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Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya & Pablo González - Bizet: Carmen & L'arlésienne Suites (2017)

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Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya & Pablo González - Bizet: Carmen & L'arlésienne Suites (2017)

Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya & Pablo González - Bizet: Carmen & L'arlésienne Suites
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:16 min | 246 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Despite the scandal it created when first staged in 1875, Carmen has subsequently become one of the worlds most popular operas. The love affair at its heart shocked contemporary audiences but the music is imperishably vibrant and exciting so much so that, after the composers death, his friend Ernest Guiraud arranged two suites from the opera. Here the Toreadors Song and the graphically sensuous Seguidilla and Habanera dances are heard in all their orchestral glory.

Pauline Haas - Romantic Music for Harp (2017)

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Pauline Haas - Romantic Music for Harp (2017)

Pauline Haas - Romantic Music for Harp
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:09 min | 250 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

The harp is often said to be the Romantic instrument par excellence, and for this recording the award-winning young harpist Pauline Haas takes the listener on a journey through the repertoire, from the melancholic balladry of John Thomass The Minstrels Adieu to his Native Land to the stunning virtuosity of Albert Zabels Fantasy. Alongside Smetanas perennial favourite Die Moldau she presents her own arrangements, which include the apotheosis of romantic longing, the Liebestod from Wagners Tristan und Isolde.

Sudwestfunkorchester Baden-Baden & Hans Rosbaud - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 2-9 (2017)

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Sudwestfunkorchester Baden-Baden & Hans Rosbaud - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 2-9 (2017)

Sudwestfunkorchester Baden-Baden & Hans Rosbaud - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 2-9
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 08:26:58 | 2.12 GB
Label: SWR Classic | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2017

All the Bruckner symphony recordings that Hans Rosbaud made for SDR (now SWR) are released here for the first time. Rosbaud took care over matters of interpretation, which took several decades to make their mark Rosbaud generally used the Haas and Nowas editions.

Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

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Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

Valentin Silvestrov - Sacred Songs (2012)
Kiev Chamber Choir; Mykola Hobdych, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:07
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2279, 476 4990

The Book of Genesis tells us that in the beginning was the Word and that the Word was sound. But what if it was music? What if God, in contemplating the creation of Creation, sang being into being? If so, it might have sounded something like the Sacred Songs of Valentin Silvestrov. In this seventh ECM album devoted to the Ukrainian composer’s music, we thusly encounter a sense of space unique to the Russian liturgy: the more the voices unify in movement, the more they lift from one another like temporary tattoos, leaving behind mirror images that wash away with baptism into infinite oneness with the Holy Spirit. Sin as sun. Firmament as fundament.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 68:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 466 328-2 | Recorded: 1997-98

Here are two of Rossini's "secular" cantatas: "The Lament of Harmony on the Death of Orpheus" for tenor, male chorus, and orchestra, written when he was a 16-year-old conservatory student, and the far more substantial "Wedding of Thetis and Peleus," one of many such pieces he composed for special occasions, commissioned for the marriage of an Italian princess to a French prince. Both consist of primarily short, separate, contrasting numbers, most of which would be perfectly at home in the opera house.

Glen Wilson - Cavazzoni: Complete Works - Italian Ricercars (2017)

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Glen Wilson - Cavazzoni: Complete Works - Italian Ricercars (2017)

Glen Wilson - Cavazzoni: Complete Works - Italian Ricercars (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:19:27 | 186 MB
Label: Naxos

Marco Antonio Cavazzoni private harpsichordist to the Duchess of Urbino and Pope Leo X, friend of Titian and Bembo composed some of the most important milestones in the history of instrumental music. They were published in Venice by Vercellese (1523), the second edition of Italian keyboard music after that of Andrea Antico [Naxos 8.572983]. Usually assigned to the organ, they are restored here to the harpsichord where they originally belonged, as explained in an online essay by Glen Wilson. Contemporary examples further illustrate the fascinating development of Cavazzonis major form, the ricercar. The project celebrates the 500th anniversary of the harpsichord on the cover (the worlds oldest), which was owned by Leo X and undoubtedly played on by Cavazzoni.

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

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Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:39 min | 330 MB
Label: SDG | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrate Christmas with a mixed programme of J.S. Bach’s sacred choral works. As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, these works transport listeners to 18th-century Leipzig for a traditional Christmas celebration. The programme moves from the intimacy of “Süßer Trost” to the vast celebration of joy that is Bach's Magnificat. The Bach at Christmas project is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and patron of the Monteverdi choir, Sir Ralph Kohn. The concerts from which these recordings were taken took place at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, in December of 2016.

Tanguy de Williencourt - Wagner - Liszt (2017)

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Tanguy de Williencourt - Wagner - Liszt (2017)

Tanguy de Williencourt - Wagner - Liszt
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 125:39 min | 432 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

What a unique, miraculous merger, that of the universes, so contrasted and so complementary, of Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and Franz Liszt (1811-1886), whose thinking and oeuvre so marked the 19th century and who still fascinate us up to the present day. is century, which both crossed in such a singular way, constantly pushing back the limits of their chosen fields and linked by this same quest of the absolute through art: the former, upsetting the codes of opera by taking up with mythology and blending it with poetry, drama and philosophy; the latter, a pianist of extraordinary gifts, adulated by the masses and profoundly mystical.

