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Menahem Pressler, Paavo Jarvi, Orchestre de Paris - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 27, Rondo K.511 (2014) [BDRip]

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Menahem Pressler, Paavo Jarvi, Orchestre de Paris - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 27, Rondo K.511 (2014) [BDRip]

Menahem Pressler, Paavo Järvi, Orchestre de Paris - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 27, Rondor K.511; Debussy: Clair de lune (2014) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,97 fps | 82 min | 6,20 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

There have been quite a few child prodigies in the history of music. Yet, an equally exceptional phenomenon is that of a musician who has devoted over eighty years of his life to music and finds himself in a mental and physical state which still allows him to keep performing in front of a vast audience. For these chosen artists, one could forge a new concept, that of the “venerable prodigy”, a category to which Menahem Pressler belongs without any doubts. After 53 years as the legendary pianist of the Beaux-Arts trio (from 1955 to 2008), Menahem Pressler is now enjoying an incredible Indian summer which is bringing him back to the solo career he enjoyed for a decade, after he won the Debussy competition. On the occasion of his 90th Birthday he celebrates with Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris at Salle Pleyel in Paris performing Mozart piano concerts no 23 and 27 as well as Debussy: Clair de lune.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 607 Mb | Total time: 65:13+69:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 470 293-2 | Recorded: 1999

Gardiner illuminates Alceste's subtle colors and inflections, assisted by von Otter, whose perceptive performance as Alceste is one of emotional sincerity and spot-on vocal accuracy.
Despite being a watershed between baroque and classical opera - and a major influence on Mozart, Berlioz and even Wagner -Gluck (1714-87) is still best known today for one opera. Orfeo ed Euridice might be a masterpiece but it's one that has tended to overshadow his other fine achievements.

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.1

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V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.1

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.1
EAC Rip | APE (*image+.cue+.log) | Run Time: 16:39:22 | 3,98 Gb | Scans 15,30 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec

The ultimate collection of the complete music of J.S. Bach. Having all of Bach's music at my fingertips is a dream come true. This astonishing collection of music is a historic event. Teldec has compiled an excellent collection of all the works of J.S. Bach, from well-known to the obscure, performed by a wide variety of highly respected musicians. There are many, many treasures included in this collection, for example: the cello suites performed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt now on cd for the first time. And the 4-cd set of chorales is stunning.

Lisa Milne, Bernarda Fink, John Mark Ainsley, Roger Vignoles - Joseph Haydn: Songs (2011)

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Lisa Milne, Bernarda Fink, John Mark Ainsley, Roger Vignoles - Joseph Haydn: Songs (2011)

Lisa Milne, Bernarda Fink, John Mark Ainsley, Roger Vignoles - Joseph Haydn: Songs (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:00 | 251 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDH55355

Haydn’s songs, German and English, have never quite had the standing they deserve: two of the English canzonettas and one of the German songs here are not even in the current catalogue. Most often they are sung by sopranos, but there is no reason why a tenor shouldn’t be used; Haydn, a tenor, is known to have sung them himself. The performances here, by all three singers and Roger Vignoles’ alert and thoughtful accompanying perhaps plays a key role take them seriously and show them as the substantial music they are.

Sylvain Cambreling, Orchestra of the Opera national de Paris - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2010/2005) [Blu-Ray]

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Sylvain Cambreling, Orchestra of the Opera national de Paris - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2010/2005) [Blu-Ray]

Sylvain Cambreling, Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2010/2005) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 42,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3639 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 147 min | 8,00 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Commissioned for the coronation of Leopold II in Prague, Mozart’s last opera is a deep, humane reflection on relationships, power and forgiveness. With the composition of some of the most beautiful passages in his oeuvre, Mozart has succeeded in giving this opera seria both a noble sobriety and transparent instrumentation, to which this commanding production by the Herrmann partnership does full justice on all levels. Susan Graham’s most extraordinary Sesto and Christoph Prégardien’s superb Tito set the standard for this riveting Opéra national de Paris performance, conducted by the outstanding Sylvain Cambreling.

