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Alexandre Dossin - Sergey Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts; Old Grandmother's Tales; Six Pieces Op. 52 (2017)

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Alexandre Dossin - Sergey Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts; Old Grandmother's Tales; Six Pieces Op. 52 (2017)

Alexandre Dossin - Sergey Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts;
Old Grandmother's Tales; Six Pieces Op. 52 (2017)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573435 | Time: 01:19:51

Sergey Prokofiev was so musically precocious that no less a figure than Reinhold Gliere was employed as his live-in tutor. Gliere’s lessons proved to be both rigorous and inspiring and the young Prokofiev wrote a delightful sequence of works for the piano. Revealing an increasing command of harmony, these miniatures show why he was, at the age of thirteen, the youngest ever student to be enrolled at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. ‘Old Grandmother’s Tales, Op. 31,’ written in New York in 1918 is suffused with nostalgia, while the ‘Six Pieces, Op. 52,’ are vivid arrangements of some of his earlier works.

Mikko Franck, Max Pommer, Leif Segerstam - Einojuhani Rautavaara: The 8 Symphonies (2009)

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Mikko Franck, Max Pommer, Leif Segerstam - Einojuhani Rautavaara: The 8 Symphonies (2009)

Mikko Franck, Max Pommer, Leif Segerstam - Einojuhani Rautavaara: The 8 Symphonies (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:58:51 | 967 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1145-2Q

Einojuhani Rautavaara may well be the most popular symphonist alive today. On the occasion of his 80th anniversary, Ondine pays homage to its longtime house composer by releasing the first-ever edition of the complete eight symphonies, in a special box set. Rautavaara is recognized as the greatest Finnish composer after Jean Sibelius. He has often described symphonic music as a journey through human life.

Leif Segerstam - Sibelius: Complete Symphonies, Violin Concerto, Finlandia (2005)

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Leif Segerstam - Sibelius: Complete Symphonies, Violin Concerto, Finlandia (2005)

Leif Segerstam, Pekka Kuusisto, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Sibelius: Complete Symphonies, Violin Concerto, Finlandia (2005)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:40:09 | 1,16 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1075-2Q

These four discs collect Leif Segerstam's second cycle of the symphonies of Sibelius. First issued by Ondine in the early years of the 21st century as separate discs filled out with symphonic poems, the symphonies are here condensed into a cold, hard block of eternity. Segerstam's first Sibelius cycle for Chandos in the early Nineties aimed both barrels at eternity, but with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra's colorful and dedicated but sometimes too cheerful playing, he didn't always hit it.

Nils Mortensen, Stavanger SO, Ruud - Geirr Tveitt: Piano Concerto No. 5; Variations on a Folk-song from Hardanger (2004)

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Nils Mortensen, Stavanger SO, Ruud - Geirr Tveitt: Piano Concerto No. 5; Variations on a Folk-song from Hardanger (2004)

Geirr Tveitt: Piano Concerto No. 5; Variations on a Folk-song from Hardanger (2004)
Nils Mortensen (piano), Sveinung Bjelland (piano - Variations)
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra; Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1252 | Time: 01:05:31

An ardent nationalist, Geirr Tveitt found inspiration in the folk melodies of the Hardanger fjord and promoted this little-known material in his songs and orchestral works. Tveitt's music is tinged with nostalgia and Norwegian brooding, communicated in a familiar neo-Romantic style that was considered reactionary by critics, but was easily accepted by audiences. The Piano Concerto No. 5, premiered by Tveitt in 1954, is in three movements. The piece is agreeably melodic with modal inflections, yet it has enough muscularity and harmonic bite in places to suggest the influence of Ravel and Prokofiev. Nils Mortensen executes the piano part with hard-edged brilliance, and the orchestral accompaniment is strong without overwhelming the soloist. The Variations on a Folksong from Hardanger is, loosely, a concerto for two pianos and orchestra. Less coherent than the Piano Concerto No. 5, the Variations tend to ramble, and Tveitt's self-indulgence and impulsiveness may have contributed to this piece's episodic construction. Mortensen and fellow pianist Sveinung Bjelland are a solid pair, always synchronized and audible above the orchestra. The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ole Kristian Ruud, plays with sufficient vigor and color, though this moody music affords them few opportunities to shine. The sound is fairly soft in places, so volume adjustments may be necessary.

