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Kei Takumi - Ligeti: Complete Études (2018)

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Kei Takumi - Ligeti: Complete Études (2018)

Kei Takumi - Ligeti: Complete Études (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:53:56 | 128 MB
Label: Sheva Collection

After studying in the Tokyo University of the Arts with Seizo Azuma, he moved to London in 2011 to pursue further studies at the Royal Academy of Music as a full scholarship student. In the academy he studied with Professor Christopher Elton and received BMus with First Class Honours in 2015, DipRAM and MA with Distinction in 2017. Kei has performed Concertos with major orchestras, including Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a member of the 'Chanel Pygmalion Days Artists' in 2014, and was generously supported by the Rohm Music Foundation in 2015-17.

Wiener Singverein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Einem: Philadelphia Symphonie, Geistliche Sonate & Stundenlied (Live) (2018)

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Wiener Singverein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Einem: Philadelphia Symphonie, Geistliche Sonate & Stundenlied (Live) (2018)

Wiener Singverein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Einem: Philadelphia Symphonie, Geistliche Sonate & Stundenlied (Live) (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:17:18 | 163 MB
Label: Orfeo

One twentieth-century composer that trod his own path decisively, perhaps more than any other, is Gottfried von Einem. Since his breakthrough with the premiere of his opera Dantons Tod ('The Death of Danton') at the Salzburg Festival in 1947, through to the composer’s death in 1996, many of his works have been performed on the international music stage, as recordings featuring the likes of Böhm, Karajan and George Szell on Orfeo testify. Now, the label is delighted to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth by releasing a retrospective of von Einem’s work featuring the very best performers of today.

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult & Edmund Rubbra - Rubbra: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2018)

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BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult & Edmund Rubbra - Rubbra: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2018)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult & Edmund Rubbra - Rubbra: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:22 | 167 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings

History is re-claimed with two significant archive recordings, newly restored and re-mastered, by the BBC Symphony Orchestra of a master British symphonist in his early prime on Somm Céleste. The first appearance on disc of Edmund Rubbra conducting the wartime premiere of his own Fourth Symphony (taken from an off-air recording of the live broadcast) is coupled with a live 1954 BBC radio broadcast – considered ‘quite stupendous’ by the composer – of the Second Symphony conducted by the work’s dedicatee, Sir Adrian Boult. On the strength of his first four symphonies, the musicologist and composer Arthur Hutchings described Rubbra as ‘first and foremost, a symphonist’.

Slava Grigoryan - Play (2018)

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Slava Grigoryan - Play (2018)

Slava Grigoryan - Play (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:31 | 137 MB
Label: Universal Music

"Play" is a collection of works for two guitars performed by ARIA Award winning guitarist Slava Grigoryan and his gifted younger brother Leonard. Slava & Leonard Grigoryan have been performing together since childhood and their astonishing blend of sound, virtuosic ability and mesmerising stage presence have already won them a vast following as guitar duo.

Sofja Gülbadamova - Dohnányi: Piano Works (2018)

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Sofja Gülbadamova - Dohnányi: Piano Works (2018)

Sofja Gülbadamova - Dohnányi: Piano Works (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:18:39 | 322 MB
Label: Capriccio

Ernst von Dohnanyi’s piano works are influenced by the late romantic era, with different character pieces woven together as a cycle like the late piano works of Brahms. Dohnanyi first made his mark on the music scene as a pianist. He made his debut in Berlin in 1897 and was at once recognized as an artist of extremely high merit. Similar success followed in Vienna, and then he toured Europe. After he began composing, the piano was his natural instrument to write for.

