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Andre Rieu - Semper Opera Ball 2017 [HDTV 720p]

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Andre Rieu - Semper Opera Ball 2017 [HDTV 720p]

André Rieu - Semper Opera Ball 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 2ch | 01:03:00 | 5.7 GB
Classical / Neoclassical | mdr HD | HDTV->TS

The Semper Opera Ball is Germany's most prestigious balls, drawing world-class artists and thousands of well-dressed guests to Dresden each year.

Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin, NJO, Xian Zhang - Myth: Rosanne Philippens Plays Szymanowski & Stravinsky (2015)

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Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin, NJO, Xian Zhang - Myth: Rosanne Philippens Plays Szymanowski & Stravinsky (2015)

Rosanne Philippens - Myth: Rosanne Philippens Plays Szymanowski & Stravinsky (2015)
with Julien Quentin, piano; NJO; Xian Zhang, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCSSA36715 | Time: 01:10:58

Rosanne Philippens is considered one of the most promising violin talents in the Netherlands. Her open and communicative style of performance won her first prizes at competitions including the Dutch National Violin Competition in 2009 and the Freiburg International Violin Competition in 2014. This release from Channel Classics focuses on Polish and Russian works inspired by myths and legends. Philippens is joined by pianist Julien Quentin as well as the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest led by Xian Zhang in performances of Szymanowski's Mythes and Violin Concerto and Stravinsky's Chanson Russe and L'Oiseau de Feu.

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)

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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)
William Harris, Michael Tippett, Thomas Weelkes, James MacMillan, Ivor Gurney, Robert Ramsey
Benjamin Britten, Edmund Rubbra, Michael East, Herbert Howells, Robert Pearsall, Thomas Tomkins

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: CORO | # COR16134 | Time: 01:10:50

Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them? Songs of departure and farewell are deeply rooted in the great tradition of British choral music, nourished by ancient myths of testing journeys, wayside transformations and homecomings. The transcendent nature of music and the power of poetry to challenge and alter perceptions of reality – harnessed by English composers over many centuries – flow through a programme that invites contemplation of life and death, of love and loss, creation and eternity. In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, The Sixteen performs a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.

Handel - Agrippina (Nicholas McGegan) [1991]

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Handel - Agrippina (Nicholas McGegan) [1991]

Handel - Agrippina (Nicholas McGegan) [1991]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 907063.65 | TT: 72.22+70.53+62.38 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 839 Mb

Agrippina (HWV 6) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel with a libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani. Composed for the 1709–10 Venice Carnevale season, the opera tells the story of Agrippina, the mother of Nero, as she plots the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius and the installation of her son as emperor. Grimani's libretto, considered one of the best that Handel set, is an "anti-heroic satirical comedy", full of topical political allusions. Some analysts believe that it reflects Grimani's political and diplomatic rivalry with Pope Clement XI.

Richard Tucker - The Opera Recital Album Collection (10CDs, 2013)

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Richard Tucker - The Opera Recital Album Collection (10CDs, 2013)

Richard Tucker - The Opera Recital Album Collection (10CDs, 2013)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 991 Mb
Label: Sony Music Classical | Release Year: 2013

Regarded as one of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, Richard Tucker made his debut there as Alfredo Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, in January, 1945, and became a specialist in the Italian and French lyric roles. He appeared with the Metropolitan Opera in 734 performances. The only other tenors to have had longer professional careers were Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. Sony Classical celebrates 100 years of this legendary American tenor with the release of two limited- edition original album releases.

MDR Symphony Orchestra Feat. Joy Denalane, Bilal, Dwele & Tweet - The Dresden Soul Symphony (2008)

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MDR Symphony Orchestra Feat. Joy Denalane, Bilal, Dwele & Tweet - The Dresden Soul Symphony (2008)

MDR Symphony Orchestra Feat. Joy Denalane, Bilal, Dwele & Tweet - The Dresden Soul Symphony (2008)
Soul, Funk, R&B, Classical, Disco | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 71 min | 184 MB
Label: Four Music | Rel:2008

"The Dresden Soul Symphony" ist die musikalische Momentaufnahme eines einmaligen Events, das im Alten Schlachthof in Dresden stattgefunden hat. Das renommierte 100-köpfige MDR Sinfonie Orchester, unter der Leitung von Dirigent Jun Märkl, hat sich mit den international erfolgreichen Soul & R´n´B Artists Joy Denalane (D), Bilal, Dwele und Tweet (alle USA) zusammengetan und die eigens für dieses Event von Philadelphias Soul-Produzenten-Legende Larry Gold und seinem Schwiegersohn Daniel Felsenfeld komponierte "The Dresden Soul Symphony" in der einmaligen Kulisse des Alten Schlachthofs in Sachsens Landeshauptstadt Dresden aufgeführt. Ein unvergessliches Konzert, das nun auf CD und DVD immer und immer wieder erlebt werden können: Mehr als 20 Songs aus den besten Jahren der Soul-Ära. Von Aretha Franklin über Diana Ross, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Barry White bis hin zu Lauryn Hill. „The Dresden Soul Symphony“ erscheint als Live-CD, Live-DVD und als limitierte Live CD & DVD.

Sergey & Lusine Khachatryan - My Armenia (2015)

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Sergey & Lusine Khachatryan - My Armenia (2015)

Sergey & Lusine Khachatryan - My Armenia (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 79:39 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: V 5414

Dedicated to the 100th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, My Armenia offers a very personal, touching and brilliant tribute to Armenian music by Sergey and Lusine Khachatryan. Sergey and Lusine are regular duo partners. Together, they have given recitals at London's Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Paris Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Madrid Auditori Nacional, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Brussels Bozar, Luxemburg Philharmonie and New York Carnegie Hall.

