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London Symphony Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda - Britten: War Requiem (2012) [Official Digital Download]

London Symphony Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda - Britten: War Requiem
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 83:31 min | 726 MB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2012

For his first LSO Live recording, Gianandrea Noseda is joined by three of today s most widely acclaimed singers for a magnificent performance of Benjamin Britten s choral masterpiece. Premiered 50 years ago on 30 May 1962, the 'War Requiem' was commissioned for the re-dedication of Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed by bombing raids during the Second World War. Using the Latin mass of the dead, interspersed with texts by war poet Wilfred Owen, Britten, a pacifist and conscientious objector, created a work that both mourned the dead and pleaded the futility of war.
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2011) [TR24][OF]

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 66:31 min | 1.34 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2011

Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra serve up a marvelous pair of recordings on this 2011 SACD that offers Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4 ("Inextinguishable") and the Symphony No. 5. Because of Davis' late arrival in conducting these works, some Nielsen devotees might be skeptical about the depth of his interpretations. But anyone familiar with his great recordings of the symphonies of Jean Sibelius will be excited at the prospect of hearing him lead the LSO in Nielsen's most popular symphonies.
London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010) [2SACDs ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 7.78GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 2.14GB + 5% Recovery

This 2008 live recording with the London Symphony Orchestra is Valery Gergiev's 2nd complete recording of Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet, the 1st being a 1991 Philips release with the Kirov Orchestra. This performance, like his 1st, is notable for its refinement & lyricism. It's perhaps surprising that Gergiev, known for the wildness & ferocity of his performances of other Prokofiev works, like The Fiery Angel, shows such restraint here. Gergiev clearly understands the ballet as a work in which Prokofiev, writing originally for the Bolshoi, a theater known for its conservatism (although that production was canceled), tailored his score to follow in the tradition of the 3 great Tchaikovsky ballets.
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle - Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri (2015) [TR24][OF]

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle - Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 87:50 min | 1.62 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2015

In his debut recording on LSO Live, Sir Simon Rattle conducts a stunning performance of Schumanns rarely recorded Das Paradies und die Peri featuring a superb line-up of soloists. Rattle is well-known for being a champion of this rarely-heard work, and yet this is the first audio recording he has made of it. Here it is brought to life by the LSO under his baton, and the starry line-up makes the best possible case for Schumanns great oratorio. Sir Simon Rattle says of the piece, Its the great masterpiece youve never heard, and there arent many of those now.
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (2009) [2SACDs ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (2009) [2SACDs ISO+HiRes FLAC]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 6.6GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.72GB + 5% Recovery

This recording of one of Haydn’s greatest masterpieces is not to be missed. Those who are familiar with Colin Davis’s recordings of the Haydn London Symphonies, made over 30 years ago with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, will know that he has a special affection for this composer’s music and unfailingly communicates his love of it to both performers and listeners alike. Surprisingly this would appear to be the first time that he has recorded Haydn’s Creation, but it has been worth the wait.
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Fidelio (2006) [2SACDs+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Fidelio (2006) [2SACDs+HiRes FLAC]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 7.41GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.96GB + 5% Recovery

Best of 2007 Classical CDs ‘This thrilling performance was given in the Barbican last May when Sir Colin excelled himself in the power & nobility of his interpretation, with the LSO in terrific form, & the American soprano Christine Brewer sang with gleaming white-hot tone as Leonore. The final paean of joy at liberation is overwhelming. 1st-class recording quality.
London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink – Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink – Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 2.03GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 703MB + 5% Recovery

Loaded with German Romanticism & including variations on a Bach cantata, Brahms’ final symphony is a remarkable example of his mastery of symphonic composition. A rich, warm work that builds on a sense of movement & intensity right up to the final bars. This release also represents the completion of Bernard Haitink’s celebrated LSO Live Brahms cycle that has included the symphonies, Double Concerto, Tragic Overture & Serenade No 2.
London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink - Bruckner: Symphony No.4 (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink - Bruckner: Symphony No.4 (2011)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 4.06GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.07GB + 5% Recovery

Bernard Haitink & London Symphony Orchestra started their Bruckner cycle with this album. Haitink’s previous releases on LSO Live (Beethoven: Complete Symphonies & Triple Concerto & Strauss: Ein Alpensinfonie) are very good, & now he continues this line. Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognised as the world’s leading Bruckner conductor.
London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus / Sir Colin Davis - Handel: Messiah (2007) [2SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus / Sir Colin Davis - Handel: Messiah (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 8.42GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 2.67GB + 5% Recovery

With an outstanding solo quartet and a great chorus and orchestra, Davis leads a sterling performance that challenges the supremacy of his 1966 Philips recording of Messiah. Davis leads a dramatic performance; the famous "Hallelujah" chorus appropriately grand, the final "Amen" bristling with brazen energy, both sung with extraordinary tonal coloring and precise articulation by the chorus, which also shines in a lithe "He shall purify" and a vividly virtuoso "For unto us a child is born." Soprano Susan Gritton's solos are a delight, whether in the measured "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" or her exuberant "Rejoice greatly." The vocal purity of her "I know my redeemer liveth" makes this track a highlight. Alto Sara Mingardo's darker tones are especially moving in her arias and dramatic in "He was despised."
VA - 100 Best London Symphony Orchestra (2013) (6CD Box set) {Warner Classics}

VA - 100 Best London Symphony Orchestra (2013) (6CD Box set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 2011 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1048 mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics / 50999 4 33232 2 7

This 6CD set contains 100 tracks from the catalogues of EMI Records, EMI Classics and Virgin Classics of recordings by the London Symphony Orchestra under some of the world’s greatest conductors and with a number of famous soloists.