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Ivor Bolton, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2020) [Blu-Ray]

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Ivor Bolton, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2020) [Blu-Ray]

Ivor Bolton, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2020) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25887 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 178 min | 43,2 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3862 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Le nozze di Figaro is one of the most successful comic operas ever. Director David Bösch is a born storyteller. He likes to focus on the classics, and is known for his poetic approach. In this new production of Le nozze di Figaro, the hectic, bubbly story of Figaro’s eventful wedding party is visually interpreted in a revolving stage set.

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 (2017/2007)

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Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 (2017/2007)

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 (2017/2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.59 Gb (DVD9) | 114 min
Classical | EuroArts

In November 2007, Daniel Barenboim completed a cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos. Recorded live at the prestigious Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, this DVD recording reflects both a very individual and special reading of Beethoven’s music and the artist’s life-long dedication to the composer. Daniel Barenboim is one of the most prolific and high-profile artists performing on international stages today and Beethoven’s masterpieces have been a key part of his repertoire throughout his career, both as conductor and as pianist. Beethoven himself was a keyboard virtuoso of almost awesome abilities who created a sensation wherever he played. It is no wonder, therefore, that the piano was central to Beethoven’s overall output.

Paul Lewis - Weber, Schubert: Sonatas (2019)

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Paul Lewis - Weber, Schubert: Sonatas (2019)

Paul Lewis - Weber, Schubert: Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 187 Mb | Total time: 57:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi ‎| HMM902324 | Recorded: 2017

Even if both of them were destined to die tragically of illness at a very early age (Weber at 39, Schubert just 31!), the two composers on this disc were healthy enough when they wrote these works, and were even beginning to taste success. Except that it was not to the piano sonata that they owed their fame: not without a twinkle in his eye, Paul Lewis has coupled their works in this genre in order to paint a different and highly elegant portrait of two musical dramatists who were emblematic figures of Austro-German Romanticism.

Quatuor Van Kuijk & Adrien La Marca - Mozart: String Quintets K. 515 & 516 (2020)

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Quatuor Van Kuijk & Adrien La Marca - Mozart: String Quintets K. 515 & 516 (2020)

Quatuor Van Kuijk & Adrien La Marca - Mozart: String Quintets K. 515 & 516 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 309 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:07:04
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

As in its Schubert recording in 2018, the Quatuor van Kuijk likes to delve into a composer's youthful output and then measure his evolution by confronting it with his mature works. Hence, after recording two of Mozart's early string quartets in 2016, the French group, here joined by violist Adrien La Marca, voted Revelation at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2014, now offers the String Quintets K515 and K516. These two large-scale works dominate Mozart's instrumental output in the year 1787, which ended with the premiere of Don Giovanni. They show us a composer at the height of his creative powers, in a genre to which he had not returned for fourteen years and which he herebrought to a high degree of formal perfection.

Daniel Lozakovich, Munich Philharmonic & Valery Gergiev - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (2020)

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Daniel Lozakovich, Munich Philharmonic & Valery Gergiev - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (2020)

Daniel Lozakovich, Munich Philharmonic & Valery Gergiev - Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 Mb | 00:48:09
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Daniel Lozakovich has been dreaming about recording the Beethoven Violin Concerto since he was eight. He first performed it on stage when he was thirteen, and at fifteen was invited by Valery Gergiev to perform the concerto with him in Moscow. A few short years later, he has reunited with his mentor Gergiev to record the Beethoven with the Münchner Philharmoniker for Deutsche Grammophon The new recording captures Lozakovich’s close artistic partnership with Russian conductor Valery Gergiev Lozakovich was clear from the start that this should be a live recording: “There’s a particular magic about a live concert,” he explains. “The audience creates a unique atmosphere, without which, in my opinion, it’s almost impossible to produce a performance that will stand the test of time.”

