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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner - Beethoven: Fidelio (2003)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner - Beethoven: Fidelio (2003)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner - Beethoven: Fidelio (2003)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.60 Gb (DVD9) | 123 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The German stage director Jürgen Flimm – and his design team of Robert Israel and Florence von Gerkan – have set the opera in the second half of the 20th century and have costumed the action decidedly on the American side of the Atlantic Ocean. Such an approach follows the line of Flimm’s other contemporary opera successes – for example his current Bayreuth Ring (premiered in 2000) or his 2001 Otello at the Berlin Staatsoper. Modernising the period does not become updating for its own sake. Rather, the actions and behaviour of the characters cunningly align contemporary manners with the existing prescriptions of a “period” libretto.

Reinbert de Leeuw, Collegium Vocale Gent - Franz Liszt: Via Crucis (2019)

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Reinbert de Leeuw, Collegium Vocale Gent - Franz Liszt: Via Crucis (2019)

Reinbert de Leeuw, Collegium Vocale Gent - Franz Liszt: Via Crucis (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 170 Mb | Total time: 50:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | ALPHA390 | Recorded: 2017

Franz Liszt was 67 when he composed his Via Crucis, yet it did not receive its first performance until 1929, 43 years after the composer’s death. This work of his mature years is in 15 sections, retracing the Stations of the Cross that mark the stages of Christ’s Passion, from being condemned to death to being laid in the tomb. Combining Gregorian chant, the Lutheran liturgy and the Latin, German and Aramaic languages, the Via Crucis shows real formal originality. A devout believer, Liszt gives us here his most important sacred work. He composed several versions: for mixed choir, soloists and organ (with the organ part optionally transcribed for piano), for piano solo, organ solo, and two pianos.

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°32: BWV 208, 212 (2020)

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Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°32: BWV 208, 212 (2020)

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°32: BWV 208, 212 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 329 Mb | Total time: 60:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung | # B885 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

The J.S. Bach Foundation has embarked on a remarkable undertaking: over a period of some 25 years, the Foundation will perform the complete vocal works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Each month, one of the over 200 Bach cantatas is performed in the idyllic town of Trogen in Appenzell, Switzerland. With a rhythm of 12 cantatas per year, the project is estimated to conclude in the year 2030. All introductory workshops, concerts and reflection lectures on the cantata texts are recorded; the texts of the lectures are published in a continually expanding Bach Anthology.

And One - Nordhausen (1997)

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And One - Nordhausen (1997)

And One - Nordhausen (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin, 7243 8 42829 2 9 | ~ 279 or 97 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1.18 Mb
EBM, Synth-Pop

If you like bands such as Depeche Mode, Front 242, or Camouflage….you will LOVE this album! It has the best combination of Dark Synth music with beautiful melodic industrial…

Nina Hagen - Original Album Classics [3CD Box Set] (2011)

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Nina Hagen - Original Album Classics [3CD Box Set] (2011)

Nina Hagen - Original Album Classics [3CD Box Set] (2011)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 02:03:53 | 295 Mb
Genre: NDW, New Wave, Post Punk, Punk | Label: Sony Music

This 3 CD set contains the first CD from Nina Hagen Band and her first 2 solo albums. All 3 show vastly different musical styles that are linked seamlessly with her unmistakable vocal stylings. The first one is very grounded in '70s new wave/punk, the second, NunSexMonkRock, is from 1982 but remains completely timeless since it doesn't sound like anything anyone else has ever attempted before or since and the third, Fearless, sounds the most dated because of the use of clap machines and very-'80s-sounding synths.

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°31: BWV 17, 43, 145 (2020)

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Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°31: BWV 17, 43, 145 (2020)

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°31: BWV 17, 43, 145 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 337 Mb | Total time: 64:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung | # B857 | Recorded: 2019

The J.S. Bach Foundation has embarked on a remarkable undertaking: over a period of some 25 years, the Foundation will perform the complete vocal works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Each month, one of the over 200 Bach cantatas is performed in the idyllic town of Trogen in Appenzell, Switzerland. With a rhythm of 12 cantatas per year, the project is estimated to conclude in the year 2030. All introductory workshops, concerts and reflection lectures on the cantata texts are recorded; the texts of the lectures are published in a continually expanding Bach Anthology. The main aim of the J.S. Bach Foundation's ambitious project is to provide a living Bach experience for today's listeners and to deepen our understanding of the great composer's works.

Karita Mattila - Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila (2010)

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Karita Mattila - Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila (2010)

Karita Mattila - Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 491 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 278 MB | 01:56:19
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine

Ondine's Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila brings together two previous releases, Karita Mattila Live in Helsinki from 2001 and Sibelius: Songs from 1996. Karita Mattila Live in Helsinki begins with riotous opening applause that continues through the orchestral introduction to "Dich teure Halle" from Tannhäuser, greeting Mattila like a rock star, and she performs with the passionate abandon and almost tangible audience rapport characteristic of rock stars. The intensity of her performance is palpable and she is fully invested in this material, holding nothing back. Besides the Wagner, Mattila brings characters from Dvorák, Verdi, and Puccini operas to life with a searing focus. Her powerful, radiant voice in the service of such an intelligent and heartfelt commitment to the music communicates viscerally with her audience.

Panta Rhei - Hier Wie Nebenan (Anthologie 1971-1974) (2020)

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Panta Rhei - Hier Wie Nebenan (Anthologie 1971-1974) (2020)

Panta Rhei - Hier Wie Nebenan (Anthologie 1971-1974) (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 955 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 355 MB | Covers - 192 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sechzehnzehn Musikproduktion (BF 06982)

Panta Rhei were an jazz rock and soul group from then East Berlin formed in 1971 by Herbert Dreilich, Henning Protzmann and Ulrich Swillms. The musicians played together for a while while playing jazz oriented music before there came to be a formal group which would eventually incorporate lyrics by poet Jens Gerlach or Dreilich, which were political in different degrees. By 1975, Veronika Fischer, singer of the band, started a solo career and other line-up changes occured which led to conceptual differences and eventual dissolvement of the band. In later years compilations of the material in their active years were released to accompany their one self-titled album that was released in 1973.

