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Frank Peter Zimmermann - Sibelius: Violin Concerto, The Bard, The Wood Nymph (2010) (Repost)

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Frank Peter Zimmermann - Sibelius: Violin Concerto, The Bard, The Wood Nymph (2010) (Repost)

Frank Peter Zimmermann - Sibelius: Violin Concerto, The Bard, The Wood Nymph (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:57 | 271 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1147-2

Frank Peter Zimmermann offers a fresh and exciting view of the Violin Concerto, less sentimental than some, with swift tempos and a dazzlingly swift finale. He phrasing is sometimes a touch angular, particularly in the first movement, and this usually works well, putting an arresting slant on tunes we feel we've heard a million times before. Only the very opening misfires a bit: yes, it's marked mezzo-forte, but it's also marked "dolce ed espressivo", and Zimmermann's somewhat wiry tone is neither.

John McCabe - Herbert Howells: Lambert's Clavichord & Howells' Clavichord (1994) Reissue 2005

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John McCabe - Herbert Howells: Lambert's Clavichord & Howells' Clavichord (1994) Reissue 2005

John McCabe - Herbert Howells: Lambert's Clavichord & Howells' Clavichord (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55152 | Time: 01:19:04

John McCabe's recording of Herbert Howells' clavichord music is a chance to hear some twentieth century music inspired by C.P.E. Bach's favorite instrument. While other composers were re-discovering the harpsichord, Howells' love for early English music and the instruments of two modern clavichord makers led to the composition of the three sets of miniatures: Lambert's Clavichord and Howells' Clavichord Books One and Two. Howells dedicated every piece in each set to a friend, and in the last two sets he even sometimes attempted to put something of the dedicatee into the music, whether it was a description of that person's character or an imitation of a fellow composer's style. Howells' titles, and in many instances the style of the piece, is a reference to the keyboard compositions of the English virginalists of the late sixteenth/early seventeenth centuries. On the one hand, "Lambert's Fireside" and "Goff's Fireside," named after Herbert Lambert and Thomas Goff, the two clavichord makers, are almost completely idiomatic of virginal music. On the other, the meandering tonality of "Rubbra's Soliloquy" and "E.B.'s Fanfarando" marks them as twentieth century compositions.

Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012) (Repost)

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Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012) (Repost)

Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:49 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | Catalog: ONYX 4089

The outstanding young German pianist Joseph Moog makes his debut on ONYX with a superb disc of two great Russian piano concertos that have had very different fates. Anton Rubinstein s 4th was once one of the most famous and popular concertos in the repertoire, and many of the major virtuosos performed this work into the early years of the 20th century when the composer s other works vanished from the concert hall.

VA - Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2017 [HDTV 720p]

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VA - Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2017 [HDTV 720p]

VA - Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 10.8 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448 Kbps, 6 ch | 02:25:10 | 12.5 GB
Classical, Orchestral, Open Air | BR HD | HDTV->TS

Classic at Odeonsplatz is an unique classical open-air event at München, July 15, 2017. Renowned percussionist Martin Grubinger steps in as the soloist, and performs on a typewriter in a Leroy Anderson's piece.

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet - Stravinsky: The Firebird, Le Sacre du printemps (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet - Stravinsky: The Firebird, Le Sacre du printemps (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Stravinsky - The Firebird, Le Sacre du printemps (Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 85 min | 20,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2564 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 4,62 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | BelAir

Today it is difficult to imagine the impact on audiences at the beginning of the 20th century of Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) and his Ballets Russes. In celebration of the debut of the Ballets Russes in Paris in 1909, this wonderful Stravinsky evening at the Mariinsky Theatre showcases the original Nijinsky version of The Rite of Spring for the first time on DVD along with The Firebird, both conducted by Valery Gergiev. Thanks to the relentless work of Millicent Hodson, Nijinsky's original choreography has now been recreated, performed by the lead dancers and Ballet Company of the Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Valery Geriev, known the world over for his interpretation of Stravinsky's works.

Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve (2001)

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Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve (2001)

Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve, El amor brujo, El sombrero of tres picos (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:29:33 | 736 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Zarzuela | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 67587 2 8

The reissue game continues. All of this material has been available more or less continuously in recent years, with the exception of Frühbeck's Three-Cornered Hat, which only resurfaced quite recently on an EMI twofer accompanied by Atlántida. The reason it reappears here, evidently, stems from the fact that this two-disc set contains all of Victoria de Los Angeles' stereo Falla recordings; and despite the fact that she sings for about 60 seconds in total in "Hat", it's always a pleasure to hear Frühbeck's big-hearted, expansively Romantic but always exciting way with the music.

Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Repost]

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Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell - Sergey Taneyev: Chamber Music (2005)

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Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell - Sergey Taneyev: Chamber Music (2005)

Sergey Taneyev - Chamber Music: Piano Quintet Op.30; Piano Trio Op.22 (2005)
Mikhail Pletnev (piano); Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts (violin)
Nobuko Imai (viola); Lynn Harrell (cello)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans ~ 91 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5419 | Time: 01:22:37

Apparently a staple in Russia, the music of Taneyev exists on the fringes of the repertoire in the West, something that should be rectified–and will be if this superb CD made by a starry cast of performers gets the attention it deserves. He’s a Romantic composer, but hardly of the heart-on-sleeve variety, since he was a master of counterpoint and firmly encased his Romantic impulses in a well-fitted classical jacket. Sometimes he makes you think of a more modern, pungent Brahms with a Russian accent.

Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008) (Repost)

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Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008) (Repost)

Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:06 | 179 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 706005

There's no question about pianist Kateryna Titova's technique in her debut recital, and a good thing, too, since the program consists entirely of works by Rachmaninov, the composer of some of the most transcendentally difficult piano music of the fin de siècle. But no matter what the Russian composer asks for – be it the tumults of notes that open the Allegro agitato of his Second Piano Sonata, the ethereal ostinatos that start the Prélude in G minor, the monumental sonorities that fill the Prélude in C sharp minor, or the feathery arabesques that saturate the composer's transcription of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee – the young Ukrainian-born, German-based pianist nails them all.

Paolo Carignani, Wiener Symphoniker - Puccini: Turandot (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Paolo Carignani, Wiener Symphoniker - Puccini: Turandot (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Puccini - Turandot (Paolo Carignani) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28511 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 123 min | 32,0 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3683 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 123 min | 6,68 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Mention Giacomo Puccini's name and opera-lovers all over the world will think of grand opera and passionate love stories. One of the world's most famous arias comes from the composer's final opera, Turandot: "Nessun dorma" none shall sleep because by morning the Chinese princess is determined to have discovered the name of the unknown prince. The work is remarkable for its Chinese local colour, its opulent crowd scenes, its powerful choruses and its characters overwhelmed by their emotions. Enthusiastically acclaimed by its audiences, the present production combines spectacular and touching scenes on the Bregenz Festival's vast lakeside stage.

Matteo Fossi, Marco Gaggini - Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Chamber Symphonies (2017)

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Matteo Fossi, Marco Gaggini - Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Chamber Symphonies (2017)

Matteo Fossi, Marco Gaggini - Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Chamber Symphonies (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:57 | 197 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94957BR

Although both the Op.9 Chamber Symphony and Five Orchestral Pieces Op.16 broke new ground not only in Schoenberg’s own output but the fast‐developing history of orchestral music around the turn of the 20th century, piano duet arrangements of such works were still regarded as obligatory, as they had been for Brahms.

Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)

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Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)

Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:42 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95094

This young guitarists debut album is the perfect introduction to his artistry, showcasing as it does four leading 20th-century composers of guitar music Antonio José Palacios, Alberto Ginastera, Antonio Lauro and Julio Gentil Montaña composers who in turn represent four different countries and four styles of music that differ widely both aesthetically and in terms of the traditions from which they spring. Among the most promising Spanish composers of his generation, Antonio José was acclaimed by Ravel and counted Lorca and Dali among his associates, but like Lorca, he was executed by a Falangist firing squad during the Spanish Civil War.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)

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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:29 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHSA 5180

The pairing of Vaughan Williams' Job and his Symphony No. 9 is a logical one, not least because of the prominent role given to saxophones in both works. Vaughan Williams called Job a "masque," following old English usage, but it's a ballet in all but name, and like many of them it succeeds as a standalone orchestral work. The idea of a ballet based on the Book of Job seems slightly odd until you learn that it was inspired by William Blake's illustrations for the story, which would have been very familiar to Vaughan Williams' audiences in 1930.

Moritz Ernst - Arthur Lourié: Solo Piano Works (2016) 3CD

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Moritz Ernst - Arthur Lourié: Solo Piano Works (2016) 3CD

Moritz Ernst - Arthur Lourié: Solo Piano Works (2016) 3CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 219:48 min | 462 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Capriccio

When we endeavour to grasp the composer Arthur Lourié, we encounter some difficulties. He was born as Naum Izrailevich Lur'ya in 1892, according to his own statements and documents, but there is also evidence for 1891. At the age of 21, the born Jew converted to Christianity; he was a charismatic bohemian and Soviet cultural politician who did not return from a so-called official journey to Berlin in 1922 and was a pioneer of Modernism in music, enjoying mingling among the poets and painters of the Silver Age and being inspired by them.

Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2013)

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Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2013)

Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:49 | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 479 1304

Since pianist Yuja Wang and conductor Gustavo Dudamel count among Deutsche Grammophon’s young superstars, it was inevitable that they collaborate on disc. In the Rachmaninov Third Concerto Wang’s tendency to reverse accents and make sudden pianissimo plunges at certain climactic moments borders on mannerism (what’s with that momentum-breaking comma right before the first-movement development section Allegro?), but the piano part’s swirling textures benefit from Wang’s fanciful voicings, imaginative rubatos, and frisky, dead-on accurate fingerwork.