Martin Rummel & Mari Kato - Klengel: Complete Concertinos for Cello & Piano (2017)

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Martin Rummel & Mari Kato - Klengel: Complete Concertinos for Cello & Piano (2017)

Martin Rummel & Mari Kato - Klengel: Complete Concertinos for Cello & Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:37 min | 257 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Based in Leipzig with a lengthy career as principal cellist of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Julius Klengel was a renowned soloist and revered the world over as a great interpreter and pedagogue, whose works are still in use by students today. Composed in true Romantic style, the three Concertinos were written for teaching purposes, the first coming closest to the idea of a mini-concerto but all having virtuoso elements and expressive and lyrical central movements. The Konzertstück, Op. 10 gives the piano equal status with the cello to create a thrilling conclusion to any programme.

Henry Kramer - Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 47: Transcriptions from Christus & The Legend of St Elisabeth (2017)

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Henry Kramer - Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 47: Transcriptions from Christus & The Legend of St Elisabeth (2017)

Henry Kramer - Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 47: Transcriptions from Christus & The Legend of St Elisabeth (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:16:36 | 177 MB
Label: Naxos

Reflecting the life of Christ from the nativity to the Passion and Resurrection, Liszt’s oratorio Christus was premiered in 1873 and enjoyed considerable success. The movements he transcribed for piano are dynamic and virtuosic but also pastoral and meditative, including marches and passages of transfiguring beauty. The transcriptions of movements from the oratorio The Legend of St Elisabeth contains music of stirring power: plainsong, a hymn, a march and a Hungarian folk-song. This is the forty-seventh volume in Naxos's celebrated complete Liszt piano music series, and features prolific pianist Henry Kramer.

Alexandre Dossin - Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts (2017)

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Alexandre Dossin - Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts (2017)

Alexandre Dossin - Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:19:47 | 187 MB
Label: Naxos

Sergey Prokofiev was so musically precocious that no less a figure than Reinhold Glière was employed as his live-in tutor. Glière’s lessons proved to be both rigorous and inspiring and the young Prokofiev wrote a delightful sequence of works for the piano. Revealing an increasing command of harmony, these miniatures show why he was, at the age of thirteen, the youngest ever student to be enrolled at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. Old Grandmother’s Tales, Op. 31, written in New York in 1918, is suffused with nostalgia, while the Six Pieces, Op. 52 are vivid arrangements of some of his earlier works.

New Russia State Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Walker - Brian: Symphonies Nos. 8, 21 & 26 (2017)

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New Russia State Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Walker - Brian: Symphonies Nos. 8, 21 & 26 (2017)

New Russia State Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Walker - Brian: Symphonies Nos. 8, 21 & 26
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:17 min | 319 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Each of the three symphonies on this recording represents a significant milestone in Havergal Brians long musical journey, and each demonstrates the breadth of his symphonic approach. No. 8 was the first of Brians symphonies to be performed and is one of his most gripping and unpredictable, full of sonic invention. Behind the more apparently genial and expansive No. 21 lies profound emotional complexity, while No. 26 embodies elements of a divertimento though it retains disquieting outbursts. Gramophone wrote of the previous Brian recording by these forces (8.573408): The New Russia State Symphony Orchestra do the music proud. This release completes the commercial recording of all 32 of Brians symphonies on Naxos and Marco Polo.

Orquestra Simfònica De Barcelona I Nacional De Catalunya - Granados: Orchestral Works (2017)

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Orquestra Simfònica De Barcelona I Nacional De Catalunya - Granados: Orchestral Works (2017)

Orquestra Simfònica De Barcelona I Nacional De Catalunya - Granados: Orchestral Works (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:41:46 | 377 MB
Label: Naxos

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Enrique Granados’s birth the three internationally admired volumes of his orchestral discs have been brought together. Characterised as “affectionate and characterful” by Gramophone (volume 2 on 8573263) they include one of the greatest pieces in all Spanish music, the Intermezzo from Goyescas, as well as much that is exceptionally rare, such as the symphonic poem Dante, one of the most ambitious and exciting Spanish orchestral works of its time.

Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel Chorus & Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1754 Version) (2017)

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Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel Chorus & Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1754 Version) (2017)

Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel Chorus & Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1754 Version)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 114:31 min | 593 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 46 | Rls.date: 2017

Why yet another Messiah? ‘I went through the different scores that exist and decided on the very interesting 1754 version, which features five soloists. You must remember that, when Handel arrived somewhere to perform his oratorio, he had soloists of varying standards available to him. So he quickly revised his score accordingly… All this is directly related to the reality of Handel’s situation as a concert promoter. In those days, to earn a living from his music, a composer absolutely had to get his works performed and make a profit on the evening.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live) (2017)

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live) (2017)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 88:11 min | 320 MB
Label: RCO Live – RCO 17003 | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Orchestral, Choral

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Daniele Gatti join with the Netherlands Radio Choir and soloists Chen Reiss and Karen Cargill for a vibrant live recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection”. The history of the world-famous orchestra is interlinked with that of Mahler's own, and the Concertgebouw musicians certainly appear to have an affinity for this music, offering up a rousing and intense interpretation of this well-known symphony with sparkling vocal contributions from Reiss and Cargill.