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Andre Rieu - Semper Opera Ball 2017 [HDTV 720p]

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Andre Rieu - Semper Opera Ball 2017 [HDTV 720p]

André Rieu - Semper Opera Ball 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 2ch | 01:03:00 | 5.7 GB
Classical / Neoclassical | mdr HD | HDTV->TS

The Semper Opera Ball is Germany's most prestigious balls, drawing world-class artists and thousands of well-dressed guests to Dresden each year.

Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]

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Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]

Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 503.65 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD289 | TT: 74’26

Mozart's keyboard works for four hands feature among the most delightful and entertaining of his compositions. Indeed, a favourite family pastime was to play duets on a harpsichord or pianoforte. The young Wolfgang and his sister Nannerl apparently spent many happy hours playing together on the same keyboard. This we learn about from the English music historian and traveller Charles Burney reporting in 1772 : «By a letter from Salzburg (…) I am informed that this young man, who so much astonished all Europe by his premature knowledge and performance, during infancy, is still a great master of his instrument. My correspondent went to his father's house to hear him and his sister play duets on the same harpsichord.».

Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]

Posted By: Vilboa
Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]

Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]
Classical | Oehms Classics OC918 | TT: 62.19+78.50 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 661 Mb

Gluck composed “Ezio” only one year after the success of “Orfeo”. It was premiered in 1763 at the Burgtheatre in Vienna. Although not as successful as “Orfeo” it contains many fine moments and this recording, in which Michael Hofstetter conducts a first rate cast, should introduce more opera listeners to this fine work. “….the representation of his (Gluck’s) early and middle years is patchy. All the more fitting then, to be able to welcome a thoroughly satisfactory issue of Ezio….. It is greatly to the credit of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who sings the part (Ezio, sung by the famous castrato Guadagni in the première) in this recording, that there is no sense of anticlimax: he produces firm, expressive singing, with delicacy where appropriate.” (International Record Review)

VA - SemperOperaball 2017 (Garifullina, Gritskova; Järvi) [HDTV 720p]

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VA - SemperOperaball 2017 (Garifullina, Gritskova; Järvi) [HDTV 720p]

VA - Semper Opera Ball 2017 (Garifullina, Gritskova; Järvi) [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~12 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, stereo | 00:18:00 | 1.8 GB GB
Classical, Vocal, Aria | 3sat HD | HDTV->TS

The enchanting soprano, Aida Garifullina, and a new shooting star of the Vienna State Opera, Margarita Gritskova, perform at 12th SemperOpernball, February 3, 2017.

Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 06 [2011]

Posted By: Vilboa
Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 06 [2011]

Lumières - La musique du XVIIIème siècle (29 CD): Part 06 [2011]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 2908601.30 | TT: 45.16+57.05+69.48 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 718 Mb

The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume’ it still follows in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century. And it is not entirely by chance that harmonia mundi has chosen to offer you in 2011 a survey of this musical revolution which, without claiming to be exhaustive, will enable you to grasp the principal outlines of musical creation between the twilight of the Baroque and the dawn of Romanticism.

Nelson Goerner - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier' & Bagatelles, Op. 126 (2016)

Posted By: SuniR
Nelson Goerner - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier' & Bagatelles, Op. 126 (2016)

Nelson Goerner - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier' & Bagatelles, Op. 126 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 191 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 161 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha, ALPHA 239 | 2016 | 01:02:58

He is nicknamed ‘the poet of the piano’, an epithet confirmed by each of his appearances in concert or on record, most recently with his multi-award-winning Debussy and Chopin CDs. Nelson Goerner already has an imposing discography, but this is the first time he has tackled Beethoven on a recording: he has chosen the ‘Hammerklavier’, a work of unparalleled dimensions, complexity and profundity . . . But is this artist, whom a Buenos Aires newspaper praised after a recital at the famous Teatro Colón for his ‘ability to combine intellectual lucidity, undeniable depth, and a technical ease that enables him to express his ideas’, not the perfect interpreter for that monumental composition?

Bamberg Trio - Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello «Archduke» (1994)

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Bamberg Trio - Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello «Archduke» (1994)

Bamberg Trio - Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello «Archduke» (1994)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:39 | 185 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Point Classics | Catalog: 267009

The ultimate blindfold test, this disc contains recorded performances of Beethoven's "Archduke" Piano Trio as well as his Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu," but nowhere does it say who the performers are. This is, of course, unacceptable. While it is acceptable to buy a recording of a performance, it is unacceptable not to attribute the performers.

Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009/1989)

Posted By: Vilboa
Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009/1989)

Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.77 Gb+3.75 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 198 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Critical acclaim for this superb co-production of Vienna's Staatsoper, the Wiener Festwochen and Brussels' Théâtre de la Monnaie (Das Opernglas): "Directors Ursel and Karl-Ernst Herrmann, working with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, demonstrate that the 'Entführung' is fully on the level of Mozart's Da Ponte operas and 'Zauberflöte'. In the harmony of staging and music, this is one of the most impressive Mozart performances Vienna has offered in a long time… Breaking with tradition, it seeks to fulfil his intentions as closely as possible."