Kate Lindsey, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Arianna: Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel, Joseph Haydn (2020)

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Kate Lindsey, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Arianna: Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel, Joseph Haydn (2020)

Kate Lindsey, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Arianna: Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel, Joseph Haydn (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 72:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha ‎| ALPHA 576 | Recorded: 2019

After a first album dedicated to Weill, Zemlinsky and Korngold (Alpha272), Kate Lindsey explores here her other repertoire of choice, the music of the eighteenth century. In partnership with Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo, she has recorded three cantatas focusing on the myth of Ariadne, abandoned on the island of Naxos after helping Theseus kill the Cretan Minotaur by giving him a ball of thread so that he could find his way back through the labyrinth. Alessandro Scarlatti's Ebra d amor fuggia (1707) relates Ariadne's flight, drunk with love , alongside Theseus, for whom she expresses her tenderness in the magnificent aria Pur ti stringo .

Roberta Invernizzi, Ensemble Chiaroscuro - Cello Tales (2017)

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Roberta Invernizzi, Ensemble Chiaroscuro - Cello Tales (2017)

Roberta Invernizzi, Ensemble Chiaroscuro - Cello Tales (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 244 Mb | Total time: 65:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Concerto | 2101 | Recorded: 2009

The main theme of this work of the Ensemble Chiaroscuro follows closely that of the first disc (also produced by Concerto Classics, “Baroque Enchantment”): the proposal is to collect a series of pieces to form a sort of concert program, in order to tell a true story in music, hence the title “Cello Tales”. The listener will in fact be led, through the notes of Antonio Fantinuoli cello, in a journey of rediscovery of the great masters and pioneers of the leading instrument of this recording, unearthed by a careful research of ancient manuscripts done by the same artist.

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 14-18 (2017/1988-90)

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Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 14-18 (2017/1988-90)

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 14-18 (2017/1988-90)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.60 Gb (DVD9) | 101 min
Classical | EuroArts

The Grammy award-winning pianist Daniel Barenboim, long known for his Mozart interpretations, turns his attention to Mozart’s piano sonatas, a body of work that, while forming the core of the pianist’s repertory, is not often heard in the concert hall. These sonatas showcase Mozart’s genius for the small-scale, and truly shine in Barenboim’s masterful rendering.

Rosamunde Quartett - Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ (2001)

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Rosamunde Quartett - Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ (2001)

Rosamunde Quartett - Joseph Haydn: The Seven Words (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1756, 461 780-2 | 01:06:09

On this recording of The Seven Words, the Rosamunde String Quartet offers a compelling rendition of one of Haydn's most complex compositions. The Seven Words was originally composed for a full orchestra as a series of seven adagios, which were meant to be interludes during a congregation's meditations on the last seven words of Christ on the Cross. Haydn struggled with a way to compose seven connected pieces of music that were solemn and yet varied enough to keep the listener from getting bored. The members of the Rosamunde Quartet are technically brilliant as they demonstrate the composer's solutions to this musical puzzle. Even though the tempo is slow, they never let the music become ponderous or oppressive. But to Haydn, The Seven Words was more than just an aural conundrum. He felt the composition was perhaps his most sacred work, and the quartet plays this music with reverence for the composer's spiritual intentions. This is a profound piece of music, and the Rosamunde does it justice on each of its many levels.

Sir Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz) (2010)

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Sir Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz) (2010)

Sir Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz) (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 520 Mb | Total time: 59:26+57:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Linn Records | CKD 350 | Recorded: 2009

The multi-award-winning partnership of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Sir Charles Mackerras is reunited in this second collection of Mozart Symphonies featuring Nos. 29, 31 ('Paris'), 32, 35 ('Haffner') & 36 ('Linz'). This much anticipated recording follows on from the astounding success of Mozart: Symphonies 38-41 which resulted in Mackerras and the SCO winning the Critics' Award at the 2009 BRIT Awards and led to Mozart: Symphonies 38-41 being named 'Disc of the Year' at the 2009 BBC Music Magazine Awards.

