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Macmillan - Mayerling (Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi) (2010) [Blu-ray]

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Macmillan - Mayerling (Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi) (2010) [Blu-ray]

Macmillan - Mayerling (Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi) (2010) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29945 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 136 min | 42,5 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4427 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 136 min | 7,36 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte

Edward Watson takes the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's compelling ballet, which lives out the final eight years of Rudolf's life and its relentless downward spiral of political intrigue, drugs and murder. The ballet culminates with a suicide pact at a hunting lodge between Rudolf and his 17-year-old mistress, Mary Vetsera. “…while Mara Galeazzi as Mary Vetsera nearly stole the show with her natural conviction, exuberance and authoritative technique, the evening belonged to Watson as Rudolf, one of the most challenging male roles ever created.” Sunday Express

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.

Utah SO / Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1966/1967, CD Reissue 2004) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

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Utah SO / Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1966/1967, CD Reissue 2004) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Utah Symphony Orchestra / Maurice Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 253 MB | Full Artwork: 38 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Vanguard # ATM CD 1507 | Country/Year: US 2004, 1966/1967
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"Wonderful music conjuring up pastoral England before four wheel drives and second homes. Sound generally very good with wide dynamic range and lush string tone, although the orchestra sounds a little constrained particularly in the Tallis Fantasia, and there is audible background noise in quieter passages. Solo instruments very realistic…" ~sa-cd.net

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Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000) (Repost)

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Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000) (Repost)

Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:56:43 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 464 360-2

This venerable recording by the Italian Quartet from 1965 was, for many years, the standard reference copy of both works either individually or as a coupling. One of the considerable virtues of this group of players was that they could always be relied upon to play in tune and to play with musicianship. The competition was not so strong as it is today as many of the alternative groups simply could not deliver accuracy in tuning (or even worse, the notes). This was rarely commented upon in review magazines at the time, a source of complete bemusement for me, but as one who was expected to play in tune I found listening to string chamber music almost beyond bearing for much of the time - except for this group.

Rasumowsky Quartett - Fröhlich: Complete String Quartets (2016) 2CD

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Rasumowsky Quartett - Fröhlich: Complete String Quartets (2016) 2CD

Rasumowsky Quartett - Fröhlich: Complete String Quartets (2016) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 625 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 293 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 35 Mb
Classical | Label: CPO, #:555 017-2 | 2016 | 02:04:59

The string quartets of Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich (1803-1836) form a unique contribution to Swiss early romanticism. He was the most promising young talent of Swiss romanticism, but when his musical activity failed to meet with recognition, he threw himself into the Aare on 16 October 1836. Fröhlich’s music is distinguished by refreshing and natural melodies, simplicity combined with compelling effects, and rich in emotional expression and unexpected harmonic modulations.

Grieg - Cello Sonata Op. 36 Lyric Pieces - Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel (2008)

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Grieg - Cello Sonata Op. 36 Lyric Pieces - Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel (2008)

Grieg - Cello Sonata Op. 36 Lyric Pieces - Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel (2008)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (image) | 1 CD | Size: 302 MB | Artwork: 79 MB (600dpi) | TT: 75:00 min. | 5% recovery
Genre: classical | style: romantic | Label: Harmonia Mundi | catalog nr. HMC 901986

A very succesful and delightful transcription of Grieg's lyric pieces (originaly for piano) by Bertrand and Amoyel, and very well played by them. It's a joyful surprise for me to discover this disc.

Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tristan & Isolde (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 404) {3x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

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Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tristan & Isolde (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 404) {3x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Tristan & Isolde
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Rundfunkchor Berlin / Marek Janowski
3x SACD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 934 MB | Full Artwork: 890 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 404 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

"…Thanks to Marek Janowski's inspiring direction, the singers' commitment and the peerless sound quality, this recording sets a new benchmark for Tristan und Isolde in the 21st century and undoubtedly it is one that all Wagnerites will wish to investigate. Unreservedly and enthusiastically recommended." ~SA-CD.net

Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - For the Love of Johannes Brahms (2016)

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Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - For the Love of Johannes Brahms (2016)

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto in A Minor & Piano Trio in B Major (2016)
Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor (coda by Benjamin Britten)
Joshua Bell, violin & music director; Steven Isserlis, cello
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Jeremy Denk, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:16:35
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985321792

Violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist Jeremy Denk and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which Bell is Music Director – in a landmark joint recording, For the Love of Brahms (Sony Classical). Available September 30, 2016, the new album is a unique project that features works of Brahms and Schumann that Bell calls “music about love and friendship.” Bell, Isserlis and Denk unite here in Brahms’s first published chamber work, the Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 in its rarely performed original 1854 version. Isserlis also joins Bell – as violin soloist and director – and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Brahms’s last orchestral work, the celebrated Double Concerto (for Violin and Cello) in A Minor, Op. 102. Bell, Isserlis and members of the Academy also offer the first recording of an unusual coupling: the slow movement of Schumann’s rarely heard Violin Concerto, in a version for string orchestra made by Benjamin Britten, who also added a short coda.

Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set) {Philips Classics}

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Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set) {Philips Classics}

Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1877 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1096 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: Philips Classics - 456 143-2

Berlioz was the first Romantic master of the orchestra. His music hasn't been surpassed in terms of sheer brilliance and accuracy of effect. This set includes all of the overtures, the Symphonie fantastique, Harold in Italy, the Royal Hunt and Storm from Les Troyens, orchestral music from The Damnation of Faust and Romeo and Juliet, and the completely insane Grande Symphonie funebre et triumphale. Davis achieved his reputation as a conductor as a Berlioz specialist, and he proves an expert advocate on behalf of this stimulating, bizarre, and totally original genius.

VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias [1996]

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VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias [1996]

VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias (Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Cilea, Catalani, Mascagni) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 338 MB
Classical | Label: Royal Opera | Catalog Number: 862142 | TT: 01'06''10

The Royal Opera is a company based in central London, resident at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Along with the English National Opera, it is one of the two principal opera companies in London. Founded in 1946 as the Covent Garden Opera Company, it was known by that title until 1968. It brought a long annual season and consistent management to a house that had previously hosted short seasons under a series of impresarios. Since its inception, it has shared the Royal Opera House with the dance company now known as The Royal Ballet.

VA - Best Of Opera Tenors - 19 Great Arias [1996]

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VA - Best Of Opera Tenors - 19 Great Arias [1996]

VA - Best Of Opera Tenors - 19 Great Arias (Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Bizet, Donizetti, Ponchielli, Lalo, Wagner, Mozart, von Flo) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 338 MB
Classical | Label: Royal Opera | Catalog Number: 86217 | TT: 01'15''42

The Royal Opera is a company based in central London, resident at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Along with the English National Opera, it is one of the two principal opera companies in London. Founded in 1946 as the Covent Garden Opera Company, it was known by that title until 1968. It brought a long annual season and consistent management to a house that had previously hosted short seasons under a series of impresarios. Since its inception, it has shared the Royal Opera House with the dance company now known as The Royal Ballet.

Dana Zemtsov, Cathelijne Noorland - Romantic Metamorphoses (2015)

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Dana Zemtsov, Cathelijne Noorland - Romantic Metamorphoses (2015)

Dana Zemtsov, Cathelijne Noorland - Romantic Metamorphoses (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:15 | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCSSA 37215

Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising international viola soloists of her generation. On this new release, she invites listeners to re-explore Romanticism from different perspectives. Be it the lyrical nineteenth-century classical romanticism of Vieuxtemps's Viola Sonata, the fantastical adventure of Bloch's Suite'1919' or the drama of Waxman's Carmen Fantasy, the term'Romantic' has many different definitions. However, most personal is Zemtsov's inclusion of Melodie im Alten Stil, composed by her grandfather Evgeni Zemtsov. Written for her grandmother, who was also a violist, it was intended as a declaration of love.

Misha Keylin, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia - Henry Vieuxtemps (2010)

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Misha Keylin, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia - Henry Vieuxtemps (2010)

Misha Keylin, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia - Henry Vieuxtemps (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 62:56 | 309 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8570974

The violin concertos of Belgian-born composer/virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps have been recorded by various players, including the young Russian-American virtuoso Misha Keylin heard here. But these shorter pieces, which would have been the stock-in-trade of Vieuxtemps' active touring life (during one American tour he made 121 appearances in six months, without benefit of planes, automobiles, or in many cases trains), are a good deal rarer. They don't have the main virtue of the concertos, which is that there's a certain amount of structural interest to go with the Paganini-like fireworks, but they're a great deal of fun.

Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)

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Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)

Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | RAR | 2082 mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 0289 477 8124 0 GB

Since she won the seventh International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1965 at the age of 24, this Argentine concert pianist has mostly avoided the limelight; she remains, however, one of the greatest interpreters of classical music.

Frederick Delius - Delius Edition (2011) (Box Set 8CD) {Decca}

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Frederick Delius - Delius Edition (2011) (Box Set 8CD) {Decca}

Frederick Delius - Delius Edition (2011) (Box Set 8CD)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 2041 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1289 mb
Classical, Romantic, Modern | Label: Decca - 4783078

29th January 2012 sees the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Frederick Delius. To celebrate this occasion, Decca will release, on 24th January 2012, a special 8CD Commemorative Special Edition Box Set, containing many of the greatest Delius recordings on Decca, featuring a great cast of artists and performers, including Thomas Hampson, Julian Lloyd Webber, the Fitzwilliam Quartet, London Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Sir Charles Mackerras.