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°30: BWV 55, 68, 105 (2020)

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Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°30: BWV 55, 68, 105 (2020)

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°30: BWV 55, 68, 105 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 49:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung | # B672 | Recorded: 2011, 2018, 2019

The J.S. Bach Foundation has embarked on a remarkable undertaking: over a period of some 25 years, the Foundation will perform the complete vocal works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Each month, one of the over 200 Bach cantatas is performed in the idyllic town of Trogen in Appenzell, Switzerland. With a rhythm of 12 cantatas per year, the project is estimated to conclude in the year 2030. All introductory workshops, concerts and reflection lectures on the cantata texts are recorded; the texts of the lectures are published in a continually expanding Bach Anthology.

Lucile Richardot, Yves Saelens, Het Collectief & Reinbert de Leeuw - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2020)

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Lucile Richardot, Yves Saelens, Het Collectief & Reinbert de Leeuw - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2020)

Lucile Richardot, Yves Saelens, Het Collectief & Reinbert de Leeuw - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 230 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:19
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

This recording was made under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw in December 2019, two months before his death. A few weeks before that, he had called Thomas Dieltjens, artistic director of Het Collectief, to tell him: Since our concert in mid-July 2019, Das Lied von der Erde has constantly been on my mind. I am totally fascinated by it and discover new things in it every day. It would be a dream if we could record this music with the exceptional cast of musicians and soloist singers of the Saintes festival, and preferably the sooner the better. Words failed, as can be gathered from the many concert reviews they received.

Leonard Bernstein, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Gundula Janowitz, Rene Kollo - Beethoven: Fidelio [2006/1978]

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Leonard Bernstein, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Gundula Janowitz, Rene Kollo - Beethoven: Fidelio [2006/1978]

Leonard Bernstein, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Gundula Janowitz, René Kollo - Beethoven: Fidelio [2006/1978]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.57 Gb (DVD9) | 147 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“A performance simply crackling with excitement from the Wiener Staatsoper in 1978, conducted by Leonard Bernstein and featuring sublime performances from Gundula Janowitz as Leonore, René Kollo as Florestan, and Lucia Popp as Marzelline. The celebrated quartet, Mir ist so wunderbar, is nothing short of exquisite.” (James Longstaffe, Presto Classical)

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD [Re-Up]

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Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD [Re-Up]

Steve Reich & Beryl Korot - Three Tales (2003) CD + DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | 00:59:37 | Scans ~ 30 Mb
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 / 2.0 @ 448 kbps; DTS | ~ 5.3 Gb
Subs: English, French, Italian, German | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79835-2
Avant-Garde, Minimalism, Video Opera

Three Tales is a video-opera in three acts (titled Hindenburg, Bikini and Dolly) with music by American composer Steve Reich and visuals by Beryl Korot, his wife. It is scored for two sopranos, three tenors, string quartet, percussion, keyboards, and pre-recorded audio. Its premiere was at the Vienna Festival on May 12, 2002; the BBC had commissioned a version for television broadcast four months later. The 12-minute tale Hindenburg had been written (and recorded) in 1998, while the remaining tales were completed (and recorded) in the year of the premiere.

Joseph Middleton & Samuel Hasselhorn - Schumann: Stille Liebe (2020)

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Joseph Middleton & Samuel Hasselhorn - Schumann: Stille Liebe (2020)

Joseph Middleton & Samuel Hasselhorn - Schumann: Stille Liebe (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 237 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:21
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

Nearly every setting of the poems by Kerner, Chamisso, Andersen and Heine heard in this recital dates from 1840, the year Schumann found himself totally engrossed with the song genre, producing no fewer than 138 individual lieder. This creative vein seems to mirror the inner torments that gripped the young composer at the time, while revealing the extraordinary range of his musical invention and unequalled talent of storyteller, as Samuel Hasselhorn demonstrates here, after winning first prize at the 2018 Queen Elisabeth Competition: the young German baritone’s first recording for harmonia mundi is a veritable love letter to this most intimate of art forms.

Christoph Hammer, Munich Neue Hofkapelle - Reinhard Keiser: Fredegunda (2009)

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Christoph Hammer, Munich Neue Hofkapelle - Reinhard Keiser: Fredegunda (2009)

Christoph Hammer, Munich Neue Hofkapelle - Reinhard Keiser: Fredegunda (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 706 Mb | Total time: 142:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos ‎| 8.660231-32 | Recorded: 2007

Regarded in his day as equal to Handel and Telemann, Reinhard Keiser composed more than one hundred operas, of which Fredegund , set partly in German and partly in Italian, was one of the most popular. It explores the politically volatile relationships between the sixth century Frankish king, Chilperich, whose ambitious mistress Fredegunda is prepared to use magic to become his queen, although Chilperich is betrothed to Princess Galsuinde and Fredegunda also has a secret relationship with Langerich. This important and entertaining German Baroque opera abounds in melodious, often ravishingly orchestrated, music.

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)

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Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 504 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 253 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:44:53
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: BIS

Suzuki presents the 1749 version of the St. John Passion, a work that underwent many changes since its first performance in 1724. This fourth version, performed at the end of Bach's life, represents his ultimate vision of this great work. (Suzuki includes in an appendix three arias from the 1725 version that Bach removed from this later version.)