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Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)

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Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)

Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alba | # ABCD384 | Time: 01:10:08

Cardiff singer of the world competition winner Tommi Hakala, baritone, Pia Freund, soprano and Kristian Attila, piano, perform Sibelius “hits” that have become especially dear to them. Examples are Säv, säv susa (Sigh, Rushes, Sigh), Illalle (To Ilta) and Var det en dröm? (Was it a Dream?). Some of the songs are truly rare; these include En visa (A Song), which despite its serious message shows a very exceptional, relaxed and jovial Sibelius. It is also the first Lied he allowed to be published, and it dates from 1888. Examples of songs that are interesting in an unusual way are Marssnön (The March Snow), which comes very close to a Scandinavian folk song, and I natten (In the Night), with its simply evocative and impressionistic moods.

Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)

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Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)

Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata | # TOCC0285 | Time: 01:05:46

At the beginning of the twentieth century the American William Humphreys Dayas (1864-1903) was the leading professor of piano at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He was an important figure: he studied with Liszt, was friends with Busoni and became a major pedagogue, holding teaching posts in Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Cologne before he came to Manchester in 1895. Although Dayas left only a handful of compositions, two of them are major organ sonatas - passionate, Lisztian works that have remained completely unknown until now. Dayas also arranged for organ the Thème varié for piano four hands by another forgotten American composer, Arthur H. Bird (1856-1923), a further important addition to the late-Romantic organ repertoire. Dr Jan Lehtola is one the most successful and progressive Finnish organists of his generation. He has appeared with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Lahti Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic and Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestras and the St Michael Strings.

Richard Wagner - Karl Böhm - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (1967, 2006, Philips # 446 057-2) {14xCD Box} [RE-UP]

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Richard Wagner - Karl Böhm - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (1967, 2006, Philips # 446 057-2) {14xCD Box} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele / Karl Böhm
14xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 3,84 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips # 446 057-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1967, 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

"Musikalisch dichte, klanglich prächtig ausbalancierte und das Primat der Sänger wahrende Aufnahme, deren Schönheit aus der Gesamtwirkung resultiert…Im Gesamteindruck setzt diese Aufnahme große Wagner-Tradition mit großer Bestimmtheit und Überzeugungskraft fort." ~Hermes Opernlexikon

Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)

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Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)
Herman Krebbers, solo violin; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 400 021-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Even with 15 other versions of Rimsky's masterpiece of orchestral virtuosity to choose from — some in the top flight — this was recognized from the first as one of the most rewarding, thanks largely to Krebbers's exceptionally sweet, gently appealing and bewitching personification of the story - spinning Scheherazade and to Kondrashin's skill in pacing and shaping movements as a whole, relating the diverse tempos and building up tension and dynamics by careful control so as to create climaxes of thrilling intensity and power. the 'shipwreck' finale, in particular, was overwhelming; and this was achieved without resorting to the ultra - fast tempos adopted by some conductors to whip up excitement. The Concertgebouw's crisp, sonorous and sensitive playing (full marks both to the splendid strings and to the wind soloists) was caught with the utmost fidelity; but the Compact Disc's total exclusion even of minimal extraneous background now marks a still further improvement, as can be judged by the dead silence against which Scheherazade's pleadings are heard. The final coda is ravishingly beautiful.

Bellini - Beatrice di Tenda (Richard Bonynge) [1992/1966]

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Bellini - Beatrice di Tenda (Richard Bonynge) [1992/1966]

Bellini - Beatrice di Tenda (Richard Bonynge) [1992/1966]
Classical | DECCA 433 706-2 | TT: 197.32 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 859 Mb

Bellini’s penultimate opera – written for La Fenice, Venice, in 1833 – has never enjoyed the popularity of such works as La sonnambula, Norma and I puritani. Listening to this vintage Joan Sutherland recording dating from 1966, it is hard to fathom why. The story is strong and stirring – a sort of cross between Maria Stuarda and La Gioconda – and offers fine roles for the wronged titular heroine, her villainous husband Filippo, her platonic admirer Orombello and his would-be mistress, Agnese del Maino (a Princess Eboli avant la lettre). How odd that Sutherland never managed to persuade Covent Garden to mount it for her, especially with this glorious cast. The Decca set is historic because it offered the legendary Sutherland/Pavarotti collaboration for the first time on disc. Luciano is wonderfully stylish here, elegant and ringing: Nureyev, vocally-speaking, to Sutherland’s Fonteyn. La Stupenda was going through one of her ‘moony’, muddy-diction phases, but the vocalism is quite dazzling. It’s a joy to encounter Josephine Veasey in her only commercially recorded Italian role: velvet-toned, shining, she is Sutherland’s most lustrous mezzo rival in any bel canto recording. (BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE)

