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Rossini - La gazza ladra (Alberto Zedda) [2015]

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Rossini - La gazza ladra (Alberto Zedda) [2015]

Rossini - La gazza ladra (Alberto Zedda) [2015]
Classical | Naxos 8.660369-71 | TT: 180.12 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 772 MB

La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) marked a culmination of the convergence of serious and comic elements in Rossini’s work. The result is an ideal hybrid: a tragic opera with a happy ending that rises to the status of true opera seria. With its outstanding dramatic and musical qualities it remains one of Rossini’s greatest and most successful operas, a constant presence in the repertoire since its triumphant 1817 première in Milan. This performance is conducted by Alberto Zedda, who made his conducting début in 1956, produced the first critical edition of La gazza ladra, and is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the operas of Rossini.

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnok - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 5-8 (1982)

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The English Concert, Trevor Pinnok - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 5-8 (1982)

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnok - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 5-8 (1982)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:35 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 410898

Handel's Concerti Grossi opus 6 must surely be ranked as some of the greatest orchestral music ever composed. Probably penned in or around 1739, the pieces were developed to serve as orchestral "interludes" for other operatic or oratorio performances. To listen to them, however, is to tempt us not believe that this could possibly be the case: the Concerti Grossi opus 6 works are without doubt among the pinnacle of Baroque composition. After listening to these, we are left with a distinct sadness that Handel did not turn his attention more to this genre, as his masterful treatment in the opus 6 shows us his true genius.

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)

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Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:12 | 779 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 907581

“[These suites] have rarely been recorded or promoted by harpsichordists during the most recent revival of interest in ‘early music.’” I realize that Richard Egarr is entitled to his own opinions—his liner notes on an earlier release, for example, likened the humor in Purcell’s harpsichord music to that of the wonderful old 1950s BBC comedy The Goon Show —but he’s not entitled to his own facts. Christopher Brodersen pointed out in a 2011 review of these works featuring Laurence Cummings ( Fanfare 34:5) that ArkivMusic listed nine complete sets played on the harpsichord, with several others on the piano. I find some of the suites have considerably more recordings than that, in 2014: 26 for the Suite in A Major, 28 for the Suite in D Minor, 25 for the Suite in E Minor, 47 for the Suite in E Major. If such numbers reflect rare recordings, I have to wonder what Egarr would consider a moderate number, let alone a frequent one.

Camilla Tilling, Paul Rivinius - I skogen: Nordic Songs (2015)

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Camilla Tilling, Paul Rivinius - I skogen: Nordic Songs (2015)

Camilla Tilling, Paul Rivinius - I skogen: Nordic Songs (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 66:21 | 256 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2154

Known to opera audiences worldwide, Camilla Tilling is also a dedicated recitalist. On two previous BIS releases, the Swedish soprano and her musical partner Paul Rivinius have interpreted Strauss as well as Schubert, to critical acclaim: 'Tilling takes her place among the leading Strauss sopranos of the day' (Sunday Times); 'a Schubert recital of rare pedigree' (Gramophone). On her present offering she turns northwards, interpreting songs by Grieg, Sibelius and Wilhelm Stenhammar. The disc takes its title from an early song by Stenhammar, I skogen ('In the forest'), and many of the selected songs are either played out in or depict natural settings, in a manner we are familiar with from Nordic composers.

Rondo Classico - Live in Concert (2011)

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Rondo Classico - Live in Concert (2011)

Rondo Classico - Live in Concert (2011)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 13 | 54:16 min | 127 Mb
Style: Neoclassical | Label: Ethos Musikproduktion

The RONDO CLASSICO orchestra, as the most famous German classical pop orchestra, combines classical music with contemporary pop music. In particular, works from the baroque and rococo from Vivaldi and Händel to Mozart are presented in the typical RONDO style. In addition there are titles from the entertainment and pop music which are listed with classical instruments. The fantastic rococo costumes of the Veneziano form a magical stage design. For gala, event or concert, RONDO CLASSICO guarantees "the best entertainment on the highest level".

