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St. Petersburg PO, Yuri Temirkanov - Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances (2011)

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St. Petersburg PO, Yuri Temirkanov - Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances (2011)

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake, Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances (2011)
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Yuri Temirkanov, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:14:36
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD229

Signum’s fourth disc with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra continues their series of the great core Russian repertoire. Featuring the Orchestral suite of one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballets Swan Lake, complemented with Rachmaniov’s final composition Symphonic Dances.

Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein - Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020)

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Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein - Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020)

Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein - Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 279 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:27
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

Two very different takes on the romantic piano concerto, both equally successful. The Bliss – written in 1939 for the World’s Fair in New York – is extrovert, exuberant and virtuosic, the Rubbra a profound reflection on, and continuation of, the English pastoral tradition.

Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

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Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Arnold Schoenberg, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, György Kurtág
Iannis Xenakis, Harrison Birtwistle, Gérard Grisey, Hugues Dufourt, Brian Ferneyhough (1995)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre National de France; Ensemble InterContemporain
New Swingle Singers, Heinz Holliger, Régis Pasquier, André Trouttet, Sophie Cherrier
Choeur John Alldis, Adrienne Csengery, Marta Fabian, Istvan Matuz

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans ~ 78 Mb | Time: 04:57:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-98496-2

Collecting five CDs for about the price of three, this set of Boulez recordings is without parallel among the conductor's new-music releases. Imagine getting Boulez's celebrated single CD of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia and Eindrücke and his equally impressive single CD of Arnold Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande and Variations for Orchestra, bundled with four pivotal Elliott Carter works, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's electrifying …AGM…, Gérard Grisey's Modulations, Iannis Xenakis's Jalons, Hugues Dufourt's Antiphysis, and Brian Ferneyhough's Funerailles, and you have an idea how far this set stretches.

Paavo Järvi, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo - Mahler - Symphony No.6 'Tragic' (2019)

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Paavo Järvi, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo - Mahler - Symphony No.6 'Tragic' (2019)

Paavo Järvi, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo - Mahler - Symphony No.6 'Tragic' (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 80:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Music ‎| 19439707242 | Recorded: 2017

Controversy has surrounded Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic," ever since he reversed the order of the inner movements, from what he originally published as Scherzo/Andante, to Andante/Scherzo, which became his actual practice. Whether one favors the former or the latter ordering may be a moot point, with a century of recordings of both versions indicating the general acceptance by audiences in either form. Paavo Järvi and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo use the originally published sequence, also adopted by the 1963 critical edition, and deliver the symphony with high energy and force, reflecting the driven march of the opening Allegro energico.

Halle Orchestra & Choir, Sir John Barbirolli, Soloists - Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (1999) 2 CDs

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Halle Orchestra & Choir, Sir John Barbirolli, Soloists - Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (1999) 2 CDs

Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (1999) 2 CDs
Richard Lewis, tenor; Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Kim Borg, bass
Hallé Orchestra & Choir; Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus; Ambrosian Singers;
conducted by Sir John Barbirolli

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 240 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Oratorio | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 73579 2 0 | Time: 01:38:16

'The Dream of Gerontius' is probably Edward Elgar's masterpiece and certainly one of the glories of the English oratorio tradition. A setting of Cardinal Newman's poem about a man's death and the journey of his soul toward heaven, it is one of the most heartwarming affirmations of faith and salvation in all of music and also a work of great intensity and passion, influenced by both Mahler and Italian opera. Several great British conductors have left their mark on 'Gerontius,' but none was more strongly associated with it than Sir John Barbirolli, who directed it many times before making this famous recording, which he regarded as a testament of his own faith, in 1964. While Barbirolli's Halle Orchestra and the combined choirs distinguish themselves mightily, the crowning asset of this vividly dramatic reading is Janet Baker's glowing performance as the Angel, a breath of life which makes an already powerful experience unforgettable.

Edgard Varese - Kontinent: Ionisation; Offrandes; Hyperprism; Integrales; Ameriques; Ecuatorial (2011) [Re-Up]

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Edgard Varese - Kontinent: Ionisation; Offrandes; Hyperprism; Integrales; Ameriques; Ecuatorial (2011) [Re-Up]

Edgard Varèse: Kontinent (2011)
Ionisation; Offrandes; Hyperprism; Intégrales; Amériques; Ecuatorial
The Percussive Planet Ensemble; Martin Grubinger, percussion
Julie Moffat, soprano; Otto Katzameier, bass
Ensemble Modern Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth, conductor
ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien; Bertrand de Billy, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Col Legno | # WWE1CD20295 | Time: 01:11:10

Edgar Varèse is regarded as one of the pioneers of New Music, and with good reason. His piece “Ionisation” was the first-ever composition written exclusively for percussion ensemble to be performed in a traditional concert hall setting; and he explored and searched intensely for sonic experiences. Varèse integrated first the world of sounds, then electronic instruments into traditional orchestras, thereby opening a door to a new awareness of listening. His work substantially influenced those generations of composers that came after him: a link between the beautiful, the exciting and the musically unfamiliar. The 2009 Salzburg Festival dedicated its “Kontinente” series to this brilliant New Music pioneer – and we are delighted to present these excellent recordings to you! (Col Legno)

Mark Fitz-Gerald, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz - Shostakovich: The Bedbug; Love and Hate (2019)

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Mark Fitz-Gerald, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz - Shostakovich: The Bedbug; Love and Hate (2019)

Mark Fitz-Gerald, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz - Shostakovich: The Bedbug; Love and Hate (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 58:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos ‎| 8.574100 | Recorded: 2019

Shostakovich's film music, and before that his incidental music for the stage, has gotten a bad rap as unadventurous music he wrote when he needed to ingratiate himself with the Communist regime. For some of it, the characterization rings true, but not for all of it, and these early works – one a set of stage incidental music and one a film score of 1935 – are delightful. Both are world premieres, although a suite from The Bedbug, Op. 19 was performed by Gennady Rozhdestvensky and the USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra many years ago. It's a biting, bumptious, satirical work straight out of the highly creative early Soviet scene that Stalin brutally stamped out.

