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Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players - Hummel: Piano Concerto No. 4 & Concerto for Piano & Violin (1998)

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Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players - Hummel: Piano Concerto No. 4 & Concerto for Piano & Violin (1998)

Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players - Hummel: Piano Concerto No. 4 & Concerto for Piano & Violin (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 258 Mb | Total time: 62:45 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN9687 | Recorded: 1998

Shelley is outstanding in this music, blending classical and Romantic elements perfectly.
These two concertos are wonderfully infectious. The E major occupies a kind of bridge between Mozart and Chopin, although Mozart's depth and subtlety are in a different vein. Hummel is more of a show-off, and his music almost smiles at you, its charm and sparkle eschewing any pretentiousness. Throughout, Shelley conveys the music's joie de vivre, revelling in the figurative passagework. The Double Concerto may have been inspired by Mozart's Sinfonia concertante, K365; it doesn't have the same harmonic or lyrical variety as the E-major Concerto, but it's a charming work, especially when so persuasively played. Shelley's well-proportioned piano part is perfectly complemented by Hagai Shaham's sweet-toned violin. Shelley fulfils his dual role admirably, and the London Mozart Players respond well to his playing and conducting. The recorded sound is first-rate.
— Gramophone Classical Music Guide

Makoto Ueno, Kazunori Seo - Carl Czerny: Music for Flute and Piano (2015)

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Makoto Ueno, Kazunori Seo - Carl Czerny: Music for Flute and Piano (2015)

Carl Czerny - Music for Flute and Piano (2015)
Makoto Ueno (Piano), Kazunori Seo (Flute)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573335 | Time: 01:18:18

Virtuoso pianist Carl Czerny was a pupil and friend of Beethoven in Vienna. His prodigious output as a composer included numerous sets of variations on operatic themes, both with orchestra [Naxos 8.573254] and, as with the Trois Rondeaux, Op. 347 on themes by Rossini and Bellini, in the form of entertaining chamber music. With its cadenza and technical flourishes the Introduction, Variations and Finale, Op. 80 is composed in true concerto style, while the elegance and refined artistry of the Rondoletto and Duo concertant are both characteristic of a Classical master whose works have only recently started to gain wider recognition.

Horst Stein, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2008)

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Horst Stein, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2008)

Horst Stein, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 156 min | 7,52 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1971

This 1971 film version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Magic Flute is based on a production at Hamburg State Opera staged by the multi-talented stage, television and film author, director and actor Sir Peter Ustinov, with decor and costumes by Jens-Denis Malclès. The cast brought together by Rolf Liebermann for this film version of the Magic Flute consists of stars with established international careers but also of singers who were just on the point of breaking through to international fame at the time.

Roderich Kreile, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Dresdner Barockorchester - Homilius: Musik an der Dresdner Frauenkirche (2005)

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Roderich Kreile, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Dresdner Barockorchester - Homilius: Musik an der Dresdner Frauenkirche (2005)

Roderich Kreile, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Dresdner Barockorchester - Homilius: Musik an der Dresdner Frauenkirche. Kantaten I (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 338 Mb | Total time: 73:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.183 | Recorded: 2004

The rebuilding of the Dresden Frauenkirche has gained widespread public attention throughout Europe and in the USA. Recently the bells were dedicated in a formal ceremony and the church was crowned with its ornamental tower. The present CD is dedicated to discovering the “traces of sound” through the music which was composed for this church. When the Kreuzkirche, the main church of the city, was destroyed in July 1760, the Frauenkirche moved into the forefront as the first parish church in the old town of Dresden. Gottfried August Homilius is considered the most significant and compositionally productive Kreuzkantor. His work also found a widespread acceptance outside the capital of Saxony. Although he was music director of the Kreuzkirche, due to its destruction he spent three quarters of his tenure working in the Frauenkirche, where previously he had been the organist for 13 years. Most of his works were written directly for this church. The present CD features four festive cantatas for the feast of Whitsun in interpretations by the internationally renowned Dresdner Kreuzchor under their conductor, Roderich Kreile. The Kreuzchor is accompanied by the Dresdner Barockorchester.

Jan Vogler - Concerti Brillanti (2007)

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Jan Vogler - Concerti Brillanti (2007)

Jan Vogler - Concerti Brillanti (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 409 MB | 01:17:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

The giant Sony Classical label was an odd home for this 2007 recording of cello concertos of the 18th century, but that in no way diminishes its quality. Cellist Jan Vogler plays four concertos that span the second half of the century, and three of them are world premieres; even the sole item existing on recordings, the Cello Concerto in A major, Wq 172, of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, is by no means a common item.