Monique Haas - Monique Haas Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (2006) (8CD Box set)

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Monique Haas - Monique Haas Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (2006) (8CD Box set)

Monique Haas - Monique Haas Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Booklet | 2084 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1425 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, Catalog #: 689502

It may be rash to claim that the French pianist Monique Haas (1909-1987) never made a bad recording, but you won't find one among her complete DG sessions. Dating from the late 1940s up to 1965, the recordings have been transferred from scratch, and they sound remarkably well for their respective vintages. The repertoire is diverse and unhackneyed, ranging from Mozart piano duets (with Heinz Schröter) and K. 449 and K. 488 concertos, rare Haydn gems (the E-flat Arietta with Variations and the Fantasia in C major), and the Stravinsky Capriccio, to Hindemith's Concert Music for piano, brass and harps (with the composer conducting), and a substantial sonata by Marcel Mihalovici (the pianist's husband) featuring violinist Max Rostal.

VA - 100 Best London Symphony Orchestra (2013) (6CD Box set) {Warner Classics}

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VA - 100 Best London Symphony Orchestra (2013) (6CD Box set) {Warner Classics}

VA - 100 Best London Symphony Orchestra (2013) (6CD Box set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 2011 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1048 mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics / 50999 4 33232 2 7

This 6CD set contains 100 tracks from the catalogues of EMI Records, EMI Classics and Virgin Classics of recordings by the London Symphony Orchestra under some of the world’s greatest conductors and with a number of famous soloists.

Nabil Shehata & Karim Shehata - Brahms, Bruch, Glière & Koussevitzky: Works for Double Bass & Piano (2017)

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Nabil Shehata & Karim Shehata - Brahms, Bruch, Glière & Koussevitzky: Works for Double Bass & Piano (2017)

Nabil Shehata & Karim Shehata - Brahms, Bruch, Glière & Koussevitzky: Works for Double Bass & Piano (2017)
Classical, Chamber Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:30 | 145 MB
Label: Genuin | Release Year: 2017

The double bass is so much more than just an orchestral foundation when it is played by Nabil Shehata: the winner of the 2003 ARD Music Competition and professor at the Munich University of Music is one of his instrument’s most renowned virtuosos. But Shehata is a lot more than that, as he proves in his GENUIN debut release: a full-blooded musician who knows how to best bring out the unique colors and qualities of his instrument – whether in original works by Glière and Koussevitzky or arrangements of cello works by Bruch and Brahms. Both rugged and sweet-sounding, brilliant and down-to-earth – for lovers of distinctive sound!

Bryden Thomson and BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra - Jones: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 10 (2017)

Posted By: Pisulik
Bryden Thomson and BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra - Jones: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 10 (2017)

Bryden Thomson and BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra - Jones: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 10 (2017)
Classical, Orchestral, Modern Era | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:44 | 160 MB
Label: Lyrita | Release Year: 2017

Daniel Jones (1912-1993) composed in a wide range of genres, yet the cornerstone of his prolific output is the Symphony, memorably described by him as ‘a dramatic structure with an emotive intention’. He tackled the form afresh with each of his 13 examples, of which the first 12 are based on a different note of the chromatic scale. Though each of his thirteen symphonies is a unique and highly personal statement, the cycle as a whole maintains an unwavering consistency of quality and vision. Daniel Jones demonstrates a steadfast integrity throughout, never bowing to the latest trends. His priority is always to communicate directly with the listener.

Gabriele Baldocci - Liszt: Beethoven Complete Symphonies, Vol. 2 (2017)

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Gabriele Baldocci - Liszt: Beethoven Complete Symphonies, Vol. 2 (2017)

Gabriele Baldocci - Liszt: Beethoven Complete Symphonies, Vol. 2 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:50 | 165 MB
Label: Dynamic | Release Year: 2017

Liszt’s vast output includes a large number of piano transcriptions of pieces that range from Bach organ works to extracts of Wagner, as well as virtuoso fantasias and ‘paraphrases’ of operas by numerous composers, including Mozart, Verdi and Gounod. Liszt freely re-imagined the original works in order to produce dazzling performances. But his piano transcriptions of Beethoven’s nine symphonies are entirely different. These accounts are profoundly faithful to the score, prepared with minute attention to matters of instrumental timbre on the one hand, and suitably pianistic translations of orchestral textures and techniques on the other.

