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Renato Palumbo, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio Torino - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Renato Palumbo, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio Torino - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Renato Palumbo, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio Torino - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 12995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 151 min | 19,9 Gb
Audio: Italian / LPCM Audio 2.0 / 16 bit | Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2815 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 151 min | 8,20 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 1536 kbps / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese

An operatic whodunit with gravitas: Francesco Cilea's 'Adriana Lecouvreur'. It is said even Giuseppe Verdi briefly gave consideration to writing an opera based on this whodunit, when Cilea decided to set the material to music in 1899. The opera's world premiere in Milan in 1902 was a triumph, due in no small measure to a stellar cast of singers that included Enrico Caruso as Maurizio.

Ettore Gracis - Donizetti: Don Pasquale, Il campanello di note (2005)

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Ettore Gracis - Donizetti: Don Pasquale, Il campanello di note (2005)

Ettore Gracis, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice - Donizetti: Don Pasquale, Il campanello di note (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 727 Mb | Total time: 81:03+77:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 5631 | Recorded: 1964

Don Pasquale is among the last of Donizetti’s sixty-six completed operas. After the successful premiere of Linda di Chamounix in Vienna in May 1842. Donizetti made his way to Milan, hoping to get a new libretto for a comic opera for Paris. He actually started on a work called ‘Ne m’oubliez pas’ (do not forget me) before abandoning it when he got the commission to write a comic opera for the Théâtre Italien. Giovanni Ruffini, an Italian political exile living in Paris, wrote the libretto based on a previous opera by Pavesi. Donizetti was not happy with Ruffini’s verses and made changes of his own to the extent that his librettist refused to attach his name to the printed libretto.

Alexander Kerr, Gregor Horsch, Sepp Grotenhuis - Julius Röntgen: Chamber Music (2000)

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Alexander Kerr, Gregor Horsch, Sepp Grotenhuis - Julius Röntgen: Chamber Music (2000)

Alexander Kerr, Gregor Horsch, Sepp Grotenhuis - Julius Röntgen: Chamber Music (2000)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:10 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: NM Classics | Catalog: 92089

Julius Röntgen was born on 9 May 1855 in Leipzig, the son of Dutch violinist Engelbert Röntgen, leader of the Gewandhausorchester there, and German pianist Pauline Klengel. He started composing at an early age and took the stage with his own works in Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Leipzig as a child prodigy. At the age of fifteen he was introduced to Franz Liszt, who invited him to one of his famous soirees after he played two of his own compositions to him.

Philippe Herreweghe, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op. 89 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Philippe Herreweghe, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op. 89 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Philippe Herreweghe, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent - Antonín Dvořák: Requiem, Op. 89 (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19475 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 97 min | 21,3 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4026 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 97 min | 7,42 Gb
Audio: Latin / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Latin

Philippe Herreweghe, principal conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, has devoted himself for over ten years to fresh and invigorating readings of the (pre-) Romantic repertoire. Together with the Collegium Vocale, founded in 1970 by Philippe Herreweghe himself, and superb soloists they perform Dvořák’s Requiem.

Sa Chen - Chopin: The 2 Piano Concertos (2008) (Repost)

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Sa Chen - Chopin: The 2 Piano Concertos (2008) (Repost)

Sa Chen - Chopin: The 2 Piano Concertos (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:28 | 303 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pentatone Classics | Catalog: 5186341

Chopin, Piano Concertos No. 1 and 2, performed by pianist Sa Chen and the Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, Lawrence Foster, conductor (Pentatone Classics). Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra followers will remember Sa Chen from a year ago. In October 2007, she joined the orchestra for an unusual work, a piano concerto by Clara Schumann. Chen looks about 12 on her album cover here, but she's 29. She is a promising pianist.