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Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}

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Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 577 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 258 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2016, 2017 Fra Bernardo | FB 1612457
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music / Choral / Sacred / Polyphony

The second Gombert project with seventeen of his masterpieces, the motets, some of them being first recorded here. The best description of Gombert’s motets was written by Hermann Finck more than four centuries ago, in 1556: For he avoids pauses, and his work is rich with full harmonies and imitative counterpoint. Beauty farm founded 2014 by Markus Muntean and Bernhard Trebuch is a vocal group focused to the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the renaissance. The international ensemble is based in the carthusian monastery at Mauerbach (Austria). The singers are members of well known ensembles like «Capilla flamenca», «Huelgas Ensemble», «Vox Luminis», «Collegium Vocale Gent» and «Graindelavoix». Beauty Farm exclusively records for frabernardo.

Quartetto Italiano - Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (37CDs, 2015)

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Quartetto Italiano - Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (37CDs, 2015)

Quartetto Italiano - Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (37CDs, 2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5.08 GB
Label: Decca Classics | Release Year: 2015

Founded 70 years ago by Paolo Borciani, Elisa Pegreffi, Lionello Forzanti and Franco Rossi, Quartetto Italiano is one of the finest string quartets of the 20th century. The group recorded almost exclusively for Philips Classics, leaving a legacy admired for its insight and technical brilliance. This 37CD Box Set celebrates the artistic achievements of the Quartet by presenting their complete recordings on Decca, Philips and DG.

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)

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Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Free Improvisation | Label: Long Arms | # CDLA 01032 | 01:13:32

Solo piano works, recorded live in Moscow Conservatory on April 18th, 2000. Russian-only release on the Long Arms label. Pieces include: 'Arica', 'Havana Man', 'Negro Hall', 'The Ecstasy', 'Missigono', 'Requiem For Wally'. "The following pieces appear without any editing of the performance. Large sections of these pieces are improvised and I have attempted to preserve the spontaneity of this special evening by presenting my first concert in Moscow exactly as it was played. I hope in some way my offering of this evenings music reflects the deep respect I hold for the great musical traditions of Russia and the Masters who have reached for the stars before me with their awesome genius."– Terry Riley.

Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits (2017)

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Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits (2017)

Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, m3u, log, artwork | 61:10 min | 243 MB
Label: Universal UMC ‎– 5723627 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Piano

Piano Portraits is the 100th solo album from Rick Wakeman in what represents a truly remarkable body of work. The 15 tracks that Rick has re-interpreted on piano represent a distillation of all the music that has impacted and influenced Rick’s life over the decades, taking in 70s rock and pop, classical, jazz and choral. Painting pictures is how Rick describes his playing style and how he visualises music, and this album paints a very vivid, lush landscape for the listener to explore. Key tracks include Life on Mars, Space Oddity, Help and an original composition Dance of the Damselflies.

Katia & Marielle Labeque - Love Stories (2017)

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Katia & Marielle Labeque - Love Stories (2017)

Katia & Marielle Labeque - Love Stories
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:43 min | 296 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 37 | Rls.date: 2017

They are sisters and pianists and form an intensely close duo which has ignited the world’s stages. For this new show, charmingly titled «Love Stories», Katia and Marielle Labèque have chosen to revisit the myth of «Romeo and Juliet» creating a fusion between Leonard Bernstein, hip-hop and breakdancing. Created at the Châtelet, in Paris, «Love Stories» is presented in two acts.

VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias [1996]

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VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias [1996]

VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias (Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Cilea, Catalani, Mascagni) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 338 MB
Classical | Label: Royal Opera | Catalog Number: 862142 | TT: 01'06''10

The Royal Opera is a company based in central London, resident at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Along with the English National Opera, it is one of the two principal opera companies in London. Founded in 1946 as the Covent Garden Opera Company, it was known by that title until 1968. It brought a long annual season and consistent management to a house that had previously hosted short seasons under a series of impresarios. Since its inception, it has shared the Royal Opera House with the dance company now known as The Royal Ballet.

Handel - Partenope (Christian Curnyn) [2005]

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Handel - Partenope (Christian Curnyn) [2005]

Handel - Partenope (Christian Curnyn) [2005]
Classical | Chaconne CHAN 0719(3) | TT: 77.57+55.49+56.29 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 844 Mb

Partenope is mature Handel, and belongs in the top flight of his stage works. A comedy from 1730, which was first rejected as too frivolous by the Royal Academy of Music in London, the text had been set 20 years earlier by Caldara for an opera that had been a major influence on the young Handel. The tone is light and the action - all disguises and cross-dressing, with everyone ending up with the right partner - is swift moving; there are relatively few extended arias but a number of ensembles, as well as the obligatory sinfonia and march for the battle scene at the beginning of the second act. This performance under Christian Curnyn hits the right spot from the very start. There are no outstanding performances, but a whole collection of first-rate ones - Rosemary Joshua in the title role of the queen with so many admirers, Hilary Summers as the princess Rosmira, Kurt Streit as Emilio, the one prince who doesn't get the girl. (Andrew Clements)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

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Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)
Mad Rush; Metamorphosis Two; 600 Lines, for ensemble; The Sound of Silence

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | # GP745 | Time: 01:12:55

The works in this programme demonstrate Philip Glass’s perpetual goal of connecting with his audience. Taking shape as something like a hidden sonata form, Mad Rush contrasts peaceful atmosphere with tempestuousness and mesmerizing beauty. The last of its kind in Glass’s oeuvre, 600 Lines, here receiving its première recording on solo piano, is an obsessive and hypnotically restless toccata that represents the zenith of his experiences while working with Ravi Shankar. These two monumental works are joined by première recordings of the subtly transformed Metamorphosis 2, and Glass’s only transcription in the form of Paul Simon’s The Sound of Silence.