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Bernard Zaslav & Naomi Zaslav - Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert & Others: Works for Viola & Piano (Live) (2019)

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Bernard Zaslav & Naomi Zaslav - Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert & Others: Works for Viola & Piano (Live) (2019)

Bernard Zaslav & Naomi Zaslav - Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert & Others: Works for Viola & Piano (Live) (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:12:20 | 167 Mb
Classical | Label: Music and Arts Programs of America

Violists like to complain of the paucity of romantic music for their instrument, yet these two discs refute that contention. In addition to the famous two Brahms Sonatas, the discs feature unfamiliar, thoroughly Romantic works, by six of the composer's "friends." All are clearly influenced by Brahms and Schumann; indeed, the absence of the latter's "Märchenbilder" (Fairy Tale Pictures) is conspicuous and inexplicable. In a substantial set of Variations by Joseph Joachim, a lovely theme is transformed and developed in inventively contrasting ways, including a somber contrapuntal piece and a Hungarian semi-improvisation.

Xavier de Maistre - Notte Veneziana: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Pescetti, Alvars, Godefroid (2012)

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Xavier de Maistre - Notte Veneziana: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Pescetti, Alvars, Godefroid (2012)

Notte Veneziana: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Pescetti, Alvars, Godefroid (2012)
Xavier de Maistre, harp; L'arte del mondo; Werner Ehrhardt, concertmaster

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Classical, Baroque, Harp | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697937732 | Time: 01:01:51

Xavier de Maistre is generally fêted as the artist who has managed to liberate the harp from its reputation for wonderful but very soft sounds, and establish it as a solo instrument in the concert hall. On his album "Notte Veneziana", the internationally successful harp virtuoso plays well-known concertos by the Venetian composers Vivaldi, Marcello and Albinoni in new arrangements, combining them with original compositions for solo harp such as the sonata by Giovanni Pescetti, Godefroid’s stunning set of variations on the popular tune “Carnaval de Venise”, and “La Mandoline” by 19th-century composer Elias Parish Alvars. Xavier de Maistre's aim is to make the listener forget completely that most of the Baroque concertos heard here were not originally written for the harp, but for different melody instruments. He finds it fascinating to bring out new timbres in the arrangements, some of which he pens himself. Vivaldi's famous concerto "Winter", in particular, seems to him to be predestined for playing on the harp, and his interpretation does indeed present this often-heard work in a totally new guise.

SoloDuo, Lorenzo Micheli & Matteo Mela - Beethoven For Two (2019)

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SoloDuo, Lorenzo Micheli & Matteo Mela - Beethoven For Two (2019)

SoloDuo, Lorenzo Micheli & Matteo Mela - Beethoven For Two (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 173 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb | 00:44:36
Classical | Label: Decca Records

As SoloDuo, Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli have performed throughout Europe, Asia, the USA, Canada and Latin America, and have been acclaimed everywhere – from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Seoul’s Sejong Chamber Hall, from Kiev’s Hall of Columns to Vienna’s Konzerthaus – as one of the best ensembles ever heard. About one of their performances, “The Washington Post” wrote: “the duo’s playing was nothing less than rapturous – profound and unforgettable musicianship of the highest order.”

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Giovanni Paisiello: La Passione di Gesu Cristo (2007)

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Giovanni Paisiello: La Passione di Gesu Cristo (2007)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Giovanni Paisiello: La Passione di Gesù Cristo (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 463 Mb | Total time: 96:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 257-2 | Recorded: 2001

Giovanni Paisiello, whose works Mozart thought enough of to study closely, was mostly forgotten in the nineteenth century, and this Passione de Gesù Cristo remained buried until 1998. This is its second recording; a Polish version on the Arts label, from that year, is also available. The oratorio's text is by the preeminent operatic librettist of the eighteenth century, Pietro Metastasio. One can easily understand why the work has never had a critical mass of general listeners, but for those interested in Mozart's world it's truly fascinating. This passion story features neither Jesus nor Pontius Pilate, nor any of the other usual personages. Instead it takes place after Christ's crucifixion, recounted by St. John, Joseph of Arimatea, and Mary Magdalene (in surely her biggest part until Jesus Christ Superstar came along) to St. Peter, with the accompaniment of a chorus of Christ's other followers; in the second part, all bewail the corruption of Jerusalem and look forward to Christ's resurrection.

