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Clara Mouriz, BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena - Joaquin Turina: Orchestral Works - Danzas Fantasticas etc (2013) [Re-Up]

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Clara Mouriz, BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena - Joaquin Turina: Orchestral Works - Danzas Fantasticas etc (2013) [Re-Up]

Joaquín Turina - Orchestral Works: Danzas Fantásticas etc (2013)
Clara Mouriz, mezzo-soprano; BBC Philharmonic; Juanjo Mena, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10753 | Time: 01:11:26

This disc forms part of our ongoing Spanish Music series with the BBC Philharmonic under its Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena. Here the focus is on the orchestral music of Joaquín Turina, one of the two leading Spanish composers of the twentieth century, the other being Manual de Falla. Turina was a prolific composer who in his sixty-seven years wrote more than 100 works across a wide range of classical genres. Turina lived in Paris from 1905 to 1914 whilst taking lessons from d’Indy and getting to know Ravel and Debussy. The Danzas fantásticas and Sinfonía sevillana are both influenced by the sights and sounds of Turina’s native Seville but also by aspects of French impressionism. Poema en forma de canciones is probably the best-known work, originally for voice and piano. The other works are Ritmos (Rhythms), originally a ballet score, brilliantly effective in the concert hall, and Saeta en forma de Salve a la Virgen de la Esperanza, a beautifully written devotional song. In this as well as in the Poema and in ‘Farruca’, from Triptico, the orchestra is joined by the Spanish mezzo Clara Mouriz.

Collegium Vocale Seoul & Kim Sun Ah - Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9 (2017)

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Collegium Vocale Seoul & Kim Sun Ah - Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9 (2017)

Collegium Vocale Seoul & Kim Sun Ah - Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9 (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 109 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 67 Mb | 00:28:28
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Audioguy Records

The Requiem, Op. 9, is a setting of the Latin Requiem by Maurice Duruflé for a solo voice, mixed choir, and organ, or orchestra with organ. The thematic material is mostly taken from the Mass for the Dead in Gregorian chant. The Requiem was first published in 1948 by Durand in an organ version.

Katia et Marielle Labèque - Erik Satie: For Two and Four Hands (2009) (Repost)

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Katia et Marielle Labèque - Erik Satie: For Two and Four Hands (2009) (Repost)

Katia et Marielle Labèque - Erik Satie: For Two and Four Hands (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:36 | 210 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: KML recordings | Catalog: KML 1120

One might have thought that Satie's charmingly eccentric and obscurely evocative piano music would fit the French piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque, like a silk chemise, but this disc of his most popular pieces for piano two-hands and piano four-hands is their first recording of any of his works.

Steven Osborne - Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Steven Osborne - Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007) 2CD [Re-Up]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007)
Steven Osborne, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67461/2 | Time: 02:20:47

What the world needs more of is intelligently planned, stupendously played, and brilliantly recorded collections like this one. These two discs contain all the piano works of Michael Tippett, works that come from every period of the composer's very long life except his very last. It includes the youthful, tuneful Piano Sonata No. 1 written between 1936 and 1938 and revised in 1941, the massive Fantasia on a Theme of Handel from 1941, the exuberant Piano Concerto from 1955, the experimental Piano Sonata No. 2, the gnomic almost Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 3 from 1973, and the gnarly post-Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 4. It features a bravura performance by pianist Steven Osborne that makes the best case for all the music, no matter how outré or recherché its harmonic proclivities or rhythmic audacities. Osborne has the emotional enthusiasm, intellectual clarity, physical strength, and sheer willpower to make listeners believe that Tippett is a major English composer and make them wonder why they ever doubted it. With the superlative accompaniment of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Martyn Brabbins in the Concerto and the Fantasia and the sparkling recording by Andrew Keener for Hyperion, this disc marks a major step forward in the Tippett discography.

Katia et Marielle Labèque - Maurice Ravel (2006)

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Katia et Marielle Labèque - Maurice Ravel (2006)

Katia et Marielle Labèque - Maurice Ravel (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:51 | 212 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: KML recordins | Catalog: KML1111

The Labèque sisters' recordings on the Philips and London labels from the early '80s, which were big hits, largely disappeared after their initial acclaim and, as of the early 2000s, were only found in excerpts on compilations. So as the big labels continue to abandon new classical recordings, the Labèques started their own record label, as many other artists have done, allowing them the freedom to choose what kind of music they want to record, whether it be standard piano duet repertoire or new interpretations of Lennon and McCartney.

