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Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Johann Christian Bach: Salve Regina (2001)

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Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Johann Christian Bach: Salve Regina (2001)

Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Johann Christian Bach: Salve Regina, Laudate pueri Dominum, Si nocte tenebrosa (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 61:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 718-2 | Recorded: 1999

Called 'Salve regina', this revealing new disc takes us back to Christian's early Italian period (1754-62). All three pieces are recorded here for the first time and testify to the composer's pragmatic conversion to the Catholic faith and his ability to transfer the extravagant vocal style of the opera house (where he was principally engaged) to the church. What would his father have said? The vocal duties here are fairly evenly shared between Emma Kirkby, who sings the Salve regina, and tenor Markus Schäfer, who takes the exuberant motet Si nocte tenebrosa; they share the limelight in the almost frivolous setting of Psalm 113, Laudate pueri Dominum. Kirkby is supremely secure in the high-wire acrobatics required in the Salve regina: there's a superbly controlled 11-second messa di voce at the very outset and she manages to make real music out of the outrageous vocal contortions demanded by the aria 'Ad te clamamus'.

Heinz Holliger Edition: Albinoni, Cimarosa, Haydn, Honegger, Hummel, Martin, Martinů, Mozart, Telemann, Vivaldi (2012) (Repost)

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Heinz Holliger Edition: Albinoni, Cimarosa, Haydn, Honegger, Hummel, Martin, Martinů, Mozart, Telemann, Vivaldi (2012) (Repost)

Heinz Holliger Edition: Albinoni, Cimarosa, Haydn, Honegger, Hummel, Martin, Martinů, Mozart, Telemann, Vivaldi (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 09:17:32 | 2.8 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94054

The artistry of Holliger (b1939) prompted Evelyn Rothwell (Lady Barbirolli) to call him 'The Paganini of the oboe' Holliger's mastery of the oboe ranges over a vast expanse of repertoire, from the baroque to contemporary – Bach to Berio and Zelenka to Zimmermann. His style is notable for its flexibility, agility, integrity and ability to communicate convincingly across the wide range of repertoire he performs. Holliger has done much to champion the oboe music of composers such as Zelenka and Krommer, and has also had over 100 works composed for him by composers including Berio, Carter, Henze, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, Penderecki and Stockhausen.

Uri Caine Ensemble - Plays Mozart (2006) (Repost)

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Uri Caine Ensemble - Plays Mozart (2006) (Repost)

Uri Caine Ensemble - Plays Mozart (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 509 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 260 MB | Covers Included | 01:16:15
Genre: Jazz, Classical | Label: Winter & Winter | Catalog: 910 130-2

Few jazz performers have been as successful in applying their improvisational chops to the work of revered classical composers as this Philadelphia born pianist Uri Caine, whose catalog over the years has included homages to everyone from Herbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk to the songs of Tin Pan Alley and more recently, Mahler, Wagner, Bach, Beethoven and Schumann.

Maxim Emelyanychev - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 - Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn (2018)

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Maxim Emelyanychev - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 - Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn (2018)

Maxim Emelyanychev & Nizhny Novgorod Soloists Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 - Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 274 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:25
Classical | Label: Aparté, Little Tribeca

After a first exciting solo disc of Mozart’s Sonatas on the fortepiano, Maxim Emelyanychev now holds the baton in a symphonic program.

Fabrizio Chiovetta - Mozart: Piano Sonatas, KV 310, KV 282, KV 332 (2018)

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Fabrizio Chiovetta - Mozart: Piano Sonatas, KV 310, KV 282, KV 332 (2018)

Fabrizio Chiovetta - Mozart: Piano Sonatas, KV 310, KV 282, KV 332 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:06:21 | 154 Mb
Classical | Label: Aparté

From an immediately touching piece by the young genius to the more profoundly tragic and technically challenging sonatas by the elder composer, pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta constantly nourishes the emotion. A tribute to Mozart's multifaceted art.

