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Beethoven & Schubert - The Last Sonatas - Benjamin Moser (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Artist: Benjamin Moser
Title: Beethoven & Schubert - The Last Sonatas
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutschlandradio / Avi-Service for music, Cologne, Germany
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:05:42
Recorded: IV 2014, Köln, Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal

Benjamin, for your new CD recording you have selected Beethoven’s and Schubert’s very last piano sonatas. Why have you chosen these works specifically, just now, in 2014?
The question is justified, particularly since they have been recorded by great masters on countless occasions. In view of the great artistic maturity required to climb these twin Himalaya peaks of piano repertoire, it is often said – quite rightly, no doubt – that the older the performer, the better. But after having devoted my first two studio recordings to Russian and French music respectively, I found it important to finally bring out an album devoted to Viennese Classicism.
While I was still a student, but then particularly during the last three or four years, I’ve been intensely studying Beethoven’s last sonatas and I’ve often performed Op. 111 in concert. My first idea was to make a Beethoven recording with the last three sonatas, but then I thought it would certainly be interesting to contrast the last Beethoven Sonata with the last one by Schubert, D.960 (incidentally, a combination not so often recorded on one album until now). “Late works” have always held a special place in my heart. Bach’s Art of Fugue, the “Ninth” symphonies of Beethoven, Bruckner and Mahler, Beethoven’s late string quartets, obviously his last piano sonatas, then the late Brahms intermezzi and many more, are all works I particularly love and by which I am profoundly moved whenever I hear them. They contain so much mystery and mysticism; words come to mind such as Weltumarmumg (embracing the world), Weltschmerz, piety, Abschied (farewell), thankfulness, abstraction, highest mastery, and holiness.
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Beethoven & Bach - Piano Concertos - Glenn Gould, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann (1958/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann
Title: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15; Bach, J.S.: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1958/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:41:34
Recorded: 1958

Instead of Leonard Bernstein, the Columbia Symphony Orchestra was fronted this time by Vladimir Golschmann. Born in Paris to Russian émigrés in 1893 and head of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1931, Golschmann was one of the few conductors with whom Gould apparently never had problems, and vice versa. In the Beethoven concerto Gould played his own cadenza – with a noticeable nod to Max Reger…
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Beethoven & Bach - Piano Concertos - Glenn Gould, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (1957/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
Title: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19; Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1957/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:52:06
Recorded: 1957


Gould’s first recording with orchestra, and his first studio collaboration with Leonard Bernstein, fourteen years his senior. “During the first portion of the concerto, Mr. Gould slid out from behind the piano and loped casually about the hall. He shook his head, waved his arms, beat time, and acted generally in a manner that any conductor less accustomed to the ways of genius might have found trying in the extreme. Bernstein took no notice.”
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 10 - Francesca Dego, Francesca Leonardi (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Francesca Dego, Francesca Leonardi
Title: Beethoven - Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 10
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Italia Srl
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:27:53

Francesca Leonardi has established herself as one of the best young violinists on the international musical scene. Recently signed by Deutsche Grammophon, her debut album with the 24 Paganini Caprices recorded on the ex-Ricci Guarneri del Gesù was released in October 2012 and received high critical acclaim. She is now recording the complete Beethoven violin sonatas, the final volume to be released in Fall 2015. She is also featured guest artist in Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo's album 'Ave Maria' released by Sony Classical. She is a winner of numerous national and international competitions. In 2008 she was the first Italian female violinist since 1961 to reach the final of the renowned “Paganini Competition” in Genoa and she won the “Enrico Costa” prize for having been the youngest finalist.
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	Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck (2015) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck
Title: Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7
Genre: Classical
Label: © Reference Recordings
Release Date: 2015
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:11:16
Recorded: 5-7 December 2014, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, US