Musicians of Shakespeare's Globe - Twelfth Night & Richard III (2017)

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Musicians of Shakespeare's Globe - Twelfth Night & Richard III (2017)

Musicians of Shakespeare's Globe - Twelfth Night & Richard III
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 44:43 min | 104 MB
Label: Globe Music | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

Globe Music is a new record label from Shakespeare's Globe celebrating special projects, concerts and performances. Recordings capture the intimacy of our candlelit concerts in the oaken Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, while creating an international platform for the finest live music created at the Globe. This second release celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death by recording the music from these two legendary and Tony and Olivier award-winning productions that enjoyed sold-out runs on Broadway, the West End, in the cinema and at the Globe.

Miklos Rozsa - A Centenary Celebration (2007) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Miklos Rozsa - A Centenary Celebration (2007) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Miklós Rózsa - A Centenary Celebration (2007) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.25 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 539 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Genre: Soundtracks, Score, Classical | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-6810 | Time: 03:44:24

Celebrating the 100th birthday of Academy Award-winning film composer Miklós Rózsa this three-CD box set captures his most memorable compositions. Present here are heraldic passages from the KING OF KINGS and BEN HUR scores the haunting piano concerto (with theramin!) from SPELLBOUND the lush and poignant love theme from THAT HAMILTON WOMAN the pastoral wedding suite from EYE OF THE NEEDLE and many more evocative symphonic works.

Leon Berben - Joan Cabanilles: Tientos, Pasacalles y Gallardas (2008)

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Leon Berben - Joan Cabanilles: Tientos, Pasacalles y Gallardas (2008)

Leon Berben - Joan Cabanilles: Tientos, Pasacalles y Gallardas (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:00 | 434 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aeolus | Catalog: 10671

Joan Cabanilles worked for most of his life in Valencia, whose magnficent cathedral was a reminder of that trading city's glorious past. Organist Léon Berben plays an organ not in that cathedral, but an instrument in Basque country from the middle of the eighteenth century. It's a magnificent choice, and this collection of Cabanilles organ pieces would be worth the money for the graphic design alone. Check the booklet cover reproduction of the screaming faces painted on some of the organ pipes, for a start. Annotator Miguel Bernal Ripoll, whose words appear in English, French, Spanish, and German, writes that "Cabanilles appears like a Janus-headed deity with one face turned toward the past and the other definitely towards the future.

The Aeolian String Quartet - Haydn: Complete String Quartets (22CDs, 2009)

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The Aeolian String Quartet - Haydn: Complete String Quartets (22CDs, 2009)

The Aeolian String Quartet - Haydn: Complete String Quartets (22CDs, 2009)
Classical, Chamber | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3.31 GB | Covers 30 Mb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2009

This limited edition for the Haydn Bi-Centenary is a bargin price reissue of renowned Aeolian Quartet recordings from the 1970's. They are brilliantly played the late analogue sound has been well remastered by Decca. It is strange there are so few complete recordings of these quartets as the music is quite superb. From the early 'divertimento' type pieces through to the profound later works there is never a dull moment.

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Hans Graf - Berg: Wozzeck, Op. 7 (Live) (2017)

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Hans Graf - Berg: Wozzeck, Op. 7 (Live) (2017)

Hans Graf - Berg: Wozzeck, Op. 7 (Live)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 97:34 min | 224 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Based on real events and playwright Georg Bu chner's starkly vehement text, Alban Berg's tragic opera Wozzeck is an epoch-making work, in stark contrast to the previous high romantic ideals of the genre, that led Schoenberg to exclaim "now that's what I call an opera!" Immensely powerful and heartbreakingly moving as a drama, Wozzeck explores the victimisation, despair and madness of a central character who has no place in society, its deeply humane message and sublimely innovative score firmly establishing it as a 20th-century masterpiece.