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Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)

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Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)

Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alba | # ABCD384 | Time: 01:10:08

Cardiff singer of the world competition winner Tommi Hakala, baritone, Pia Freund, soprano and Kristian Attila, piano, perform Sibelius “hits” that have become especially dear to them. Examples are Säv, säv susa (Sigh, Rushes, Sigh), Illalle (To Ilta) and Var det en dröm? (Was it a Dream?). Some of the songs are truly rare; these include En visa (A Song), which despite its serious message shows a very exceptional, relaxed and jovial Sibelius. It is also the first Lied he allowed to be published, and it dates from 1888. Examples of songs that are interesting in an unusual way are Marssnön (The March Snow), which comes very close to a Scandinavian folk song, and I natten (In the Night), with its simply evocative and impressionistic moods.

Dmitri Shostakovich - Shostakovich plays... Shostakovich (2016)

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Dmitri Shostakovich - Shostakovich plays... Shostakovich (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich - Shostakovich plays… Shostakovich (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:22:21 | 627 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | Catalog: PRD250365/66

If the print on this review goes blurry on your screen it’s because I’m still rubbing my eyes at the cast list on this astonishing trove of archive finds, unobtainable anywhere on line. The composer Dmitri Shostakovich was a capable pianist who sometimes participated in his own premieres. The people he played with were the elite of Russian music.

Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Soloists - Claude Debussy: Fantaisie; Rapsodies; Danses, Sarabande etc. (1995)

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Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Soloists - Claude Debussy: Fantaisie; Rapsodies; Danses, Sarabande etc. (1995)

Claude Debussy: Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone
Premiere Rapsodie, Danses, Sarabande, L'isle Joyeuse, La Plus que Lente, Clair de Lune
Anne Queffélec, piano; Christopher King, clarinet; Rachel Masters, harp
Gerard McChrystal, saxophone; Derek Bell, cimbalom solo
Ulster Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 7018 | Time: 01:13:28

Taken from the best Debussy cycle to appear in the CD era, these repackagings gather the items that one-disc-at-a-time buyers tend to miss. Playing combines flair, care, and great musical enjoyment. High points include the superb Anne Queffélec as solo pianist in the Fantaisie and some rare items: the Rapsodie for alto sax, the whimsical orchestration of La plus que lente featuring cimbalom, and piano pieces scored by other hands. The Ulster Hall acoustic is spacious but clear.

Ida Haendel, Bournemouth SO, Paavo Berglund - Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992

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Ida Haendel, Bournemouth SO, Paavo Berglund - Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992

Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992
Ida Haendel (violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Berglund

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDM 7 64202 2 | Time: 01:02:27

Ida Haendel’s sinewy and athletic reading of the often under-rated Britten combines toughness with a cumulative dramatic impetus which is hard to resist. Berglund and the Bournemouth players respond with a terse and argumentative vigour, suitably balanced between resignation and defiant rhetoric, especially in the closing Passacaglia. The Walton Concerto, also dating from 1938-9, is played with an apposite blend of inscrutable panache, as in the irrepressibly brilliant central movement, and elsewhere, a sensuous, if occasionally over-indulgent languor. Rare lapses in the finale can be safely overlooked, in a performance of eloquence and undisputed stature.

Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2015)

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Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2015)

Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 06:26:22 | 2,01 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 226

Well known for the intensity and profundity of its interpretations, the Quatuor Danel has made a name for itself on the international classical scene (winning such awards as the Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, and CD of the Month in BBC Music Magazine) in the great cycles that form the basis of the quartet literature, from Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert to Weinberg. Since Russian composers occupy a key position in the Danels’ repertory, it was logical for them to champion the quartets of Shostakovich by recording them complete in 2005. Today Alpha Classics reissues this boxed set, which is among the reference recordings of the composer’s works.

Hong Kong PO, David Atherton - Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Bastille Music (2000)

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Hong Kong PO, David Atherton - Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Bastille Music (2000)

Kurt Weill - Symphonies 1 & 2; Bastille Music (2000)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Atherton

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Global Music Network | # GMN 100 | Time: 01:08:49

David Atherton made a fine reputation for himself as a contemporary music conductor back in his salad days with the London Sinfonietta, nowhere more so than in his three-disc (now two-CD) set of music by Kurt Weill. He certainly hasn’t lost his magic touch in the intervening years. These performances of the two symphonies sweep the (not very full) board. Swift, lean, incisive, and always exciting, Atherton reveals all of this music’s anger, irony, and bittersweet lyricism without a trace of histrionics or self-indulgence. Indeed, a certain coolness is part of the point too. And so in the marvelous Second Symphony, Atherton catches the neo-classical temper of its outer movements with impeccable wit and grace, making the passionate intensity of the magnificent central slow movement all the more shocking as a result.

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Complete Symphonies (2009) (Carl St. Clair) (7CD Box Set)

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Heitor Villa-Lobos - Complete Symphonies (2009) (Carl St. Clair) (7CD Box Set)

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Complete Symphonies (2009) (Carl St. Clair) (7CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1863 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1015 mb
Classical, Symphony, Orchestral | Label: CPO - 777 516-2

Heitor Villa-Lobos is without a doubt Brazil's most famous composer and one of the great creative personalities of the twentieth century. His oeuvre is gigantic in its dimensions and perhaps can be compared only to that of Darius Milhaud, who, by the way, was a close friend of his. In any case, Villa-Lobos was the first to introduce the music of Latin America to the world's concert halls, and influences from this music do indeed abound in his oeuvre. cpo is now presenting the first complete recording of his colossal symphonic work complex in a boxed set of seven CDs at a special low price! The SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra under the American star conductor Carl St. Clair has taken on this enormous task, and the result can only be described as a bravura achievement. You can look forward to an orchestral tour de force operating on the highest level!

