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Rachel Barton Pine - Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos; Beethoven Romances (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rachel Barton Pine - Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos; Beethoven Romances (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:10 minutes | 1,18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Barton Pine is an award-winning violinist who enjoys exploring lesser known works and developing and encouraging young talent. For this release, Billboard chart-topping, Chicago's violinist joins forces with Germany's distinguished Gottinger Symphonie Orchester and its acclaimed principal conductor, Christoph-Mathias Mueller, to present Mendelssohn's celebrated violin concerto alongside the great, though lesser-known, concerto by Robert Schumann, plus both of Beethoven's elegant Romances for violin and orchestra.
Niu Niu - Liszt · Chopin ‧ Schubert ‧ Mendelssohn (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Niu Niu - Liszt · Chopin ‧ Schubert ‧ Mendelssohn (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:23 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

With the tender age of 10 Niu Niu is the only pianist who became the youngest pianist ever to sign an exclusive recording contract with an international classical label – EMI Classics now Warner Classics.
New York Philharmonic, RCA Victor Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein dirige Schumann, Beethoven, Mendelssohn... (2018)

New York Philharmonic, RCA Victor Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein dirige Schumann, Beethoven, Mendelssohn… (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 766 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 343 Mb | 02:29:42
Classical | Label: Les Indispensables de Diapason

Tout commence un soir de janvier 1937, à Boston où le chef Dimitri Mitropoulos achève son deuxième séjour par la Symphonie en ut de Schumann. Invité à suivre répétitions et concert, l’étudiant Bernstein sent, au cours de l’Adagio espressivo, son « coeur éclater dans un mélange terrible de fierté et d’abattement ». Conçue au fond du gouffre, achevée au retour de la lumière en 1846, cette Symphonie no 2 le poursuivra longtemps. Bernstein chef d’orchestre est né par elle, commençons de même [CD I, 1-4]. L’influence de Mitropoulos ne s’arrête pas là. Une saison plus tôt, le chef grec avait soufflé Boston en dirigeant du piano le Concerto no 3 de Prokofiev, numéro de voltige que son admirateur reproduira en substituant Ravel à Prokofiev. Pianiste magnifique, Bernstein jouait dès cette année 1937 le Concerto en sol, qu’il dirigera du piano pour la première fois à Londres en 1946 et dont il fera l’un de ses tout premiers disques comme directeur du New York Philharmonic en 1958 [CD II, 2-4]

Niu Niu - Liszt · Chopin ‧ Schubert ‧ Mendelssohn (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 30, 2018
Niu Niu - Liszt · Chopin ‧ Schubert ‧ Mendelssohn (2018)

Niu Niu - Liszt · Chopin ‧ Schubert ‧ Mendelssohn (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 181 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | 01:03:26
Classical | Label: Decca Classics

Niu Niu is the nickname of Chinese pianist Zhang Shengliang, a prodigy who began studying music at age 3. He made his first public appearance at 6, playing a Mozart sonata and a Chopin etude. After moving to Shanghai at 8, he was invited to attend the Shanghai Conservatory, where he became the youngest student ever enrolled there. While his first teacher was his father, Niu Niu became a student of Hung-Kuan Chen at the New England Conservatory in Boston. In 2006, he made a significant career move by performing at Wigmore Hall, and the following year he played Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 in London, under the direction of Leslie Howard. In 2007, at age 9, he signed a contract with EMI, and recorded his debut album, Niu Niu plays Mozart, which was released in 2008. After touring China and Japan, Niu Niu released a recording of Chopin's etudes, and in 2010, he won the Prix Montblanc for most talented young artist. In 2012, he recorded an album of Liszt transcriptions for EMI.
Yehudi Menuhin, BPO - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Bartok: Violin Concerto No.2 (1966/2012) [Official Digital Download 24-96

Yehudi Menuhin & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler (1966/2012)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 [EMI Remaster 2011]