Schubert - Complete Piano Sonatas On Period Instruments (2013) (Paul Badura-Skoda) (9CD Box Set) (REPOST)

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Schubert - Complete Piano Sonatas On Period Instruments (2013) (Paul Badura-Skoda) (9CD Box Set) (REPOST)

Schubert - Complete Piano Sonatas On Period Instruments (2013) (9CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork, d.booklet | 1884 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1352 mb
Classical | Label: Arcana - A 364

In this recording of the complete piano sonatas on period instruments, the Viennese master Paul Badura-Skoda delivers the work of a lifetime: Schubert's music with his passion, his suffering, and that inimitable tone which makes his native city the place so essentially and existentially identified with music. This collection of the twenty Sonatas for period piano recorded by Paul Badura-Skoda on the instruments in his own collection has every chance of being considered by posterity as one of the most creative and most significant achievements.

Richard Wagner - Bayreuther Festspiele / Sawallisch - Tannhäuser [Highlights] (1963, CD reissue 1995) [RE-UP]

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Richard Wagner - Bayreuther Festspiele / Sawallisch - Tannhäuser [Highlights] (1963, CD reissue 1995) [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser (Highlights/Höhepunkte)
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele / Wolfgang Sawallisch
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 373 MB | Full Artwork: 28 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips "Wagner Edition" # 446 620-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1995, 1963
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

Wolfgang Sawallisch (26 August 1923 – 22 February 2013) was a German conductor and pianist. (…) When he debuted at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus conducting Tristan und Isolde in 1957, he was the youngest conductor ever to appear there. (…) For thirty years, he was closely associated with musical events in Munich. Here he conducted practically all of the major Richard Strauss operas, Salome being the sole exception. He also conducted 32 complete Richard Wagner Ring des Nibelungen cycles and is credited with nearly 1200 opera performances in the city alone…

Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Soloists - Claude Debussy: Fantaisie; Rapsodies; Danses, Sarabande etc. (1995)

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Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Soloists - Claude Debussy: Fantaisie; Rapsodies; Danses, Sarabande etc. (1995)

Claude Debussy: Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone
Premiere Rapsodie, Danses, Sarabande, L'isle Joyeuse, La Plus que Lente, Clair de Lune
Anne Queffélec, piano; Christopher King, clarinet; Rachel Masters, harp
Gerard McChrystal, saxophone; Derek Bell, cimbalom solo
Ulster Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 7018 | Time: 01:13:28

Taken from the best Debussy cycle to appear in the CD era, these repackagings gather the items that one-disc-at-a-time buyers tend to miss. Playing combines flair, care, and great musical enjoyment. High points include the superb Anne Queffélec as solo pianist in the Fantaisie and some rare items: the Rapsodie for alto sax, the whimsical orchestration of La plus que lente featuring cimbalom, and piano pieces scored by other hands. The Ulster Hall acoustic is spacious but clear.

Artemis Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015)

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Artemis Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015)

Artemis Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 0825646126637 | Time: 01:08:22

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - October 2015.The Artemis Quartet pairs Brahms’ intense first quartet with his lighter-spirited third quartet, both works that the Artemis’ cellist, Eckart Runge, describes as “remarkable and multi-faceted”. He says that “Brahms marries a Romantic spirit with the structure and forms of Classicism. There is an almost symphonic approach in the writing, but at the same time the quartets are imbued with a sense of warmth, immediacy, friendship and love that is interwoven with a more spiritual, timeless beauty”.

