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Trio Wanderer - Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)

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Trio Wanderer - Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)

Trio Wanderer - Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM902248 | Time: 01:05:11

The Trio Wanderer pays tribute to Dvorák and his last two trios. Alongside the sombre interiority and fiery intensity of the Trio No. 3 in F minor, this programme presents a new version of the famous Dumky Trio, to which the Wanderers owed their first great success on record. Passionate and melancholy by turns, it is also the most innovative and the freest of Dvorák’s trios. A fine symbol for the Trio Wanderer, which has just reached its 30th year of existence without ever ceasing to surprise and touch us. Happy anniversary and hats off!

Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Jesus Lopez-Cobos) (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Jesus Lopez-Cobos) (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Jesús López-Cobos) (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30235 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 137 min | 40,7 GB
Audio1: Italian / 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 | 137 min | 12,6 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Passion, loyalty and political conspiracy are the three pillars of Un ballo in maschera (1859), the most operatic of all operas . Set in XIX century Boston, Mario Martone s athmospheric production for the Teatro Real in Madrid brings out all the innate theatricality and drama of Verdi s work. World famous Argentinean tenor Marcelo Álvarez in the role of Riccardo leads a fabulous cast including Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana as his love Amelia and Elena Zaremba playing the witch Ulrica. Jesús López Cobos conducts the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance that shows the lyricism and grandeur of this beautiful work, which marries grand opera and opera comique features with Verdi's classical Italian opera tradition.

Maria Joao Pires - Frederic Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs

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Maria Joao Pires - Frederic Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs

Maria João Pires - Frédéric Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 271 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 096-2 | Time: 01:49:11

Passion rather than insouciance is Pires’s keynote. Here is no soft, moonlit option but an intensity and drama that scorn all complacent salon or drawing-room expectations. How she relishes Chopin’s central storms, creating a vivid and spectacular yet unhistrionic contrast with all surrounding serenity or ‘embalmed darkness’. The con fuoco of Op. 15 No. 1 erupts in a fine fury and in the first Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 1, Pires’s sharp observance of Chopin’s appassionato marking comes like a prophecy of the coda’s sudden blaze. Such resolution and psychological awareness make you realize that Chopin, like D. H. Lawrence, may well have thought that “there must be a bit of fear, and a bit of horror in your life”. Chopin, Pires informs us in no uncertain terms, was no sentimentalist.

Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (2002)

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Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (2002)

Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (CPE Bach, Cage, Mansurian, Liszt, Glinka, Chopin, Silvestrov, Debussy, Bartok) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 56’20 | 186.2 MB
Classical | ECM / 461 820-2

Comprising three centuries of noted composers' "minor" works, Lubimov's Der Bote (The Messenger) bears out its title with short, introspective pieces that capture thoughts of nostalgia, mourning, and meditation. The first work, C.P.E. Bach's 1787 Fantasy, sounds amazingly avant-garde, full of surprising darts and turns. And the experimental 20th-century composer John Cage's "In a Landscape" is an even bigger surprise. Instead of random keyboard plink-plunks, it's a diaphanous Debussyan tone poem, bound to startle party guests playing Name That Composer… –Dan Davis

Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky - Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; The Seasons, Op. 67 (2016)

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Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky - Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; The Seasons, Op. 67 (2016)

Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; The Seasons, Op. 67 (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 408 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 198 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350129 | Time: 01:19:23

A tribute to Alexander Glazunov who turned post-Tchaikovsky Russian musicians into true professionals. He was a composer emeritus and helped raise the profile of classical symphonies and ballet music before and after the Mighty Handful. Mvravinsky insisted on performing pieces by this incredibly selfless pedagogue which slip into the category of Romanticism, although he preferred the ‘banned’ compositions of his students such as the obstreperous young Stravinsky or the insufferably pretentious Prokofiev.

Verdi - La Traviata (James Conlon) (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Verdi - La Traviata (James Conlon) (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Verdi - La Traviata (James Conlon) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 140 min | 33,6 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 140 min | 7,60 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

Opera superstars Renée Fleming and Rolando Villazón star in the sumptuous 2006 Los Angeles production of Verdi's tragic masterpiece.
"Violetta has lately become one of Fleming's signature roles, and she acted the part as compellingly as she sang it, which was warmly, with sparkling top notes and an ease with the vocal line that any singer would envy." (Los Angeles Times)

Verdi - La Forza del Destino (Zubin Mehta) (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Verdi - La Forza del Destino (Zubin Mehta) (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Verdi - La Forza del Destino (Zubin Mehta) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24967 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 179 min | 38,7 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2500 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 179 min | 8,59 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

La forza del destino (The Force of Fate), premiered in St. Petersburg 1862, is one of Verdi’s most important opera compositions. Its plot is complicated and combines a sequence of interlaced unfortunate strokes of fate. Donna Leonora is the centre of events, together with her brother Don Carlo di Vargas and her lover Don Alvaro. The story was originally set in 18th century Spain, however the French director Nicolas Joël established the action in a slightly later period, in the time of the Empire, the early 19th century.

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Manuel Rosenthal - Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne (1999)

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Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Manuel Rosenthal - Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne (1999)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Manuel Rosenthal - Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 67:54 | 335 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.554005

Everyone knows Offenbach's famous "Can-can" from the operetta Orpheus in the Underworld, but how many casual listeners have heard it in its original version, as a chorus of demons(!) in Hades? In fact, the version best known is this one, as arranged for the ballet Gaîté Parisienne by the delightful French composer and conductor Manuel Rosenthal. The work has been a staple of the Monte-Carlo ballet for about six decades, and Naxos has assembled the orchestra that knows it best for what amounts to a brand-new, original cast production, led by none other than the 95 years young Rosenthal.

