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Angela Hewitt - Frederic Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) 2CDs

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Angela Hewitt - Frederic Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) 2CDs

Angela Hewitt - Frédéric Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 305 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67371/2 | Time: 02:12:53

Angela Hewitt has applied the same intense study to Chopin's Nocturnes and Impromptus as she does to any composer's keyboard works. The result is a set of pieces lovingly played and appreciated, with personally felt emotion. The most outwardly emotional displays, as in the Nocturnes, Op. 15, are never wildly loud and always return to an introverted state afterward. In the Nocturnes she uses little touches of rubato so frequently as to almost stretch the melodies out of shape, as in Op. 9/1, but she plays many of the Nocturnes a tick faster than other pianists so that they stand up to that kind of manipulation better, and she never slows down to fit in ornaments. Her ornaments always fit right into the melody, both in her timing and her phrasing, and are feathery soft.

Viktoria Mullova, Piotr Anderszewski - Brahms: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1997)

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Viktoria Mullova, Piotr Anderszewski - Brahms: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1997)

Viktoria Mullova, Piotr Anderszewski - Brahms: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1997)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 306 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 160 MB | 01:02:38
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

Mullova and Anderszewski have thought through every detail of their interpretations - these are performances of exceptionally wide expressive range, from passionate ardor to the dark and turgid to the touchingly melancholic. Mullova and Anderszewski give a wonderful impression of having thought through every detail of their interpretations. Throughout the three sonatas I was impressed, not just by the way they do everything Brahms asks for, but by their evident personal involvement in the music.

Lisa Batiashvili, Milana Chernyavska - Brahms, Bach, Schubert: Works for Violin and Piano (2001)

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Lisa Batiashvili, Milana Chernyavska - Brahms, Bach, Schubert: Works for Violin and Piano (2001)

Lisa Batiashvili, Milana Chernyavska - Brahms, Bach, Schubert: Works for Violin and Piano (2001)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:04:08 | 165 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

Anyone who was fortunate enough to have attended the 2000 Prom where 22-year-old, Georgian-born Elisabeth Batiashvili played Beethoven's Violin Concerto will know what to expect from this new EMI Debut CD. The tone is secure and strong (rather than especially 'big'), the bowing invariably seamless. It's a warm, evenly deployed sound, while the manner of phrasing is uncommonly mature.

John Eliot Gardiner, Wiener Philharmoniker - Chabrier: España, Suite pastorale & other orchestral works (1996)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Wiener Philharmoniker - Chabrier: España, Suite pastorale & other orchestral works (1996)

John Eliot Gardiner, Wiener Philharmoniker - Chabrier: España, Suite pastorale & other orchestral works (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 269 Mb | Total time: 65:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 0289 447 7512 9 | Recorded: 1995

Chabrier remains poorly known and very little recognized by the French public. And listening to these recordings, we wonder why! Yet, this composer, a true alchemist of instrumental timbres, embodies the quintessence of the French spirit in music: freshness and delicacy of melodic inspiration, subtle humor in the treatment of his harmonization, orchestration of a wealth of colors and nuances unusual, great elegance of style. These qualities, or even these virtues, are perfectly illustrated in the "Pastoral Suite" which opens this record in a light atmosphere mingled with sweet melancholy and rustic joy. Of course, you can not escape the tube "España". But how to sulk his pleasure when it is the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra itself that sets fire to the powders!?! Throughout this record, John Eliot Gardiner takes advantage of the splendid sound of Viennese in the service of this music more elaborate than it seems.
– David Waléra

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich: The Piano Legend (2018)

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Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich: The Piano Legend (2018)

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich: The Piano Legend (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 654 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 368 Mb | 02:40:42
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

The term ‘living legend’ is genuinely apt to Martha Argerich, whose dazzling amalgam of virtuosity, insight, eclecticism, generosity and mystery makes her a pianist of unrivalled fascination. Argentinian-born, Viennese-trained, and winner of the 1965 Chopin Competition, she became a sometimes elusive figure whose every appearance and recording aroused eager anticipation. This collection presents Argerich in solo works, concertos and chamber collaborations.

Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Symphony 4, Alt-Rhapsodie, Schicksalslied (2017)

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Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Symphony 4, Alt-Rhapsodie, Schicksalslied (2017)

Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Symphony 4, Alt-Rhapsodie, Schicksalslied (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:08 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Phi| Catalog: LPH 025

« The four symphonies of Brahms form the kernel of our musical heritage, along with such works as the Monteverdi Vespers, the Bach Cello Suites and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées and the half-century (!) of Collegium Vocale Gent, we conceived the project of recording them in tandem with major choral works by this composer whose instrumental and vocal worlds are in essence inextricable. Johannes Brahms was at heart a singer.

Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Faure: Piano Music (2013)

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Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Faure: Piano Music (2013)

Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Fauré: Piano Music (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67875 | Time: 01:12:49

For many listeners, the keyboard works of Gabriel Fauré epitomize French music of the fin de siècle, typically because its languorous melodies and subtle harmonies are at times evocative of late Romantic parlor music. Yet Angela Hewitt defends Fauré's piano music from such a superficial judgment, demonstrating that it is much more substantial in content than the conventional piano pieces of the time, and that the difficulties one encounters in his music are akin to the complexities in Bach. Hewitt's polished performances of the Thème et variations, two Valses-caprices, three Nocturnes, and the Ballade are proof of her longtime commitment to this music, and her penetrating insights into Fauré's expressions and technical artistry reveal levels of inventiveness that are often missed in less competent performances. Of course, having played Fauré for most of her life, Hewitt has intimate knowledge of the music, and her sensitivity and control communicate precisely the effects she wishes, so the music never seems sloppily sentimental or vaguely sketched.

Franz Welser-Most, Orchester der Oper Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2016/2001) [BDRip]

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Franz Welser-Most, Orchester der Oper Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2016/2001) [BDRip]

Franz Welser-Möst, Orchester der Oper Zürich, Cecilia Bartoli, Ruggero Raimondi - Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (2016/2001) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 134 min | 6,57 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese

Il turco in Italia is one of Rossini's wittiest but most neglected works. It is full of ingenious and freshly composed invention. It is Rossini's first collaboration with Felice Romani - Bellini's librettist - on this opera and Romani understood perfectly Rossini's love of pastiche and parody. He provided a commedia dell' arte scenario that gave Rossini plenty of opportunity to mock traditions he had helped to cultivate in the first place. The plot of Il turco is delightfully salacious and among the many jewels in the score, the duet for Geronio and Selim, in which the Turk tries to persuade the ageing husband to sell his wife to him, is widely considered one of the composer's masterpieces. Cecilia Bartoli has been heralded as the most exciting, accomplished and beautiful Rossini singer to appear in the modern era, remarkably similar in range, presence and temperament to Rossini's great love, the fiery Spanish soprano Isabella Colbran. The flirtatious, high-spirited and beguiling young wife is a perfect role for such a vivacious and expressive singer like Bartoli. A strong cast will also feature two of today's most accomplished basses, both known for their dramatic abilities - Ruggero Raimondi as Selim, the Turk and Paolo Rumetz as the ridiculous husband, Don Geronio.

Joyce El-Khoury, The Halle, Carlo Rizzi - Echo (2017)

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Joyce El-Khoury, The Halle, Carlo Rizzi - Echo (2017)

Joyce El-Khoury, The Hallé, Carlo Rizzi - Écho (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Opera Rara | # ORR252 | Time: 01:19:12

The magnificent Lebanese-Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury's debut recital album. Featuring Michael Spyres with Conductor Carlo Rizzi and The Hallé. Born in Lebanon and raised in Canada, Joyce El-Khoury studied in Ottawa and Philadelphia before graduating from the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Today she is one of the brightest young stars in the opera world, recently receiving universal acclaim for her landmark performance of Violetta in La Traviata at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Écho features music associated with the great 19th Century soprano Julie Dorus-Gras, including arias by Berlioz, Donizetti, Meyerbeer and Weber and features a duet with her co-star from Opera Rara's award-winning recording of Les Martyrs, Michael Spyres.

Gianandrea Noseda, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio, Orlin Anastassov - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2011) [BDRip]

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Gianandrea Noseda, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio, Orlin Anastassov - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2011) [BDRip]

Gianandrea Noseda, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio, Orlin Anastassov - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2011) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 147 min | 7,95 Gb
Audio: Russian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Boris Godunov is the story not only of a troubled leader but of an entire nation, and its history is as eventful as that of Mother Russia herself. In this new production, the legendary director Andrei Konchalovsky presents a personal vision of the opera that takes Mussorgsky’s bare and monumental first version as its basis, while adding the final scene from the composer’s revision, in which not only the Tsar but the people themselves reveal their fatal flaws.