James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2005)

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James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2005)

James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 189 min | 4,24+7,00 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1982

This production of Mozart’s Zauberflöte received enormous and unanimous approval, when it was premiered in Salzburg. The Theatre wizard Jean-Pierre Ponnellecreated a staging which became part and parcel of the festival programme for over nine years and soon acquired the status of a legend. Of course, none of that would have had the same appeal if it had not been in accord with Mozart’s music, performed with perfect blend of lightness and pathos, humour and profundity, by James Levine and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; nor would it all have worked without a truly Festival-worthy cast of singers: the Finnish bass Martti Talvela, who departed way too soon in 1989, in his famous role as Sarastro, the incomparable Edita Gruberová as “the best-ever Queen of the Night” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), the legendary Tamino Peter Schreier as well as the petite, lyrical soprano Ileana Cotrubas˛ as Pamina. Further, Christian Boesch, who sang the role of his life with Papageno, was credited most for his performance in this legendary Zauberflöte.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell - Franz Schubert: The Piano Trios (1997)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell - Franz Schubert: The Piano Trios (1997)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell - Franz Schubert: The Piano Trios (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 91:18 | 437 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 455685

These are bold, incisive readings full of youthful ardor. No wilting-violet Schubert here. Ashkenazy, Zukerman and Harrell play with imagination and commitment in both works; there is never a hint of routine, of three virtuosi just going through the motions for the sake of producing a star-studded recording. This has lately become my favored recording of these impoderably and inexhaustibly beautiful trios.

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)

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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 188 min | 5,89+6,55 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1983

Così fan tutte is the third most-frequently performed work at the festival after Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte. This DVD provides a closer look at a classical staging from the Salzburg Festival in the series of important opera productions seen at the festival in the last decades. Riccardo Muti had made a sensational Salzburg début in 1971 and this Così fan tutte was his first Mozart opera at the festival. It was acclaimed by both the general public and international critics, who were virtually unanimous in their praise of the aesthetic quality of the production. Muti was praised for his authoritative approach to Mozart’s music, while the remarkably homogeneous team of international soloists was equally applauded. The singers form an admirably cohesive ensemble and all of them are outstanding Mozart singers. The production became a staple at the Salzburg Festival and hugely popular with audiences. Muti gives both the musicians and the audience time to appreciate Mozart’s music in all its beauty, formal mastery and, above all, in the endless variety of its depiction of human foibles. The Vienna Philharmonic’s playing is well sprung and relaxed, but always imbued with great intensity.

Seiji Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, Choral Fantasy (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Seiji Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, Choral Fantasy (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Seiji Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, Choral Fantasy (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21957 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 83 min + 24 min (bonus) | 20,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3664 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,97 fps | 83 min + 24 min (bonus) | 8,27 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

Seiji Ozawa is not only a world-famous Japanese conductor, but also a founder and director of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, home of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which in 2015 was renamed the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF). In this all-Beethoven program, Ozawa conducts the popular Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, performed with his fellow colleagues of the Saito Kinen Orchestra.

Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague, Josef Vlach - Prague 1770: Bohemian Music of the 18th Century (1997) (Repost)

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Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague, Josef Vlach - Prague 1770: Bohemian Music of the 18th Century (1997) (Repost)

Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague, Josef Vlach - Prague 1770: Bohemian Music of the 18th Century (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:50 | 352 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog: MDG 601 0316-2

One of the benefits wrought by the CD era was the recording of composers and repertoire that the big international labels would never even consider in the LP era. Many small Cd labels did very well with early music, composers of national or regional repertoire and minor composers of all eras some of whom were major composers in their day. This is the case with the three composers on this disc, all of whom had reputations throughout Europe.

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Handel, Mozart, Mosel: Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik (2013) (Repost)

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Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Handel, Mozart, Mosel: Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik (2013) (Repost)

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Handel, Mozart, Mosel: Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 103:25 | 490 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SICC 30120/1

This cd contains a rendition of a live concert given november of last year (2012) to commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde" in Vienna. Mr. Harnoncourt conducts, according to the textbook and some online research that I did, a massively expanded Concentus Musicus Wien, the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna and soloists Roberta Invernizzi, Werner Gura and Gerald Finley.

Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Galuppi: La Diavolessa (2004)

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Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Galuppi: La Diavolessa (2004)

Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Galuppi: La Diavolessa (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 642 Mb | Total time: 61:53+63:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 947-2 | Recorded: 2003

La diavolessa dates some way into the Galuppi/Goldoni canon, being the 13th of their joint ventures. It was first given during November 1755 at Teatro San Samuele in Venice, and like many of Galuppi’s operas soon traveled beyond the confines of Italy, being taken up in Leipzig and Prague in the year following its Venetian premiere. The motivational force of the plot is greed, but Goldoni also has some pertinent observations on social status to make. The action centers round the Naples home of Don Poppone, a wealthy fool obsessed by the belief that there is hidden treasure in his cellar. Two couples arrive at his house: by invitation, a socially conscious Roman count and countess; and Dorina and Giannino, a pair of young lovers whose relationship is foundering for lack of money, sent by Falco, a wily Neapolitan innkeeper, who has told Poppone that the young couple will help him “recover” his treasure. Needless to say, Poppone confuses the identity of the two couples when they arrive, and only after the plan to relieve him of his money is revealed are the ensuing twists and turns of the plot ultimately resolved to the satisfaction of all.

Yutaka Sado, Tonkunstler Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No.9, Coriolan; Jost: Fanfare, An die Hoffnung (2017) [BDRip]

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Yutaka Sado, Tonkunstler Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No.9,  Coriolan; Jost: Fanfare, An die Hoffnung (2017) [BDRip]

Yutaka Sado, Tonkunstler Orchestra - Grafenegg Festival 2016: Beethoven - Symphony No.9; Jost - Fanfare, An die Hoffnung (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 104 min | 5,65 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | C Major | Sub.: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Freedom, fraternity and humanity – this is what Beethoven’s 9th Symphony stands for. It opens the 10th Grafenegg Festival, performed by the Tonkunstler Orchestra, joined by 24 alumni of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) and ‘a soloist quartet which no one could possibly imagine to be more prestigious’ (Die Presse). ‘Vogt’s tenor and the Wiener Singverein were especially moving’ (Wiener Zeitung) and ‘the vocal performance by excellent bass René Pape, the fabulous soprano Camilla Nylund and the brilliant mezzosoprano Elena Zhidkova… in Beethoven’s Ninth was just sensational. Bravo!’ (Kurier) Composer in Residence Christian Jost’s new work also centres around Beethoven, featuring the song An die Hoffnung (‘To Hope’), and ‘convincingly used an impressive orchestra’ (Der Standard), with ‘tenor Klaus Florian Vogt as a well-cast soloist’ (Salzburger Nachrichten).

Hélène Grimaud – Resonances (2010)

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Hélène Grimaud – Resonances (2010)

Hélène Grimaud – Resonances (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:57 | 322 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 477 8766 GH

Hélène Grimaud's 2010 album Resonances has a program with a unifying theme, though some explaining is needed to tease it out of the music. All of the works presented on this CD are notable products of the musical heritage of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and the connections Grimaud makes go backward in time to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, then pass through Franz Liszt to Alban Berg and Béla Bartók.

Jean-Patrice Brosse - Duphly: Pieces de Clavecin, Troisieme et Quatrieme Livre, 1756 & 1768 (2004)

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Jean-Patrice Brosse - Duphly: Pieces de Clavecin, Troisieme et Quatrieme Livre, 1756 & 1768 (2004)

Jean-Patrice Brosse - Duphly: Pieces de Clavecin, Troisieme et Quatrieme Livre, 1756 & 1768 (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:15 | 573 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Arion S.A. Pierre Verany | Catalog: PV704031

L'ornementation réalisée avec soin, l'équilibre assuré des formes, l'interprétation loyale et probe n'affrontent que la meilleure concurrence d'autres illustres confrères qui ont abordé Duphly dans diverses anthologies. Ainsi "Les Grâces", avec leurs notes graves surpointées (« il faut les passer avant celles du dessus » précise la partition, créant un expressif effet de retard à la main droite), trouvent-elles un surcroît de sensibilité sous les doigts d'un Gustav Leonhardt ; l'instrument ici utilisé (un Kroll de 1774) manque un rien de finesse pour restituer les charmes subtils de ces trois portraits mythologiques.