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 (2014) 2CDs

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Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 (2014) 2CDs

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 655 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 367 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10831 | Time: 02:30:03

Haydn’s six Op. 20 string quartets are milestones in the history of the genre. He wrote them in 1772 for performance by his colleagues at the Esterházy court and, unusually, not specifically for publication. Each one is a unique masterpiece and the set introduces compositional techniques that radically transformed the genre and shaped it for centuries to come. Haydn overturns conventional instrumental roles, crafts remarkably original colours and textures, and unlocks new expressive possibilities in these works which were crucial in establishing the reputation of purely instrumental music. The range within the quartets is kaleidoscopic. From the introspective, chorale-like slow movement of No. 1 via the terse and radical quartet No. 3 in G minor to the comic spirit of the fourth in D major, each of the quartets inhabits a distinct musical world. For many, this is some of the greatest music Haydn ever wrote. Playing these seminal works is one of the world’s finest young ensembles, the Doric String Quartet.

Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 05 [2011]

Posted By: Vilboa
Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 05 [2011]

Lumières - La musique du XVIIIème siècle (29 CD): Part 05 [2011]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 2908601.30 | TT: 40.10+50.34 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 363 Mb

The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume’ it still follows in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century. And it is not entirely by chance that harmonia mundi has chosen to offer you in 2011 a survey of this musical revolution which, without claiming to be exhaustive, will enable you to grasp the principal outlines of musical creation between the twilight of the Baroque and the dawn of Romanticism.

The Mozartean Players - Mozart: Complete Piano Trios (2006)

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The Mozartean Players - Mozart: Complete Piano Trios (2006)

The Mozartean Players - Mozart: Complete Piano Trios (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:54 + 59:33 | 548 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 2967033

The quality of the recorded sound is so perfectly clear on this recording, like finely etched crystal, while at the same time it is so robust and resonant, that it is difficult to believe that the piano played on these two marvelous CDs is a replica of a 1785 Walter fortepiano, a smaller and much more fragile instrument than today's modern concert grand pianos.

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Thomas Zehetmair, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart: The Violin Concertos (1991) [Reissue 2007]

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Thomas Zehetmair, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart: The Violin Concertos (1991) [Reissue 2007]

Thomas Zehetmair, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart: The Violin Concertos (1991) [Reissue 2007]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 623 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 316 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 29 Mb
Classical | Label: Teldec / Worner Classic / Apex, #:2564 64329-2 | 2007 | 02:19:33

Austrian Thomas Zehetmair recorded this series as soloist and director of the Philharmonia in 1990 and 1991 at Aldeburgh. As an exceptional Mozart interpreter he provides a compelling blend of artistry and elegance in performances that are admirable in all respects. The interpretations with their endearing understated quality are distinguished by a most agreeable blend of timbre, impeccable ensemble and clean and highly polished articulation. I was especially impressed by Zehetmair’s unforced selection of tempi and the amount of charm and poetry in evidence.

Paula Robison & Tokyo String Quartet - Mozart: Flute Quartets (Complete) (1990)

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Paula Robison & Tokyo String Quartet - Mozart: Flute Quartets (Complete) (1990)

Paula Robison & Tokyo String Quartet - Mozart: Flute Quartets (Complete) (1990)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 245 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 120 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 33 Mb
Classical | Label: Vanguard Classics, #:08 4001.71 | 1990 | 0:51:06

Mozart completed the last of six string quartets (the one in D minor, K. 173) In 1773) and was not to write another for ten years. The decade, though, was not exactly wasted: the developing genius produced operas, liturgical works, symphonies and the bulk of his piano-violin repertory. He also tried his hand at variants of the string quartet form — the oboe quartet, for example, and the works on this recording, which have the flute supplanting the first fiddle.

Orpheus Vokalensemble, Ars Antiqua Austria, Jürgen Essl - Rosengart: Te Deum Laudamus (2008)

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Orpheus Vokalensemble, Ars Antiqua Austria, Jürgen Essl - Rosengart: Te Deum Laudamus (2008)

Orpheus Vokalensemble, Ars Antiqua Austria, Jürgen Essl - Rosengart: Te Deum Laudamus (2008)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 135 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Carus | 2008 | 00:56:29

The recently discovered works of Father Æmilian Rosengart (1757-1810) are real treasures. As a contemporary of Haydn and Mozart, Rosengart displayed great stylistic variety in his works. Several of the sacred arias recorded here were originally from operas and oratorios which have since been lost, to which Rosengart added new texts for liturgical use. The fact that the present recording was made in the church of the monastery at Ochsenhausen – that is, in the setting for which the compositions were originally conceived – enhanced the goal of achieving an historical performance practice in an authentic context.

Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 03 [2011]

Posted By: Vilboa
Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD): Part 03 [2011]

Lumières - La musique du XVIIIème siècle (29 CD): Part 03 [2011]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 2908601.30 | TT: 81.11+72.34+65.55+62.29 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.22 Gb

The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume’ it still follows in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century. And it is not entirely by chance that harmonia mundi has chosen to offer you in 2011 a survey of this musical revolution which, without claiming to be exhaustive, will enable you to grasp the principal outlines of musical creation between the twilight of the Baroque and the dawn of Romanticism.