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London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2001) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2001)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:44 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Idyll, The Banks of Green Willow, by George Butterworth, was composed in 1913, the same year Vaughan Williams completed his A London Symphony. It is a sensuous work, which incorporates two folk songs Butterworth had collected in 1907.
John Williams - The Guitarist (Complete Columbia Album Collection): Box Set 59CDs (2016)

John Williams - The Guitarist (Complete Columbia Album Collection): Box Set 59CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7,08 Gb
Label: Sony Music Classical | Release Year: 2016

The new box contains no fewer than three different Williams recordings of that most popular of all guitar works, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez – from 1964 with the Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, from 1974 with Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra, and from 1983 with Frémaux and the Philharmonia Orchestra – plus a performance of its much-loved Adagio in Williams’s celebrated 1993 “Seville Concert”.
Yondani Butt, London Symphony Orchestra - Glazunov: Symphony No.3 (1987)

Yondani Butt, London Symphony Orchestra - Glazunov: Symphony No.3 (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 202.83 Mb | 45:58 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: ASV

The substantial Third Symphony demonstrates Glazunov’s technical mastery in its sumptuous dressing-up of rather mundane ideas. At least the tone poem Stenka Razin has the ‘Song of the Volga Boatmen’ to offer as its opening theme, and its creation of atmosphere is undeniably skilful. The two early serenades are pretty enough. Yondani Butt steers the music along competently without being able to disguise its inherent superficiality, though the orchestral ensemble has some dubious moments. George Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas, London Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (1999)

Michael Tilson Thomas, London Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:21:06 | 370 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: 0 90266 35102

The Seventh remains the least well-known of all Mahler's symphonies. Precisely because its material is so enormously wide-ranging, its colors so thrillingly kaleidoscopic, this work is also perhaps the one from all the composer's canon most reliant on a knowing, strong-willed interpretive presence. This Michael Tilson Thomas provides in spades in one of his finest performances on disc.
London Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Verdi: Giovanna d’Arco (1998)

London Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Verdi: Giovanna d’Arco (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:00:26 | 612 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7 63226 2

Conductor and pianist James Levine is one of the powerhouse figures of the classical music scene today. As a child he undertook both piano and violin; he was so accomplished on the violin that at the age of ten he played Mendelssohn's second violin concerto at a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra youth concert. He studied piano at various summer music festivals before enrolling at New York's Juilliard School, where he took conducting courses with Jean Morel and continued piano studies with Rosina Lhevinne.
London Symphony Orchestra & Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Helen Watts - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra & Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Helen Watts - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:28:04 | 339 MB
Label: Decca

For years, admitted Sir Georg Solti to High Fidelity magazine in January 1967, ‘Mahler bored me. He came to me, or I came to him, eight or nine years ago. Up to then his symphonies were all pieces and bits. Now I see their form. I love them. It is not enough to like music. You must love. And love means change.’ By the time he was to record the First Symphony, with the London Symphony Orchestra, by modern standards he did so at a comparatively ripe age of 52. But the critics were immediately struck by the youthful dynamism of Solti’s conception, which was entirely apt to a work conceived by a composer in his early twenties. When High Fidelity came to survey all the Mahler symphony recordings on record in September 1967, this version of the First was declared ‘probably the best both in interpretation and in recording’, even up against stiff competition from more experienced Mahlerians such as Jascha Horenstein and Rafael Kubelík.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:29 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHSA 5180

The pairing of Vaughan Williams' Job and his Symphony No. 9 is a logical one, not least because of the prominent role given to saxophones in both works. Vaughan Williams called Job a "masque," following old English usage, but it's a ballet in all but name, and like many of them it succeeds as a standalone orchestral work. The idea of a ballet based on the Book of Job seems slightly odd until you learn that it was inspired by William Blake's illustrations for the story, which would have been very familiar to Vaughan Williams' audiences in 1930.
Thomas Adès & London Symphony Orchestra - Adès: Asyla, Tevot, Polaris (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thomas Adès & London Symphony Orchestra - Adès: Asyla, Tevot, Polaris (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:51 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

An acclaimed conductor and pianist as well as a composer, Thomas Adès has outgrown his status as the wunderkind of the British scene and become one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music. For his LSO Live debut, he conducts all of his seminal "Trilogy" works - Asyla, Tevot and Polaris - pieces that not only occupy a special place in his output, but in modern classical music as a whole. Recorded in 2016 during his first LSO "composer Focus", this is the first time all three works have been presented together on one album, offering a unique chance to hear th emusical development of one of the world's foremost composers.
London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 653:49 minutes | 5.95 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Valery Gergiev’s performances and recordings of Mahler’s symphonies with the LSO have garnered international acclaim. They have performed the works in Europe, North America and the Far East and their recordings have received numerous awards. The symphonies were originally released between 2008 and 2011 and will now be made available together.
Thomas Adès & London Symphony Orchestra - Adès: Asyla, Tevot, Polaris (2017)

Thomas Adès & London Symphony Orchestra - Adès: Asyla, Tevot, Polaris
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:51 min | 209 MB
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

An acclaimed conductor and pianist as well as a composer, Thomas Adès is among today's greatest musicians. For his LSO Live debut, he conducts all of his seminal 'Trilogy' works - Asyla, Polaris and Tevot - pieces that not only occupy a special place in his output, but in modern classical music as a whole. Recorded in 2016 during his first LSO 'Composer Focus', this is the first time all three works have been presented together on one album, offering a unique chance to hear the musical development of one of the world's foremost contemporary composers.