Alexander Lonquich - Schubert 1828 (2018)

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Alexander Lonquich - Schubert 1828 (2018)

Alexander Lonquich - Schubert 1828 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 02:34:41 | 356 Mb
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Alexander Lonquich has his own special place in the world of the piano: this German pianist, who made his home in Italy, has enjoyed an untypical career. A disciple of Paul Badura-Skoda, he is highly respected by many conductors and instrumental artists, such as Philippe Herreweghe, Nicolas Altstaedt and Christian Tetzlaff, with all of who he collaborates on a regular basis. Navigating his way between the modern and the early piano, he takes the time needed to allow programmes to properly mature, working on them and thinking them over for several years. Such was also the case for this recording, carefully made on a modern Steinway piano, and we have genuinely fallen in love with it. As Alexander Lonquich’s accompanying notes to the CD testify, the artist has intensively reflected on and lived with the music of Schubert before recording it.

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2018)

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Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2018)

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:01:37 | 143 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical

Within days of the first performance, Beethoven’s favourite pupil, Carl Czerny, had written that “on its own, the idea of introducing the chorus with Schiller’s Song of Joy was very finely conceived and equally finely executed (albeit at undue length), but it would be far better suited to a fantasy. As an instrumental composer Beethoven is such a great and unique figure that human voices fetter him more than they exalt him.” Also present at the concert, which featured not only the Ninth Symphony but also sections of the Missa solemnis, was Joseph Carl Rosenbaum, an official in the Esterházy household. His impression of the occasion was rather more succinct: “Overture and three Hymns with Kyrie and Ode to Joy; lovely, but tedious.” Altogether annihilating was the verdict of the composer, conductor and violin virtuoso Louis Spohr: the symphony was “monstrous and tasteless”, while Beethoven’s grasp of Schiller’s Ode was “so trivial that I cannot even now understand how a genius like Beethoven’s could have written it. I find in it another proof of what I had already remarked in Vienna, that Beethoven was wanting in aesthetical feeling and in a sense of the beautiful”. Even Wagner was ambivalent: in his Artwork of the Future, he extolled the Ninth as marking “the redemption of Music from out her own peculiar element into the realm of universal Art”, but in a letter to Liszt he described the final movement as “the weakest part” ofthe symphony.

Alessandro Carbonare - Mozart, Brahms: Quintettes (1999)

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Alessandro Carbonare - Mozart, Brahms: Quintettes (1999)

Alessandro Carbonare - Mozart, Brahms: Quintettes (1999)
EAC | FLAC (tracks +.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:10 | 314 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMN 911691

The coupling of these two supreme masterpieces among clarinet quintets is surprisingly rare, coming as a rule in repackages of vintage recordings. Here, by contrast, we have a completely new recording of talented young performers in Harmonia Mundi’s equivalent to EMI’s Debut series, the budget-price Les Nouveaux Interpretes. The Italian, Alessandro Carbonare, is currently the principal clarinet of the Orchestre Nationale de France, but has been appearing in concertos in various European countries.

Trio Con Brio Copenhagen - Beethoven Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (2018)

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Trio Con Brio Copenhagen - Beethoven Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (2018)

Trio Con Brio Copenhagen - Beethoven Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:03:59 | 147 Mb
Classical | Label: Orchid Classics

Following a highly praised first installment, Trio con Brio Copenhagen continue their journey through the piano trios of Beethoven with Volume II of their twentieth anniversary cycle. On this recording the youthful Op.1 No.2 is coupled with the trio in E flat major, Op.70 No.2, an altogether more intimate work and one full of the composer’s natural warmth.

Filippo Mineccia - The Jommelli Album (2016)

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Filippo Mineccia - The Jommelli Album (2016)

Filippo Mineccia - The Jommelli Album (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:53 | 322 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Pan Classics | Catalog: PC 10352

The innovations of Niccolò Jommelli (1714 74) transformed mid-18th-century Italian opera just as much as Gluck’s slightly later so-called reforms, but his tercentenary passed by largely uncelebrated; this recital album was recorded in 2014 after a concert tour around Spain and presents a cross-section of arias from seven different cantatas, oratorios and operas written between 1749 and 1768.