Škampa Quartet, Krzysztof Chorzelski - Dvořák: American String Quartet & Quintet, Opp. 96-97 (2017)

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Škampa Quartet, Krzysztof Chorzelski - Dvořák: American String Quartet & Quintet, Opp. 96-97 (2017)

Škampa Quartet, Krzysztof Chorzelski - Dvořák: American String Quartet & Quintet, Opp. 96-97 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:09 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Champs Hill Records | Catalog: CHRCD110

The Czech Republic's Skampa Quartet is a veteran group that has previously recorded the Dvorák String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 ("American"), as well as other major Czech and Western works. But in this version for England's Champs Hill label, everything comes together for an exceptional chamber music performance. For one thing, the work is paired not with another quartet but with the String Quintet No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 (played here with Belcea Quartet violist Krzysztof Chorzelski), another work written during the composer's American sojourn.

Alessandro Marangoni - Rossini: Piano Music, Vol. 11 (2018)

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Alessandro Marangoni - Rossini: Piano Music, Vol. 11 (2018)

Alessandro Marangoni - Rossini: Piano Music, Vol. 11 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 261 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 147 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:10
Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos Records

Volume 11 completes Alessandro Marangoni’s monumental project to record all 200 or so individual works comprising the Péchés de vieillesse or ‘Sins of Old Age’ (including some preliminary sketches). Highlights include all four duets from the collection, from the highly operatic Le gittane to Un sou, in which two beggars try to sell the collar of their dead dog. Rossini’s sacred or pious songs, such as the surprisingly intense Ave Maria (su due note) prompted Richard Wagner’s response, ‘the Parisian salons have turned into prayer cells… extraordinary!’ The closing piece of this edition is appropriately a setting by Rossini of his own name.

Steven Osborne - Modest Musorgsky: Pictures From an Exhibition; Sergei Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives, Five Sarcasms (2013)

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Steven Osborne - Modest Musorgsky: Pictures From an Exhibition; Sergei Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives, Five Sarcasms (2013)

Steven Osborne - Modest Musorgsky: Pictures From an Exhibition;
Sergei Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives, Five Sarcasms (2013)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 175 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67896 | Time: 01:05:57

GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER: INSTRUMENTAL AWARD 2013 & BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE RECORDING OF THE MONTH. Steven Osborne has become one of the most valuable pianists recording today. His recent complete Rachmaninov Preludes release was critically acclaimed as the greatest modern version since Ashkenazy. Now he turns to further cornerstones of the Russian repertoire in this recording of Musorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition (a work which has been in Osborne’s concert repertoire for many years), and two sets of Prokofiev’s miniatures. Musorgsky’s masterpiece is one of the most popular programmatic works of the 19th century. Yet it is also a great pianistic challenge, with the spectacular textures of the climactic movement ‘The Great Gate of Kiev’ requiring the highest technical accomplishments.

Christoph Eschenbach, Wiener Philharmoniker, Lang Lang - Sommernachtskonzert 2014 [Blu-Ray]

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Christoph Eschenbach, Wiener Philharmoniker, Lang Lang - Sommernachtskonzert 2014 [Blu-Ray]

Christoph Eschenbach, Wiener Philharmoniker, Lang Lang - Sommernachtskonzert 2014 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 35978 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 30,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3685 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 7,24 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classical

Summer Night Concert 2014 Vienna Philharmonic - Christoph Eschenbach - Lang Lang The renowned orchestra presents the world's biggest annual classical open air concert live from their hometown Vienna, Austria on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 The Summer Night Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic is an annual open-air event that takes place in the magical setting of the Schönbrunn Palace Park in Vienna with the palace as a magnificent backdrop. Everyone is invited to come to this unique occasion with free admission. Each year up to 100,000 people can take up the invitation, or enjoy on radio and TV in over 60 countries.

Leslie Howard - Liszt: New Discoveries, Vol. 4 (2018)

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Leslie Howard - Liszt: New Discoveries, Vol. 4 (2018)

Leslie Howard - Liszt: New Discoveries, Vol. 4 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 196 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:35
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

A fascinating compendium of first thoughts, alternative versions and lost works: the fruits of Leslie Howard’s assiduous fossickings in the Lisztian workshop, and all believed to be first recordings. This is the fifth CD of 'new discoveries' (the third volume having contained two discs): these works were not available to be included in the Liszt boxed-set issued in 2011, and so this release constitutes a supplement to that edition.