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.4 Gb | Scans ~ 17 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875026172 | Time: 10:30:14

Eugene Istomin (1925–2003), one of America’s most respected pianists, was highly esteemed by audiences and colleagues alike for his mindful virtuosity and unusually wide-ranging repertoire. 2015 marks Istomin’s 90th birthday year, a milestone that Sony Classical celebrates with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks concerto and solo recordings in a limited original-jacket collection including 10 previously unreleased studio recordings. Many of these performances appear in their first authorized CD editions, including the 19-year-old pianist’s recorded debut in Bach’s D minor Concerto led by Adolf Busch; his youthful concerto collaborations with Pablo Casals; Chopin’s complete Nocturnes; Brahms’s Handel Variations; Schubert’s D major D 850 Sonata, plus the long-out-of-print Rachmaninoff 2nd, Tchaikovsky 1st, Brahms 2nd, and Beethoven 4th and 5th (“Emperor”) Concertos with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Newly remastered from the original analogue tapes, the discs are presented in facsimile sleeves and labels corresponding to the original LP releases. An enclosed booklet offers full discographical information, an essay by Jed Distler, and a photographic retrospective.

Aleksandra Kurzak - Gioia! (2011)

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Aleksandra Kurzak - Gioia! (2011)

Aleksandra Kurzak - Gioia! (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 320 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 159 MB | 01:00:49
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca

Rising star Aleksandra Kurzak is a Polish coloratura soprano who tackles a diverse repertoire of arias on her 2011 Decca debut. Beginning with Rossini, Kurzak's "Una voce poco fa" demonstrates her power, solid technique, and unique dark vocal color. Her sound is clean, and she is clearly a wonderful musician, as she gives careful attention to each phrase and score marking: she is not simply a singer with a good, big sound.

Gerhard Jenemann, Concerto Koln, Suddeutscher Kammerchor - Johann Christian Bach: Mailander Vesperpsalmen (2010)

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Gerhard Jenemann, Concerto Koln, Suddeutscher Kammerchor - Johann Christian Bach: Mailander Vesperpsalmen (2010)

Gerhard Jenemann, Concerto Köln, Süddeutscher Kammerchor - Johann Christian Bach: Mailänder Vesperpsalmen (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 394 Mb | Total time: 60:01+32:25 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.347 | Recorded: 2009

For the arch-Protestant Bach Family – as for German musicology in the 19th and early 20th centuries – through his conversion to Catholicism and his turning to Italian opera Johann Christian Bach was considerd the “black sheep” of the family. Prior to his brilliant career as an opera composer and impresario in London, from 1757 to 1760 he held the position of organist at the Milan Cathedral. During this period he composed numerous sacred works which are least well-known among the works of the youngest Bach son. Under the direction of Gerhard Jenemann, the renowned solo quartet centered around Joanne Lunn and Thomas E. Bauer, the Süddeutsche Kammerchor and Concerto Köln bring to light a completely unknown Johann Christian Bach and they make clear why the “London Bach” was also called the “Milan Bach.”

Cecilia Bartoli - Maria (2007)

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Cecilia Bartoli - Maria (2007)

Cecilia Bartoli - Maria (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 398 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 241 MB | 01:19:39
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca

In this tribute to the great nineteenth century mezzo-soprano, Maria Malibran, Cecilia Bartoli sings selections from the repertoire for which Malibran was known. Malibran also ventured into soprano roles, and Bartoli bravely and entirely successfully follows her into that territory. In fact, the primary impression the CD creates is astonishment and awe at the extraordinary range of these selections, and Bartoli's ease, absolute security, and seamless delivery, from above the treble staff to the middle of the bass staff.

