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Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Incidental Music to "King Lear" (Live) (2019)

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Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Incidental Music to "King Lear" (Live) (2019)

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Incidental Music to "King Lear" (Live at Symphony Hall, Boston / 2017) (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 02:12:10 | 307 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Andris Nelsons is the Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and new Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. With both appointments, and in leading a pioneering alliance between these two esteemed institutions, he is firmly underlined as one of the most renowned, exciting and innovative conductors on the international scene today After the “scandalously successful” (Sunday Times) Symphony No. 10 in 2015, “the sheer expressive beauty” (Gramophone Magazine) of Symphonies Nos. 5, 8, 9 from 2016 and the “overbearing vividness” (The Guardian) of the most recent Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 Nelsons and the BSO continue the acclaimed cycle with the Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7, complemented by two other works by Shostakovich, the Suite from the Incidental Music to “King Lear” op. 58a and the Festive Overture op. 96. The goal is a complete Shostakovich cycle on Deutsche Grammophon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Thomas Rajna - Enrique Granados: Complete Piano Works (2004) 6CD Box Set

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Thomas Rajna - Enrique Granados: Complete Piano Works (2004) 6CD Box Set

Thomas Rajna - Enrique Granados: Complete Piano Works (2004) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 967 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 92283 | Time: 06:25:10

Thomas Rajna completed his cycle of Granados’s solo piano music within a year – 1976. As if to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their original appearance on CRD LPs Brilliant Classics has returned the cycle to the market-place. It’s in one slim box containing six nicely filled CDs and with extensive notes from Bryce Morrison. Nothing could be finer. Rajna was an expert advocate for Granados’s music and though recordings since have come – and gone – his have maintained an honoured place in the memory; and now, thankfully, in the disc drawer. And this is all the more so as so few are performed in public with any great conviction, beyond the obvious Goyescas and maybe Escenas Poeticas and Escenas Romanticas.

Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev Conduct Their Works (2000)

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Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev Conduct Their Works (2000)

Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev Conduct Their Works (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Parnassus Records | # PACD 96023 | Time: 01:08:09

Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev both made well-known recordings of their own music. But Parnassus has brought back two rare recordings of Stravinsky’s conducting, and has made Prokofiev’s only recording as a conductor more listenable than it’s ever been before.

Elena Riu - Piano Icons for the 21st Century (2000)

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Elena Riu - Piano Icons for the 21st Century (2000)

Elena Riu - Piano Icons for the 21st Century (2000)
works by Arvo Pärt, Peter Sculthorpe, John Tavener, Leoš Janáček, Federico Mompou

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 111 | 01:14:33

‘Piano Icons For The 21st Century’ is an exceptionally performed collection of contemporary piano works by Pärt, Janáček, Sculthorpe and Mompou, plus the world premiere recording of John Tavener's Ypakoë. Piano Icons For The 21st Century was widely acclaimed upon its release and named a Gramophone ‘Critics' Choice': 'my disc of 2000 is without hesitation Elena Riu's extraordinarily fine CD.' John Tavener was inspired to write his first major solo work for piano in over twenty years after hearing Elena play. She premiered Ypakoë, a series of meditations on the death of Jesus, at the City of London Festival. The programme also includes Janacek's In The Mist, an intensely personal and darkly hued cycle, plus an intriguing collection of miniatures by three composers who, in her view, are on a similar wavelength: Peter Sculthorpe, the late Catalan composer Federico Mompou, and Arvo Pärt.

Bartok - Complete String Quartets - Hagen Quartet [2CD] (2010)

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Bartok - Complete String Quartets - Hagen Quartet [2CD] (2010)

Bartok - Complete String Quartets - Hagen Quartet [2CD] (2010)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 693 MB | Artwork @ 600dpi | TT: 153:39 | recovery: 5%
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics B.V. | Int. Release: 27 July 2010 | Catalog #: 8802011

Bela Bartok's six quartets are considered the most important cycle of works in the genre after those of Beethoven. Like Beethoven, the form of the quartet spanned Bartok's creative life.

New York Philharmonic & Jaap van Zweden - Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps – Debussy: La Mer (2019)

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New York Philharmonic & Jaap van Zweden - Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps – Debussy: La Mer (2019)

New York Philharmonic & Jaap van Zweden - Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps – Debussy: La Mer (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 259 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | 00:59:50
Classical | Label: Decca Records

The New York Philharmonic and its conductor, Jaap van Zweden, continue the revered institution's partnership with Decca Gold with the release of their latest recording, featuring Debussy's orchestral masterpiece La Mer and Stravinsky s groundbreaking Le Sacre du printemps. Both pieces were performed and recorded live in 2018 in the opening weeks of van Zweden's tenure as the New York Philharmonic s Music Director.

Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas: Soleils couchants - harmonia nova #8 (2019)

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Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas: Soleils couchants - harmonia nova #8 (2019)

Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas: Soleils couchants - harmonia nova #8 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 235 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | 01:08:11
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

The Harmonia Nova series welcomes young artists singled out for their exceptional talents by offering them a technical, editorial and promotional showcase that lives up to the high standards of Harmonia Mundi’s classical productions. To counter received ideas about the organ - such is the unusual project of Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas in this recording show casing the salon organ of Royaumont, which expresses the emotions and reveries of a chamber repertory rarely played in this guise. A poetic panorama interpreted with a range of Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulasgifted partners.