Kathleen Battle - Bel Canto Arias [1993]

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Kathleen Battle - Bel Canto Arias [1993]

Kathleen Battle - Bel Canto Arias (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Campanella) [1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 230 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 435 866-2 | TT: 56’04"

Kathleen Battle's voice is the finest I have heard and this CD of Italian opera, Bel Canto, is perfect to show off her incredible talent and natural gift of an amazing voice. Her voice is clear and yet emotive. Her colaratura is so beautiful and warm. It is my understanding that Bel Canto was the insertion of 'show stopper' musical numbers in a opera that is characterized by beautiful tone, total command of vocal techniques, and coloratura. Kathleen Battle demonstrates this wonderfully. The London Philharmonic Orchestra does an excellent job. The french horns in Bellini's I Capuleti ed i Montecchi are hauntingly beautiful…
By C. B Collins Jr

L'escolania De Montserrat - Chante La Vierge Marie (Ireneu Segarra) [2010]

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L'escolania De Montserrat - Chante La Vierge Marie (Ireneu Segarra) [2010]

L'escolania De Montserrat - Chante La Vierge Marie (Ireneu Segarra) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 317 MB
Classical | Label: Jade / BMG / Planet Music Series | Catalog Number: 3017100 | TT: 69’41"

La tradition de l’escolania (petits chanteurs) de Montserrat remonte aux écoles monastiques du Moyen-Âge. Dans ce haut-lieu spirituel catalan, cette tradition s’est perpétuée jusqu’à nos jours avec une qualité jamais démentie. Pour preuve les musiciens brillants formés ici : comme le Padre Antonio Soler et le guitariste Fernando Sors…

Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots (Cyril Diederich) [2013/1988]

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Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots (Cyril Diederich) [2013/1988]

Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots (Cyril Diederich) [2013/1988]
Classical | Erato 2564662125 | TT: 230.12 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 1.03 Gb

Richard Leech has sung his Raoul to enthusiastic audiences in Berlin and elsewhere, and it is good to hear a voice which has such a clean ring to it, evenly produced and tastefully directed (even if not invariably observing Meyerbeer's detailed instructions). The Valentine is Francoise Pollet, an exceptional singer (especially among the French) in the sympathetic roundness of her tone, exactly right for a good nine-tenths of the role (the remaining fraction calling for more rejoicing on the high Cs). As Nevers, the excellent Gilles Cachemaille gives a courtly, well-schooled performance. (Gramophone)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Sonetti del Petrarca (2015)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Ivari Ilja (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1277-2 | Time: 00:58:53

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - December 2015. Ondine’s fourth release together with star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky features a program of sonnets by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) and Franz Liszt (1811–1886). Hvorostovsky is accompanied by his longstanding duo partner, the Estonian pianist Ivari Ilja.

English Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Jopling - Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy, Schumann: Fantasie (2007)

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English Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Jopling - Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy, Schumann: Fantasie (2007)

English Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Jopling - Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy, Schumann: Fantasie (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:53:24 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Classics | Catalog: 95

Schubert's 'Wanderer Fantasy' and Schumann's 'Fantasie' are two highly remarkable works: while musically embodying the romantic spirit of the age in their unconventional structures and lyrically imaginative styles, they also act as self-portraits to their creators through the evocation of their creative process. In these new orchestrations by Joseph James, the familiar beauty of the works is rekindled in exciting and fresh interpretations performed by the illustrious English Chamber Orchestra alongside concertante solos from members of the Schubert Ensemble.

Rued Langgaard - The Symphonies (2009) (Thomas Dausgaard) (7CD Box Set)

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Rued Langgaard - The Symphonies (2009) (Thomas Dausgaard) (7CD Box Set)

Rued Langgaard - The Symphonies (2009) (Thomas Dausgaard) (7CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 1966 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1008 mb
Classical, Romantic, Symphony | Label: Dacapo - 6.200001

With his symphonies the Danish composer Rued Langgaard offered 16 vastly different versions of what a symphony can be. His captivating, complex genius made room for all conceivable idioms and a wealth of styles ranging from the grandiosely Late Romantic to the purest Absurdism. This box is the first collected recording of Langgaard's 16 symphonies based on the critical edition of the scores; recordings which demonstrate, with spectacular sound quality, Langgaards masterly grasp of the orchestra and his ecstatic view of art.