Giuseppe Patane, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras - Verdi: La forza del destino (2011)

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Giuseppe Patane, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras - Verdi: La forza del destino (2011)

Giuseppe Patanè, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras - Verdi: La forza del destino (2011)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 192 min | 5,68 Gb+7,16 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Hardy Classic | Sub: English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1978

Montserrat Caballé as Leonora is precisely what one would hope for. The voice is in near-pristine shape–the occasional attack on a loud high note early on can be vicious, but she sings with unusual commitment (not that the role has many nuances), glorious tone, and her entire arsenal of tricks: long-breathed phrases, diminuendos, high, floated pianissimo, grand chest voice. She even sings most of the words, rarely relying on “ah” sounds for high notes. The sound is huge and major-league and her comportment–acting is the wrong word–is regal. She sings the “Vergine degli angeli” with her back to the audience and the sound is as ethereal as you ever wanted it to be.

Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1986)

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Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1986)

Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scalla - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 48:54+40:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 976-2 | Recorded: 1980

Abbado's Verdi recordings are some of the finest available and this Requiem recording is no expection. Abbado takes a less ferocious approach than say Muti, or Barenboim, balancing the dramatic moments effectively against the more introspective aspects of the score. Ricciarelli is in fine form here, singing with a fine sense of line and intense emotional declamation. Her intonation is perfect. Verrett blends seamlessly with Ricciarelli, making the most of their duet and capturing the intense sadness of much of the writing quite well. Domingo, in his first recording of the part, provides a steady stream of golden tone, effortlessly produced. His emotional temperature runs about right here - not overly dramatic - after all, this is not Aida - but strong feelings kept on a tight rein. Ghiaurov is phenomenal. His gigantic bass somehow anchoring the entire quartet and chorus into an imposing yet gorgeous Verdian soundscape. There are many excellent Verdi Requiem recordings - this is surely one of the very best.

Matthias Goerne, Markus Hinterhäuser - Schumann: Einsamkeit - Lieder (2017)

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Matthias Goerne, Markus Hinterhäuser - Schumann: Einsamkeit - Lieder (2017)

Matthias Goerne, Markus Hinterhäuser - Schumann: Einsamkeit - Lieder (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 51:13 | 203 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMM902243

You might guess from the disc’s title (“Loneliness”), not to mention from the cover art, that isn't going to be the most cheerful of recitals; but in fact it isn't the least bit morose. Matthias Goerne has used his time with Harmonia Mundi to show that he is one of the most distinguished baritones singing Schubert today (review), and here he gives us his first Schumann recital, which proves to be every bit as distinguished; perhaps even more so, because since recording the Schubert series Goerne’s voice has darkened into an instrument that is even better suited for exploring the world of Schumann’s melancholy.

Jean Sibelius Quartet - Sibelius: String Quartets (1991)

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Jean Sibelius Quartet - Sibelius: String Quartets (1991)

Jean Sibelius Quartet - Sibelius: String Quartets (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:34 | 299B
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 773-2

It wasn't so long ago that the only Sibelius quartet on disc was Voces intimae. Now the catalogue boasts no fewer than three accounts of the A minor, and the Voces intimae itself is available in five different versions. It is worth, perhaps, reminding you that before the Kullervo Symphony, Sibelius had hardly composed anything other than chamber music. After his breakthrough as an orchestral composer he continued to write music for domestic use, but into none of it did he pour ideas of any real significance or inspiration, with the sole exception of Voces intimae.

Amarcord, Eric Schneider - Schubert (2016)

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Amarcord, Eric Schneider - Schubert (2016)

Amarcord, Eric Schneider - Schubert (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:55 | 284 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Raumklang | Catalog: RKap10116

Amarcord is a popular male vocal ensemble devoted largely to Medieval- and Renaissance-era music. The group also sings works by contemporary composers and performs arrangements of songs from various periods. Amarcord is an unusual ensemble in that it consists of just five singers who sing a cappella. There are two tenors, one baritone, and two basses. The sound is quite individual, imparting a mellow, somewhat Romantic approach to the vocal style, with the two tenor voices often singing the lead parts.