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:58 minutes | 672 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Acclaimed violinist Yehudi Menuhin delivers first-rate performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor and Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No.2. His stunning tone, intensity and overall virtuosity are engaging and warm. Menuhin is joined by noted conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. The set will go down as one of the finest violin performances of all time and Menuhin remains one of the most accomplished violinists of the century.
The Raphael Ensemble - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintets (1998) Reissue 2012

The Raphael Ensemble - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintets (1998) Reissue 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55377 | Time: 00:58:26

Mendelssohn was without doubt the most precociously gifted composer the world has ever known: not even Mozart produced ‘mature’ masterpieces while still in his teens. He was also a double prodigy on the violin and piano, an exceptional athlete, a talented poet (Goethe was a childhood friend and confidant), multi-linguist, watercolorist and philosopher. He excelled at virtually anything which could hold his attention for long enough, although it was music above all which activated his creative imagination. The two String Quintets were composed at opposite ends of his short career. No 1 was written in 1826, soon after the completion of the Octet and E major Piano Sonata and before the Overture to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, when Mendelssohn was still only seventeen. He later substituted a slow movement in memory of his friend the violinist Eduard Rietz, and it was this revised version of the Quintet that was published in Bonn the same year and is recorded here. Quintet No 2 dates from 1845 (when Mendelssohn was still only thirty-six), a year before his triumphant success with Elijah in Birmingham and just two years prior to his premature death.
Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra - Mendelssohn: Overture & Incidental music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (2018)

Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra - Mendelssohn: Overture & Incidental music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 197 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | 00:56:33
Classical | Label: Channel Classics Records

When Iván Fischer founded the Budapest Festival Orchestra more than 30 years ago he made a personal dream become true. Core of the philosophy of the orchestra is the total absence of daily routine. It is about taking the risk, the initiative and freedom to do things differently. Every concert is therefore a joyful discovery of uncharted territory, a journey to new horizons in music. It feels unexpected and surprising as if it was played for the very first time. The Festival Orchestra is driven by an openness towards the new and the unknown, by curiosity and attention to details. It is the innovative approach to music, the musician’s dedication and their permanent strive for excellence that made Budapest Festival Orchestra the youngest of the top 10 ranked ensembles in the world.
Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart & Gächinger Kantorei - Mendelssohn: Sacred Works (2018) (6 CDs)

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart & Gächinger Kantorei - Mendelssohn: Sacred Works (2018) (6 CDs)
WEB Rip FLAC (Tracks) | 6 CDs, 06:23:40 min | Cover, d.booklet | 1,65 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Haenssler Classic

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s oratorio Elias Op. 70 was premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. It depicts the life of the prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 and 2 Kings of the Old Testament. While it was composed in the spirit of Mendelssohn’s Baroque predecessors Bach and Handel, its lyricism and use of orchestral and choral color clearly reflects Mendelssohn’s own genius as an early Romantic composer. Paulus Op. 36, written a decade earlier, was a popular work during Mendelssohn’s lifetime, but failed to maintain its stature in comparison to his other oratorios and the oratorios of Handel and Bach.
Minetti Quartet - Mendelssohn & Schubert: String Quartets (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Minetti Quartet - Mendelssohn & Schubert: String Quartets (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 63:15 minutes | 627 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The connection between the life and work of the composer seems hardly more compelling than in the case of Mendel ssohn’s String Quartet no. 6 in F minor op. 80. Nothing seems more able to demystify a work of music than death itself. The title page of the manuscript of the String Quartet in D minor bears the date 'In March 1824' in Schubert’s own hand. And indeed, in the previous year Schubert did experience tragedy: professional failure and private disappointments tormented the composer in 1823.
Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1961) [Japan 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1961) [Japan 2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:42 minutes | Basic Covers | 1,38 GB
or FLAC Tracks 2.0 Stereo (Official Digital Download) 24bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | 1005 MB

Otto Klemperer was very much a man of the theatre. “Here, opera and drama were truly united”, he said of his time at Berlin’s Kroll Theatre, a progressive and influential force in the heady years of the Weimar Republic. He was also a man with a sharp sense of humour: this performance of Mendelssohn’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream both glows with enchantment and sparkles with wit.