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Patricia Petibon - Poulenc: Stabat Mater, Gloria, Litanies a la Vierge Noire (2013) (Repost)

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Patricia Petibon - Poulenc: Stabat Mater, Gloria, Litanies a la Vierge Noire (2013) (Repost)

Patricia Petibon - Poulenc: Stabat Mater, Gloria, Litanies a la Vierge Noire (2013)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:48 | 261 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 0289 479 1497 6 CD DDD GH

Francis Poulenc was the best-known composer of the iconoclastic group Les Six, and his reputation for blending sophistication and flippant humor in his songs and concert music made him something of an enfant terrible. Yet the deaths of several close friends and a visit to the Black Madonna of Rocamadour in 1936 brought about soul-searching and a fresh commitment to the Catholicism of his youth.

Jennifer Pike, Sina Kloke - Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Suite of Six Short Pieces; The Solent; Fantasia (2016) Re-Up

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Jennifer Pike, Sina Kloke - Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Suite of Six Short Pieces; The Solent; Fantasia (2016) Re-Up

Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending;
Suite of Six Short Pieces; The Solent; Fantasia (2016)
Chamber Orchestra of New York, conducted by Salvatore Di Vittorio
Jennifer Pike, violin; Sina Kloke, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573530 | Time: 01:02:23

Vaughan Williams withdrew or destroyed many works from his earliest period, but he considered The Solent, with its haunting opening and luminous polyphonic textures, as among his ‘most important works’. The Fantasia is his earliest known piece for solo instrument with orchestra and contains some of his most bravura writing, contrasting with the graceful geniality of the Suite. Depicting a sublimely pastoral scene and now one of the best loved pieces ever written, Vaughan Williams called The Lark Ascending a ‘romance’, a term reserved for his most profoundly lyrical works.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Takashi Harada, Royal Concertgebouw, Riccardo Chailly - Olivier Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie (1993)

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Takashi Harada, Royal Concertgebouw, Riccardo Chailly - Olivier Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie (1993)

Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie (1993)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Takashi Harada, ondes martenot
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Chailly

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 436 626-2 | Time: 01:16:36

Along with Wit's Naxos recording, this is one of the best versions of Messiaen's phantasmagoric Turangalîla-Symphonie available, and it's very different: swifter, more obviously virtuosic in concept, perhaps a touch less warm in consequence, and engineered with greater “in your face” immediacy. The playing of the Concertgebouw, always a wonderful Messiaen orchestra, is stunning throughout. Chailly revels in the music's weirdness. The Ondes Martinot, for example, is particularly well captured. It's interesting how earlier performances tended to minimize its presence, perhaps for fear that is would sound silly, which of course it does, redeemed by the composer's utter seriousness and obliviousness to anything that smacks of humor. In any case, it's not all noise and bluster. The Garden of Love's Sleep is gorgeous, hypnotic, but happily still flowing, while the three Turangalîla rhythmic studies have remarkable clarity. Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays the solo piano part magnificently, really as well as anyone else ever has.

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905' (2009) [Re-Up]

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Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905' (2009) [Re-Up]

Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The Year 1905' (2009)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572082 | Time: 00:57:35

The good news is this recording of Shostakovich's Eleventh Symphony is in the same class as the best ever made. The even better news is it's the start of a projected series of recordings of all the Soviet master's symphonies. Vasily Petrenko has demonstrated before this disc that he is among the most talented of young Russian conductors with superb recordings of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony and of selected ballet suites. But neither of those recordings can compare with this Eleventh. Paired as before with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Petrenko turns in a full-scale riot of a performance that is yet tightly controlled and cogently argued. Said to depict the failed revolution of 1905, Shostakovich's Eleventh is not often treated with the respect it deserves, except, of course, by Yevgeny Mravinsky, the greatest of Shostakovich conductors whose two accounts have been deemed the most searing on record. Until now: Petrenko respects the composer's score and his intentions by unleashing a performance of staggering immediacy and violence, a virtuoso performance of immense drama, enormous tragedy, and overwhelming power.

André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies No. 6 in E Minor & No. 8 in D Minor (2018)

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André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies No. 6 in E Minor & No. 8 in D Minor (2018)

André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies No. 6 in E Minor & No. 8 in D Minor (2018)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 329 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 160 MB | 63:07
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Known as a successful classical conductor, jazz pianist, and composer of jazz, classical, and film music, André Previn has frequently bridged the gap between popular and so-called "serious" music, and in doing so broadened the horizons of both. A German-American who fled Nazi Germany with his family in his youth, he went on to win four Academy Awards, all for his work on film musicals in late '50s and '60s, including his adaptation of My Fair Lady (1964).

Mischa Maisky - Song of the Cello (2007)

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Mischa Maisky - Song of the Cello (2007)

Mischa Maisky - Song of the Cello (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 780 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 407 MB | 02:38:56
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A fitting tribute to Mischa Maisky, who celebrates his 60th birthday on 10 January 2008, and also the 25th anniversary of recording with Deutsche Grammophon - not to mention his 30-year partnership with Martha Argerich.

Benjamin Britten, London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Pears - Peter Grimes [2008]

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Benjamin Britten, London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Pears - Peter Grimes [2008]

Benjamin Britten, London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Pears - Peter Grimes [2008]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.43 Gb (DVD9) | 142 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

This 1969 BBC production is about as close as we can get to a definitive version of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, one of the greatest 20th Century operas. The story of the individualistic fisherman hounded by his neighbors who believe he murdered his young apprentice packs tremendous emotional power. The compelling narrative is richly enhanced by its subtexts: the lone outsider versus the conformist mob; the dreamer of improbable dreams that lead to tragedy; the artist (dreamer) versus the Philistines, and the homosexual overtones of Grimes' abuse of his child apprentices. Britten is conductor of his work and tenor Peter Pears is Grimes, 25 years after he created the title role at the opera's premiere. Britten was a great conductor as his recordings of his own and others' music attests, and here he outdoes himself with a performance that captures both the brooding darkness of the work and its visceral power.

Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, Alina Mleczko - Sonatina für Alina (2018)

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Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, Alina Mleczko - Sonatina für Alina (2018)

Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, Alina Mleczko - Sonatina für Alina (2018)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 292 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 148 MB | 58:30
Genre: Classical | Label: DUX

Saksofonistka Alina Mleczko dała się poznać jako świetna solistka już w roku 1995 w Filharmonii Narodowej w Warszawie. Od tej pory kariera instrumentalistki nabrała wyjątkowego tempa. Mleczko ma na swym koncie doskonale przyjęte albumy płytowe: ''Wiatr od Morza'', nominowane do Fryderyka płyty: ''Siesta'' i ''Fiesta'' oraz ''Saxophone''.

Isabel Bayrakdarian - Azulao (2003)

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Isabel Bayrakdarian - Azulao (2003)

Isabel Bayrakdarian - Azulao (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 01:16:50 | 343.79 MB
Classical | Musica Viva, Australia | MYCD 1164

Although she's making a major name for herself on the world's opera stages, Armenian/Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian has chosen her solo-recital repertoire for her two CBC recordings from decidedly non-opera material. The first, Joyous Light (type Q4974 in Search Reviews), featured contemporary arrangements of traditional Armenian liturgical music; now this one focuses on songs from Spain, Brazil, and Argentina. ..
–David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com

Isabel Bayrakdarian ~ Joyous Light (Armenian Sacred Songs) (2002)

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Isabel Bayrakdarian ~ Joyous Light (Armenian Sacred Songs) (2002)

Isabel Bayrakdarian ~ Joyous Light (Armenian Sacred Songs)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 00:58:48 | 268.46 MB
Classical/Secred | Label: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; CA / MVCD 1164

Isabel Bayrakdarian is a certified classical music diva today, an excellent Mozartian, Handelian, songs and lieder recitalist and overall a very bright star in the current line-up of young sopranos. And this is how she started her recorded career- with a disc of Armenian liturgical music…

Hayk Melikyan - Winter Sketches (Ciurlionis, Dvarionas)

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Hayk Melikyan - Winter Sketches (Ciurlionis, Dvarionas)

Hayk Melikyan - Winter Sketches (Ciurlionis, Dvarionas)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Scans | 01:02:05 | 205.43 MB
Classical | Hayk Meliqyan

The Embassy of Lithuania in Armenia presents a special edition of the collection of works by two outstanding Lithuanian composers entitled Winter Sketches: Eight Preludes, Two Nocturnes, Two Mazurkas, Two Lithuanian Folk Songs, Moment Musicaux, Humoresque by Mikolajus Čiurlionis and Little Suite, Winter Sketches by Balys Dvarionas. The CD was released in July 2014.

Teodor Currentzis & MusicAeterna - Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) (2015)

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Teodor Currentzis & MusicAeterna - Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) (2015)

Teodor Currentzis & MusicAeterna - Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 142 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 81 Mb | 00:34:46
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Destined to become one of the ultimate reference recordings of Stravinsky’s iconic work, Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna give the Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) the authentic Russian treatment - stripping back the Western European symphonic traditions of the past century, to return to the intended Russian folk origins of the piece. The musicians used scatting and singing in order to practice the rhythms and phrasing of the folk tunes entailed in Le Sacre. Le Sacre du Printemps is also a landmark piece in Currentzis’ professional career, having had his first success in Russia with the work in 2002 in Moscow.

Philharmonia Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado - Debussy: La Mer, Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien (2018)

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Philharmonia Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado - Debussy: La Mer, Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien (2018)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado - Debussy: La Mer, Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:59 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMM902310

There hasn't exactly been a flood of recordings marking the centenary of Debussy's death in 1918, but here's a fitting observance from Pablo Heras-Casado, featuring a Philharmonia Orchestra that's absolutely at the top of its game and able to follow the Spanish conductor through his low-volume but intense Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune.

Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 484 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 314 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02292 | Time: 02:14:24

The art of the 20th century legendary pianists lives on in this century in the creative work of Grigory Sokolov, “the greatest pianist of modern times,” “the world's pianist No. 1,” “a genius” as the contemporaries name him. Sokolov's name ranks with the names of the great musicians of the past – Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter and Glenn Gould. The pianist gives quite a number of concerts annually in different cities of Europe, including a traditional klavierabend in his native St. Petersburg. Grigory Sokolov finished the special music school of the Leningrad Conservatory under Liya Zelikhman, and in 1973 he graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory under Moisey Khalfin. Later on, Sokolov became a professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatory where he taught for a long time. As early as at the age of twelve, Sokolov gave his first solo concert, and at 16 he received the first prize of the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966. That victory signified the beginning of Sokolov's career.

Jacques Imbrailo, Alisdair Hogart - Sibelius & Rachmaninov: Songs (2018)

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Jacques Imbrailo, Alisdair Hogart - Sibelius & Rachmaninov: Songs (2018)

Jacques Imbrailo, Alisdair Hogart - Sibelius & Rachmaninov: Songs (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:08 | 247 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD482

Following critically acclaimed Glyndebourne performances in Michael Grandage’s Billy Budd and Brett Dean’s Hamlet, Jacques Imbrailo has established himself as one of the most exciting young baritones on the world stage. His debut solo recital for Linn sees him perform with fellow Prince Consort alumni, Alisdair Hogarth, in a mouth-watering programme of Sibelius and Rachmaninov songs.