VA - Stravinsky: Essentials (2018)

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VA - Stravinsky: Essentials (2018)

VA - Stravinsky: Essentials (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 519 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 295 Mb | 02:09:07
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Jedermann; Two Serious Melodies; In memoriam (2015) [Re-Up]

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Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Jedermann; Two Serious Melodies; In memoriam (2015) [Re-Up]

Jean Sibelius: Jedermann; Two Serious Melodies; In memoriam (2015)
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leif Segerstam

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573340 | Time: 01:12:47

Rarely performed but recognized as a hidden masterpiece, Sibelius's score for Jedermann is unusual in that the music closely follows the words and action of this morality play, intensifying Everyman's hubris, penance, escape from the Devil's clutches and ultimate salvation.The Two Serious Melodies reflect Sibelius' dark mood during the difficult years of World War I, while In memoriam resonates with his preoccupation with death in 1909 following a life-saving throat operation, and was performed at his own funeral in 1957. This is the fourth of a six volume set that explores Jean Sibelius's orchestral works beyond the higher profile symphonies, violin concerto and tone poems.Finnish conductor Leif Segerstam is an acclaimed Sibelius interpreter, having been awarded the annual Finnish State Prize for Music in 2004; and in 2005 the highly esteemed Sibelius Medal.

VA - Sibelius: Essentials (2018)

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VA - Sibelius: Essentials (2018)

VA - Sibelius: Essentials (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 888 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 461 Mb | 03:21:22
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Jean Sibelius, born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957), was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely recognized as his country's greatest composer and, through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Russia.

Takács Quartet & Garrick Ohlsson - Elgar & Beach: Piano Quintets (2020)

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Takács Quartet & Garrick Ohlsson - Elgar & Beach: Piano Quintets (2020)

Takács Quartet & Garrick Ohlsson - Elgar & Beach: Piano Quintets (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 243 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:38
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

Amy Beach’s piano quintet proved a deservedly popular success in its early years. It makes a compelling—and surprising—match for Elgar’s own piano quintet: a late work contemporary with the cello concerto, and which inhabits the same emotional landscape.

Alina Ibragimova & Vladimir Jurowski - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos (2020)

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Alina Ibragimova & Vladimir Jurowski - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos (2020)

Alina Ibragimova, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov" & Vladimir Jurowski - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 170 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:27
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

The prospect of hearing Alina Ibragimova in two of the most important concertos written for the violin is in itself irresistibly enticing, but Shostakovich aficionados will also welcome an opportunity to hear the rarely performed original opening to the Burlesque of No 1, subsequently made less fearsome for the soloist at the request of the work’s dedicatee, David Oistrakh.

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22942 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 39,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 16-bit / 1812 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 6,17 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

Claudio Abbado and his hand-picked players of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra take their acclaimed Mahler cycle to a new level with this performance of the most complex and compelling of the symphonies, the intense, searching Ninth. Abbado brings all his renowned clarity of vision and the experience of a lifetime to this contradictory music – half valedictory, half life-affirming – and his “orchestra of soloists”, including some of the leading instrumentalists of our time, revels in the transparent textures and virtuosity of Mahler’s last completed symphony. “A rendition … of astonishing depth and subtlety” (Daily Telegraph).

Oscar Shumsky - Eugene Ysaye: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin (1986)

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Oscar Shumsky - Eugene Ysaye: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin (1986)

Oscar Shumsky - Eugène Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:01:46
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Nimbus Records | # NI 5039

Eugène Ysaÿe's Opus 27 Sonatas are incredible, unjustly neglected pieces from the canon of major works for solo violin. They demand transcendental virtuosity to bring them off, and a magician of Oscar Shumsky's calibre to breathe life into their bones. Each sonata has a clear identity, reflecting Ysaÿe's success in defining the musical characteristics of the several friends and dedicatees - Szigeti, Thibaud, Kreisler, Enesco, Crickboom and Quiroga. Shumsky uses his own powerful personality to enrich these performances, unmistakeably demonstrating his kinship with these great artists of the past, and produces an absorbtion with his task that is only rarely achieved in the recording studio.

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Re-Up]

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Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Re-Up]

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013)
Vivaldi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Frédéric Chopin, P.I. Tchaikovsky
Jules Massenet, Max Bruch, Vittorio Monti, Nigel Hess, John Williams, Carlos Gardel

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5338 DH | Time: 01:16:06

Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping recordings for 10 years. This album celebrates the best of those recordings, and her other successes – from winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004, to her 2012 best-selling album ‘The Silver Violin’, the highest charting classical instrumental album in the UK of the last two decades. A collection of great violin music – from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending to the Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos and Arvo Part’s Spiegel Im Spiegel. Featuring brand new recordings – Brahms’ invigorating Hungarian Dance no. 5, Monti’s ever-popular Czardas, and Chopin’s emotional Nocturne in C# minor. The album includes Nicola performing with leading orchestras and conductors, as well as some of her favorite chamber players. This album showcases the incredible range of Nicola’s playing and demonstrates her wide appeal. In January 2013 Nicola was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music and charity.