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Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Chuchro - Beethoven: Concertos (2012)

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Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Chuchro - Beethoven: Concertos (2012)

Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Chuchro - Beethoven: Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:41:49 | 1,34 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 4107-2

Following the collections of symphonies (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kletzki, SU 4051-2) and violin sonatas (Suk, Panenka, SU 4077-2), Supraphon is now releasing the complete Beethoven concertante pieces. All of them (including the Triple Concerto and the genre-unique Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra) came into being within a mere sixteen years, between 1793 and 1809. Although Beethoven deemed the piano "an imperfect instrument", his five piano concertos form one of the cornerstones of his oeuvre and represent a significant landmark in this genre.

Orchestra of St. Luke's, Pablo Heras-Casado - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)

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Orchestra of St. Luke's, Pablo Heras-Casado - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 'Winter Daydreams' Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)
Orchestra of St. Luke's; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902220 | Time: 01:08:20

Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied conducting career—encompassing the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically informed performance and cutting-edge contemporary scores. He has served as Principal Conductor of Orchestra of St. Luke’s since 2011, now extended to September 2017. OSL began as a chamber ensemble based at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village. Today, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble consists of 21 virtuoso artists who perform a diverse repertoire and make up OSL’s artistic core. harmonia mundi are proud to release OSL's debut album for the label featuring two of Tchaikovsky's earliest notable works, both of which are dramatic and vibrant: Symphony No. 1, 'Winter Dreams' and 'The Tempest', a sprawling and turbulent seascape.

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (1967/2017)

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The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (1967/2017)

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log - 0.99 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 466 MB | 03:23:18
Label: Capitol Records | Tracks: 65 | Rls.date: 1967/2017
Classic Rock, Pop

It was 50 years ago when The Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album.

111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 [Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3] - Part 1 RE-UP

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111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 [Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3] - Part 1 RE-UP

111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 (2010)
Discs 1 to 10 of 56 | Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Covers Included | Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3 | ~2882 + 1671 Mb

Given the depth, range and quality of the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue, it’s hardly been difficult to put together another anthology of great recordings and great artists. The structure is as before – here are 53 original albums (including three double-sets), featuring the great names of Deutsche Grammophon’s recording history, presented, once more, in alphabetical order of artist. Claudio Abbado leads off with a complete Carmen and Krystian Zimerman rounds off with his memorable account of the Chopin Ballades.

Alexander Knyazev - Johann Sebastian Bach: 18 Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651-668 (2015)

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Alexander Knyazev - Johann Sebastian Bach: 18 Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651-668 (2015)

Alexander Knyazev - Johann Sebastian Bach: 18 Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651-668 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 429 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 254 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02397 | Time: 01:46:55

Equally adept with both the cello and organ, Alexander Knyazev, a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory specializing in cello and Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory specializing in organ has long focused on the organ and cello repertory of J.S. Bach. Lauded for his innate musicality and interpretative skills, Knyazevs first public acclaim came as a cellist. This collection presents the rarely performed chorale preludes composed by Bach during his stay in Leipzig in the last decade of his life and not published until after his death. Recorded in 2012 in the Riga Cathedral in Latvia renowned for its historic pipe organ.

Szymanowski Quartet, Marina Baranova & Damian Marhulets - Ecartele (2017)

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Szymanowski Quartet, Marina Baranova & Damian Marhulets - Ecartele (2017)

Szymanowski Quartet, Marina Baranova & Damian Marhulets - Ecartele
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 42:02 min | 206 MB
Label: Berlin Classics - Neue Meister | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Ecartele is an imaginary soundtrack for a feature film dating from the 1970s about the meeting between two of the major thinkers of the 20th century – the Nobel Prize winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli and the psychoanalyst and creator of the theory of archetypes, Carl Gustav Jung. The album relates in musical terms the story of the unusual friendship between the two scientists and explores the mysterious grey area between physics and the psychology of the unconscious.

Pierre Génisson & Quartet 212 - How I Met Mozart (2017)

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Pierre Génisson & Quartet 212 - How I Met Mozart (2017)

Pierre Génisson & Quartet 212 - How I Met Mozart (2017)
Soul, Funk, Disco | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:01:20 | 140 MB
Label: Aparte | Release Year: 2017

Clarinettist Pierre Génisson and Quartet 212, made up of musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, gather around the quintets of Mozart and Weber, related by Wolfi and Constanze's wedding. Those two radiant scores, where the warm and voluptuous timbre of the clarinet melts in the brightness of the strings, frame their passionate dialogue in a sophisticated blend that the album's title, 'How I met Mozart', updates mischievously.

Alfred Brendel - Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (1990)

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Alfred Brendel - Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (1990)

Alfred Brendel - Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:38 | 170 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | Catalog: 426232

Brendel has now recorded the work three times for the gramophone. At first, on Vox/Turnabout in the early 1960s, he was the brilliant iconoclast before his deeper realization of the work's essentially comic energies. And here I use 'comic' both in the narrow sense of the term (the Diabe/li is, after all, full ofjokes, many of them with the staying-power of the finest Wildean epigrams) and in the broader sense: what Susanne Langer has called, comedy "as an image of human vitality holding its own in the world amid the surprises of unplanned coincidence".

Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009) 2CDs

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Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009) 2CDs

Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 260 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 0289 477 8078 GH2 | Time: 01:50:24

There's nothing at all wrong with Maurizio Pollini's 2009 performance of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. The Italian pianist's intellectual lucidity, interpretive clarity, and technical virtuosity are apparent in every prelude and fugue, and his probing insights and penetrating analysis inform every note. However, there is almost nothing right with the sound quality of the recording. The piano sounds too distant, making it hard to hear precisely what Pollini is doing, but oddly, the ambient sound is too present, making every extraneous noise too loud. One should not hear the pedals being pressed and lifted, much less the clatter of the hammers and the twanging of the strings above the sound of the music. Worse yet, one can hear what sounds like every breath Pollini takes nearly as loudly as every note he plays. These are all grievous flaws that should have been eliminated, and their presence fatally undermines the brilliance of Pollini's performances. A reengineered version of these performances would be most welcome, but the present recording is so flawed that it virtually destroys Pollini's playing.

Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2017)

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Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2017)

Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet| 73:34 min | 260 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Romantic

Lars Vogt continues his Ondine recordings with a new cycle of Beethovens Piano Concertos. Conducting the Royal Nothern Sinfonia from the keyboard Lars Vogt shows the brilliance and the beauty of these two majestic works of the classic piano concerto literature. Beethoven made an early reputation for himself as a keyboard player. Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 feature two opposite sides in Beethovens career: the 1st concerto is a masterpiece by a young composer in his 20s who is already looking into new dimensions of musical expression.

V.A. - Living Stereo - The Remastered Collector's Edition (60CDs, 2016) Part 2

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V.A. - Living Stereo - The Remastered Collector's Edition (60CDs, 2016) Part 2

V.A. - Living Stereo - The Remastered Collector's Edition (60CDs, 2016) Part 2
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) - 4,55 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 2,11 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

~ The ultimate “Living Stereo” Collector’s Edition – A celebration of high-fidelity analogue recording ~ All 60 CDs newly remastered from the original 2- and 3-track master tapes using 24 bit / 192 kHz technology ~ First ever release of 48 “Living Stereo” LPs on CD ~ Hardcover bound book with a new introduction by discographer Michael Gray, full discographical notes and content listing ~ All albums with facsimile LP sleeves and labels About “Living Stereo”: Early in the fall of 1958, the world of high-fidelity music reproduction changed forever.

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Sylvain Cambreling) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Sylvain Cambreling) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Sylvain Cambreling) (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 201 min | 41.8 Gb
Audio1: Italian LPCM 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Italian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 201 min | 10,9 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Korean

Who loves whom in Così fan tutte, Mozart’s and Da Ponte’s cruelly comic reflection on desire, fidelity and betrayal? Or have the confusions to which the main characters subject one another ensured that in spite of the heartfelt love duets and superficially fleetfooted comedy nothing will work any longer and that a sense of emotional erosion has replaced true feelings? Così fan tutte is a timeless work full of questions that affect us all. The Academy Award-winning director Michael Haneke once said that he was merely being precise and did not want to distort reality.

Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D flat; Sonatina; Toccata (Alberto Portugheis, London Symphony Orchestra, Tjeknavorian)

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Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D flat; Sonatina; Toccata (Alberto Portugheis, London Symphony Orchestra,  Tjeknavorian)

Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D flat; Sonatina; Toccata (Alberto Portugheis, London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 00:49:42 | 179.7 MB
Classical | Asv Gold / 3037

Despite no doubt dedicated performances, this recording of Khachaturian's Piano Concerto, Sonatina, and Toccata are distinctly disappointing. Part of the responsibility for this is pianist Alberto Portugheis, who plays with plenty of panache but not enough power and nowhere near enough precision. Part of the responsibility is conductor Loris Tjeknavorian, who leads the London Symphony Orchestra in a tepid accompaniment to the Piano Concerto with especially grave ensemble and intonation problems in the slow movement. Part of the responsibility is AVS, which gives Portugheis, Tjeknavorian, and the LSO distant and dismal recorded sound. But most of the responsibility is the incontrovertible fact that William Kapell recorded the Khachaturian Piano Concerto at the height of his powers and, after that awesome achievement, any merely dedicated performance cannot help but sound distinctly disappointing.

Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Trostiansky, Kirill Rybakov - Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Part, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)

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Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Trostiansky, Kirill Rybakov - Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Part, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)

Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Pärt, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)
Alexei Lubimov, piano; Alexander Trostiansky, violin; Kirill Rybakov, clarinet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans ~ 41 Mb | 01:19:54
Contemporary Classical, Chamber | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1959, 476 3108

The title of ECM's release of works by three composers born in the former Soviet Union perfectly captures the mood of the CD – it is truly mysterious. Although more than half a century separates the first of these pieces from the most recent, they share a sense of otherness that defies easy explanation. The pieces are not so much mysterious in the sense of being eerie (although there are several moments that might raise the hairs on the back of your neck if you were listening alone in the dark); they are unsettling because they raise more questions than they answer.

Trio Wanderer - Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)

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Trio Wanderer - Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)

Trio Wanderer - Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM902248 | Time: 01:05:11

The Trio Wanderer pays tribute to Dvorák and his last two trios. Alongside the sombre interiority and fiery intensity of the Trio No. 3 in F minor, this programme presents a new version of the famous Dumky Trio, to which the Wanderers owed their first great success on record. Passionate and melancholy by turns, it is also the most innovative and the freest of Dvorák’s trios. A fine symbol for the Trio Wanderer, which has just reached its 30th year of existence without ever ceasing to surprise and touch us. Happy anniversary and hats off!