Patrick Fournillier, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Alfano: Cyrano de Bergerac (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Patrick Fournillier, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Alfano: Cyrano de Bergerac (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Patrick Fournillier, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Alfano: Cyrano de Bergerac (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26499 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 141 min | 30,7 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2297 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 141 min | 7,63 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Naxos | Sub: English, French, Spanish

While best known today for having composed the ending to Puccini’s unfinished Turandot, Franco Alfano wrote some dozen operas, including Cyrano de Bergerac (1936) with a libretto by Henri Cain based on Edmond Rostand’s drama of the same name. It is a moving tale of romantic misunderstanding, swashbuckling bravado and heartbreaking loyalty, in which the eloquent Cyrano feels unable to express his love for Roxane because of his famously protuberant nose – except on behalf of his handsome but inarticulate friend, Christian.

Joshua Bell – Barber, Walton: Violin Concertos, Bloch: Baal Shem (1997) (Repost)

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Joshua Bell – Barber, Walton: Violin Concertos, Bloch: Baal Shem (1997) (Repost)

Joshua Bell – Barber, Walton: Violin Concertos, Bloch: Baal Shem (1997)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:59 | 305 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 000797002

A very light but very lovely disc of mid-twentieth century violin concertos, this 1996 recording by Joshua Bell with David Zinman directing the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra coupling the concertos of Samuel Barber and William Walton along with Baal Shem, the concerto-in-all-but-in-name by Ernest Bloch, may be for younger listeners a first choice among digital recordings.

Michael Bundy, Helen Crayford – Tournemire: Sagesse, Poème, Dialogue sacré, 3 Lieder (2010)

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Michael Bundy, Helen Crayford – Tournemire: Sagesse, Poème, Dialogue sacré, 3 Lieder (2010)

Michael Bundy, Helen Crayford – Tournemire: Sagesse, Poème, Dialogue sacré, 3 Lieder (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:24 | 233 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.572347

The name of Charles Tournemire is a minor one, even in the history of French music, and you won’t find much about him in the standard reference books. Nor are you likely to get a great deal of opportunity to hear his music: only two of the works on this disc have been published in printed form, and Sagesse is the only one to have been recorded before. The disc would thus be valuable for that reason alone.

MAV Symphony Orchestra & Mariusz Smolij - Zádor: The Plains of Hungary (2018)

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MAV Symphony Orchestra & Mariusz Smolij - Zádor: The Plains of Hungary (2018)

MAV Symphony Orchestra & Mariusz Smolij - Zádor: The Plains of Hungary (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 305 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 Mb | 01:17:48
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

In the last two decades of his career Eugene Zador, whose music fused Classicism with Romanticism to universal acclaim, wrote a series of works that reflected his Hungarian roots. Subtly flavoured by folklore without any direct quotations, Zador's facility for melody, harmony and colour is exemplified in the Rhapsody for Orchestra, while his gift for lyricism and pithy concision is to the fore in the Fantasia Hungarica for double bass and orchestra. The Rhapsody for Cimbalom and Orchestra reveals his ceaselessly inventive imagination in music that is orchestrated with the deftest touch.

Tom Winpenny - Messiaen: Livre d'orgue (2018)

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Tom Winpenny - Messiaen: Livre d'orgue (2018)

Tom Winpenny - Messiaen: Livre d'orgue (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:26 | 132 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Ten years after writing Les Corps Glorieux (8.573682), Olivier Messiaen developed a plan to compose a Book of Rhythmic Studies for the organ. This resulted in two distinct works of which Livre d'orgue proved to be an anthology representative of his compositional thinking at the time. It runs the gamut of rhythms, tone colours and sonorities, ranging from extreme delicacy to the most powerful vehemence, and includes new modes, complex Hindu rhythms, and an aviary of birdsong. The test piece Verset pour la Fete de la Dedicace offers a more serene vision in its own essay in birdsong.

Julie Fuchs, Orchestre National de Lille & Samuel Jean - Yes! (2015)

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Julie Fuchs, Orchestre National de Lille & Samuel Jean - Yes! (2015)

Julie Fuchs, Orchestre National de Lille & Samuel Jean - Yes! (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 267 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | 00:56:59
Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Exclusive artist at Deutsche Grammophon, Julie Fuchs follows in the footsteps of her illustrious predecessors and invests songs and iconic tunes from the jewels of the stage and cinema of the roaring twenties. The texts in the spotlight develop themes widely discussed after 1918 pacifism, feminism and liberation of morals, birth that find a new resonance after the war in Poulenc's opera-bouffe, whose modernity and irrepressible fantasy plunge their roots in the vibrant interwar years when Paris was still the capital of the world.