Miriam Alexandra & Eric Schneider - Viardot: Deutsche Lieder (2017)

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Miriam Alexandra & Eric Schneider - Viardot: Deutsche Lieder (2017)

Miriam Alexandra & Eric Schneider - Viardot: Deutsche Lieder
Classical, Art Song, Romantic | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:01 min | 262 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The soprano Miriam Alexandra has compiled an exciting Lieder programme for this production with very interesting repertoire (including several first recordings) by the composer Pauline Viardot. Most of the poems on this CD are by Eduard Mörike. She recorded the Lieder last August at the Studio Britz at Deutschlandradio in Berlin. She is accompanied by none other than the renowned vocal accompanist and Professor Eric Schneider.

Artur Rubinstein - The Rubinstein Collection (1999) [94-CD Box Set] Part 1: Vol. 01-20 {Combined Repost}

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Artur Rubinstein - The Rubinstein Collection (1999) [94-CD Box Set] Part 1: Vol. 01-20 {Combined Repost}

Artur Rubinstein - The Rubinstein Collection (1999) [94-CD Box Set] Part 1: Vol. 01-20
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 5.2 Gb | Scans (PNG/PDF)
RCA Red Seal
Classical, Concerto, Chamber Music, Romantic

The Arthur Rubinstein Collection is a 94-CD set containing 106 hours of music documenting this seminal pianist’s entire recording history.

Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 55+97 min | 32,4 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 192 kHz / 10478 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 55+97 min | 6,4 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | LSO Live

Continuing his award-winning cycle of works by Felix Mendelssohn, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the LSO, his Monteverdi Choir and three talented young actors from the Guildhall in a landmark performance of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', which was performed as part of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. To mark the celebrations, Gardiner produced a special version of the work featuring some cuts to the original movements that, in his words, "remove all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focus on the world of the fairies and the human lovers". Mendelssohn, who adored Shakespeare’s writings, composed his concert overture based on 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' in 1827 aged 17, after having read a German translation of the play. The overture was immediately acclaimed as a masterpiece and quickly became a popular favourite throughout Europe. Years later in 1843 he was asked by the King of Prussia to provide a score for an entire production: 14 short works based on themes and moods from the original overture, with a broadly romantic sound although classical in style and structure.

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Vladimir Jurowski) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Vladimir Jurowski) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Vladimir Jurowski) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30675 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 280 min | 41,5+40,5 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3739 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 280 min | 15,2 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch

English-speaking audiences have always found Die Meistersinger to be a life-enhancing celebration of wisdom, art and song. So it proves in David McVicar's production – the first at Glyndebourne – which is updated to the early-19th century of Wagner's childhood. At the centre of a true ensemble cast is Gerald Finley, a 'gleamingly sung', 'eminently believable' Sachs (The Independent on Sunday), supported by the dynamic conducting of Vladimir Jurowski which, like McVicar's production, uses Glyndebourne's special intimacy to bring sharp focus to bear on the subtlety of Wagner's musical and dramatic counterpoint.

Rossini - La Donna del lago (Michele Mariotti) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Rossini - La Donna del lago (Michele Mariotti) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - La Donna del lago (Michele Mariotti) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 165 min | 43,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 165 min | 7,93 Gb
Audio: Italian / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 kbps
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

The Metropolitan Opera give this live performance of Rossini's work based on the poem by Sir Walter Scott. Michele Mariotti conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus with Joyce DiDonato as Elena, the lady of the lake, who loves the heroic Malcolm (Daniela Barcellona). However, King James V (Juan Diego Flórez) arrives in the Highlands and sets his sights on Elena while her father Douglas (Oren Gradus), who is rebelling against the King's rule, promises his daughter to clan chief Rodrigo (John Osborn).

Verdi - Falstaff (James Levine) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Verdi - Falstaff (James Levine) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Verdi - Falstaff (James Levine) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 127 min | 35,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3964 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 127 min | 6,89 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Korean, Chinese

Verdi's brilliant final masterpiece Falstaff, in its first new Met production in 50 years – and conducted by Met Music Director James Levine in his first new production since his return to his podium at the Met. When it comes to theatrical flair, captivating costumes, stage antics and imagination, there are not many shows on Broadway to rival the Met s new Falstaff. “Ambrogio Maestri is made for the title role, with the apt physique, nimble acting and superb vocal presence that make him the leading Falstaff of the day. There is no weak link in a finely balanced, comically-attuned cast (the women are especially impressive) and Levine’s conducting is pitch-perfect. The show fizzles from start to finish and is tremendous fun” (Classical Music).

Musicians for Armenia (Beethoven, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Chopin, Villa-Lobos) (1989)

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Musicians for Armenia (Beethoven, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Chopin, Villa-Lobos) (1989)

Musicians for Armenia (Beethoven, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Chopin, Villa-Lobos) (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 53:05 | 235 MB
Classical | RCA Victor

LONDON, Dec. 18— The Soviet-born cellist Mstislav Rostropovich played in a benefit concert for Armenian earthquake victims Saturday night, after postponing a visit to India in order to participate in the event.
''It was very important for me to take part in this concert,'' the 61-year-old musician said before a last-minute rehearsal with the flutist James Galway, the conductor Andre Previn and other musicians who rearranged their schedules and donated time to perform….