Katia et Marielle Labeque - Stravinsky, Debussy (2007)

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Katia et Marielle Labeque - Stravinsky, Debussy (2007)

Katia et Marielle Labeque - Stravinsky, Debussy (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:38 | 202 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: KML Recordings | Catalog: KML 1112/3

The second release from Katia and Marielle Labèque's own KML label largely revisits Debussy and Stravinsky works that the duo previously essayed for Philips. Their newer versions are preferable, and may well represent the Labèque sisters' finest recordings to date. Whereas a driving, steel-edged literalism characterizes their earlier Debussy En blanc et noir, the duo now imbues the score with greater rhythmic leeway.

Ilya Gringolts - Solo (2000)

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Ilya Gringolts - Solo (2000)

Ilya Gringolts - Solo (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:46 | 276 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1051

Ilya Gringolts made a splash with his CD of the Paganini D Major Concerto, so it's no surprise that he excels in these fiendishly difficult solo pieces, including one of his own. His playing is dazzling, secure even in the most tortuous passages. The Hindemith sonatas are abstract, anti-Romantic works.

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra & Ladislav Slovák - Moyzes: Symphonies Nos. 11 & 12 (2019)

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Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra & Ladislav Slovák - Moyzes: Symphonies Nos. 11 & 12 (2019)

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra & Ladislav Slovák - Moyzes: Symphonies Nos. 11 & 12 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 276 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | 01:09:55
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Alexander Moyzes, one of the leading Slovakian composers of his generation, created a nationally inspired style that also assimilated trends aligning his music with contemporaries such as Shostakovich. The Eleventh Symphony builds on the success of the Tenth, intensifying its emotional impact and developing sophisticated cycles of transformation and variation. Simpler and more concise than preceding works, the Twelfth Symphony was Moyzes’ final orchestral statement and his ‘diary in music.’ He said it ‘also seeks to express my attitude to life… We have to take life as it is, with all its digressions, demands, and haste.’ The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra was established in 1929 as the first professional symphony orchestra in Slovakia. The orchestra is currently led by conductor Mario Kosik.

Malmö Symphony Orchestra & Darrell Ang - Kabalevsky: Works for Orchestra (2019)

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Malmö Symphony Orchestra & Darrell Ang - Kabalevsky: Works for Orchestra (2019)

Malmö Symphony Orchestra & Darrell Ang - Kabalevsky: Works for Orchestra (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 245 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:51:28
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Dmitry Kabalevsky found his mature style and achieved international success with his first opera Colas Breugnon, the overture of which was soon picked up as an orchestral showpiece in the West. The Second Symphony was likewise championed by conductors such as Arturo Toscanini, its bittersweet sense of drama and lyricism comparable with Prokofiev. Dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the First Symphony illustrates progress from oppression to liberation, while the later Pathetique Overture is a rousing and highly effective reminder of Kabalevsky’s skill in orchestration. Founded in 1925, the Malmo Symphony Orchestra is one of the leading major orchestras in Sweden. Performing the full breadth of the symphonic repertoire, the MSO collaborates with prominent international conductors and soloists, including its current chief conductor Marc Soustrot. Since 2015 the MSO has resided in Malmo Live Concert Hall, a state of the art facility known for its world class acoustics.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Polina Leschenko - Deux: Bartok, Poulenc, Ravel (2017)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Polina Leschenko - Deux: Bartok, Poulenc, Ravel (2017)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Polina Leschenko - Deux: Bartók, Poulenc, Ravel (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 203 Mb | Total time: 52:54 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Alpha | # Alpha 387 | Recorded: 2017

For her third album on Alpha, Patricia Kopatchinskaja is joined by a highly talented pianist whose approach to music is as extremist as hers, Polina Leschenko. Together they explore pieces that have many points in common. The Hungarian violinist Jelly dAranyi, grandniece of Joseph Joachim, was a muse to both Bartok and Ravel. In 1922 and 1923, she premiered the two Bartok sonatas for violin and piano and Ravel dedicated Tzigane to her. He wrote to Bartok: You have convinced me to compose for our friend, who plays so fluently, a little piece whose diabolical difficulty will bring to life the Hungary of my dreams; and since it will be for violin, why dont we call it Tzigane? Of course, Tzigane by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who has been playing and dancing this music since her childhood in Moldova, does not sound like salon music . . .