Yevgeny Sudbin - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3 (2018)

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Yevgeny Sudbin - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3 (2018)

Yevgeny Sudbin - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3 (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 75:12 | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2338

Russo-British pianist Yevgeny Sudbin has traversed the Rachmaninov concertos at a deliberate pace, issuing a recording of the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40 in 2007 and rounding out the set with this reading of the Second and Third in 2018. His Rachmaninov is carefully wrought, subtly intertwined with the orchestral part rather than trafficking in high contrasts, and here the effect is heightened by Sudbin's unusual interpretation of the opening Moderato of the Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18.

Erik Satie - Oeuvres Pour Piano - Piano Works - Aldo Ciccolini (1991) {2CD Set EMI Classics rec 1966-1971}

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Erik Satie - Oeuvres Pour Piano - Piano Works - Aldo Ciccolini (1991) {2CD Set EMI Classics rec 1966-1971}

Erik Satie - Oeuvres Pour Piano - Piano Works - Aldo Ciccolini (1991) {2CD Set EMI Classics rec 1966-1971}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 536 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 339 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1966-71, 1991 EMI France | EMI Classics | CZS 7 67282 2
Classical / Modern / Early 20th Century / Piano

It's simple: in his various realizations of the piano music of Erik Satie, Aldo Ciccolini set a standard that has yet to be bettered. This compilation, drawn from recordings made between 1966 and 1971, is consequently the best of the best. Ciccolini always played Satie's music as though it had been written by Claude Debussy, not by some cheap charlatan or uneducated primitive (which, to an extent that is still debatable, Satie was). The result is that these seemingly simple piano pieces acquire a tonal allure that is as surprising as it is undeniable. They possess an understated sophistication that points directly toward Ravel and Poulenc, at the same time providing an opening to the minimalist aesthetic of the later 20th century. Ciccolini's playing is pliant and graceful, and under his fingers the music seems to breathe and come alive. What more could a composer or a listener want? –Ted Libbey

Reinbert de Leeuw - Satie: Piano Favourites (Gymnopédies & Gnossiennes) (2011)

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Reinbert de Leeuw - Satie: Piano Favourites (Gymnopédies & Gnossiennes) (2011)

Reinbert de Leeuw - Satie: Piano Favourites (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 232 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Scans included | 01:10:56
Classical | Label: Decca Classics

Éric Alfred Leslie Satie who signed his name Erik Satie after 1884, was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th-century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, Surrealism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd. An eccentric, Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies. Later, he also referred to himself as a "phonometrician" (meaning "someone who measures sounds"), preferring this designation to that of "musician", after having been called "a clumsy but subtle technician" in a book on contemporary French composers published in 1911.

Henri Sauguet (1901-1989) - Les trois quatuors (Complete String Quartets) - Stanislas Quartet (2018) {Timpani Digital Download}

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Henri Sauguet (1901-1989) - Les trois quatuors (Complete String Quartets) - Stanislas Quartet (2018) {Timpani Digital Download}

Henri Sauguet (1901-1989) - Les trois quatuors (Complete String Quartets) - Stanislas Quartet (2018) {Timpani Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 413 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 185 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Timpani | 1C1244
Classical / 20th Century / Contemporary Classical / Chamber Music

There are two ways of looking at the string quartet: one is serious, the other not frivolous but ingenuous. The first proclaims, with Vincent d’Indy, that it ‘must, to have real artistic significance, be a work of maturity’; examples in support of this include Franck’s and Faure’s quartets, and the late Beethoven’s.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Vadim Repin - Europakonzert 2008 from Moscow (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Vadim Repin - Europakonzert 2008 from Moscow (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Vadim Repin - Europakonzert 2008 from Moscow (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23420 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 91 min | 21,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3605 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 91 min | 4,91 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s European Concert, held each year on 1 May, is invariably an international highlight. Performing in 2008 in Moscow's renowned Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle presented outstanding performances of works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Bruch, whose Violin Concerto featured one of today’s most fascinating artists, the Russian violinist Vadim Repin.