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Riccardo Chailly & Lucerne Festival Orchestra – Richard Strauss (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Riccardo Chailly & Lucerne Festival Orchestra – Richard Strauss (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:25:07 minutes | 1,49 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Decca Music Group Ltd.

The dream team of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly return with over 85 minutes of some of the greatest orchestral music ever written. Continuing the critically acclaimed Lucerne/Chailly partnership launched by the world premiere recording of Stravinsky’s Funeral Song.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Riccardo Chailly conducts Liszt’s “Faust Symphony” 2013 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

Riccardo Chailly was not even 27 years old when he was invited by Herbert von Karajan to make his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in January 1980 – conducting Schoenberg’s First Chamber Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth. “I can still remember exactly”, says the music director of Leipzig’s Gewandhausorchester, “how I was simply bowled over then by the sound of this orchestra, this power and warmth – it was unbelievable.” Immediately afterwards, Chailly was asked to become the new principal conductor of the RSO Berlin (now the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester). “That also offered the possibility of continuing to conduct the Philharmoniker and of developing my connection with Karajan.”

For his Berlin appearance in November 2013, Riccardo Chailly begins the programme with Richard Wagner’s seldom performed Faust Overture. The main work is Franz Liszt’s Faust Symphony, whose first movement paraphrases a motif from the Wagner overture. The emotional music of the second movement (“Gretchen”) was praised by Liszt’s biographer Richard Pohl: “Even Liszt’s adversaries could not resist the spell of this Gretchen.” The ghostly third movement (“Mephistopheles”), in which the “Faust” themes are increasingly distorted and parodied, owes a debt to the finale of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique (the opening bars of both finales are almost identical). At the end, the tension subsides – with a choral finale in radiant C major in which Liszt sets the last lines of Goethe’s Faust II.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Riccardo Chailly conducts Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony 2013 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

The Guardian recently wrote about Riccardo Chailly, music director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus, that he is “one of a handful of living conductors who genuinely deserves to be called great”. On his road to “greatness”, one composer played a significant role who is also represented in the programme of this guest performance by Chailly in Berlin: Anton Bruckner, whose complete symphonies Chailly recorded from the mid-1980s onwards. Critics were effusive in their praise for these interpretations in which sinewy strength prevails rather than soft rapture – and at the same time, they were surprised that a young Italian should have so much to say about German late Romanticism. The Sixth Symphony, which is performed at this concert, is the perfect complement to Chailly’s approach: for Bruckner’s standards, a short work of compressed energy.

In addition to Bruckner, Felix Mendelssohn is also linked to Chailly’s artistic biography. After all, the composer was once head of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and thus Chailly’s predecessor in the role. This concert includes his Fourth Symphony, known as the Italian. The authors’ own assessment of their works adds a certain charm to the pairing with Bruckner’s Sixth: While Bruckner characterised his symphony as his “boldest”, Mendelssohn wrote that the Fourth was “the jolliest piece I have ever done”. Moreover, the fact that an interpretation of the Italian by a conductor with Chailly’s origins can claim a certain authenticity, is something that almost need not be mentioned.

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Filarmonica Della Scala & Riccardo Chailly – The Fellini Album (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Filarmonica Della Scala & Riccardo Chailly – The Fellini Album (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:36 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Decca Music Group Ltd.

What a pleasure it is to return to Riccardo Chailly, at the head of the Filarmonica della Scala, with a collection on Rota (1911-1979) and more particularly his songs written for the great films of Fellini such as Amarcord, Huit et Demi, and La Dolce Vita! Before him, another Riccardo, Muti, had dedicated, in the 1990s, two albums with Sony Classical to the film scores of the Italian composer – with one collection on his non-cinematographic corpus. Whether Rota’s music was for cinema or the concert hall was of little importance as he rolled out, to the likes of Bernard Herrmann in the United States, a style that was true to himself where one feels his genius and prowess for evoking ambiance mixed with an incredible dexterity for the most diverse genres, as can be heard in Suite taken here from La Dolce Vita. The beginning (O Venezia, Venaga, Venusia) of the following Il Casanova di Federico Fellini, in which the chiming of the pendulum evokes the tragic destiny of the character and the harmonization of somber colors creates a sea-like atmosphere, remains without a doubt one of the most striking tracks on the album. This ambiance returns in the final part, this time all the more mind-blowing (The Dancing Doll). Often influences from the East, of Chostakovitch and Khachaturian (Il Duca di Württenberg), can be heard along with more meridian styles inherited from Italian symphonists from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. A passionate album not to be missed.  – Pierre-Yves Lascar

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Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala & Riccardo Chailly – Messa per Rossini (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala & Riccardo Chailly – Messa per Rossini (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:40:36 minutes | 977 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Decca Music Group Ltd.

