)

Mikhail Pletnev - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas - Moonlight, Waldstein, Appassionata (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:18 | 209 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 0946363280

Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev has an astoundingly clean and virtuosic technique. He has the ability to bring out inner voices that in some other recordings are completely lost. These skills are sometimes enough to make his interpretations of these three early and middle period Beethoven sonatas completely satisfying. The third movement of the "Moonlight" Sonata, for example, is absolutely electrifying in its virtuosity. The first movement of the"Waldstein" and the final movement of "Appassionata" are brisk, energetic, and always completely under control. Movements such as these, where the performer's technique truly comes to the forefront, are absolutely satisfying here.

Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies (2003)

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Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies (2003)

Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.5 Gb | 05:52:06
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips

German maestro Kurt Masur and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra have recorded the complete Beethoven Symphonies for Philips twice. The first traversal was made in the 1970's. That cycle also included some of the overtures, and became legendary from the day it was issued. I well remember how sad and dismayed many collectors were when Philips elected not to issue that set in the USA. It was only available in specialty stores in large cities for a premium price.

Frieder Bernius, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Beethoven: Missa in C, Op. 86; Cherubini: Sciant gentes (2013)

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Frieder Bernius, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Beethoven: Missa in C, Op. 86; Cherubini: Sciant gentes (2013)

Frieder Bernius, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Beethoven: Missa in C, Op. 86; Cherubini: Sciant gentes (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 209 Mb | Total time: 48:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # CAR 83.295 | Recorded: 2011

The Kammerchor Stuttgart, under the direction of Frieder Bernius is one of the finest choirs worldwide. Their many prizewinning recordings have set a standard. Now Frieder Bernius presents Beethoven's "Missa in C major" (op. 86). With its tonal language of subjective avowal, the first of Beethoven's two masses opens up new worlds of expression which are expressly modern and point towards the future. Not to be considered a preliminary work to the Missa solemnis, it is an entirely independent work which set standards for the further development of settings of the Mass in the 19th century. The world premiere recording of Luigi Cherubini's "Sciant gentes" (1829) rounds out this CD.

Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt - Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 (1977) 2 CDs, Reissue 2014

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Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt - Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 (1977) 2 CDs, Reissue 2014

Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore, Op.72 (1977) 2 CDs, Reissue 2014
Rundfunkchor Leipzig; Staatskapelle Dresden; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Edda Moser, Richard Cassilly, Theo Adam, Helen Donath, Eberhard Büchner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 704 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:35:40
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94868

Reissue of this near legendary recording of Beethoven’s Leonore (the first version of what later became Fidelio). This recording from 1977 was the first recording of this opera, and since then remains a benchmark. Featuring the best singers of the time: Eberhard Büchner, Edda Moser, Edith Mathis, Theo Adam, Karl Ridderbusch, and the Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.

Rudolf Kempe, Munchner Philharmoniker - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)

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Rudolf Kempe, Munchner Philharmoniker - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 'Pastoral' (2012)
Münchner Philharmoniker, conducted by Rudolf Kempe

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 50999 6 02303 2 4 | Time: 01:13:47

Major documents from Rudolf Kempe's later years at the head of the Munich Philharmonic. Beethoven's Fifth, that masterpiece of emotional tension, and his Sixth, all vivid depiction of nature, are both readings of maturity and perfection.

Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma - Beethoven for Three: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 (2022)

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Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma - Beethoven for Three: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 (2022)

Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma - Beethoven for Three: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 68:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19439940142 | Recorded: 2021

Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma's new album "Beethoven for Three: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5" erases the border between orchestral and chamber music, presenting two of Beethoven's iconic symphonies in intimate arrangements that maintain the power and immediacy of Beethoven's orchestral works. Beethoven for Three transports listeners to the turn of the nineteenth century, when audiences would have been more familiar with the composer’s music in arrangements for piano trio, string quartet, or piano four hands than for full orchestra. Here, Ax, Kavakos, and Ma seek out the most essential elements of Beethoven's musical language, pairing his second symphony, arranged for trio by Beethoven's pupil Ferdinand Ries, with his fifth — among the most recognizable pieces in western classical music — in a newly-commissioned arrangement by Colin Matthews.

Grumiaux Trio - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete String Trios (1997) 2CDs

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Grumiaux Trio - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete String Trios (1997) 2CDs

Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Trios (1997) 2CDs
Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Georges Janzer, viola; Eva Czako, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 679 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 335 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 456 317-2 | Time: 02:18:15

Beethoven was the last great composer to write string trios, and his are the finest works of their type. Mozart hardly touched this particular combination, and Haydn wrote quite few very early works which are now completely unknown. In any case, Haydn used two violins and a cello, whereas with Beethoven the standard combination became violin, viola, and cello. These are all early works, expert examples of all that Beethoven learned from Haydn and Mozart in preparation for the writing of his first great string quartets. But far from being mere composition exercises, these are highly rewarding works on their own, and these outstanding performances make the best possible case for their claim to be ranked among Beethoven's chamber music masterpieces.

Danish String Quartet - Prism II: Beethoven, Schnittke, Bach (2019)

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Danish String Quartet - Prism II: Beethoven, Schnittke, Bach (2019)

Danish String Quartet - Prism II: Beethoven, Schnittke, Bach (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 76:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM 2562 | Recorded: 2017

The Danish String Quartet’s Grammy-nominated Prism project links Bach fugues, late Beethoven quartets and works by modern masters. In volume two of the series, Bach’s Fugue in Bb minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier (in the arrangement by Viennese composer Emanuel Aloys Förster) is brought together with Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 130 and Alfred Schnittke’s String Quartet No.3 (composed in 1983). As the quartet explains, “A beam of music is split through Beethoven’s prism. The important thing to us is that these connections be experienced widely. We hope the listener will join us in the wonder of thee beams of music that travel all the way from Bach through Beethoven to our own times.”