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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005/2000)

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005/2000)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005/2000)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.90 Gb + 5.31 Gb (2xDVD9) | 180 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Mozart’s darkest operatic masterpiece with a superb cast featuring Renée Fleming and Bryn Terfel, masterfully conducted by James Levine with Franco Zeffirelli’s beautiful staging.
Bryn Terfel, giving his first Don Giovanni at the MET, received rave reviews for both his singing and his dramatic performance – as the Los Angeles Times puts it: “Terfel is exquisite as the Don, raping and pillaging his way through Europe: His voice, diction and acting are perhaps the best in the role since Cesare Siepi.”

Francesca Dego, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni - Paganini, Wolf-Ferrari: Violin Concertos (2017)

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Francesca Dego, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni - Paganini, Wolf-Ferrari: Violin Concertos (2017)

Francesca Dego, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni - Paganini, Wolf-Ferrari: Violin Concertos (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:09 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4816381

The young violinist Francesca Dego, of Italian and American background, has made a splash in the mid-2010s not only with virtuoso repertory but with Beethoven's violin sonatas. This recording, her fourth for Deutsche Grammophon, marks her concerto debut. The Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6, is marked by seemingly unthinkable chains of double-stopped thirds for the soloist in the outer movements.

Salvatore Accardo - The Best of Violin (2010)

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Salvatore Accardo - The Best of Violin (2010)

Salvatore Accardo - The Best of Violin (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 337 MB | 01:15:50
Genre: Classical | Label: Fonè Records

Salvatore Accardo; born September 26, 1941 in Turin, northern Italy) is an Italian violin virtuoso and conductor. Accardo studied violin in the southern Italian city of Naples in the 1950s. He gave his first professional recital at the age of 13 performing Paganini's Capricci. In 1956 Accardo won the Geneva Competition and in 1958 became the first prize winner of the Paganini Competition in Genoa.

Sarah Chang - Debut (1992)

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Sarah Chang - Debut (1992)

Sarah Chang - Debut (1992)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 246 MB | 50:01
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

This miraculous recital was Chang's debut recording, made when she was nine years old. In Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy you can hear some very minor flaws in the technique, which were gone when I heard her play it two years later. There's nothing else to indicate that this is a young violinist, not even the tone Chang draws from a quarter-size violin.

Janine Jansen - Beethoven & Britten: Violin Concertos (2009)

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Janine Jansen - Beethoven & Britten: Violin Concertos (2009)

Janine Jansen - Beethoven & Britten: Violin Concertos (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:20 | 391 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 478 1530

This unusual coupling works surprisingly well, God only knows why. Perhaps the Britten’s neo-classical (or Baroque) leanings and formal freedom sit well next to Beethoven’s echt-Classical language, but whatever the reason the performances of both works are extremely fine. Paavo Järvi’s expertise in Beethoven with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is by now well-known, and in Janine Jansen he has a soloist who matches him for vibrancy and freshness.

The Art of Cecilia Bartoli (2002)

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The Art of Cecilia Bartoli (2002)

The Art of Cecilia Bartoli (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 353 Mb | Total time: 73:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 473 380-2 | Recorded: 1992-2002

Ein Rückblick auf zehn Jahre Cecilia Bartoli: Die Arie "Non piú mesto" aus der 1992 entstandenen Gesamtaufnahme von Rossinis La Cenerentola ist das älteste Tondokument dieser Anthologie, und mancher, der wie der Rezensent diese Cenerentola damals erworben hat, wird sich gut erinnern an die unbeschreiblich elektrisierende Wirkung, die die junge Italienerin mit ihrem vollblütigen Stimmmaterial, ihrem Temperament und ihrer faszinierenden Virtuosität auf ihn ausübte. Das Besondere: Die Geschwindigkeit der rasend schnellen Koloraturen geht niemals zu Lasten des Ausdrucks oder der Intensität.

Cecilia Bartoli, Adam Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - The Salieri Album (2003)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Adam Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - The Salieri Album (2003)

Cecilia Bartoli, Adam Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - The Salieri Album (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 68:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 470 631-2 | Recorded: 2003

Antonio Salieri is, unfortunately, best known as Mozart's great Viennese rival. Some of his work has appeared on recordings, and he was clearly an interesting composer of well-crafted, entertaining music. But now that a singer with the stature and prodigious gifts of Cecilia Bartoli has undertaken an entire CD of his opera arias, he may just become a quasi-household name. Here he proves himself a composer who wrote for virtuosos; Bartoli is nothing if not a vituoso. And, indeed, this CD opens with an impressive bang: An aria from La secchia rapita features a wild vocal line complete with wild coloratura, huge leaps, a range from low G to high D flat (Bartoli flirts more and more with the soprano range while using her chest register even more forcefully!), and vast dynamic changes accompanied by a full orchestra augmented with grand, martial trumpets. Other arias–one from Palmira, Regina di Persia, for example–are more introspective and are spun out with a graceful, seamless legato and seemingly endless pianissimo.

Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia - Cecilia & Bryn: Duets (1999)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia - Cecilia & Bryn: Duets (1999)

Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Cecilia & Bryn: Duets (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 233 Mb | Total time: 54:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 458 928-2 | Recorded: 1998

Superlatives don't do justice to this priceless and incomparable collection of duets by opera's two most charismatic singers, whose interpretations are brimming with nuance only the truly gifted could capture. However pleasing Cecilia Bartoli's renditions of Cherubino and others in Mozart Arias, the depth of Susanna's emotional life that Bartoli conveys has yet to be even imagined by other sopranos, as she rips through opera's boundaries, creating her very own Fach and threatening the jobs of soubrettes the world over. Once she and Bryn Terfel draw you into their world of stellar, multidimensional creations, there's no escape from pleasure; in their talented hands, recitative becomes as interesting as any aria. The duo's inherent charm overcomes Bartoli's difficulties with German and the dramatic Terfel's with coloratura; however, their sincere attempts to meet these challenges are most endearing.
- Barbara Eisner Bayer

Cecilia Bartoli, Bernhard Forck, Akademie fur Alte Musik - Gluck: Italian Arias (2001)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Bernhard Forck, Akademie fur Alte Musik - Gluck: Italian Arias (2001)

Cecilia Bartoli, Bernhard Forck, Akademie für Alte Musik - Gluck: Italian Arias (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 67:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 467 248-2 | Recorded: 2001

After the pan-global success of her disc of Vivaldi arias, mezzo Cecilia Bartoli is clearly a woman on a mission to rescue the neglected operatic output of otherwise well-known composers. Of the eight arias by Gluck on this disc, six have never been recorded before–and it's likely that the operas they have been taken from will be unknown to all but the most obsessive buffs. Unfortunately, even Bartoli can't quite make a case for all the material here: it sometimes lapses into the excessive passage-work and routine arpeggios which are especially obvious in the first track. But there's also plenty of Gluck at his most inspired, writing with acute sympathy for a woman going mad at the thought of her lover's impending execution (track 3) and screwing dramatic tension to almost Verdian levels with the words "estremi sospiri" (final breaths) in an aria from La clemenza di Tito (track 7). Bartoli is as amazing as ever, blending her trademark intensity and almost unbearably gorgeous lyricism into an explosive mix of vocal fabulousness. She is accompanied with period vigour by the Akademie für Alte Musik.
–Warwick Thompson

Cecilia Bartoli, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Live in Italy (1998)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Live in Italy (1998)

Cecilia Bartoli, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Live in Italy (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 76:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 455 981-2 | Recorded: 1998

The gleaming smile in the cover shot belongs to a young mezzo-soprano coasting at the top of her game, thrilled at the chance to show off in the 400-year-old Teatro Olimpico in Vicenze. The cheers interspersed throughout this June 1998 concert are her adoring fellow Italians. Count yourself lucky to be able to join them and Cecilia Bartoli with a recording that faithfully reflects the scrumptious range of both her voice and emotional dynamics.
Within the first three selections by Caccini, Bartoli displays crystal-clear diction, from a warm mezzo lower range all the way up to the gentle, airy tones at the top of her soprano. She unleashes a potent battery of coloratura techniques in the Vivaldi aria. The role of accompaniment passes from the lively Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca to tasteful pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, as Bartoli proceeds to feature impressive, if unseen, characterizations: the folksiness of the Viardot, the low darkness of Rossini's Zelmira. A similar spirit pervades the encores as well, with the androgynous ardor of Mozart's Cherubino and the almost Carmen Mirandaesque zest of the contemporary piece by Montsalvatge. This is a bounty of Bartoli.

Antoinette Lohmann & Furor Musicus - Pieter Hellendaal: Violin Sonatas (2018)

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Antoinette Lohmann & Furor Musicus - Pieter Hellendaal: Violin Sonatas (2018)

Antoinette Lohmann & Furor Musicus - Pieter Hellendaal: Violin Sonatas (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 373 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | 01:12:21
Classical | Label: Globe Records

The work of the Rotterdam-born Pieter Hellendaal (1721-1799) has so far not been widely played or recorded. Antoinette Lohmann and Furor Musicus, always on the lookout for rare (but first rate!) repertoire, have now recorded a complete album of violin sonatas by Hellendaal, boasting as many as seven world premiere recordings, including a rousing hornpipe!

Lowell Greer, Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)

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Lowell Greer, Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)
Lowell Greer, horn; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907012 | Time: 01:02:13

"Greer is a highly accomplished player of the natural horn… I find Greer's playing very musicianly: unusually graceful in the phrasing of the quick movements, with gentle, thoughtful playing in K417 and some lovely smooth and clear lines in K495, while the slow movements are all beautifully done—the Romance of K447 refined and graceful, that of K495 often truly poetic with happy details of timing. And there is no shortage of wit in the finales, or of high spirits. Greer improvises his cadenzas: in the first movement of K495 he does, rightly I think, simply a longish flourish, with no reference to the themes of the movement." (Stanley Sadie, Gramophone Magazine)

Kiri Te Kanawa - The Ultimate Collection (2013)

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Kiri Te Kanawa - The Ultimate Collection (2013)

Kiri Te Kanawa - The Ultimate Collection (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 361 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 218 MB | 01:24:00
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

This ultimate collection showcases an artist with such diversity and a voice like no other. As she approaches her 70th Birthday, she clearly shows no signs of slowing down. Indeed, she will be appearing on the 3rd Series of TV series Downton Abbey, starring as Dame Nellie Melba.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mitsuko Uchida - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1–5 (2018) [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mitsuko Uchida - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1–5 (2018) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mitsuko Uchida - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1–5 (2018) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 205 min | 38,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 205 min | 11,1 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker

There is hardly a better way to approach Ludwig van Beethoven than through his piano concertos. Beethoven’s own instrument was the piano, and in his improvisations – which made him the darling of the Viennese salons – he merged virtuosity and unbridled expression. The piano concertos give a clear idea of these performances. At the same time, they are prime examples of Beethoven’s ability to create large orchestral works with seemingly endless arcs of tension.

Borodin Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol.3 (2004)

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Borodin Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol.3 (2004)

Borodin Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol.3 (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 414 MB | 01:17:09
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records

The third volume of the Borodin Quartet's long-awaited digital set of Beethoven's cycle presents one bold work from the end of the middle period, the String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95; the deeply moving late masterpiece, the String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131; and the sui generis Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133, which is treated here as a quartet in its own right.