Davide Ficco & Rossana Bertini - Giuliani: Opere solistiche per voce e chitarra (2018)

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Davide Ficco & Rossana Bertini - Giuliani: Opere solistiche per voce e chitarra (2018)

Davide Ficco & Rossana Bertini - Giuliani: Opere solistiche per voce e chitarra (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:19:15 | 167 MB
Label: Tactus

Mauro Giuliani is one of the most important figures within the history of the guitar. After spending his early years in Bisceglie, Barletta and Trieste, he moved to Vienna in 1806, instantly becoming an integral part of the prestigious musical circles within the city. He was an esteemed friend of, amongst others, Beethoven, Haydn and almost certainly Schubert, and a partner in the concert performances of virtuosos such as Hummel, Moscheles and Mayseder. The works presented on this release are performed in a historically sensitive manner, and combine the two musical genres to which Giuliani devoted his greatest efforts: vocal chamber music, and, to a greater degree, the solo guitar repertoire.

Alessandro Perin & Roberto Loreggian - Valeri: Organ Works (2018)

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Alessandro Perin & Roberto Loreggian - Valeri: Organ Works (2018)

Alessandro Perin & Roberto Loreggian - Valeri: Organ Works (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 02:08:38 | 302 MB
Label: Tactus

Taking advantage of two great historical instruments (the Giacomo Bazzani e Figli, 1832, organ of San Lorenzo in Cavazzana (RO) church, and the Gaetano Callido 1797, organ of the Beata Vergine del Rosario in Polesella (RO) church), in this double CD organist Alessandro Perin offers a significant collection of the works by the Paduan composer Gaetano Valeri, a leading exponent of the late eighteenth century Italian keyboard music scene. Remaining anchored to the 'galante' style, Valeri’s sonatas are characterised by great inventiveness, singability, rhythmic variety and formal elegance, and naturally enhance the variegated tonal characteristics of the Italian seventeenth-century organs. The release also features Roberto Loreggian, performing on the world premiere recording of the two four-hands works, Ouverture ridotta a quattro mani and Suonata a quattro mani.

Gertruda Jerjomenko, Māris Kupčs & Liepaja Symphony Orchestra - Bruk: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)

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Gertruda Jerjomenko, Māris Kupčs & Liepaja Symphony Orchestra - Bruk: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)

Gertruda Jerjomenko, Māris Kupčs & Liepaja Symphony Orchestra - Bruk: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 195 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks:11 | Time: 57:52 min

Fridrich Bruk born in Kharkov in 1937 and a Finnish resident since 1974 made his name as a composer of tangos. But the heart of his music lies in a series of eighteen symphonies, which have a strong narrative element, some reflecting Jewish themes, others inspired by Karelia and Finland. Symphony No. 17, Joy of Life (which Bruk also calls a Concerto-Symphony for Orchestra and Piano),has an autobiographical programme charting, in abstract terms, Bruks surmounting of the obstacles fate put in his path.

Lisa Cheryl Thomas - Farwell: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (2018)

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Lisa Cheryl Thomas - Farwell: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (2018)

Lisa Cheryl Thomas - Farwell: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 185 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 13 | Time: 66:33 min

The American composer Arthur Farwell (18721952) is best remembered as the leading member of a group of Indianists who used Native American tribal melodies in their own compositions. In fact, Farwells stylistic range was much wider than is realised today, as this third album in Lisa Thomas pioneering survey of his piano music demonstrates. It reveals the influence of both Debussy and Skryabin, perhaps even Busoni and, in the two Navajo War Dances here, intriguing parallels with Bartók.

Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga & Paul Mann - Rodney Newton: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)

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Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga & Paul Mann - Rodney Newton: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)

Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga & Paul Mann - Rodney Newton: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 264 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 08 | Time: 70:24 min

One twentieth-century composer that trod his own path decisively, perhaps more than any other, is Gottfried von Einem. Since his breakthrough with the premiere of his opera Dantons Tod ('The Death of Danton') at the Salzburg Festival in 1947, through to the composer’s death in 1996, many of his works have been performed on the international music stage, as recordings featuring the likes of Böhm, Karajan and George Szell on Orfeo testify. Now, the label is delighted to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth by releasing a retrospective of von Einem’s work featuring the very best performers of today.

Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)

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Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)

Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 361 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 19 | Time: 72:37 min

William Jackson of Exeter (17301803) was a painter and writer as well as a composer, but he has been, until now, something of a hidden treasure. As Timothy Roberts writes in his introduction to this first album of Jacksons music, his songs are rooted in English traditions, and if his harmonies rarely move beyond those of Corelli and Handel, Jacksons emphasis on sensibility also brings hints of early Romanticism. One contemporary observed that His melodies were pure and natural, resulting in music that is both elegant and charming. This recording brings two esteemed early-music stars into the Toccata Classics catalogue: Dame Emma Kirkby and Charles Daniels.

Tjeknavorian: Piano Concerto; Babadzhanian: Heroic Ballade (Armen Babakhanian/Loris Tjeknavorian)

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Tjeknavorian: Piano Concerto; Babadzhanian: Heroic Ballade (Armen Babakhanian/Loris Tjeknavorian)

Tjeknavorian: Piano Concerto; Babadzhanian: Heroic Ballade (Armen Babakhanian/Loris Tjeknavorian) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 57:56 | 284.1 MB
Classical | ASV / CD DCA 984

Loris Haykasi Tjeknavorian (also spelled Cheknavarian, Armenian: Լորիս Ճգնավորյան; Persian: لوریس چکناواریان‎‎, born 13 October 1937 in Borujerd) is an Iranian Armenian composer and conductor. He is one of the most celebrated cultural figures in Armenia and Iran…

Yasha Papian - Armenian Classical Music for Viola Solo (E.Erkanyan, E.Hovanesyan, A.Voskanyan, G.Hackinyan)

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Yasha Papian - Armenian Classical Music for Viola Solo (E.Erkanyan, E.Hovanesyan, A.Voskanyan, G.Hackinyan)

Yasha Papian (viola) - Armenian Classical Music for Viola Solo (E.Erkanyan, E.Hovanesyan, A.Voskanyan, G.Hackinyan) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 50:25 | 258.5 MB
Classical | Label: Armenia TV

Yakov Papyan (b. 1940), also known as Yasha Papian, is an Armenian viola player, laureate of various Soviet and international competitions, the Honored Artist of Armenia. He had been studying with Mikhail Terian and later received his PhD diploma from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. Since 1996, Yasha Papian lives in California, USA.

VA - Kurt Weill: Der Zar Lässt Sich Photographieren / The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken (1984)

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VA - Kurt Weill: Der Zar Lässt Sich Photographieren / The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken (1984)

Barry McDaniel, Heinz Kruse, Jan Latham-Koenig, Hilke Helling, Cologne Radio Chorus, Cologne Radio Orchestra, Thomas Lehrberger, Hans Franzen, Carla Pohl, Ulla Tocha, Marita Napier & Mario Brell - Kurt Weill: Der Zar Lässt Sich Photographieren / The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:46:21 | 185 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Capriccio

“Yet another outstanding entry in Capriccio’s heroic Kurt Weill series and a major hole in Weill's recorded catalogue plugged. Georg Kaiser, perhaps Weill's favorite German collaborator (the Brecht collaboration, although it produced terrific work, came with nettles and thorns), supplied the libretto, and Weill subtitled the piece an ‘opera buffa.’ However, as with Mozart, this hardly qualifies as a light-hearted romp. Indeed, it features the kind of humanistic ethical dilemma that attracted Weill again and again … kudos for a fine recording of a rarity.”

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman - Wagner: Die Walkure (2002/1990)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman - Wagner: Die Walkure (2002/1990)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman - Wagner: Die Walküre (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.88 Gb+4.22 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 241 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

The 1990 Metropolitan Opera performance of Die Walküre with James Levine conducting is a solid, four-square performance with few frills and no gimmicks, just extraordinarily fine singing and orchestral playing. There is no point in this where you find yourself asking why the director did something: this is the sort of production which could be criticised as unimaginative but defended as serving Wagner's intentions for this instalment of his Ring cycle. Levine and his orchestra give the music an emotional intensity that never overwhelms its grandeur, though perhaps in Wotan's farewell to Brunnhilde, we feel him more as father than as god.