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Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet - David Bruce: Gumboots, Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet (2016)

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Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet - David Bruce: Gumboots, Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet (2016)

Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet - David Bruce: Gumboots, Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:00 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | Catalog: SIGCD448

On this album by clarinetist Julian Bliss, the titular work refers to gumboot dancing, South African miners' dances that during the apartheid era conveyed coded meanings as well as joy in the face of enormous hardship. A look at YouTube will reveal plenty of examples of a form that has been little known outside South Africa. Composer David Bruce's clarinet quintet falls into two parts, an untitled slow "Part One" (track 1) that presumably sets the dark scene of the mine, followed by a second part consisting of five dances.

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Otello [2016]

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Yannick Nezet-Seguin, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Verdi: Otello [2016]

Verdi - Otello (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Sonya Yoncheva) (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 153 min | 42,0 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 153 min | 8,28 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: Italian, English, German, French

Directed by the Tony Award winning and six time MET director, Bartlett Sher, this lavish production of Verdi's operatic masterpiece Otello features one of the most exciting young opera singers of her generation, Sonya Yoncheva, and the Metropolitan Opera & Chorus, conducted by their new director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Benjamin Frith - John Field: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Nocturnes and Sonatas) (2000)

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Benjamin Frith - John Field: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Nocturnes and Sonatas) (2000)

Benjamin Frith - John Field: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Nocturnes and Sonatas) (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 173 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550762 | Time: 01:06:57

The first volume of this series (Naxos 8.550761) mixed the first two sonatas of Field's Op. 1 with the first nine Nocturnes. The Sonata Op. 1 No. 3 in C minor logically appears on this second volume, in a most successful performance. Dedicated to Clementi, the first movement shows distinct tendencies towards 'Sturm und Drang'. Neither movement is fast: the concluding Rondo (marked Allegretto scherzando) is bursting with wit and charm to balance the stress of the first. This piece alone justifies the modest outlay for this disc. The remaining tracks, the next nine Nocturnes in the series, demonstrate Frith's sensitivity. Importantly, he shows a laudable restraint with the sustaining pedal. His sweet cantabile is the result of an acute musical sensitivity, and he never overblows the scale of these miniatures.

Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Zeljko Lucic - Verdi: Macbeth (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Zeljko Lucic - Verdi: Macbeth (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Verdi - Macbeth (Fabio Luisi, Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 155 min | 42,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3372 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 155 min | 8,39 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

Fabio Luisi conducts the Metropolitan Opera in this production of Verdi's work, based on Shakespeare's tragic play. Zeljko Lucic stars in the title role with Anna Netrebko as his wife, Lady Macbeth. The cast also includes Joseph Calleja as Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. New York Observer stated: “.. a superstar cast … the most potent: Anna Netrebko's ferociously exciting star turn as Lady Macbeth … a "demented" performance, one so exciting it propels both artist and audience figuratively to the brink of madness.”

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, Overture "Das befreite Deutschland" (2008) (Repost)

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Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, Overture "Das befreite Deutschland" (2008) (Repost)

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, Overture "Das befreite Deutschland" (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:22 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67622

Though held in high regard by many of his colleagues as being worthy of a pedestal next to Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven in the pantheon of Western music’s great composers, Ludwig (Louis) Spohr (1784–1859), along with Christoph Read more Le nozze di Figaro and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde were composed during Spohr’s lifetime. Eight years younger than Rossini and 13 years Schubert’s junior, Spohr wrote music that is Janus-like, specifically it looks to the formalism and clarity of the Classicists and at the same time sows the seeds of Romanticism via its harmonic and structural experimentation.

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6, Overture "Der Fall Babylons" (2010) (Repost)

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Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6, Overture "Der Fall Babylons" (2010) (Repost)

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6, Overture "Der Fall Babylons" (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:02 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67788

In his long life, Louis Spohr found himself to be a contemporary of Ludwig van Beethoven, Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, and Richard Wagner, yet in spite of living in the turbulent first half-century of the Romantic era, he continued to emulate the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and stayed rather close to the practices and expressions of the late Classical era.

Richard Wagner / Hector Berlioz - Rheingau Musik Festival 2017 [HDTV 720p]

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Richard Wagner / Hector Berlioz - Rheingau Musik Festival 2017 [HDTV 720p]

Richard Wagner / Hector Berlioz - Rheingau Musik Festival 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 12.2 mbps, 50 fps | AC-3 448 Kbps, stereo | 01:32:54 | 9.1 GB
Classical, Orchestral | 3sat HD | HDTV->TS

The opening concert of The Rheingau Music Festival, one of the most famous and largest music festivals in Europe. Basilika Kloster Eberbach, June 25, 2017.

Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnanyi - Mendelssohn: The Complete Symphonies (2010) (Repost)

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Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnanyi - Mendelssohn: The Complete Symphonies (2010) (Repost)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnanyi - Mendelssohn: The Complete Symphonies (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:16:55 | 1,15 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 478 2366

Although apart from Nos. 3 and 4 Mendelssohn’s Symphonies turn up surprisingly rarely in concert programmes there are now many complete recordings from which the collector can choose. For anyone with a special interest in the composer the chance to compare the approaches of, say, Karajan, Abbado, Sawallisch and Masur may well be irresistible, and when versions by other distinguished conductors who have recorded only individual Symphonies, including Toscanini, Norrington and Gardiner, are added the choices seem endless.

