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Barcelona Symphony Orchestra & Darrell Ang - Bruneau: Orchestral Works (2018)

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Barcelona Symphony Orchestra & Darrell Ang - Bruneau: Orchestral Works (2018)

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra & Darrell Ang - Bruneau: Orchestral Works (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 282 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:28
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

A composition pupil of Jules Massenet, Alfred Bruneau was largely responsible for introducing realism into French opera. His friendship with the writer Emile Zola, who shared his desire for theatrical naturalism, strongly informed his work, not least L’Attaque du Moulin (The Attack on the Mill) a ‘drame lyrique.’ The suite includes rustic elements, but also Mascagni-like verismo beauty tempered by a Gallic palette. Bruneau was a deft orchestrator with a taste for exotic color, and the excerpts from Messidor show the influence of Wagner on one of the most important but overlooked figures in turn-of-the-century French musical life. A Marco Polo release in 1994 has the same repertoire as this new recording from the Barcelona Symphony and Darrell Ang, however that album is no longer available, so this new release is a perfect opportunity to reintroduce these works.

Clémentine Decouture, Philippe Brocard & Frivol'Ensemble - Tea for Two (2018)

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Clémentine Decouture, Philippe Brocard & Frivol'Ensemble - Tea for Two (2018)

Clémentine Decouture, Philippe Brocard & Frivol'Ensemble - Tea for Two (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 211 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:29
Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos Records

London and Paris in the late 19th and early 20th centuries shared an artistic vitality that set them apart from the rest of the world. With Parisian society regularly gripped by periods of Anglomania, a constant process of cultural exchange resulted in operetta hits, wartime classics and popular songs both bawdy and elegant. Capturing the spirit of a period ranging from the fashionable d’Oyly carte to 1920s American jazz, the Frivol’Ensemble takes us back in time to rediscover the delights of this golden age of musical theatricality.

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra & Ladislav Slovák - Moyzes: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (2018)

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Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra & Ladislav Slovák - Moyzes: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (2018)

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra & Ladislav Slovák - Moyzes: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 261 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:11
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Volume 3 of the Naxos reissues of the Marco Polo recordings of the 12 Moyzes Symphonies presents the eloquent and sprightly Fifth Symphony, a celebration of 'the heritage of my dear father’, and the Sixth Symphony which is notable for its clarity and symmetry, from the simple theme of its opening to the brilliant contrapuntal fugato in its closing movement. This edition of Moyzes’ symphonies remains the only recording in the catalogue. The First and Second symphonies can be heard on Naxos 8573650 and the Third and Fourth on 8573651.

Vienna Reed Quintet - 4 Woods + 1 Sax Play Rameau, Mozart & Ravel (2018)

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Vienna Reed Quintet - 4 Woods + 1 Sax Play Rameau, Mozart & Ravel (2018)

Vienna Reed Quintet - 4 Woods + 1 Sax Play Rameau, Mozart & Ravel (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:43
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

With its unique combination of instruments, the Vienna Reed Quintet creates a new and refreshing sound that differs significantly from that of the conventional wind quintet. This programme opens up three very special keyboard works to these exhilarating sonorities, starting with the virtuoso dances of Rameau’s descriptively titled suite La Triomphante. Mozart’s Fantasia has all the stately grandeur of a Bach fantasia, while Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin is a tribute both to his great musical ancestor and to friends who fell during the First World War.

Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek - Faure, Poulenc, Ravel (2008)

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Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek - Faure, Poulenc, Ravel (2008)

Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek - Faure, Poulenc, Ravel (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:14:11 | 315 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C 739 081 A

With the release of each new album, violinist Arabella Steinbacher proves again and again that she not only performs an impressively wide and diverse repertoire, but that she commands different facets of it with incredible precision. This installment features works for violin and piano by French composers Fauré, Poulenc, and Ravel, whose output traverses three generations of wonderfully contrasting music.