SAN FRANCISCO: Conductor Manfred Honeck writes in his fascinating and thorough music notes: “A recording of Beethoven is always a great occasion and event. The marrying of the music’s historic interpretation with the brilliance of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s playing and the fantastic technique of Soundmirror have made this recording,
comprised of three live concerts from December 2014, possible. It has been a joy to look deeply into that which Beethoven has composed, while also discovering the sense and content of the music and thus the reason why it has been written. For me, this is always the most beautiful part of the creative process.”
This release is the fourth in the highly acclaimed Pittsburgh Live! series of multi-channel hybrid SACD releases on the FRESH! series from Reference Recordings. Each, including the newest Bruckner 4 (FR713SACD) has received dozens of critical accolades. Dvořák/Janáček (FR710SACD), garnered a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Orchestral Performance. Since 1896, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been known for its artistic excellence, a rich history of the world’s finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included many of the greats, including Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004). This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah” in 1944, and John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the groundbreaking PBS series “Previn and the Pittsburgh.” The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, which are made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
This release and the entire Pittsburgh Live! series are recorded and mastered by the team at Soundmirror, whose outstanding orchestral, solo, opera and chamber recordings have received more than 70 Grammy nominations and awards. Soundmirror has recorded for every major classical record label, now including Reference Recordings.
FRESH! is part of Reference Recordings’ mission to encourage unique and fine artists, and give them a strong platform for promotion and sales nationally and internationally.
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	Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck (2015) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck
Title: Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7
Genre: Classical
Label: © Reference Recordings
Release Date: 2015
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: DSD128
Duration: 01:11:16
Recorded: 5-7 December 2014, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, US

SAN FRANCISCO: Conductor Manfred Honeck writes in his fascinating and thorough music notes: “A recording of Beethoven is always a great occasion and event. The marrying of the music’s historic interpretation with the brilliance of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s playing and the fantastic technique of Soundmirror have made this recording,
comprised of three live concerts from December 2014, possible. It has been a joy to look deeply into that which Beethoven has composed, while also discovering the sense and content of the music and thus the reason why it has been written. For me, this is always the most beautiful part of the creative process.”
This release is the fourth in the highly acclaimed Pittsburgh Live! series of multi-channel hybrid SACD releases on the FRESH! series from Reference Recordings. Each, including the newest Bruckner 4 (FR713SACD) has received dozens of critical accolades. Dvořák/Janáček (FR710SACD), garnered a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Orchestral Performance. Since 1896, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been known for its artistic excellence, a rich history of the world’s finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included many of the greats, including Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004). This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah” in 1944, and John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the groundbreaking PBS series “Previn and the Pittsburgh.” The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, which are made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
This release and the entire Pittsburgh Live! series are recorded and mastered by the team at Soundmirror, whose outstanding orchestral, solo, opera and chamber recordings have received more than 70 Grammy nominations and awards. Soundmirror has recorded for every major classical record label, now including Reference Recordings.
FRESH! is part of Reference Recordings’ mission to encourage unique and fine artists, and give them a strong platform for promotion and sales nationally and internationally.
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/176,4kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck
Title: Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7
Genre: Classical
Label: © Reference Recordings
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 176,4kHz/24bit
Source: DSD128
Duration: 01:11:16
Recorded: 5-7 December 2014, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, US


SAN FRANCISCO: Conductor Manfred Honeck writes in his fascinating and thorough music notes: “A recording of Beethoven is always a great occasion and event. The marrying of the music’s historic interpretation with the brilliance of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s playing and the fantastic technique of Soundmirror have made this recording,
comprised of three live concerts from December 2014, possible. It has been a joy to look deeply into that which Beethoven has composed, while also discovering the sense and content of the music and thus the reason why it has been written. For me, this is always the most beautiful part of the creative process.”
This release is the fourth in the highly acclaimed Pittsburgh Live! series of multi-channel hybrid SACD releases on the FRESH! series from Reference Recordings. Each, including the newest Bruckner 4 (FR713SACD) has received dozens of critical accolades. Dvořák/Janáček (FR710SACD), garnered a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Orchestral Performance. Since 1896, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been known for its artistic excellence, a rich history of the world’s finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included many of the greats, including Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004). This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah” in 1944, and John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the groundbreaking PBS series “Previn and the Pittsburgh.” The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, which are made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
This release and the entire Pittsburgh Live! series are recorded and mastered by the team at Soundmirror, whose outstanding orchestral, solo, opera and chamber recordings have received more than 70 Grammy nominations and awards. Soundmirror has recorded for every major classical record label, now including Reference Recordings.
FRESH! is part of Reference Recordings’ mission to encourage unique and fine artists, and give them a strong platform for promotion and sales nationally and internationally.
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 & 15 - Glenn Gould (1980/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3, Op. 2 & No. 15, Op. 28 'Pastorale'
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1980/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:35:51
Recorded: 1974, 1976, 1979

Among the projects that Columbia had arranged with Gould were the complete recordings of Bach’s solo keyboard works and the Beethoven sonatas. Both were to remain unfinished. Long after becoming a concert drop-out, Gould now planned to become a “record drop-out”: “My contract with CBS runs a bit beyond my 50th year. After that, there is going to be a major change of gears, much as there was twenty years ago.”
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