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Brentano String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Op. 127 & Op. 131 (2011)

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Brentano String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Op. 127 & Op. 131 (2011)

Brentano String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Op. 127 & Op. 131 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 337 Mb | Total time: 78:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: æon | # AECD 1110 | Recorded: 2010

Founded in 1992, the New York-based Brentano Quartet is known for its interpretations combining perfect technique and matchless musicality. Those qualities are even more obvious in this series of late Beethoven quartets with this first volume bringing together the Op. 127 and 131. This pure crystal of intelligence and brilliance will doubtless constitute a milestone.

Sookkyung Cho - Schubert's 1817 Sonatas (2021)

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Sookkyung Cho - Schubert's 1817 Sonatas (2021)

Sookkyung Cho - Schubert's 1817 Sonatas (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:24 | 173 Mb
Classical | Label: Centaur Records

Schubert moved to Vienna in early 1817, which was the center of musical activities in Europe at that time. Schubert focused strongly upon composing piano sonatas, and the result was these four superb works. Korean-born pianist Sookkyung Cho brings these sonatas truly to life. Noted for her "sensitive and imaginative" (New York Concert Review) playing, Sookkyung Cho has been captivating worldwide audiences with her personal, thoughtful expressionist style. She has appeared in venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Sarasota Opera House, Baltimore Museum of Art, Montreal Conservatory, Beaux concerts de la releve in Quebec, Château de Fontainebleau in France, and Zijingang Theater at Zhejiang University in China, among others, and was recently heard on Chicago's WFMT.

Ashan Pillai, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood - Hoffmeister: Complete Works for Viola (2004)

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Ashan Pillai, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood - Hoffmeister: Complete Works for Viola (2004)

Ashan Pillai, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood - Hoffmeister: Complete Works for Viola (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 365 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 194 MB | 01:16:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics

Music publisher, friend, benefactor to Mozart, and respected composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister was a significant figure in late eighteenth century Vienna; his star did not fade until well into the nineteenth century, when he was eventually disparaged as a mediocrity. Yet Hoffmeister could have no better advocates than violist Ashan Pillai and conductor Christopher Hogwood, who have restored some of this composer's reputation in a delightful album of his complete works for viola. Pillai's idiomatic and sensitive solos and Hogwood's fastidious direction of the Gulbenkian Orchestra elevate the music to a high level of elegance and charm, and it becomes apparent from these performances that Hoffmeister was much better than his detractors claimed.

Barbara Bonney - The Other Mozart (2005)

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Barbara Bonney - The Other Mozart (2005)

Barbara Bonney - The Other Mozart (2005)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 269 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 157 MB | 01:00:47
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

“The Other Mozart” is Franz Xaver, son of Wolfgang Amadeus, who was born in the year of Wolfgang Amadeus’s death, 1791. Franz Xaver lived into the era of high romanticism and died in 1844. Franz Xaver’s lineage, some enthusiastic early reports from his teachers (not least Salieri!) and the influence of his mother, Mozart’s widow Constanze, ensured that Franz Xaver’s talents as a pianist and composer allowed him a career. He grew up and lived his last years in Vienna, but spent most of his adult life in and around Lvov (in present-day Ukraine). Constanze complained of his easy-going nature; whether this was the cause of his limited success is not known.

Christian Tetzlaff, Robin Ticciati, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2019)

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Christian Tetzlaff, Robin Ticciati, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2019)

Christian Tetzlaff, Robin Ticciati, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 71:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE13342 | Recorded: 2018

In this new concerto album one of the greatest violinists of our time, Christian Tetzlaff, performs two standard violin concertos in fresh new interpretations together with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin directed by the orchestra’s exciting new music director, Robin Ticciati. Both Ludwig van Beethoven and Jean Sibelius made outstanding contributions to the history of music as great symphonists. Both composers also wrote a violin concerto – Beethoven wrote his D major concerto in 1806, Sibelius his D minor concerto a century later.

