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Wilhelm Furtwangler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Grummer, Lisa della Casa - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2001/1954)

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Wilhelm Furtwangler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Grummer, Lisa della Casa - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2001/1954)

Wilhelm Furtwängler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Grümmer, Lisa della Casa, Walter Berry - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2001/1954)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.37 Gb (DVD9) | 177 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The tale of womaniser Don Giovanni and his servant Leporello. Giovanni's attempts to woo Donna Anna end in tragedy when he kills her father in a duel. Anna and her fiancé Don Ottavio swear vengeance. Giovanni then attempts to seduce Zerlina at her wedding reception, but is foiled when his former mistress Donna Elvira warns the bride of Giovanni's reputation. Giovanni now has everyone out for his blood, but tries to trick his pursuers by switching places with Leporello. Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts the Vienna State Opera Chorus and Philarmonic Orchestra performing Mozart's famous opera. The principle singers are Walter Berry, Erna Berger, Otto Edelmann, Anton Dermota, Elisabeth Grummer and Cesare Siepi as Don Giovanni.

Various Artists - Orgels In Nederland - Dutch Organs 1511-1896 (2005) {20CD Box Set De Banier-Stemra 9033605619}

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Various Artists - Orgels In Nederland - Dutch Organs 1511-1896 (2005) {20CD Box Set De Banier-Stemra 9033605619}

Various Artists - Orgels In Nederland - Dutch Organs 1511-1896 (2005) {20CD Box Set De Banier-Stemra 9033605619}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 6.33 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 346 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 239 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 De Banier / Stemra | 9033605619
Classical / Organ Music

Unique! That is how the CD-box ‘Orgels in Nederland | Dutch organs’ can be described. An extensive project containing a book and some CDs, put together by Okke Dijkhuizen who participated in the organ recordings for EO radio many years. One hundred recordings of monumental big organs and also of some smaller and less known instruments. The book (both in Dutch and English) contains a general introduction of the organs, as well as some historical facts and the disposition of the recorded instruments. The editor has aimed at a diversity of organ-builders as big as possible and a balanced regional representation. The result is a fascinating selection, for lovers of organs a ‘partner for life’. Book (Dutch and English), 288 pages incl. 20 CDs.

Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 and Variations (2002)

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Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 and Variations (2002)

Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 and Variations (2002)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 02:18:00 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A case of deja entendu here, since I reviewed these performances when they originally came out. I enjoyed them then and still do, for both artists offer wit, affection and agility. One can at times think the sheer force and passion of Martha Argerich's personality a bit too obvious, not least in the C major Sonata, where Maisky characteristically sounds smoother and more persuasive.

Emanuel Feuermann - The Emanuel Feuermann Edition (2016) {Heritage Digital Download}

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Emanuel Feuermann - The Emanuel Feuermann Edition (2016) {Heritage Digital Download}

Emanuel Feuermann - The Emanuel Feuermann Edition (2016) {Heritage Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 1.02 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 668 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Heritage Records | HTGCD401 – 5060332660438
Classical / Cello / Chamber Music / Historical Works / Orchestral Music

The Complete English Columbia Recordings & Early German Parlophone Recordings. The first Heritage release to re-issue material from the Pearl catalogue. This 4 CD set brings together the complete English Columbia recordings and rare, early German Parlophone recordings of Emanuel Feuermann. Feuermann is the cellist’s cellist par excellence, and many would claim him as the greatest of the century. He did not however, in his lifetime, make the headway he deserved, partly because he died at such an early age and partly because he was forever overshadowed by the colossal figure of Pablo Caslas. This edition includes extensive biographical and discographical notes – an illuminating package which provides an invaluable overview of one of the most talented string players ever to have graced the stage.

Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas (1986) (Wilhelm Backhauss) (10CD Box Set)

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Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas (1986) (Wilhelm Backhauss) (10CD Box Set)

Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas (1986) (Wilhelm Backhauss) (10CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1.93 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1.3 Gb
Classical, Piano Sonata | Label: London Records / F00L-29001/9 / 417 203/212-2

10 CD box set celebrating the work of the German Beethoven-pianist of international renown, Wilhelm Backhaus. It contains all of his concert recordings, the most popular sonatas and waltz-variations.

Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 12 (1982)

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Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 12 (1982)

Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 12 (1982)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:14 | 247 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 400 068-2

This new recording of…the great D minor, K466, made last November with the LSO under Abbado, is immensely welcome. The old magic is still there: the ability to make every semiquaver in a run count: the way he can invest even quite 'innocent' music…with real meaning and character; the pathos and lyricism he brings to the slow movements; and the tension and drama he reveals in the outer movements of K466.

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Manuel Garcia: Il Califfo di Bagdad (2009)

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Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Manuel Garcia: Il Califfo di Bagdad (2009)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Manuel Garcia: Il Califfo di Bagdad (2009)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:20 | 552 MB
Genre: Classical, Zarzuela | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: DG-0028947662754

Doubtless history has been unkind to many composers. As unkind to Manuel García , truly, as it has been to Joaquín Gaztambide, Cristóbal Oudrid or Rafael Calleja. Doubtless, yes. But there's one point which should be clarified. Manuel García has been stigmatized as the “lost link” between Mozart and Rossini, an intermediate stepping stone towards the “Rossini Style” (!!), and yesterday's Teatro de la Zarzuela offering was duly defined by critics and opera buffs as “ Rossinian ”.

Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Cristofori - Mozart: Piano Concertos KV 238 & KV 246 (2015)

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Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Cristofori - Mozart: Piano Concertos KV 238 & KV 246 (2015)

Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Cristofori - Mozart: Piano Concertos KV 238 & KV 246 (2015)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 59:04 | 145 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ACCENT

Arthur Schoonderwoerd, one of today's most sought-after interpreters on the fortepiano, presents the fourth part of his complete recording of Mozart's piano concertos on the Accent label with this release of the two early Piano Concertos, KV238 and KV246. As on their previous issues, Schoonderwoerd and his ensemble Cristofori here liberate Mozart's works from traditional 19th-century sound concepts: each string part in the orchestra is played by just one performer; the result is a very slender, transparent sound that supports the solo instrument without ever covering it up.

Otmar Suitner & NHK Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Symphony № 9 in C major & Symphony № 8 in B minor (2010)

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Otmar Suitner & NHK Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Symphony № 9 in C major & Symphony № 8 in B minor (2010)

Otmar Suitner & NHK Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Symphony № 9 in C major & Symphony № 8 in B minor (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:14:13 | 386 Mb
Classical | Label: King Records

The Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, known as the Great (published in 1840 as “Symphony No. 7 in C Major”, listed as No. 8 in the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe), is the final symphony completed by Franz Schubert. Originally called The Great C major to distinguish it from his Symphony No. 6, the Little C major, the subtitle is now usually taken as a reference to the symphony's majesty. Unusually long for a symphony of its time, a typical performance of The Great takes around 55 minutes, though it can also be played in as little as 45 minutes by employing a faster tempo and not repeating sections as indicated in the score. Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759 commonly known as the "Unfinished Symphony" , is a musical composition that Schubert started in 1822 but left with only two movements—though he lived for another six years.

Various Composers - Classic Cinema: Part 2 (2008) 3 CD Set

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Various Composers - Classic Cinema: Part 2 (2008) 3 CD Set

Various Composers - Classic Cinema: Part 2 (2008) 3 CD Set
EAC | WV (Image) + cue.+log ~ 1.04 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 480 Mb | Scans included | 03:29:08
Soundtracks, Neo-Classical, Classical | Label: Sony BMG/Sony Classical | # 88697290382

2008 three CD collection of soundtracks from classic movies of our time. With a generous playing time of over three hours, this stunning set offers something for everyone: fromthe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's 'Pirates of the Caribeean-Dead Man's Chest' and 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' to other orignial perfromances as heard in the classic films like, The Godfather, Cinema Paradiso, Taxi Drive, Jurassic Park, Edward Scissorhands to name but a few! Enjoy unforgettable movie themes from a wide range of famous composers from Yo Yo Ma, John Williams, John Barry and more.