Jasper String Quartet - The Kernis Project: Debussy (2019)

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Jasper String Quartet - The Kernis Project: Debussy (2019)

Jasper String Quartet - The Kernis Project: Debussy (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 297 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:33
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus

This album marks the culmination of our decade-long journey with Aaron Jay Kernis’ music for string quartet. From the moment we put bow to string for Aaron’s Second Quartet, we realized his special voice and our connection to his music’s ability to capture both the complexity of the world and the simplicity of a moment. This depth fascinated us, inspired our playing and prompted us to dream of commissioning Aaron’s 3rd Quartet.

Benjamin Schmid, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Max Reger: Violin Concerto, Chaconne (2012) (Repost)

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Benjamin Schmid, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Max Reger: Violin Concerto, Chaconne (2012) (Repost)

Benjamin Schmid, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Max Reger: Violin Concerto, Chaconne (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:56 | 305 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1203-2

Some people still see the name Reger and are afraid to listen to the music because of all the preconceptions about it: It is dense, it is highly contrapuntal, it is harmonically wandering, it is difficult. Certainly there are works written by the great Bavarian composer Hindemith called him “the last giant in music” that could be considered virtually all of those things. And there are works by him by virtually every great composer one can name—that are less inspired, less interesting, that simply work less well than others.

Christopher Jacobson, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Kazuki Yamada - Saint-Saëns, Poulenc & Widor: Works for Organ (2019)

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Christopher Jacobson, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Kazuki Yamada - Saint-Saëns, Poulenc & Widor: Works for Organ (2019)

Christopher Jacobson, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Kazuki Yamada - Saint-Saëns, Poulenc & Widor: Works for Organ (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 277 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:29
Classical | Label: PentaTone

The monumental and colourful sounds of the organ and symphony orchestra blend together perfectly on this splendid recording of Saint-Saëns’s “Organ” Symphony, Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani and the Toccata from Charles-Marie Widor’s Organ Symphony No. 5. The majestic organ chords at the start of the final movement of Saint-Saëns’s symphony equal the sublime effect of Beethoven’s choral conclusion of his Ninth, and have made it an audience’s favourite straight from the moment of its 1886 premiere. Poulenc’s organ concerto shows the composer’s retrospective side, while simultaneously offering flashes of his stylistic playfulness. After Poulenc’s serene concerto, Widor’s Toccata offers a vibrant conclusion to this programme.

Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen: Violin Concertos (1988)

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Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen: Violin Concertos (1988)

Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen - Violin Concertos (1988)
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Philharmonia Orchestra; Swedish RSO; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS | # MK 44548 | Time: 01:09:17

This sensational disc has served as a reference edition for both concertos since it was first issued back in the late 1980s. The Sibelius concerto is distinguished by the tension between Lin’s passionate and virtuosic account of the solo part and Salonen’s remarkable precision at the head of the orchestra. Listen, for example, to the remarkable rhythmic clarity at the opening of the finale, and to the way this serves to “float” Lin’s daredevil pyrotechnics up above. It’s just marvellous. The same holds true of the Nielsen–there is no finer account of this neglected concerto. It’s a rarity because in the finale Nielsen subordinates flash and dazzle to the work’s overall emotional arc, progressing from anger to contentment. That doesn’t mean the music isn’t excellent, or that Lin and Salonen’s performances aren’t gripping from first note to last. They tear into the opening movement with apt ferocity and find the necessary emotional resolution in the work’s amiable conclusion. The detailed, well-balanced sound ideally suits the interpretations. Essential.

Jan Vogler & Ismo Eskelinen - Songbook (2019)

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Jan Vogler & Ismo Eskelinen - Songbook (2019)

Jan Vogler & Ismo Eskelinen - Songbook (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 307 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:21
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Vogler’s passion for the Songbook project comes to the fore the moment he speaks about it. “In our age, when all the key classical works have been recorded numberless times, a new album should convey a message and present something new.” In this case, the “newness” is an ardent plea for a combination of instruments that may seem puzzling at first glance, and was long underappreciated, but which, on close listening, unveils a wealth of delights.