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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10, Op. 93 (1982) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10, Op. 93 (1982) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10, Op. 93 (1982) Reissue 2006
Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan (Recording 1981)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5909 | Time: 00:51:43

Herbert von Karajan's digital recording of Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony (the only one of the cycle that he committed to disc) is now issued to mark the Shostakovich centenary in 2006.

Pieter Wispelwey - Kodaly, Escher, Crumb: Solo Cello Sonatas (2002)

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Pieter Wispelwey - Kodaly, Escher, Crumb: Solo Cello Sonatas (2002)

Pieter Wispelwey - Kodaly, Escher, Crumb: Solo Cello Sonatas (2002)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 269 MB | 1:08:19
Genre: Classical | Label: Globe

Pieter Wispelwey received his early training from Dicky Boeke and Anner Bijlsma in Amsterdam, and continued his studies with Paul Katz in the USA and William Pleeth In England. His repertoire ranges from J.S. Bach to Carter, Kagel and Schnlttke. He regularly plays the complete solo cello suites by Bach and Britten and the complete sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms in his many recitals, the latter with Paul Komen, and in the USA with Lois Shapiro, as his piano partner.

Andris Nelsons, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, CBSO Chorus & CBSO Youth Chorus - Britten: War Requiem (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Andris Nelsons, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, CBSO Chorus & CBSO Youth Chorus - Britten: War Requiem (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Andris Nelsons, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, CBSO Chorus & CBSO Youth Chorus - Britten: War Requiem (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19951 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 96 min | 19,7 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3797 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 96 min | 6,78 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish

Britten‘s War Requiem: 50th anniversary in Coventry. 2012 brings the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Britten‘s War Requiem, one of the most powerful pacifist statements in music. The first performance took place in 1962 in the newly consecrated Coventry Cathedral, built alongside the ruins of the old cathedral, left as a sombre reminder of the wartime bombings. On 30 May 2012, 50 years to the day, Britten‘s masterpiece returns to the cathedral, performed as at the premiere by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists from three once warring nations. The anniversary performance is conducted by the CBSO‘s Music Director, Andris Nelsons, featuring the Canadian soprano Erin Wall, English tenor Mark Padmore singing the role written for Peter Pears, and German baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann.

Orion Saxophone Quartet - Mass Transit (2018)

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Orion Saxophone Quartet - Mass Transit (2018)

Orion Saxophone Quartet - Mass Transit (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 360 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | 01:10:24
Classical, Jazz | Label: Centaur Records

This is an album featuring some of the greatest music written for Saxophone Quartet in the past thirty years, with a strong stream of minimalism. The Orion Saxophone Quartet came into being in 1989, established by Jeff Benedict and Charles Richard, both of whom were recent products of Harvey Pittel's saxophone studio at the University of Texas. Staunch devotees of Pittel's rich, expansive tone, they wanted to form a group based in Los Angeles that would play in the same bold and unapologetic manner they had studied so assiduously under his tutelage. Ken Foerch, a former member of the U.S. Marine Band, and Adrian Williams, a product of Richard's own studio, proved to be the perfect match in tone quality and musical concept. It is the aspiration of the Orion Quartet to perform a diverse array of music in a manner true to the composer's intent and the style of the era while also exploiting the full tonal and expressive range of Adolphe Sax's grand invention. With a repertoire spanning five centuries, the Orion Saxophone Quartet demonstrates a perpetually robust sonority and superb command of the melodic line.

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.17 Gb | Scans included | Time: 07:47:36
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # omm0104

Orange Mountain Music presents this new limited edition 11 disc boxed set - The Symphonies by Philip Glass. This collection features conductor Dennis Russell Davies who has arranged the commission of nine of ten Glass symphonies, leading the orchestras over which he has presided during the past 15 years including the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. This collection is the fruit of a 20 year collaboration between Glass and Davies and showcases a wide variety within this surprising body of work by Glass.