Martin Bruns, Ulrich Eisenlohr - Franz Schubert: Schiller-Lieder, Vol.1 (2001)

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Martin Bruns, Ulrich Eisenlohr - Franz Schubert: Schiller-Lieder, Vol.1 (2001)

Martin Bruns, Ulrich Eisenlohr - Franz Schubert: Schiller-Lieder, Vol.1 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 68:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.554740 | Recorded: 2000

Schubert set the poetry of over 115 writers to music. He selected poems from classical Greece, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, from eighteenth-century German authors, early Romantics, Biedermeier poets, and Heine. The Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition presents all Schubert’s Lieder, over 700 songs, grouped according to the poets who inspired him. Thanks to the Bärenreiter’s Neue Schubert-Ausgabe (New Schubert Edition), Tübingen, which uses primary sources, the performers have been able to benefit from the most recent research of the editorial team.

Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)

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Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)

Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 290 Mb | Total time: 64:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Coro | # COR16181 | Recorded: 2020

Experience two grand classics, alive with all the excitement and verve of their very first performances. Thrill to one of Haydn’s masterful ‘London’ symphonies that wowed England’s capital – the smash hit ‘Military’, so-called for intense depictions of the clash of arms and ferocious roar of war. In the epic Nelson Mass Handel and Haydn Society's magnificent chorus and soloists join the orchestra in this homage to the heroic admiral who helped to vanquish Napoleon.

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Beethoven: The Symphonies (5CD) (1997)

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The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Beethoven: The Symphonies (5CD) (1997)

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Beethoven: The Symphonies (5CD) (1997)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.7 Gb | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 922 MB | 06:03:48
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

Stylistically, Hogwood is on firm ground, and there is much to be said for his insights into the music. He prefers not to "conduct" the symphonies in the conventional manner, but to "coordinate" their performance as a musician of the period might have done. His Eroica and Pastorale are outstanding, and his Ninth most impressive. The symphonies were recorded in the order of their composition, and the sound is consistently good throughout.

Marcin Świątkiewicz, Arte dei Suonatori - Johann Gottfried Müthel: The 5 Keyboard Concertos (2015)

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Marcin Świątkiewicz, Arte dei Suonatori - Johann Gottfried Müthel: The 5 Keyboard Concertos (2015)

Marcin Świątkiewicz, Arte dei Suonatori - Johann Gottfried Müthel: The 5 Keyboard Concertos (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 735 Mb | Total time: 127:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2179 CD | Recorded: 2013

Johann Forkel, the biographer of J.S. Bach, numbered Müthel among the most remarkable of Bach’s pupils. Another of the great chroniclers of 18th century music, Charles Burney, described Müthel's works as 'so full of novelty, taste, grace, and contrivance, that I should not hesitate to rank them among the greatest productions of the present age.’ In Müthel's five concertos for keyboard and strings we nevertheless meet a distinctly individual composer, displaying sophisticated rhythms and harmonic playfulness. Presenting them on this set of two CDs, the young Polish harpsichordist Marcin Świątkiewicz makes his début on BIS. He is supported by his compatriots in the acclaimed period band Arte dei Suonatori, who clearly relish the often intricate and always eventful orchestral parts.

Alexis Kossenko, Les Ambassadeurs, Arte dei Suonatori - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Trio Sonatas; Flute Concertos [3CDs] (2014)

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Alexis Kossenko, Les Ambassadeurs, Arte dei Suonatori - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Trio Sonatas; Flute Concertos [3CDs] (2014)

Alexis Kossenko, Les Ambassadeurs, Arte dei Suonatori - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Trio Sonatas; Flute Concertos (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.12 Gb | Total time: 79:59+70:19+64:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA 821 | Recorded: 2005, 2008, 2014

For the 300th anniversary of C. P. E. Bach’s birth, Alpha proposes discovering the work of one of the Cantor’s sons from an original angle: that of the Alexis Kossenko’s flute.
In this boxed set, Alpha has brought together the complete Flute Concertos as well as the marvellous Trio Sonatas, masterpieces that allow for discovering Carl Philipp Emanuel’s close connection with the traverso, and also perceiving Alexis Kossenko’s strong ties with this brilliant composer.

