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Arnold Bosman, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Donizetti: La zingara (2002)

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Arnold Bosman, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Donizetti: La zingara (2002)

Arnold Bosman, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Donizetti: La zingara (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 588 Mb | Total time: 76:04+48:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 396/1-2 | Recorded: 2001

Despite its moronic libretto, the opera was an enormous success at its premiere in Naples in 1822, and even Bellini wrote nice things about the second-act septet. Donizetti mixes buffo and serious characters, as well as Neapolitan dialect (there are no recitatives; numbers are separated by spoken dialogue) with “pure” Italian, and the absurd plot is (sort of) held together by the clever Argilla, who under the guise of telling fortunes gains entry to people’s feelings as well as to every area of the castle. Is it a masterpiece? Even close? No, but there are niceties galore–rhythmic arias and ensembles, good (if typical) characterizations, and good tunes.

Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Halévy: Clari (2010)

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Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Halévy: Clari (2010)

Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Halévy: Clari (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 158 min | 4,14+5,18 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2008

Cecilia Bartoli recreates the 1828 triumph of the legendary Maria Malibran - original star and dedicatee of Halévy's "tragi-comedy", Clari. Tracing the love of a callow country-girl for a duplicitous Duke, this hugely entertaining and first-ever modern production of Clari proved the overwhelming hit of the Zurich Opera season. Zurich Opera's own period-instrument orchestra, La Scintilla, under Adam Fischer, contribute a thoroughly researched, stylistically and historically well-informed accompaniment, yet without neglecting the liveliness and spirit of Italian opera.

Reynald Giovaninetti, Orhcestra and Chorus of Verona Arena - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2005/1985)

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Reynald Giovaninetti, Orhcestra and Chorus of Verona Arena - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2005/1985)

Reynald Giovaninetti, Orhcestra and Chorus of Verona Arena - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2005/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 6.67 Gb (DVD9) | 144 min
Classical | NVC Arts | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues, Japanese

The imposing grandeur of the Arena di Verona is the setting for Il Trovatore, one of Verdi's greatest masterpieces, with stage designs by the distinguished sculptor Mario Ceroli. For many years Il Trovatore has been an opera of worldwide popularity and the cast in this production is worthy of the opera's perennial success. It features the talents of the British soprano Rosalind Plowright in her Verona debut, a wealth of vocal experience from Fiorenza Cossotto as Azucena, matched with Giorgio Zancanaro's strong portrayal of the Count and Franco Bonisolli in fine voice as Manrico, the troubadour.

Camerata Flamenco Project - Entre Corrientes (2011) {Trimeca TR 000002-F}

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Camerata Flamenco Project - Entre Corrientes (2011) {Trimeca TR 000002-F}

Camerata Flamenco Project - Entre Corrientes (2011) {Trimeca TR 000002-F}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 223 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 54 Mb | Data -> 166 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Trimeca | TR 000002-F
Jazz / Post Bop / Flamenco / Chamber / Classical

Flamenco is no longer limited to cante, guitar and baile. Instrumental offers are making their way. And with them, encounters between genres and diverse musical trends. Camerata Flamenco Project joins this fourth way with ‘Entre corrientes’, an album on which three instruments meet — piano, cello and flute; as well as three genres — flamenco, classical and jazz. Pablo Suárez, José Luis López and Ramiro Obedman are the soul of this group which, although it has started off as a trio, has the flexibility to “end up becoming a symphony orchestra”. But for the time being, on stages the project is growing with double bass, percussion, Antonio Campos’ cante and Concha Jareño’s baile.

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)

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Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1.53 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 09:41:29 | 1.29 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 447 966-2

One of the great cycles. Of the hundred or so available recorded cycles (out of about one hundred and fifteen or so), this rates as one of the best. In better sound than either the DG stereo cycle and the live King International cycle, Kempff's style is more poetic and less intense and fiery than others. Whatever Kempff may give away in terms of speed, power, and precision, he makes up for in other ways

VA - Best Violin 50 (2011) (3CD Box Set)

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VA - Best Violin 50 (2011) (3CD Box Set)

VA - Best Violin 50 (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1034 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 03:50:07 | 526 mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

50 Best is a series of 3-CD sets which feature genres of music ranging from symphonies, concertos and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs and operas.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2005)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2005)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 244 min | 7,66+7,27 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano | Recorded: 2003

"Described as an Opera-Ballet in four Acts, Les Indes Galantes was Rameau's biggest stage success in his own lifetime, and one can understand why from this spectacular production, staged at the Paris Opéra in 2004. The director, Andrei Serban, presents the piece with the sort of lavish effects and movement that would have delighted 18th-century audiences…Outstanding among the soloists are Nathan Berg as Huascar…Anna Maria Panzarella as Emilie and Paul Agnew as Valere, with Joao Fernandez memorably in drag as Bellone. The final curtain brings an exuberant encore after the credits, with Christie hilariously joining in the dance.
– The Penguin Guide

Sviatoslav Richter - Rediscovered (2001)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Rediscovered (2001)

Sviatoslav Richter - Rediscovered (2001)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:23 | 564 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 09026 - 63844 - 2

RCA Victor's Richter Rediscovered lets us hear Sviatoslav Richter perform with intensity and purpose he rarely matched and still more rarely surpassed. This two-CD set comprises Richter's entire Dec. 26, 1960, Carnegie Hall recital and several encores from the same program two days later in Newark's Mosque Theater. Most transcripts of Richter's live performances miss details in his playing the prismatic shimmer of his tone in all registers, for example, or the way he could instantaneously jump from triple pianissimo to triple fortissimo.