Schumann Quartett - Landscapes: Haydn, Takemitsu, Bartok, Pärt (2017)

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Schumann Quartett - Landscapes: Haydn, Takemitsu, Bartok, Pärt (2017)

Schumann Quartett - Landscapes: Haydn, Takemitsu, Bartok, Pärt (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:05:42
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300836BC

Joseph Haydn is a conscientious revolutionary. His “Sunrise” Quartet op. 76 No. 4 is littered with idiosyncrasies. Just as you are thinking you can get the hang of this music, it slips away from you again. The Schumann Quartet is hooked on Joseph Haydn! There’s a reason for this addiction, of course; without Haydn, the “string quartet” genre would be like a string instrument without a bow. True, the composer is still – somewhat disrespectfully – called “Papa Haydn”, whether to stress his place in the evolutionary chain linking Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadéus Mozart or because his works allegedly lack the inquisitiveness of a Mozart or the philosophical profundities of a Beethoven. Joseph Haydn has yet to recover from such false assessments. And it is abundantly clear from the “Sunrise” Quartet op. 76 No. 4 just how false they are. The three brothers Mark, Erik and Ken Schumann, who grew up in the Rhineland, have been playing together for five years.

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 ‘Lobgesang’ (2017)

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London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 ‘Lobgesang’ (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 ‘Lobgesang’ (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:04:03 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO Live | Catalog: LSO0803

Bringing his acclaimed Mendelssohn cycle to a rousing conclusion, Sir John Eliot Gardiner presents the composer s symphony-cantata, 'Lobgesang', in his first ever performance of the work. Three world-class soloists join the LSO and his own Monteverdi Choir for this recording for LSO Live. Mendelssohn wrote that the piece 'lies very near my heart', and with its stately grandeur and religiosity, plus its sheer magnitude, twice the length of any of his other symphonies, it stands amongst his most impressive works.

Renaud Capuçon - Beethoven & Korngold: Violin Concertos (2009)

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Renaud Capuçon - Beethoven & Korngold: Violin Concertos (2009)

Renaud Capuçon - Beethoven & Korngold: Violin Concertos (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 352 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 178 MB | 01:10:40
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics

If one did not know that French violinist Renaud Capucon had gotten married just two days earlier, one might almost have guessed it from these extraordinarily joyful recordings he made of Beethoven's and Korngold's violin concertos. Capucon was already well known among classical music cognoscenti from his many chamber music recordings for his supple phrasing, effortless lyricism, sweet tone, and big sound.

Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 (2018)

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Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 (2018)

Doric String Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 02:21:33 | 685 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This is volume three in the Doric String Quartet’s ongoing exploration of Haydn’s complete string quartets, already highly praised by major international media and regularly supported by concerts in the world’s greatest venues, from Carnegie and Wigmore halls to the Royal Concertgebouw. The Op. 64 Quartets date from a time of great change for Haydn, compared with the previously recorded Op. 20 and Op. 76. Not only was Haydn preparing for the greatest adventure of his life – what would turn out to be the first of two trips to London – at the time of their composition, in 1790, but they also appeared under a new publisher, Leopold Kozeluch’s firm Magazin de musique. Marked throughout by the virtuosity of the Doric String Quartet, the rhythmic energy as well as the poetic tenderness of the players, this recording showcases a highly characteristic side of Haydn’s music, the inexhaustible versatility and constant unpredictability of the materials.

Vladimir Jurowski, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Symphonies 4 & 7 [BDRip] (2011)

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Vladimir Jurowski, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Symphonies 4 & 7 [BDRip] (2011)

Vladimir Jurowski, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Symphonies 4 & 7 [BDRip] (2011)
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 4,79 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Ideale Audience International

Vladimir Jurowski conducts Beethoven gathers the lesser known Symphony No. 4 - composed when Beethoven was enjoying one of the most peaceful time of his life - with the celebrated Symphony No. 7 and the Coriolan Overture.
For this performance filmed live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Vladimir Jurowski chose to collaborate with the musicians of the world famous Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment who perform on period instruments, shedding a radically different light on works that we are so accustomed to hear on modern instruments.
As the youngster of today’s classical music scene, Jurowski already gained international stardom in conducting.

Mischa Maisky, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Haydn: Cello Concertos (1987)

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Mischa Maisky, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Haydn: Cello Concertos (1987)

Mischa Maisky, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Haydn: Cello Concertos (1987)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 330 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 164 MB | 01:03:07
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Maisky takes the dual role of soloist and conductor on this single disc issue. It receives a well-deserved Penguin Rosette in The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2009. I wasn't familiar with the works on this CD before buying it. I'm an avid classical music CD collector and not too shabby amateur pianist (heavy emphasis on the amateur) and am currently listening to a course on Papa Haydn by Robert Greenberg from "The Great Courses" (formerly The Teaching Company), in addition to personally working on a Haydn Piano Sonata. As such, I've got a new found appreciation for this composer.