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Richard Strauss - Strauss conducts Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven (2014) (Repost)

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Richard Strauss - Strauss conducts Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven (2014) (Repost)

Richard Strauss - Strauss conducts Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:12:28 | 1,75 gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 479 2703 |G|B7|

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss' birth, DG gives us this collection featuring the composer as conductor. While on the surface this would seem a wonderful opportunity to hear his music as Strauss intended it, this set winds up being something else: an examination of what happened when 19th century conducting styles met 20th century technology. For while Strauss is regularly feted as being one of the great conductors of his era, those who know also emphasize the fact that he didn't like recording all that much. Thus, this Strauss set is fascinating evidence of how recording technology can alter our perceptions of music.

Riccardo Muti, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)

Riccardo Muti, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 173 min | 7,55 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1999

For his production of “ Don Giovanni“ at the Vienna International Festival (Wiener Festwochen), Roberto de Simone does not want to follow in the footsteps of other directors who modernise the design and add something that did not exist in Mozart’s original. He sends Don Giovanni on a journey through time to revisit the centuries that the character lived through starting with the original costume of the 16th century and ending in the 19th century. Don Giovanni changes garments but is still the same legend and archetype. Something similar can be said for his accompanying antagonist, Donna Elvira. De Simone succeeds in sticking to the flow of the plot and to the music, in which the soloists and Riccardo Muti’s state opera orchestra have a crucial part. Muti spiritedly conducts with a sense for style and gives the singers room to shine. In the baroque ambiance of the theatre on the river Wien, we experience a “Don Giovanni“ in a unique unity of theatrical pretence and top-rate musical performance.

Thomas Beecham, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Grétry: Zémire et Azor (2011)

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Thomas Beecham, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Grétry: Zémire et Azor (2011)

Thomas Beecham, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Grétry: Zémire et Azor (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:54:01 | 464 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Somm Recordings | Catalog: 030-2

The operas of Grétry are seldom recorded, and even less often performed, today. The composer was for a time the personal director of music to Marie-Antoinette and there is a strong vein of pretty artificiality which can seem at best trivial in unsympathetic hands. The present recording is certainly not in such hands as Beecham had a particular liking for the music of Grétry and his contemporaries.

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.2

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V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.2

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.2
EAC Rip | APE (*image+.cue+.log) | Run Time: 16:02:55 | 3,83 Gb | Scans 13,39 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec

The ultimate collection of the complete music of J.S. Bach. Having all of Bach's music at my fingertips is a dream come true. This astonishing collection of music is a historic event. Teldec has compiled an excellent collection of all the works of J.S. Bach, from well-known to the obscure, performed by a wide variety of highly respected musicians. There are many, many treasures included in this collection, for example: the cello suites performed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt now on cd for the first time. And the 4-cd set of chorales is stunning. Teldec's mammoth Bach 2000 box set represents a kind of culmination of that original attempt to come to terms with Johann Sebastian Bach's unparalleled legacy.

Simon Rattle - Joseph Haydn: The Creation (1991) (Repost)

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Simon Rattle - Joseph Haydn: The Creation (1991) (Repost)

Simon Rattle - Joseph Haydn: The Creation (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:39:31 | 400 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: CDS 7 54159 2

This classic performance of Haydn's greatest choral masterpiece was beloved tenor Fritz Wunderlich's last recording. He sings all of the arias, but he died before finishing the recitatives, which are here taken by Werner Krenn. The recording is, in addition, one of Herbert Von Karajan's finest, vastly better than his later digital remake. His interpretation is straightforward and impressively large in scale, but never pompous or sanctimonious (which was Karajan's big problem in music of a religious character).

Marco Ruggeri - Giovanni Battista Serini di Cremona: Sonate per il Cembalo Solo (2002)

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Marco Ruggeri - Giovanni Battista Serini di Cremona: Sonate per il Cembalo Solo (2002)

Marco Ruggeri - Giovanni Battista Serini di Cremona: Sonate per il Cembalo Solo (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 46:25 | 371 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Marcello Villa | Catalog: MVC/001-010

Giovanni Battista Serini is a composer all but forgotten today, known exclusively by harpsichordists and pianists thanks only to the three sonatas presented in this recording. In actuality, these works already enjoyed considerable renown at the time of their first publication and were then revised and adapted for the piano and, successively, various new modern editions.

Menahem Pressler, Paavo Jarvi, Orchestre de Paris - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 27, Rondo K.511 (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Menahem Pressler, Paavo Jarvi, Orchestre de Paris - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 27, Rondo K.511 (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Menahem Pressler, Paavo Järvi, Orchestre de Paris - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 27, Rondo K.511; Debussy: Clair de lune (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21966 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 82 min | 20,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3636 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,97 fps | 82 min | 6,20 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

There have been quite a few child prodigies in the history of music. Yet, an equally exceptional phenomenon is that of a musician who has devoted over eighty years of his life to music and finds himself in a mental and physical state which still allows him to keep performing in front of a vast audience. For these chosen artists, one could forge a new concept, that of the “venerable prodigy”, a category to which Menahem Pressler belongs without any doubts. After 53 years as the legendary pianist of the Beaux-Arts trio (from 1955 to 2008), Menahem Pressler is now enjoying an incredible Indian summer which is bringing him back to the solo career he enjoyed for a decade, after he won the Debussy competition. On the occasion of his 90th Birthday he celebrates with Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris at Salle Pleyel in Paris performing Mozart piano concerts no 23 and 27 as well as Debussy: Clair de lune.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 607 Mb | Total time: 65:13+69:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 470 293-2 | Recorded: 1999

Gardiner illuminates Alceste's subtle colors and inflections, assisted by von Otter, whose perceptive performance as Alceste is one of emotional sincerity and spot-on vocal accuracy.
Despite being a watershed between baroque and classical opera - and a major influence on Mozart, Berlioz and even Wagner -Gluck (1714-87) is still best known today for one opera. Orfeo ed Euridice might be a masterpiece but it's one that has tended to overshadow his other fine achievements.