2018 also marks 250 years since Gioachino Rossini’s death in 1868. ‘Messa per Rossini’ was composed in his memory by Verdi and 12 other notable Italian composers Verdi himself composed the concluding Libera me, which he later used in his own ‘Messa da Requiem’

This rare recording represents the work’s triumphant return to the spiritual home of Verdi and Rossini: the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

“To honour the memory of Rossini I would like the most distinguished Italian composers to compose a Requiem Mass to be performed on the anniversary of his death.” (Giuseppe Verdi)

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Johannes Brahms: The Symphonies – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Сomposer: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Artist: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly
Title: Brahms – The Symphonies
Genre: Classical, Romantic
Label: © Decca is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2013/22 Sep. 2014
Recorded: 2012-2013, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 03:53:59
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 4087 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 96 kHz / 2608 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Size: 22.41 GB

Following his 2011 landmark Beethoven symphonic cycle, Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra return with new recordings of the complete Brahms symphonies as well as other orchestral works including overtures and the Haydn Variations.
The collection also features world premieres of two orchestrated piano intermezzi, and the nine Liebeslieder waltzes, the original first performance version of the Andante from Symphony No. 1 and the even rarer revised opening of the Fourth Symphony.
Since recording the Brahms symphonies 25 years ago, Chailly’s approach is radically rethought, re-examining the scores and the recorded interpretations of an earlier generation of conductors to bring a fresh, new and dramatic reading.

“For most listeners’ purposes, Riccardo Chailly’s set of Johannes Brahms’ four symphonies will seem standard-issue, with respectable and uncontroversial interpretations from an esteemed conductor, and rich and resonant performances by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Even in the choice of filler pieces, the set includes the three orchestral works that are usually packaged with the symphonies: the Tragic Overture, the Haydn Variations, and the Academic Festival Overture. However, this set offers welcome suprises and extra value for the purchase. Two orchestral arrangements of the Interludes, Opp. 116 and 117 for piano, are included, along with instrumental versions of a handful of Liebeslieder Waltzes and three of the orchestrated Hungarian Dances, which may be incentives to listeners who are looking for a little more. Also included are Brahms’ original version of the Andante of the First Symphony and the alternate opening of the Fourth. But no one should invest in a set solely on the basis of these extras, however unusual they may be. Since first recording the cycle with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, where he offered a rather heavy-handed modern take on the symphonies, Chailly has gone back to an older, more historically informed style of playing Brahms that was familiar to conductors of the early 20th century. The music is lighter and more transparent, so in some ways, his recordings are sometimes reminiscent of classic performances by Bruno Walter, George Szell, and other revered conductors. For traditionalists, this is a fine set to own, especially if a fresh digital recording is needed.” –Blair Sanderson, AllMusic

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Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn – Violin Concertos – Nikolaj Znaider, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly (2016) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Title: Beethoven, Mendelssohn – Violin Concertos
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Classical
Director: Michael Beyer, Ute Feudel
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Artist: Nikolaj Znaider violin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Production/Label: Accentus Music GmbH
Duration: 01:24:49
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 22969 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: German DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4161 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: German LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 21.93 GB

The Daily Telegraph describes Nikolaj Znaider as “the most stimulating young musician playing today, drawing on musical intelligence, perception and dynamism to give performances of rare intensity.” This release presents one of the world’s foremost violinists playing two landmark concertos, accompanied by the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester ‐ “one of Europe’s finest orchestras” (The Guardian) ‐ under the baton of its music director Riccardo Chailly.
It was the Gewandhausorchester that, in 1845, first performed Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor. Mendelssohn himself had conducted Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major several times and helped this milestone in the history of music to its great breakthrough.

