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Jean Sibelius - Piano Music Vol. 1 - Havard Gimse (1999) {Naxos 8.553899}

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Jean Sibelius - Piano Music Vol. 1 - Havard Gimse (1999) {Naxos 8.553899}

Jean Sibelius - Piano Music Vol. 1 - Håvard Gimse (1999) {Naxos 8.553899}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Naxos / HNH International | 8.553899
Classical / Late Romantic / Early Modern / Piano

The Sonata and Impromptus are early and come from the year in which the first version of En Saga was composed. The Sonata has a genuine sense of forward movement and some of its ideas are appealing. The Op. 24 Pieces were written at various times between 1894 and 1903. The Norwegian pianist Håvard Gimse has consistent tonal beauty and unfailing musicianship. He is imaginative and has the kind of natural eloquence which allows the music to speak for itself yet still makes it sound fresh and unsentimental. This is distinguished playing and a strong recommendation at any price level.

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Opera Chorus & Ballet, Anna Netrebko - Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery [2005/1998]

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Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Opera Chorus & Ballet, Anna Netrebko - Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery [2005/1998]

Prokofiev - Betrothal in a Monastery (Valery Gergiev, Anna Netrebko) [2005/1998]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.50 Gb (DVD9) | 157 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Valery Gergiev directs this Kirov Opera production of Prokofiev’s lyrical comedy. Set in 18th century Seville, Prokofiev’s adaptation of a play by the English playwright Sheridan is an opera buffo par excellence, featuring lovers in disguise, a stern father thwarted, a rich suitor discomfited, venal monks, unreliable servants – and, inevitably, young love triumphant. The cast is led by Anna Netrebko as the beautiful heroine, supported by Larissa Diadkova as her scheming duenna.

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano (2006) (Repost)

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Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano (2006) (Repost)

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 63:03 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1429

On the evidence of this sensational disc, it seems clear that Sharon Bezaly is a flutist virtually without peer in the world today. The only serious competition for top position comes from Emmanuel Pahud, also a superb artist but one whose discography, fine enough in and of itself, fails to rise to Bezaly's level either in terms of imaginative programming or in its commitment to commissioning and recording worthy new works for the instrument./quote]

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano, Vol.2 (2010)

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Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano, Vol.2 (2010)

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano, Vol.2 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:23 | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1729

Reinecke's work is a musical re-telling of the well-known story of Undine, the water spirit who marries a knight, but is betrayed and takes her revenge on him. Frank Martin's virtuosic Ballade (1939) features an acrobatic flute cadenza, roaming melismas and irrepressible cascades, generating a compelling sense of drama. In 1945, while in exile during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, Martinu composed his Flute Sonata, in which the virtues of his distinct musical language are plain to hear - lyrical lines, a rhythmic drive which is both energetic and lively and an effective use of tone colour.

Leonidas Kavakos, Enrico Pace - Virtuoso (2016)

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Leonidas Kavakos, Enrico Pace - Virtuoso (2016)

Leonidas Kavakos, Enrico Pace - Virtuoso (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:47 | 311 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: B002454402

Collections of encores are commonplace in the recording catalogs, but violinist Leonidas Kavakos comes up with something new here: a collection of showstoppers. With a couple of little Russian tunes from Stravinsky to ramp up, and Fritz Kreisler's arrangement of Dvorák's Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101, No. 7, to wind things down, the rest is a nonstop cavalcade of extreme violin, with the various national traditions of the great virtuosos (Sarasate, Wieniawski) and composer showpieces (Richard Strauss and, unexpectedly, Benjamin Britten) providing variety.

Frank Peter Zimmermann - Sibelius: Violin Concerto, The Bard, The Wood Nymph (2010) (Repost)

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Frank Peter Zimmermann - Sibelius: Violin Concerto, The Bard, The Wood Nymph (2010) (Repost)

Frank Peter Zimmermann - Sibelius: Violin Concerto, The Bard, The Wood Nymph (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:57 | 271 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1147-2

Frank Peter Zimmermann offers a fresh and exciting view of the Violin Concerto, less sentimental than some, with swift tempos and a dazzlingly swift finale. He phrasing is sometimes a touch angular, particularly in the first movement, and this usually works well, putting an arresting slant on tunes we feel we've heard a million times before. Only the very opening misfires a bit: yes, it's marked mezzo-forte, but it's also marked "dolce ed espressivo", and Zimmermann's somewhat wiry tone is neither.

John McCabe - Herbert Howells: Lambert's Clavichord & Howells' Clavichord (1994) Reissue 2005

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John McCabe - Herbert Howells: Lambert's Clavichord & Howells' Clavichord (1994) Reissue 2005

John McCabe - Herbert Howells: Lambert's Clavichord & Howells' Clavichord (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55152 | Time: 01:19:04

John McCabe's recording of Herbert Howells' clavichord music is a chance to hear some twentieth century music inspired by C.P.E. Bach's favorite instrument. While other composers were re-discovering the harpsichord, Howells' love for early English music and the instruments of two modern clavichord makers led to the composition of the three sets of miniatures: Lambert's Clavichord and Howells' Clavichord Books One and Two. Howells dedicated every piece in each set to a friend, and in the last two sets he even sometimes attempted to put something of the dedicatee into the music, whether it was a description of that person's character or an imitation of a fellow composer's style. Howells' titles, and in many instances the style of the piece, is a reference to the keyboard compositions of the English virginalists of the late sixteenth/early seventeenth centuries. On the one hand, "Lambert's Fireside" and "Goff's Fireside," named after Herbert Lambert and Thomas Goff, the two clavichord makers, are almost completely idiomatic of virginal music. On the other, the meandering tonality of "Rubbra's Soliloquy" and "E.B.'s Fanfarando" marks them as twentieth century compositions.

Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012) (Repost)

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Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012) (Repost)

Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:49 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | Catalog: ONYX 4089

The outstanding young German pianist Joseph Moog makes his debut on ONYX with a superb disc of two great Russian piano concertos that have had very different fates. Anton Rubinstein s 4th was once one of the most famous and popular concertos in the repertoire, and many of the major virtuosos performed this work into the early years of the 20th century when the composer s other works vanished from the concert hall.

VA - Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2017 [HDTV 720p]

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VA - Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2017 [HDTV 720p]

VA - Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 10.8 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448 Kbps, 6 ch | 02:25:10 | 12.5 GB
Classical, Orchestral, Open Air | BR HD | HDTV->TS

Classic at Odeonsplatz is an unique classical open-air event at München, July 15, 2017. Renowned percussionist Martin Grubinger steps in as the soloist, and performs on a typewriter in a Leroy Anderson's piece.

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet - Stravinsky: The Firebird, Le Sacre du printemps (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet - Stravinsky: The Firebird, Le Sacre du printemps (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Stravinsky - The Firebird, Le Sacre du printemps (Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 85 min | 20,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2564 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 4,62 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | BelAir

Today it is difficult to imagine the impact on audiences at the beginning of the 20th century of Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) and his Ballets Russes. In celebration of the debut of the Ballets Russes in Paris in 1909, this wonderful Stravinsky evening at the Mariinsky Theatre showcases the original Nijinsky version of The Rite of Spring for the first time on DVD along with The Firebird, both conducted by Valery Gergiev. Thanks to the relentless work of Millicent Hodson, Nijinsky's original choreography has now been recreated, performed by the lead dancers and Ballet Company of the Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Valery Geriev, known the world over for his interpretation of Stravinsky's works.

Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve (2001)

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Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve (2001)

Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve, El amor brujo, El sombrero of tres picos (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:29:33 | 736 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Zarzuela | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 67587 2 8

The reissue game continues. All of this material has been available more or less continuously in recent years, with the exception of Frühbeck's Three-Cornered Hat, which only resurfaced quite recently on an EMI twofer accompanied by Atlántida. The reason it reappears here, evidently, stems from the fact that this two-disc set contains all of Victoria de Los Angeles' stereo Falla recordings; and despite the fact that she sings for about 60 seconds in total in "Hat", it's always a pleasure to hear Frühbeck's big-hearted, expansively Romantic but always exciting way with the music.

Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Repost]

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Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell - Sergey Taneyev: Chamber Music (2005)

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Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell - Sergey Taneyev: Chamber Music (2005)

Sergey Taneyev - Chamber Music: Piano Quintet Op.30; Piano Trio Op.22 (2005)
Mikhail Pletnev (piano); Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts (violin)
Nobuko Imai (viola); Lynn Harrell (cello)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans ~ 91 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5419 | Time: 01:22:37

Apparently a staple in Russia, the music of Taneyev exists on the fringes of the repertoire in the West, something that should be rectified–and will be if this superb CD made by a starry cast of performers gets the attention it deserves. He’s a Romantic composer, but hardly of the heart-on-sleeve variety, since he was a master of counterpoint and firmly encased his Romantic impulses in a well-fitted classical jacket. Sometimes he makes you think of a more modern, pungent Brahms with a Russian accent.

Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008) (Repost)

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Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008) (Repost)

Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:06 | 179 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 706005

There's no question about pianist Kateryna Titova's technique in her debut recital, and a good thing, too, since the program consists entirely of works by Rachmaninov, the composer of some of the most transcendentally difficult piano music of the fin de siècle. But no matter what the Russian composer asks for – be it the tumults of notes that open the Allegro agitato of his Second Piano Sonata, the ethereal ostinatos that start the Prélude in G minor, the monumental sonorities that fill the Prélude in C sharp minor, or the feathery arabesques that saturate the composer's transcription of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee – the young Ukrainian-born, German-based pianist nails them all.

Paolo Carignani, Wiener Symphoniker - Puccini: Turandot (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Paolo Carignani, Wiener Symphoniker - Puccini: Turandot (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Puccini - Turandot (Paolo Carignani) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28511 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 123 min | 32,0 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3683 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 123 min | 6,68 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Mention Giacomo Puccini's name and opera-lovers all over the world will think of grand opera and passionate love stories. One of the world's most famous arias comes from the composer's final opera, Turandot: "Nessun dorma" none shall sleep because by morning the Chinese princess is determined to have discovered the name of the unknown prince. The work is remarkable for its Chinese local colour, its opulent crowd scenes, its powerful choruses and its characters overwhelmed by their emotions. Enthusiastically acclaimed by its audiences, the present production combines spectacular and touching scenes on the Bregenz Festival's vast lakeside stage.