VA - Debussy: His First Performers (2018)

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VA - Debussy: His First Performers (2018)

VA - Debussy: His First Performers (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 2,49 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1,69 Gb | 12:15:43
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Claude Debussy, who died 100 years ago in March 1918, is one of history's greatest composers and the most influential of all French composers. A father of modern music, Debussy lived in the early days of the recording era.

Valery Gergiev & Munich Philharmonic - Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 & Symphony No. 3 (2018)

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Valery Gergiev & Munich Philharmonic - Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 & Symphony No. 3 (2018)

Valery Gergiev & Munich Philharmonic - Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 & Symphony No. 3 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 449 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 243 Mb | 01:46:14
Classical | Label: Münchner Philharmoniker

The Munich Philharmonic has arguably given more performances of Anton Bruckner’s music than any other orchestra. A great number of Bruckner recordings lead by the many legendary conductors that have worked for and with the Munich Philharmonic are stored in the historical archive of the MPHIL Label including magnificent pieces with Sergiu Celibidache, Christian Thielemann, Rudolf Kempe, Günter Wand and Oswald Kabasta.

Omer Meir Wellber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Boito: Mefistofele (2016) [BDRip]

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Omer Meir Wellber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Boito: Mefistofele (2016) [BDRip]

Omer Meir Wellber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Boito: Mefistofele (2016) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 140 min | 7,58 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese

Best-known today as the librettist of Verdi’s final Shakespearean masterpieces, Otello and Falstaff, the multitalented Arrigo Boito was also a fine composer in his own right. Hugely ambitious in scope, and some 20 years in the making, his first (and only completed) opera, Mefistofele, sets out to encompass nothing less than the whole of Goethe’s vast poetic drama Faust (parts I and II), and is considered the very central work of his phase between Verdi and Puccini. Making his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper, director Roland Schwab (a protégé of the legendary Ruth Berghaus) plays devil’s advocate by setting the opera in a nightmarish atmosphere. The exceptional cast features Rene Pape, Joseph Calleja, Kristine Opolais, and Karine Babajanyan.

Isabelle Faust - Schubert: Oktett (2018)

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Isabelle Faust - Schubert: Oktett (2018)

Isabelle Faust, Teunis Van Der Zwart, Kristin von der Goltz, Lorenzo Coppola, Anne Katharina Schreiber, Javier Zafra, Danusha Waskiewicz & James Munro - Schubert: Oktett (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 277 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | 01:10:09
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

In response to a commission from Count Troyer, who wanted a work closely modelled on Beethoven’s famous Septet op.20, Schubert – despite his fervent admiration for the older composer – resolutely struck out on his own by delivering an . . . Octet. While the enlarged forces opened his path towards symphonic writing, examination of the form and expression reveals a much more accomplished and personal composition than has generally been recognised by commentators. Isabelle Faust and her partners, enthralled by what is an exceptional work in every respect, offer us a new interpretation of it on period instruments.

Valeriy Ovsyanikov, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Marianela Nunez, Thiago Soares - Tchaikovsky: Swan lake (2009)

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Valeriy Ovsyanikov, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Marianela Nunez, Thiago Soares - Tchaikovsky: Swan lake (2009)

Valeriy Ovsyanikov, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Marianela Nuñez, Thiago Soares - Tchaikovsky: Swan lake (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.69 Gb (DVD9) | 135 min
Classical | Opus Arte

Yolanda Sonnabend's Fabergé-inspired designs evoke the world of Imperial Russia in Anthony Dowell's acclaimed production for The Royal Ballet of one of the world's best-loved ballets. Marianela Nuñez as Odette/Odile and Thiago Soares as Prince Siegfried bring new vitality to a compelling story of tragic romance. The Russian conductor Valeriy Ovsyanikov directs the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in Tchaikovsky's lush romantic score.