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Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly – Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps – Chant funebre (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly – Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps – Chant funèbre (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:10 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Decca

The rediscovery of Stravinsky’s Funeral Song, from a recording made in St Petersburg in Spring 2015, was a major event. Composed over the summer of 1908 in honour of his late teacher Rimsky-Korsakov, who died in June that year, it marked a moment where Stravinsky was working at many different types of writing, looking for a personal language. The work was first performed at a memorial concert in St Petersburg in January 1909 but thereafter it disappeared without a trace: the only evidence of its existence was in accounts of the concert and the composer’s own nostalgic memories of the work he saw as “the best of my works before Firebird, and the most advanced in terms of chromatic harmonies.” And here at last is the world’s first ever recording of it! A stunning little treasure in which we can still hear Rimsky, and also the Stravinsky of Firebird, but perhaps also still the Stravinsky of the Rite of Spring, which was still very recent, a testimony to the composer’s breakneck evolution. It was in the same year, 1908, that Stravinsky interrupted his writing of Fireworks when he heard the news of Rismsky’s death in order to compose his Funeral Song; the Scherzo Fantastique was the last score by the young composer that the old master would ever get to read, although he never heard it performed. With this recording, Riccardo Chilly offers us a judicious selection of four works from the composer’s youth (we also findThe Faun and the Shepherdess of 1906, a little cycle of three melodies with orchestra, sung in French, here with Sophie Koch) followed by the big turning point that is theRite of Spring, with a reading which is both clear and fiery.

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Riccardo Chailly – Waldbuhne 2011 – Fellini, Jazz & Co (2011) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD 5.1

Title: Waldbuhne 2011 – Fellini, Jazz & Co
Released Date: 2011
Genre: Classical
Artist: Berliner Philharmoniker, Riccardo Chailly

Production/Label: EuroArts
Duration: 1:45:25.052
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video Codec: AVC
Audio Codec: DTS, AC-3, PCM
Video: MPEG-2 Video / 29786 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9
Audio: Undetermined / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Audio: Undetermined / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4110 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 29.55 GB

The Waldbühne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s summer concerts. With audiences of more than 20,000, these are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. Riccardo Chailly is famous for having one of the broadest and most eclectic repertoires. Here, under his baton, the orchestra presents perennial favourites by Shostakovich, Rota and Respighi. Live recording from the Waldbühne, Berlin, 23 August 2011, directed by Kasten Henning, produced by Jan Bremme. TV Producer: Dorothea Diekmann, RBB.

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Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 8 ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ – Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (2017) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Сomposer: Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
Title: Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major ‘Symphony of a Thousand’
Release Date: 2017
Recorded live at the Concert Hall of KKL Luzern, 12–13 August 2016
Genre: Classical
Director: Ute Feudel
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Artist: Ricarda Merbeth, soprano (Magna Peccatrix), Juliane Banse, soprano (Una poenitentium), Anna Lucia Richter, soprano (Mater gloriosa), Sara Mingardo, contralto (Mulier Samaritana), Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano (Maria Aegyptiaca), Andreas Schager, tenor (Doctor Marianus), Peter Mattei, baritone (Pater ecstaticus), Samuel Youn, bass-baritone (Pater profundus); Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Latvian Radio Choir, Orfeón Donostiarra, Tölzer Knabenchor, Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Production/Label: Accentus Music GmbH
Duration: 01:32:57
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, AC-3, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 22940 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1 /
Audio#1: Italian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3979 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: Italian LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitles: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese
Size: 23.19 GB

Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony breaks the boundaries of the symphonic form in a world-embracing gesture. Riccardo Chailly is one of the staunchest performers of this work, and therefore it seemed appropriate in many ways that he chose this work for his inaugural concert as Claudio Abbado’s successor and new music director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The artistic statement was combined with a deeply personal conviction: it should be a “tribute to Claudio,” the highly esteemed friend and colleague to whom Chailly, as he emphasizes, owes very much. On 12 August 2016, Claudio Abbado’s unfinished Mahler cycle with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was completed in a breathtaking performance of the Mahler 8th, simultaneously heralding in a new era in Lucerne.

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