Philip Jones Brass Ensemble ‎- Lollipops (1985)

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Philip Jones Brass Ensemble ‎- Lollipops (1985)

Philip Jones Brass Ensemble ‎- Lollipops (1985)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 46:14 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Claves | Catalog: CD 50-8503

I originally purchased this album in the 80's and was amazed at the PJBE's total understanding of every style of music. When you get this album you will be amazed at Frank Lloyd's ability on horn and the support from the other players as well as the "fun" they have with him and the music. Originally composed for cornet and piano (Band) the ability to perform this on horn is stunning. The Koetsier Circus March is an absolute joy and one of the best, most interesting compositions ever written for Brass Quintet.

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten - Schubert: Winterreise; Britten: Folk Songs (2008/1964&1970)

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Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten - Schubert: Winterreise; Britten: Folk Songs (2008/1964&1970)

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten - Schubert: Winterreise; Britten: Folk Songs (2008/1964&1970)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch, English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.54 Gb (DVD9) | 106 min + 13 min (bonus)
Classical | DECCA

Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears were justly celebrated as outstanding interpreters of both English Song and German Lieder. Both artists are at the peak of their interpretative powers in these two classic BBC films; a studio recital of Britten's arrangements of traditional English folksongs, first broadcast in June 1964, and a specially staged performance of Schubert's great song cycle Winterreise, first seen in November 1970.

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' (2014)

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Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' (2014)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' (2014)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573218 | Time: 00:59:36

If one function of art is to make us ponder difficult questions and thus risk causing offence, there could not be a more potent example than Shostakovich’s 13th Symphony. Setting Babi Yar, Yevtushenko’s blistering denunciation of Soviet antisemitism, in the 1960s was an act of political defiance for the composer. First heard in this country in Liverpool, it is highly appropriate that it forms the conclusion and climax of the RLPO’s riveting Shostakovich cycle. The power this performance accumulates at the climaxes of the second and third movement is lacerating; the men’s choruses may not sound totally Russian, but Alexander Vinogradov is a superb bass soloist, and Vasily Petrenko is as good at gloomy introspection as he is at brittle confrontation.

John Adams, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Adams: Nixon in China (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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John Adams, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Adams: Nixon in China (2012) [Blu-Ray]

John Adams, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Adams: Nixon in China (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 9544 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 176 min | 22,9 Gb
Audio1: English / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby TrueHD Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3482 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 176 min | 12,0 Gb
Audio: English / TrueHD / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Nonesuch | Sub: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

The Met's production, staged by Adams' long-time collaborator Peter Sellars, stars James Maddalena as Richard Nixon, a role he created at the opera's world premiere in 1987 and has since performed at international leading opera houses, including the English National Opera, Netherlands Opera, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Nixon in China was recorded and broadcast live in movie theatres around the world as part of The Met: Live in HD on February 12, 2011 - 10 days after the opera received its Met premiere.

Empire Brass - Class Brass: On The Edge (1993)

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Empire Brass - Class Brass: On The Edge (1993)

Empire Brass - Class Brass: On The Edge (1993)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:27 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc | Catalog: CD-80305

This is one of the most inspirational CD's I have ever listened to. Not only is the playing perfect, the choice in music for the CD is perfect. It provides the listener with several different styles, and yet many similar styles. The group plays the traditional Russian pieces with flair and great musicianship, such as the Stravinsky and the Shostakovich.