Gryphon Trio - Great Piano Trios (2011)

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Gryphon Trio - Great Piano Trios (2011)

Gryphon Trio - Great Piano Trios (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 2.3 Gb | 08:58:58
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta

Canada's foremost piano trio, the Gryphon Trio, has a reputation for offering richly detailed performances and excellent ensemble work. This nine-disc set represents not only much of their best work, but also much of the best of the piano trio repertoire. There are six of Mozart's trios; all of Schubert's and Shostakovich's works in the genre; and highlights of Beethoven's, including the three Op. 1 trios, the Archduke and the Ghost trios, and the Op. 11 trio originally for clarinet, cello, and piano.

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2015/1983) [BDRip]

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Riccardo Muti,  Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2015/1983) [BDRip]

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2015/1983) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 188 min | 10,2 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Riccardo Muti had made a sensational Salzburg début in 1971 and this Così fan tutte was his first Mozart opera at the festival. It was acclaimed by both the general public and international critics, who were virtually unanimous in their praise of the aesthetic quality of the production. Muti was praised for his authoritative approach to Mozart’s music, while the remarkably homogeneous team of international soloists was equally applauded. The singers form an admirably cohesive ensemble and all of them are outstanding Mozart singers. The production became a staple at the Salzburg Festival and hugely popular with audiences. Muti gives both the musicians and the audience time to appreciate Mozart’s music in all its beauty, formal mastery and, above all, in the endless variety of its depiction of human foibles. The Vienna Philharmonic’s playing is well sprung and relaxed, but always imbued with great intensity.

Julian Pregardien, Eric Le Sage & Sandrine Piau - Schumann: Dichterliebe (2019)

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Julian Pregardien, Eric Le Sage & Sandrine Piau - Schumann: Dichterliebe (2019)

Julian Pregardien, Eric Le Sage & Sandrine Piau - Schumann: Dichterliebe (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 223 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 Mb | 01:06:13
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Julian Prégardien decided to record the Dichterliebe cycle after he came across the new Bärenreiter edition; he went on to explore the work in concerts with his constant accompanist, Eric Le Sage, inserting other works by Robert and also by Clara Schumann, whose bicentenary is celebrated in 2019. When Clara played the Dichterliebe in the 1860s, she used to slip extracts from Kreisleriana between the songs. Prégardien asked Eric Le Sage to record the same extracts on a Blüthner piano of 1856, the year of Robert’s death, and also to include Romances composed by both Robert and Clara at a time when their future marriage was still uncertain.

Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie - Leopold Mozart: Missa Solemnis (2019)

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Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie - Leopold Mozart: Missa Solemnis (2019)

Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Alessandro De Marchi, Vendittelli, Rennert, Grahl, Mittelhammer & Das Vokalprojekt - Leopold Mozart: Missa Solemnis (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 264 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:48:18
Classical, Sacred Vocal | Label: Aparté

“Right after God comes my Papa.” These were young Wolfgang’s words of praise for his father Leopold Mozart. 2019 is the anniversary of Leopold that Aparté celebrate with a gorgeous recording of his Missa Solemnis.

Pasi Eerikainen, Emil Holmstrom - Ludwig van Beethoven, Bela Bartok, Magnus Lindberg: Sonatas (2015)

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Pasi Eerikainen, Emil Holmstrom - Ludwig van Beethoven, Bela Bartok, Magnus Lindberg: Sonatas (2015)

Pasi Eerikäinen, Emil Holmström - Beethoven, Lindberg, Bartók: Sonatas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD 379 | Time: 01:07:44

Sonatas includes works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Béla Bartók and Magnus Lindberg performed by pianist Pasi Eerikäinen and violin player Emil Holmström - Beethoven’s titanic Violin Sonata No. 9, Op.47, the Kreutzer Sonata, Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s Violin Sonata No. 2, one of the most compelling creations of the composer’s avant-garde period. Sonatas, a world premiere on this recording, is a relatively early work by the Finnish Magnus Lindberg. In this work, the composer’s influence all hail from traditional musical traditions – German, French and Italian – though instead of fixating on Baroque or Classical styles, Lindberg takes inspiration from notable 20th-century composers. Pasi Eerikäinen plays first violin with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Emil Holmström has a particular interest in the avant garde, be it Ferrucio Busoni, the Second Viennese School or electroacoustic music, which Holmström regularly performs as a member of the defunensemble.

