Greatest Orchestral Works

The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Dec. 7, 2011
The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
32xDVDRip | MPEG-4 / AVC, ~1500 kb/s | 640x480 | ~32x50 min | English: AAC, 128 kb/s (2 ch) | + PDF Guide | 16.96 GB
Genre: Cultures / Languages

In The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works, Great Courses favorite Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances takes you on a sumptuous grand tour of the symphonic pieces he counts, as a highly respected composer and music historian, as being among the very greatest ever written—inviting you to an in-depth contemplation of what makes these works so memorable, and why they live at the center of our musical culture. These 30 masterworks form an essential foundation for any music collection and a focal point for understanding the orchestral medium and deepening your insight into the communicative power of music. While seasoned music lovers will find the lectures a fascinating and revealing journey through the repertoire, the course welcomes newcomers to orchestral music, offering a very accessible point of entry to this magnificent repertoire.
Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

Claude Debussy: Prélude À L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune; Nocturnes; Printemps
Maurice Ravel: La Valse; Boléro
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG Japan | # BVCC 20008 | Time: 01:05:26

There could be no better introduction to the sound of the Boston Symphony, in the repertoire in which it became most famous, than this French collection with Charles Munch. Sometimes wild and unpredictable in concert performances, Munch's conducting here is both visceral yet elegant, full of mystery when called for and unbridled in its passion at other times. 1962 Recordings.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kriss Russman - Butterworth: Orchestral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kriss Russman - Butterworth: Orchestral Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:23 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When George Butterworth joined the army in 1914, his most recent works included the song cycle Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' as well as the Rhapsody 'A Shropshire Lad', which he called 'an orchestral epilogue' to his settings of A. E. Housman's poems. The Rhapsody has since been described as 'one of the greatest of all English orchestral works' and when Butterworth left England to fight in the First World War, he was seen as one of the bright hopes of British music a hope that in August 1916 was extinguished in the trenches at the Somme.
Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set) {Philips Classics}

Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1877 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1096 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: Philips Classics - 456 143-2

Berlioz was the first Romantic master of the orchestra. His music hasn't been surpassed in terms of sheer brilliance and accuracy of effect. This set includes all of the overtures, the Symphonie fantastique, Harold in Italy, the Royal Hunt and Storm from Les Troyens, orchestral music from The Damnation of Faust and Romeo and Juliet, and the completely insane Grande Symphonie funebre et triumphale. Davis achieved his reputation as a conductor as a Berlioz specialist, and he proves an expert advocate on behalf of this stimulating, bizarre, and totally original genius.
Zelenka - Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestre / Sonnentheil - Complete Orchestral Works (3x CD, 2002) [RE-UP]

Jan Dismas Zelenka - Complete Orchestral Works
Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestre - Jürgen Sonnentheil
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 266+287+292 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CPO # 999 897-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…If you haven’t heard this music, let’s just say that Zelenka wrote some of the most enjoyable and colorful music of the Baroque era, and he is supremely well served by CPO’s engineers, conductor Sonnentheil, and his New-Eröffnete Orchestre.

Bach Edition - Orchestral Works & Concertos [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Dec. 31, 2016
Bach Edition - Orchestral Works & Concertos [2006]

Bach Edition - Orchestral Works & Concertos [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 9cd, 2.92 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Rar 5% recovery

Naturally, Brilliant Classics could not afford to get the best baroque performers - this is a super budget set - but one thing that the listener discovers in this set is that there are many fine, even excellent "second tier" performers of Bach's music. Many of the instrumental ensembles whose recordings are in this set are excellent. The Consort of London, for example, is a pleasant surprise. They perform the Brandenburg Concertos and the Orchestral Suites…

Jean Sibelius - Orchestral Works (1997) 2CD [Paavo Berglund]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 13, 2015
Jean Sibelius - Orchestral Works (1997) 2CD [Paavo Berglund]

Jean Sibelius - Orchestral Works (1997) 2CD
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Berglund, conductor; Taru Valjakka, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 659 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 386 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 69773 2 7 | Time: 02:33:33

This double CD from EMI features the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by their Finnish principal conductor at the time (1970s), Paavo Berglund. It doesn't have to be that a conductor originates from the same country as the composer whose works he or she is conducting, but it often happens that this combination seems to produce performances of greatest sensitivity. So it is here, as Berglund conducts 10 works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The discs include quite familiar works like En Saga, one of Sibelius' first compositions when he was in his late 20s. We also have Pohjola's Daughter, The Bard and two of the four Lemminkäinen Legends, and a beautiful version of Luonnotar sung by the Finnish soprano Taru Valjakka. The rest of the discs is made up of less frequently heard pieces. We have the five-movement suite from the incidental music Sibelius wrote for Adolf Paul's play King Christian II (1898); the Spring Song (Vårsång) of 1894; the suite of incidental music from Maeterlinck's Pelleas and Melisande.
Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works - Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn / Marc Soustrot (2002)

Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works
Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn / Marc Soustrot
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 198 MB | Full Artwork: 98 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 337 1099-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century,Orchestral

Das Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn, seit 1995 unter der Leitung von Marc Soustrot, wurde 1897 in Koblenz als Philharmonisches Orchester gegründet und zehn Jahre später von der Stadt Bonn übernommen. Erst 1957, mit Errichtung der Beethovenhalle, erhielt es seinen jetzigen Namen. Von großen Dirigenten geleitet hat sich das Orchester in der deutschen und internationalen Musikszene etabliert. Soustrot gehört zu den wenigen französischen Dirigenten, die sich nicht auf Konzert oder Oper spezialisiert haben und daher über vielseitige Erfahrungen in beiden Bereichen verfügen…

Pierre Boulez - Debussy: Orchestral Works (1995)  Music

Posted by thingska at Sept. 16, 2010
Pierre Boulez - Debussy: Orchestral Works (1995)

Pierre Boulez - Debussy: Orchestral Works (1995)
2CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | December 5, 1995 | 624 Mb
Genre: Classical, Instrumental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony | Hotfile, Fileserve

Boulez remains the gold standard for Debussy, and these performances only further cement his absolute sway as interpreter in this great composer's magisterial music. If certain works of Ravel, such as Daphnis et Chloe, or La Valse, call forth qualities of passion and drama that do not interest Boulez, no such shortcomings seem apparent when he approaches Debussy. The degree of exactness, and the uncanny character of the varying sounds of the instruments as they play off one another, remains unrivalled by any other living conductor. Listen, for example, to the opening of Nuages, from the Nocturnes - every possible ramification of note values, color contrasts, and ebb and flow of rhythms is miraculously conveyed. No one else comes close to this fastidiousness.

Krzysztof Penderecki - Matrix 5 (Orchestral Works)  Music

Posted by paloz at April 25, 2010
Krzysztof Penderecki - Matrix 5 (Orchestral Works)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Matrix 5 (Orchestral Works)
Genre: Modern Classical | 1 CD | MP3 @ 320 kbps | No Scans | 100+63 Mb RAR archives
Publisher: EMI Classics | Year: 1994

This collection of Krysztof Penderecki's music encompasses one of New Music's most intense, even extreme pieces: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima. Played in the extreme registers by 52 string performers, this piece came off in every way as a careening lamentation. Decrying the bombing of Hiroshima at a time when it was still a historical blue ribbon on the war chest of the U.S., Threnody was unforgettable for its vast ranges of sound colors, from the quietest and most brittle to the most raging, swirling bruises imaginable.
–Andrew Bartlett