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8, Overtures (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 928-2 rec 1969-72}

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Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8, Overtures (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 928-2 rec 1969-72}

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8, Overtures (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 928-2 rec 1969-72}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 619 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 306 Mb
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© 1969-72, 1993 Polydor / Deutsche Grammophon | 437 928-2
Classical / Symphonies

Karl Böhm's Beethoven is, on balance, the best complete cycle available from Deutsche Grammophon. This will come as a surprise to many, given the fact that the label relentlessly promotes performances by Herbert von Karajan (three complete cycles!) and Leonard Bernstein, but for quality of playing, as well as superb sound, these versions are just about unbeatable. And at a "twofer" price, the complete set on three pairs of discs is a terrific value. –David Hurwitz

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 9, Overtures (1992) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 368-2 rec 1972}

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Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 9, Overtures (1992) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 368-2 rec 1972}

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 9, Overtures (1992) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 368-2 rec 1972}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 687 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 345 Mb
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© 1972, 1992 Polydor / Deutsche Grammophon | 437 368-2
Classical / Symphonies

This is one of the greatest recordings of the famous Ninth Symphony. It has long been overshadowed by Karajan's three recordings for the same label, as well as Bernstein's version with the same orchestra. But put them all on your CD player and compare, and this is the one you'll be coming back to. Böhm was the least glamorous of conductors, but he approaches the Ninth with messianic zeal and a fanatical gleam in his eye. The opening movement is a cataclysm, the sublime slow movement never loses its contemplative flow, and everyone involved simply sings and plays the pants off of the finale. If the final minute or two doesn't pull you right out of your seat, nothing will. Grab it while you can at this "twofer" price. It's a steal. –David Hurwitz

Stephen Hough - Hummel: Piano Concertos (1987) (Repost)

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Stephen Hough - Hummel: Piano Concertos (1987) (Repost)

Stephen Hough - Hummel: Piano Concertos (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:08 | 281 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 8507

The 150th anniversary of Hummel's death provides a timely spur to rescue these third and fourth of his half-dozen or so concertos from unwarranted neglect: they have, it's true, been recorded before (though not for 20 years), but previously only with damaging cuts. Even more than the piano sonatas, recently issued (Arabesque ABQ6564/6, 12/86), they illustrate the exuberant keyboard virtuosity for which Hummel was famous, and in the performance of which Stephen Hough scores a spectacular success in his record debut.

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4 & 5 (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 439 681-2 rec 1972}

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Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4 & 5 (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 439 681-2 rec 1972}

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4 & 5 (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 439 681-2 rec 1972}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 628 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 317 Mb
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© 1972, 1993 Polydor, Deutsche Grammophon | 439 681-2
Classical / Symphonies

Karl Böhm's Vienna Philharmonic Beethoven cycle is Deutsche Grammophon's best kept secret. Not only is it the finest complete set of Beethoven symphonies in their catalog, it's also far and away the best recorded, and to make matters even more irresistible, it's also the least expensive (it's available on three "twofer" sets). These performances are typical: weighty, intense, powerful, and magnificently played. Listen especially to the (comparatively) neglected Fourth Symphony: if Böhm doesn't convince you that this is major Beethoven, then no one can.

Vladimir Spivakov, Anatoly Sheinyuk, Yuli Turovsky, Sergey Dizhur - Mozart: Kirchensonaten (2015)

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Vladimir Spivakov, Anatoly Sheinyuk, Yuli Turovsky, Sergey Dizhur - Mozart: Kirchensonaten (2015)

Vladimir Spivakov, Anatoly Sheinyuk, Yuli Turovsky, Sergey Dizhur - Mozart: Kirchensonaten (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:05 | 326 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | Catalog: MEL CD 10 02265

Vladimir Spivakov is known for his Mozart interpretations as a soloist, chamber ensemble member and conductor. In his renditions, Mozart’s concertos, violin sonatas, ensembles, divertimentos, symphonies and masses preserve the combination of lightness and inner depth, youthful naivety and philosophic wisdom which were so characteristic of the great Salzburger. From the first years of his artistic career, Spivakov showed interest in Mozart’s heritage composed in different genres.