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Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1999)

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Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1999)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:06:47 | 581 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 3984-25490-2

It was only a matter of time before William Christie got around to recording Mozart's delightful 1782 singspiel, and the results are very happy indeed. Period instruments are just right for the raucous "Turkish" music Mozart composed for Entführung, and they go very nicely with the light voices Christie has chosen as well. Most successful is the Belmonte of tenor Ian Bostridge, already famous for his lieder singing.

Quatuor Voce, Lise Berthaud - Mozart, Brahms: String Quintets (2015)

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Quatuor Voce, Lise Berthaud - Mozart, Brahms: String Quintets (2015)

Quatuor Voce, Lise Berthaud - Mozart, Brahms: String Quintets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 60:11 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | Catalog: Alpha 214

After its first two recordings, devoted to Schubert then Beethoven, highly praised and recommended by the critics (both ffff in Télérama, recommended by The Strad…), this eclectic, innovative quartet is now celebrating its tenth anniversary by tackling the string quintets of Mozart and Brahms. These two scores, representative of the culmination of a career in the case of Brahms and, for Mozart, the end of a life, are sustained by vigorous inspiration and frothing energy.

Kiri Te Kanawa - Mozart- Sacred Music [1990]

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Kiri Te Kanawa - Mozart- Sacred Music [1990]

Kiri Te Kanawa - Mozart- Sacred Music (Colin Davis) [1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 341 MB
Classical | Label: Elite Classics | Catalog Number: AS-164-A | TT: 01'16'’40

While Kiri Te Kanawa was still preparing for that career-defining debut as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, she made her first Mozart disc under Colin Davis: a collection of sacred music, including the Solemn Vespers, KV 339, with its serene setting of ‘Laudate Dominum’, and Exsultate, jubilate. The Countess became the singer’s calling-card, and she repeated the role immediately in San Francisco and at Glyndebourne. The thwarted Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni followed, again under Davis at Covent Garden, before Kiri took her Countess to the Met in New York in February 1976, and sang her first Fiordiligi in Paris, in a production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. The Paris Opera was also the location of Kiri’s debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte in 1977. Her leap into superstardom came when she sang at the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana in July 1981…

Artemandoline - Les Galanteries: Mandolin Music From 18th-Century Paris (2013)

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Artemandoline - Les Galanteries: Mandolin Music From 18th-Century Paris (2013)

Artemandoline - Les Galanteries: Mandolin Music From 18th-Century Paris (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:02 | 225 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94636

'Galant pleasures' seems an apt description for this release, which presents a charming selection of works written for the mandolin in 18th-century Paris. Indeed, it was around this time that a number of plucked instruments came into vogue, and the mandolin in particular found great success among the nobility and middle classes, taking part in an atmosphere of intellect and refinement that prompted a new artistic direction in music of the period, revolutionising audiences' tastes and sensibilities along the way.

Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 07 [2011]

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Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 07 [2011]

Lumières - La musique du XVIIIème siècle (29 CD): Part 07 [2011]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 2908601.30 | TT: 80.55+80.39+72.14 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.09 Gb

The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume’ it still follows in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century. And it is not entirely by chance that harmonia mundi has chosen to offer you in 2011 a survey of this musical revolution which, without claiming to be exhaustive, will enable you to grasp the principal outlines of musical creation between the twilight of the Baroque and the dawn of Romanticism.

Andre Rieu - Semper Opera Ball 2017 [HDTV 720p]

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Andre Rieu - Semper Opera Ball 2017 [HDTV 720p]

André Rieu - Semper Opera Ball 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 2ch | 01:03:00 | 5.7 GB
Classical / Neoclassical | mdr HD | HDTV->TS

The Semper Opera Ball is Germany's most prestigious balls, drawing world-class artists and thousands of well-dressed guests to Dresden each year.

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Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]

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Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]

Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 503.65 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD289 | TT: 74’26

Mozart's keyboard works for four hands feature among the most delightful and entertaining of his compositions. Indeed, a favourite family pastime was to play duets on a harpsichord or pianoforte. The young Wolfgang and his sister Nannerl apparently spent many happy hours playing together on the same keyboard. This we learn about from the English music historian and traveller Charles Burney reporting in 1772 : «By a letter from Salzburg (…) I am informed that this young man, who so much astonished all Europe by his premature knowledge and performance, during infancy, is still a great master of his instrument. My correspondent went to his father's house to hear him and his sister play duets on the same harpsichord.».

Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]

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Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]

Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]
Classical | Oehms Classics OC918 | TT: 62.19+78.50 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 661 Mb

Gluck composed “Ezio” only one year after the success of “Orfeo”. It was premiered in 1763 at the Burgtheatre in Vienna. Although not as successful as “Orfeo” it contains many fine moments and this recording, in which Michael Hofstetter conducts a first rate cast, should introduce more opera listeners to this fine work. “….the representation of his (Gluck’s) early and middle years is patchy. All the more fitting then, to be able to welcome a thoroughly satisfactory issue of Ezio….. It is greatly to the credit of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who sings the part (Ezio, sung by the famous castrato Guadagni in the première) in this recording, that there is no sense of anticlimax: he produces firm, expressive singing, with delicacy where appropriate.” (International Record Review)

VA - SemperOperaball 2017 (Garifullina, Gritskova; Järvi) [HDTV 720p]

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VA - SemperOperaball 2017 (Garifullina, Gritskova; Järvi) [HDTV 720p]

VA - Semper Opera Ball 2017 (Garifullina, Gritskova; Järvi) [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~12 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, stereo | 00:18:00 | 1.8 GB GB
Classical, Vocal, Aria | 3sat HD | HDTV->TS

The enchanting soprano, Aida Garifullina, and a new shooting star of the Vienna State Opera, Margarita Gritskova, perform at 12th SemperOpernball, February 3, 2017.

Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 06 [2011]

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Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 06 [2011]

Lumières - La musique du XVIIIème siècle (29 CD): Part 06 [2011]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 2908601.30 | TT: 45.16+57.05+69.48 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 718 Mb

The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume’ it still follows in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century. And it is not entirely by chance that harmonia mundi has chosen to offer you in 2011 a survey of this musical revolution which, without claiming to be exhaustive, will enable you to grasp the principal outlines of musical creation between the twilight of the Baroque and the dawn of Romanticism.

Nelson Goerner - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier' & Bagatelles, Op. 126 (2016)

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Nelson Goerner - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier' & Bagatelles, Op. 126 (2016)

Nelson Goerner - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier' & Bagatelles, Op. 126 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 191 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 161 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha, ALPHA 239 | 2016 | 01:02:58

He is nicknamed ‘the poet of the piano’, an epithet confirmed by each of his appearances in concert or on record, most recently with his multi-award-winning Debussy and Chopin CDs. Nelson Goerner already has an imposing discography, but this is the first time he has tackled Beethoven on a recording: he has chosen the ‘Hammerklavier’, a work of unparalleled dimensions, complexity and profundity . . . But is this artist, whom a Buenos Aires newspaper praised after a recital at the famous Teatro Colón for his ‘ability to combine intellectual lucidity, undeniable depth, and a technical ease that enables him to express his ideas’, not the perfect interpreter for that monumental composition?

Bamberg Trio - Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello «Archduke» (1994)

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Bamberg Trio - Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello «Archduke» (1994)

Bamberg Trio - Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello «Archduke» (1994)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:39 | 185 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Point Classics | Catalog: 267009

The ultimate blindfold test, this disc contains recorded performances of Beethoven's "Archduke" Piano Trio as well as his Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu," but nowhere does it say who the performers are. This is, of course, unacceptable. While it is acceptable to buy a recording of a performance, it is unacceptable not to attribute the performers.

Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009/1989)

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Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009/1989)

Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.77 Gb+3.75 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 198 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Critical acclaim for this superb co-production of Vienna's Staatsoper, the Wiener Festwochen and Brussels' Théâtre de la Monnaie (Das Opernglas): "Directors Ursel and Karl-Ernst Herrmann, working with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, demonstrate that the 'Entführung' is fully on the level of Mozart's Da Ponte operas and 'Zauberflöte'. In the harmony of staging and music, this is one of the most impressive Mozart performances Vienna has offered in a long time… Breaking with tradition, it seeks to fulfil his intentions as closely as possible."

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 (2014) 2CDs

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Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 (2014) 2CDs

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 655 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 367 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10831 | Time: 02:30:03

Haydn’s six Op. 20 string quartets are milestones in the history of the genre. He wrote them in 1772 for performance by his colleagues at the Esterházy court and, unusually, not specifically for publication. Each one is a unique masterpiece and the set introduces compositional techniques that radically transformed the genre and shaped it for centuries to come. Haydn overturns conventional instrumental roles, crafts remarkably original colours and textures, and unlocks new expressive possibilities in these works which were crucial in establishing the reputation of purely instrumental music. The range within the quartets is kaleidoscopic. From the introspective, chorale-like slow movement of No. 1 via the terse and radical quartet No. 3 in G minor to the comic spirit of the fourth in D major, each of the quartets inhabits a distinct musical world. For many, this is some of the greatest music Haydn ever wrote. Playing these seminal works is one of the world’s finest young ensembles, the Doric String Quartet.

Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 05 [2011]

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Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 05 [2011]

Lumières - La musique du XVIIIème siècle (29 CD): Part 05 [2011]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 2908601.30 | TT: 40.10+50.34 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 363 Mb

The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume’ it still follows in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century. And it is not entirely by chance that harmonia mundi has chosen to offer you in 2011 a survey of this musical revolution which, without claiming to be exhaustive, will enable you to grasp the principal outlines of musical creation between the twilight of the Baroque and the dawn of Romanticism.