Lisa Gerrard - The Best Of Lisa Gerrard (2007)

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Lisa Gerrard - The Best Of Lisa Gerrard (2007)

Lisa Gerrard - The Best Of Lisa Gerrard (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 408 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Covers included | 01:15:36
World Fusion, Vocal Music, Modern Classical, Ambient, Dark Wave | Label: 4AD | # CAD 2701CD

Issued in 2007 on the 4AD label, THE BEST OF LISA GERRARD collects many of the finest tracks by the former Dead Can Dance vocalist/multi-instrumentalist. While the compilation includes a few tracks by that revered act, most notably the mystical "Yulunga (Spirit Dance)," a song that showcases Gerrard's striking voice, it primarily focuses on her solo work and film compositions, which both draw from music across the globe. On these pieces, Gerrard often collaborates with fellow Australian native Pieter Bourke, as on the passionate "Swans" and the expansive "Sacrifice," the latter from the INSIDER score. Although this anthology is a mere fraction of Gerrard's recorded output, it does serve as an excellent introduction to her impressive catalogue.

Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings 1965-1972: Original Masters (2003) 5CD Box Set

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Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings 1965-1972: Original Masters (2003) 5CD Box Set

Leopold Stokowski - Decca Recordings 1965-1972: Original Masters (2003) 5CD Box Set
with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
New Philharmonia Orchestra; Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
J.S. Bach, William Byrd, Jeremiah Clarke, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Henri Duparc
P.I. Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin, Igor Stravinsky, Edward Elgar
Cezar Franck, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.85 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 881 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 145-2 | Time: 06:14:01

This fabulous five disc set is replete with some of those old Stokowski warhorses all recorded in absolutely mind boggling Phase 4 sound, overblown perhaps but astounding for its time. Decca's remastering is absolutely magnificent and the discs are jam packed with almost six hours of music. This is another fine memorial to a great conductor who remained astonishingly vital until the very end of his life.

Paul Hillier, Theatre Of Voices - Karlheinz Stockhausen: Stimmung (2007)

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Paul Hillier, Theatre Of Voices - Karlheinz Stockhausen: Stimmung (2007)

Paul Hillier, Theatre Of Voices - Karlheinz Stockhausen: Stimmung (2007)
XLD | FLAC (tracks +.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:00 | 299 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 807408

Though Karlheinz Stockhausen's Stimmung (Tuning) for six solo voices may be one of his most accessible pieces, relatively few commercial recordings of the hour-long "meditation on a chord" exist. Collegium Vocale premiered the work in 1968, and subsequently took their interpretation known now as the "Paris version" on the road and into the studio. Singcircle presented a slightly different sonic reading in the mid-'70s; Paul Hillier himself was a part of that recording.

Øystein Baadsvik, Tijmen Botma - Chameleon: Music for Tuba and Fanfare Band (2012) (Repost)

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Øystein Baadsvik, Tijmen Botma - Chameleon: Music for Tuba and Fanfare Band (2012) (Repost)

Øystein Baadsvik, Tijmen Botma - Chameleon: Music for Tuba and Fanfare Band (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:47 | 245 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1965

The tuba is associated with numerous prejudices branding it as comical, clumsy and incapable of singing. Anyone who has heard Øystein Baadsvik play will know better, however, as witness reviews from his previous recordings: ‘Baadsvik's playing combines sweetness with strength, intensity with perception’ (International Record Review), he ‘conjures a wonderfully mellifluous baritonal tone from his instrument’ (MusicWeb International), and demonstrates ‘a lissome fluencysuggesting that anything a violin can do, a tuba can do too’ (Daily Telegraph).

Øystein Baadsvik, Christian Lindberg - Prelude, Fnugg & Riffs: Works for Tuba and Wind Orchestra (2007) (Repost)

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Øystein Baadsvik, Christian Lindberg - Prelude, Fnugg & Riffs: Works for Tuba and Wind Orchestra (2007) (Repost)

Øystein Baadsvik, Swedish Wind Ensemble, Christian Lindberg - Prelude, Fnugg & Riffs: Works for Tuba and Wind Orchestra (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:33 | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1625

The irresistible title of Prelude, Fnugg & Riffs refers to the opening work on this delightful disc of wind music, Leonard Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs for clarinet and jazz ensemble of 1949. The Bernstein touches off a high-spirited and pleasingly international collection of wind pieces that keep the listener engaged and entertained even as they push into contemporary instrumental techniques.