Rued Langgaard - The Symphonies (2009) (Thomas Dausgaard) (7CD Box Set)

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Rued Langgaard - The Symphonies (2009) (Thomas Dausgaard) (7CD Box Set)

Rued Langgaard - The Symphonies (2009) (Thomas Dausgaard) (7CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 1966 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1008 mb
Classical, Romantic, Symphony | Label: Dacapo - 6.200001

With his symphonies the Danish composer Rued Langgaard offered 16 vastly different versions of what a symphony can be. His captivating, complex genius made room for all conceivable idioms and a wealth of styles ranging from the grandiosely Late Romantic to the purest Absurdism. This box is the first collected recording of Langgaard's 16 symphonies based on the critical edition of the scores; recordings which demonstrate, with spectacular sound quality, Langgaards masterly grasp of the orchestra and his ecstatic view of art.

Arno Babadjanian - Armenian Rhapsody (Առնո Բաբաջանյան - Հայկական Ռապսոդյաներ) (1998)

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Arno Babadjanian - Armenian Rhapsody (Առնո Բաբաջանյան - Հայկական Ռապսոդյաներ) (1998)

Arno Babadjanian - Armenian Rhapsody (Առնո Բաբաջանյան - Հայկական Ռապսոդյաներ)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 383 MB
Classical | Label: Parseghian Records

Composer & Pianist: Arno Babadjanian (Առնո Բաբաջանյան)

Armenian & European Sacred Music. Confessio. Sanctus vocal Quartet; R.Melikyan (2007)

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Armenian & European Sacred Music. Confessio. Sanctus vocal Quartet; R.Melikyan (2007)

Armenian & European Sacred Music. Confessio (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | CD 57:33 | Scans | 269 MB
Classical/Chorus/Sacred | Label: Jazzve LLC, Radik Melikyan

The Sanctus Quartet was established in 2004 February having an aim to perform Armenian, Western European medieval and classical vocal music.
The first performance of the Sanctus Quartet was on March 13, 2004 on presentation of the CD of Arto Tuncboyaciyan and the "Armenian Navy Band" that took place in the Folk-club (Yerevan, Armenia).

Cecilia Zilliacus, Helsingborg SO, Daniel Blendulf - Carl Nielsen: Works for Violin, Vol. 2 (2015)

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Cecilia Zilliacus, Helsingborg SO, Daniel Blendulf - Carl Nielsen: Works for Violin, Vol. 2  (2015)

Carl Nielsen - Violin Concerto; Prelude & Theme with Variations; Prelude & Presto (2015)
Cecilia Zilliacus, violin; Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Blendulf, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: dB Productions | # DBCD162 | Time: 01:06:03

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. dB Productions celebrate the 150th anniversary of Carl Nielsen with two CD volumes of his music! Featured again on this second volume is one of Sweden’s leading violinists, Cecilia Zilliacus, in Nielsen’s violin concerto. The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra is conducted by young rising star, Daniel Blendulf.

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, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 288 MB
Classical/Secred | Label: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; CA

Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)

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Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)

Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:29 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 230

For this Alpha-Classics album of modernist music arranged for two pianos, Alexei Lubimov and Slava Poprugin play four essential works that yield some surprises in their keyboard versions. Three of the pieces are transcriptions of instrumental music, specifically Igor Stravinsky's arrangement of his Concerto in E flat major, "Dumbarton Oaks," John Cage's reduction of Erik Satie's Socrate, and Darius Milhaud's four-hand transcription of Satie's Cinéma (composed as a soundtrack for the short Dadaist film Entr'acte, used in the ballet Relâche), with Stravinsky's Concerto for two pianos solo performed as it was originally written.

Armenian Melodies. Aline Kutan & Gregory Chaverdian - Im Yerke (My Song) (2001)

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Armenian Melodies. Aline Kutan & Gregory Chaverdian - Im Yerke (My Song) (2001)

Armenian Melodies. Aline Kutan & Gregory Chaverdian - Im Yerke (My Song)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 303 MB
Classical/Folk/Vocal | Label: Aline Kutan

Aline Kutan, Canadian coloratur soprano of Armenian origin, sang her first professional role of Flora in Benjamin Britten’s the Turn of the Screw with Vancouver Opera at the age of 18 and then pursued her musical studies at UBC as well as at l’Université Laval in Quebec City.
Ms. Kutan was the winner of Jeunesses Musicales-Joseph Rouleau award, the recipient of the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Study Grant and the George London Award in New York. Other national awards include the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Voice Competitions, the Canadian Opera Company Young Mozart Singers and the Vancouver Operatic Society Competitions. She has also been a finalist and prize winner at the Toulouse International Vocal Competition in France for Best Interpretation of a French Opera Excerpt…
Sung in Armenian

Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 (2007)

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Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 (2007)

Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:17:15 | 343 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: PentaTone Classics | Catalog: 5186096

Yakov Kreizberg's catalog with PentaTone tends to represent familiar classics, ranging from Mozart's violin concertos to Strauss' waltzes, so it's not surprising to find an account of Dmitry Shostakovich's widely acclaimed and highly accessible Symphony No. 5 in D minor included on this 2007 hybrid SACD. What's less expected is that the rest of the program is occupied by the comparatively unfamiliar Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, a far less popular work that has left many puzzled by its ambiguity.