Zes Vrouwelijke Componisten - Six Women Composers from the Netherlands (1991) {NM Classics 92018}

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Zes Vrouwelijke Componisten - Six Women Composers from the Netherlands (1991) {NM Classics 92018}

Zes Vrouwelijke Componisten - Six Women Composers from the Netherlands (1991) {NM Classics 92018}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 126 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 NM Classics | 92018
Classical / Viennese School / Romantic / Early 20th Century / Contemporary Classical

This album collects instrumental, vocal, and chamber music by "six women composers from The Netherlands", to quote its subtitle directly. These works cover a span of about 160 years, and are presented in the chronological order of the composers' birth years. This CD is yet another example of how the now-sadly-defunct NM Classics label served the music of its country so well. This album comes recommended to those interested in Dutch music, and music by female composers.

London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 - Gianandrea Noseda (2018) {B&W Society of Sound LSO99 16-44.1}

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London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 - Gianandrea Noseda (2018) {B&W Society of Sound LSO99 16-44.1}

London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 - Gianandrea Noseda (2018) {B&W Society of Sound LSO99 16-44.1}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (bowers-wilkins.co.uk) -> 174 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
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© 2018 LSO / B&W Society of Sound | LSO99
Classical / Early 20th Century

Following the denunciation by the state of his opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony was viewed as his most socialist symphony, pandering to the demands of the Stalinist regime. However, in Gianandrea Noseda's hands, Shostakovich's cynical intent comes to the fore, highlighting the brutality rather than the glory of the Soviet state.

Daniele Gatti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniele Gatti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Daniele Gatti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19424 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 108 min | 20,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 2058 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 108 min | 5,84 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese

With Richard Strauss’ Elektra, the Salzburg Festival delivers a thoroughly impressive new production that the Vienna daily Kurier calls the “best new opera production of 2010”. Reaping acclaim are the top-quality vocalists as well as the mighty stage set and the sensitive direction of Nikolaus Lehnhoff. Portraying Elektra is Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, who injects astonishing dramatic power into her role. “Impressive in every respect”, wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about her role debut here. Internationally acclaimed Wagner singer Waltraud Meier also gives her spectacular, commanding stage debut here as Klytämnestra. They are complemented by an outstanding Eva-Maria Westbroek as Chrysothemis, and a forceful René Pape as Orest. Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s many years of experience on the world’s greatest stages are clearly visible in his direction of the singers: moving about a sinister, forbidding set bathed in suggestively changing lighting, the vocalists are treated as stage actors, whose expressive gestures are captured with particular vividness and immediacy by the camera. Leading the Wiener Philharmoniker is Daniele Gatti. Alternating between late 19th-century lyricism and early 20th-century excess, he clearly emphasizes the dual conflicts at the heart of the work.

Arabella Steinbacher - Milhaud: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 2, Concertino de printemps, Le Boeuf sur le toit (2005)

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Arabella Steinbacher - Milhaud: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 2, Concertino de printemps, Le Boeuf sur le toit (2005)

Arabella Steinbacher - Milhaud: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 2, Concertino de printemps, Le Boeuf sur le toit (2005)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:01:23 | 306 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C 646 051 A

Arabella Steinbacher is yet another obviously talented young violinist, but this enterprising release really throws down the gauntlet to the competition, showing how to be both brilliant and musically interesting. These three Milhaud concertos are all but unknown, but they give Steinbacher plenty of opportunity to display her glittering technique as well as emotional maturity. This may sound surprising given the composer, a member of Les Six and one often noted for his cool polytonal style, eclecticism, and emotional detachment.

Arabella Steinbacher - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)

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Arabella Steinbacher - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)

Arabella Steinbacher - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:13:06 | 369 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C 687 061 A

Whoever it was that said that nobody but Oistrakh should ever be allowed to record Shostakovich's violin concertos should be made to listen to this disc by young Japanese-German violinist Arabella Steinbacher. After decades of performances that were more smoke than fire and more shadow than substance, Steinbacher comes out with performances of amazing virtuosity, astonishing energy, and astounding intensity. She never knew the crawling terror of the post-Great Patriotic War USSR, but you can't tell it from her maniacal performance of the First.

Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski - Dvorak, Szymanowski: Violin Concertos (2009)

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Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski - Dvorak, Szymanowski: Violin Concertos (2009)

Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski - Dvorak, Szymanowski: Violin Concertos (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:11:43 | 346 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: PentaTone Classics | Catalog: PTC 5186 353

Arabella Steinbacher has previously released a number of recordings on the Orfeo label, with both Shostakovich concertos, and those by Berg, Beethoven, Khatchaturian and Milhaud already under her belt. She now appears on the SACD specialist Pentatone label, perhaps taking over the baton from Julia Fischer after her move to Decca.

Arabella Steinbacher, Russian National Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos (2012)

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Arabella Steinbacher, Russian National Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos (2012)

Arabella Steinbacher, Russian National Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:04:33 | 305 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: PentaTone Classics | Catalog: PTC 5186 395

If I were able to nominate my Artists of the Year Arabella Steinbacher and Vasily Petrenko would undoubtedly be my choices. Here they collaborate with the Russian National Orchestra. Last year I reviewed Steinbacher’s recording of the Shostakovich First and Second Violin Concertos and remain overjoyed by her superb playing with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons on Orfeo C 687 061 A. For the last few years I have been reporting on a number of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra concerts with their principal conductor Vasily Petrenko.

Arabella Steinbacher, WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln, Andris Nelsons - Berg, Beethoven: Violin Concertos (2009)

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Arabella Steinbacher, WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln, Andris Nelsons - Berg, Beethoven: Violin Concertos (2009)

Arabella Steinbacher, WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln, Andris Nelsons - Berg, Beethoven: Violin Concertos (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:21 | 319 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C 778 091 A

The violin concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven and Alban Berg are, on the surface, more different from one another than two compositions could ever probably be. Yet both stand as titans within the violin repertoire and broke incredibly significant new ground. Beethoven's lone Violin Concerto was different than anything that came before it and set the tone for virtually every concerto written after it for nearly a century.

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg, Freiburg Bach Choir - Korngold: Das Wunder der Heliane, Op. 20 (2018)

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Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg, Freiburg Bach Choir - Korngold: Das Wunder der Heliane, Op. 20 (2018)

Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg, Freiburg Bach Choir, Katerina Hebelková, Irina Jae-Eun Park, Narae Park, Christoph Waltle, Paweł Trojak, Andrei Yvan, Jan Żądło, Jin Seok Lee, Frank van Hove, Fabrice Bollon, Annemarie Kremer, Ian Storey, Aris Argiris, Nuttaporn Thammathi, György Hanczár, Opernchor des Theater Freiburg & Extrachor des Theater Freiburg - Korngold: Das Wunder der Heliane, Op. 20 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 753 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 372 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:41:28
Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos Records

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was at the height of his fame and technical mastery by the time he began work on his fourth opera in 1923. Prominent opera houses clamored to stage his works, and the Viennese premiere of Das Wunder der Heliane (‘The Miracle of Heliane’) featured Lotte Lehmann among its star cast. Its story is one of the redemptive power of love over injustice and adversity, expressed in music that is richly impressionistic and intensely dramatic. Korngold was criticized for resisting the tide of modernist atonality in this opulent score, but its symbolism and compelling romantic atmosphere can be appreciated today more than ever. This Freiburg Opera production has a strong cast topped by soprano Annemarie Kremer, one of the most successful singers in the lyric dramatic soprano repertoire. Award-winning baritone Aris Argiris has established an international career, performing regularly at the world’s most prestigious opera houses.

2001: A Space Odyssey: Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track (1968)

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2001: A Space Odyssey: Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey: Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track (1968)
music by Richard Strauss, György Ligeti, Johann Strauss, Aram Khachaturian

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Soundtrack, Classical | Label: Polydor | # 831 068-2 | 00:56:25

2001: A Space Odyssey is a soundtrack album to the film of the same name, released in 1968. The soundtrack is known for its use of many classical and orchestral pieces, and credited for giving many classical pieces resurgences in popularity, such as Johann Strauss II's 1866 Blue Danube Waltz, Richard Strauss' symphonic poem Also sprach Zarathustra (inspired by the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche), and György Ligeti's Atmosphères.