Michael Whalen - Kiss the Quiet (2018)

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Michael Whalen - Kiss the Quiet (2018)

Michael Whalen - Kiss the Quiet (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 52:38 min | 121 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano, Classical, Instrumental | Label: Spout

A prolific, Emmy Award-winning composer, Michael Whalen grew up in Washington, D.C., where he played in a variety of orchestras, bands, and experimental performance groups. He studied music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, and University of Maryland. In 1987, he moved to New York City, where he composed for television soundtracks and commercials; Whalen provided music for well over 1,000 commercials, including award-winning campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola, BMW, Nike, IBM, and GE.

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Frederica von Stade, Francisco Araiza - Rossini: La Cenerentola [2005/1981]

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Claudio Abbado, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Frederica von Stade, Francisco Araiza - Rossini: La Cenerentola [2005/1981]

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Frederica von Stade, Francisco Araiza - Rossini: La Cenerentola [2005/1981]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.40 Gb (DVD9) | 151 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“Ponnelle's film of his La Scala staging is so imaginative and musically refined that it triumphs over the dubbing. Von Stade is an achingly beautiful Cinderella, Araiza a romantic Prince.” BBC Music Magazine

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Handel: Alceste, Comus (1990)

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The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Handel: Alceste, Comus (1990)

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Handel: Alceste, Comus (1990)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:57 | 411 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | Catalog: 421 479-2

According to Christopher Hogwood, in his marvelous biography of Handel, "In the winter of that year [1750], Handel received what was for him an unusual commission. Although closely associated with the London theatre, he wrote very little incidental music for plays. A request from John Rich to provide airs and dances for Smollett's 'Alceste' was undertaken, according to Hawkins, in repayment of a debt to Rich."

Frans Bruggen, Jaap Schroder, Anner Bylsma, Gustav Leonhardt - Telemann: Nouveaux Quatuors en Six Suites (1993)

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Frans Bruggen, Jaap Schroder, Anner Bylsma, Gustav Leonhardt - Telemann: Nouveaux Quatuors en Six Suites (1993)

Frans Bruggen, Jaap Schroder, Anner Bylsma, Gustav Leonhardt - Telemann: Nouveaux Quatuors en Six Suites (1993)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:24:10 | 857 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | Catalog: 4509-92177-2

In the Telemann mountains, much of the topography remains terra incognita because most of Telemann's music remains an undiscovered country. But whatever future generations of hardy musicologists may uncover, it is unlikely that Telemann's Nouveaux Quatuors en Six Suites published in Paris in 1738 will be displaced as among his output's highest peaks.

Les Nouveaux Caractères, Sébastien d'Hérin - Leclair: Scylla & Glaucus (2015)

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Les Nouveaux Caractères, Sébastien d'Hérin - Leclair: Scylla & Glaucus (2015)

Les Nouveaux Caractères, Sébastien d'Hérin - Leclair: Scylla & Glaucus (2015)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:39:06 | 943 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: ALPHA | Catalog: ALPHA 960

Jean-Marie Leclair, a pure product of the 18th century, was at the crossroads of styles, cultivating a virtuosic art combining melodies à la française and Italian virtuosity stemming from Corelli and Vivaldi. He was 49 when he undertook his first (and only) lyric tragedy: Scylla et Glaucus. In the greatest French tradition, this work combines sumptuous numbers of sentimental outpourings with frightening scenes of fury and terror, in which the orchestra, with forceful passages, plays a dazzling role.

Irvine Arditti - Caprices (2017) {Aeon}

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Irvine Arditti - Caprices (2017) {Aeon}

Irvine Arditti - Caprices (2017) {Aeon}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 320MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 178MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Modern Classical

Over and above his legendary career as leader of the Arditti Quartet, Irvine Arditti has worked on many solo projects and is still today one of the foremost interpreters of the music of our time. Over the past decade he has given the world premieres of a whole host of large-scale works written especially for him. His approach to the contemporary violin is fascinating. The works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Elliott Carter, Emmanuel Nunes and Pierre Boulez assembled in this album are among the most widely known in the recent repertory for violin, both on account of the transcendental character of the pieces themselves and the impetus they have given the instrument’s technique, but also and above all because of the accomplishment manifest in the variety of their modes of expression.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Opera Royal de Wallonie - Galuppi: L’Inimico delle Donne (2011)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Opera Royal de Wallonie - Galuppi: L’Inimico delle Donne (2011)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Opera Royal de Wallonie - Galuppi: L’Inimico delle Donne (2011)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 115 min | 7,59 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2011

"L’Inimico delle Donne" which means someone who doesn’t like women, is an opera written by Galuppi in 1771. He was very well-known at this time but when he died, suddenly his works disappeared from the stages. Among them ”L’Inimico delle Donne” disappeared so well that nobody knew it existed. Hence it has never been played since its first venue in Venice in 1771. Some years ago its manuscript was found in Lisbon and Royal Opéra de Wallonie decided to recreate and to stage it.