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Concert Overture in F major (2007) (Repost)

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Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Concert Overture in F major (2007) (Repost)

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Concert Overture in F major (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 74:04 | 293 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67616

Even though Louis Spohr lived well into the Romantic era, and was a contemporary of such cutting-edge figures as Beethoven, Berlioz, Paganini, Liszt, and Wagner, his music stayed remarkably Classical in form and substance, and sounded conservative in style, even late in his career. It shouldn't be surprising to find that his Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 20 (1811), would sound a lot like Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543; or that the Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op. 49 (1820), while somewhat more advanced and original in symphonic development, would sound no more radical than Weber, and even evoke Haydn in its droll Finale.

Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B Minor, Dante Sonata - Jorge Bolet (2015) {Decca 478 8910 rec 1983-1985}

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Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B Minor, Dante Sonata - Jorge Bolet (2015) {Decca 478 8910 rec 1983-1985}

Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B Minor, Dante Sonata - Jorge Bolet (2015) {Decca 478 8910}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 197 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1983-85, 2015 Decca Music | 478 8910
Classical / Romantic / Piano

Here is another recording of Liszt s Sonata displaying absolute mastery, complete insight. With Bolet one is aware of Liszt the transcendental virtuoso who discovered whole new areas of expression within the piano. -Gramophone.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem [2008/1978]

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem [2008/1978]

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem (Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker) [2008/1978]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.12 Gb (DVD9) | 79 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Herbert von Karajan conducted Brahms's choral masterpiece frequently throughout his long career, but only once on film and with both of these outstanding soloists. This unique document from the 1978 Salzburg Easter Festival was acclaimed by Diapason as "a magical interpretation, prodigiously realized … with a sublime fusion of timbres, a cohesion and, ultimately, a simplicity that are truly unequalled."

Anthony Twiner, Royal Opera House, Marianela Nunez, Carlos Acosta - Herold: La fille mal gardee (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Anthony Twiner, Royal Opera House, Marianela Nunez, Carlos Acosta - Herold: La fille mal gardee (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Hérold - La fille mal gardée (Anthony Twiner, Marianela Nuñez, Carlos Acosta) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 107 min | 32,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 107 min | 9,88 Gb
Audio: PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Label: OPUS ARTE

Ever since it’s triumphant premiere in January 1960, Frederick Ashton's La fille mal gardée has been esteemed as one of his happiest creations. This is a charming piece, elegantly performed, a village love affair set in the idyllic Constable landscape of Ashton's imagination. Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta would be show-stoppers in almost any suitable role, but as Lise and Colas they are superb. William Tuckett and Jonathan Howells, in the comic roles of Simone and Alain respectively, are every bit as arresting, both displaying a certain genius for knockabout. The luminously colourful Osbert Lancaster designs, together with the vitality of The Royal Ballet’s dancing and vibrant playing from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House under the baton of Anthony Twiner, serve to augment the harmless good fun at which Ashton excels.

Maurizio Pollini - Robert Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze; Concert Sans Orchestre (2001)

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Maurizio Pollini - Robert Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze; Concert Sans Orchestre (2001)

Maurizio Pollini - Robert Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze; Concert Sans Orchestre (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 172 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 471 369-2 | Time: 00:51:02

While Pollini's Schumann is not to everyone's taste – some find his virtuoso playing too cool and his bracing interpretations too intellectual – for those who revere Pollini, his Schumann is a tonic after nearly two centuries of sloppy and sentimental performance practice. Pollini's Davidsbündlertänze may not be as poetic as Arrau's and his Kreisleriana may not be as fantastic as Argerich's, but he finds meanings and significances in the works that no one ever has before. Pollini's Concert sans orchestre and Allegro in B minor are second to none in technical panache and interpretive aplomb. DG's piano sound is as real as playing the piano.

Hungarian NPO, Zoltan Kocsis, Julia Hajnoczy - Orchestrations by Zoltan Kocsis of works by Debussy and Ravel (2003)

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Hungarian NPO, Zoltan Kocsis, Julia Hajnoczy - Orchestrations by Zoltan Kocsis of works by Debussy and Ravel (2003)

Orchestrations by Zoltán Kocsis of works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel (2003)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis; Júlia Hajnóczy, soprano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD32106 | Time: 01:09:55

If anybody is, then Zoltán Kocsis is truly a musical artist in the Renaissance sense: he explores ever greater areas of his profession, and takes possession of new realms. Initially, we looked on with incomprehension, asking why as a pianist of genius, he did not devote himself exclusively to his instrument. Why was he dissipating his creative energies is so many fields: teaching, conducting, writing essays, creating concert programs, forming societies and building an orchestra – and of course, there was his composition as well. But these days, we really have to acknowledge that with Kocsis, this is not some sporting achievement, but utilising the Wagnerian term – a kind of “Gesamtkunstwerk” activity.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky - Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 [2007/1974]

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky - Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 [2007/1974]

Tchaikovsky - Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker) [2007/1974]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.70 Gb (DVD9) | 136 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

Karajan's mid-1970s Tchaikovsky interpretations are regarded as his finest in a career of performing the Russian composer's last three symphonies. Unitel's films from this period - released here for the first time on DVD - documented the maestro with his great Berlin orchestra on 35mm colour film and in stereo. “Others have gotten more sadness out of Tchaikovsky… but not more virility and controlled intense beauty than Karajan in the Unitel film.” - New York Times