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Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann - Paisiello: Nina (2002)

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Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann - Paisiello: Nina (2002)

Adam Fischer, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich, Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann - Paisiello: Nina (2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 120 min + 46 min (bonus) | 7,42 (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol, Japanese

Opera buffa in two acts / Sung in Italian The eponymous heroine of Paisiello’s Nina (1789) had a far-reaching influence on the operatic taste of the Romantic era. The mad heroines of Bellini and Donizetti are her direct descendants. Driven out of her wits by the supposed death of her lover, Lindoro, the role of Nina offers a wealth of opportunity for histrionic and vocal fireworks. In this live recording from the Zurich Opera of a revival of Cesare Lievi’s highly successful 1998 production, Cecilia Bartoli triumphs as Nina.

Jan van Elsacker, Tom Beghin - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2014)

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Jan van Elsacker, Tom Beghin - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2014)

Jan van Elsacker, Tom Beghin - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2014)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:10:25 | 182 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EPR Classic

In a note accompanying this new Winterreise with Jan Van Elsacker, the fortepianist and musicologist Tom Beghin asks what yet another new recording of Schubert’s great song-cycle might offer. The answer, in the first instance, is the instrument Beghin plays, a newly restored Gottlieb Hafner from Vienna c1830, whose five pedals – and attendant effects – Beghin is unafraid to employ.

Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble, Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 42,6 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3411 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6152 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 9,47 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: English, French, German, Italian

A live recording of Don Giovanni from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, recorded on May 23rd 2013, featuring the 'Balthasar-Neumann Choir & Ensdemble', conducted & directed by Thomas Hengelbrock. Erwin Schrott performing in his most celebrated role, Don Giovanni. Featuring a stellar cast of singers – Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko, Luca Pisaroni, Malena Ernman. “Schrott creates Don Giovanni in all his malevolent glory — virile, confident, arrogant. He is bursting with animal sexuality, yet manages to hint at the manic obsession that drives the character. Stunning” (Opera Today).

Roger Norrington, London Classical Players - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6 & 8 (2003)

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Roger Norrington, London Classical Players - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6 & 8 (2003)

Roger Norrington, London Classical Players - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6 & 8 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 468 Mb | Total time: 59:32+58:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 7243 5 62227 24 | Recorded: 1988-90

These performances of three early and one "late" symphony of Schubert are both bracing and youthfully brisk, done on tart "period" instruments of Schubert's time. This produces what Schubert would have heard and expected to hear. Just listening to each performance convinces that these are "right." Sound is good. Warm and focused.
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Cappella Coloniensis, Hans-Martin Linde - Classical Symphonies (2009) (Repost)

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Cappella Coloniensis, Hans-Martin Linde - Classical Symphonies (2009) (Repost)

Cappella Coloniensis, Hans-Martin Linde - Classical Symphonies (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:35 | 360 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Phoenix Edition | Catalog: 174PHOENIX

This CD brings together repertoire that is not often performed. The Cappella Coloniensis made this recording in the 80s staying true to historical performance practice, defining the large symphonic sound by the seek, clear sound from original instruments.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (2012) 3CDs [Repost]

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (2012) 3CDs [Repost]

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (2012) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 576 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 499 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10720(3) | Time: 03:33:50

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is starting a complete, chronological survey of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, to run parallel with his complete Haydn sonatas series. This first box set covers the sonatas composed in the 1790s. Two further volumes, of middle and late sonatas respectively, will follow in 2013 and 2014. Each three-disc box set in the series will be available as the price of two CDs. In a recent cover feature in International Piano, Michael Church spoke with the pianist about the new project and reported: ‘For Bavouzet, the particular pleasure of coming to Beethoven after Haydn lies in the fact that although their basic harmonic language is roughly the same, in Beethoven’s scores the dynamics are clearly indicated, especially where they seem completely independent of the music’s so-called natural harmonic tensions.’ Bavouzet added: ‘The accents are in exactly the wrong place, and that’s what creates his music’s excitement. I am so happy to have these two streams of my work running side by side for the next few years.’

Artur Rubinstein - Live Recital (1998)

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Artur Rubinstein - Live Recital (1998)

Artur Rubinstein - Live Recital (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:01| 250 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ermitage | Catalog: FRERM69663 - 2

Warm, lyrical, and aristocratic in his interpretations, Artur Rubinstein performed impressively into extremely old age, and he was a keyboard prodigy almost from the time he could climb onto a piano bench. He came from a mercantile rather than a musical family, but fixated on the piano as soon as he heard it. At age three he impressed Joseph Joachim, and by the age of seven he was playing Mozart, Schubert, and Mendelssohn at a charity concert in his hometown.

Karl Bohm, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2005/1980)

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Karl Bohm, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2005/1980)

Karl Böhm, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2005/1980)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 146 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“One of Böhm's last operatic assignments, he accompanies his fine cast with huge wisdom. Gruberova and Talvela are outstanding. August Everding's production, adventurous for 1980, is now a delight to look at” (BBC Music Magazine). “the performance has a winning glow, with an excellent cast of soloists. Edita Gruberova as Konstanze is at her freshest…[Grist's Blonde] is a charming and characterful assumption, most of all when confronting the powerful Osmin of Martii Tavela” (Penguin Guide).

Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)

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Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)

Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:52 | 183 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4798353

Living legend of the piano Murray Perahia records two benchmark sonatas by Beethoven for the first time in his career. Long renowned for his performances of this composer, Perahia’s brand new recording pairs together two of the most radically ground-breaking of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, in a release that is sure to be a crown jewel of the Beethoven discography.

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania - Paisiello: Nina ossia La pazza per amore (2006)

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Richard Bonynge, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania - Paisiello: Nina ossia La pazza per amore (2006)

Richard Bonynge, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania - Giovanni Paisiello: Nina ossia La pazza per amore (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 440 Mb | Total time: 55:58+46:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nuova Era | # 223294-311 | Recorded: 1989

This tragicomedy was apparently the greatest success of Giovanni Paisiello’s career, some claim considering that he wrote around 90 operas and that his Barbiere di Siviglia both inspired Mozart to produce Le nozze di Figaro as a sequel and caused later audiences to criticise Rossini for daring to tackle the same subject. Although Paisiello (1740-1816) is interesting enough to deserve some attention today, his musical accomplishments are more reminiscent of Cimarosa than anyone else. He did, however, enjoy a colourful life, and served European rulers as diverse as Catherine the Great and Napoleon. When Nina was first performed at La Scala, the title role was taken by none other than Floria Tosca, the singer who was later to inspire Sardou and Puccini.

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2009) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 32521 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 188 min | 34,2+27.0 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 188 min | 15,4 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

David McVicar’s spellbinding production of Le nozze di Figaro is set in 1830s post-revolution France, where the inexorable unravelling of an old order has produced acute feelings of loss. In the relationship between Finley’s suave, dashingly self-absorbed Count and Röschmann’s passionately dignified Countess, which lies at the tragic heart of the opera, the sexy ease between a feisty Figaro (Erwin Schrott) and a sassy Susanna (Miah Persson) is starkly absent, the tenacious spark between Marcellina (Graciela Araya) and Bartolo (Jonathan Veira) suggesting what might be rekindled.

Zare Saakyants - State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia

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Zare Saakyants - State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia

Zare Saakyants - State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia Plays Komitas, B.Kanachyan, M.Ekmalyan, A.Babadganyan, H. Purcell, J.S. Bach, G. Handel, A. Vivaldi (L. Zakaryan)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans (jpg) | CD1-50:54, CD2-48:02 | 2CD. 424.7 MB
Classical | 2003 | Armenia TV | no

The origin of the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia (NCOA) dates back to the Soviet era. It was founded by the violinist Zareh Sahakiants as the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra in 1961. In 1997 it was merged with the Yerevan Chamber Orchestra to form the new NCOA. As of September 2010 the Principal Conductor and Music Director is Vahan Mardirossian.
In April 1997, Armenia’s Ministry of Culture extended a special invitation to American-Armenian conductor Aram Gharabekian and appointed him as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the newly formed National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. The twenty-five members of the NCOA exemplify the finest chamber music players in Armenia who are all graduates of the Komitas Conservatory in Yerevan.

Rundfunkschor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Neville Marriner - Haydn: Masses (2005) (Repost)

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Rundfunkschor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Neville Marriner - Haydn: Masses (2005) (Repost)

Rundfunkschor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Neville Marriner - Haydn: Masses (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 135:53 | 645 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 86546 2 2

There can be few more complete examples of a corpus of music fulfilling its practical function with the greatest sum of pleasure and art than the Haydn Masses. True, some Puritan souls for whom seriousness is incompatible with being seriously joyful have found them a problem. Yet even non-believers can accept their liturgical structures as vessels for exquisite music, like opera enjoyed for its beautiful tunes, divorced from plot and staging…

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 556 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 506 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10925(3) | Time: 03:31:45

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s fascinating journey through Beethoven’s complete sonatas now comes to an end with this third volume. The prodigious exploration reaches its culmination in this three-disc set – sold for the price of 2 CDs as were its two predecessors – featuring the most mature and exploratory of Beethoven’s sonatas, including the heroic, two-movement ‘Appassionata’. Bavouzet’s distinguished interpretations reveal not only the technical virtuosity but also the emotional power of these contrasted works. With his characteristically fresh and energetic, yet expressive and profound approach, Bavouzet captures a Beethoven drawing the contours of romantic keyboard textures that would become the staple of the next generation. This project will also resonate on the concert platform, as a series of recitals will take it to the most significant venues around the world.

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Haydn: Septem Verba Christi in Cruce (2009)

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Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Haydn: Septem Verba Christi in Cruce (2009)

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Haydn: Septem Verba Christi in Cruce (2009)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.34 Gb (DVD9) | 68 min
Classical | AliaVox | Sub: Francais, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Catalan, Italiano, Portugues

“…this live 2006 performance… is given in its original orchestral form in the location for which it was intended - the chapel of Santa Cueva in Cádiz… Played on period instruments the performance… expertly motivated by Jordi Savall, achieving a fine blend of solemnity and austerity with intimacy of feeling. …this is the ultimate in authentic performance.” (BBC Music Magazine)