Boris Berezovsky, Swedish CO, Thomas Dausgaard - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2; Rondo (2001)

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Boris Berezovsky, Swedish CO, Thomas Dausgaard - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2; Rondo (2001)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, op.15;
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, op.19; Rondo in B flat Major, WoO 6
The Complete Orchestral Works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume 3 (2001)
Boris Berezovsky, piano; Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Simax Classics | # PSC 1181 | Time: 01:08:19

There's a tendency on the part of some performers to play Beethoven's First and Second Piano Concertos as if they were really by Mozart–all elegance, poise, and refinement. Happily, Boris Berezovsky finds the Beethovenian fire burning beneath the Mozartian surface. Right from his vibrant entrance in Concerto No. 1, Berezovsky plays with fierce energy (despite his generally light touch) and a clearly discernible enjoyment. This is matched Thomas Dausgaard's equally electric reading of the orchestral part, which in many ways reminds me of the classic Szell/Fleisher recording. Of course the small-scale sound of the 38-member Swedish Chamber Orchestra cannot possibly equal the full sonority of the Cleveland Orchestra in its heyday, but it's remarkable how Szell's clear textures and crisp articulation match Dausgaard's, who, by the way, is using the new Barenreiter editions. Berezovsky seems to be of like mind with Fleisher, at least terms of his singing tone and mercurial style.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner - Beethoven: Fidelio (2003)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner - Beethoven: Fidelio (2003)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner - Beethoven: Fidelio (2003)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.60 Gb (DVD9) | 123 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The German stage director Jürgen Flimm – and his design team of Robert Israel and Florence von Gerkan – have set the opera in the second half of the 20th century and have costumed the action decidedly on the American side of the Atlantic Ocean. Such an approach follows the line of Flimm’s other contemporary opera successes – for example his current Bayreuth Ring (premiered in 2000) or his 2001 Otello at the Berlin Staatsoper. Modernising the period does not become updating for its own sake. Rather, the actions and behaviour of the characters cunningly align contemporary manners with the existing prescriptions of a “period” libretto.

]Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 7-13 (2017/1988-90)

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]Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 7-13 (2017/1988-90)

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 7-13 (2017/1988-90)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.26 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | EuroArts

The Grammy award-winning pianist Daniel Barenboim, long known for his Mozart interpretations, turns his attention to Mozart’s piano sonatas, a body of work that, while forming the core of the pianist’s repertory, is not often heard in the concert hall. These sonatas showcase Mozart’s genius for the small-scale, and truly shine in Barenboim’s masterful rendering.

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV. 284 & 570; Rondo KV. 485 (1987)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV. 284 & 570; Rondo KV. 485 (1987)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV. 284 & 570; Rondo KV. 485 (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 161 Mb | Total time: 47:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips ‎| 420 185-2 | Recorded: 1986

Something about the key of D major seems to trigger off Mitsuko Uchida's adrenalin. The energy level in the Rondo and the earlier of the sonatas here is accordingly high, and…she has the technique and temperament to make musical sense of her chosen tempos… It is the long variation movement concluding the D major Sonata…where Uchida achieves marvels of shading within a steadily maintained basic pulse… B flat major draws more serenity out of Uchida. In the Sonata, K570, her energy is applied in all the right places and her response to the tonal scheme of the first movement development is especially acute.

Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - Gossec: Symphonie à dix-sept parties (2020)

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Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - Gossec: Symphonie à dix-sept parties (2020)

Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - Gossec: Symphonie à dix-sept parties (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:54:29
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

This release, part of harmonia mundi's series celebrating the Beethoven year, pairs the composer's iconic and much-loved Symphony No.5 with the far less well-known Symphony In 17 Parts by Francois-Joseph Gossec. The dramatic power and intensity of Beethoven stands in sharp contrast to to the cheerful and gallant music of Gossec. Les Siècles, led by François-Xavier Roth, apply their usual virtuosity and keen insight to both works in performances that are sure to delight.