Etienne Cutajar, Carmine Lauri & John Reid - Mdina: Music for Horn (2019)

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Etienne Cutajar, Carmine Lauri & John Reid - Mdina: Music for Horn (2019)

Etienne Cutajar, Carmine Lauri & John Reid - Mdina: Music for Horn (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 221 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:02
Classical | Label: Divine Art

Following the release of his debut album in May 2007 the virtuoso horn player Etienne Cutajar, who took up his first orchestral seat at 18, has seen his career develop with important orchestral appointments in Scotland and elsewhere before returning to his native country to become principal horn of the Malta Philharmonic. He has also appeared as chamber soloist in many prestigious venues. This album is named for the central work, Mdina, by Maltese composer Jesmond Grixti; this is a work for horn solo and accompanied by two more contemporary pieces: Air für Horn by Jörg Widmann and Cynddaredd-Brenddyd by Heinz Holliger.

Francesca Boncompagni, Ensemble Symposium - Boccherini: Stabat Mater, String Quartet Op. 41/1 (2016)

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Francesca Boncompagni, Ensemble Symposium - Boccherini: Stabat Mater, String Quartet Op. 41/1 (2016)

Francesca Boncompagni, Ensemble Symposium - Boccherini: Stabat Mater, String Quartet Op. 41/1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:50 | 302 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: BC 95356

This is a desirable new album on Brilliant Classics of two works showing different sides of the Lucca born composer Luigi Boccherini. The original version of the Stabat mater, G. 532 for soprano and strings and the String Quartet in C minor, G. 214.

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Beethoven: Piano Concertos (2009) [Blu-ray]

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Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Beethoven: Piano Concertos (2009) [Blu-ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Beethoven: Piano Concertos (2009) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 9483 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 198 min | 20,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2046 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 198 min | 11,4 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Medici Arts

A universally admired interpreter of Beethoven's music, Daniel Barenboim is both pianist and conductor in these celebrated performances of the composer's five piano concertos. And it is to the Klavier-Festival Ruhr that Barenboim has entrusted the honour of being allowed to make what is as yet his only video recording of this pianistic cosmos, now available for the first time on Blu-ray Disc. The orchestra is one of the oldest in the world, the venerable Staatskapelle Berlin.

Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius, Emmanuelle de Negri - Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

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Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius, Emmanuelle de Negri - Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (2015) 3 CDs
Franco Fagioli (Orfeo), Malin Hartelius (Euridice), Emmanuelle de Negri (Amor)
Accentus; Insula Orchestra; conducted by Laurence Equilbey

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 723 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Opera | Label: Archiv Produktion (DG) | # 00289 479 5315 9 | Time: 02:31:52

This is a full recording of the original Italian version (the “Vienna version” from 1762) of Gluck’s beloved take on the Orpheus myth, Orfeo et Euridice PLUS extra music written by Gluck for later performances of his opera. It includes virtuoso arias for Fagioli and as such represents a brilliant showcase for him and a collectible item for connoisseurs. This is Franco Fagioli’s first ever recording of a complete opera in which he sings the title role and since, the role has become one of Franco’s calling cards in recent seasons. It is known for its absolutely gorgeous music, including one of opera’s most audience-pleasing tunes, the uber-famous aria “Che farò senza Euridice”. This version of the opera (by far the most popular one) appears for the first time ever on period instruments on DG / Archiv, hence filling a major gap in our catalogue and is a substantial project featuring one of our exciting new signings in one of his finest roles.

Alexei Lubimov - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas: No.14 'Moonlight'; No.21 'Waldstein'; No.17 'The Storm' (2013) [Re-Up]

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Alexei Lubimov - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas: No.14 'Moonlight'; No.21 'Waldstein'; No.17 'The Storm' (2013) [Re-Up]

Alexei Lubimov - Ludwig van Beethoven: Moonlight - Waldstein - Storm (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | # 194 | Time: 01:06:47

There are projects on which the artistic director of a record label straightaway asks himself a few questions. For example, when it comes to recording Beethoven’s three ‘greatest hit’ sonatas, recorded a multitude of times by the leading pianists. However, a forte-pianist of the calibre of Alexei Lubimov already constitutes one good reason to implement the project, as does the choice of the facsimile of an Erard piano (1802, copy made by Christopher Clarke) of which the original was within Beethoven’s reach.

Thalia Ensemble - Antoine Reicha: Wind Quintets (2015)

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Thalia Ensemble - Antoine Reicha: Wind Quintets (2015)

Thalia Ensemble - Antoine Reicha: Wind Quintets (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 471 | Time: 01:07:20

The young Thalia Ensemble erupted into the public spotlight with their being chosen as winners at the prestigious biennial York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. Their debut release spotlights the compositions of Antoine Reicha. Regarded as a pre-eminent composer for winds, Reicha , a flautist had an uncanny gift of melding the various wind instruments into a rich sonic tapestry in his compositions and the Thalia Ensemble’s inspired and dynamic playing proves to be a perfect match with the lively Wind Quintets.