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.1

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V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.1

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.1
EAC Rip | APE (*image+.cue+.log) | Run Time: 16:39:22 | 3,98 Gb | Scans 15,30 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec

The ultimate collection of the complete music of J.S. Bach. Having all of Bach's music at my fingertips is a dream come true. This astonishing collection of music is a historic event. Teldec has compiled an excellent collection of all the works of J.S. Bach, from well-known to the obscure, performed by a wide variety of highly respected musicians. There are many, many treasures included in this collection, for example: the cello suites performed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt now on cd for the first time. And the 4-cd set of chorales is stunning.

Lisa Milne, Bernarda Fink, John Mark Ainsley, Roger Vignoles - Joseph Haydn: Songs (2011)

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Lisa Milne, Bernarda Fink, John Mark Ainsley, Roger Vignoles - Joseph Haydn: Songs (2011)

Lisa Milne, Bernarda Fink, John Mark Ainsley, Roger Vignoles - Joseph Haydn: Songs (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:00 | 251 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDH55355

Haydn’s songs, German and English, have never quite had the standing they deserve: two of the English canzonettas and one of the German songs here are not even in the current catalogue. Most often they are sung by sopranos, but there is no reason why a tenor shouldn’t be used; Haydn, a tenor, is known to have sung them himself. The performances here, by all three singers and Roger Vignoles’ alert and thoughtful accompanying perhaps plays a key role take them seriously and show them as the substantial music they are.

Sylvain Cambreling, Orchestra of the Opera national de Paris - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2010/2005) [Blu-Ray]

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Sylvain Cambreling, Orchestra of the Opera national de Paris - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2010/2005) [Blu-Ray]

Sylvain Cambreling, Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2010/2005) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 42,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3639 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 147 min | 8,00 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Commissioned for the coronation of Leopold II in Prague, Mozart’s last opera is a deep, humane reflection on relationships, power and forgiveness. With the composition of some of the most beautiful passages in his oeuvre, Mozart has succeeded in giving this opera seria both a noble sobriety and transparent instrumentation, to which this commanding production by the Herrmann partnership does full justice on all levels. Susan Graham’s most extraordinary Sesto and Christoph Prégardien’s superb Tito set the standard for this riveting Opéra national de Paris performance, conducted by the outstanding Sylvain Cambreling.

James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2005)

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James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2005)

James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 189 min | 4,24+7,00 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1982

This production of Mozart’s Zauberflöte received enormous and unanimous approval, when it was premiered in Salzburg. The Theatre wizard Jean-Pierre Ponnellecreated a staging which became part and parcel of the festival programme for over nine years and soon acquired the status of a legend. Of course, none of that would have had the same appeal if it had not been in accord with Mozart’s music, performed with perfect blend of lightness and pathos, humour and profundity, by James Levine and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; nor would it all have worked without a truly Festival-worthy cast of singers: the Finnish bass Martti Talvela, who departed way too soon in 1989, in his famous role as Sarastro, the incomparable Edita Gruberová as “the best-ever Queen of the Night” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), the legendary Tamino Peter Schreier as well as the petite, lyrical soprano Ileana Cotrubas˛ as Pamina. Further, Christian Boesch, who sang the role of his life with Papageno, was credited most for his performance in this legendary Zauberflöte.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell - Franz Schubert: The Piano Trios (1997)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell - Franz Schubert: The Piano Trios (1997)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell - Franz Schubert: The Piano Trios (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 91:18 | 437 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 455685

These are bold, incisive readings full of youthful ardor. No wilting-violet Schubert here. Ashkenazy, Zukerman and Harrell play with imagination and commitment in both works; there is never a hint of routine, of three virtuosi just going through the motions for the sake of producing a star-studded recording. This has lately become my favored recording of these impoderably and inexhaustibly beautiful trios.

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)

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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 188 min | 5,89+6,55 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1983

Così fan tutte is the third most-frequently performed work at the festival after Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte. This DVD provides a closer look at a classical staging from the Salzburg Festival in the series of important opera productions seen at the festival in the last decades. 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.

Seiji Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, Choral Fantasy (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Seiji Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, Choral Fantasy (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Seiji Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, Choral Fantasy (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21957 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 83 min + 24 min (bonus) | 20,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3664 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,97 fps | 83 min + 24 min (bonus) | 8,27 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

Seiji Ozawa is not only a world-famous Japanese conductor, but also a founder and director of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, home of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which in 2015 was renamed the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF). In this all-Beethoven program, Ozawa conducts the popular Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, performed with his fellow colleagues of the Saito Kinen Orchestra.