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2001 (2021) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2001 (2021) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2001 (2021) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24961 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 96 min | 21,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2248 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 96 min | 6,53 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

To celebrate their traditional New Year's Eve Concert, Daniel Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker encouraged the audience to dance. The result was a lively whirl of catchy and melodious numbers selected from over 300 years of music history - a heady cocktail of old and new that put a spring in the steps of both connoisseurs of brilliant orchestral miniatures and lovers of Latin American rhythms.

Albrecht Mayer, Vital Julian Frey & Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Mozart: Works for Oboe and Orchestra (2021)

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Albrecht Mayer, Vital Julian Frey & Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Mozart: Works for Oboe and Orchestra (2021)

Albrecht Mayer, Vital Julian Frey & Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Mozart: Works for Oboe and Orchestra (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 390 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 188 Mb | 01:22:00
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The latest album of star oboist Albrecht Mayer is inspired by his lifelong love for the music of Mozart and featuring a world premiere recording and several new arrangements of Mozart’s most famous pieces. Mayer’s album is made in partnership with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and harpsichordist Vital Julian Frey and will be released 9 April 2021. Its tracklist features a B flat major version of the Concerto for flute and harp, K. 299 (297c) arranged for oboe and harpsichord, and a transcription of Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165 (158a) for oboe d’amore, orchestra and organ. Also included are arrangements of the concert arias Non temer, amato bene, K.505 and Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle, K.538, the Rondo in C major, K.373 and the motet Ave verum corpus, K.618.

Trio Parnassus - Prinz Louis Ferdinand von Preussen: Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (2006)

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Trio Parnassus - Prinz Louis Ferdinand von Preussen: Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (2006)

Trio Parnassus - Prinz Louis Ferdinand von Preussen: Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:31 | 327 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold | Catalog: 303 1361-2

This is the second disc devoted by the Chinese-German Trio Parnassus to the chamber music of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, the dedicatee of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. The prince was an aristocratic patron for whom the irascible Beethoven actually had musical respect, noting that he played not "in a princely or royal manner but rather like a competent piano player." Ferdinand, who was killed by Napoleon's troops in 1806, in turn venerated Beethoven, but the strongest tribute to his talent is that as a composer he wrote music that neither aped Beethoven's nor took refuge in Classical models.

Quatuor Ébène - Beethoven Around the World: The Complete String Quartets [7CDs] (2020)

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Quatuor Ébène - Beethoven Around the World: The Complete String Quartets [7CDs] (2020)

Quatuor Ébène - Beethoven Around the World: The Complete String Quartets (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.57 Gb | Total time: 08:49:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029533981 | Recorded: 2019-2020

The Quatuor Ébène timed this round-the-world Beethoven cycle to coincide with Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020, beginning a worldwide tour and fortunately completing it before the outbreak of the pandemic in that year. The cycle was recorded in Philadelphia, Vienna, Tokyo, São Paolo, Melbourne, Nairobi, and finally Paris. CD buyers get a combination of travelogue and set of work descriptions, but it's not clear that the performances were influenced in any way by the globetrotting. This is, however, a very strong Beethoven set, with full-blooded performances perhaps unexpected from a group that made its name with French quartet music.

Frank Peter Zimmermann & Martin Helmchen - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 5-7 (2021)

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Frank Peter Zimmermann & Martin Helmchen - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 5-7 (2021)

Frank Peter Zimmermann & Martin Helmchen - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 5-7 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 280 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:15
Classical | Label: BIS

2020 saw the release of the first instalment in this three-disc traversal of Beethoven’s violin sonatas – a disc which has garnered distinctions such as Choc de Classica and Cum Laude (Luister), with performances that ‘wed classical verve to a profoundly Romantic spirit’ (Gramophone) in ‘recordings that are conversations by a perfect instrumental pairing’ (BBC Music Magazine).