Joséphine Ambroselli & Marie Perbost - Marie Perbost: Une jeunesse à Paris - harmonia nova #7 (2019)

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Joséphine Ambroselli & Marie Perbost - Marie Perbost: Une jeunesse à Paris - harmonia nova #7 (2019)

Joséphine Ambroselli & Marie Perbost - Marie Perbost: Une jeunesse à Paris - harmonia nova #7 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 264 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:19
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

The Harmonia Nova series welcomes young artists singled out for their exceptional talents. Whether in classical mélodies, chanson or even operetta, Marie Perbost embodies the multiple ingredients of the musical discourse with incomparable sensuousness and poetry. An actress to the core, she has conceived this programme devoted to ‘a French youth’ along with her chosen partners, skilfully mixing in a few ‘hits’ with rare and precious pieces - many of them very amusing.

Myung Whun Chung, Cecilia Bartoli, Andrea Bocelli - A Hymn for the World (1997)

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Myung Whun Chung, Cecilia Bartoli, Andrea Bocelli - A Hymn for the World (1997)

Myung Whun Chung, Coro e Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Cecilia Bartoli, Andrea Bocelli - A Hymn for the World (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 251 Mb | Total time: 58:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 457 355-2 | Recorded: 1997

The music in this collection, inspired by religious thought and liturgical text, has been selected in honor of Pope John Paul II's visit to Paris in August of 1997 to celebrate Mass as part of the Worldwide Days of Youth. Much of the music here is very familiar to even casual listeners to classical music. From J. S. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," to a rousing version of "Hallelujah" from Handel's 'Messiah,' this CD plays like a greatest hits of church music from the last 400 years.
There are also some less familiar offerings from composers more well-known for their secular music. Vivaldi is represented with two attractive movements from his 'Gloria in D Major,' and from Rossini (better-known for his operas) comes the lovely "Amen" from his 'Stabat Mater.' Representing the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, the Franck, Fauré, and Messiaen selections are transcendental in their beauty. The stunningly rich-voiced mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is spotlighted in three selections, and tenor Andrea Bocelli is featured in Bizet's "Agnus Dei."

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Rudolf Barshai - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 & No. 5 (2003)

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Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Rudolf Barshai - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 & No. 5 (2003)

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Rudolf Barshai - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 & No. 5 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:23:34 | 1.4 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 92205

Simply put, this set is a treasure that is also a bargain. Two masterful performances by Barshai and the outstanding Junge Deutsche Philharmonie (a youth orchestra playing like a world class orchestra), both performances among the best available versions of each work. Mahler's unfinished score for his Tenth symphony has been ably projected and realized in performing editions of (most commonly) Deryck Cooke, Joe Wheeler, Clinton Carpenter, Remo Mazzetti, and others. Performances of the Tenth are now commonplace, and there are numerous recordings, many compelling.

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 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 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.

Emil Gilels in Ensembles (2014) 4CD Box Set

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Emil Gilels in Ensembles (2014) 4CD Box Set

Emil Gilels in Ensembles (2014) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 915 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 567 Mb | Scans ~ 39 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02210 | Time: 04:04:38

Firma Melodiya presents a set of rare recordings by Emil Gilels.The world knows many talented pianists and a few great masters who tower above them all. Emil Gilels is one of them. The titans of piano like Gilels are borne once in a century. Those were the kind of reviews that accompanied Gilels throughout his pianistic career beginning with his victory at the all-union competition in 1933 in Moscow. However, this set will open new sides to Gilelss repertoire even to those who is well acquainted with his recordings. We will hear Emil Gilels as an ensemble musician.The titan of piano, who roused the audiences and orchestras, was able to turn into a fine chamber musician, a wonderful ensemble partner as though he dissolved his brightest individuality in a piece he performed. The more so because Gilelss partners were truly brilliant soloists such as Yakov Flier and Yakov Zak (piano), Elizaveta Gilels (violin), musicians from the Beethoven Quartet Dmitri Tsyganov (violin), Vadim Borisovsky (viola) and Sergei Shirinsky (cello). The set features compositions from various periods.

Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky - Dmitri Shostakovich, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Trios (1999) [Re-Up]

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Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky - Dmitri Shostakovich, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Trios (1999) [Re-Up]

Dmitri Shostakovich, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Trios (1999)
Martha Argerich, piano; Gidon Kremer, violin; Mischa Maisky, violoncello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 459 326-2 | Time: 01:19:18

Wow! This is music making on a cosmic scale. You may hear some jaded critic offer up the following generic comment about this release: "These three players, gathered together for only the second time, naturally can't equal the subtle give and take of more established chamber ensembles." Bull. All three artists rank among the most inspirational and experienced chamber players of our time, and here they set the notes on fire in performances of shattering intensity, improvisational spontaneity, and (in the Tchaikovsky) Herculean grandeur. Argerich's performance of the concerto-like piano part of the Tchaikovsky Trio is especially impressive; she seems to know instinctively when to dominate the proceedings and when to let her partners take over; and the final "Theme and Variations"–a huge movement half an hour in length–seldom has sounded so cohesive and meaningful. As to the Shostakovich, well, what can I say? This is one of the most profoundly moving experiences in music, and how well this trio knows it! The three players find the perfect tempo for the third movement Passacaglia, then build the tragic finale as inexorably as fate itself.

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.

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.