Jean-Claude Malgoire, Le Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Choeur de Chambre de Namur - Handel: Messiah arr. Mozart (2003)

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Jean-Claude Malgoire, Le Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Choeur de Chambre de Namur - Handel: Messiah arr. Mozart (2003)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, Le Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Choeur de Chambre de Namur - Handel: Messiah arr. Mozart (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 529 Mb | Total time: 64:58+61:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naive | # V 5321 | Recorded: 1993

In 1789, a performance of "Messiah" that was to have a radical effect on the course of the oratorio's performance history was given in Vienna. Baron Gottfried Van Swieten, who later translated and edited the text for Haydn's "Creation", had, as a diplomat in London during the late 1760s, become an ardent Handelian. Among other Handel scores, he took back to Austria a copy of the first edition of the full score of "Messiah", published by Randall and Abell in 1767. Beginning with "Judas Maccabaeus" in 1779, he introduced works by Handel into the annual oratorio series given for the benefit of the Tonkunstler Society, a Viennese musical charity. In 1789, he presented "Messiah" and, for this Viennese premiere, commissioned Mozart to fill out the accompaniments, largely dispensing with keyboard continuo and replacing the tromba parts practically unplayable for late 18th century trumpeters.

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake - The Ballad Singer (2011)

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Gerald Finley, Julius Drake - The Ballad Singer (2011)

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake - The Ballad Singer (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:28 | 224 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67830

This latest release from the multi-award-winning partnership of Gerald Finley and Julius Drake features a literary and musical form which inspired the greatest voices of German Romanticism. The foremost poets and composers of the age saw the ballad as a direct link to the folk-minstrels of the past. Frequently ghoulish and sensational in character, ballads satisfied the popular taste for the Gothic.

Eric Grossman & Susan Kagan - Ries: Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol. 3 (2018)

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Eric Grossman & Susan Kagan - Ries: Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol. 3 (2018)

Eric Grossman & Susan Kagan - Ries: Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol. 3 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 290 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:07:44
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Ferdinand Ries grew up in the same musical environment that nurtured Beethoven, both counting Ferdinand’s father Franz as one of their teachers and the two of them becoming the closest of friends. Ries was a gifted and prolific composer in every instrumental genre. His Violin Sonatas are based on the Viennese Classical style established by Mozart but with a freshness and originality that includes movements such as the Adagio of the Sonata, Op. 38, No. 3, one of Ries’s loveliest creations. The Sonatas Op. 38, Nos. 1 & 2 can be heard on the 2nd volume of this edition, which was “unreservedly recommended” by Fanfare magazine. Violinist Eric Grossman is a versatile performer hailed for his flawless technique, superb musicianship, and commitment to a wide range of repertoire. Grossman has performed across the US, Europe, Korea, Japan, and Cuba in recital and as soloist under such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and Michael Gielen.

Vienna Reed Quintet - 4 Woods + 1 Sax Play Rameau, Mozart & Ravel (2018)

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Vienna Reed Quintet - 4 Woods + 1 Sax Play Rameau, Mozart & Ravel (2018)

Vienna Reed Quintet - 4 Woods + 1 Sax Play Rameau, Mozart & Ravel (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:43
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

With its unique combination of instruments, the Vienna Reed Quintet creates a new and refreshing sound that differs significantly from that of the conventional wind quintet. This programme opens up three very special keyboard works to these exhilarating sonorities, starting with the virtuoso dances of Rameau’s descriptively titled suite La Triomphante. Mozart’s Fantasia has all the stately grandeur of a Bach fantasia, while Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin is a tribute both to his great musical ancestor and to friends who fell during the First World War.

Zes Vrouwelijke Componisten - Six Women Composers from the Netherlands (1991) {NM Classics 92018}

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Zes Vrouwelijke Componisten - Six Women Composers from the Netherlands (1991) {NM Classics 92018}

Zes Vrouwelijke Componisten - Six Women Composers from the Netherlands (1991) {NM Classics 92018}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 126 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 NM Classics | 92018
Classical / Viennese School / Romantic / Early 20th Century / Contemporary Classical

This album collects instrumental, vocal, and chamber music by "six women composers from The Netherlands", to quote its subtitle directly. These works cover a span of about 160 years, and are presented in the chronological order of the composers' birth years. This CD is yet another example of how the now-sadly-defunct NM Classics label served the music of its country so well. This album comes recommended to those interested in Dutch music, and music by female composers.